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This newsboy cap crochet pattern creates a relaxed hat with a small visor and cute button strap. This cap is stylish, easy to crochet and keeps the sun out of your eyes.  Great for men and women alike, this hat is a must-have accessory for the fall and winter months.  As a matter of fact, this hat is so fun and easy to make that you may find yourself making one in all your favorite colors!  And since this hat only requires 1 skein of yarn, you can create a whole rainbow of hats with ease...and without breaking the bank!

Newsboy Cap

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Coffee
  • 5mm [US H-8] crochet hook
  • Split lock stitch marker
  • 4” x 9” piece of plastic mesh canvas
  • Sheet of paper
  • Yarn needle

 

Gauge: 14 sts = 4” in sc.

 

Abbreviations:

  • inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
  • Dec (decrease) = draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

 

Instructions:
Size: One size fits most women. Cap Circumference = 20½”.
Unless otherwise directed, work in continuous rnds without joining. Place a marker in first st of first rnd and move up each rnd.

Ch 2.

  1. Rnd 1: 6 Sc in 2nd ch from hook.
     
  2. Rnd 2: [Inc in next sc] 6 times – 12 sc.
     
  3. Rnd 3: [Inc in next sc] 12 times – 24 sc.
     
  4. Rnd 4 (And All Even Rnds): Sc in each sc around.
     
  5. Rnd 5: [Inc in next sc, sc in next sc] 12 times – 36 sc.
     
  6. Rnd 7: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 12 times – 48 sc.
     
  7. Rnd 9: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 12 times – 60 sc.
     
  8. Rnd 11: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 12 times – 72 sc.
     
  9. Rnd 13: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 12 times – 84 sc.
     
  10. Rnd 15: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] 12 times – 96 sc.
     
  11. Rnds 16, 17, 18: Repeat Rnd 4.
     
  12. Rnd 19: [Dec, sc in next 6 sc] 12 times – 84 sc.
     
  13. Rnds 20, 21, 22: Repeat Rnd 4.
     
  14. Rnd 23: [Dec, sc in next 5 sc] 12 times – 72 sc.
     
  15. Rnd 24: Hdc in each sc around.
     
  16. Rnd 25: Slip st in the center (through the fabric) of each hdc around.

Brim

  1. Row 1: Working under the 2 top loops of the slip sts, sc in next 31 slip sts, slip st in next slip st; turn.
     
  2. Row 2: Ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 28 sc, slip st in next sc; turn.
     
  3. Row 3: Ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 26 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  4. Row 4: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 24 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  5. Row 5: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 22 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  6. Row 6: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 20 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  7. Row 7: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 18 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  8. Row 8: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 16 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  9. Row 9: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 14 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
     
  10. Row 10: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 12 sc, slip st in next st; turn. Fasten off.

Brim Facing

  1. With right side facing, attach yarn in the hdc above the first sc of Row 1 of brim and repeat Rows 1-10, working first row in hdc of Rnd 24.
     
  2. Trace around brim onto paper. Use this paper pattern to cut out brim liner from plastic canvas. Place plastic liner between brim pieces, trim if necessary.

Edging

  1. With right side facing, attach yarn to back of cap; ch 1, sc around entire edge, encasing plastic liner between brim and brim facing; slip st in each sc around. Fasten off.

Strap

  1. Ch 43; 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to last ch; 3 sc in last ch; pivot and work sc in remaining loop of each ch across; slip st in each sc around. Fasten off.

Buttons (Make 2)

  1. Ch 3; 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; slip st in each hdc around. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Place strap over front of cap. Sew buttons to ends of strap through all layers. Weave in ends.
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