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Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern

Want to make a stylish newsboy cap for yourself or a friend? This simple Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern by the Double Stitch Twins for Red Heart Yarn makes it so easy, you'll want to crochet newsboy caps in all colors of the rainbow!  This hat is great for beginners and makes a fun accessory to any outfit.  Add a colorful crochet flower or a button embellishment to add some personality and texture to this fun and easy crochet hat pattern.

Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern


  • 1 ball Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Turqua
  • 5.5 mm (US 1-9) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle


  • Hat circumference at bottom edge: 20 (22, 24)”
  • Abbreviations:  ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
  • Gauge: 12 dc = 4”; 6 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE.  Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.



Ch 60 (66, 72), slip st in first ch to form ring. Place marker for beginning of round.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each ch around, slip st in top of beginning ch to join.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, slip st in top of beginning dc.

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, [dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc] around, slip st in top of beginning dc – 80 (88, 96) sts.

Rounds 5-7: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in next st, skip next st, [hdc in next 3 dc, skip next dc], slip st in top of beginning ch – 60 (66, 72) sts.

Round 9: Ch 2, hdc in next st, skip next hdc, [hdc in next 2 hdc, skip next hdc] around, slip st in top of beginning ch – 40 (44, 48) sts.

Round 10: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 hdc, skip next hdc, [hdc in next 3 hdc, skip next hdc] around, slip st in top of beginning ch – 30 (33, 36) sts.

Round 12: Ch 1 (counts as sc), skip next hdc, [sc in next hdc, skip next hdc] around, sc in last 0 (1, 0) st, slip st in top of beginning ch to join – 15 (17, 18) sts.

Round 13: Working in a spiral manner, [sc in next sc, skip next sc] around until no sts remain. Fasten off.



Row 1: With wrong side facing, count 25 sts to left of first st on Round 1, join yarn with a slip st and ch 2, hdc in next 18 hdc.

Rows 2-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each hdc across. Fasten off. Turn Brim to right side and sew in place. Weave in ends.

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I crocheted this hat but I am a little confused about the brim - is it attached to the body of the hat - it's not clear?

Hi there, You create the brim separately and sew it on at the end. I updated the instructions to make them a little bit easier to follow. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

Hey readers! Just wanted to let you know that the instructions have been updated for this pattern. If you're still having trouble, please let us know by posting a comment on our facebook page ( Thanks for all your kind words and we're so glad you like this pattern!

Having a problem with the making and attaching the brim. It's just not looking right. Anyone else work on this or make it. Any ideas? I know my gauge was a little off, but fixed that. Need a better example or a validation of the directions for the brim. Thanks

Looks more like what I call a golf hat or those hats that the men wear in Britain that are made from wool tweed. Both those hats have the crown portion of the hat covering the brim like this one does. I like the perky brimmed hats that the gals wore in the mid 1960's. Now those were cute!

Adorable pattern. I can't wait to make one for both my daughters and myself

This hat is very full and not as close to the typical "newsboy" style of cap. However, it is a cute pattern and worth making!

Love it, very easy to make

Very Stylish!


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