I know. It’s pretty late in the season for more crochet buffalo plaid, but I wanted to squeeze one more in before the official change of the season. I had several people in the Facebook group ask for a Top Down Crochet Plaid Hat, but I wasn’t sure if I could get it out before spring. I actually prefer bottom-up myself, and feel like top-down is less familiar to me. It took a bit of tweaking, but came together nicely!
The best part of making this hat top-down is that you can easily make it as slouchy as you want, or you can work less rows and make it a beanie. It really is quite easy to make, especially if you are already familiar with crochet plaid.
This is my attempt at a St. Patty’s hat. I am not sure I love my color choice!
It’s definitely green.
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Top Down Crochet Plaid Hat
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Gauge: 14 dc = 4″
Magic Ring with 1st color.
1. Ch 2. Dc 12 into ring. Join with sl st. (12 sts)
2. Ch 2. 2 dc in each st around. (24 sts)
3. Ch 2. 2 dc in same st (Switch colors to 2nd color). Dc 2 in each st around, switching colors after each 2 st set. (48 sts) [For help switching colors, watch the plaid stitch video]
4. Continuting with 2nd color. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 2 in next st (switch color to 3rd color).*Dc. 2 dc in next st (switch color) repeat all around. (72 sts) (Your piece should have an approx. 5.25″ diameter)
If it’s a bit ruffly that is normal and perfectly okay.
5. – 17. Ch 2. Work plaid stitch all around the hat. Join with sl st. (72 sts) (make less rows here for a beanie-style hat).
On last row, Join Color 4 with sl st.
18. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st.
19. – 20. Ch 1. Sc in BLO all around. Join with sl st. (72 sts)
Finish by adding a pom-pom. I make my own with fur fabric!
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