The colour red reminds me of many things, Christmas being one of them. This v-stitch crochet hat is a simple design that is gender-neutral and easy to make.
This gender-neutral crochet hat is part of the Christmas in July make-along with Marie from UndergroundCrafter. I am so glad to work with her again, she is such an awesome team player.
A little about the Christmas in July make along
If you like to make handmade or crocheted gifts, then this is a great time to get a head start on your Christmas makes. There are five categories to make from in each week in July:
- Week 1 (July 1-7): Gifts for Babies, Kids, and Teens
- Week 2 (July 8-14): Gifts for Women
- Week 3 (July 15-21): Gifts for Anyone
- Week 4 (July 22-28): Gifts for Home
- Week 5 (July 29-31): Gifts for Pets
These makes range from sewing, knit, crochet to other crafts. You can join any or all and share your makes with #cijmakealong2021 on your social platforms so that we can see them and share too.
You can also enter a giveaway for a chance to win cool prizes. All the details are on Marie’s blog (be sure to scroll to the end).
The v-stitch crochet hat is designed more like a scull cap, so there’s lots of room to customize it. It is an easy pattern to make, with a brim that makes it an eye-catching accessory depending on the colours you use. It can easily be styled into a beret, a slouch hat or pulled down over the ears, (see customization notes for that).
Looking for a v-stitch hat that is more like a beanie? Check out this v-stitch beanie that comes in nine sizes.
You can easily customize this crochet hat by making a few more rounds than stated in the pattern, before going on to trimming. The adult hat in this pattern reaches the top to mid ear depending on how it is worn.
You can also make the hat slouchy, it is all preference.
CROCHET GENDER NEUTRAL HAT- FREE PATTERN
Sizes (head circumference): Adult- 22-23.5, Teen- 20.5-22, Child- 19-20
Gauge (last round of increase): Adult- 7 inches, Teen- 6 inches, Child- 5.5 inches.
- This pattern uses Worsted Weight, medium 4 Cotton yarn. The one used in this pattern is caron simply soft, Col A- 90, 120, 150 mtrs , Col B- 20, 50, 70 mtrs (meters written from child, teen to adult)
- 5mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
- DC V-stitch- double crochet
- SC- single crochet
- CH- chain
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Double crochet V-stitch- Double crochet, chain 1, double crochet into the same stitch
- The Pattern uses U.S terms.
- Always join to the first DC in the Vst.
- Always make your Vst into the chain 1 of the next Vst.
- Larger size in parentheses. For example Vst in 4,(5,5) is child,(teen, adult)
Form magic ring or chain 4, join into 1st chain
Round 1: 4, 5, 5 Vst in ring. Sl st into 1st DC.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 Vst in 1st Vst, *2 Vst in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Round 3: Ch 2, Vst in 1st Vst, 2 Vst in next. *Vst in next, 2 Vst in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Round 4: Ch 2, 2 Vst in 1st Vst, Vst in 2 sts, *2 Vst in next. Vst in 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Round 5: Ch 2, Vst in 1st Vst and next 2 sts, 2 Vst in next. *Vst in 3 sts, 2 Vst in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Round 6: Ch 2, 2 Vst in 1st Vst, Vst in 4 sts, *2 Vst in next. Vst in 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Round 7: Ch 2, Vst in 1st Vst and next 4 sts, 2 Vst in next. *Vst in 5 sts, 2 Vst in next. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC. STOP HERE FOR TEEN SIZE
Round 8: Ch 2, 2 Vst in 1st Vst, Vst in 6 sts, *2 Vst in next. Vst in 6 sts. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st DC.
Rounds 8,(8,9)-16,(18,18): Ch 2, Vst into each st around. Join to 1st DC. (extend by 2 rounds to cover the ears, by 4 rounds or more to make it slouch).
Round 17,(19,19): Ch 2, *SC in Vst, ch 2. Repeat from * around, ending with SC in last Vst, ch 1 with col B. Join into ch 2 space.
Round 18,(20,20): Ch 1, SC in same space, *ch 1, 2 SC in ch 2 space. Repeat from * around, ending with SC in last space with col A. join to 1st st.
Round 19,(21,21): Ch 2, *SC in ch 1 space, ch 2. Repeat from * around, ending with SC in last ch 1 space, ch 1 with col B. Join into ch 2.
Rounds 20,(22,22)-21,(23,23): repeat rounds 18,(20,20) and 19,(21,21). Snip yarn, weave in tails.
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