Shelly 1-hour hat, free crochet hat pattern

I’m happy to offer a free crochet hat pattern in the 2021 Holiday Stashdown CAL organized by Underground Crafter. If you click that link you’ll access all of the details about the CAL, including links to all of the participating designers and info about the HUGE giveaway!

When you crochet patterns from the CAL and share them on your social media platforms, make sure to use #CALCentralCrochet and #HolidayStashdownCAL so we can all see your progress! It’s one of the best things ever, as a designer, to see people make your things.

For this CAL, I’ve decided to make one of my existing stashbusting patterns FREE forever.

The Shelly 1-hour hat is rated Easy – you’ll need to know or be eager to learn the basic crochet stitches, working in rounds and working in rows.

If you want to save this pattern to your Ravelry library or computer, you can purchase an ad-free PDF on Ravelry and in all my shops. Link to Ravelry below.

xo Julie

Shelly 1-hour hat.

(I’m not kidding. You can make this hat in an hour.)

Shelly 1-hour crochet hat, (c) ACCROchet


100g Super Bulky Yarn

Shown here: Mots de Laine on Etsy.


10 mm


Yarn needle, stitch markers


4 sts x 2 rounds = 2 in/5 cm

To check your gauge

Work in pattern until it is possible to measure work against information above. Adjust hook accordingly.

Available sizes (head circumference)

Small (18 in/45 cm), Medium (20 in/50 cm), Large (22 in/55 cm)

Stitch guide

  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • fsc (foundation single crochet)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sc2tog (single crochet decrease)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • st (stitch)


  • Hat is worked from the bottom up, in turned rounds.
  • Border is added after hat is completed; it is worked in rows and pinned in place.



Fsc 27 (30, 33), sl st in first st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, (sc, 2 dc) in first fsc, skip 2 fsc, *(sc, 2 dc) in next, skip 2 fsc, repeat from * around, sl st in first st, turn. 27 (30, 33) sts   

Round 2: Ch 1, *(sc, 2 dc) in first dc, skip next dc and sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc, turn. 27 (30, 33) sts   

Rounds 3-7 (3-8, 3-9): Repeat Round 2.

Round 8 (9, 10): Ch 1, *(sc, dc) in first dc, skip next dc and sc, repeat from * around, sl st in first sc, turn. 18 (20, 22) sts

Round 9 (10, 11): Ch 1, sc in each dc around, sl st in first sc, turn. 9 (10, 11) sts

Finish off leaving a long tail.

Weave tail through stitches on last round and pull tight to close.

Weave ends in.


Join yarn under fsc.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each fsc around, do not join, turn. 27 (30, 33) sts

Row 2: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in each st across until two sts remain, sc2tog over last two sts, turn. 25 (28, 31) sts

Rows 3-4 (3-5, 3-6): Repeat Row 2. 21 (22, 23) sts at the end of last row

Finish off and weave ends in. Fold border up and pin corners in place with a piece of yarn.

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