This is my crochet hat pattern with the long dc. The size given in this pattern is for a teen or small adult size. But the good thing about crocheted hats though is that you can easily adjust the size for a custom fit. For this pattern you could try a thicker yarn and larger hook, or just do more repeats of the increase rows. Special instructions are given for that in a pattern note.
This hat is crocheted with a brim, but you could just as easy go without it and wear it as a beanie. For me the brim looks okay as it is, but for a sturdier brim you could add a lining underneath to help keep the shape better.
Free Crochet Newsboy Hat Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate.
Yarn: Patons Canadiana The New Generation (One 100g/3.5oz. ball), or any other worsted weight yarn that you have on hand. Please note that you may need more if making it a larger size.
Hook Size: 4.50mm, or any hook suitable for the yarn.
Gauge: 2″ across the circle of first 5 rnds.
Finished Size: Teens/Adult Small – When laying flat it measures 9″ across and 7″ from top to bottom. There are two ways to increase the size: A larger hook and thicker yarn, or do more repeats of the increase rows.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Prev = Previous
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Working the Cross-Over Long Double Crochet:
For this pattern the cross-over long double crochet is worked into the last stitch made in previous round, or into the skipped stitch of current round. To make the stitch, yarn over and insert the hook from front to back into designated stitch. Yarn over at the back and pull through. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through first two loops. Yarn over and pull through last two loops. Cross-Over Long DC
A Few Images to Help with Rnds 16-23:
Mark last stitch of last rnd – this is where you will work your first cross-over long dc into.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc into 2nd ch from hk; do not join but continue to work in a continuous rnd. Place st marker in last st made of each rnd in order to keep track. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18 sts)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 2 sts. (30 sts)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (36 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 3 sts. (42 sts)
Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (48 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 4 sts. (54 sts)
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (60 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 5 sts. (66 sts)
Rnd 12: (Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep around. (72 sts)
Rnd 13: Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last 6 sts. (78 sts)
Rnd 14: (Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep around. (84 sts)
If you need a larger size hat you can continue with the increases as established in the increase rows – 6 increases per round. At the same time, you need to end up with a multiple of 4 sts at the last rnd, which means you may need to adjust the number of increases in the last 1 or 2 increase rnds.
Rnd 15: Sl st into next st, Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with sl st. (84 sts)
Rnds 16-23: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, hdc in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of prev rnd, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (84 sts)
Rnd 24: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with sl st. (84 sts)
Rnds 25-27: Ch 1, work 1 bpsc in same st as join, bpsc in each st around; join with sl st. (84 sts)
Rnd 28: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with sl st. FO.
Row 1: Join yarn to 31st st from where you fastened off. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st into next st. Turn. 26 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip the sl st, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, sk the sl st, working into the band, sc into next sc of band, sl st into next st of band. Turn. 28 sc sts.
Rows 3-6: Rep row 2 making sure to make the increase at the beginning of each row. FO after row 6 and weave in ends. (36 sts)