Last week I realized that one of my best friends, my youngest sister, didn’t own a single hand made piece of clothing from me. I set out looking for the perfect crochet stitch and hat in hopes of finding a free patter. I began searching Pinterest for ideas and came across a beautiful color blocked hat, but there was no pattern attached. When this happens to me, it really bums me out. And of course, the cutest projects never have free patterns, am I right?
Last week I spent all of my little downtime creating a similar hat for Abbi. I chose shades of yellow because it is her absolute favorite color (I actually had to make her take off a very clash-y yellow rain jacket in order to get this picture!). Sadly, Jo-Ann’s didn’t have much in the yellow department, but I was lucky enough to snag these two shades from Red Heart.
Next time I go back to Jo-Ann’s (and my husband is not tagging along), I’m going to buy this beautiful color changing yellow yarn from Lion Brand that caught my eye. The only thing that stopped me last time was the fact that it was $10 and I know my husband would have majorly rolled his eyes at me. Don’t worry Abbi- the most beautiful yellow scarf is coming your way soon!
For this hat, I used medium sized yarn, but you could do this hat with any size yarn. Just make sure to adjust your beginning chain.
- Red Heart yarn in Cornmeal and Cornsilk
- Size K/10mm hook
- Large-eye yarn sewing needle
- A Pom Pom of your choice!
The best thing about this hat is that it can be worn as a beanie or you can just fold the brim up for a less slouchy look! Its the best hat for any kind of hair day.
This hat is created using the waffle stitch. which means it cannot be worked in the round. To transfer this finicky stitch into a hat, I made essentially a large rectangle, and then sewed it up into a tube. Then I just sealed up the end and put a pom pom on top!
dc: double crochet
FPdc: front post double crochet
BPdc: back post double crochet
*tutorials for the front and back post stitch can be found here.
It’s very important to keep your stitches, and especially your chains, loose. I tend to crochet very tightly, so I have to consciously remember to make my stitches loose.
Row 1: Make a chain in multiples of three that fits around your head. Make 2 more chains; these 2 chains are your 1st dc.
Row 2: Dc in each stitch across, ch 2.
Row 3: Dc in the second stitch from your hook. FPdc in the 3rd stitch. *2dc, 1FPdc* all the way to the end. Chain 2.
Row 4: BPdc in the first stitch (this should be your front post stitch from the previous row), 2 FPdc. *1 BPdc, 2 FPdc* until you reach the end of the row. Chain 2.
Row 5 and On: Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the end.
*If you are changing colors like I did, make sure you switch your color right before you make a row 3. This will ensure that your color transition is a straight line and not peeking out as a result of the back post stitches in row 4.
When you have achieved your desired length, cut your yarn ends and sew the two shorter sides together using the large-eyed sewing needle to make a tube. If you changed colors, try to match the colors up perfectly.
Once you have your hat tube, use your sewing needle to weave in and out of your dc stitches. Pull the yarn tight and secure it to create the bunched top of the hat. Weave in ends and trim excess yarn.
Lastly, you can add your favorite pom to your hat! The one I used came in a 15 pack on Amazon with 5 different colors. I love these because they are faux fur, which is so in style, AND they have little elastic loops tucked into their fur so you can easily secure them to your designs!
I hope that your hats turn out adorable! Please let me know how it goes! This is my first time writing a pattern, so please feel free to let me know if you catch a mistake.