Bound with a Bow Hat

The cold weather has officially arrived here, and my little princess was in desperate need of a cute new little hat.  This is what we came up with. It's very simple to make, just basic crochet with a little ribbon added. For those who would like one for themselves, I'll try to give you an idea of what I did below.

I used 1 skein of roving yarn, but I'm sure another chunky yarn would work. Not sure exactly how much I used but less than 1 skein.

U.S. J or K Hook

Ribbon of your choice

ABBREVIATIONS (nothing too unusual here)
sc-single crochet
dc-double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc-back post double crochet
[ ]-total number of stitches there should be in round

I start crocheting in the round by using the Amigurumi Double Ring. (Click for a tutorial on how to do one.)
SC 6 stitches into the loop and pull tight. Join Round and Ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 2 DC in each stitch around [12 sts] Join Round and Ch 2
Rnd 2: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next* Repeat around. [18 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 3: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 2 stitches* Repeat around. [24 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 4: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 3 stitches* Repeat around. [30 sts] Join round and Ch 2.
Rnd 5: Work 2 DC in next stitch than 1 DC in next 4 stitches* Repeat around. [36 sts] Join round and Ch 2.

(Now this is where I stopped increasing, but if you need a larger size you could keep increasing in this manner until you reach the circumference you need. Just make sure the stitch count is increased by 6 every round.)

Rnd 6-9: Work 1 DC in every stitch around. Join Round and Ch 2.
(If you need to make your hat longer continue working this until you have the length you need.)

Rnd 10: Ch 1 skip next stitch than FPDC in next, Ch 1 skip next stitch than BPDC in next.* Repeat around. Join round. Ch 1 (This is where we will weave in the ribbon.) 

Rnd 11- Work 1 SC in each stitch and around each ch.* Repeat around. Bind off.  Weave in ends.

Weave the ribbon behind your FPDC's and in front of your BPDC's and tie a bow. Make sure you don't tie the ribbon too tight or the hat won't fit! If you can't try it on when tying the ribbon be extra generous, because you can always trim it down later.

If you have any questions or something doesn't make sense, feel free to ask me. I'm happy to help! Hope you enjoy and please share what you make!


  1. Thanks for the pattern, what age is this for....need for a 8 year old neice......thanks for a reply.

  2. I made this for my 5 year old (now 6 and it still fits.) I think it would fit and 8 year old, because it is made out of chunky yarn it should stretch easily. If you would like it a little bit bigger I'd be happy to help you out, just let me know!

  3. Thank You for the pattern. I made it in black yarn for my 2 year old niece. adjusted the size a little bit :)
    It looks beautiful!
    Thanks again!

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad it turned out!

  4. Love it! I am a beginner and would love to make this for my 6 month old. This will be my first attempt at making a at (only made headbands so far), so any advice you have would be great. First question I have, how would I adjust to fit my 6m old? Her head is about 16.5 inches around.

    1. Alright, there a couple of things we can do here. You can try the above pattern with a smaller hook and different yarn. (You could probably use a worsted weight medium yarn or a smaller chunky one.) I am just guessing here so I don't know exactly what size it will come out to, but it should be pretty close. If you measure the circumference of the hat after round 5, and it measures around 15 inches give or take a little, it should fit you daughter's head. If this doesn't make sense or doesn't work let me know, and I can try to rewrite the pattern for you! Thanks!