It’s this toddlers plaid trapper hat precious? Everyone will “ooo” and “ahh” over this cute hat. Your toddler will be warm and cozy all season. Make one for each kid or grandkid with this free crochet pattern! 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat | Keep your toddler toasty warm in this trendy buffalo plaid detail hat! Two strands make it extra cozy.

I hope you all have been enjoying your pre-holiday festivities. This is one of my worst years as far as preparation goes. I. AM. A. MESS. Luckily my husband has been on the ball with practically everything. I am so blessed to have him. So even though I am behind on everything, I promised many of you that I would have a Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat crochet pattern on the blog this week and I came through! You can find a version for babies here and a version for adults here

This hat features a handmade pom-pom and I am totally addicted to making them. They are so easy,  and now I need more fur colors! I only bought about an 1/4 of a yard (it’s pretty expensive) of two colors, but now that I realized how easy they are to make, I am wanting fur in every color.  I wrote a tutorial here if you are interested in making your own. 

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat | Keep your toddler toasty warm in this trendy buffalo plaid detail hat! Two strands make it extra cozy.

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TODDLER PLAID TRAPPER HAT

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What you need: 
-Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Red, Wine, Black, Dove Heather)
-2 large buttons
J Hook
-Fur Pom-Pom (make your own!)

 

Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet

Gauge: See Step 6

Use TWO STRANDS of yarn to make the hat, front flap and back piece. It’s easiest to work with 2 skeins. 

It includes all 13 plaid patterns!

 

Hat: (ch 1 does not count)
Start with magic ring

1. Ch 1. Hdc 8 into the loop you just made. Join with first st with a sl st. (8 sts)

2. Ch 1. Hdc 2 in same st. Hdc 2 in the next 7 sts. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)

3.  Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. *Hdc 1, Hdc 2  in next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st. (24 sts)

4. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc . Hdc 2 in the next st. *Hdc 2, Hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st. (32 sts)

5. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. Hdc 2 in next st. *Hdc 3, hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with a sl st. (40 sts)

6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3. Hdc 2 in next st. *Hdc 4, hdc 2 in the next st* repeat all around the hat. Join with sl st.  (48 sts)  (Your circle should have an approx. 5 ½” diameter)

7. – 13. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st.( 48 sts)

Break yarn. Tie off.

Front Flap:
Start with the hat upside down with seam on the back. Count 3 sts in from the side, this is your starting point. 

1. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch for 6 sets, 18 sts total, alternating black and wine. Finish last st with red. Turn. 
2. – 4. Ch 2. Work plaid st all the way across. Finish the last st with the color you will be using in the next row. Turn.  (18 sts)
5. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Ch 1. Sk 1 sts. Dc in next st (change color). Work Plaid st for 4 sets (change color). Dc. Ch 1. Sk 1 st. Dc in last st. (18 sts)
Break yarn. Weave in ends. 

 

Back Piece: 

Turn hat upside-down, with seam facing you. Start to the right, in the first unworked st, right next the last worked st of the front flap. 

1. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch for 10 sets, 30 sts total, alternating black and wine. Finish last st with red. Turn. 
2. – 3. Ch 2. Work Plaid Stitch all the way across. Turn. (30 sts)
4. (Using all black) Ch 2. Dc2tog. Dc 4. Hdc 2. Sc 14. Hdc 2. Dc 4. Dc2tog. (28 sts)
DON’T BREAK YARN. Make sure to weave in all your ends before moving on. 

Continuing where you left off, sc all around the hat, working 2 sc in each corner. 
Tie off. Weave in ends. 

Sew on two chunky buttons behind the button holes on the front flap, so that it folds up.

Make a pom pom to go on top using a pom-pom maker or THIS tutorial. Make the tassels by taking several lengths of yarn, pulling through the corners of the back piece and braiding them together.  

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat | Keep your toddler toasty warm in this trendy buffalo plaid detail hat! Two strands make it extra cozy.

 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Toddler Plaid Trapper Hat | Keep your toddler toasty warm in this trendy buffalo plaid detail hat! Two strands make it extra cozy.

 

 

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27 Comments

  1. I have a Weekly Dose segment on my blog, and this will be featured this week’s Winter themed crochet find (one photo with link). It will go live tomorrow (Monday) at 12pm EST.

  2. Just wanted to say thank you for your beautiful plaid patterns! I love this hat and enjoyed making it! :)

  3. I may have gone wrong somewhere in the increases because I ended up with quite a few extra sets of the plaid stitch for the black flap, but this pattern is SO cute and turned out so well!! And the extra room doesn’t hurt for my big-headed 3-year-old. I used Bernat Softee Chunky and the weight is perfect, should be nice and warm.

  4. Love the trapper hats!! I’m wanting to make a trapper hat for a 4-5 year old boy. Do you have instructions for that size? (Maybe I’m just missing it ).

    1. What stitch are you using for the plaid? Hdc, or dc? Why does it start with only 1 row of black/burgundy and will 18 stitches, it starts with black and ends with burgundy… Is this correct?

  5. Hi!! Thank you so much for all your patterns! I really really love them :). Question, on the hat portion of the pattern I am having a hard time, I feel like the increases aren’t matching the total stitch count at the end? For example in round 4 we end with 32 stitches and in round 5 we are increasing each stitch by 2 or 3 but it is supposed to total 40 stitches (only 8 more than the previous round) in the end. Am I supposed to be skipping stitches or what am I missing? I feel like I should be able to figure this out haha! Thanks for all your help!

    1. I think I figured it out!! When it says HDC 3 it means just one HDC in the next three stitches right? I was totally having a moment there.

    2. Okay, one more question! My initial circle is only 5″ in diameter, do I use a bigger hook or do another round of increase until I gain an extra .5″? I am using a J hook currently and a medium worsted yarn.

  6. Hi, I’m making this for my 2 years old but after the 13th row it felt too short( he has lots of hair) and looks small… so do I add more rows before doing plaid or do I add an increase row ( hdc 11, hdc 2 in next)… any suggestion will help

      1. Yes I did and my crown circle measured 5 n half… i just finished the grey part does the plaid part at the back also add length….

  7. Thanks so much for the pattern! When doing the flap and back piece, are you still working with the hat inside out? Thank you!

  8. Thank you for your patterns. I love them all. I’ve made many of the buffalo plaid ones. The trapper pattern, when you say toddler, what size is that? Thanks in advance.

    1. You’re welcome! I am glad you like them.
      Hm. I guess I didn’t know hats have letter/number sizing. What kind of sizing are you wanting? It fits 2-3 year olds.