Crochet Sunset Hat with Night Sky Pom-Pom – Free Pattern

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This is a free crochet sunset hat pattern inspired by the night sky. Beginner friendly pattern finished off with a night sky Pom Pom.

I am absolutely in love with my newest hat creation which I call the Crochet Sunset Hat with Night Sky Pom-Pom.

Let me tell you how I was inspired to make this gorgeously easy free crochet hat pattern.

While on a ride in my car recently, I was able to see one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in a long time.

The colors were so bright, going from a strong red to orange to light blue until it reached the dark blue already showing some signs of appearing stars.

Crochet Sunset Easy Striped Hat

The sunset was similar although not the same as the one below. Unfortunately, I could not take a picture as I was the one driving.

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sunset ove the beach


This scenery inspired me to make a crochet sunset hat showing off those colors I saw.

Going from the red of the ribbing to the night sky pom-pom, it captured the scene perfectly.

I went home and went right onto making this hat I had already designed in my head.

The hat has a “cherry on top” by using a night sky pom-pom that shows some stars just like I experienced that evening.

close up of Pom Pom

I think it turned out beautiful. I am very pleased.

And furthermore, it is very easy to make. Anyone who knows how to crochet the basic stitches will be able to make it.

I did use 6 different colors of yarn, but one of the colors (white) I only used a small amount, because I used it for the stars in the pom-pom.

Crochet Sunset Hat PDF Pattern

Now, before I show you the materials and the actual free crochet pattern, please also be sure to add this pattern to your Ravelry favorites.

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This hat features the Moss stitch which is also known as the Granite or Linen Stitch. If you have never made this stitch before, please check out my tutorial HERE.

Also I wrote the pattern such that it would fit an adult/teen sized head, but I also mention the multiples so you can easily adjust the pattern for any head size.

In fact I have a very length and detailed tutorial on how to adjust any hat pattern to your needs. You can find the tutorial HERE.

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Easy Striped Crochet Sunset Hat Pattern

So let’s get right into what you will need in order to make this Crochet Sunset Hat with Night Sky pom-pom.

Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):


2 moss stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used for crochet sunset hat (US terms):

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc in BLO = sc in back loop only
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch sp = chain space

Crochet Sunset Hat Final Size:

8.5 inches in diameter x 9 inches in height without the pom-pom (with: 10.5 inches)

Crochet Sunset Hat Written Instructions:


Note: The amount of rows you make for the ribbing depends on the head size. Be sure to know who you are making the hat for so you know how long and how many rows you have to make.

Start with red yarn

Chain 9

Row 1: 1 sc in each ch starting from the 2nd ch from the hook (8 sts), ch 1, turn

Row 2 – 60: 1 sc in BLO in each st, ch 1, turn

After the last row, fold the long strip in half and slip stitch the ends together to make a loop.

Starting with the Moss Stitch of the Crochet Sunset Hat

Now you will work in rounds.

Round 1: ch 1, place evenly single crochets all around the edge of the ribbing such that you have 70 sc’s all together.

The number 70 will be larger or smaller for other head sizes. However, it should be a even number that is slightly larger than the number of rows you made for the ribbing.

Round 2: ch 2, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in the next st, ch 1, repeat from * all around ending with 1 sc, sl st to the chain space that was created in the beginning of the round

Change color to pumpkin

Round 3: ch 1, *1 sc in the ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first sc

Round 4: ch 2, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in the ch sp, ch 1, repeat from * all around ending with 1 sc, sl st to the chain space that was created in the beginning of the round

Round 5: ch 1, *1 sc in the ch sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first sc

Round 6: repeat round 4

Round 7: repeat round 5

Change color to soft blue

Round 8 – 14: repeat rounds 4 – 5 (ending with round 4)

moss stitch used for crochet sunset hat

Change color to royal blue

Round 15 – 20: repeat rounds 5 and 4 (ending with round 4)

Change color to dark country blue

Round 21 – 28: repeat rounds 5 and 4 (ending with round 4)

crochet sunset hat stripes

Finishing Instructions

Cut the yarn, leaving about a 12′ tail for closing the hat opening.

Now you will weave the yarn back and forth and then pull tight to close the hole.

closing the hat

Pulling the yarn will close the hole, or you could leave it partially open to be a messy bun hat if you like it.

sewing the top of crochet sunset hat

Then sew it closed from the inside.

closing the to top of the hat

Then you need create the pom-pom if you wish to add one.

In order to make it look like a night sky with stars (white yarn), you need to wrap it around the pom-pom maker, in between adding white layers.

How pretty does this pom-pom look? <3

Pom Pom inspired by night sky

Now weave in all the ends and add the pom-pom to the crochet sunset hat and you are ready to wear it.

Easy Striped Sunset Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

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