Crochet Football Hat Pattern

I love a good reason to crochet little hats and my sister in law is expecting, so I did just that-crocheted up some itty bitty hats. Since she’s due in the fall, and her husband is a fan-the football hat is an obvious win!

This crochet football hat is available in newborn baby to adult sizes. If you’re familiar with crochet beanies, this is just a basic hdc hat. I added one little technique to the white stripes which really makes them stand out! I’ve detailed how to do it in the notes and pattern below, in case it’s a new technique for you. And I’m always happy to answer any questions!

I’ve included measurements for the crown circle under each pattern size, and the hat height at the end. I’ve set what I’d consider a minimum circle for each size, so if yours is a little over, say .25-.5″ bigger that’s fine. But anything bigger and it’s probably going to be the next size up! You want your hat to fit, so if you’re circle is off be sure to adjust your hook size.

I’ve also included how to sew on the laces if sewing onto your crochet projects is new for you. Each hat size has it’s own section, for easy reading. The Laces section is located at the very end, including the video tutorial. I love new subscribers to my YouTube Channel, as it helps me keep making those videos!

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Materials:

100-250 yds #4 med worsted weight yarn, I used Red Heart with Love* in Brown and and a little bit of White

5mm (H) hook*, or hook necessary for gauge

yarn needle* and scissors

stitch markers* are helpful to mark that first st of each round so you know where to join.

Gauge:

Rounds 1-6 = 4.25” diameter



Notes:

  1. When working in the round, I prefer to Ch 1 to start my hdc rounds, as it creates a better join with less of a hole. This Ch 1 does not count as a stitch. If Ch 2 is more comfortable for you then by all means use it! 
  2. The football laces are sewn on with white yarn and needle after the hat is complete.
  3. This is a basic hdc beanie pattern that is worked top down.
  4. The hat is worked in the round, joining the last st to the first st at the end of each round with a ss. 
  5. However, only for the brown round following the white round you will still join the round in the same manner BUT you will turn the hat (like you would when working in rows), and crochet back the other way. This allows you to crochet into the 3rd loop of the hdc, which is on the back of the hdc stitch-see pictures below. 




Stitches

Mc-magic circle

ch-chain

ss-slip stitch

hdc-half double crochet

3rd loop hdc-is the vertical loop on the back of the hdc stitch-shown  below, above the blue lines. Crochet a hdc into this loop, as shown in the photoin the below. When you turn your work it will be facing you. You can watch the video here.

When working into the 3rd loop, insert your hook under the loop as shown below.




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Newborn-3 mos

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) 4.5”
  7. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) Change to white.
  8. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  9. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) Turn your work again.
  10. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  11. -14. Rep round 10.  Change to white after the last round.

15. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

16. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48) Turn your work again.

17. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 5.75” tall



3-6mos

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) 5″
  8. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (56)
  9. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  10. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.
  11. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  12. -15. Rep round 11.  Change to white after the last round.

16. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

17. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.

18. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 6” tall



6-12 mos

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (56)
  9. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  10. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.
  11. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  12. -16. Rep round 11.  Change to white after the last round.

17. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

18. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.

19. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 6.5” tall



12-24 mos

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (56)
  9. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  10. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.
  11. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  12. -17. Rep round 11.  Change to white after the last round.

18. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

19. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.

20. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 6.75” tall



Preschooler 2-4 yrs

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (56)
  9. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  10. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.
  11. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  12. -18. Rep round 11.  Change to white after the last round.

19. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

20. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56) Turn your work again.

21. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 7” tall



Child

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 6} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64)
  9. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (64)
  10. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  11. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Turn your work again.
  12. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. (64)
  13. -18. Rep round 12.  Change to white after the last round.

19. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

20. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Turn your work again.

21. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 7.5” tall



Teen/sm adult

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 6} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64)
  9. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. Change to white. (64)
  10. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  11. Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Turn your work again.
  12. In Brown: Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join.
  13. -18. Rep round 12.  Change to white after the last round.

19. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

20. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64) Turn your work again.

21. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 7.5” tall



Med Adult

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 6} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64)
  9. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 7} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72)
  10. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72) Change to white. (72)
  11. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  12. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72) Turn your work again.
  13. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join.
  14. -21. Rep round 13.  Change to white after the last round.

22. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

23. Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72) Turn your work again.

24. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 8” tall



Lg Adult

Start with a mc.

  1. 8 hdc into the mc, ss to the first hdc to join. (8)
  2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (16)
  3. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2 hdc, hdc in next} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (24)
  4. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc, hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (32)
  5. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 3 hdc} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (40)
  6. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 4} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (48)
  7. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 5} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (56)
  8. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 6} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (64)
  9. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 7} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (72)
  10. Ch 1, starting in the same st *{2hdc, hdc in each of the next 8} rep from * around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80)
  11. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80) Change to white. (80)
  12. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.
  13. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80) Turn your work again.
  14. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join.
  15. -22. Rep round 13.  Change to white after the last round.

23. In White: Ch 1, hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80) Change to brown and TURN your hat like you would when working in rows. This shows you the back of the hdc stitches where the 3rd loop is located. The next round will be crocheted into this loop.

24. In Brown: Ch 1, 3rd loop hdc in each hdc around, ss to the first hdc to join. (80) Turn your work again.

25. Ch 1, hdc (normally) in each hdc acround, ss to the first hdc to join. 

26. Ch 1, Sc into each hdc around, finish off. 8” tall




Laces

To add the laces, use your yarn needle and a length of yarn to sew them on. Secure your first and last stitch by going through the same stitch twice. Center the placement between stripes. I go through the middle of the stitches to keep them more securely in place. See picture below.

 football hat

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