Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Hat in 3 sizes

Earlier this year, I shared the free knitting pattern for the Cupcake Hat. Since then, I’ve had requests for a crochet cupcake hat pattern and today I’m sharing it.

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The crochet cupcake hat is at left in the photo above, and the knit version is on the right. You can change the “flavors” of the cupcake by switching up the yarn colors. Color A is the “cake” and Color B is the “frosting.”

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Cupcake Hat

Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate
US terms 50
4-medium 50

This cute crochet cupcake hat makes the perfect gift for a little girl.

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Toddler).
    • Newborn: 14″ circumference, 5” height.
    • Infant: 16” circumference, 6” height.
    • Toddler: 18” circumference, 7” height.

Materials

  • Valley Yarn Valley Superwash (1.75 oz/50 g/97 yds/89 m/100% superwash Merino wool) – 1 (1, 2) skeins each in 545 Brownie (CA) and 263 Misty Lilac (CB), or approximately 97 yds/89 m (97 yds/89 m, 194 yds/178 m) in each of 2 colors in any machine washable medium weight yarn.
  • US Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 6 in pattern = 4” (10 cm). For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – bobble – *Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * in same st 5 more times, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
  • BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Skip st behind BPdc. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Skip st behind FPdc. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below the pattern abbreviations.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • A video tutorial for the BPdc and FPdc stitches are available below.
  • If you can’t see the video tutorial above for BPdc and FPdc stitches, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is crocheted in the round from crown to brim.
  • CA is “cake” color and CB is “frosting” color.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Shape “frosting” crown

  • Beginning at crown using CB, start with magic adjustable ring. (Oombawka Design Crochet has a great magic ring tutorial here.)
  • Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to top of first ch 3, pull yarn tail tightly to close ring. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, *2 sc in same st, (sc, bob) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around to last st, 2 dc in last st, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, *sc in next 2 sts, bob between same and next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st as join, *2 sc in next st, bob in next st, sc in next 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (56 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Brim.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (bob, sc) in next st, *(sc in next 3 sts, bob in next st) twice, (bob, sc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (72 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Brim.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3. (80 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 4 sts, (bob, sc) in next st, *(sc in next 4 sts, bob in next st) twice, (bob, sc) in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (88 sts) TODDLER SIZE ONLY: Continue on to Brim.
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“Cake” Brim (All Sizes)

  • Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first ch 3.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, bob in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, bob in next st; rep from * around, join CA with sl st to first sc. Fasten off CB.
  • Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rnd 4: *FPdc around next 2 sts, BPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of first FPdc.
  • Rep Rnd 4 until hat measures approximately 5”/13 cm (6”/15 cm, 7”/18 cm) from beginning.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same and in each st around, join with sl st to top of first sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in yarn tails on inside of hat.
© 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2015/11/27/free-pattern-cupcake-hat-in-3-sizes-crochet-version. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

8 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Cupcake Hat in 3 sizes”

  1. What an adorable hat! Love the colors too! Thank you for sharing the pattern with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Have a great week ahead!
    Pinning!
    ~Laurie

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  3. Love the pattern. But I don’t know the term ‘Bob’ in next st…. Can you explain it. Thank you very much. I have been crocheting for a couple years so I am not real experienced. I do like to challenge myself tho’.

    Reply
    • Thanks for asking, Carol. If you look further up in the pattern, in the abbreviations, you can find a definition of how to make the bobble. Let me know how your hat turns out!

      Reply
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