My mom periodically (no pun intended) gives me pictures of crocheted items from magazines, “Just for inspiration,” she claims. This time, she was onto something. That something became the basis for JJCrochet’s newest hat pattern: the Jenny Lee.
The magazine clipping my mom gave me was a Macy’s ad that featured this crocheted hat by Fossil: Cute, right? I liked the hat’s textured detail, button, and flower – what’s not to like?
Over Christmas break, I decided to experiment. I got out the crochet hook and after much squinting at the tiny magazine pic, I came up with the perfect pattern. And I’m not just saying that because I wrote it. It’s quite addicting. The mathematical element works out evenly which causes the hat to fit perfectly. I especially like this crocheted hat because it doesn’t look like your typical double crochet; the puff stitch adds something a little special, don’t you think?
I named this Jenny Lee crochet hat pattern after one of my current college roommates who is sweet and subtle and everything fashionable, just like this hat.
You can purchase this PDF crochet hat pattern for $5 in my Etsy Store or instantly download it from Ravelry. As a special intro, I’m giving away two copies of the crochet pattern via random drawing (woo woo!). To enter the Jenny Lee crochet hat pattern giveaway, leave a comment on this post and let me know what you think about this new pattern. On January 24th, I’ll randomly select two winners. Happy Free Pattern Giveaway!
KellyJanuary 20, 2011
I think this hat is super cute! I love the button detail on the flower and the trim and the puff stitch is a nice touch. I recently learned how to do it and I love the added depth it can create. Excellent job!
CrochetBloggerJanuary 20, 2011
I love the design but even more than that I really love the color choices that you’ve made!
KrisJanuary 20, 2011
Hi Jayna! This is my first time here and you are ador-able! I love crochet because people like you creative genius’ can look at a finished project and reproduce it. How many knit patterns can you do that with, right? The hat is fabulous and I’d love to make a few for my kids and grandkids. (My daughter’s name is Jenna Lee!) Almost a coeenkeedeenk. I’ll be a regular visitor from now on. Thanks for your generosity!
SarahJanuary 20, 2011
Just found your site recently and love it. I love this hat too…especially the colors you used!
DianeJanuary 21, 2011
I love this hat! Excellent color choices.
JoanB2009January 23, 2011
I love this hat!!!! It is so awesome and even though it does look kind of like a shell but has a little bit of a look of a cluster stitch? I didn’t know you had this contest goin on? I am disabled and sell what I make at a local Farmer’s Market that has gone indoors year round now and I want to get ready to pay for a space and have some nice things to sell there like this hat!! I am disabled and barely make ends meet so I was wondering if you could be generous enough to consider giving me this pattern? I don’t mean to say that you aren’t generous because you have some very nice free patterns already listed and that is so very sweet of you!! I so appreciate this site of yours!! Don’t worry if you cannot give me this pattern. I will still consider you a generous crocheter!!! Love this pattern! Way to go!!
Jenny HeidemanJanuary 23, 2011
Love your stuff and this adorable hat. Just found your site via friend’s twitter page. Thanks for sharing. Will be checking out your etsy site next! 🙂
CarrieJanuary 24, 2011
I love your creations! I have made a few of your Rachael hats for gifts as well as one for myself! They were a hit! Thank you for the great patterns! I love this new creation of yours, very cute! You have a great talent- thanks for the inspiration!
Andrea BatemanJanuary 24, 2011
Love the hat! I’ve been looking for the perfect hat for my daughter and I think that this might be it! The flower with the button is the perfect addition. Thanks for sharing this with all of us
JJCrochetJanuary 25, 2011
Thank you all for your kind words! As a treat, everyone who entered will be receiving a copy of the Jenny Lee Hat Pattern. Yay! Thank you and happy crocheting!
JasminFebruary 23, 2011
i came to your website through “gleeful things” and i just LOVE your hats, really!! i instantly added your blog to my favourites!!
i picked up crocheting recently, because i was fed up with asking people to make hats for me – so i thought why not give crochet a go ;)!!
however, the “jenny-lee” is one of the most fab hats i’ve ever seen, you picked very cool colours too!!
right, that’s about it!
just wanted to say how much i enjoy reading your blog and watching your pics!
a big hello from the other end of the world (europe)!!
JJCrochetFebruary 27, 2011
Thanks for your comment, Jasmin, and welcome to crocheting! Keep practicing and work on projects – if you ever need any help, please let me know.
Regards from the States,
AmandaOctober 4, 2011
Hey! Its great to see there are so many people who enjoy crocheting as much as I do. I guess you would say that I’m a quick learning rookie as I just Youtube how to do certain stitches and go from there. There is one stitch in particular that I cant figure out how to do because I cant find a video on it, or the name of it. I believe you called it the puff stitch but when I search that its not what i’m looking for. it is the stitch on the yellow hat with the brown flower (which is quite beautiful – I just got into hats today!). Do you know what exactly that stitch is called or where I can find a quick tutorial on it? Many thanks for any help you can provide!!
JJCrochetOctober 5, 2011
Hi Amanda! I’m glad you like the Jenny Lee hat – it really is one of my favorites to crochet. One of the things I like about it is the “puff” stitch that you mentioned which gives that hat its unique textured look. I’ve seen variations of the stitch a few other places, but I essentially made it up to created the desired look for this hat. I’ll e-mail you and give you more instructions about the stitch! 🙂 Glad you like it.
saraDecember 1, 2011
I just love this hat!! I would love to have this pattern for my daughter and all her friends!! I hope that you choose me!
ChristyDecember 18, 2011
I love this hat, it is so super cute!! My Mom taught me to crochet when I was little, and after many, many years, I have decided to take it up again. I would love to be entered in your drawing, thanks!
EllenJanuary 3, 2012
I would love to be entered into your drawing for the free pattern. I hope this is for this year and not last year. It is a lovely hat. Thanks, Ellen.
Lori BembeneckDecember 10, 2012
I was ready to enter and then saw that this wasn’t for this year. I love it, and you’re very talented. I was gonna say you should have named it “Buttons.” On the picture where it is on the mannequin, the hat looks like it is covered in buttons!
Carolyn WhittenburgJanuary 23, 2013
Hi! I love your hat! I’ve been looking online all morning for one to make for my daughter-in-law, and this one is the one I chose! It looks great; your colors are wonderful. I may even have to make one for myself. Thank you for posting it. BTW, your stitches look so even and beautiful!!! Thanks, Carolyn
JJCrochetJanuary 24, 2013
Thanks for your comment, Carolyn – I’m sure your daughter-in-law will love the hat!
PamMay 9, 2013
Hi…I just found your website from typing in free crotchet hat patterns in my browser and I love your hat desgns, and the usuage of colour variations, they are fantastic. I would love to have the pattern to make them up for my three daughters, six grandaughters and 1 g-grandaughter and of course me. Thank you for sharing, Pam
Andrea AstlefordJanuary 7, 2014
Love this hat, love seeing something different than all the typical hat patterns that are out there! Would love to win this pattern!
Mary CrookJuly 5, 2014
LOVE the hat pattern.