Are you looking for a crochet pattern to help you create the perfect Valentine for your little one? Look no further! This amazing, free Chunky Cabled Heart Hat pattern will help you make a perfectly sweet gift for your little one in just about an hour.
Sweet, cabled hearts adorn the sides of this surprisingly simple crocheted hat. Since the hearts are made with post stitches, I’d have to classify this as an intermediate crochet pattern. But, with my photo tutorials on this blog post and a little bit of gumption, even a confident beginner should be able to finish it!
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, pictured in Blossom
(or approx. 108 yards #6 Super Bulky yarn)
- 8.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Wide eye yarn needle and scissors
- Stitch marker (optional)
- 1 Faux Fur Pom Pom, needle and thread to attach it (optional)
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Abbreviations and Special Stitches
- FPDC – Front post double crochet
- FPDC2tog – Front post double crochet two together
- Sc2tog – single crochet two together
- BLO – through back loop only
6 sc stitches and 6 rows per 2″ square
Toddler: 18″ circumference, 7″ tall from crown to brim.
Chunky Cabled Heart Hat Crochet Pattern
Start with the ribbed band.
Row 1: Sc 5. Ch 1, turn. 
Row 2: Sc 5 BLO. Ch 1, turn. 
Rows 3-32: Repeat Row 2.  Your hat band will measure approximately 12″ now.
Row 33: Holding the foundation chain behind the working row, Sl st 5 to join. 
Flip the band inside out to hide the seam, and bring your working loop of yarn to the top. From this point forward, we will be working in continuous rounds. Use your stitch marker or a scrap of yarn to mark the beginning of every row.
Round 1: Ch 1, Sc evenly around band, working 3 sts for every 2 rows. 
Round 2: Sc around. 
Round 3: *Sc 2. FPDC left 2sts, and down two rows. Sc 2. FPDC right around the same post as before. Sc 2.* Repeat around. 
Round 4: Sc around. 
Round 5: *Sc. FPDC left around the previous post stitch. Sc 4. FPDC right around the last post stitch. Sc.* Repeat around. 
Round 6: Sc around.
Round 7: *Sc 2. FPDC2tog, anchoring your first leg around the previous post stitch, and your second leg around the stitch left one stitch and down two rows. This will be the center dip of your heart. Sc 2, then FPDC2tog, anchoring your posts around the center dip of the heart and the previous post st. Sc 2.* Repeat around. 
Round 8: Sc around. 
Round 9: *Sc 6, Sc2tog.* 
Round 10: *Sc 3, Sc2tog, Sc 2.* 
Round 11: *Sc 4, Sc2tog.* 
Round 12: *Sc 2, Sc2tog, Sc.* 
Round 13: Sc2tog around. 
Round 14: Sc2tog around. 
Finishing: Break yarn and sew together the top 6 stitches to close the hat. Tie off, and weave in your ends. If you would like to use a pom pom, sew it in now!
Here’s my daughter, Vanessa, sporting her Chunky Cabled Crochet Hat! Yes, she’s drooling. Aren’t you? 😉 This hat is so stinking cute!
I can’t wait to see your finished projects! Follow me on Instagram (@SaltyPearlCrochet) and tag me in your photos or find me on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/SaltyPearlCrochet) and upload them to the Ravelry pattern page so I can see!
I have checked and double-checked this pattern, but I’m only human- please let me know if you have any questions or if I have missed anything at all so I can correct it for you all.
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