Andy Button Crochet Hat Pattern


Crocheted hats are a quick project to make and are great for staying warm when it’s cold outside.

It’s finally that time of year again here in Pennsylvania when I need to pull out some hat patterns to crochet! If you need a new winter hat, then look no further than the Andy Crochet Hat pattern!

Read on down to find this easy crochet hat pattern and get started today!

The Yarn

To make this simple crochet hat I used less than one skein of Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s choice yarn which is a 100% acrylic yarn that is available in a wide variety of colors.

Do you want to use a substitute yarn? If so, any four weight yarn will work perfectly. I suggest Red Heart Soft or Caron Simply Soft as great alternatives.

Gauge + Hat Sizing

I am getting many messages about gauge. A guide to gauge can be found here on the blog.  If you are experiencing any problems with gauge with the recommended crochet hook size, I would suggest sizing up a crochet hook or two to try to reach the correct gauge.

You could also take a look at our crochet hat size chart guide to make sure you make the perfect sized hat.

And please remember if you are using a different yarn weight, even a different yarn with the suggested weight outcome will vary. This pattern is meant to be a guide. Please be kind in your comments to me.

Pair this Hat with our Scarf + Hand Warmers

This hat goes perfectly with the Andy Button Scarf & Andy Hand Warmers crochet patterns that I released earlier this year! Make sure to check both of them out!

Let’s Get Started!

If you are ready to make this design, then read on down for the full, FREE Andy Crochet Hat Pattern! 

Andy Crochet Hat

Skill Level: Intermediate


Finished Size

  • One size fits most Teen – Adult Woman: approx 19″ circumference (stretches easily to 22″) & 9″ length


  • Gauge is critical for proper fit. Please take the time to make sure your gauge is correct.
  • Gauge for the main hat: 6 sts = 2″
  • Gauge for the ribbing: Each is row is 2.75″ wide &.5″ high
  • Click here to learn why gauge is so significant.



  • The 3rd loop is the loop behind the main V that is formed with a half double crochet stitch. We will be working part of the hat in that stitch.
  • The pattern is written in standard US terms

The Pattern

Make sure to follow the correct gauge listed above or the hat will end up to small or to big. 

Part 1: (this will form the ribbing on the hat)

  • Row 1: ch 9
  • Row 2: starting in the 2nd ch from the hook bl hdc,  bl hdc across row in each st, turn. (8)
  • Row 3: ch 1, bl hdc, bl hdc across row in each st, turn. (8)
  • Row 4-36: repeat row 3 (8)
  • Hold together two short ends & do 8 sl st’s evenly together across to form a circle. It should measure 19″ inches at this point

Part 2: (main part of hat)

Round 1: ch 1, and working along top of circle ribbing horizontally hdc on top of the last row you just worked, hdc on the top of every row across for a total of 37 hdc, sl st to top of first hdc. (37)


Round 2: ch 1, in first st, hdc in the 3rd loop , do a 3rd loop hdc in every st around, sl st to the top of the first hdc. (37)

Round 3: ch 1,  hdc, hdc in every st around, sl st to the top of the first hdc. (37)


Round 4: repeat round 2 (37)

Round 5: repeat round 3 (37)

Round 6: repeat round 2 (37)

Round 7: repeat round 3 (37)

Round 8: repeat round 2 (37)

Round 9: hdc2tog, * hdc 1 time in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first hdc. (29)

Round 10: repeat round 2 (29)

Round 11:  hdc2tog, *hdc 1 time in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc 1 time in next  4 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * around, ending with  3 hdc’s & a hdc2tog, sl st to top of first hdc. (23)

Round 12: repeat round 2. (23)

Round 13: hdc2tog, *hdc 1 time in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, repeat from * around, end with 3 sts,  sl st to top of first hdc (18)



Leave a 15″ piece of yarn and fasten off, attach yarn needle to yarn, weave through the last round of st’s, pull yarn tail tightly to close top the top of the hat. Fasten off securely, weave in loose ends throughout the hat with yarn needle.

Securely attach buttons to bottom ribbing of hat with extra yarn. (optional)

Thanks for Stopping By!

I hope you enjoyed the Andy crochet hat pattern, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me anytime! I would love to see your creations when you are done on Instagram using the hashtag #andyhat or #easycrochetcom.

