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Surf Song Convertible

Surf Song Convertible free crochet pattern

Surf Song Convertible ~

Free Crochet Pattern

I like this design for many reasons. One it can be worn as a beanie, a cowl or a messy bun hat. It’s pretty and functional accessory to have on hand. This is a tight stitch and makes for a warm hat for the colder areas, yet has openings for air to pass through.


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Surf Song Convertible | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet #freecrochetpattern


Level of Difficulty – Beginner/ Intermediate

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver – Burgundy #E300-376 and Aran # E300-0313

Hook and Notions – Hook Size H (5.0 mm) and I (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Measurement – Lying flat 11 inches wide, 11 inches to peak of boxes (Child’s Small 12-14-inch, Medium 14-16-inch, Large 16-18-inch, Teen/Adult Small 18-20-inch & Adult 20-22-inch head circumference)

Band – when lying flat and not stretched band should measure 17-19 inches.


BLO = back loop only

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Sc = single crochet

Notes – Band will be worked with H hook and back loops only in short rows. Body of hat worked with I hook and turning after each round. The box stitch is worked in multiples of 4; therefore, it is easy to adjust the size. Can be worked in one color or multiple colors.  Decide on the color for your boxes.

** This convertible is worked using the adult instructions. I have given you the foundation half double crochet for the other sizes **


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BAND (Working with H hook and Aran)

Round 1 (leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing band together): CH 11, sc in second chain from hook and in each stitch across. Turn (10 sts)

Round 2: CH 1, scBLO in first sc and in each stitch across. Turn (10sc)

Rounds (3-36 child’s small, 3-44 child’s medium, 3-48 child’s large, 3-56 teen/adult small, 3-71 adult): Repeat Round 2


Holding ends of band together sew them with the 6-inch tail. Fasten off and work in ends.



Working with I hook and Aran

Round 1 (working in the ends of the rows): CH 1, sc in same space and end of each row around; join with slip stitch into first sc. (37, 45, 49, 57, 72 sc)

Round 2: CH 5 (counts as a sc and ch 3), work 3 dc in same stitch as join, * skip next 3 stitches, sc in next stitch, (ch 3, 3 dc) in same stitch, * repeat from * to * around; join with a slip stitch in the 2nd ch in the ch 5. Turn (10, 12, 14, 16, 18 boxes)

Attach Burgundy into chain 3 space at the join of Round 2.

Round 3: Slip Stitch into chain 3 space (ch 3, 3 dc) in same space, * slip stitch into next ch 3 space (ch 3, 3 dc) in same space * repeat from * to * around; slip stitch into the slip stitch of first block. Turn (10, 12, 14, 16, 18 boxes)

Rounds (4-6 child’s small, 4-7 child’s medium, 4-8 child’s large, 4-10 teen/adult small, 4–12 adult): Repeat Round 3 changing colors after each round.

Fasten off and weave in ends.



With 1 strand of each color leaving a 2-inch tail, ch 100, tie off leaving a 2-inch tail.  Weave through ch 3 spaces of last row.  Pull tight and tie in a bow for the beanie.

For the cowl leave loose and pull down around neck.

You can also wear it as a messy bun hat.

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Happy Hookin!

XO, Mistie

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3 thoughts on “Surf Song Convertible

  1. I think I have crocheters block. On round 2 when starting the body the pattern reads CH 3, sl st into chain 3 sp…… What ch 3 sp??? Please help…love this pattern. Ty

    1. Hi,

      I have updated the pattern. Let me know if that helps. My apologizes.


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