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Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern


After falling in love with the Waistcoat Stitch AKA the Knit Stitch, I needed to create yet another pattern, the Swirly Heart Hat pattern. The two other patterns that also use the waistcoat stitch are the Love is in the Air Beanie and the Snowflakes Messy Bun Hat.

I created the Swirly Heart Hat pattern after so many people requested me making it and they saw the tutorial I created for the waistcoat stitch on both, my Facebook page and my Youtube channel. This pattern is slightly different but similar than the stitch tutorial.

Although the pattern is FREE, I have the pattern uploaded as a pdf on both Ravelry and Etsy. The link to pattern is a bit lower down (ad-free pdf for a small fee). 🙂

In order to understand the waistcoat stitch, please click HERE (leads to you to my last post explaining the stitch).

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The pattern is designed for a adult/teen head, but can be adjusted to make it bigger and smaller as the pattern includes a specific stitch repeat that can be made more or less of to change the size of the beanie.

A 5.0mm hook was used for the pattern and I used the Premier Deborah Norville’s Everyday Heather yarn that can be purchased HERE , as well as the Premier Deborah Norville’s Everyday yarn which can be purchased HERE. Both are thru JoAnn’s.


So, let’s get started!

You will need:


4 wst x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (click for video tutorial):

  • Sc
  • BLO sc
  • Waistcoat Stitch(wst), pictures with instructions on how to change colors using the wst are in between the pattern also

HERE is a post I created explaining the stitch in pictures, but the link to the video above is more clear and in my opinion easier to understand

BUT HERE is a video on how I make THIS HAT exactly step by step!


NOTE: These instructions are for a teen/adult head, but you could make it smaller or larger by just stopping earlier or extent it more. You can also use it as a messy bun/ponytail beanie by closing the hole temporally or permanently only a little bit.

If you don’t do it permanently, then you can always change it back and forth. In fact, I can even use it as a neck warmer/scarf sometimes.

In order to change the size of the giving pattern, the first thing you need to know is the head circumference of the person you are making the hat for.

Furthermore, you will also need to know the height of hat which can be made bigger too depending on whether you want the hat to be snuggly on the top of the head or be slouchy (just add more red yarn rows to extent it).



With color A and a 5.0mm hook make a chain of 8 chains

Row 1: 1 sc the second chain from the hook, 1 sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 2: 1 sc in the first stitch, *1 sc in BLO, repeat from * till the second to last st, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (7 sts)

Row 3-69: repeat row 2

Feel free to extent or shorten the brim according to the head circumference of the person wearing it in the end.

Fold the brim band in half and connect the ends by slip stitching them together to make a circle.

Do NOT cut the yarn, continue below.


Round 1: Using sc, crochet 67 stitches all around (you can increase or decrease the amount, but keep in mind that the heart pattern requires a 4 stitch repeat, meaning the pattern is a multiple of 4 stitches, and since there is a shift to the left for the red hearts, you will need one less stitch, so if you have a multiple of 4 being 68, subtract 1 for the shift having 67 stitches all around), DO NOT sl st to the first sc of that round! BUT for the final sc of that round finish the sc with color B (so last loop of sc is in color B). Just continue now with the written repeat below.

Starting round 2, use the waistcoat stitch from now on!

For the 4 stitch repeat, crochet *3 wst in color A, then 1 wst in color B (finishing stitch with color A), repeat from * all around, never do a sl st, until you finish your work. Counting the rows, I did 32 rows before fasting off and closing the hat. Again the video I created on Youtube is very helpful for this if you do not understand what I mean. The amount of rows you need to do depend on whether you make it for an adult/teen or a different size.

Pictures below are just to show how to change colors, ignore the pattern shown (the pattern below is not the same as for the Swirly Heart Hat!). In the picture below, the dark red would be the red heather in the hat pattern and the green would be the toasted marshmallow in the hat pattern. So you can see the first loop is red, but the stitch is finished with green (toasted marshmallow for the hat).



How to close the Hat:

Now you can also add a pom-pom for which I have a tutorial HERE if you need one. 🙂 Enjoy your new hat!

Inside of the Hat looks like this:

Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Measurements of the Teen/Adult Hat:

Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts


More pictures:

Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts


Video Tutorial:

It uses a special stitch that I call the waistcoat AKA knit stitch. Don’t be scared about the way it sounds, it is actually very easy and once mastered is very fast to create. To learn the Waistcoat Stitch please click HERE.

Here is the Video tutorial for the Swirly Heart Hat:

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Swirly Heart Hat - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts
Swirly Heart Hat



Swirly Heart Hat -Free Crochet Pattern was last modified: September 2nd, 2017 by Nicole Riley


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9 thoughts on “Swirly Heart Hat -Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hi! THANK YOU for the pattern! I am new to crochet and this site so forgive me but I used the coupon code but still haven’t gotten the pattern. What did I do wrong! THANK YOU again.

    1. Welcome 🙂
      If everything went well in Ravelry, I should have gotten an email, but sometimes it takes a bit longer, but it should be in your raverly library already. Please check there 🙂
      IF not there, please contact raverly to figure out what went wrong.
      I hope that helps:-)

  2. Do you have any restrictions on the use of the pattern after purchase (i.e. a group doing a project, or sale of hat {not the pattern})?

    1. Hi Laurel,
      thank you for contacting me. Well, I do not want my pattern being distributed unless it is a link to my website where people can find the pattern themselves. In regards to the actual hat being made from it, feel free to sell, donate or gift it. It would be nice if I am credited as the creator to the pattern tho. I hope that answers your question. Feel free to contact me again, if you would like to do anything additionally that I did not mention above. Thanks again, Nicole

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