Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)

Brrrrr it’s cold out there!  Here’s a free crochet pattern to warm you up!

The Backstory:  Sunday evening as my mom was getting ready to go back to work after the Christmas break she was telling me how cold it was going to be Monday and that she wished she had a winter hat to wear to work.  My mom doesn’t own any hats.  She doesn’t like hats, and has avoided wearing them in the past.  She’s never felt the need for a hat in winter (she’d just use a scarf or her coat hood), but this year she had chemo which changed everything.  The chemo caused her to lose most of her hair.  Thankfully though, her chemo was over in August, and her hair started to grow in right after the treatments were done.  Her hair has grown relatively quick, but it’s only been about four months, so her hair is still very short.  I personally think she looks great with her short hair, it looks pretty stylish!  Anyway, since her hair is now so short, she finds she gets cold a lot faster than when she had long hair.

So that’s where I come in!  She didn’t have a hat, and last Sunday night I decided I’d make her a hat for the first really cold day we’ve hat this winter, and made sure to make a hat that would match one of the infinity scarves I had already made for her. This pattern is a quick and easy pattern to do and will keep your head nice and cozy as it gets colder!  My mom told me that day that her head stayed nice and toasty and warm and she was completely thrilled to have a hat that would keep her warm.  (it was about -10 degrees Celsius that day)

Without further ado, here are some photos of the hat, what you’ll need, and the pattern!Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat 4

Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat 1

Warm In Winter Striped Crochet Hat

Skill Level:  Easy
Sizing:  Hat ends up being about 8 inches tall with about a 22 inch circumference.  (The hat is a bit stretchy so it should fit a larger circumference as well.)

Materials:

  • M/N Crochet hook. (9.0mm) – I used Clover Amour Crochet Hook (US Amazon/CAD Amazon)
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle – I used Boye (CAD Michaels) but any needle that you can fit the yarn in should work!
  • 2 Balls of Country Loom Yarn by Loops & Threads – I used Midnight Blue and Cream.  Or 1 Ball of one colour.  This yarn is a Michaels brand yarn.  (US Michaels/CAD Michaels)
  • Yardage: I’m not sure how much was used, but I’m pretty sure no more than half a ball of each colour.  If you only use 1 colour you’ll only need 1 ball of this yarn.

About Country Loom Yarn by Loops & Threads:
100% Acrylic Yarn, Super Bulky 6
5 oz. skein/ 104 yds

Stitches used:

  • Magic Ring (Tutorial Here)
  • CH (Chain)
  • sl st (Slip Stitch)
  • dc (Double Crochet)

Gauge:

After making your first 3 rows the circumference should measure about 4 inches.
4 DC= approximately 2 inches
1 DC height = approximately 1 inch.

Notes:

  1. The starting chain counts as a DC.
  2. Hat is worked in the round.
  3. This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.

Pattern:

Foundation: Create a magic ring. OR you can CH 3 then sl st into the first chain. (this will leave a small hole at the top so the magic ring is a better option)
Row 1: CH 3, 11 dc.  Sl st to join. (12 dc)  Pull magic ring tightly closed.
Row 2: CH 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in every other stitch. Sl st to join (24 dc)
Row 3: CH 3, *2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch* repeat * until end. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 4: (change colour) CH 3, 1 dc in each stitch. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 5: (change colour) CH 3, 1 dc in each stitch. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 6-11: Repeat rows 4-5.  Finish off and sew in the ends.

To duplicate my colours I used:
Midnight Blue for row 1-3,5,7,9,11
Cream for row 4,6,8,10

And there you have it!  A nice and easy pattern to make a cozy hat for a cold winter day. 🙂  You can always make this hat larger/slouchier if you’d like, just add more rows!  Also, if you dislike having to sew in so many ends when changing colour like I do, you can actually loosely carry your yarn from the previous row instead of cutting and changing the yarn.  If you do this, the inside of your hat will look like this:

Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat 2

I find it’s not very noticeable, especially since it’s the inside of the hat and saves a lot of sewing in ends. 🙂  (Alternatively you can cut your yarn with each yarn change and sew in all the ends).

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern!  If you have any issues with it, please feel free to comment and I will do my best to help fix the issue.  Happy Crocheting!

-Karen

Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat 3

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