Single Crochet Hat Pattern | SC Spike Stitch Free Pattern

Dec 16, 2023 | Crochet patterns

Single Crochet Hat Pattern made with the spike stitch for interesting and unique color work is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Single Crochet Hat Pattern

After designing the Macchiato Infinity Scarf last year I had several requests for a matching hat. I am so happy with the finished result and they look beautiful together as a matching set!

This color work hat is made with the single crochet stitch combined with a single crochet spike stitch creating a textured, layered tweed-like effect.

This hat pattern is versatile and would be a lovely addition to any winter wardrobe. The simplicity of the single crochet makes it accessible to crocheters of varying skill levels, while the spike stitch adds just enough challenge to make it interesting. The result is a stylish and functional piece!

Single Crochet Hat & Scarf set free crochet patterns

Single Crochet Hat Pattern Details

The Macchiato Hat is worked from the bottom up in seamless rounds without joining. Beginning with one round of single crochet stitches in the main color and then switching to the contrasting color for the next round of spike stitches for a two-round repeat for the main body of the hat.

Because we are working simple stitches throughout I think this easy crochet hat pattern could be tackled by an adventurous beginner!

You will not be fastening off colors between rounds but instead leaving a tall loop at the end of each round then working the next round, leave a tall loop, insert hook into tall loop from previous round and continue changing colors each round. No additional ends to weave in!

Once the main body of the hat is finished you will add the ribbing at the end. Before adding the ribbing there are two rounds of half double crochet with the last hdc round worked in the third loop creating a nice edge before adding the ribbing. If you aren’t familiar with working in the third loop of a half double crochet stitch I do have a video tutorial for that stitch that will help you on YouTube.

For the ribbing you will switch to a smaller crochet hook, chain and work single crochet stitches in the back loop only which provides a nice stretchy ribbing for an easy fit. If you need some visual help in understanding how the ribbing is worked you can check out my Remember Me Beanie which has a photo tutorial for the ribbing I am using for this hat.

Single Crochet Hat Pattern

The top of the hat is closed with a long tail left after completing the main body of the hat. Adding a yarn or faux fur pom pom at the end is completely optional.

One of the best features of this stitch pattern is that it is so very easy to change up sizes! Since this pattern doesn’t have a specific stitch multiple you can add or subtract any amount of chains to start. With the gauge provided, adding 6 chains will add approximately 1” of width to the hat (2” in head circumference).

I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease* yarn which is a medium worsted weight yarn acrylic/wool blend in two contrasting colors.  If you find wool yarns to be scratchy you could certainly use acrylic or cotton as a substitute.  I think this hat would also look beautiful with a self-striping ombre yarn in combination with a matching solid yarn.

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Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Lion Brand Wool Ease, Weight 4/Medium (80% acrylic, 20% wool) 3 oz / 197 yds

  • Umber 1.9 oz / 125 yards (Color A)
  • Fisherman 1.2 oz / 80 yards (Color B)

Crochet hook size J/10 (6.0 mm)
Crochet hook size I/9 (5.5 mm)
Stitch marker
Tapestry Yarn Needle

Approximate finished size:

Adult Small / Medium: 9” height x 10” width
Adult Large: 9” height x 11” width

Gauge: 12 sts = 4” / First 23 rounds = 4”


  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • RS = right side
  • sc = single crochet
  • SP = spike single crochet two rounds below current round (see special stitches section below)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • yo = yarn over

Special Stitches:

  • SP: Insert hook below sc from 2 rounds below your hook (current round counts as round 1), yo, draw up a loop even with the loop on your hook (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 2 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Hat is worked in seamless rounds without joining.
  • Main body of hat is worked bottom up.  Ribbing is added at the end.
  • Stitch counts are listed according to size adult small / medium (adult large).
  • Do not cut yarn when changing colors.  To change colors, pull up a loop after the last sc of the round, remove hook from loop, insert hook into loop from previous round and continue with next round.
  • To adjust size simply adjust number of chains in any number.  No stitch multiples necessary for this pattern. Adding 6 chains will add approximately 1” of width to hat (2” in circumference).
  • Main body of the hat is worked with larger crochet hook, ribbing is worked in the smaller crochet hook size.

Recommended Tutorials:

Single Crochet Spike Stitch in the round tutorial
HDC in the third loop video tutorial

Pattern Instructions

Main Body

With Color A, ch 63 (69) and without twisting ch, sc in first ch to form a ring. 63 (69)

Round 1: (RS) 1 sc in each remaining ch around. 63 (65)

Round 2: 1 sc in each st. After last st of round, pull up a tall loop and remove hook from loop.

Join Color B in top of next sc st with sl st.

Round 3: SP in same st and in each st around.  After last st of round, pull up a tall loop and remove hook from loop.

Switch to Color A.

Round 4: 1 sc in each st around.

Switch to Color B.

Round 5: SP in each st around.

Switch to Color A.

Round 6 – 39: Repeat rounds 4 – 5 alternating colors.

Switch to Color A.

Round 30: 1 sc in each st around.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for cinching hat closed, weave in remaining ends.

Bottom Edge

Join Color A with sl st to any unused loop from foundation chain.

Round 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around.

Round 2: Working in third loop of hdc st, ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st in third loop of first st.


With smaller crochet hook, ch 9.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, now working in third loop of hdc sts from last round of main body of hat, sl st in next two sts. Turn.  (8)

Row 2:  Sk 2 sl sts, working in BLO of sc sts from previous row of ribbing, sc in BLO of each st to end. Turn. (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in BLO of each st to end, sl st in next two sts of main body of hat. Turn. (8)

Rows 4 – 63 (69): Repeat rows 2 – 3. 

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing ribbing together.  With long tail on tapestry needle, sew ribbing edges together.

With long length of yarn left for sewing top of hat closed on tapestry needle, cinch top of hat closed.  

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!