The Ever-Changing Toque – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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When I finished making my Ever-Changing Cowl, I was thrilled with how warm it is. The stitch pattern, combined with a bulky yarn, created an accessory with gorgeous texture, endless style, and a cozy feel. 

I knew I had to keep the cozy going, so I created a free crochet hat pattern to match. This toque has just a little bit of slouch to it, but you can easily add rows to make it longer and give it that extra slouch. Or, make it longer and turn up the brim to make it extra warm on your ears. One of my favourite things about crocheting is playing with a pattern to make it just what I need.

The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern

Ever-Changing Toque – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Finished Sizes:

Instructions given to fit size Small; changes for Medium & Large are in () 

S (M, L)

To Fit Head Circumference: 21” (22”, 23”)

Finished Circumference: 19 ½” (21”, 22 ½”) 

Finished Length: 9”.

Abbreviations:

Sk = Skip

Sp = Space

St = Stitch

Ss = Slip Stitch

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Hdc = Half Double Crochet

BLO = Back Loop Only

FLO = Front Loop Only

Lsc = Long Single Crochet (aka Spike Stitch)

3rd LO = Third Loop Only

Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet Two Together

Materials:

I used Red Heart Soft Essentials, which is 100% Acrylic, #5 Bulky weight yarn. 

Any yarn of similar weight would work. 

Approximately 115 (130, 155) yds. 

6mm Hook

Stitch Markers

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge Swatch:

With 6mm hook, ch 14. 

1. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 13 st

2. Ch1, hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 13 st

Repeat row 2 until you have 8 rows total. Swatch should measure 4” W x 4” H.

Notes:

Ch1  at the beginning of a row is never considered a stitch. 

I have written tutorials for the Spike Stitch (Lsc), Working into the 3rd LO, and an Alternate Joining Method when working into the 3rd LO

 I have added many pictures to help you along the way. 

Model above (that’s me) is wearing a size Medium. 

The Ever-Changing Toque – Free Crochet Pattern

The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern

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Instructions

Band

With 6mm Hook (or the hook used to obtain gauge)

Begin with a long tail, as you will be using it to sew the ends on the band shut.

1. Ch6. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.   – 5 st

2. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. Hdc in 1st st and each st across. Turn.   – 5 st

Repeat row 2 until you have a total of 42 (44, 46) rows. Ss into the end of your 1st row to join. (See figure 1) You will be working your 1st row of the body of your hat into the side of your hat band. (See figure 2)

From here, this pattern is worked in the round, but you will be turning after each round is completed. To make this pattern easier to work, beginning at row 2, you will be starting each round in the 2nd stitch. This is the stitch immediately to the left of where you placed your slip stitch in the previous row. If you look at figure 3 below, you will see that I have ch1 and worked my 1st hdc into the next st. When you do this, you must remember that the stitch where you placed your slip stitch in the previous row, is where you will place your last stitch. (See figure 4)

Body

1. Ch1. Work 62 (66, 70) sc evenly around the band. Ss to 1st sc. Turn. (This is the wrong side of your work)   – 62 (66, 70) st

2. Ch1. Hdc in the next st and each st around. Ss to 1st st (See alternative method above). Turn.       – 62 (66, 70) st

3. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

4. Ch1. *Hdc in BLO of next st, hdc in FLO of next st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

5. Ch1. *Hdc in FLO of next st, hdc in BLO of next st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

6. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to 1st st (See alternative method above). Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

7. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.    – 62 (66, 70) st

8. Ch1. *Sc in next st, ch1, sk1 st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

9. Ch1. *Lsc in next st 1 row beneath, ch1, sk1. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.     – 62 (66, 70) st

10. –  12.    Repeat round 9.

13. Ch1. *Lsc in next st 1 row beneath, sc in next st. ** Repeat from * to ** around. Ss to 1st st. Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

14. Ch1. Hdc in next st and each st around. Ss to 1st st (See alternative method above). Turn.   – 62 (66, 70) st

15. –  18.  Repeat rounds 3. –  6. 

Note: In the final rows you will be decreasing to make the top of the hat. This will result in a hat that is 9” long. If you would like a longer hat, you can repeat rows 7-12, then move on to rows 19-21. 

19. Working in the 3rd LO: Ch1. *Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** around. SS to 1st st. Turn.   – 31 (33, 35) st

20. Ch1. *Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** around, until there is only 1 st left unworked. Hdc in last st. SS to 1st st. Turn.   – 16 (17, 18) st

21. Ch1. *Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. ** Repeat from * to ** around, until there is only 0 (1, 0) st left unworked. Hdc in last unworked st, if applicable. SS to 1st st. Bind off.   – 8 (9, 9) st

Figure 5 shows a close up of what the stitch pattern should look like.

The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern

Weave the end of the yarn through the last remaining sts and pull tight to close. 

For the band, use the beginning end of your yarn to sew the ends of the band shut. Turn your hat inside out, and whip stitch through the bottom bar of your first row, and 3rd loop of your last row. (See figure 6) When done properly, the seam should be almost invisible when you turn your hat right side out. (See figure 7)

The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern
The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern

Weave in all your ends, and you’re done!

The Ever-Changing Toque - Free Crochet Pattern

Ever-Changing Toque – Free Crochet Hat Pattern

I hope you love your new toque, and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful pictures on Ravelry!  

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And until next time… Happy Hooking! 😉

2 thoughts on “The Ever-Changing Toque – Free Crochet Hat Pattern”

  1. I would love to have this pattern but every time I try to get the PDF it wants me to down load something and I have gotten bad viruses and don’t want that to happen again…. 🙁

    • Hi Sandra,

      The only place you can get my patterns on pdf is through Ravelry, and they are sold for a fee. You should not have to download any kind of program for it. Just click the link near the top of the post where it says “Want to buy a downloadable pdf? Get it here.”
      If you prefer to use the free version, you can view it on the blog at any time. 🙂

      I hope that was helpful. Happy Hookng! 😉

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