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This pretty Chroma Hat is a free crochet pattern and is made using simple basic crochet stitches and the worsted weighted Chroma Twist and Brava yarn by WeCrochet. The hat has a fold-over brim that keeps your ears warm and cozy.
Finally, it’s a new year. A fresh start with many possibilities and goals to accomplish. Although the last year was not easy – for anyone really – I am proud to say that I accomplished a lot of goals that I set for myself a year ago. But when things get hard we are being challenged to be flexible to make it work regardless. No giving up. Just keep going.
That kind of flexibility and transition is what I see in the Chroma Hat. The ombre colors are fluently moving from one to another. All intertwined with a twisted look due to the Chroma twist yarn.
In fact, I almost called it a Magic Hat. And if you watched my last Crochet Game Show on my Facebook page and giggled with joy, you will know why I thought that name might work also. It was simply like magic. I put the hat on and it turned from a simple “ok” hat to a “wow, I look so pretty” hat filled with joy and laughter for a long time. Seriously, if you missed that LIVE show, watch the replay. It’s so worth it.
Crocheting hats seemed very daunting when I was a beginner crocheter. Now it’s one of my favorite patterns to design. The idea that you simply need 2 measurements will allow you to make a hat for any head size.
There are 3 different ways to make a hat or beanie. You either start as a rectangle and sew it together, crochet from the top down, or simply start from the bottom up. All of these versions will end up as a beanie or a hat. Add a pom pom of your choice to add some extra style and dimensions.
Crocheting Bottom-up Hat Patterns
This Chroma Hat was designed as a bottom-up hat with a faux fur pom pom on the top. I created an elongated ribbed brim first, using Brava yarn, that allows me to fold it over for extra warmth and coziness. Next, I added the Chroma Twist yarn for the top part of the hat using a stitch pattern called pique. Finally, after sewing the top together, I added a cute crocheted faux fur yarn pom pom for an extra wintery style.
Best Yarn for Hat Crochet Patterns
Although you can crochet hats using any yarn you wish, I have 2 favorite types I use all the time. I either use acrylic or a wool blend. Although sometimes I just wool as it keeps you really wamr and cozy during the cold winter season. You can substitute the yarn to any other yarn you wish as long as you stitch with in the yarn weight and the measurements provided for each hat size.
So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute hat pattern.
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How to crochet the Choma Hat
You will need:
- WeCrochet Brava Worsted yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 218yd)
- WeCrochet Chroma Twist Worsted Yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 218yd)
- WeCrochet Fable Fur yarn (1 skein/ 100g/ 71yd)
- 4.00 and 9.00 mm hook
- tapestry needle
3 sts x 2 rows = 1 square inch (pique stitch)
Pattern written for an adult hat, see reference table below to fit any head size
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- blo = back loop only
- pique stitch = 1dc and 1 hdc worked together as: yo, insert hook in the next st, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull loop through first 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same st as before, yo, pull loop through, yo, and pull through all 4 loops on hook
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch = chain
Easy Chroma Hat Crochet Pattern
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Written Pattern for the Chroma Hat:
First you will work on the brim, then the top part of the hat and finally the pom-pom.
Reference the table below for the hat circumference, for the brim length for the hat size you are making the hat for. Next, reference the table again for the hat height for the head size you are working on.
Start crocheting the ribbed brim
Ch 20 with brava yarn and a 4.0mm hook
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch, turn (19 sts)
*** If you would like a NON-folder-over brim, simply use only 10 chs
R2: *1 sc in the blo in each st, turn
Repeat R2 until you reach the length of the “head circumference”. be aware the rim is a bit stretchy. So maybe make it about 1-2 inches shorter than then table references.
Now, fold over the rectangle to create a loop. Sew or crochet with slip stitches the first and last row together.
Now crochet evenly all around the top part of the loop (to start the top part of the hat) in single crochet stitches. Ideally, you want to crochet 1 sc per 1-2 rows. For reference, I crocheted about 60 sc’s all the way around for an adult hat. At the end of the round, slip stitch to the first stitch and fasten off the brava yarn.
Crocheting the top part of the bottom-up hat
Attach your Chroma Twisted yarn for the next round. Crochet in continuous rounds without slip stitches at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to mark each round.
R1: 1 pique stitch in each st
Repeat R1 until the total hat (brim and top part of it) reaches the “hat height” for the hat size you are making (reference the table).
Cut your yarn to have about 1-2 feet left over.
Now use your tapestry needles and weave your yarn all around the last round in and out every 2-4 stitches. Pull and close the hole to create the tip of the hat.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Crochet Faux Fur Pom Pom
Optionally, you can add a pom pom. If you need a video tutorial for the faux fur pom pom, please click here.
This pattern is made in rounds. Using a 9.0mm hook and fable fur yarn
Please note that due to the yarn, it can be HARD to SEE the stitches. BUT it can be EASY to FEEL the stitches.
Make a magic ring
R1: 8 sc into the ring, close the ring, sl st to the first st
R2: 2 sc in each st, sl st to the first st
R3: *1 sc, 2 sc in the same st, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st
R4: *1 sc, 1 sc dec, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st
R5: 1 sc dec all around, sl st to the first st
Now stuff with polyfill.
Use a tapestry needle to close the hole. It’s easier to insert into the needle if you cut off some of the fur of the yarn tail first .
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now sew the pom pom to the top of the hat.
Now you are finished and can don this cute Chroma Hat for the cold winter time.
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