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Simple double brim bun hat


Last month I published a new free crochet pattern: the simple double brim hat. I am overwhelmed by the positive response I got from you, thanks so much for that! I decided to share another version of the simple hat: the simple double brim bun hat.

Bun hats became a trend in December 2016 and since then they’re still one of the most popular crochet items out there.  I’ve heard many people are doing great business by selling bun hats!

Free crochet pattern: simple double brim hat - bun hat version

simple double brim hat free crochet pattern

The simple double brim bun hat is almost the same as its original version, only the last few rounds are a bit different.

Free crochet pattern: simple double brim hat - bun hat version

It’s a very simple design: the hat is entirely made of single crochet stitches. The pattern asks for a big crochet hook, so the hats work up fast.

The double brim keeps your ears double warm. I personally love to use another color on the inside of the brim to give it a unique look.

I used yarn by LoveCrochet called Willow & Lark Nest. This yarn is new and only launched a few months ago. Willow & Lark Nest contains cashmere and therefor feels very, very soft. I think the combination of this luxurious yarn and a simple stitch look very elegant. You can also use Willow & Lark Ramble which doesn’t have cashmere and is more affordable in price.


  • Light worsted yarn (DK, level 3). I used Willow & Lark Nest: 2 owl grey (202) and 1 pink rose (221)
  • Crochet J hook / 6 mm
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom pom (optional)

Stitches used (US terms)

– Single crochet
Foundation single crochet

Finished dimensions

Height: 19 cm / 7.5” when lying flat
Width: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat
band 25 cm / 10” when lying flat
Circumference fits 57 cm / 22”


15 single crochet stitches and 19 rows equal 10×10 cm / 4” square


– The hat is worked bottom-up

– The hat is worked in continuous rounds

– Instead of starting with chains, I use the foundation single crochet stitch because it stretches more and provides a better fit

– Everyone needs another amount of stitches due to differences in yarn stretchiness. I personally needed 72 stitches.


I made a video tutorial of this hat which you can find below.

Note: You only need to work with one strand of Willow & Lark Nest to make this hat. I just didn’t have enough yarn to make a second hat, so I used thinner yarn for this video and needed to use 2 strands.


The ‘simple double brim bun hat’  is almost the same pattern as my original ‘simple double brim hat’, only the last few rows are different. Please visit my normal hat pattern to work on the first 40 rows. Click here for the simple double brim hat.

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of the normal ‘simple double brim hat’ pattern on Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

Row 1 – 40: Click here

Height should now be about 16 cm / 6.5” including the band

Row 41: *3 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 42:*2 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 43:*1 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 44: 1 single crochet in every stitch

Row 45: decrease around

Fasten off and weave in the ends. In the video you can see a method I use to hide the last stitch.

And that’s it! Hopefully this elegant, yet simple hat will keep you double warm. If you make one, please tag me on Instagram @wilmawestenberg, I’d love to see what colors you used!


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