Lovely heart hat

Here you can find my free crochet pattern of the Lovely heart hat with normal crochet stitches. This hat is great for Valentine’s Day.

I have two versions of this lovely heart bun hat: one is made with normal single crochet stitches which works up fast, and my other version is made with the knit stitch which takes a bit more time. The end result is different, the knit stitch version looks like a knitted hat which is a very nice effect! Click here for my lovely heart bun hat knit stitch version.
YouTube video
I’ve made a video tutorial explaining how to make this lovely heart bun hat.

– 6mm hook (US J hook)
– Worsted yarn that matches the hook size. Pink and grey (or any other color you like).

Abbreviations/stitches you should know:
Ch: Chain
Sc: Single crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
Dec: decrease (next 2 stitches together)
**: repeat between **
(): amount of stitches at the end of the row


Other notes: I worked in joined rounds (vs. continuous rounds). I worked the first stitch in the same stitch as the slip stitch. I did not use chains at the beginning of a row, but you are free to do this if this is your method. Also, the rows where I made hearts, I carried the other yarn across and crocheted over it.

Use grey yarn
R1: chain 9
R2: skip first 2ch, 7hdc, ch 2 (7)

R3-R41: 1hdc, 5hdc in back loops only, 1hdc, chain 2 (7)
You have now made 40 rows of hdc. Measure the rib around your head, because the size can differ depending on which yarn you use. If you need a longer or shorter rib, work in an even amount.
Hold both ends together and sitch them together with slip stitches in the back loops only.

The ‘heart’ part
Each row of the rib counts as 1 stitch. For example, 40 rows are 40 stitches.
The pattern will now be worked in rounds. I close every round with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. The first stitch is made in the same stitch as the chain. I did not use chains for the first stitch. I started with grey yarn. A pink heart is made by starting the sc with pink yarn and finishing it off with grey yarn. So yarn over and pull up a pink loop, yarn over and pull through with grey.

R1: *1sc, 2sc in 1sc* around (60)
Note: This means you make one normal single crochet and in the next stitch you make 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch). This way you’ll end up with 60 stitches
R2: 60hdc (6)
R3: *3 grey sc, 1 pink sc* around (60)
R4: grey HDC around (60)
R5: 2 grey sc (to start in the middle), *1 pink sc, 3 grey sc* around, 1 grey sc
R6: grey HDC around (60)
R7: 1 grey sc (to start in the middle), *1 pink sc, 3 grey sc* around, 1 pink sc, 2 grey sc (60)
R8: *1 pink sc, 1 grey sc* around (60)
R9: *1 grey sc, 1 pink sc* around (60)
R10: *1 pink sc, 1 grey sc* around (60)
Now change yarn, pink will now be the ‘main’ color, grey will only be used for making hearts
R11: *1 grey sc, 1 pink sc* around (60)
R12: *3 pink sc, 1grey sc* around (60)
R13: pink HDC around (60)
R14: 2 pink sc, *1 grey sc, 3 pink sc*, 1 pink sc (60)
R15: *1 HDC, DEC* (40)
R16: *1 grey sc, 7 pink sc* around (40)
R17: *DEC* around (20)
Leave a long end and use a sewing needle to go through all last 20 loops that are left. If you like, finish the hat with a pompom.

Bun hat version
The bun hat version is basically the same as the normal hat. However, I noticed that sometimes this version is a bit too long for a bun hat, so I skipped a few rounds. Everything is the same until row 12, from here you do the following:

R13: *1 HDC, dec* (40)
R14: *1 grey sc, 7 pink sc* around (40)
R15: *DEC* around (20)
R16: If you want the hole smaller: one more round of HDC DEC around (10)

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    Nancy Carter
    18 March 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I made a hat for my daughter which she loves! I’m now attempting to make a matching scarf and having a little trouble. Any suggestions?

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    12 January 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Can you tell me what size hook you used? And the yarn so I can find comparable?
    Or perhaps just sizing for a gauge swatch so I can figure out what to use with my hard/hook.
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      13 January 2018 at 1:31 am

      It states, close to the top, that she suggests a “J” hook.

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    14 February 2017 at 2:23 am

    Your patterns are lovely. Thank you!

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    4 February 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hi Wilma
    I wonder if there is a way to make a messy bun beanie out of this beautiful hat. Mind to give me instructions or make a video please?
    Also, can you suscribe me to receive your news by email please?

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    Courtney Clough
    31 January 2017 at 1:22 am

    I made one using Red Heart Super Saver white and red. It’s beautiful, but a little too big. Do you suggest going down a hook size or cutting out some rows?

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    18 January 2017 at 2:32 am

    Love these hats hope mine turn out as well as yours. You do beautiful work

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      18 January 2017 at 10:14 am

      Thank you dear Peggy! If you have any questions, feel free to ask

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