Ruffle Brimmed Granny Style Skull Cap

Dec 29, 2005
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by Chelle Grissam


ruffle hatThis super fun hat will lend flair to anyone's wardrobe -- young or old. This simple pattern can be sized from infant to adult, just by changing the size of the hook you use to make it. Can't get any simpler than that!

Materials List

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, 3 oz (MC)
  • Bernat Boa or Bernat Eyelash Yarn, small amount (CC)
  • Size G Hook for Infants Cap
    Size H Hook for Toddlers Cap
    Size I Hook for Childs Cap
    Size J Hook for Teen/Small Adult Cap
    Size K Hook for Adult Cap


US Pattern Notations Used
tr = treble crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st = stitch

The Pattern


hat with flowerWith MC: Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 2 dc inside ring, ch 1, (3 dc in ring, ch 1) 3 times, join to third ch of beg ch 3. [12 dc, 4 ch 1 spaces]

Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc, Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1) around, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1, join to third ch of beg ch 3. [24 dc, 8 ch 1 spaces]

Rnd 3: Repeat rnd 2. [48 dc, 16 ch 1 spaces]

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of the next 2 dc and in next ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1) around, join to third ch of beg ch 3.

Rnd 5-11: Repeat rnd 4 seven more times for a total of 11 rnds.

Rnd 12: Sl st in each of the next 2 dc and in next ch sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp, ch 1, (3 hdc in next ch sp, ch 1) around, join to second ch of beg ch 2.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each hdc and in each ch sp around, join to first sc.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st as joining, work 2 sc in each sc around, join to first sc.

Rnd 15: Ch 4, tr in each sc around, join to 4th ch of beginning ch 4.

Fasten off.

Turn cap with wrong side facing, join CC with a sc in any treble crochet on round 15. Sc in each st around. Fasten Off. Weave in ends.

Attach favorite flower or rose to side of skull cap. That’s it! Have fun!

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Michelle wrote
on Jun 9, 2006 5:51 AM

This is such a cute hat..I have made one in every color possible for my little 4 year old grandaughter that is going thru 1 year of Chemo treatments.. thanks for the great pattern!

Dawn wrote
on Aug 30, 2006 8:45 PM

These are sooooo cute, I cannot wait until I finish the fringe of my current scarf and start one of these for my little Granddaughters and GreatGranddaughter.

Charlene Phillips wrote
on Sep 28, 2006 10:26 AM

These are adorable!

Diann wrote
on Jan 24, 2007 5:40 PM
I really like the looks of this hat but I can't find anything in the pattern about the brim. Can you please help me out!


MollyD@4 wrote
on Nov 10, 2007 10:19 PM

I love this pattern! I wanted to make one for my 1 year old niece. So I started with Encore Worsted and a G hook (too big, but I think will fit my 4 year old nephew), then another with fingering weight yarn and an F hook (too small, but it will go to a newborn) and finally one with scraps of DK weight yarn with an F hook (and changed colors on some of the rounds) - and I think it will be just right for my niece. But I want to make more!

yoursandi1 wrote
on Dec 25, 2007 10:37 AM

Thank you so much for this pattern! Since yesterday I have made one for myself and another for a friend's little girl. I can hardly wait to deliver the hat and see her reaction.

It is fun to wear, quick to make, and it really keeps me warm.

Kelly K wrote
on Jan 11, 2008 8:21 PM
Hi! I made this hat for a friend's two-year-old, and it is absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a work of art in a worsted weight pink chenille. I will be making hats for every little girl I know!
Thanks a ton for this pattern!!!


on Jan 30, 2008 5:17 PM

These are so cute! I will have to make three of them! (Two daughters and self).


Titus2woman wrote
on Feb 21, 2008 3:26 PM

Please forgive me~I am just learning the etiquette on such things and linked directly to this page on my blog. Is this okay? THANKING YOU! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

More people fail from a lack of encouragement than anything else!

GreenStreak wrote
on Jul 21, 2008 7:46 PM

The flowers add a nice touch, can't wait to try this pattern! Thanx!

pam9266 wrote
on Nov 26, 2008 10:50 AM

Just found your website, love the hat. I don't see instructions for the brim.

yirishrose wrote
on Feb 17, 2010 9:32 AM

I would like to know what patten you used for the flower?

on Mar 23, 2010 4:32 PM

I've made this hat SO MANY times for my kids and as baby gifts and I LOVE IT!! It's fast to work up and it makes a fantastic present!! Thank you!!

on Mar 23, 2010 4:37 PM

I've made this hat several times for my daughter and as baby gifts and I LOVE IT!! It works up fast and is a fantastic gift!! Thank you!!

moreta wrote
on Jun 12, 2010 7:53 PM

I made one for my granddaughter at work, three people saw it, loved it, and asked me to make some for them.  Now I get to make three more.  This is such a fun little hat to make, and so easy to make it unique.  I've had to recopy my copy twice, it's been folded and refolded, and marked on so much.    FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

Dotty Brooks wrote
on Jun 21, 2010 10:44 AM

How do you do the brim?

maryyam wrote
on Jun 22, 2010 7:35 AM

please attach a video clip of making this


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on Apr 18, 2011 7:38 PM



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Syren_Eve wrote
on Apr 28, 2011 5:32 PM

This is a very cute baby hat.  I'm really excited to give this beautiful gift to my niece.  Great pattern, easy to follow.

Aroura wrote
on Jun 10, 2011 9:54 AM

I just finished a baby version of this. SOOO cute!  My 4 year old want one now, too.

 Based on what a previous user said, I used worsted weight and an F hook, and it turned out just about perfect for a 3-6 month old.

Going to try a G hook for my 4year old (she's small for her age), and and H hook for one of her friends with a birthday coming up, who is average to a little big for her age.  

Thanks for posting this perfect little hat!

on Mar 3, 2012 2:19 PM
Ok I screwed up some where, I am the 13th round and all I have is a square! What did I do?