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Delia Crochet Hat ~ Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Delia Hat
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

The Delia hat is a playful beanie hat with a Jacob’s Ladder detail running up the hat, which creates a little starburst pattern at the top. Switch up the colors and sizes to create a set of hats for the entire family!

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Size:
Child small, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Large
Fits 18 (20, 22, 24) inch head

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky

Hook:
US J/10/6.00 mm

Gauge:
13 sts  14 rows in a 4″ square in single crochet

Stitches and Skills used:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
dc2tog ~ double crochet 2 together
st(s) ~ stitch(es)

Getting Started: This pattern is worked with 6 sets of chains evenly spaced through each round started with round 3. The chains are later looped together in the Jacob’s Ladder technique. There are photos to help with this process. Do not get nervous about the chains looking loose or messy before they are looped together, it will all work after they are looped.

Check out this tutorial to help with the Jacob’s Ladder technique.

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Pattern: 

Round 1: Ch 54 (60, 66 72), sl st into first ch to form a circle, be careful not to twist, ch 1 (does not count as a st) sc in each ch around. (54 (60, 66, 72) sc)
~or~
Foundation sc 54 (60, 66, 72), join with a sl st to form a circle, be careful not to twist.

Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st) sc in the back loop only of each sc around, sl st to top of first sc to join round. (54 (60, 66, 72) sc)

Round 3: Ch 8 (counts as first sc and ch 7),  [sc in the back loop only of each of next 9 (10, 11, 12) sc, ch 7, sl st in first ch made] 5 times, sc in the back loop only of each of next (8 (9, 10, 11) sc, sl st to the first ch of the beginning ch 8 to join round. (54 (60, 66, 72) sc, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 4: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7) [skip 1 sc, dc in the back loop only of each of next 8 (9, 10, 11) sc, ch 7] 5 times, skip 1 sc, dc in the back loop only of each of next (7 (8, 9, 10) sc, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (48 (54, 60, 66) dc, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 5: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7) [dc in each of next 8 (9, 10, 11) dc, ch 7] 5 times, dc in each of next (7 (8, 9, 10) dc, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (48 (54, 60, 66) dc, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Repeat round 5: 2 (2, 4, 4more times. (7 (7, 9, 9) rounds total at this point.
Move onto decrease rounds by size.

Size Child Small Decrease Rounds:

Round 1: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (36 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 2: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in the next st, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (24 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Round 3: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog twice, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in the next st, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (13 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Loop the Ladders:
Hold one of the bottom ch-7 loops, pull the loop above it through, *pull the next loop through the previous loop, repeat from * until all the loops are pulled through, then repeat with remaining 7 ladders. See pictures below to help.

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Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sl st in top of loop ladder [dc2tog, sl st in top of loop ladder] 5 times, dc2tog, sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join round. (7 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Clip yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the top of all 7 sts, pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Child Large Decrease Rounds:

Round 1: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (42 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 2: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (30 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Round 3: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in the next st, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog twice, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (18 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Round 4: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in the next st, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (12 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Loop the Ladders:

Hold one of the bottom ch-7 loops, pull the loop above it through, *pull the next loop through the previous loop, repeat from * until all the loops are pulled through, then repeat with remaining 7 ladders. See pictures below to help.

Delia-Hat-Looping-the-Ladders

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sl st in top of loop ladder [dc2tog, sl st in top of loop ladder] 5 times, dc in next st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join round. (7 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Clip yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the top of all 7 sts, pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Adult Small Decrease Rounds:

Round 1: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (36 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 2: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (36 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 3: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in the next st, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (24 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Round 4: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog twice, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in the next st, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (13 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Loop the Ladders:
Hold one of the bottom ch-7 loops, pull the loop above it through, *pull the next loop through the previous loop, repeat from * until all the loops are pulled through, then repeat with remaining 7 ladders. See pictures below to help.

Delia-Hat-Looping-the-Ladders

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sl st in top of loop ladder [dc2tog, sl st in top of loop ladder] 5 times, dc2tog, sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join round. (7 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Clip yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the top of all 7 sts, pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size Adult Large Decrease Rounds:

Round 1: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 7 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (42 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 2: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 5 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (42 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 3: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in each of next 3 sts, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (30 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Round 4: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in the next st, dc2tog, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog twice, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (18 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Round 5: Ch 10 (counts as first dc and ch 7), [dc2tog, dc in the next st, ch 7] 5 times, dc2tog, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 10 to join round. (12 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7) 

Loop the Ladders:

Hold one of the bottom ch-7 loops, pull the loop above it through, *pull the next loop through the previous loop, repeat from * until all the loops are pulled through, then repeat with remaining 7 ladders. See pictures below to help.

Delia-Hat-Looping-the-Ladders

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sl st in top of loop ladder [dc2tog, sl st in top of loop ladder] 5 times, dc in next st, sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3 to join round. (7 sts, with 6 sets of ch-7)

Clip yarn leaving a long tail. Weave tail through the top of all 7 sts, pull tight to close. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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13 Comments

13 Comments on Delia Hat

  1. Audrey Diaz
    February 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you!

    Reply
  2. Ginny
    February 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have request for a hat for 9 year old girl whose is taking chemo. I think this will be perfect.

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  3. Teresa Williams
    February 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for this adorable hat pattern! The braiding up the sides is ingenious!

    Reply
  4. Judy
    February 14, 2015 at 6:34 pm (2 years ago)

    A very easy pattern to crochet, great in different colors. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Reply
  5. Traci
    February 19, 2015 at 10:10 pm (2 years ago)

    i am almost done decreasing and am SO excited to start weaving! This cute hat has worked up so fast. I can’t wait to start making them for Chriatmas gifts. Great pattern!

    Reply
  6. nonna
    July 7, 2015 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

    Thank You So Much!!!!

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