You can crochet stylish hats that any 8-year-old girl will enjoy wearing. Patterns are available for sun, floppy, rolled, brim, beanie, chemo, winter, and head-hugger hats. Worsted or soft baby yarn will work well for a hat project that a young girl can wear. Dark, pastels, or vibrant colors will match a little girl's clothes or an occasion for which the hat will be worn. Crocheted embellishments will include crocheted flowers, butterflies, ribbons, and buttons.
Measure the circumference of the 8-year-old girls' head. You can use a measuring tape or a piece of yarn. Write down the measurement. Choose a hat pattern that is specifically designed for children. An 8-year-old girl will wear a hat that is between 18 and 20 inches around unless she is very petite.
Read the pattern through before you begin to crochet. Be sure that you understand which crochet stitches are to be used. Attach the yarn to the correct size crochet hook.
Crochet the starting chain and the first several rows of the hat project. Measure to check that you are getting the correct gauge for the hat. You may need to change to a different size crochet hook if the measurement is off. Count the stitches in each row to make sure that your count is accurate.
Make sure to use a stitch marker if the hat is crocheted in rounds. The marker shows where you started the previous row. Move the marker to the beginning of a new row each time you begin one.
Finish the hat by weaving the loose end of the yarn into the hat edge or brim to hide it. Sew any embellishments to the hat with matching yarn.
A small safety pin will function as a stitch marker.
Keep an accurate count while crocheting an 8-year-old girl's hat. Failure to do so can cause the hat to be out of shape or crooked, and the pattern will be ruined.