All Sizes of Cabbage Patch Hat

Lately the only project I’ve been working on are cabbage patch doll hats, LOTS of them, this photo only shows some of the hats I’ve made over the last few weeks. I’m not sure why the hats suddenly became so popular, but it was great timing for me since I needed new shoes and didn’t have the money to buy them!

In crocheting that many hats I finished tweaking my pattern , and have one for each age now. The differences are in bold:

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Size 3-6 Month
Hook: Size H crochet hook
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, ch 3, 8 dc
Place a “marker yarn” in a different color to keep track of rounds.
Round 2: 2 dc each dc around. (10 sets of 2)
Round 3: *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc*, repeat from * around.
Round 4-7: 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.

Making Pigtails
For the pigtails, cut 50 strands of yarn, 15 inches long. Tie a 10 inch string in the middle of the strands with a double knot. 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.

Attaching Pigtails
Use the top loose string ends to join to the hat between rows 3 and 4. 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!

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Size 6-12 Month
Hook: Size H crochet hook
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, ch 3, 10 dc
Place a “marker yarn” in a different color to keep track of rounds.
Round 2: 2 dc each dc around. (11 sets of 2)
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.

Making Pigtails
Cut 50 strands of yarn, 15 inches long. Tie a 10 inch string in the middle of the strands with a double knot. 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 and half inches from the first hair tie, let ends hang to become part of the hair.

Attaching Pigtails
Use the top loose string ends to join to the hat between rows 4 and 5. 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!

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Size 2T
Hook: Size H crochet hook
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, ch 3, 11 dc
Place a “marker yarn” in a different color to keep track of rounds.
Round 2: 2 dc each dc around. (12 sets of 2)
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.

Making Pigtails
Cut 50 strands of yarn, 15 inches long. Tie a 10 inch string in the middle of the strands with a double knot. 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 and half inches from the first hair tie, let ends hang to become part of the hair.

Attaching Pigtails
Use the top loose string ends to join to the hat between rows 4 and 5. 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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Frequently Asked Questions
It seems several people have similar questions in the comments, so before commenting please review this FAQ section to see if it has your answer…

IN AN ADULT SIZE, OR ANY LARGER SIZE
You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

A HAT TO BUY
I don’t make the hats anymore since I’ve got too busy these days, however there are still MANY people on etsy.com making them. I have noticed the hats this crafter makes are extremely similar to the ones I made: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249240073/crochet-cabbage-patch-wig-brown-cabbage?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=Cabbage%20Patch%20Hat&ref=sc_gallery_1&plkey=ecd5a156062767da86db25ae3cdb9189c6a036f5:249240073
Good luck finding a good one! :)

THE YARN
I don’t use wool, I use ONE skein of acrylic Baby Yarn (Vanna’s Choice from joanns.), it is “Size 4” yarn, also known as Worsted Weight yarn. This chart might help: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html.
One skein of yarn is sufficient, I often have a little yarn left over. Unless I’m making a 4T, in which case I have perfectly barely enough to make one hat.

THE HOOK
It seems an H hook is also known as a 5mm.

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

A KNITTED VERSION
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 :)

TO SHARE THIS PATTERN
This is a free pattern I made for my friend’s daughter, and you are free to share it with whoever would love it! Also, by all means print as many copies as you need to for making hats to donate. Also, feel free to use the pattern to make hats to sell, I hope you make lots of money! Enjoy! :)

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137 Comments

  1. This hat is adorable. How many skeins of yarn should I buy for a 6 to 12 month size hat?

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    • woodlandrealm10

       /  March 8, 2017

      One skein of yarn is sufficient, I often have a little yarn left over. Unless I’m making a 4T, in which case I have perfectly barely enough to make one hat.

      Reply
  2. Londa Ratliff

     /  March 7, 2017

    How do you make the loop stitch

    Reply
    • woodlandrealm10

       /  March 8, 2017

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

      Reply
  3. Donna Clark

     /  March 13, 2017

    Is this done in rounds or rows?

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  4. Barbara Yorston

     /  March 16, 2017

    What size is 2T? Also what ply wool should I use?

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  March 24, 2017

      2T is roughly the size for the head of a two year old toddler, of course all kids are a little different. For the yarn size, I always use size 4, also known as “worsted weight”. I never use wool, but I suppose it might work if you have soft wool.

