Free Crochet Hounds Tooth Hat Pattern

Before my computer crashed earlier this week, I had almost completed the free pattern of my Hounds Tooth hat.  I picked up the computer and thankfully the data was saved and placed on an external hard drive.  Because of the delay, I has some time and decided to play around with some different yarns.  Here are the results:

I used Caron Simply soft in the hat pictured below.  It’s what I used when I made the Hounds Tooth scarf, so I figured it would be a good place to start.  I made this hat for my husband and had to do an extra increase round in order for it to fit him.  To be honest though, I have worked with the Sinfonia cotton yarn since the beginning of the year and it could have been my tension was too tight.  As I progressed with different yarns, I was able to follow my pattern without any changes.

Hounds Tooth Hat

I also tried Red Heart Soft for the dark/light brown hat (my favorite one out of the bunch).  The hat worked up pretty quickly, but I think my only disappointment is the yarn had the tendency to “snag” a little easier than expected.  The result was still good though as this yarn has more of a sheen to it than Caron Simply Soft.  I followed my pattern exactly and the hat actually fit Emory.  I wanted to see how big the hat would turn out if I did an extra increase round.  It fit Emory but it wasn’t as snug as you would want a beanie to fit.  Of course, you can see the color and so you know that he wouldn’t let me take his picture!  You’ll just have to take my word for it. 

Hounds Tooth Hat Hounds Tooth Hat

The last yarn I decided to use was I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby.  I really liked the yarn for this particular project.  I didn’t have to worry about my tension and could just crochet.  I followed the directions without incident.  The hat would fit the average person’s head (22 in.).  I liked the sheen to the Red Heart the best but as far as the way the hat looks and the overall ease of the material, I probably will make most of the hats using ILTY.  Here are some examples from the Hobby Lobby yarn.

Hounds Tooth HatHounds Tooth Hat

You can see I’ve had plenty of time to crochet while waiting for my computer.  I would love to hear what yarn you chose and your opinion of the yarn.

Here’s the pattern!  I hope you enjoy and have fun making the hat!

Supplies:

  1. I love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby
  2. Crochet Hook Size – I
  3. Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.

Gauge:  Approximately 5-6 stitches and 6 Rows  = 2 in. (Measurements used from the rounds using the hdc st.

Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

YO – yarn over

Reverse SC – Also known as the crab stitch, is made by doing a single crochet stitch but in the opposite direction.  Right-handed people work from left to right and left-handed people from right to left.

   
On each round of the rows I will instruct you to ch 1.  This does not count as a sc/hdc/dc throughout the pattern. 

ch 4, sl st into first ch to make a ring.

Round 1:  ch 1, 12 hdc in ring, sl st in first hdc (12 st)

Round 2:  ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc, sl st in first hdc (24 st)

Round 3: ch 1 and hdc in same sp, work 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc , repeat from * to *join by sl st in first hdc (36 st)

Round 4: ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc*, repeat from * to * join by sl st in first hdc (48 st)

Round 5:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc*, repeat from * to * join by sl st in first hdc  (60 st)

Round 6:  ch 1 and sc in same st, *dc in next st,  sc in next st* repeat from * to * until last dc,  sl st to first sc, (60 st)

Round 7:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next st and around, join by sl st in first hdc and change color.

Round 8:  ch 1 and sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * until last dc,  change color, sl st to first sc,

Round 9:  ch 1 and dc in same st, *sc in next st, dc in next st* until last sc, change color, sl st to first dc.

Round 10:  ch 1 and sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st* repeat from * to * until last dc, change color,  sl st to first sc,

Round 11: ch 1 and dc in same st, *sc in next st, dc in next st* until last sc, sl st to first dc. (do not change color)

Round 12– 14:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next st and around, join by sl st in first hdc.

Round 15-18:    Repeat rounds 8-11

Round 19-21:  ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next st and around, change color, join by sl st in first hdc.

Round 22:  ch 1 and sc in same sp, sc in next st and around, join by sl st in first sc.

