How to Crochet Rasta Hats

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You can make this crochet hat striped if you want an authentic Rasta hat. Just change colors whenever you fancy. Use cotton yarn with this pattern for a cool summer hat, or choose worsted-weight yarn to make a warm winter hat.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 4 oz. yarn
  • Size H crochet hook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Chain 5 and join with the chain with a slip stitch to form a ring. Chain 3 to count as the first double crochet. Make a total of 15 double crochet into the ring. End the round by slip-stitching to the chain-three stitch you made at the beginning of the round.

  2. 2

    Start the second round by chaining 3. This counts as the first double crochet. Do two double crochet into each stitch from the previous round, for a total of 30 double crochet. End the round with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch you made at the beginning of the round.

  3. 3

    Replace the first double crochet with 3 chain stitches, and do 1 double crochet in the first stitch. Do 1 double crochet in the next 3 stitches, then 2 double crochet in the following stitch. Continue alternating 3 double crochet in the next 3 stitches, followed by 2 double crochet in the next stitch, all the way around. End round 3 with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch from the beginning of the round.

  4. 4

    Do the fourth through sixth rounds in the following way: chain 3 and do 1 double crochet in the first stitch. Then, make 1 double crochet in the next 4 stitches, followed by 2 double crochet in the the stitch after that. Continue alternating 4 double crochet in the next 4 stitches, followed by 2 double crochet in the next stitch, all the way around. End each round with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch you made at the beginning of the round.

  5. 5

    Complete the seventh and eighth rounds by chaining 3 and doing 1 double crochet in the first stitch. Then, do 1 double crochet in the next 8 stitches, followed by 2 double crochet in the stitch after that. Continue alternating 8 double crochet in the next 8 stitches, followed by 2 double crochet in the next stitch, all the way around. End each round with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch you made at the beginning of the round.

  6. 6

    Make the ninth through eleventh rounds by chaining 3 and doing 1 double crochet in each stitch around. End each round with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch at the beginning of the round.

  7. 7

    Create the twelfth through fifteenth rounds by chaining 3 and doing 1 double crochet in the first stitch. Do 1 double crochet in the next 6 stitches, then do 1 decrease double crochet using the next two stitches. Repeat 6 double crochet, followed by 1 decrease double crochet, all the way around. End each round with a slip stitch to the chain-three stitch at the beginning of the round.

  8. 8

    Continue working around and decreasing in the same way until the hat fits your head. Finish the crochet hat by chaining 1 and working single crochet into each stitch around. Work 2 to 6 rounds of single crochet to create a finished edge or a thicker band. Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

Tips and warnings

  • You can adjust the width of this Rasta hat, making it more floppy, by adding more rounds like 7 and 8.
  • You can adjust the length of this crochet hat by adding more rounds like rounds 9 to 11.

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