Newsboy Cap


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


  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 365 Coffee
  • Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]
  • Split-lock stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • 4" x 9" piece of plastic mesh canvas
  • Sheet of paper


14 sts = 4” in sc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


  • 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.


  • Unless otherwise directed, work in continuous rnds without joining. Place a marker in first st of first rnd and move up each rnd.


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


Brim-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.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 28 sc, slip st in next sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next 26 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 24 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 22 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 20 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 18 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 8: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 16 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 14 sc, slip st in next st; turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, skip 2, sc in next 12 sc, slip st in next st; turn. Fasten off.

Brim Facing
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.

FINISHING: 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: 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


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)

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

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

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I am having trouble with the second half of the brim. It would be helpful to see a video of how to do this. Thank you. I can't wait to finish this hat.

I've been working on this project and am very confused with the last row for the cap before proceeding with the brim. " 25 Slip st in the center (through the fabric) of each hdc around" Does this mean I do a slip stitch around the post of the hdc or slip stitch normally? Please reply if anyone can clear this up for me.

I made this hat with a white and black yarn for a heather look with a black bill and store bought buttons. It turned out adorable, even though it was rather small and the bill had to be reworked. It was too short and hugged the forehead. I was confused by the instructions in a few spots like others, but I have been crocheting for many years and really thought it was an easy, quick design. I will make it again and do better next time.

just started and am confused on the numbering... there are missing rounds after round 5... so am I supposed to repeat or sc around on those? or is the pattern just miss numbered?

Hi there - In the pattern, the directions state Rnd 4 (And All Even Rnds). The pattern is not misnumbered, the even rounds just aren't listed. - Julia from FaveCrafts

made this hat as directions called, with H hook. This hat pattern must be have a misprint or incomplete instructions. This hat is for a small child. It would fit a child between the ages of 6-10. Very cute hat just really small.

Hello, I have updated the pattern according to the most recent instructions on Red Heart's website. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCraft

I made this hat using the H (5mm) hook and it came out very small. I'm hoping it will at least fit a child. :( Will a larger hook help with sizing for an adult? Anyone?

Hi there, The pattern on Red Heart's site matches our own, so there haven't been any updates. That said, the best recommendation I can make is to use the hook size specified on the yarn label. A larger hook should produce a larger hat, but again, check the label of your yarn before you begin. Thanks!

I also made this hat and it came out very small. it will fit a child between 6 and 10

Brilliant, will definitely crochet this one

Hi I am in the UK and all our wool is in balls by the gram do you have any equivalent wool suggestions and quantities for me? ie. chunky, double knit, 4 ply etc

I am going to try to crochet this hat,it won't interfere with my hearing aids.

I really like this hat, will look great on my granddaughter.

I really like the newsboy cap. I need to brush up on my crochet skills to make it. I will do that. May have to take a beginning crochet class.

I am new to crocheting, and I am having trouble with Rnd 25. Can someone explain what it means to "slip st in the center (through the fabric) of each hdc around" ? Thank you.

Hi. I'm at round 25 where it says to slip st "in the center (through the fabric) of each hdc. So, is it telling me to go through the post? When I do this the stitch ends up being below the previous row, rather than on top of it's actually kind of going backwards (does that make sense?) I just can't figure this. Any help would be appreciated. I've also had difficulty as the hate is too large (like 24 inches around) but I thought I'd finish as a "practice" and then re-do it. Ideas on the round 25 is appreciated.

Finished my hat. Fits my head real well but was a bit linger than I like my hats and the brim goes straight down like a ducks bill. Not happy with that. I took out the brim and a couple of rounds and reworked the brim with fewer rows and did triple crochet on the last row. I love the shape now but it still will not stay out away from my forehead. Any suggestions?

I made 2 of these so far. One with the exact hook and guage that is called for and it came out sized for a baby. I went up a hook size and follwed the pattern as written, not really thinking about the gauge because I wanted it bigger. It is only slightly bigger with the size I hook, instead of the H. So my question is why does the picture make this cap look so much different than mine? I matched gauge prefectly with the size H hook and it will just about fit my 1.5 year old grandnephew. I went up to the I and this finished hat looks like it will fit my grandniece who is just 5 years old. Keep in mind I love the hat, but I'm curios if anyone else has had sizing issues.

I had sizing issues as well. And after reading your comments about going up in hook size I think I'll just look for another pattern. :( Sad because this is super cute.

Hey all, I'm having a hard time with this hat. I know its a easy pattern but Im confused with putting my maker on the first round, and doing a continues round . im slightly new at crocheting anyone have anyone have any tips? thanks

@SheenaLPN, I'm sorry to hear of your trouble. I have two options for you: 1. You can contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. 2. I might also suggest that you try posting your question to our sites Facebook page. It is monitored by the editor and is a great resource for helpful tips and suggestions from our Facebook friends; perhaps they can offer some guidance! Here is the link: --editors of FaveCrafts

Hi Lindahlucky, The even rounds are sc in each states it next to round 4. I too was confused but after noticing all the even numbers were missing I knew something was up. I just finished a hat that did the same thing. I hope this helps.

Does anybody ever aswer these comments, I have also tried to tweeter. no answer. someone needs to straighten this pattern out correctly, I know its missing rnds.No way can you crochet this with these instructions and if you can please e-mail me at lindahlucky@ Thank you would like to here from someone out there that knows how to read this pattern.

i need to know what it means when you skip around like it will say rnd5 then no 6 then goes to from 5 to9 then11 13 15 the pattern is for Newsboy cap please help Thank You have started over 4 times

you do rnd 4 for the ones that are missing hope this helps

have made 4 of these and the girls have loved them! My daughter wears hers every chance she gets...great, easy to follow pattern

Hi, Christy Bryant. You should not have to save the pattern to your computer to print. Simply click the "Print" button to the upper right above the pattern. If that doesn't work, you could also copy and paste the pattern into a Word document and print it that way. Then you could also save the Word doc to your computer. Hope this helps! - Editors of FaveCrafts

Right click on page, hit select all, right click again and chose print.

