Beachcomber Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to the 2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club!

I’m so excited to share my August Hat pattern with you! I used my leftover Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend yarn to make a light and airy hat that matches the Beachcomber Cowl from last week. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for the Beachcomber Hat. For 24 hours only, get a FREE PDF version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Beachcomber Hat

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch(s)
– chain(s)
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
() – indicates stitch counts
[] – work instructions as many times as directed
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

14.2 stitches & 10 rows = 4″ (in hdc)

Finished Sizes:

  • Adult Small – Fits 22″ head size
  • Adult Medium – Fits 23″ head size
  • Adult Large – Fits 24″ head size

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • The main part of the hat is worked using a size J 6 mm crochet hook for all sizes. The ribbing for this hat is worked using a size I 5.5mm crochet hook for all sizes.
  • Ch sts are counted in the final stitch count at the end of the row for the main part of the hat.
  • This hat is worked in a continuous round. A stitch marker will come in handy for this project. Place the stitch marker into the last stitch of each round to mark your place.

Instructions:

Adult Small:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size I 5.5mm Hook,
Ch 4
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next st, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (3 sts)
Row 3-67: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-67, sc 67 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (67 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size J 6mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 2-4: 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 5: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 6: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 7: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (67 sts)
Round 8-10: 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 11: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 12: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 13: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (67 sts)
Round 14: 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 14] 4 times. (63 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Medium:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size I 5.5mm Hook,
Ch 4
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next st, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (3 sts)
Row 3-67: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-67, sc 67 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (67 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size J 6mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 2-4: 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 5: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 6: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 7: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (67 sts)
Round 8-10: 1 hdc into each st around. (67 sts)
Round 11: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 12: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (67 sts)
Round 13-14: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (67 sts)
Round 15: 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 14] 4 times. (63 sts)
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Large:

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size I 5.5mm Hook,
Ch 4
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next st, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (3 sts)
Row 3-75: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-75, sc 75 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (75 sts)

Main Hat:

With Size J 6mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around. (75 sts)
Round 2-5: 1 hdc into each st around. (75 sts)
Round 6: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (75 sts)
Round 7: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (75 sts)
Round 8: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (75 sts)
Round 9-12: 1 hdc into each st around. (75 sts)
Round 13: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *sk the next 2 sts, 1 tr into the next st, ch 3, work 3 dc over the post of the tr, sk the next 2 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (75 sts)
Round 14: 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, *ch 2, 1 sc into the next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 1 dc into each of the next 3 sts; Repeat from * around. (75 sts)
Round 15: 1 hdc into each st and ch st around. (75 sts)
Round 16: [1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 23 sts] three times. (72 sts)
Round 17:
*1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (63 sts)
Round 18:
*1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (54 sts)
Round 19:
*1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (45 sts)
Round 20:
*1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 21:
*1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (27 sts)
Round 22:
*1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Round 23:
*1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (9 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

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