Crochet Cotton Apple Hat {Free Crochet Pattern}

Now that September is here, I’m seeing all kinds of fall bucket lists popping up on Pinterest.  I’ve never made a fall bucket list, but if I did, apple picking would be on it.  We are fortunate enough to live near some great orchards for picking and I can’t wait to take my little guy for his first time. :)

Last year I went with my little brother and sister, and I crocheted them some apple hats to wear.  These are made from cotton yarn, so they weren’t too warm – it’s not exactly cold in September in Texas.Cotton Apple Hat - free crochet pattern from TheDomesticHeart.comCotton Apple Hat - free crochet pattern from TheDomesticHeart.com

This is a very simple pattern that is great for beginners.  Below you will see the pattern for a toddler size.  If you would like the hat in another size, I have the full pattern available in my etsy shop which includes sizes 0-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler, and kids sizes.

 Cotton Apple Hat - free crochet pattern from TheDomesticHeart.comCotton Apple Hat - free crochet pattern from TheDomesticHeart.comCotton Apple Hat - free crochet pattern from TheDomesticHeart.com
Materials:

  • H/5.00 mm hook
  • Worsted (size 4) cotton yarn such as “Sugar n’ Cream” in red, green or yellow as desired: brown and green for stem and leaf; can be made with acrylic/wool size 4 yarn as well
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • May want to use a stitch marker to mark rounds

Gauge: 15 HDC and 11 Rows in 4” swatch

Stitches and abbreviations:

MC = Magic circle

HDC= half double crochet

DC = double crochetSC = single crochet

sl. st. = slip stitch

RSC = reverse single crochet

HDC BLO = HDC back loop only

spc(s) = space(s)

Toddler Size {1-3 Years}:

Create Magic Circle

R 1: ch 1, HDC 8 in Magic Circle, sl st  in top of ch. 1, pull Magic Circle closed (8)

R 2: ch 1 (insert stitch marker here if using and each time around), HDC 2 in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (16)

R 3: ch 1, *HDC in first stitch, 2 HDC in next stitch,* repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (24)

R 4: ch 1, *HDC in next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch,* repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (32)

R 5: ch 1, *HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch,* repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (40)

R 6: ch 1, *HDC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch,* repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (48)

R 7: ch 1, *HDC in next 5 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch,* repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (56)

– At this point you should have a flat circle with a diameter measuring approximately 5.5 inches

R 8-16: ch 1, HDC in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (56)

Girl Version:

R 17-20: ch1, SC in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (56)

R 21: ch1, RSC in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch 1. (56)

Boy Version:

R 17-19: HDC in back loop only of three HDC loops (this will leave two loops in front of stitch – see photos) (56)

R 20: sl st in back loop only of the three loops made by each HDC (56)

– Fasten off securely and weave in ends using tapestry needle.

Stem:

Create Magic Circle

R 1: ch 1 , SC 4 in Magic Circle, sl st  in top of ch. 1, pull Magic Circle closed (4)

R 2: ch 1 (insert stitch marker here if using and each time around), SC in each stitch around, sl st  in top of ch. 1 (4)

R 3-6: ch 1, SC in each stitch around, sl st  in top of ch. 1 (4)

– Make sure to leave a long tail when you fasten off.  You can use this tail to sew the stem to the top of the hat.

Leaf: 

ch 12 to create foundation row

R 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next st., DC in next st., TrC in next 2 sts., DC in next 2 sts., SC in next 2 sts., sl st in last 2 sts. (11)

R 2: ch 1, begin working stitches on other side of foundation row: sl st in first st., sl in next st., SC in next 2 sts., DC in next 2 sts., TrC in next 2 sts., DC in next st., SC in last 2 sts. (11)

R 3: ch 2, DC in st. on first side of leaf (11), DC 2 on turning point of leaf, continue onto opposite side of leaf: DC in each st. (11), sl st in top of ch 2 where you began the round.

– Fasten off securely; leave a long tail for sewing leaf to top of hat.

– Using the tapestry needle, attach the stem to the very top of the hat.  You can use the first round as a guide to make sure its on straight.  Attach leaf where desired using yarn tail and tapestry needle.

~  This is an original TheDomesticHeart/SweetTweets pattern.  This pattern may not be redistributed for free or for sale, and finished products are not permitted to be sold without first obtaining written permission from Shelly. 

email: thedomesticheart@gmail.com

From my {domestic} ♥ to yours,
Shelly

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