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Crochet Sweetheart Hat Free Pattern

The Sweetheart Hat Crochet Pattern is a free crochet hat pattern. The top down style beanie is an easy single crochet hat.

This little sweetheart hat is a perfect handmade hat for those you love! As soon as I started working on one, then all my kids wanted their own, customized to their favorite colors.

I was, of course, happy to oblige! I even got mixed up and made a green hat with grey hearts for my 3 year old.

He was very disappointed because he wanted a grey hat with green hearts (I can still hear his little crushed voice). Again, I was happy to crochet him another hat, as ordered.

I love working up quick little crochet hats. They’re so fast and it’s fun to make them something special. Especially when they actually wear them!

My oldest wanted a grey hat with orange hearts, then my next son wanted a blue one with grey hearts and, of course, Mr. Grey with Green hearts here.

My little daughter got white with pink hearts. Another make that she loves… unlike some things I make her.

She’s two y’all and she has opinions on what she wears and when! Thank goodness I didn’t have any preconceived notions about how I was going to dress my little girl, pfft. After 3 boys, I’m lucky if any of them are dressed!

Boy in grey hat with green hearts holds heart shaped rock.

Yarn

Anyhow, back to yarn. What colors will you make? Classic red and white? Or a subtle tone on tone? Something bright and cheery? I’d love to see your Crochet Sweetheart Hats!

I worked hard to provide this heart hat pattern in size nb to child. Since this is a single crochet hat it doesn’t have as much stretch as other stitches.

I’ve given you specific measurements so you can get the best fit possible for your little love.

Be sure to watch my quick little video on how to change colors seamlessly, if this is a new technique for you.

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Materials:

100-150yds/91-137m worsted weight yarn; divided into main hat color-Color A (80yds/73yds-120yds/110m) and heart/trim color-Color B (20yds/18m-30yds/27m)

I used a combination of brands and contrasting colors I had on hand, including: Big Twist, I Love This Yarn, Red Heart Super Saver.

hook size according to hat size below

yarn needle*

scissors*

Stitches/Abbreviations-US Terms

Color A-Main hat color

Color B-Contrast color for hearts

mc-magic circle  

rep-repeat

rnd-round

sc-single crochet

sc2tog-single crochet two together

sk-skip the indicated stitch

ss-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Notes:

  1. This hat pattern is worked in the round, joining the end of each round to the 1st stitch of the round with a slip stitch. Then ch 1, and begin your 1st stitch in the same stitch.
  2. Beginning ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  3. Stitch count is very important, as the heart pattern is based on the number of stitches. Check your stitch count at the end of each round. The heart pattern is worked over 10 stitches and 6 rounds. You need a stitch count of 60 (when you’re finished increasing) to complete the pattern as written, adjust your hook and tension accordingly.
  4. Below I’ve included the hook and measurements for each hat.
  5. You will work 6 hearts total around your hat. Color a is the main color of your hat and color b is the color of your hearts and trim.
  6. This hat pattern is written so that the seam will be straight. If you’re used to increasing on the first stitch of a round, this pattern will have you increase at the end of a set, which helps keep that pesky seam in place.
  7. Just before or just after, as written in the pattern, you sc2tog you will place 2 sc in the same stitch to compensate for the stitch count. This may be the trickiest round so be sure to check your stitch count here.
Grey crochet hat with green hearts laid flat by rock.

Invisible Color Change Video

I’ve included a short video demonstrating the invisible color changing technique I use for this hat. You can watch the video on YouTube.

Gauge:

0-3 mos use hook size d*/3.25mm = 4 sc X 5 rounds = 1″ X 1″, 4.75″ circle, 6″ tall

3-6 mos use hook size e*/3.5mm =  4 sc X 4.5 rounds = 1″ X 1″, 5″ circle, 6″ tall

6-12 mos use hook size f*/3.75mm = 8sc X 8 rnds = 2″ or  5.25″ circle, 6.5″ tall

toddler 12-18 mos use hook size g* /4mm =7.5 sc X 8 rnds = 2″or = 5.75″ circle, 6.75″ tall

toddler 18-24 mos use hook size h*/5mm = 7.5 sc X 7.5 rnds = 2″ or a = 6″ circle, 7″ tall

preschool 2-5 years use hook size i* /5.5mm = 7 sc X 7 rnds = 2″or a =6.25″ circle, 7.5″ tall

child 5-10 years use hook size j*6mm = 3.5 sc X 4 rnds = 1″or a 6.25″ circle, 7.75″ tall

Teen/sm adult use hook size K/6.5 = 3 sc x 4 rnds = 1” or a 6.5” circle, 8” tall 

M/L Adult use hook size L/7mm = 3 sc x 3.5 rnds = 7” circle, 8.25” tall

or adjust your hook/tension to get the needed gauge

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Three sweetheart hats in various colors laid by Lego heart.

I love using my new hook I got for Christmas. It’s the first long handle hook I’ve used and it’s perfect for the small size E hook. You can find similar crochet hooks on Etsy.

Video

Start here to watch how to increase the circle for this hat in the video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

For the Heart Rounds you can watch the full video tutorial here on my channel.

