I find watching video tutorials makes crocheting easier. So many of them that are available online were created by wonderful and generous crafters who share their expertise with others by the gift of their free videos. One of my favorite crochet video masters is the Crochet Geek, aka Teresa Richardson. Her videos are well shot, easy to understand, and she uses slow motion and voice over to show any intricate or difficult stitches.
Free Adult Hat Pattern: Crochet Kingston Cap
This free adult hat pattern is one of Crochet Geek’s most popular patterns. It’s a nice hat that can be easily sized from children’s to adults and with as much slouch as you like. I’ve done the hat in a single color but it’d be quite easy to use multi-colors to make a beautiful striped pattern or with a variegated yarn. Use a cotton yarn for summer, a 4-ply for spring, or a wool for winter (you may need to change your hook size – check your gauge).
The hat is worked in double crochet shells and finished with a single crochet for the band. There are no seams and therefore no seaming or sewing to finish with the exception of weaving in the tail. I’m afraid my photos don’t do the hat justice – it’s really adorable.
Crochet Geek – Crochet Kingston Cap Video Tutorial
Free Printable Crochet Pattern
Prefer to work from a printed crochet pattern? Click to download the free Crochet Geek’s Kingston Cap Pattern written instructions.
Which do you prefer? Written, video, online, or a combination of several?
I’ll be making some more of these cute hats soon. I love the pattern and I love that I can go back to the video anytime to make another.