This adorable plaid trapper hat pattern is perfect for cool months and looks super cute on Baby and Everyone! The free crochet pattern includes one size for baby. PDF pattern includes 6 sizes from 0 -3 months to adult! 

 

 

 

 

The brilliant idea to add plaid to my Baby Trapper Hat was sent to me by a very clever reader, Brandi! I love the idea so much, and I love EVEN MORE how adorable they turned out. Seriously, this crochet plaid trapper hat is SO CUTE. I have a nephew coming soon, and it even though his due date is a ways away, I have one of these tucked away especially for him.

 

 

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Baby Plaid Trapper Hat | Make this adorable rustic plaid hat for baby this winter! Includes three sizes.

The Crochet Plaid Trapper Hat PDF pattern download includes 6 sizes! All the way from 0-3 months to adult. You can get the pattern in my shops: 

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CROCHET PLAID TRAPPER HAT  – CROCHET PATTERN 

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What you need: (affiliate)
Medium Weight Yarn in 4 colors 
(Knit Picks Brava in Red, Wine, Black and Dove Heather
G hook
Darning Needle
Faux Fur Pom-pom (You can make your own!)

Abbreviations: American Terms
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet 
Dc – Double Crochet 
Tc- Triple Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch

Click here to watch a video tutorial for the Plaid Stitch. 

Crochet Trapper Hat SIZE 3-6 Months

(approx. 13″)

 Start with Magic Ring or 3-ch loop.
1. Ch 1. Hdc 8 in ring. Join with sl st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (16 sts)
3. Ch 1. *Hdc in next st. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. (24 sts) Join.
4. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 2 sts, work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. (32 sts) Join. 
(Gauge check: 3” diameter).
5. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 3 sts. Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. (40 sts) Join. 6. Ch 1. *Hdc in next 4 sts, Work 2 hdc in next st* work 8 times. (48 sts) Join.
7. Ch 1.*Hdc in next 11 sts, work 2 hdc in next st* work 4 times. (52 sts) Join. 8. Ch 1. Hdc in next 51 sts. Work 2 hdc in last st. Join. (53 sts)
9.– 13. Ch 1. Hdc in each st around. (53 sts) Join.
Tie off.

FRONT FLAP:
With your seam in the middle back of the hat, lay your hat flat and find a stitch that 2-3 sts from the side on the front (it doesn’t have to be exact) . Use this st at your starting point. Join your new color with a sl st. Work from the outside. Carry all yarns through each row. Start with black. 

1. Ch 2. *Dc in next 3 sts with black. Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. * work three times. Switch to red on the last st. Turn. (18 sts)
2. Carry black yarn through this row. Use red. *Ch 2. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine.* work 3 times. Switch to black on last st. Turn. (18 sts)
3. – 4. Repeat rows 1 and 2. Be sure to carry unused yarn through each row. (18 sts)

5. Using black, Ch 2. Dc in same st. Ch 1. Sk next st. Dc in next st. *Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Dc in next 3 sts* work twice. Switch to wine. Dc in next st. Ch 1. Sk next st. Dc in last st. (18 sts)
Break yarn.

BACK PIECE:
Start with your hat upside down, working from the outside. Use black. Join your yarn with a sl st in the st just left of the flap. Carry all yarns through each row. You will work all the way across the back until you meet the front flap. Start with black.

1.
Ch 2. Dc in next 4 sts. *Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Dc in next 3 sts* work 5 times. Dc in last st with black. Turn. (35 sts)
2. Continuing with black, Ch 2. Dc in same st. *Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Dc in next 3 sts.* work 5 times. Switch to black. Dc in last st. Turn. (35 sts).
3. With black, Ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc in next 2 sts. Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine. Work a hdc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. Switch to black. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Sc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine. Sc in next 2 sts. Hdc in next st. Switch to black. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Switch to black. Dc in next 2 sts. Dc2tog. (33 sts)
Turn.
Tie off red and wine.

BORDER:
Using black and starting where you left off, sc all around the hat, going all around the sides of the back piece and front flap. Work 3 sts in each corner. 
Weave in all ends.

