Tunisian Crochet Hat Free Pattern Looks Knit!

Nov 12, 2020 | Crochet patterns

The Marci Hat is a Tunisian Crochet Hat free pattern that looks knit!

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern looks  knit!

The Marci Hat was designed as part of the Crochet Cancer Challenge and I am now offering it as a free crochet pattern on the blog.

This is my first Tunisian Crochet pattern design and I am so excited I have finally branched out into designing Tunisian Crochet.

Have you ever tried Tunisian Crochet before? If not, this hat would make a fantastic beginner project – I have all the tutorials you need to get started!

Tunisian Ribbing Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Tunisian Purl Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Tunisian Knit Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The hat band ribbing is created using a combination of the purl and knit stitches together so you only need to learn 2 stitches to crochet this fantastic hat!

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern looks knit!
Slouchy Style

You also have a couple of options for fit on this hat as well. If you prefer a slouchy style hat you would just continue working row repeats without working the decrease rows. If you want a more shaped beanie, you will work the pattern as stated working rows of decreases.

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern looks knit!
Shaped beanie style

This hat is easily customizable to size by adjusting your foundation chain – easy, peasy!

This hat is worked from the bottom up starting with the ribbing rows, working row by row flat in one piece. Hat is then seamed together. Add a Pom Pom or leave as is – looks great either way!

I used the fabulous Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn* which is 100% Merino Wool. So soft and it is available in 24 vibrant colors!

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Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern looks knit!

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern – the Marci Hat

 Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart Chic Sheep Lace or Suede 3.5 oz / 100 g / 186 yds
Size J (6.0 mm) Tunisian crochet hook
Tapestry Needle
Pom Pom (optional)
Scissors

Approximate finished size:  10” wide lying flat x 8” tall (teen/Adult small)

Gauge: tks pattern: 18 rows = 4” / 16 st = 4”

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
tps = Tunisian Purl Stitch (see special stitch section below)
tks = Tunisian Knit Stitch (see special stitch section below)
st = stitch
dec = decrease
sk = skip
yo = yarn over
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Notes about pattern:

  • Resizing:  to adjust size make more or fewer beginning chains in multiples of 3 + 2 for foundation chain. You can also resize by using a larger or smaller crochet hook.
  • Hat is worked flat in rows and then seamed together at the end.
  • Tunisian Ribbing is less stretchy than traditional crochet ribbing.  Adjust size of foundation row to fit comfortably around head without stretch.
  • Hat can be made as written for a more shaped beanie or see note below on how to make a slouchy style hat.

Special stitches:

Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

Forward:  sk 1st vertical bar, *bring yarn forward to front of work, insert hook from right to left under next vertical bar, bring yarn across the front of vertical bar and to back of work, yo and pull up a loop,* repeat between * * to last st.

Return:  yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops,* repeat between * * to end (1 loop left on hook).

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks):

Forward:  sk 1st vertical bar, *insert hook from front to back between the front and back vertical bars of the next st, yo and pull up a loop,* repeat between * * to last st.

Return:  yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops,* repeat between * * to end (1 loop left on hook).

Recommended Tutorials:

Tunisian Ribbing Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Tunisian Purl Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Tunisian Knit Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Instructions

Note:  Work all rows with RS of work facing.  

ch 74

Row 1 (foundation row):  (RS) pick up a loop from back bump in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, leaving all loops on hook.  Return.  (74)

Row 2:  *tps into next st, tks into next 2 st* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return.

Row 3 – 7:  repeat row 2.

Row 8:  tps in next st and in each st to end.

Row 9 – 12:  repeat row 8.

Row 13:  tks in next st and in each st to end.

Row 14 – 17:  repeat row 13.

Row 18 – 32: Continue repeating 5 rows of row 8 and 5 rows of row 13 until your hat measures approximately 6 1/2” tall.

Note:  If you would like to have more of a slouchy style hat, continue working repeats of 5 rows of tps or tks to size desired – 9” to 10” tall is a good height for a slouchy style hat.  Once complete, fold ends together and sew side seam together first then sew top of hat closed. 

Shaping top of hat (beanie style)

1st dec row:  sk 2nd st, *tks next 8 st, sk next st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return. (66)

2nd dec row:  sk 2nd st, *tks next 7 st, sk next st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return.  (58)

3rd dec row:  sk 2nd st, tks next 6 st, *sk next st, tks next 6 st* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return.  (50)

4th dec row:  sk 2nd st, tks next 5 st, *sk next st, tks next 5 st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return.  (42)

5th dec row:  sk 2nd st, tks next 4 st, *sk next st, tks next 4 st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return.  (34)

6th dec row:  sk 2nd st, tps next 3 st, *sk next st, tps next 3 st,* repeat between * * to last st, works end st.  Return (26)

7th dec row:  sk 2nd st, tps next 2 st, *sk next st, tps next 2 st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return (18)

8th dec row:  sk 2nd st, tps next st, *sk next st, tps next st,* repeat between * * to last st, work end st.  Return (10)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing hat together.  Weave in remaining ends.  

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern process 1
Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern process 2

With WS facing, fold together to form hat.  With long tail left for sewing, begin by closing hole at top of hat by weaving needle through holes left from last row of hat, pull tightly to close.     

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern process 3
Hole left at top of hat – close by weaving needle through gaps from last row of hat. Pull tightly to close then begin sewing along side of hat.

Continue sewing along hat seam, picking up front loop on both sides of seam.  See pics below:

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern process 4

Once seam is closed, weave in end.

With RS of hat facing, attach pom pom to top of hat (if desired).

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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 is where 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!

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