hdc Heart Hat

hdc Heart Hat

JANUARY 26, 2021

Last week I posted my corner to corner Heart Hat pattern and you guys showed it a lot of love! Thank you for that. I wanted to design another Heart Hat using half double crochet (hdc) stitches for those of you that don't know how to crochet corner to corner.

Your hat will look slightly different (but better!) from the hats in the pictures here. After I assembled the hats, I decided to make a few design tweaks to improve the look and fit of the hats. I moved the hearts down and eliminated a few rows from all three sizes. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

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  • I don't want to recommend a hook size. I was able to obtain the gauge using a H 5mm crochet hook. You will want to make your own gauge swatch(es) to determine what size hook you should use (see "gauge" section below). 
  • yarn: worsted weight (#4). I used Caron One Pound (Dark Gray & Deep Violet) and Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua and White.
  • tapestry needle
  • locking stitch markers
  • scissors
  • Large Pom Pom maker
  • Hot melt adhesive

Toddler, Child & Adult

19 half double crochet = 5 inches

12 rows = 4 inches

PLEASE make a gauge swatch before you begin. Our individual tensions and the thickness of worsted weight yarns can vary greatly.

This is the hat size guide that I use to design my hats. This guide was made by Jeanne Steinhilber for The Crochet Crowd. You can read the original post here.


hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
rem= remaining
hdc2tog= half double crochet 2 stitches together

  • When you are changing colors, use the new color to do the final pull through of the stitch that is the old color.
  • Pattern is worked back and forth in rows of half double crochet (hdc) from the bottom up.
  • You can print and follow the pixel graph or follow the written instructions.
  • Chain 2 at the beginning of each row.
  • The brim is worked flat and sewn onto the hat.

Crochet hook: I used an H 5mm hook. Please make your gauge to determine what hook size you need.
Yarn: I used Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua & White

Click here to download the Toddler Size pixel graph.

← Row 1: blue x 35, white x 1, blue x 36
→ Row 2: blue x 35, white x 3, blue x 34
← Row 3: blue x 33, white x 5, blue x 34
→ Row 4: blue x 33, white x 7, blue x 32
← Row 5: blue x 31, white x 9, blue x 32
→ Row 6: blue x 31, white x 11, blue x 30
← Row 7: blue x 29, white x 13, blue x 30
→ Row 8: blue x 29, white x 15, blue x 28
← Row 9: blue x 27, white x 17, blue x 28
→ Row 10: blue x 27, white x 19, blue x 26
← Row 11: blue x 26, white x 19, blue x 27
→ Row 12: blue x 27, white x 19, blue x 26
← Row 13: blue x 27, white x 8, blue x 1, white x 8, blue x 28
→ Row 14: blue x 29, white x 6, blue x 3, white x 6, blue x 28
← Row 15: blue x 29, white x 4, blue x 5, white x 4, blue x 30
→ Row 16: blue x 72

Use your tapestry needle to sew up the back seam.

Join your yarn to the top of the hat (make sure your heart isn't upside down!). You are now going to work in the round.

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [36]

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [18]

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Use your tapestry needle to sew the top shut.

Brim instructions are further down.

Crochet hook: I used an H 5mm hook. Please make your gauge to determine what hook size you need.
Yarn: I used Caron One Pound In Dark Gray Mix & Red Heart Super Saver in White

Click here to download the Child Size pixel graph.

← Row 1: gray x 37, white x 1, gray x 38
→ Row 2: gray x 37, white x 3, gray x 36
← Row 3: gray x 35, white x 5, gray x 36
→ Row 4: gray x 35, white x 7, gray x 34
← Row 5: gray x 33, white x 9, gray x 34
→ Row 6: gray x 33, white x 11, gray x 32
← Row 7: gray x 31, white x 13, gray x 32
→ Row 8: gray x 31, white x 15, gray x 30
← Row 9: gray x 29, white x 17, gray x 30
→ Row 10: gray x 29, white x 19, gray x 28
← Row 11: gray x 28, white x 19, gray x 29
→ Row 12: gray x 29, white x 19, gray x 28
← Row 13: gray x 29, white x 8, gray x 1, white x 8, gray x 30
→ Row 14: gray x 31, white x 6, gray x 3, white x 6, gray x 30
← Row 15: gray x 31, white x 4, gray x 5, white x 4, gray x 32
→ Row 16: gray x 76
← Row 17: gray x 76
→ Row 18: gray x 76

Use your tapestry needle to sew up the back seam.

Join your yarn to the top of the hat (make sure your heart isn't upside down!). You are now going to work in the round.

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [38]

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [19]

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Use your tapestry needle to sew the top shut.

Brim instructions are further down.

Crochet hook: I used an H 5mm hook. Please make your gauge to determine what hook size you need.
Yarn: I used Caron One Pound In Depp Violet & Red Heart Super Saver in White

Click here to download the Adult Size pixel graph.

← Row 1: purple x 39, white x 1, purple x 40
→ Row 2: purple x 39, white x 3, purple x 38
← Row 3: purple x 37, white x 5, purple x 38
→ Row 4: purple x 37, white x 7, purple x 36
← Row 5: purple x 35, white x 9, purple x 36
→ Row 6: purple x 35, white x 11, purple x 34
← Row 7: purple x 33, white x 13, purple x 34
→ Row 8: purple x 33, white x 15, purple x 32
← Row 9: purple x 31, white x 17, purple x 32
→ Row 10: purple x 31, white x 19, purple x 30
← Row 11: purple x 30, white x 19, purple x 31
→ Row 12: purple x 31, white x 19, purple x 30
← Row 13: purple x 31, white x 8, purple x 1, white x 8, purple x 32
→ Row 14: purple x 33, white x 6, purple x 3, white x 6, purple x 32
← Row 15: purple x 33, white x 4, purple x 5, white x 4, purple x 34
→ Row 16: purple x 80
← Row 17: purple x 80
→ Row 18: purple x 80
← Row 19: purple x 80
→ Row 20: purple x 80

Use your tapestry needle to sew up the back seam.

Join your yarn to the top of the hat (make sure your heart isn't upside down!). You are now going to work in the round.

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [40]

Rnd 1: ch 2, *hdc2tog*, join [20]

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Use your tapestry needle to sew the top shut.

Crochet hook: You'll need to use a crochet hook that gives you a brim that stretches to the following lengths:

Toddler: 19 inches
Child: 20 inches
Adult: 22 inches

I used a G4mm crochet hook. If your gauge for the hat was different from mine, you may need to use a different hook size for the brim.

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch, turn (8)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st in the back loops only, turn (8)

Toddler size: repeat row 2 for a total of 72 rows

Child size: repeat row 2 for a total of 76 rows

Adult size: repeat row 2 for a total of 80 rows

Use your tapestry needle to sew the brim to the hat. Each stitch from the hat should be sewn to a row from the brim. I recommend using locking stitch markers to connect them before I started sewing. The brim will stretch as you go. 

Photos are from my LOVE Beanie.

Use your large Pom Pom maker.

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Cut the yarn between each set of arches.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

Carefully open the arches.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom. This will help prevent it from unraveling.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle to attach your pom pom to the top of your hat

    You are all done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Tag me on Instagram (lovable_loops) or Facebook to share your pictures with me!

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