Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved

I got an order through etsy for a cabbage patch hat like the first one I made (see the first hat, and learn the loop stich, by clicking here: Cabbage Patch Hat), however when I went to try to follow my own pattern, I had difficulty. First, the hat came out too small, I fixed that by using a head size chart I found at Crochet Geek. Also, I discovered that I hadn’t noted how I bound the pigtails! So here is my much improved pattern!

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Hook: Size H crochet hook, my go-to size!
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft, Rust color
Size 6-12 Month
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, ch 3, 9 dc, join to ch 3
Round 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in ch spot, 2 dc each dc around. Place a “marker yarn” in a different color to keep track of rounds.
Round 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around.
Round 4: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around.
Round 5-8: dc in each dc around.
Round 9: sc in each dc around, 1 slip st.
turn the hat inside out, slip st into last sc made, then start loop stitch
Round 10-13: loop stitch in each stitch around.
Round 14: sc in each stitch around.

For the pigtails, cut 50 strands of yarn, 15 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Comb pigtail with fingers to straighten it out. Cut a piece of yarn 10 inches long, tie with a double knot three inches from the top of pigtail, let ends hang to become part of the hair. Cut a piece of yarn five inches long, tie with a double knot one inch from the first hair tie, let ends hang to become part of the hair. Trim the pigtail one inch down from the second hair tie. Tie a 12 inch ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

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  1. I love this pattern for my granddaughter but I do not know how to make loop stitch

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  2. Myken

     /  January 9, 2014

    What size hook?

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  January 9, 2014

      I used a size H hook, that seemed to make a rather large hat to me, since I don’t have little babies to try them on anymore I was unsure about it, but my friend said the hat fit good. I think for a slightly smaller hat, I’d go one hook size down from H. Good Luck! :D

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  3. i used the H hook, and i used worsted weight yarn instead of the soft, and it fits the cabbage patch doll my girls have. so i’m gunna assume it’s too small for a 6-12m old. what size hook should i use since it came out small?

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  January 13, 2014

      Hmm, well I croched rather loosly, and I am using a soft almost chunky yarn, so.. I’m not sure how to help. I have seen patterns for children’s beanies at a size J hook, maybe try that? or start the pattern with 12 in the first round, and follow the pattern from there? Good Luck :D

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  4. Shannon

     /  January 18, 2014

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I knitted it rather than crocheted but I learned the knit loop stitch and your instructions for the hair were perfect. :D

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  January 18, 2014

      Yay! I’m so glad it was helpful! :)

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    • Maizee123

       /  August 15, 2017

      Shannon, Could you share your knit pattern, as I don’t know how to crochet, but love this hat

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      • wildlandpixie

         /  August 15, 2017

        You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free knitted beanie hat pattern”. To add the front loops you can search “knitted loop stitch” on YouTube, then add the pigtails like I say in my pattern. Hope that helps :)

  5. melanie stipe

     /  January 15, 2015

    Hello!
    Newly learning how to crochet and I’m confused about one thing here. How do you join the pigtails? It just says to join the ends, but how?

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  January 15, 2015

      Hello! sorry for the confusion :) So, if we are talking about this part of the pattern: “Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4.” here is what i did…. when you tie the piece of string in the middle of all your 50 strands, you have use the ends of that same string to tie it to the hat. I threaded the string ends between some stiches, (one end in row 3, and one end in row 4) then from the inside of the hat i knotted the two string ends together. In fact just to make sure they are sturdy, i knotted them, weaved the ends through a few stiches, and then knotted them again! …..I hope my long answer doesn’t confuse the issue more… i guess a short answer might be: use the ends of string to tie the pigtail to the hat with a good study knot :D

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  6. Deb

     /  September 3, 2015

    How many skeins would i need to make this hat for a 6 month old? Thanks

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  7. Great pattern! I do have a question after each round do I sl and then ch 2? I’m new to this and was a bit confused. Thank you.

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  September 21, 2015

      We’re crochet in the round for this pattern, so instead of joining at the end of each round, you simply move your marker up, and just keep going. If you need help with markers i suggest this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5Ja_V7rcj4 …it’s a little long, so you can skip to the middle :D

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  8. Patty

     /  October 28, 2015

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. Dara

     /  October 30, 2015

    On row 9 are we supposed to single crochet and slip stitch each dc stitch? Or just single crochet around and then slip stitch at the end?

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  October 30, 2015

      lets see… on review it’s your second suggestion – single crochet around and then slip stitch at the end. Happy Halloween! ♥

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      • Dara

         /  October 30, 2015

        Thank you! I just finished and it is so cute 😉

      • woodlandrealm10

         /  October 30, 2015

        I’m so glad the pattern worked for you! :D

  10. When you say “Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4.” what exactly do you mean by the middle? I can’t wait to make this!

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  October 30, 2015

      For the pigtails you cut 50 strings all the same length, then tie them together in the middle with a different string, use that same tie string to tie the pigtail to the hat. Hope that helps! :D

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  11. Dawn

     /  November 3, 2015

    Hi – your one reader said she knitted it rather than croched it – do you have a knitting pattern for the hat ? A friend loves the hat but her mum cannot crochet …

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  November 3, 2015

      I don’t have a knitting pattern for this, HOWEVER the hat part is a simple basic crochet beanie pattern, then you attach the pigtails. So, if you find any basic knitted beanie pattern, my directions for attaching the pigtails still applies :) Good Luck!

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  12. Keira

     /  February 14, 2016

    Hi
    Just wondering what weight yarn to use? Thanks :)

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  February 16, 2016

      Worsted Weight, also known as medium, it’s got a “4” on the package. Hope that helps :)

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  13. Melaynie

     /  September 10, 2016

    How much yarn do you need? 😄

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  14. mindy gunns

     /  February 6, 2017

    How would I adjust this for an older child of ,2-4

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  15. Sue

     /  February 20, 2017

    Is anyone making these for us uncreative peps?

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  16. Martha Gadberry

     /  February 28, 2017

    I hope to get people interested in making these for Cancer patients.

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  March 1, 2017

      Great idea! You can print as many copies of it as you need to, no worries. Also, if people are more comfortable with a beanie pattern they know, you can use any close fitting hat, then add the loops and pigtails :)

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  17. Gina

     /  March 15, 2017

    Hi there I am doing this pattern but on the smallest size it states 4-7 dc then 9 where’s row 8 all others are correct please reply

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  March 24, 2017

      I’m not sure, it’s been a few years since I made these hats. If my pattern is not working, you can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

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  18. Sharon

     /  April 9, 2017

    I don’t get how to make more than one row of the loops.. Help!! lol

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  April 10, 2017

      There are many crochet videos on YouTube to learn the loop stitch. Happy Crocheting ♥

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      • Sharon

         /  April 10, 2017

        I know how to make one row, I need to know how to make a second or third row, thanks!

      • wildlandpixie

         /  August 14, 2017

        Stack the rest of the rows on top of row one, perhaps try looking on YouTube for videos about “crocheting in the round”.

  19. Patricia Dick

     /  August 12, 2017

    How would I change the pattern for a 4 year old?

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  20. Valerie

     /  September 7, 2017

    My DIL found this and asked me if I could do it for my baby granddaughter for Christmas. Cannot wait to try it. I’ve also passed this link onto others on Facebook. Thank you for sharing it. It’s so good of you.

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