Today, I wanted to share a pattern for this Flat Top Hat that I made for my dad a little while ago. For as long as I can remember, my dad has had this one specific hat he wore to Friday prayers. It was white and I could spot him from anywhere when he had it on because no one else had one quite like that. It was even recognizable enough that my friends and teachers could pick my dad out in a crowd because of his hat. Over the years, it had gotten a little thin and worn out, so I made my dad a black version of his Friday hat.
Flat Top Hat Pattern
I love this hat because it was for my dad, but I think it would be perfect for anyone who wants something a little different. It’s unisex and works up really quickly; it took me less than and hour to get it done, and I love the way it looks. I used black yarn, but this flat top hat would look incredible with a multi-colored yarn or something textured too!
- Worsted weight yarn – I used I Love This Yarn in Black
- 4.00mm crochet hook
1. Star by creating a magic loop. Chain 3 and work 10 DC into the loop. Slip stitch to the top of the chain 3 to finish the round, and pull the magic loop closed (10 sts).
2. Chain 3. Work 2 DC into each space (20 sts)
3. Ch 3, [DC, 2 DC into the same space] around (30)
4. Ch 3, [DC 2, 2 DC into the same space] around (40)
5. Ch 3, [DC 3, 2 DC into the same space] around (50)
6. Ch 3, [DC 4, 2 DC into the same space] around (60)
7. Ch 3, [DC 5, 2 DC into the same space] around (70)
8. Ch 3, [DC 6, 2 DC into the same space] around (80)
9. Ch 3, [DC 7, 2 DC into the same space] around (90)
10. Ch 3, [DC 8, 2 DC into the same space] around (100)
This is going to be the top of the flat top hat. As you can tell, it’s really just a big circle. You can make it bigger if you want the top to be floppier and hang out more to the sides, but be sure to adjust the decreases in the next rows so that it still fits.
Next, we’re going to bring the hat in and create the rolled brim.
11. SC around working into the back loops only (100).
12-13. Work 2 rounds of HDC (100).
14. Ch 1, [SC 8, decrease] around (90).
15. Ch 1, [SC 7, decrease] around (80).
16. Ch 3, [HDC 6, decrease] around (70).
17-31. Work 15 rounds of HDC and bind off. Weave in the ends and trim the excess yarn. Now, just roll up the edge of the hat until you have a rolled brim that sits against the circle of the flat top hat. And you’re done!
Here is my dad’s old white hat alongside his new black one. I tried to keep it true to the original since that’s what he likes, but the white hat does use more of a mixture of SCs, DCs, and HDCs. I simplified the pattern in the black since it would be much harder to see that detail with darker yarn anyways.
Having a black and a white version of this flat top hat gave me an idea for a cool little photoshoot. You’ve already seen the image I used above, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take these “artsy” pictures. I just love how they’re the inverse of each other!
Also, say hello to my mannequin. Her name is Susan 🙂
Alright, guys. I hope you enjoyed this post and the pattern. I’ll be posting more winter-wear items over the next few weeks so don’t forget to subscribe below to know when those are live. I have the cutest panda hat and cowl coming up, as well as a women’s beanie that I love. Also, when you subscribe, you’ll get access to my resource library with more patterns, freebies and printable versions of these patterns!
Let me know in the comments what your favorite winter garment is and maybe I’ll include a pattern for that soon.