CROCHET PLAID TRAPPER HAT CONSTRUCTION:
Finish by sewing buttons on the hat, corresponding with your button holes. Be sure to sew them on very securely, and finish with a dot of super glue or nail polish to seal the threads.

To make tassels, cut 6 arm-length pieces of yarn (from your chin to your extended arm). {You can go shorter for the smaller hat} Pull the six pieces through the corner stitch on your hat (you now have 12 pieces to work with) Braid them together and tie a knot. Trim the ends. Repeat for the other side. 

Isn’t this faux fur pom-pom fab? 
You can make your own a few different wants. Check out my post here. 

 

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Baby Plaid Trapper Hat | Make this adorable rustic plaid hat for baby this winter! Includes three sizes.

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Baby Plaid Trapper Hat | Make this adorable rustic plaid hat for baby this winter! Includes three sizes.

 

Isn’t this crochet plaid trapper hat so cute!? Make one for each person in your family! If you share it on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me so I can see! @whistleandivy

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90 Comments

  1. I purchased the instructions for all sizes this afternoon and was able to download and open it immediately.
    However, after I closed down my IPad, I tried later to reopen and I cannot find the download anywhere on my IPad. I ordered thru W/I
    Please help.
    TY, Deborah

    1. Hi Deborah! You can retrieve your downloads anytime by logging in where you bought it and downloading it again. Keep your receipt email, it will have a link for you for easy access.

      1. Hi, it was Ravelry. I checked in there under purchases. Is there any way I can cancel that one and purchase your 3 subscription plaid pattern books instead? If not, that’s fine. I’m needing the toddler size plaid trapper hat. So cute!!
        Thanks for your quick response

  2. Hi, in my. earlier comment I said 3 strands which I meant to say 2 strands throughout the whole hat or just the plaid area and also only one skein of each color ?

  3. Hi, am going to make the hat for my 1st great grandson who now 1 week old today love him do much, but was wondering if the main part of the hat is 3 strands like the plaid or just one? Thanks

  4. I love love love LOVE this hat!! This is my first time making a hat and it came out exactly as it should have. Such great directions and easily understood! I am a newbie at crochet, I expected to have a tough time with the hat, but it was so easy!
    I would love it if you made a plaid cuff bootie pattern to match!!

  5. Hi there do you have a video for making a pom pom I’m having some trouble. I’ve made 2 and they are not turning out round I can see the yarn in the middle I used to tie around it… I love the hat it turned out great, thank you for sharing it.

  6. I am in the last row of the back flap 3-6 month and everything I try comes up short. This isn’t my first time working plaid so I feel like I understand the pattern clearly. I was wondering if you have any suggestions.

  7. Hi there im very confused on lots of parts on this hat. Its hard to explain. Im usaully really good at following patterns i like it better then watching videos. But for this hat a video would help big time!! Do u have a video tutorial for this hat??

  8. These hats are adorable! The one problem I’m having is carrying all of the other colors of yarn through the plaid pattern. When I carry them up to a new row, for example, the red and black yarn will show when I’m working with wine. Any tips?

  9. I am crocheting the 3-6 month size hat. I’m confused on step 3. It says: *Hdc. 2 hdc in next st*. Does this mean 1 Hdc in next st then 2 Hdc in the next stitch and so on or just 2 Hdc in each st?

      1. Thank you so much, I understand it now. This is so absolutely cute, I love it. I’m making it for my daughter’s first baby, a boy. Her name is also Bethany. Thank you again for sharing.

      1. Am currently working on the hat but the confusing part is where u mention 18 sts on the front lap but when I see your hat they exceed 18. Please help

  10. Hi I’m nischitha Iam a crocheted and I love ur patterns and designs and I heartily appreciate your effort and greatness to share your designs with us for free .thanks a lot . I definitely want to try out every patterns of yours . Kindly reply with the link to get to the free patterns thank you once again
    Love whistle and ivy❤️❤️

  11. ❤ Love these patterns! So far I’ve made a toddler & an adult plaid hat. My question : in the toddler the yarn is doubled – I’m not reading that anywhere for this size .. Just double checking with you ? Thank you