Round 23:  Reverse sc in previous st and reverse st in each st around, sl st in first reverse sc.  (see above in the abbreviations for help with the Reverse sc).

Fasten off and sew in loose ends.

 

I totally believe in free enterprise and give permission to sell products made from this hat.  Just do me a favor and give me credit for the design!

Oh, and please don’t use my photos as your own!  I would love to see your photos of the hat!

Have a blessed day!

Kathy

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55 thoughts on “Free Crochet Hounds Tooth Hat Pattern

  1. I was completely dismayed that I couldn’t find a good pattern for an Olympic themed cap….UNTIL I found yours! Love how it turned out! I started the five colors when the pattern directed to change colors and then after the five, switched back to white. I also did shorten it for for me at row 19. I’m going back to make another! Thanks for such an easy, great pattern! I’ll look for your contact (email/facebook?) so I can post a picture for you! Again, super pleased with this pattern! Thank-you!

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  2. Thank you very much for sharing this free hat….I have just made it for my hubby using left over yarn from 2 of his jumpers. It looks fantastic and he is delighted with it….now to get a pattern for a pair of gloves with the rest that is left over….:-)

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  3. Reblogged this on Sugar's Sweet Stitches and commented:
    What’s on your hook today? Well I am preparing for the cold weather that is scheduled to arrive here again tomorrow morning. I know there are places in the United States that are receiving far worse weather than Texas, but what you may not know is that Texas is not used to this kind of weather in winter.
    So, what’s on my hook today? This Houndstooth Hat by Elk Studio and Kathy Lashley. So far I am loving the pattern. It is working up quite quickly and is so simple to follow.
    Here’s hoping it keeps my husband’s sparsely haired head warm tomorrow………

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  4. Hey Kathy,

    I made this hat for a friend of my son-in-law. It came out great and I am ce it in just a few hours! I’ll definitely be doing this one again.

    Cathy

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  6. hello and thanks for posting this pattern. I am going to attempt to make it, but I just wanted to ask if this will fit size 23 head? I am making it for a man and just wanted to make sure it would fit cause I see you mentioned you added a couple of rows for your husband, so how would I do that, I mean in what rows?

    thanks

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      • okay thank you for replying! I started the hat but noticed that the numbers in my rounds are a little off. for example starting in round 3, instead of 36 stitches I have more and so on. what do you think I am doing wrong? and last, in which round should I do the extra increase? thanks!!!

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      • It sounds like you are adding some stitches that don’t belong. Each increase round should increase by 12 stitches only with this pattern.

        You will complete round 5 as normal. You will do this for round 6:

        ch 1 and hdc in same sp, hdc in next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc in next hdc*, repeat from * to * join by sl st in first hdc (72 st)

        Then continue the pattern as normal. I hope this helps.

        Kathy

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      • Thanks again for taking the time to reply! I figured I made a mistake on round 3, I actually did 2 hdc in every stitch around. thank you so much for making this pattern available to us for free and for helping me out as well. thanks!

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  7. I love the pattern. Agree with other comments about your yarn selections being very helpful. I really appreciate your generosity for posting the pattern for free. Think you

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  9. I just figured out that you crochet through BOTH loops on each row. I was just going through the front loops and it wouldn’t turn out right. Figured it out now and it’s coming along GREAT! Thanks for the pattern!

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  10. Thank you so much for this pattern! I am a BAMA alum and this pattern has given me great joy! Your instructions are perfect! Check out my blog at yarnjunkies.com to see my creation! Love it!

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  18. I am adding this hat to my Christmas Present list. I think my oldest brother would be thrilled to have this (even though it doesn’t get that cold in Texas). Thank you!

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  19. Nice hat Kathy. I have nearly finished my Hounds tooth bag pattern you shared with us, I have been making it while on holiday.

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  20. I adore this article! Just started a blog and it would mean so much if you could check it out! Followed btw xx looove the hats so cute

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