Greek Fisherman Hat

Greek Fisherman Hat

A modern version of a crocheted visor hat as seen in Greek tradition

This hat was inspired by the tradional Greek Fisherman Cap which has become popular agan and can be seen around the city. Just like the original Greek model, my piece has two decorative buttons at the sides of the visor. Instead of the braid above the visor, I opted for a more rock ‘n’ roll look – two lines of metal chain stretch above and below the peak and go around the buttons.



To make this hat you need basic knowledge of crochet technique and crocheting in rounds. Stitches used in this project are single crochet, double crochet and chain.


  • Yarn – 120 gr of Color A (black), leftover yarn for Color B (gray), both colors in sport weight for 3.5 – 4.5 mm hook

  • Hook 4.5 mm

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle

  • 2 decorative buttons

  • Metal chain – about 60 cm (24 in) long and 1 cm (0.4 in) wide


The size of this hat is suitable for head circumference 54-56 cm (21-22 in)

Brief description of the pattern

Free instructions for this hat in PDF format can be found by clicking the button below.

The hat is completed in rounds, in 3 stages by holding 2 strands of yarn together.

  1. Firstly, the top of the hat is crocheted in a circle using color A. The last round of  done with contrasting yarn – color B.
  2. Secondly, crocheted in rounds, the crown of the hat is made with color A again and it is gradually decreased to fit the head measurements. The last 2 rounds of the crown are made by crocheting dc and using color B. The last round is then folded upwards and towards the right side so as to create a double edge. Later, if necessary, between these two last rounds of dc you can insert elastic band to additionally gather and decrease the circumference of the hat to fit your head.
  3. The last stage is completing the visor which is crocheted in turns using sc.

The finishing touch concerns decoration with 2 buttons sewn on each side of the visor and attaching a double chain for extra embellishment.


Take a look at the collection of instructions for crocheted and knitted shawls, caps, brimmed hats  and dolls


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