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Free Crochet Hat Pattern for Adults, Haileyville Hat

Free crochet hat pattern for adults in pink with a ribbed band at the bottom and swirling lines of chain spaces around the head. A woman wears the hat and stands in front of an ivy-covered tree. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

A free crochet hat pattern for adults

Haileyville Hat, a free crochet hat pattern for adults, is long enough to cover your ears, and only has a bit of openwork detail for visual interest. It uses light worsted weight yarn and begins with a ribbed brim to keep your ears warm.

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Matching crochet cowl pattern

I’ve also designed a pretty cowl to perfectly match the Haileyville Hat. It uses the same stitch pattern as the hat, largely half double crochet stitch with slanted lines of chain spaces. The matching crochet cowl pattern is here.

Matching crochet hat and cowl in pinkish purple lying flat on a cement surface. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Where can I get this hat pattern and the matching cowl pattern?

The free crochet hat pattern is here in this post. Just scroll down for that. The matching free cowl pattern can be found here.

If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!

If you prefer an ad-free PDF that is easy to download and print, you can purchase one on Etsy or Ravelry.

What materials will I need to crochet this hat?

I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Effects, color #16 Grapes to crochet this pretty hat and the matching cowl. Sadly, the Effects colorways of their 220 Superwash have been discontinued, but there are a lot of lovely colorways to choose from in their 200 Superwash line. You can get this yarn from your local yarn shop. If they don’t have it in stock, they can probably order it for you.

The hat needs about 60 g of yarn, so you’ll only need one skein for the hat, but if you plan to crochet the matching cowl, you will need an additional 120 g of yarn, so you’ll probably want to get two skeins.

You will of course also need a crochet hook. I used a size K (6.5 mm) hook for mine. My favorite crochet hooks are the Streamline resin hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts. They are lightweight and the thick handles are comfortable for long stitching sessions.

Set of five Fulr's streamline resin crochet hooks on a wooden stand with a wooden surface, a plant, and a white crochet piece in the background.

You will also need one locking stitch marker to keep track of the start of each round, and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.

What techniques and skills will I need to crochet this hat?

The hat is made with a band of single crochet worked into the back loops only of the stitches underneath. That creates ribbing, which is very stretchy, but also dense, for warmth. That is followed by a body of half-double crochet stitches with chain spaces at regular intervals.

Interestingly, the chain spaces that make the swirling lines are stacked on top of each other, not offset. Half-double crochet stitches have a natural bias, so it makes the columns of spaces swirl around the hat.

That bias occurs because the top of a half double crochet stitch isn’t centered over it’s post. When you finish the stitch, or are looking at the right side (RS) of it, the top is slightly to the right of the post. If you are looking at the wrong side (WS) of a half double crochet stitch, the top is slightly to the left of the post.

Keep that in mind as you work so that you don’t get confused between chains and tops of stitches.

You will also be using half double crochet decreases, which are abbreviated hdc2tog. This stitch is explained in the “Special Stitches” section of the pattern below.

The two part video tutorial found here will help you will the ribbed band and the stitch pattern, should you need it.

A woman in the woods wears a matching crochet hat and cowl in pink over a white t-shirt. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Haileyville Hat, a Free Crochet Hat Pattern for Adults

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: 16 1/2 inches around, 9 inches tall. The distance around is unstretched. It will stretch to fit almost any adult-size noggin, including mine, which is 23″ around.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Effects (100% Superwash wool; 220 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 4/light worsted): 1 skein #16 Grapes to make just the hat. If you plan to make the cowl as well, get 2 skeins.

Crochet Hook: K (6.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: One locking st marker (m), tapestry needle.

Gauge: 15 sts x 11 rows = About 4 inches in hdc.

Notes

This pattern uses standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviations list here.

See this tutorial post for help with basic crochet stitches.

The video below will help beginners with the starting slip knot, chains, the stitches of each row, and the seaming at the end.

Half double crochet stitch has a top that is to one side of its post. When looking at the RS of a stitch, the top will be to the right. When looking at the WS of a stitch, its top will be to the left.

See a tutorial post here for two videos to help with this pattern.

Hat begins with a band of single crochet worked in the back loop only (blo) of the stitches under them. The loop furthest from you is the back loop. The loop closest to you is the front loop.

Special Stitches

Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (hdc2tog): Yo, insert hook in first designated st, yo, pull a loop through the st, yo, insert hook in second designated st, yo, pull a loop through the st, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook. See a tutorial for this stitch here.

Hat

Hat Band

Ch 11

Row 1: Sc in bottom ridge loop of 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across, turn – 10 sts.

Rows 2-64: Ch 1, sc blo in each st across, turn.

After turning at end of last row, bring two short ends of band together without twisting band. Ch 1, working through back loop only of working edge, and under both loops of foundation chains, sl st across to seam band. Turn band RS out, so that seam is inside – 10 sts.

Main Body of Hat

Rnd 1(RS): Ch 1, sc in first 3 row ends, place m in first sc, move it up into first st of each rnd as work progresses, hdc in next 4 row ends, ch 1, skip next row end, *hdc in next 7 row ends, ch 1, skip next row end, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 56 sts.

Rnds 2-12: *Hdc in next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn.

Crown decreases

Rnd 13: *Hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog (see Special Stitches) over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 48 sts.

Rnd 14: *Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 40 sts.

Rnd 15: *Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 32 sts.

Rnd 16: *Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 24 sts.

Rnd 17: *Hdc in next st, hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 16 sts.

Rnd 18: *Hdc2tog over next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, repeat from * around, do not join or turn – 8 sts.

Rnd 19: Hdc in each st around, skipping all ch sps, sl st in first hdc of rnd to join. Fasten off with a long tail.

With a yarn needle, weave tail in and out through sts of last rnd, pull tight to close center, weave tail through tops of sts again to secure, bring tail to inside of hat. Weave in ends. Finished!

Happy crocheting!

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