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This free crochet pattern is called the Chain Linked Hat. The pattern uses chains that are linked to create a pattern and has a ribbed brim as well as a pom-pom on top.
About a month ago, I started a design that I got really excited about. It was the perfect hat design for Christmas. I even shared a sneak peek into my Facebook group and everyone went crazy for it.
But life got in the way and other deadlines needed to be met first. Time got away from me and I was not able to get the pattern finished before Christmas. I checked with my Facebook Group and everyone still wanted the pattern even though it is now January. Well, I decided that the colors mean love, trees and snow instead of being Christmas themed.
Furthermore, the pattern really does not depend on the colors of the yarn but rather the texture and the pattern itself. Simply change colors of the yarn and you change the story of the Chain Linked Hat.
I do want to prepare you with something important. The pattern is for beginners and even comes with a video tutorial. But this hat is not made the conventional way and might seem very tedious. You will have to crochet every row one by one, but the yarn has to be cut in between, regardless of whether or not you change colors.
Now, please do not give up before you even started the pattern. Because I can tell you that the Chain Linked Hat pattern is worth every effort you put into it. Seriously. I love this hat and will probably make several more in different color combinations.
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So let me get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Chain Linked Hat
- Premier Yarn Everyday Collection in colors:
- 5.0 mm hook
- Pom-pom maker (used largest size)
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
blo= back loop only
- sl st = slip stitch
3 row x 2 sc =1 square inch
Adult size: 9 (diameter) x 9 (height) inches (without pom-pom)
This pattern is written for an adult head, but it can easily be adjusted to different head sizes. Just follow this TUTORIAL. Also be sure to check out the tutorial for the Brim for Bottom-Up Hats in case you have trouble figuring out how to make it for other sizes.
Make a chain of 8 in red
R1: crochet in the back bump: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch, turn
R2-70: 1 sc in the
Now fold the rectangle in half and slip stitch the ends together. You finished the brim. You are now going in rounds around the edge of one side of the brim.
R1: crochet evenly 64 sc’s all around,
R2: 1 sc in the next 4 sts, skip 4 sts, ch 4 loosely, repeat from * until the end of the row,
R3: make a chain of 64 (same number of sc’s you made around the ripping of the hat), then weave the chain counterclockwise (for right-handed) from back to the front through the spaces created in the previous row (VIDEO IS VERY HELPFUL FOR THIS!),
Repeat round 3 until you reach the height you need for the head size you are making the hat for. For an adult sized
Once you finish, cut about 12 inches of yarn and then weave the yarn in and out every 1/2 – 1 inch. Then pull and close the hole. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
The Break-Through Moment: To add a pom-pom or not?
Well, I added a pom-pom. I used my pom-pom maker to make it and I love it. I used the same yarn for the pom-pom as I did for the brim which makes the hat come together and feel complete.
But do you need one? No, you can choose to leave it off. In fact, you can even make this hat larger in height and create a slouchy Chain Linked Hat. If you do, please show me, I would love to see it.
Anyways, I would recommend either a yarn pom-pom or a faux fur pom-pom for the Chain Linked Hat. Add a pom-pom or leave it; it’s totally up to you.
Most Important Part: Video Tutorial for the Chain Linked Hat
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