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Written Hat Pattern:

Three sweetheart hats in various colors laid by Lego heart.

Sweetheart Hat Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

The Sweetheart Hat Crochet Pattern is a top down style beanie is an easy single crochet hat.

Materials

  • 100-150yds/91-137m worsted weight yarn; divided into main hat color-Color A (80yds/73yds-120yds/110m) and heart/trim color-Color B (20yds/18m-30yds/27m)

Tools

  • hook size according to hat size above
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

In Color A: Begin with a mc.

    1. Rnd 1. Crochet 6 sc into the mc, join the last sc to the first sc with a ss. Pull tail to close mc. (6)
    2. Rnd 2. Ch 1, in the same st place 2 sc and in each st around, join the last to the first with a ss. (12)
    3. Rnd 3. Ch 1, sc in the same st, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (18)
    4. Rnd 4. Ch 1, sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (24)
    5. Rnd 5. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (30)
    6. Rnd 6. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (36)
    7. Rnd 7. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (42)
    8. Rnd 8. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (48)
    9. Rnd 9. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (54)
    10. Rnd 10. Ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in each of the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the next, *{sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next} repeat from * around, join with a ss. (60)

      *Check your gauge and sizing here and adjust if needed. 60 stitches are needed to complete the heart pattern as written.
      Rnd 11. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch and in each sc around, join with a ss. (60)
      Repeat round 11 for rounds 12-17

    Heart Rounds

    Rnd 18. In Color A: ch 1, sc in the same st and in next st, *{change to Color B, sc in each of next 2 sts, in Color A sc in next 2 sts, in Color B sc in next 2, in Color A sc in next 4} repeat from * until the last 8 sts then in Color B and sc in next 2 sts, in Color A sc in next 2 sts, in Color B and sc in next 2, in Color A sc in last 2 sts, ss to the 1st st to join. (60)

    Rnd 19. In Color A: ch 1, sc in same st and next st, *{in Color B sc in each of next 6 sts, in Color A sc in next 4 sts} repeat from * until last 8 sts, in Color B sc in next 6 sts, in Color A sc in last 2 sts, ss to join. (60)

    Crochet heart two rounds in pink complete.

    Rnd 20. In Color A: ch 1, sc in same, in next st place 2 sc *{in Color B sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog, in Color A place 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, place 2 sc in the st} repeat from * until last 8 sts, in Color B, sc2tog, sc in each of next 2, sc2tog, in Color A, place 2 sc in next st, sc in last, ss to join. (60)

    Rnd 21. In Color A: ch 1, sc in same st and in next 2 sts, *{in Color B sc in next 4 sts, in Color A sc in next 6} repeat from * around until last 6 sts, in Color B sc in each of next 4 sts, in Color A sc in last 3, ss to join. (60)

    Rnd 22. In Color A: ch1, sc in same st and in next 4 sts, *{in Color B sc in next st, sc2tog, in Color A place 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts} repeat from * until last 6 sts, in Color B sc in next, sc2tog, in Color A place 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, ss to join. (60)

    Rnd 23. In Color A: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, *{change to Color B sc in next st, in Color A sc in next 9 sts} repeat from * until last 5 sts, in Color b sc in next st, in Color a sc in last 4 sts, ss to join. (60)

    Rnds 24-26. In Color A: ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, ss to join. (60)

Keep repeatiing until hat is:

    baby 0-3 mos 6″ tall
    baby 3-6 mos 6″ tall
    baby 6-12 mos 6.5″ tall
    toddler 12-18 mos 6.75″ tall
    toddler 18-24 mos 7″ tall
    preschool 2-5 years 7.5″ tall
    child 5-10 years 7.75″ tall
    Teen/sm adult 8” tall
    M/L Adult 8.25” tall


    **Here is where you want to add or delete rows to make your hat height as tall as you would like it be.

Border


    27a. Change to Color B: ch 1, sc in the same st and in each st around, ss to join.


    Or

    27b. Change to Color B ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc 2 more times in the same st, *{sk the next 2 sts, place 3 dc in the next st} repeat from * around, ss to the top of the starting ch 3 and finish off.

    Pink shell stitch border on white crochet hat.

Finishing

    Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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Jackie

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Crystal, do you have this pattern in an adult size?

Christa

Thursday 14th of January 2021

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for asking. Originally I did not include an adult size. However, the stitch count is the same to get the heart pattern for each size. So you can try working the pattern with a 6.5mm or 7mm crochet hook to get a 6.5-7" diameter circle for the crown width (rounds 1-10). I get a 6.5" circle with a 6.5mm hook, so I would use that for teen/sm adult size, and go up to a 7mm hook for md/lg adult. I hope that helps!

Thanks, Crystal

Linda Penner

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Love this hat!

Pamela Nelson

Monday 11th of February 2019

Thank you so much for the pattern. I am making it for my 7 month old granddaughter, Violet, for Valentines Day! Love your site.

Maria Robinson

Tuesday 17th of April 2018

This is so adorable, I love it

Christa18

Monday 23rd of April 2018

Thank you ❤️

Dorothy Smith

Sunday 11th of February 2018

I love this hat making it for my year old granddaughter

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