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Blossom Stitch Crochet Cap

This crochet cap is crocheted in a cotton material, which makes it perfect for spring, summer and fall weather. It’s great for keeping the sun out of the eyes without being too hot.

Blossom Cap ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Blossom Cap ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

And, if you like, you can omit the brim and wear it as a super cool beanie. In that case, you could try crocheting it in an acrylic material for a cozy winter hat. Another option would be to try some stripes to clean up some odds and ends.

Either way, it is a great gift idea for anyone who likes to wear hats during the warm weather.

How it’s Made

This crochet cap pattern is started at the top of the head and worked down. It is worked in rounds and fastened off before the brim. The yarn is then attached and worked in rows using single crochet stitches.

Then as a final touch, you simply crochet all the way around the brim and the edge of the hat to bring it together.

The stitch pattern for the body is known as the Crochet Blossom Stitch.

The Size

The size is given in one size only; to fit a teen/adult small. However, you can easily increase the diameter as needed to get the size to where you want it. The only thing to keep in mind is you need to end up with the correct stitch multiple for the blossom stitch, which is a multiple of 4.

Refer to this Crochet Hat Size Chart by Age if you’re unsure of how big to make the diameter.

Once the diameter is the size you need, the body is easy. Simply follow the pattern as instructed until you have the height that you wnat.

The brim is the only tricky part. But with a bit of trial and error you can get that to the size you need as well. I don’t have an exact formula on how to calculate the brim, but I’ll break down what I did and hopefully that will give you an idea of how to go about it.

There are 88 stitches in the last round of the hat.

For the first row of the brim I skipped 32 stitches from where I fastened off before I joined my yarn for the brim. Then I worked into 24 stitches for the brim and had 32 stitches left on the other side of the hat. 32+24+32=88.

In order to keep the brim looking the same, regardless the size, is to keep the above numbers in a similar ratio.

So if you add an additional 4 stitches to the body of the hat for a total of 92 stitches. You could try going with the following numbers: 33+26+33=92

Tip: Try placing stitch markers along the edge of the hat to make it easy to see where the next stitch goes when you do the brim.

The Yarn

I used a #3 mercerized cotton yarn. It is no longer available, but other cottons in that yarn weight should work just as well.

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Blossom Cap ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

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This crochet cap is designed to fit a teen/xs adult. It's crocheted in cotton, making it a great hat for the summer!
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Skill Level

Materials

  • Yarn: Butterfly Mercerized Cotton – DK (#3) 1 125gr./249yard skein.
  • Crochet Hook: E – 3.50mm & G – 4.0mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 1.25" over first 2 rnds. 4" over 19 sts/chs throughout pattern. 3" over 10 dc/v-st rows.
  • Finished Size: Laying flat, it's approximately 18" in circumference and 7" top to bottom, not counting the brim.
  • Hat will stretch to fit Teen/XSmall Adult.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • V-Stitch (V-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated chain or space.

Instructions

  • Rnd 1: With E hook, ch 2, work 8 hdc into 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first hdc. [8 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st now and throughout), work 2 hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. [16 sts]
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [24 sts]
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [32 sts]
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [40 sts]
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [48 sts]
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [56 sts]
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [64 sts]
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [72 sts]
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [80 sts]
  • Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. [88 sts]
  • Rnd 12: With G hook, ch 1, sc in same st as join, *sk next st, v-st in next st, sk next st**, sc in next st; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first sc. [22 v-sts & 22 sc sts]
  • Rnd 13: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 sp), *(sc, ch 1) in v-st**, (dc, ch 1) in next sc; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). [44 sts & 44 ch-1 sps]
  • Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, *v-st in next sc**, sc in next dc; rep from * around ending last rep at **; join with sl st in first sc. [22 v-sts & 22 sc sts]
  • Rnds 15-23: Rep rnds 13 & 14 ending with Rnd 13 at Rnd 23.
  • Rnd 24: With E hook, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around. Fasten Off. [88 sts.]

Brim:

  • Row 1: With E hook and with RS facing: Join yarn to 33rd st from where you fastened off. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 7 times, sl st into next st. Turn. [30 sc sts]
  • Row 2: Ch 1, sk the sl st, 2 sc in first sc, [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 7 times, sc in last st, working into the band of hat, sc into next sc of hat, sl st into next st of hat. Turn. [39 sc sts]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sk the sl st, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, skip the sl st, working into the band of hat, sc into next sc of hat, sl st into next st of hat. Turn. [41 sc sts]
  • Rows 4-8: Rep row 3. [51 sc sts]

Edging:

  • With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.

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