How to Create a Hidden Seam on Crochet Hats

Here is a quick tip on how to create a virtually hidden seam on crochet hats! If you struggle with uneven seams or gaping holes in the back of your hat, you will want to try this technique. It works by skipping over your chain stitches at the begging of the round, joining to your first stitch made, and then starting your next round in the same stitch as your chains stitches. This allows the chains to become “filler” stitches and keeps your seam from having large holes like in the orange hat below. This technique does work best with double crochet stitches but can be applied to any other types of stitches your pattern calls for.

Here is a short video tutorial on how to create the hidden seam:

And for those who prefer pictures here is a photo tutorial (as previously seen on my Owl Hats):

No matter the pattern you are working from, always join to the first DC (or whatever stitch the pattern calls for),
NOT your chain 2.

Now start your next round in the same stitch as your chain 2

Pretty simple, right?! If you are following my patterns, this is how you should be joining and starting your rounds!



  1. says

    I made lots of your patterns last year, and was amazed at how the seams just disappeared, once I followed your directions! Because I crochet "big" I ended up with some really cute hats (for me) that were meant for kids.
    This year the plan is to make some actual baby sized hats, I think I'll try your really cute swirling candy cane pattern.

  2. says

    I've always done this because I thiught it looked neater. I absolutely love your blog and look forward to reading all of your hints patterns etc. Thank you so much for your contributions!!!!

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  12. Robin Howell says

    I want to start by saying I love all of your crochet patterns!!!

    I have basically the same question at the above person, Adeline. She said that her hat seem is slanting and I have that same issue.

    I am thinking that she and I both are going into the wrong stitch when we come around. I am doing a half double with a ch 1 at the end. I count my stitches back around to make sure I have what I need. So if I am doing 25 stitches around, I would join in the 25th stitch, but that is giving me that “slant”. I am not counting my ch 1 as a stitch, at least I don’t think I am.

    Any Advice??

  13. josephine says

    Hi i,m following your pattern but i still can,t keep the line straight in the beanie i,m making can you tell me what i,m doing wrong. Thank you

  14. LindaB says

    Thank you for this. I was looking for the video tutorial, but I do not see a link to it. Can you repost it please? Pictures are ok, but I’m pretty new to crocheting, so watching it actually being done “live” helps me more.

  15. Fiona says

    I REALLY want this to work, but I’m getting the slant as well. I’m following exactly as pictured. Tried in HDC stitches as well.
    I even tried moving my first increase to the end of the round into the sl st. Which worked for my increasing rounds, but for straight stitching rounds the seam slants again (no longer crocheting in sl st)
    Others have suggested working in continuous round which I hate! Please help me, I love the look of your seams

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