Funky Hat

May 29, 2008
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Sedruola Maruska


This pattern came to me because of a photo I saw of my cousin wearing a similar hat. I thought I could design something like it quite easily, so I picked up an old pattern for a beret I had and altered it to fit the description I wanted. I then selected some recycled yarn from my stash and started to crochet. I worked it up in about two days because I was so anxious to see the final product. So far, it’s gotten great reviews!

Materials List

Worsted weight yarn approximately 250 - 300 yds.
US #H hook; 5.00mm

Crochet stitch marker or small safety pin

Finished Size

Will vary depending on artisan’s preferences (Demo finished size is width = 11 inches; opening = 6 inches; brim = 2 inches)


16 sc and 10 rows = 4"

The Pattern

Ch. 4 join in ring with sl st

Row 1: 6 sc in center of ring
Row 2: 2 sc in each st. (12 sc) place marker at the end of round to mark off beginning
Row 3: * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around row (18 sc)
Row 4: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st, repeat from * around
Row 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat from * around
Row 6: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st, repeat from * around, move marker up

Continue in this pattern until there are 22 st between 2 sc (or the diameter measures 10 inches). Work even for 4 rows. Begin decreasing by skipping every 12th st. to 6inches (or desired head size). Work 6 rows even.

chain one after last st and turn
next row: sc in next 28 st., ch 1 turn
next row: sc in next 28 st., ch 1 turn
next row: skip first st, sc across, ch 1 turn
next row: skip first st, sc across, ch 1 turn
next row: sc in next 26 st., ch 1 turn
next row: skip first st, sc across, ch 1 turn
next row: skip first st, sc across, ch 1 turn
next row: repeat previous row until 18 st remain, ch 1
next row: skip first 2 st, sc across, ch 1 turn (16 st)
next row: skip first 2 st, sc across, turn (14 st)

next row: sc across brim, and around edge of hat, back around top of brim ending at brim hat corner. sl st in corner st. Bind off and weave in end of yarn.

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sedie wrote
on May 29, 2008 12:12 PM

Please let me know how you like this pattern or if you you end up having any questions on how to use this pattern.

Sedruola Maruska

on May 29, 2008 4:03 PM

Very cool hat! I love making hats, and I have wanted to try a newsboy type. Your design is the best one I've seen yet!I will try making one and let you know how it comes out.Thanks!!

mad for crochet!

Scotkat wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 3:10 PM

So like your finished hat would love to use your pattern .

Tinkerchell wrote
on Jun 22, 2008 11:38 AM

So I made this hat yesterday. It took me 9 hours and I totally love it!!! The best part of it is that my sister is trying to learn to crochet and she is sooo jealous of my hat!!! Thanks!

sedie wrote
on Jun 23, 2008 12:54 PM

That's great!

I guess your sister has something to aspire to!

If you send me a photo of your hat, I'll put it on my blog in the sidebar with a link to your blog (if you ahve one).

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Sedruola Maruska

sedie wrote
on Jun 23, 2008 12:56 PM

Please do! Contact me if you have any questions, and once you're done, I'd love to see a photo!

Sedruola Maruska

chocolatesky wrote
on Jul 10, 2008 3:14 AM

can i use your pattern? i'm making a crocheted bag right now but seeing your funky hat makes me want to ditch this one and start a new one hehehe

sedie wrote
on Jul 10, 2008 6:36 AM

Yes! Of course! Please let me know how it turns out! I'm planning a crochet-along with this pattern in a few weeks, I'll post about that on my blog soon, maybe you want to join us (after you've finished your bag) and I can showcase your finished project with everyone!

Whatever you decide, enjoy!

Sedruola Maruska

wlandlady wrote
on Nov 26, 2008 6:55 PM

Hi. I'd love to make this for my two granddaughters for Christmas. I'm already making them fingerless mitts, which are great.

Have you tried making this in worsted weight cotton, like Peaches and Cream? That's what I'm using for the mitts, and find it holds its shape better than acrylic. Also easier to work with, once you get used to it.

edited to add: I've made two hats in this pattern in cotton. They turned out great. My granddaughters love them [although my grandson calls it a Rastafarian hat] I've altered it just a bit, stopping at 15 stitches between doubles, then eliminating the brim. Makes more like a mop cap from the 18th century. I've had three people ask for them. Each one I make, I like more, and don't want to turn any of them loose.

KiraBira wrote
on Apr 24, 2009 9:15 AM

I just made this hat and all my friends love it. It's a perfect hat to add accessories to, I made a little strap that buttons above the brim.

spinnayarn wrote
on Jan 20, 2010 9:07 AM

I LOVE the way this hat looks - can't wait to try it!  Thank you for sharing the pattern.

martha davis wrote
on Mar 25, 2010 10:26 PM

Very colorful.  Thank you so much for sharing your talent.