Spring Time Hat!


My daughter recently asked me to make her a new hat, so she picked out the yarn, and I got started. I was going to make an earflap hat like I’ve done in the past, and I had it nearly finished, when I decided that she needed a different look, not only because she is growing up, but because spring is coming! So I took apart all my work and started from scratch. I made this pattern based on a conversation that I had on the train with another crocheter, and I LOVE how it turned out!

Ready for Spring Brimmed Hat
This pattern made a good hat for my almost eight year old.
Warning – I used VERY chunky yarn, and I crochet loosely.
Yarn Used: Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Yarn
Hook Size: H hook
Round 1. Ch 4, join to form loop, ch 3, 11 dc in loop, join
Rounds 2 – 6. Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, *skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc* repeat from * to end, join at end.
Rounds 7 – 8. Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, *skip next two dc, 3 dc in next dc* repeat from * to end, join at end.
Round 9 – 10. Ch 1, sc in each st around, join at end
Round 11. Ch 2, dc in each st around, join at end
Here is where it gets tricky to make the slight bill/brim, bear with me…
Round 12. Ch 1, sc in next 22 st, in next st *3 dc, skip 1 stich* repeat from * 6 times, sc in remaining 22 st
Round 13. Slip stich in each sc to bill, work a sc in each dc stich, then slip stich the remainder around.
Weave ribbon through the double crochets from round 11, a tie the ends into a bow near the front

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! :)

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!

Cabbage Patch Hat, Again!

I was commissioned to make another cabbage patch doll hat, this time for a 6 month old, and with loose pigtails, fringe bangs, in blonde!

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Hook: Size H crochet hook, my go-to size!
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft, Duckie color

Size 6 Month
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, dc 10, join to first dc
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc each dc around. Place a “marker yarn” of 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 5-11: dc in next dc around.
Round: sc in each dc around.
Round: slip st in each sc around.

For the fringe bangs, cut strands of yarn 5 inches long. Tie two at a time to the front 16 stiches, and a few stiches sporadically underneath to add depth. (Do a loop tie, by halving the yarn, using a crochet hook to pull the loop through, and drawing the two loose ends through the loop.)

For the pigtails, cut 30 strands of yarn, 12 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 3 and 4, about 3 stiches back from the last bang stiches. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Tie a 12 inch long ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

Cabbage Patch Hat for Halloween!

12/5/13 UPDATE: I changed this pattern, to see that post click here: Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved

 

My dear friend, and childhood playmate, asked me to make her daughter a hat for Halloween, the sweet little almost one year old is going to be a cabbage patch doll!!

I could not wait to get going on this new project, so I started at this tutorial: Travis and Jessica – Cabbage Patch Doll, it linked me to this basic beanie hat: Alli crafts – Earflap Hat, but I didn’t love it, so I altered the pattern so I could work in the round, and to make it slightly smaller for a 17 inch circumference.

I was following instructions for the loop stitch from Repeat Crafter Me – Crochet Cabbage Patch Doll Inspired Hat, but something was wrong with the loops, they were too sparse, and when I tried to make more, the hat flattened out. It was not until I came across this tutorial: Dearest Debi – Crochet Cabbage Patch Kid, that I was finally making real progress again because it linked to this much better version of the loop stitch: Crochet Loop Stitch

So to make a long story short, I ended up taking out my stitches twice, all the way back to row four, but third time is the charm! Here is the pattern that I ended up with, cobbling together the bits I liked from the above linked patterns…

Cabbage Patch Doll Hat
Hook: Size H crochet hook, my go-to size!
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Soft, Toffee color

Size 9-12 Month
Round 1: ch 3, join to form loop, dc 10, join to first dc
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc each dc around. Place a “marker yarn” of 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 5-7: dc in next dc around.
Round 8: sc in next dc around.
Round 9-12: loop stitch in each stich around.

For the pigtails, cut 70 strands of yarn, 20 inches long. Tie a string in the middle of the strands, use the string ends to join between rows 4 and 5. Use a few of the other strands to secure the pigtail well. Tie a ribbon bow over the mess you made in joining. Repeat for the other side!

12/5/13 UPDATE: I changed this pattern, to see that post click here: Cabbage Patch Hat Pattern Improved