You + Me Hat

The You + Me Hat is a simple crochet chunky hat pattern for beginners who know how to make a single crochet. The construction of this hat is a simple rectangle which is then folded in half and worked together with slip stitches. This pattern comes in 4 sizes for the entire family: toddler, child, teen and adult. It’s made with bulky weight yarn which is super stretchy and the size can easily be adjusted for any head circumference.

Get the free pattern below or purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me!

You + Me Hat - free crochet beanie pattern with Hue + Me Lionbrand Yarn

About the design

I love chunky crochet hats made with bulky weight yarn and decided to make a simple design which works up fast. The front post extended single crochet stitch (fpesc) creates a beautiful knit-look ribbing and I decided to combine fpesc rows with normal sc rows. Love how simple and fast this hat works up!

About the pattern

I like to keep my patterns as short and simple as possible and decided to use a beginner-friendly construction. This hat is made out of a rectangle which is then folded in half and worked together with slip stitches. We close the top of the hat with a needle and voila, a simple chunky hat! Optionally you can add a pom pom on top. This pattern is available in 4 sizes and can easily be adjusted for any head circumference.

You + Me Hat - free crochet beanie pattern with Hue + Me Lionbrand Yarn

About the yarn

For this hat I’ve used one of my favorite yarns: Hue + Me (80% acrylic/20% wool), a brand new yarn developed by Alexi Tavel of Two of Wands in collaboration with Lion Brand Yarn. Alexi curated a color palette with 18 beautiful shades which can be paired effortlessly together. She sent me 4 different colors to try and I love how fast this bulky weight yarn works up, it only took me 2 hours to finish a hat!

You + Me Hat - free crochet beanie pattern with Hue + Me Lionbrand Yarn

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Materials

– Lion Brand Hue + Me (Weight 5/Bulky, 137yds/4.4oz, 125m/125g)
1 ball in color 124 Fatigues
or 35 (50, 60, 90) grams for a hat without pompom

– Crochet hook 12 mm (US O/16)

Tapestry needle

Leather tags (optional)

Finished dimensions

Note that this yarn is very stretchy.

Toddler
Fits circumference 15-17”
Width: 6” when lying flat
Height: 5” when lying flat

Child
Fits circumference 17-19”
Width: 7” when lying flat
Height: 6” when lying flat

Teen
Fits circumference 19-21”
Width: 8” when lying flat
Height: 7” when lying flat

Adult
Fits circumference 22-24”
Width: 10” when lying flat
Height: 9” when lying flat

Gauge

After stretching/wearing
7 dc x 6 rows =  10 x 10 cm / 4″ square

Stitches & abbreviations

– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– st: stitch
– fpesc: front post extended single crochet (insert hook from front to back on right side and from back to front on left side, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. See video below)

Notes

– This pattern is written in US crochet terms

– Pattern is worked in a flat rectangle. We’ll work the sides together with slip stitches and close the top of the hat with whip stitches.

– Turning chain does not count as a stitch

– Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “ch 11 (13, 15, 19)” whereas ch 11 stands for toddler, 13 for child, 15 for teen and 19 for adult size.

Video

Below you can find a video of this hat.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

With hook size 12mm: ch 11 (13, 15, 19), turn

Row 1:
1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn <10, 12, 14, 18>

Row 2:
1 sc in first st, 1 fpesc in each st until last st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1, turn <10, 12, 14, 18>

Row 3:
1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn <10, 12, 14, 18>

Row 4:
1 sc in first st, skip next st, 1 fpesc in each st until last st, (1 fpesc and 1 sc) in last st, ch 1, turn <10, 12, 14, 18>

Row 5:
1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn <10, 12, 14, 18>

Repeat row 2 – 5 consecutively until row 19 (23, 25, 29). You can add/remove rows to make your hat looser/tighter.

Where to insert the front post extended single crochet

Rectangle should measure after stretching (width x height):
Toddler: 11″ x 6″
Child: 13″ x 7″
Teen: 15″ x 8″
Adult: 17″ x 10″

Back Post Extended Single Crochet

Assembly

Fold rectangle with short sides together (good side facing out) and work the two sides together with a slip stitch in the outer loops only. This means you’ll insert your hook in the chain loop that’s facing you and the single crochet loop furthest away from you. See image below.

Where to slip stitch

Closing the top

Choose which side you want to close for the top. I prefer the little ‘v’ stitches going downwards, so I closed the top on the other side.

Whip stitch (place approx. one stitch for each row) along the top edge of your hat. Pull the top of your hat as tight as possible to close the hole. Secure by adding a few extra stitches across the cinched top till it’s fully closed. Weave in your ends.

Pom pom (optional)

Optionally you can add a pom pom. I’ve used a Clover pom pom maker, see video here.

Custom leather tags for hats and beanies

Tags add a finishing touch to your hats and beanies. I ordered my custom made tags from an Etsy store called Meroulo which the most affordable option I could find. You can mix and match your order with any color and size you want (haven’t seen other shops offering this) and they can print your name and/or logo (or both).  They ship free worldwide and it took about 2 weeks to arrive.

Share a picture!

If you are going to make this chunky crochet hat, please tag me @wilmawestenberg on Instagram and add this pattern to your Ravelry queue. I would love to see what colors you used and feature some of your pictures!

Questions?

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