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  1. Thank you for a brilliant pattern… Just finished making it using a super chunky yarn, so I didn’t make as many rows on the main part. It’s super cosy and warm! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing this great pattern! Can’t wait to get started on it. Going to a Fiber Festival in Maryland today and will look for yarn to make this hat 🙂

  3. I wear a small adult bike and motorcycle helmet and found the count of 37 to be much too small, using a K hook and making the stitches extra loose. 🙁

  4. I just made this hat. The only way it was able to fit my head was for me to stretch it over my head. Once I did that, it fits perfect. If I do make it again, I may try and add some stitches somewhere to make it a little bit bigger. I doubled checked my gauge and I’m using the same brand of yarn. I believe this would fit a teen better, maybe an adult. So I understand why everyone seems upset. But she gave us a free pattern, just play around with the stitches. The ribbing was perfect, only the main section of the hat barely came down.

    Thank you though! Pattern and gauge was written exact.

  5. I have read and reread Part 2, Round 2 and continue to be totally confused by it. The picture doesn’t clarify it for me either. I ended up with 58 hdc to make it fit my head and don’t know where to go from there. Soooo confused

    1. Hi Pat,
      This pattern was written for an teen / adult women but since everyone is different it may not fit all. If the recommended crochet hook size is not giving you the size you need I would suggest sizing up a crochet hook or two to try to reach the correct gauge. If you are using a different yarn weight, even a different yarn with the suggested weight outcome will vary.


      Krista Cagle

  6. way too small, only fit half of my 23″ circumference female head. had to make ribbing waayy longer, still did not fit. worsted weight 4 yarn, size 6mm, or J hook if ya will, loose stitch. idk what went wrong but tyvm anyway for the free pattern☆, i just refuse to try thrice :/

    1. Hi SaraAnn,

      Oh no! I am guessing maybe your gauge was different that suggested. If you do decide to try again you could even go up a crochet hook size to get the correct gauge. Have a great day!


  7. Crocheted hats have a count of 60 stitches , i tried this pattern even using a K hook and it is still to small. Cannot understand how 37 stitches will fit a teen or adult head. I am not new to this craft as I started out at the age of 12 and now i am 70. I love the pattern but going to try and revise it for a larger size.

  8. I am confused. On the main part of the hat it starts with round 3, then round 2, then round 1, then rounds 4 and on.

  9. Hello,
    I need some clarification on Round 2 where is says “Round 2: ch 1, in first st hdc in the 3rd loop , do a 3rd loop hdc in every st around, sl st to the top of the first hdc. (37)”. I have read this over and over and really can’t understand it.

    Does is mean that you do a hdc in every 3rd loop. So, you are essentially decreasing the row size? Or are you suppose to ch1 and then do a hdc in the 3rd loop and then hdc in every loop til the end?

      1. Hi Mimi,
        It will be the far (third) back loop of the hdc stitch. I have a picture with the pattern to help. Let me know if you have any more questions.

  10. I just completed this hat and its my new favorite! My only confision was starting the forst round after ribbing. But it worked out fine. Thank you!!

  11. So I used an i-5.50mm hook, added 10 rows to the ribbing so it actually went all the way around my head and followed the directions (accounting for the added stitches per row) and still ended up with a hat that maybe covers half of my head… but not really sure where I went wrong. 🙁

  12. In round 9, my stitches are increasing, not decreasing. Could you please tell me what I’m doing wrong? Is it 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1? 2 being the hdc2tog, 1 the hdc.

  13. Krista – I have completed the ribbing section of this hat, but I’m stuck on the first round of the body. I’m not clear which stitch is considered the second chain from hook and although I have tried 4 times I never get 37 stitches around. Can you give me some guidance and/or tips so I can better determine where the placement of my half doubles should be for the first row? Thanks. Linda

    1. Hi Linda,
      You will just count down 2 stitches from the hook and that will be the one you will work into 🙂 As for the getting the correct #of stitches I would check to see if the ribbing count is correct. Hope this helps! 🙂

  14. I am itching to make this hat, but I am lost on how you got such a large gauge with an I hook. 2 rows of hdc measuring 2″? That’s a 1″ tall hdc! I switched to a J (6.00) hook and it’s still not nearly that big. Do you have a really loose crochet stitch or am I missing something? >_< Thanks!

    1. I am having the same issue with the gauge and I am using Isaac Mizrahi yarn which is a category 5 yarn with a 5.5 mm hook…. Not sure how to proceed other than to go buy a super bulky yarn?

  15. You have a hook size of 5.25mm. I have a H/5.00mm and an I/5.5mm hook which would you suggest I use as a replacement for the 5.25mm?

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