      Reply
  5. M Screech

     /  March 20, 2017

    Hello! This is a lovely pattern – can you advise how it may be used please? Is it ok to make these to sell, or is it just for personal use? Thank you

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  March 24, 2017

      This hat was not my idea, this is only my version of it. Anyone can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and long pigtails. So you are free to make, sell, share this pattern with whoever would love it! Enjoy! :)

      Reply
  6. I would love to make this but my crochet hook sizes are in mm, also the yarn type, 4ply. double knitting or chunky.

    Reply
  7. Mandy

     /  April 12, 2017

    I just need to clarify something. In the second row it says Two dc around (10 dc two times) wouldn’t it be 9 dc two times?

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  April 13, 2017

      Hi Mandy, I assume we are looking at the Size 3-6 Month? In which case you are probably correct, it’s probably 9dc. I don’t make the hats anymore since I’ve got too busy these days, so I can’t say with certainty. However, if you have your tiny hat wearer nearby I recommend trying it on right before you do the decorative loop rows to see if the hat seems to be fitting, if not take it all out and try again! :)

      Reply
      • mandy bunn

         /  April 13, 2017

        Thank You! I still get confused at reading patterns so I wasn’t sure if I had missed something or not lol. The baby I’m making it for isn’t even born yet so I’ll just guesstimate or find a sizing scale online to go by. Thanks again! Happy Easter!

  8. lisa councillor

     /  April 18, 2017

    Have you done an adult version? I have a friend who had lost her hair to meds and I’ld like to make her one to feel better. Would love a pattern.

    Reply
    • wildlandpixie

       /  April 19, 2017

      You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

      Reply
  9. Thank you so much for the amazing pattern, my friends love these. Don’t see the 4T pattern, how do Iake that size, tia. Love, love, live your pattern, thank you again for sharing

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    • wildlandpixie

       /  April 25, 2017

      I’m so glad you like it! So, my little toddler’s heads didn’t grow much from 2 to 4, and the hat is a little stretchy, so use the 2T pattern for a 4 year old, or you can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

      Reply
  10. One for adults would be great

    Reply
    • wildlandpixie

       /  May 2, 2017

      You can use ANY beanie pattern, simply google “free crochet beanie hat pattern”, then add the front loops and longer pigtails. Hope that helps :)

      Reply
  11. Jackie Hegarty

     /  May 6, 2017

    Great idea. Thanks!

    Reply
  12. Ruth Barnhart

     /  May 16, 2017

    I am interested in hats for babies as my grandaughter is expecting a baby boy in October, and I would like to make a few things for him. I really like the fact that your page has free patterns. I shall become a steady customer.

    Reply
  13. Lana Hoke

     /  June 13, 2017

    I made my first one a few days ago. Very easy pattern to understand. Tried it on my great gram baby, so cute. The lady I made it for loved it! Thanks for the pattern. I crochet a little tight so I used an I hook and the second pattern, I think 6-9 months and it fit my 3 1/2 month old baby good.

    Reply
  14. Reblogged this on suitecrochet and commented:
    Cabbage hat doll hat for people!
    Looks so cute on babies and now comes in all sizes!

    Reply
  15. Karen Anderson

     /  August 10, 2017

    Thank you for the pattern. I have not made these before. Am I the only one who has never made one? LOL I will drop you a line once I have made one or a few.

    Reply
  16. Rhonda

     /  August 12, 2017

    Do you sell them? I’d love one for my Grandbaby

    Reply
  17. Virginia

     /  August 13, 2017

    Love these. I knit tho

    Reply
    • wildlandpixie

       /  August 14, 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 :)

      Reply
  18. Gracie

     /  August 13, 2017

    Thank u for the pattern.These will be fun to make.There so cute.And Adorable.

    Reply
  19. Claudia

     /  August 13, 2017

    Do you make this for sale?

    Reply
  20. I have a question on round two what does (ten of two mean) ?

    Reply
  21. Alexys

     /  August 14, 2017

    Just curious if you’d mind elaborating on how you attach the pig tails? I’ve read and re-read the pattern and I can’t figure it out. Thank you!

    Reply
    • wildlandpixie

       /  August 15, 2017

      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 use the ends of that same string to tie it to the hat. I threaded the string ends between some stitches, (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 stitches, 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

      Reply

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