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This free crochet pattern is called the Suzette Hat. The pattern uses the Suzette Stitch and has a fold over
When a fan sends me a request, I usually added it to my long list of projects to crochet and work on. But sometimes, certain projects need to be made right away. This is what happened with this Suzette Hat. She requested a hat pattern, bottom up, with a fold over brim and the Suzette stitch.
It not only sounded super easy and fun, but also needed to be made quick due to a medical necessity for a family member of hers. This fan has been extremely supportive of my website and her story was so heartfelt, I had no other choice. Besides! It’s crochet and yarn and a hat. The 3 most amazing and fun things in my life (excluding my family, of course).
As I love crocheting and designing hats, I got right to it and had it done in less than a day. And guess what?! This is for sure my most favorite hat pattern I ever designed. It is cozy and comfy and so easy and fast to make.
I added a homemade yarn pom-pom on top that to provide a special extra touch that just makes this Suzette Hat come together and complete. I can’t imagine wearing this hat without it now.
I wrote the pattern in such a way, that you can easily decide for yourself whether or not you want to have a fold over brim (which I highly recommend as it keeps your ears warmer) or a simple brim.
Furthermore, the pattern is easily adjustable such that you can make it in any head size you need it to be. And if you never made the
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Let me not hold you off anymore. Let’s get to the pattern. 🙂
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Suzette Hat
- Premier Yarn Everyday Collection in color: Purple (1 skein)
- I Love this Yarn from Hobby Lobby in the color: Purple Gradient (1 skein)
- 5.0 mm hook
- Pom-pom maker (used largest size)
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
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- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
blo= back loop only
- dc = double crochet
- Suzette stitch
3 row x 2 suzette sts =1 square inches
Adult size: 9 (diameter) x 8.5 (height) inches (without pom-pom)
This pattern is written for an adult head, but it can easily be adjusted to different head sizes. Just follow this TUTORIAL. Also be sure to check out the tutorial for the Suzette Stitch as that is the stitch used for this hat. I also have a COMPLETE Video Tutorial below, to show every part to crochet the hat.
Make a chain of 20 (10 if you want a normal no fold over brim) in purple
R1: crochet in the back bump: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2-70: 1 sc in the
Now fold the rectangle in half and slip stitch the ends together. You finished the brim. You are now going in rounds around the edge of one side of the brim.
Change color to the purple gradient yarn
You will go in continues rounds now, so use a stitch marker.
R2 -19: *1 dc and 1 sc in the same stitch, skip 1 st, repeat from * all around
The number of rounds depend on the head size (remember that the brim counts in height).
Once you finish, cut about a foot of yarn and then weave the yarn in and out every 1/2 – 1 inch. Then pull and close the hole. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
The Break-Through Moment: To add a pom-pom or not?
Well, I added a pom-pom. I used my pom-pom maker to make it and love it. I used the same yarn for the pom-pom as I did for the brim which makes the hat come together and feel complete.
But do you need one? No, you can choose to leave it off. In fact, you can even make this hat larger in height and create a slouchy Suzette Hat. If you do, please show me, I would love to see it.
Anyways, I would not recommend either a yarn pom-pom or a faux fur pom-pom for the Fold Over Brim Suzette Hat. Add a pom-pom or leave it; it’s totally up to you.
Most Important Part: Video Tutorial for the Suzette Hat with Fold Over Brim
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