Seamless Double Crochet Join

Ever wondered how to get rid of that clumsy seam when you make a hat with double crochet stitches? When I first started making hats this was my number one problem. I was proud as can be when I had finished the hat, until the person turned around! Maybe I am a bit OCD (okay, maybe a lot OCD) when it comes to crochet but a badly noticeable seam will ruin my work for me. I want to show you how to make a seamless crochet join.

Keep reading for a step by step tutorial on how to make a seamless Double Crochet hat!

Many Dc hat patterns will start their rounds off with a chain 3 that counts as one double crochet and then either a dc in the same stitch as joining or in the next stitch. Joining your rounds at the end usually requires you to join with a slip stitch into the top of your chain 3. That’s how I learned but it always left that visible seam.

I want to show you what I like to do to hide my seam. It’s really very simple and I find it makes a big difference. It gives my products a more finished look.

Don’t you think the seam is much less visible?

Invisible crochet join tutorial

  • Make a magic circle, ch 2, make your dc into the magic circle (usually 12 dc)
  • Join with a slip stitch into the top of your first dc (ignore the ch 2)


  • Ch 2, dc in the same stitch as joining (usually you would make 2dc into each st around on rnd 2)


  • Make your last dc into the same st as joining and join to the top of your first dc

I hope you enjoyed this post and happy crocheting!


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