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Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Hat

Posted on September 1, 2013

Here is my first attempt at a recycled t-shirt yarn hat. I did a little trial and error to get the hat so it fit comfortably on my head. Here is the finished hat that I crocheted from recycled t-shirt yarn.

Here is a photo of the hat taken flat. It’s a comfortable bucket type hat that could be worn to keep the sun off your head and face while fishing, in the garden or at the beach.

Free T-Yarn Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern

Materials needed:
2) T-shirts cut into 3/8 inch wide strips and gently pulled to curl the t-yarn or tarn in two colors if doing the 2-color hat as shown. Click here for my T-Shirt Yarn making tutorial for recycling old shirts into T-yarn.

Hook: N – 9 mm U.S. size metal crochet hook

Finished measurements:
24 inches head circumference and 7 inches long

Rnd 1
With dark blue t-yarn, work 6 Sc in a magic circle. (6)
Do not turn your work in this project. This project is worked in rounds without joining unless advised to do so. Use stitch markers to mark rounds.
Rnd 2
2 Sc in ea st around. Just continue working in rounds without joining. (12)
Rnd 3
2 Sc in ea st around. (24)
Rnd 4
*2 Sc in the next st, Sc in the following st*. Repeat around. (36)
Rnd 5
Work Sc even around in ea st.
Rnd 6
Repeat Rnd 4. (54)
Rnd 7
*2 Sc in the next st, Sc in the following 10 sts*. Repeat around. (59)
Rnd 8
Work Sc even around in ea st. (59)

23 inch head cir at this point. Adjust if needed for larger hat size at this point.

Rnd 9-10
Sc in ea st around.
Rnd 11
Work Sc in each st around to the last two sts. Sl St into each of the last two sts for a smooth finish. FO with first color if doing a two color hat.
Rnd 12
Attach new color (light blue shade), Sc in ea st around. Join with Sl St into beg Sc. (24 inches cir at this point.)
Rnd 13-18
Ch 1, Sc in ea st around. Join with Sl St into beg Ch-1.
Rnd 19 – V-Stitch
Ch 3, Dc in same st, Skip next st, *Dc, Ch 1, Dc in next st, Sk next st.* Repeat around and join with Sl St to top of Ch-3.
Rnd 20 Shell Stitch
Sl St to next Ch-1 space between V-stitch, work 3 Dc in space. Now just work 3 Dc in each Ch-1 space between V-stitches around complete hat. No need to chain between Dc’s just work 3 Dc’s in each space. FO with light blue t-yarn.
Rnd 21-23
Attach dark blue t-yarn and Ch 1 and Sc around in each st. Join with Sl St to beg Ch-1.

FO and weave under ends.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

Beg – Beginning
Ch – Chain
Ea – Each
FO – Finish Off
Rnd – Round
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sm – Same
St – Stitch
T-Yarn/Tarn – T-Shirt Yarn

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7 Responses to “Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Hat”

  1. Manish
    Sep 02, 2013

    I am really happy that your are guiding people on how to recycle, that too in a stylish way.
    You are motivating people to go green. I also do so. I operate an Organic Food Store in India.

  2. Thats great! It reminds me of someone who used old fishing line washed up on a beach to create a hat like that. Great for the enviroment!

  3. Michelle Green
    Sep 16, 2013

    What a beautiful recycled hat! I wish I can make something like this.
    You are absolutely talented!

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  6. Mrs. Rod
    May 06, 2020

    I had made a t-shirt yarn bucket hat 6 years ago. I loved it but the looseness of it made me loose it about a month after I made it. I have missed it since and wanted to make another. being a non traditional college student has kept me from getting to it earlier than this. Thank you! I had forgotten how I had made it. I’m am pretty sure I cut my t-shirts into 1/2 inch back then. So now I will have to decide if I want to try the 3/8″. Thankful also to my quilting friend who took be with her. So that I have the tools that need for doing this.

  7. Cindy
    May 07, 2020

    @Mrs. Rod – Thanks so much for the comment. You might try using a smaller hook so your hat is tighter. Hope you make another one and let me know how it comes out.


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