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The Winter Ripple Hat is a free crochet pattern and is an amazing hat for YOU. It’s crocheted with Comfy Color Mist and Mighty Stitch yarn using faux fur yarn for the pom pom.
It’s Winter. The holidays are over and the crocheters are trying to find themselves again after weeks and months of making crocheted gifts for their loved ones. It’s time for YOU to make this hat for yourself, create crochet goals and organize your yarn.
I actually designed this hat during the holiday season as I was trying to find myself again. The hustle of making, crocheting and working was getting the best of me. So I was determined to create a hat that shows me at every level possible.
Yes, this easy Ripple Hat literally tells a story. Let’s start.
Once upon a time….
No seriously, let me explain 🙂
I love fold over ribbed hats, more than any other hat style. Even though they require a bit extra work to make, they are so worth it in the end. They keep your ears warmer and can be adjusted from a tight fit to a more slouchy hat easily.
And let’s not forget the ripple effect I created in this Ripple Hat. The combination of multi-colored (read: versatile life – I love everything DIY and handmade from crocheting, to sewing, to baking, to Diamond Art and even soap making) and a bold color (read: I never do things halfway, I put in all my heart and passion to serve others and make an impact in their lives).
“But why a ripple effect, Nicki?” Because a life without ups and downs is boring. Let’s keep it interesting and know we always have good and bad days but they will always take us back to crochet.
And yes, there is a cherry on top: the crochet pom-pom reflecting that funny, warm, happy and sweet feeling you get when you crochet my patterns and send me messages that bring me to tears. I’m just beyond grateful for every single crocheter who has ever tried one of my patterns, tutorials, ebooks, courses and joined The Crochet Club.
Furthermore, it shows off beautifully the amazing WeCrochet yarn selection of Comfy Color Mist, Mighty Stitch Yarn as well as Fable Fur Yarn, all of which were provided to me in a partnership with WeCrochet. The yarns are both easy to use and are super soft. In fact, the Mighty stitch has a satiny feel to it that makes it extra soft.
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So let me now give you a list of what you need in order to crochet this beautiful Winter Ripple Hat pattern.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
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How to crochet the Ripple Hat
You will need:
- WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Yarn (208yds/100g) in the color Fairy Tale (1 skein, worsted)
- WeCrochet Comfy Color Mist (219yds/100g) in the color Raspberry Cream (1 skein, worsted)
- WeCrochet Fable Fur Yarn (71yds/100g) in the color Kuma (less than 1 skein, worsted)
- 4.0mm hook
- 6.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
4 stitches x 2 rows = 1 square inch
8 x 8.5 inches (but can be made bigger or smaller)
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc = single crochet
- bpdc = back post double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- blo = back loop only
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
Instructions for Ripple Hat:
This pattern starts with the ribbing, then the middle section of the hat and is finished off with the pom pom. This pattern is for an adult-sized hat but can be adjusted.
Using your 4.0mm hook and the Mighty Stitch yarn, ch 20
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch (19 sts), turn
R2-82: 1 sc in the blo in each st, turn
You can crochet more or less rows, depending on the size of the hat you need. Never crocheted a ribbing before? Check out my video tutorial here
Fold the ribbing in half, and slip stitch the first and last row together to make a circle.
Evenly crochet 1 row of single crochets all around (70 sts for an adult-sized hat). Now drop the mighty stitch yarn and pick up the comfy color mist yarn.
R2: 1 dc in each st, sl st to the first st
Drop the comfy color mist yarn, pick up the mighty stitch yarn
R3: 1 bpdc in each st, sl st to the first st
R4: repeat R2 with mighty stitch yarn
Now repeat R3 and R4 switching colors every 2 rounds (so every time you finish R4) until you reach the height of the hat you desire. I had a total of 15 rounds (not counting the sc round).
Now, fasten off and cut your yarn leaving about 12 inches of yarn. Then weave your yarn through every third dc stitch in and out through the last round of the hat; pull the yarn tightly to close the hat, make a knot and weave in your ends.
Now, you will just need to crochet the pom pom for which I have a video tutorial here.
Make a magic ring and a 6.0mm hook add 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 easiest to cut off some of the fur of the yarn tail to be able to insert it into the needle.
Once you are done, sew the pom pom to the top of the hat and your are finished.
You could wear the hat without a pom pom, but doesn’t it look so much better with it? And yes, you can also buy a pom pom or use an actual faux fur (like fabric) to make your pom pom or make a yarn pom pom. It’s all up to you.
I must say I love how the pom pom turned out. So cuddly, soft, comfy and perfect for the Winter time.
Switch out the color of the yarn and make it YOURS. Just like you like it.
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