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I am absolutely in love with my newest hat creation which I call the Sunset Hat with Night Sky Pom-Pom. Let me tell you how I got inspired to make this gorgeously easy free crochet pattern.
When I recently drop in my car I got 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.
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.
This scenery inspired me to make a hat showing off those colors I saw going from the red of the ribbing to the night sky pom-pom. 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.
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.
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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.
So let’s get right into what you will need in order to make this Sunset Hat with Night Sky pom-pom.
Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):
- Caron Simply Soft, in colors
- Soft Blue
- Dark Country Blue
- Royal Blue
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needles
- pom-pom maker
2 moss stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch
Stitches used (US terms):
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sc in BLO = sc in back loop only
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch sp = chain space
8.5 inches in diameter x 9 inches in height without the pom-pom (with: 10.5 inches)
Note: The amount of rows you make for the ribbing depends on the head size. Be sure to know whom you are making the hat for so you know how long and how many rows you have to make.
Start with red yarn
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 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)
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)
Cut the yarn about 1 foot long for closing the hat opening.
Now you will weave the yarn back and forth and then pull tide to close the hole.
When pulling the yarn then the hole closes. You could leave it partially open to be a messy bun hat if you like it.
Then sew it closed from the inside.
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 like? <3
Now weave in all the ends and add the pom-pom to the hat and you are ready to wear it.
I hope you like this pattern. Please share a link to this pattern on social media. Thanks.