Snappy Fedora (3 Sizes) | New Crochet Pattern

There is such a satisfied feeling I get when I finish another crochet pattern. It starts out as an idea and blooms into a finished product, one that I can share with all of you. And here I am, ready to share another. I hope you will be as enthused over it as I am!

May I present to you my latest crochet pattern: the Snappy Fedora in 3 Sizes! (Free pattern available below)

While making the little fedora for the Secret Agent Doll Clothes the first try was too big for a dolls head. But I realized how adorable it would be on my little nephew! Little kids in cute hats only get cuter.

My first try at a human-sized hat was too small so I ripped and tried again. I divided the design into three parts: crown, body, and brim. The first design was to work the crown without turning, work the body with turning, and the brim likewise, in an effort to keep the seam as straight as possible. I used a size I (5.50mm) hook, I believe, and went as far as adding a hatband to the hat, but I just didn’t like it. Ask my family, I spent some time stewing over just what it was that I didn’t like. I finally decided that the gauge was too loose, causing the hat to be too floppy instead of a stiff fedora. This little failure wasn’t for naught though for I was able to zero in on an adequate size.

In an effort to create a stiffer hat, I looked for a hook that was much smaller and chose size G (4.25mm). In foresight, I could have gone another size or two smaller but at least this provided me with a good, stiff gauge.

Since my niece and nephew differ in head size I decided to use the child size for the oldest, my niece, and the baby for the youngest, my nephew, obviously. The hats are the ones pictured. I ended up foregoing the original plan to keep the seam straight since I wasn’t all too happy with the resulting texture, and did not turn throughout the pattern except for the ending row where I slip stitched to reinforce the brim.

The hatbands are simple strips of ribbon glued on with fabric glue. I’m very pleased with the Dritz fabric glue I use (you can read my review of it here) but this time the glue can be seen through the lighter ribbon. I do not like that, but at least it is not too noticeable.

After finishing both hats I was about to say, “Mission Accomplished,” when I realized there was a lack of glitz. Whoever wears a hat with a plain hat band? I sometimes wonder about myself.

So I added a frilly bow to the one for my niece and a flat bow to the one for my nephew. I considered feathers, but feathers on a hat for a small child? Not a good idea. If I make one for myself I plan to add maybe a button and feathers.

So without further ado…

Snappy Fedora Crochet Pattern in 3 Sizes

Skill Level Easy

Finished Size
Baby – 17-18” circumference
Child – 19-20” circumference
Adult – 21-22” circumference

Materials
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 200 yards)
Crochet Hook G/4.25mm
3/4” ribbon, (measure 1” more than head size, plus some for bow)
Fabric glue
Stitch markers

Gauge
7 sc = 2’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 2’’w x 2’’h (5 cm x 5 cm) ch 8.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 7 sc
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 7 sc
Finish off.

Stitches and Abbreviations
Ch (chain)
Sc (single crochet)
Sl st (slip stitch)
St (stitch)
Sts (stitches)
Beg (beginning)

Pattern for Baby
Crown
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in circle, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 9: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 54 sc
Round 10: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 60 sc
Round 11: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 66 sc
Body
Rounds 12 – 20: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 66 sc
Round 21: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc,  sc in next 32 sc, repeat from * once, sl st in first sc: 68 sc
Rounds 22 – 27: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 68 sc
Brim
Round 28: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in first sc: 74 sc
Round 29: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 13 sc, sl st in first sc: 79 sc
Round 30: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 14 sc, sl st in first sc: 84 sc
Round 31: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 15 sc, sl st in first sc: 89 sc
Rounds 32 – 33: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 89 sc
Round 34: ch 1, sl st in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 89 sl st (not counting joining sl st)
Finish off.

(Finishing instructions at end)

Pattern for Child
Crown
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in circle, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 9: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 54 sc
Round 10: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc:  60 sc
Round 11: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 66 sc
Round 12: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 72 sc
Body
Round 13 – 22: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 72 sc
Round 23: ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 35 sc, repeat from * once, sl st in first sc: 74 sc
Round 24 – 29: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 74 sc
Brim
Round 30: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in first sc: 80 sc
Round 31: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 85 sc
Round 32: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 90 sc
Round 33: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 17 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 95 sc
Round 34: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 18 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 100 sc
Round 35 – 36: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 100 sc
Round 37: ch 1, sl st in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 100 sl st (not counting joining sl st)
Finish off.

(Finishing instructions at end)

Pattern for Adult
Crown
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 1, 6 sc in circle, sl st in first sc: 6 sc
Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc
Round 3: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 18 sc
Round 4: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 24 sc
Round 5: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 30 sc
Round 6: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 36 sc
Round 7: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 42 sc
Round 8: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Round 9: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 54 sc
Round 10: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 60 sc
Round 11: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 66 sc
Round 12: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 72 sc
Round 13: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc: 78 sc
Body
Round 14 – 24: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 78 sc
Round 25: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 38 sc, repeat from * once, sl st in first sc: 80 sc
Round 26 – 31: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 80 sc
Brim
Round 32: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in first sc: 86 sc
Round 33: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in 17 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last sc: 91 sc
Round 34: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in 18 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last sc: 96 sc
Round 35: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in 19 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last sc: 101 sc
Round 36: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in 20 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last sc: 106 sc
Round 37: ch 1, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in 21 sc, repeat from * around, sc in last sc: 111 sc
Round 38 – 39: ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 111 sc
Round 40: ch 1, sl st in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 111 sl st (not counting joining sl st)
Finish off.

For All Hat Sizes
Cut a length of ribbon that will wrap nicely around hat, with a little overlap, and secure with fabric glue. Adorn with a frilly bow, a flat bow, or your choose of design, by gluing to right side of hat.

Crease down the center of the crown with the side of your hand, turn back up and front down to shape.

You can purchase a PDF copy at Ravelry or Etsy and you will receive all three sizes, without ads, but more pictures.

If you run into any snags along the way just let me know and I’ll try my best to unravel them for you! And don’t forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

I already have another finished pattern to share with you. I whipped up a turtleneck cowl with a ball of Landscape by Lion Brand rather quickly and can’t wait to share it with you!! So come back soon to see what I’ve done.

This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.

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