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This free crochet pattern is for the Striped Ombre Hat and is the perfect beginner crochet pattern for a hat. It also makes the perfect Christmas or Holiday gift for the Fall and Winter Seasons.
So often we want to crochet a hat to make a quick gift and we want to make sure it looks amazing. Well, this Striped Ombre Hat will make you crocheting quick hats that won’t get boring after making a few. Especially the gradient of 2 different colors creating a striped ombre effect makes this hat extra special.
Furthermore, it uses the new Heat Wave yarn from Red Heart Yarns/ Yarnspirations. It is a special yarn that is sunlight activated and generates more than 12F more heat when worn outside. Yes, even on cloudy days.
So, using single crochet stitches plus the heat wave yarn creates the perfect combination to make every winter warmer instead of colder. At least for your head.
I, for sure, can’t wait to test it out on cold winter days when I drive to the snow. San Diego, CA doesn’t have any snow. But a quick 1-hour drive and I can enjoy my new hat as much as I want and not get cold.
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So let me now give you the list of information you need in order to do this wonderful Striped Ombre Hat.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below at a small fee.
How to crochet the Striped Ombre Hat
You will need:
- Red Heart Heatwave (3.5oz/100g) in colors:
- Luggage – color A
- Bikini – color B
- 5.0mm Crochet hook
- tapestry needle
4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
8 (height without pom pom) x 9 inches
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- blo – back loop only
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- Pom Pom using Pom Pom Maker
Instructions for Striped Ombre Hat:
First, it is important to know that the pattern is written for an adult size head. But if you would like to change the pattern for a different head size it is actually easily done using this tutorial.
First, you’ll crochet the ribbing. This pattern is for a fold-over ribbing. If you prefer to make it not fold over, crochet half the amount of chains.
Measure out the head circumference of the person you are making the hat for, so you know how long the ribbing needs to be before making it into a circle. You can find a reference table here for head circumferences for different head sizes. If you need help with the ribbing, I have a video tutorial here.
With color A, ch 15
R1: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in each ch, turn
R2: 1 hdc in blo in each st, turn
Repeat R2 until you reach the size of the head circumference you’re making the hat for. For an adult hat, that is 39 rows.
Fold the ribbing in half and sl st the first and last row together.
R1: Now you are crocheting around the edge of the ribbing to make the hat evenly using single crochet stitches. For an adult hat you would crochet 70 sc’s. Sl st to the first st (hidden slip stitch prevents the sl stitch from being bulky).
R2: 1 sc in each st, sl st to the first st
Repeat R2 for all rows, for color changes drop the unused color and pick up the needed color
R3: color B
R4-6: color A
R7-8: color B
R9-10: color A
R11-13: color B
R14: color A
R15-26: color B
Remember to use this reference table for different head sizes.
Once you are finished, use your tapestry needle to weave your yarn in and out on the last crocheted row (ever 3rd or 4th st), then pull the yarn to close the hole to create a hat.
Now you can add a pom pom. I made a pom pom using a pom pom maker and color A. See a tutorial on how to make one here.
You are now ready to wear you new Striped Ombre Hat.
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