How To Close The Top Of A Crochet Hat

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Learn How To Close The Top Of A Crochet Hat in this detailed step by step tutorial with video and photos.

Crochet hats can be made as crocheted tubes and also rectangles that are then assembled at the end.

In this tutorial I’m showing you how to seam beanies closed at the top of the hat.

All you need is a yarn needle, a crocheted hat as well as a long yarn end with the color used when crocheting the hat. You don’t nee any other thread to follow this tutorial.

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Materials Needed

  • Yarn Needle
  • Crocheted Hat Ready To Close (or knit hat)
  • Same Yarn As Used For The Hat

You can follow this tutorial on how to close the top of a hat with any crochet hat size, made any crochet hook size and weight yarn. Example in video and tutorial used one skein worsted weight yarn.

Hat Size Tip!

Learn more about crochet hat sizes & making the correct size on our detailed post: Crochet Hat Sizes!

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Video Tutorial: How To Close The Top Of A Crochet Hat

Follow the video tutorial through the steps of closing the top of a crochet hat. Perfect for visual learners!

Photo Tutorial: How To Close The Top Of A Crochet Hat

Crocheting hats as rectangles and tubes are quite easy for beginners and you don’t have to do complex decreasing and increasing.

With the steps in this detailed tutorial, you’ll be able to crochet a hat and close the top easily.

Step 1: Grab your unfinished crochet hat

You should have a finished crocheted tube to turn into a crochet hat with this tutorial. It can be a crocheted rectangle that you have seamed at the side using the whip stitch or a tube crocheted in rounds.

Find hat patterns further down.

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Step 2: Thread your needle

Thread your needle with a long yarn tail.

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Step 3: Start seaming every 1 inch / 2.5 cm

Insert needle from right side to wrong side and pull yarn through. Repeat approximately every 1 inch / 2.5 cm.

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Step 4: Work about 4-6 stitches

Repeat inserting yarn and puling yarn through 4-6 times.

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Step 5: Pull yarn to cinch the first stitches closed

Pull yarn tail gently to start closing the hat.

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Step 6: Seam a few more stitches every 1 inch / 2.5 cm

Continue and seam a few more stitches every 1 inch / 2.5 cm. Then pull the yarn to close more of the crochet beanie.

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Step 7: Pull hat closed

When you have seamed every 1 inch / 2.5 cm. Pull hat fully closed.

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Step 8: Seam across to completely close beanie

With the needle. Seam closed to opposite side. Repeating a few time to fully close beanie.

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Step 9: Avoid gaps

Make sure you pull tight as you are saming to avoid gaps as shown in the photo.

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Step 10: Seam through pointy ends

Since you seamed every 1 inch / 2.5 cm, you will have a few “pointy ends”. Make sure you seam through them as well to fully close the crochet hat.

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Step 11: Pull the needle to the inside of the hat

Pull the needle through to weave in the yarn tail on the inside of the hat and fold.

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Step 12: Weave in the yarn end

To finish off, weave in the yarn on the inside of the crochet beanie. Then cut yarn.

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Step 13: Finished!

After you cut the yarn, make sure you have the right side out. The beanie is ready to be used.

Optional: Finish your crochet hat with a faux fur pom pom or use a pom-pom maker to make a yarn pom pom.

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Crochet Patterns Using This Technique

Below you will find a list of crochet patterns using this technique. They are all great patterns to try this crochet technique on.

On some of these patterns you will find head circumference sizes from baby to large adult size, while some are one size.

  1. Crochet Beanie Pattern
  2. Løv Slouchy Beanie
  3. Crochet My Christmas Hat
  4. Christmas Trees Crochet Hat
  5. Slouchy Beanie Pattern
  6. Winter Seashore Hat
  7. Delicatus Hat
  8. Bellus Hat
  9. Quick Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
  10. The Basic Crochet Hat With Brim
  11. Mitis Hat
  12. Lux Hat
  13. Risum Hat
  14. Genus Hat

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Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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