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Everyday Ribbed Crochet Hat Pattern

Oh my goodness….I am so thrilled to let you know that I will be going to New York City in a few short weeks for Lion Brand Yarn’s blogger event! (More about this later) In anticipation for heading to the big apple, I wanted to make a classic hat that I could wear on cold days around the city.  Black goes with just about anything and since the time is already drawing near, I wanted to crochet the hat (it’s a bit quicker than knitting for me) but I wanted it to have that cool knit look.  What I love about this hat is the stretch and comfort that the ribbed fabric provides as well as the fact that it looks knit.  This idea was inspired by a Christmas shopping trip to REI (an outdoor wear store if you’re not familiar) where I saw a super cute, chunky hat with this ribbed look.  The one at REI was white, but I wanted to make mine black so it goes with anything and doesn’t show dirt. Plus it’s just a good classic color.

You might remember when I showed you how to create a knit look stitch with the waistcoat stitch a while back, but this is a totally different stitch pattern. I love the waistcoat stitch but I wanted a comfy, stretchy knit like rib for this piece.

This hat is crocheted by beginning with a chain and making a big, long rectangle. (Make it so it fits comfortably around your head)  You then seam it and close up the top. Add a pom and voila! You can see how it’s done in the pics below.


Below you’ll find the full pattern which is so easy! If you know how to single crochet and slip stitch, you can make this hat no problem.  I also have shared a little picture tutorial HERE to show you just how simple this stitch pattern works up.  It’s a big “no no” to use black yarn for photographed items as the stitches don’t show up as well, but I reaaaaalllly wanted a black hat so there’s that.  You can see the stitches a bit better in my tutorial for the rib stitch (pictured below).

Crocheting away – row by row. So easy!
Got my big long rectangle.
Cinch the top closed after you seam up the sides!
Add a fun pom pom!

Above: Crochet, knitting + nature. Some of my happy places. You too?


One size – hat measures approximately 19″ around and 8 3/4″ tall. You can adjust size by making the initial chain longer (to add more height) or by crocheting more or fewer rows to make it slimmer or wider.

Notes: This pattern is made by simply crocheting a long rectangle in a rib stitch pattern and then seaming and cinching the top of the hat closed. You will hold two strands of yarn together for the entire pattern.Easy peasy!  I am a loose crocheter! If you crochet tightly, you may want to consider going up a hook size.  In addition, you should crochet loosely as the slip stitches can get rather tight to work with.

You will need:

2 skeins Lion Brand Heartland in Black Canyon 142 grams/skein  (uses approximately 145 g)

US Size K 6.5 mm crochet hook


Tapestry needle


Everyday Crocheted Ribbed Hat Pattern

Holding two strands of yarn together Ch 25

(Note: crochet very loosely for this pattern)

Row 1 Sc in each st across the row (24 stitches)

Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sl st into each st across the row (24 stitches)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until your piece is approximately 19″ long (or as long as you need to fit comfortable around your head)

Don’t forget to check out the tutorial that I put together here if you need more help!


Next you will seam the two ends together by slip stitch crocheting up the edges to join.

Cinch Top:

Next, you will cinch the top of the hat closed. With your tapestry needle and a length of yarn, work the yarn with a straight stitch in and out of the fabric around the hat approximately every inch.  Once you’ve worked your yarn around the hat, pull it to cinch the top of the hat closed.  Tie off and weave in ends.


Add a nice fluffy pom to the top!  You can see how to make a pom here

Making a mess while making a pom 😉

Hope that you enjoy this hat! It’s a new fave of mine and I can’t wait to wear it in New York.  I also can’t wait to share my trip with you because as I understand, there will be some major yarn shopping involved and I will be getting to meet several other bloggers in person. Someone pinch me or poke me with your knitting needle right now! I never saw this coming a few years ago as I began to keep a log of my projects online.  I wish I could also meet all of you someday in person! Wouldn’t that be fun?

Please enjoy the hat and let me know if you make one!




I also love the simple ribbed beanie put together by Stephanie from All About Ami using a free Lion Brand Pattern you can see it here!

And another great hat by Make & Do Crew here!


If you enjoy crocheting the look of knit, be sure to also see:

How To Crochet  Knit Look Stitch Video & Pattern





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  1. Jessica, I am SO excited you are becoming so “famous”! You work hard and offer wonderful patterns and a fun blog. Happy New Year.

    1. Hehe! You’re too funny. Thanks for your sweet words my friend. It is work, but it’s fun work and that means it’s not really work at all! It’s such a great time to meet friends like you and make these projects to share. Happiest New Year to you Wendy!

  2. Jessica, Love your patterns and your blog. Your work is wonderful .
    Thanks so much and hope you and your family have a wonderful new year

    1. You have a wonderful new year too Cynthia! I’m so happy you like the blog and patterns. It is such a true joy for me to share these and make them. Best to you and yours!

  3. It looks like knitting and how cool is that?? Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial, I have to try this. Happy 2018 to you!

  4. Thank you Jessica! I love this pattern and since I crochet and knit this gives me the opportunity to put down my knitting needles and use my beautiful crochet hooks that I received at xmas.
    Thank you for all the lovely patterns.

    1. Aww you’re welcome Tina! What a fun gift – your crochet hooks. Someone knew what to get you! Happy crocheting (and knitting!).

  5. Is there a way to use another kind of yarn like I love this yarn? I use this yarn daily and was wondering if I could use this yarn instead of Lions Brand? How would I go about doing that? What size needle would I use? I love your patterns they are so beautiful and easy to use you are so creative ❤️

    1. Absolutely! You can sub any worsted weight #4 yarn that you like in this pattern. Happy new year and thank you for your sweet words!!! It means a lot to me. 🙂

  6. Thank you for the tutorial with step by step photos. I realized I was not inserting the single crochet correctly into the slip stitches but now I have got it! LOVE your pattern. Thank you so much!

  7. Jessica, I was looking for an easy hat pattern for my granddaughter (Jessica), so this had to be the one (Ribbed Hat pattern). But she wants to be able to turn the edge up so it doen’t look so flat. How much longer do you suggest? 2″ ? Also I have never used 2 strands at the same time, any tips? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Reta! Personally I would add another 2.5″ or so. As far as printing, you can copy and paste the parts that you want into Word and print from there. Hope it works out well for you and let me know if you have any questions!

  8. Thanks Jessica loved your hat will wear it in California over December & thinking of you

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