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Simple double brim hat

I’m happy to bring you something new and easy today: the simple double brim hat! Lately I have seen many knitted hats that have a double brim. I really liked that idea and decided to make a crochet version of this trend. The simple double brim hat is – as it says – very simple: it’s entirely made of single crochet stitches which makes it a great project for beginners as well. The pattern works up quite fast because the hat is made with a big crochet hook. The hat keeps your ears double warm and looks great when using another color on the inside.

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Simple Double Brim Hat

simple double brim hat free crochet pattern

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About this design

It’s a big trend in the knitting world: a double brim hat. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make a simple crochet version.

I decided to work with two different colors, which gives a nice effect. On the inside of the brim you’ll see some pink coming through and on the outside I used grey, because it matches with every outfit.

This hat is worked bottom-up using single crochet stitches only, which makes it a perfect project for beginners. You can choose to add a pom pom on top by making it yourself or using a faux one like I did.Simple double brim hats free crochet pattern

About the yarn

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.

Bun hat version

Another big trend is the so-called ‘bun hat‘ trend. This trend started in 2016 but is still very popular. I decided to create a bun version of this hat; a perfect combination of two trends!

It’s almost the same pattern, I only needed to change the last few rows.  Click here for my bun hat version.

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

Simple Double Brim Hat


– Light worsted yarn (DK, level 3). I used Willow & Lark Nest: 2 owl grey (202) and 1 pink rose (221)

– 6mm hook (US J hook)

– Tapestry needle

– Pom pom (optional)

Finished dimensions

Height: 20 cm / 8” 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

Stitches used (US terms)

– Single crochet
Foundation single crochet


– This double brim 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.


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> Start with pink
Row 1: foundation single crochet till you reach 50 cm / 20” when gently stretched. I needed 72 stitches.
Close the round with a slip stitch in the first stitch. Use the tail to close bottom and weave in end.

Rows 2 – 10 (9 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch

> Change to grey
Rows 11 – 19 (9 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch

Before you continue, make sure to weave in all ends.
Fold brim and make sure the good side is facing out by folding the pink part to the inside.

Row 20: 1 single crochet in every stitch through both pink and grey loops

Rows 21-42 (22 rows): 1 single crochet in every stitch

Height should now be about 17 cm / 6.7” including the band

Row 43: *3 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 44: 1 single crochet in every stitch

Row 45: *2 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 46: 1 single crochet in every stitch

Row 47: *1 single crochet, decrease* repeat till end

Row 48: 1 single crochet in every stitch

Row 49: decrease around

Closing the top

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Use a tapestry needle and weave yarn through loops of the last round. Pull tightly. Add a pom pom to hide the remaining gap.

And that’s it! Hopefully this elegant, yet simple hat will keep you double warm.

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  1. Hello Wilma!
    Love, love, love your pattern for the Simple Double Brim Hat! I would like to suggest, that if one is careful in the closing at the top and if not attaching a Pom-Pom, that this hat could pass as reversible as well! Thank you for the pattern and sharing your work!

  2. Hi Wilma – I’ve looked everywhere for the video for this hat pattern, but can’t find it. Where should I be looking?

    1. Hey Judith! The video automatically popped up on the page of the pattern. I hope that you have already found it by now!

  3. I’m a little confused on how to start the single crochet for the foundation. I’m new to crocheting but I have become to love it… I have watched the video but am still confused on how to start the foundation.

  4. Hi Wilma love your designs, I am 71 and can’t remember when I did not crochet. My great-great grand mother taught me how when I was about 6 or 7. it is my go to meditation. I like smaller thing I can finish quickly in one day. Have a great day

    1. Hi Mary, sorry for my late reply, but wanted to thank you for your kind comment. Really appreciate it. I love that you’re still making things and that your great-great grand mother taught you, that’s so special!

      I like quick projects too, like hats and bracelets. Especially when I can also wear the hats I made myself, not it’s a bit too warm!

      Sending you hugs from Holland

  5. Hi Wilma – I want to make this hat for a man. How can I close the top , I dont want a Pompom on it. Please let me know.
    Thank you

  6. Hi, this looks great love the colour combination. One question, in the video it looks like you’re using two strands of wool, but it’s not mentioned in the written pattern. Please can you confirm whether you need to use a single strand or a double strand. Thanks

    1. Thanks so much! You only need one strand, but I only had enough of this yarn to make 1 hat. For the video I wanted to use the same color so I had to use other yarn which I had at home. It was fingering yarn so I had to use two strands. I will add a note so other people won’t get confused!

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