I couldn't save this to my computer so I couldn't print it due to the way the pdf is set.

Right click on page, hit select all, right click again and chose print.

@rogerguyburns 5683686, In round 4, it says "Rnd 4 (And All Even Rnds): Sc in each sc around." Please follow the directions for row 4 for all the even rows. Hope this helps! --Editor of FaveCrafts

I recently downloaded the Newsboy Cap Pattern. The pattern is nice, however, row 6 and row 8 are missing. Where did they go? Need them to Finnish Pattern. Thanks!!

I love this pattern. It took a few tries with adjustments to get the size and depth but it has come out beautifully. As for the brim... I've become accustomed to using a FPdc (you can use the front post single or treble as well depending on your desired thickness or weight) which holds up stronger than the other basic stitches. The placement of the stitch allows it to sit higher rather than the brim hanging low in your face. In this pattern I replaced the 'row 1' of the brim with FPdc and continued the pattern as written from there.

I decided to try my hand at crochet I am brand new at it although I have done some dishcloths Followed directions step by step and it turned out beautiful I didn't have the Redheart yarn that was suggested so I tried it with Lion Brand Cotton yarn It still turned out great and I didn't need to put any stiffener in the brim I am about to try it with the Redheart yarn and looking forward to having one to match my coat I used left over cotton yarn and didn't have enough to do the whole hat in one color so it ended up with one color for the crown and down the sides and another color for the last inch of the side the brim facing and the hat band Made two flowers to put on one side of the hat band instead on each side of theRead More band Gave it a more newsGIRL cap look It was fun to make and didn't take anytime at all even for a beginner Thanks

I just finished my first hat from this pattern and while I did have to make some adjustments to the stitches of the brim and I used a stiff interfacing fabric instead of plastic canvas, (I didn't have any plastic canvas) it came out really cute, I had a group of ladies over today for a family dinner and when I showed it to them they all just loved it. I will use the interfacing from now on as I like it much better than the canvas. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PATTERN.

I haven't made this cap yet, but did make a very similar cap with brim. In that pattern I used 2 strands of yarn, instead of a single strand and it added stiffness to the brim. Then I attached it to the rest of the cap and used extra stitches at each end of the brim to support it and hold it up. Maybe I'll actually give it a try and see if my solution works for THIS pattern.

Hi, most recent comment. Yes, I crochet this cap and mine also is a brim problem. I use the plastic canvas and its bendable (rather than cardboard) like the dept stores. I have no idea how to make it stand upright, too. I still wear the hat brim (however). I hope it doesn't look stupid, cause I'm running around like that.

I just finished this hat and find the brim to small. It doesn't stand out like the picture shows. The brim goes straight down on the eyebrows. Looks king of funny. What did I do wrong. The rest of the hat fits great and looks good. Had a question on rnd 25. What does it mean to go through the fabric? I never heard of yarn being referred to as fabric. Maybe this is where I messed up on the brim. Help!!!

I love this hat! I have made 3 of them in different colors and everytime I wear one of them - I get people wanting me to make one for them! I have 6 "orders" for hats and I can't keep up!!! Thank you for such a cute hat!

I just completed my second hat and they are both way too small for an average woman! I am so disappointed. I will give it one more try but not sure why its so small...I did all rows even ones as well even writing down where I was in the pattern so as not to forget when I went back to it. However, it is a very cute hat, but I guess I will have to make it larger somehow.

I tried making this hat 3 times, the 3rd time with a crochet hook 2 sizes smaller, it still came out way too big!! I tried cutting out some rows on the third try, it is wearable, but would like to know why it's as big as a toilet seat. Thanks

Joyousone - No, I double-checked as I went along that I didn't miss any of them. Then, when I finished the 25th row, I triple-checked by counting all 25 rows. I'm not sure if I need to just add rows as I go? At least I got to make use of my tiny son just turned 1 and it's adorable on him!!! (Even though it's actually a tad short on him as well!) ;-) I would still love to be able to make this hat to fit an adult, though....

Vipdreamer, Did you happen to leave off the even rows of 6,8,10,12,14 as noted in row 4. If you just followed the rows then this could be the cause

I am a tight crocheter and have modified this by using a size K(6.5 mm) hook. I have just completed Row 25, and it seems just big enough around, but it is WAY too short!! I did not skip any rows, so I have no idea why this happened! Anybody else have this problem? I am afraid that it will look ridiculous to add rows now for height....I really wanted this pattern to work!! :-(

To cimelendez The pattern doesn't show rounds 6, 8, 10, etc. because at round 4 it says in parenthesis "And All Even Rnds". So, that means rounds 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 because they are even rounds, and they just repeat round 4. I hope that this clears it up for you.

I was wondering why this pattern does not show rounds 6,8,10,13 or 14. Is there some reason why, I just cant figure it out? Someone please help me . Thank You

I just completetd this hat...I did mine in red heart super saver in claret fleck with gold band and buttons to match the gold flecks in the claret fleck...pattern easy to follow. i also eliminated the canvas in the visor which makes it easier to manipulate the visor when you put it on..i am verypleased how it turned out. And i love red heart super saver for all my hats...easy wash and care too!!

always loved newsboys

Great easy pattern. My family loved it.

I really like the style, but I do find the visor a little bulky. It is probably because my yarn is too thick. Also, it seems too large. Again, the thread? I don't wear hats because I look goofy in them, but this one seems to look and feel right. Goes to gether fast.

wife loves this hat. that means i will have to make it for her.


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