Last Updated on August 10, 2022 by Cyprianne Nolan
Keep cozy while looking super cool in this free crochet aviator hat! This crochet aviator hat pattern is perfect for the holidays. Made in red and white it is the perfect pairing for Christmas decor and family photos.
Scroll down for The Cumberland Free Crochet Aviator Hat Pattern for newborns, toddlers, kids and adults.
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The Cumberland crochet aviator hat is perfect to use as a photo prop or for keeping everyone in your life warm and cozy this winter.
This free crochet pattern includes size for newborn, toddler, child and even adult.
The beautiful texture in this crochet aviator hat runs from the very top of the hat to the bottom.
It’s unique texture will have people wondering where you got that hat!
Foxy it up in adult size with faux fur trim or keep it simple and classic using the same yarn for the whole hat. Know matter how you make it is going to be a hit!
Made crocheting top down with basic stitches this hat has a little wiggle room just like traditional aviator hats.
Love this texture?
Check out the entire Cumberland Series on Etsy here.
Be sure to check out the Beautiful Free Crochet Cumberland Gift Set too!
When I designed this hat Bernat Softee Chunky was my go to yarn to use. It was soft and came in beautiful colours.
They have since changed this yarn and it is now a #6 Super Bulky making it far too thick for this design.
Please be aware when choosing a yarn for this crochet aviator hat that you should be looking to purchase a #5 bulky yarn with a recommended hook size no larger than 6.5 mm.
Any bulky yarns suggesting an 8.00 mm hook will be too thick and will result in a hat far too big.
A favourite yarn of mine thought is Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn It comes in lots of beautiful colours great for babies, kids and adults.
And, if you can find it, Lion’s Pride Woolspun is also great. I have made many patterns from my Cumberland series with this yarn. It seems to have disappeared though. I did manage to find a few “from the vault” on amazon here:Lion’s Pride Woolspun
If you know of a great bulky yarn it would be wonderful if you posted in the comments for others. I typically shop at Micheals and find very few bulky yarns that don’t call for 8.00 mm hook.
How to crochet an aviator hat
For this crocheted aviator hat we will be starting at the top of the hat.
Increase rounds for this particular design are worked a little differently to accommodate the beautiful texture.
This is where many make errors. Read the pattern carefully and take your time. The increases are different for each size and depend on the starting number of stitches.
It is REALLY EASY I promise you are going to love crocheting this.
Don’t worry if the start of the hat is very flat and for some sizes even a wee bit rippled this is totally normal and will correct itself as more rounds are added.
Once you finish the increase rounds the hat will start to take on the typical ‘bowl’ shape the more rounds you finish.
Phew that’s a lot of info!
So once the main part of the hat is done you are going to make the Extended Back of the Hat. This is the part that covers the back of your neck – or well the neck of the lucky person wearing this hat 🙂
Once this part is done keep going without cutting the yarn. You will be at the end of the extension and will start working the earflap in rows back and forth.
Once the first earflap is done you will cut the yarn and start working from the opposite end of the extension for the second earflap.
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The final part of the crochet aviator hat is the brim that will be worked in rows back and forth between the earflaps and will then be folded up and attached to the front of the hat.
Before you attach it though be sure to finish of your hat by doing a round, around the entire hat with a beautiful faux fur or contrasting yarn of your choice.
So that’s the Coles Notes version (dating myself there lol) Who knows what Coles Notes are? Let me know in the comments 🙂
Free Toddler Crochet Aviator Hat Pattern
- 💕 Skill Level is Easy
- 💕 Skills Needed double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, triple crochet
- 💕 Sizes Newborn to Adult
- 💕 Made with bulky weight yarn
- 💕 All sizes written individually
- 💕 Unisex crochet hat pattern
- 💕 Written in Standard American terms
- 💕 Easily sub worsted weight yarn
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet two together
- sk – skip
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- tc – triple crochet
- rpt – repeat
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- 6.5 mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Markers
- 2 Buttons (Optional)
- Small amount of contrast bulky yarn for brim and trim (Optional)
- 75-100g of #5 Bulky yarn for main part of hat. (I used Lion Pride Woolspun) Contrast yarn shown in picture is Patons Divine
TODDLER 12 Months – 3 years 7” x 18 1/2” Scroll down for free crochet aviator hat pattern
Toddler Crochet Aviator Hat Pattern 12 Months – 3 Years
Hat is worked in rounds until noted otherwise. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round for easier counting.
Using 6.5 mm hook ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 12 hdc in 2nd ch from hook (12)
Rnd 2: (tc, sc) in 1st and each st around (24)
Rnd 3: (tc, sc) in 1st tc *sk next st (tc, sc) in next tc* rpt from *to* end of rnd (24)
Rnd 4: (tc, sc) in 1st and each st around (48)
Rnds 5-13: (tc, sc) in 1st tc *sk next st (tc, sc) in next tc* rpt from *to* end of rnd (48)
At end of round 13 skip last stitch, sl st in next, ch 2 (this will be the 1st st of 1st row below)
Rest of hat will be worked in rows.
EXTENDED BACK OF HAT
Rows 1-6: Sc in 1st and next 31 sts (32) ch 1 turn
Row 1: Sc in 1st and next 7 sts, ch 1 turn (8)
Rows 2-4: Sc in 1st st and each st across, ch 1 turn (8)
Row 5: Sc2tog, sc next 4 sts, sc2tog (6)
Row 6: Sc2tog, sc next 2 sts, sc2tog (4)
Row 7: Sc in 1st and each st across (4)
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Working at opposite side of the extended back, (with right side facing) join yarn in 1st stitch with slip stitch, ch 1 and repeat rows 1-7, fasten off and weave in ends.
If desired change to contrast yarn here
Row 1: With contrast colour join yarn with sl st beside earflap, ch 2, hdc in each stitch across to other earflap, ch 2 turn (16)
Rows 2-8: Hdc in 1st st and each st across, ch 2 turn (16)
Work hdc in each stitch around entire hat including brim. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hope you enjoyed making this one – it is one of my favourites especially the one this little sweet is wearing! Thanks again to Shannon Banal Photography for these adorable photos!
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