Knit Look Crochet Stretchy Hat

Knit Look Crochet Stretchy Hat

Knitting is still intimidating me some. But I really wanted to make the baby a knit hat this winter because I love the look. And I know I can do it. Still, every time I go to do a gauge swatch I end up starting another project instead.

When I saw a pattern that looked like knit but used sl st blo for the whole project, I was sold. It took a while to design and finish it but in the end I was very very happy with the hat and how stretchy it is.

Pattern

Knit Look Crochet Stretchy Hat

Size- probably fits 9 months to 18 months at least. It is stretchy enough width-wise to fit around my 7 year old’s head but isn’t long enough for her… Maybe another 5 stitches long and it would fit a child. Anyway in inches that’s 12 inches (un-stretched) to about 20 inches (stretched) diameter. Amazing, right? And for length, about 6 inches crown to brim.

This hat is NOT worked in the round, but flat, and sewn up afterward. The seam is fairly unnoticeable though and this is definitely the most stretchy crochet material I’ve ever seen! Be careful not to miss stitches as it is easy to do if you don’t keep count. When you’re working it up it seems much longer (crown to brim) than it will be when it’s done… some of the sideways stretch takes from the length… if that makes sense.

Caron Simply Soft yarn
Size K crochet hook

blo= back loop only

Chain 31
Row 1: sl st blo in 2nd stitch from hook and each after, chain 1, turn (30 total)
Row 2: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (30 total)
Row 3: sl st blo in next 27 stitches, chain 1, turn (27 total)
Row 4: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (27 total)
Row 5: sl st blo in next 24 stitches, chain 1, turn (24 total)
Row 6: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (24 total)
Row 7: sl st blo in next 21 stitches, chain 1, turn (21 total)
Row 8: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (21 total)
Row 9: sl st blo in next 18 stitches, chain 1, turn (18 total)
Row 10: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (18 total)
Row 11: sl st blo in next 21 stitches, chain 1, turn (21 total) In this row and in the following rows that call for more stitches than are in the row below, stitch up to the end of the row immediately below, then continue on the next row below that until your number of stitches is complete. So, in row 11 you will do 18 of the stitches on top of row 10, and the remaining 3, to make your total of 21, on top of row 8…
Row 12: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (21 total)
Row 13: sl st blo in next 24 stitches, chain 1, turn (24 total)
Row 14: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (24 total)
Row 15: sl st blo in next 27 stitches, chain 1, turn (27 total)
Row 16: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (27 total)
Row 17: sl st blo in next 30 stitches, chain 1, turn (30 total)
Row 18: sl st blo all stitches, chain 1, turn (30 total)
Now you’ve finished 1/4th of the hat so…
Repeat Rows 1-18 3 times.
Finish off and, with the tail, sew up the side seam by folding the hat in half and slip stitching through both thicknesses. Join stitches at the very top of the hat together by running the yarn through each stitch like a loop then tightening it, knotting discretely, and working in the ends.