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This Women’s Button Trapper Hat has been a long time coming. I got so many requests from readers who loved the Baby Trapper Hat, but couldn’t seem to find room on my calendar for it. That is why I love the end of December and the month of January: new beginnings. It’s a perfect time to get settle down after the busy holiday and work on things you haven’t had time for. This hat is worked with two strands, so it’s fun, chunky and really warm.
Women’s Button Trapper Hat
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What you need:
- Medium Weight Yarn (Knit Picks Brava – Mint, Dove Heather, Sea Shell)
- J Hook
- Yarn Needle
Abbreviations: American Terms
Ch – Chain
St – Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Gauge: 8 sts = 3”
Note: This hat is worked with 2 strands of Medium Weight Yarn. It is easiest to work with two skeins at once.
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Begin with a magic ring. Ch does not count as stitch.
1. Sc 8 in the ring. Join with sl st.
2. Ch 1. 2 Hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around. (16 sts). Join with a sl st.
3. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc. 2 hdc in next st* work 7 times. (24 sts) Join with sl st.
4. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 2. 2 hdc in next st* work 7 times. (32 sts). Join with sl st.
5. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 2. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 3. 2 hdc in next st* work 7 times. (40 sts). Join with sl st.
6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 3. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 4. 2 hdc in next st* work 7 times. (48 sts). Join with sl st.
7. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 4. 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 5. 2 hdc in next st*. work 7 times. (56 sts). Join with sl st.
8. – 15. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 55. (56 sts) Join with sl st.
Holding hat upside-down, count 17 sts to the right of the join, on the back of the hat. Join second color. Ch does not count.
1. – 6. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 5. Hdc. Sc 20. Hdc. Dc 6. Turn. (34 sts)
Tie off after 6th row.
With hat upside-down and working from the inside, find the worked stitch of the back flap on the right.
1. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 22. Work hdc in same stitch at the back flap. Turn. (24 sts)
2. – 6. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 23. Turn. (24 sts)
7. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Ch 2. Sk 2 sts. Hdc in next st. Hdc 17. Ch 2. Sk 2 sts, hdc in last st. Turn. (24 sts)
8. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 20. Sc2tog. (22 sts)
Make a large pom-pom for the top using this tutorial or Pom Pom maker.
Make the tassels by cutting 6 lengths of yarn about a yard long. Hold them in a bunch with their ends lined up, and pull all 6 through the bottom of the back flap using your hook, letting 12 strands hang down. Braid the strands together and tie a knot. Trim the ends even. Repeat for the other side.
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Bethany, I not sure I understand about not sharing your patterns with friends? If I send them a link, and they subscribe to your site. How is that not helping you? Some of my friends are not real computer savvy. We enjoy working your patterns and copying them is the only way they can do them. I don’t sell them. We use them for our volunteer work. Others I just keep in my pattern library
Hi Janet. Sharing links is very much appreciated and helps my blog very much. The type of sharing I mean is printing off my patterns and distributing them. I give the patterns for free, and in exchange I receive compensation through sponsorships and advertising, based on the number of people who visit my site. If people print off and distribute my patterns, then they are getting a free pattern, but I am not getting the compensation of a click on my website. I click in exchange for a free crochet pattern is a very fair deal in my opinion! If I am unable to get the page views, I will need to sell my patterns to be able to earn an income (I work 40+ hours per week on my blog). Thank you for clicking to my blog to get my patterns and supporting an independent designer!
I am almost done and it would barely fit a one year old… did anyone else have this problem? I had made one for a 6month old and loved it and wanted to make one for my sister in law. Am I doing something wrong?
Did you work with a J hook and 2 strands of yarn?
And did you meet the gauge?
Yes I used medium gauge but one smaller hook. I’m going to buy bigger yarn hoping that will help and then use a bigger hook as well 😕
Be sure to meet the gauge, that will tell you if you are on the right track.
I know you love buttons and I was wondering where you get your buttons. The selection at my Joann is not great and I love your buttons.
Thanks! I think I did get these at Joann! Sorry :(
Do you normally go to Joann for buttons, or is there another store that has a good selection?
I normally go the Joann, but Walmart has some too. Or Amazon.
Sorry to have to ask, as I haven’t been crocheting very long, but what is a magic ring?
It’s a way to start a circle that doesn’t leave a large hole, like working through a chain does.
I have a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EySbkyI3P5U
Bear with us poor souls who don’t crochet as much as many of you do….. since the pattern specifies using 2 strands, does this mean you need two skeins of each color for this pattern? Thank you!!!
Hello! You can work from both ends of once skein, but I find it easier to pull from two. Let me know if you need anything else :)
I love this!! Great tutorial! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. Have a great weekend!
Love the color combo! Such a cute hat. Thank you for sharing at The DIY Collective :)
Oh Gosh! This is so super cute! I’d love to make one for my sister in her favorite team colors. Pinning for later.
I would love for you to join us and share each week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
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Thanks so much!
Such a cute hat! i love this color combination!
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This makes me want to relearn how to crochet- it turned out beautifully!
Hi there! Just finished the women’s trapper hat, loved the pattern it works up so quick, now my husband wants one. How can I adjust this for an adult male size?
Going up a hook size would be the easiest way. Did he try yours on?
No, I didn’t want him to try it on because I think it will stretch out. It fits my head perfectly and my head is about 21″. And he’s about 22.5. Do you think if made one more row of increase rows it would work or would I have to add more stitches to the ear flap rows too?
Adding another increase row would increase it too much I think, but you can try it and see what you have. It usually increases by a few inches, and you only need one. You want the hat smaller than your actual head circumference by about an inch. I would really suggest using a larger hook.
Okay thank you! I will try a bigger hook out!
This hat is lovely! The peach and grey really speaks to me right now, what an awesome color choice!
Thank you very much Jennifer! So glad you like it :)