Tuff Love Crochet Toque – Free Pattern

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The Tuff Love Crochet Toque is a free crochet pattern on my blog. Stay cozy in this modern and chic crochet hat for Fall. As the weather starts to get cold a crochet hat is the perfect way to stay warm. This pattern works up in less than an hour so you can quickly make for family or markets. Front post stitches are used to create a beautiful pattern. Video tutorial on YouTube included

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

The Tuff Love Crochet Toque is an Easy level pattern, and it’s quick to crochet. The front post double crochet stitches make a beautiful cable pattern. I work through the steps of this stitch slowly in my video tutorial, so I encourage you to try it out. I’m a fast crocheter so I can work up this crochet hat in only about 30 minutes. For most of you I believe you can crochet this hat in under an hour!

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

The Yarn

The yarn used to crochet the Tuff Love Crochet Toque pattern is Tuff Puff from WeCrochet and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Tuff Puff is a 100% wool roving and Thick & Quick is an acrylic wool blend. You can substitute any Super Bulky weight yarn for this pattern or hold together two strands of heavy worsted weight yarn.

The Hook

I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. They are light and easy to work with. I especially love the large hooks. They are so nice to work with and I can crochet for hours without hand pain. I used the Cookie and Taurus hook for this project. Use code MJS15 for 15% off.

Keep scrolling for the Free crochet pattern. I also have the Ad-Free PDF you can purchase on RAVELRY OR ETSY. Or purchase the Digital and interactive pattern on RIBBLR.

Yarn Requirments

Baby/Toddler (Child/Small Adult, Large Adult)

WeCrochet Tuff Puff (100% Wool, 44yds/100g) 2-3 balls

or

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 106yds/170g) 1 ball

Super Bulky Weight Yarn #6

70 (85, 105) yds

Substitute Yarns

Mighty Stitch Super Bulky

Bernat Blanket Yarn

Sugar Bush Yarns Chill

Materials

US N (9mm)

US M (8mm)

or size needed to

obtain gauge

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Faux Fur Pom Pom

Garment Tags

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

Sizing

Baby/Toddler (Child/Small Adult, Large Adult)

Gauge

Body: 4 sts and 3 rows equal to 2″ with 9mm crochet hook in pattern

Band: 4 sts and 3 rows equal to 2″ with 8mm crochet hook in hdc blo

Abbreviations

ch – Chain, blo – Back Loop Only, est, established, flo – Front Loop Only, fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet, hdc – Half Double Crochet, rep – Repeat, RS- Right Side, sc – Single Crochet, sk(d) – skip(ed), sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es), WS – Wrong Side

Video

A full video tutorial for the Tuff Love Crochet Toque is available here.

Construction

The Tuff Love Toque is worked the bottom up. The band is worked in rows from the side across. The band is slip stitched together, and the body of the hat is worked around the band.

Sizing Chart

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

Special Stitches

Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet: Yo (Yarn Over), insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Inv hdc2tog – Invisible Half Double Crochet Decrease: Yo, insert hook through the flo of next 2 sts, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining three loops on your hook.

Inv sc2tog – Invisible Single Crochet Decrease: Insert hook through the flo of next 2 sts, yo, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops on your hook.

Pattern – Tuff Love Crochet Toque

Baby/Toddler (Child/Small Adult, Large Adult)

Band:

Notes: The band is worked in rows from the side across. The band is joined and the body of the hat is worked around the edge of the band.

Row 1 (WS):

With Smaller Hook, ch 5 (6, 6), 1 hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn—4 (5,5) sts.

Row 2 (RS):

Ch 1 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in the blo of each st across, turn—4 (5,5) sts.

Rows 3-20 (24, 28):

Rep row 2. Last row, ch 1. Band should measure 2 (2.5, 2.5)” width X 13.5 (16, 18.5)” length.

To join the band, fold the band in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip band so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round (RS): Change to larger Hook, ch 1, evenly work 30 (36, 42) sc sts around the band (3 sts/2 rows), sl st in the first sc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Round 1 (RS):

Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in each st around, sl st in the first hdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Round 2:

Ch 2, 1 fpdc around first st, 1 hdc next 4 sts, * 1 fpdc next 2 sts, 1 hdc next 4 sts; rep from * around, 1 fpdc last st, sl st in the first fpdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Round 3:

Ch 2, 1 hdc in the first st, 1 fpdc around est post, 2 inv hdc2tog across next 4 sts, * 1 fpdc around the next est post, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts (top of fpdc from previous round), 1 fpdc around the next est post, 2 inv hdc2tog across next 4 sts; rep from * around, 1 fpdc in the last est post, 1 hdc in the top of fpdc from prev round, sl st in the first hdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

Round 4:

Ch 2, 2 hdc in the first st, 1 fpdc around est post, sk 2 sts, 1 fpdc around the next est post, *2 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc around est post, sk 2 sts, 1 fpdc around the next est post; rep from * around, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in the first hdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Round 5:

Ch 2, 1 hdc in the first 2 sts, *sk next est fpdc, 1 fpdc around next est post, 1 fpdc back around skd post, 1 hdc in the next 4 sts; rep from * around, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in the first hdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Round 6:

Ch 2, 1 inv hdc2tog across the first 2 sts, 1 fpdc around next est post (hiding underneath the 2nd post), 1 hdc in the next 2 sts (top of fpdc from previous round), 1 fpdc in next est post, *2 inv hdc2tog across next 4 sts, 1 fpdc around next est post, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc in next est post; rep from * around, 1 inv hdc2tog across last 2 sts, sl st in the first hdc to join—30 (36, 42) sts.

Baby/Toddler Only

Round 7:

Ch 2, sk first st, 1 fpdc around est post, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc around est post, *sk 2 sts, 1 fpdc around the next est post, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc around est post; rep from * around, sk last st, sl st in the first fpdc to join—20 sts.

Round 8:

Ch 1, *1 inv sc2tog across next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join—10 sts. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the hat. Weave the tail to secure the closure. Weave in all other ends.

Tuff Love Crochet Toque

Child/Small Adult (Large Adult)

Round 7:

Ch 2, sk first st, 1 fpdc around est post, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc around est post, *sk 2 sts, 1 fpdc around the next est post, 2 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 fpdc around est post; rep from * around, sk last st, sl st in the first fpdc to join—36 (42) sts.

Round 8:

Ch 2, 1 fpdc around first est post, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, *sk next est fpdc, 1 fpdc around next est post, 1 fpdc back around skd post, 1 hdc in the next 4 sts; rep from * around, 1 fpdc in the last post, sl st in the first fpdc to join—36 (42) sts.

Round 9:

Ch 2, 1 fpdc around first est post, 2 inv hdc2tog across next 4 sts, *1 fpdc around next est post (hiding underneath the 2nd post), 1 fpdc in next est post, 2 inv hdc2tog across next 4 sts; rep from * around, 1 fpdc in the last post, sl st in the first fpdc to join—24 (28) sts.

Round 10:

Ch 1, *1 inv sc2tog across next 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join—12 (14) sts. Fasten off leaving a long tail.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the hat. Weave the yarn around the hat making sure the opening is fully closed. Weave the yarn in the opposite direction to secure. Trim tail and weave in all ends.

Tuff Love Crochet Toque
Small Adult shown in Tuff Puff Fairy Tale

Pom Pom:

Make a yarn pom pom or attach a faux fur pom pom. Sew the snap to the top of the hat. Blow-dry pom to fluff and snap to the top of the hat. Add a garment tag for a personalized touch.

Tuff Love Crochet Toque
Small Adult shown in Thick & Quick in Wheat

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