The Reckless Renegade FREE Hat Pattern!

1/17/2016 09:48:00 AM Maple Grove Creative Design 1 Comments

Every year I enjoy giving back to those in need. I absolutely LOVE being able to brighten someone's day. Because lets face it, life can be pretty crappy at times. I have to say, I am incredibly lucky to
have the things I have. In all honesty, I don't deserve any of it. So I am thankful every single day to have my health, my family, my home. Unfortunately, not everyone is so blessed. Therefore my goal every year is to create something with crochet that will help others.

Every year I crochet hats. LOTS of hats. I'm talking as many hats as my old, decrepit hands can make. They're all for my Hats for the Homeless Project (more info and the end of this post.) I try to do at least one per day. Some days I make that goal, other days I fail miserably. Towards the end of the year (usually around Thanksgiving) I take all the hats I've made and head for the local shelters. Hand delivering each hat to someone is my absolutely FAVORITE part of this entire project!! To be the person that puts a smile on someone's face is simply magical. I hope to continue this tradition every year as long as I have arms to create.

With that said, I want to offer you all one of the main patterns I use for these hats. Since I make so many I need something that is simple and super quick. So, I came up with this nifty pattern so I can whip them up in no time. Seriously y'all, these take me about 30 minutes to crochet.

So, without further ado, here is my Reckless Renegade Hat Pattern.

US Terms

Materials Used:

Chunky (5) yarn or 2 stands Medium Worsted Weight (4) Yarn

M hook (9mm)

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches Used:

Magic Ring / Magic Circle

Slip Stitch (Sl st)

Front Post Single Crochet (FPSC)

Double Crochet (DC)

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)


12 Double Crochets x 6 Rows = 6 inches x 5 inches


This hat is made using joined rounds starting with a Magic Ring / Magic Circle.

Chain two does NOT count as DC at the beginning of each round.

If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up a hook size.

This hat can be made as a slouchy hat or as a regular beanie. To make it slouchy, simply add extra rows until desired level of slouchiness is achieved.

Extra bulky yarn (6) can also be used, but you may need to skip row four in order for the final hat to be the correct size.


Begin with a Magic Ring / Magic Circle.

Round 1.) 10 Double Crochets (DC) in Magic Ring / Magic Circle. Sl st to first DC in ring to join. (10 stitches)

Round 2.) Ch 2, 2 DC in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Round 3.) Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Round 4.) Ch 2, *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next two stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rounds 5-9.) Ch 2, DC in first stitch and each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Note: Add extra rows here to make the hat slouchy. 2-3 rows depending on how much slouch you like.

Round 10.) Ch 2, Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Round 11.) Ch 1, Front Post Single Crochet (FPSC) in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

If you'd like to purchase an inexpensive ($1.00) PDF version of this pattern CLICK HERE!

I hope you all enjoy this pattern! If anyone would like to join my Hats for the Homeless Facebook group you can find us by CLICKING HERE!

Now go create!


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1 comment:

  1. LOVE this pattern. With three kids all over, it took me a bit longer, but it worked up very nicely.