Basic Party Hat Crochet Pattern

Girl wearing a crocheted party hat.

My son is turning 13 in a few days so I thought it was a good time to get this party hat pattern up. I originally shared it over on Instagram for my birthday back in August because every birthday girl/boy needs a party hat right?

The pattern is for the basic party hat including the fun ruffled edging, how you choose to decorate it is up to you!


  • Worsted Weight Yarn in main colour and ruffle colour
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors
  • Thin elastic
  • Optional: card, glue


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • inc – increase
  • FLO – front loop only
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/es
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets


The pattern is written using US terminology. It is worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removeable stitch marker.

The finished item measures approximately 4.5″ (12cm) tall without the pom-pom. Item size may vary depending on the materials used.



Staring in main colour
R1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
R2: [Sc] x4 (4)
R3: [Inc] x4 (8)
R4: [Sc] x8 (8)
R5: [Sc, inc] x4 (12)
R6: [Sc] x12 (12)
R7: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x3, sc (16)
R8: [Sc] x16 (16)
R9: [3 sc, inc] x4 (20)
R10: [Sc] x20 (20)
R11: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x3, 2 sc (24)
R12: [Sc] x24 (24)
R13: [5 sc, inc] x4 (28)
R14: [Sc] x28 (28)
R15: 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x3, 3 sc (32)
R16: [Sc] x32 (32)
R17: [7 sc, inc] x4 (36)
R18: [Sc] x36 (36)
R19: 4 sc, inc, [8 sc, inc] x3, 4 sc (40)
R20: [Sc] x40 (40)
R21: [9 sc, inc] x4 (44)
R22: [Sc] x44 (44) – change to ruffle colour in last st
R23: FLO 5 sc, inc, [10 sc, inc] x3, 5 sc (48)
Sl st to first sc


R24: Ch 2, 4 dc in same st, [5 dc] in each st around.
Join with sl st to beginning ch.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now for the fun part, decorating your hat. I kept mine simple by just adding a pom-pom and 2 rows of surface slip stitching in a contrasting colour.

Add elastic to the sides and you’re ready to party!

Optional: Use some card to make a cone to fit inside the hat to help hold it’s shape. Glue in place.

I love seeing your creations! Feel free to send me a photo or tag me on Instagram @stitchbyfay and use the hashtag #stitchbyfaypatterns.

This pattern is for personal use only and may not be copied, reproduced, altered, published or distributed in any way. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You can sell finished products made from this pattern by crediting Stitch by Fay as the pattern designer and providing a link back to this post.

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