Caron O’go Big Donut Mesh Stitch Hat

crochet hats with fur pom pom

Our friends at Yarnspirations.com sent us more O’go yarn to try! These hats are made with Caron Big Donut O’go. They are rounds of yarn that come with 5 colors.

My challenge was to come up with a project using all the five colors, and I think these hats worked out so well. 

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Caron Big Donut O’go in Mint Julep

Plus, my favorite thing is to make something colorful without having to buy a lot of different individual colors and have so much leftover. 

And having them pre-picked wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be either. At first glance, especially the Mint Julep hat, I was thinking there was no way dark green with the teal would look good, but surprise, this hat is the one my girls are all fighting for! lol! 

Caron Big Donut O’go in Blue Velvet

I loved the blue version. You definitely could leave the fur pom off and give this to a man. But seriously, aren’t you surprised at how the hat came from those colors? And you can even mix it up further and choose a different color for the brim and work with the four remaining colors and have a completely different look. 

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hat in Caron Big Donut O’go in Boston Cream

The other detail I noticed was how the look changed when I used the lighter color if I was working around the inside of the hat versus working the darker color on the inside. 

For example, in the Boston Cream Big Donut, the cream stitching is very pronounced and that is because you are looking at the backside of the stitch, I worked with cream on the rounds where the inside of the hat was facing me. 

I’m going to let you choose the color placements, but as a general guide, I used the medium color shade for the brim and that left me with 4 colors, 2 lighter and 2 darker. I alternated between light and dark as I crocheted each round. 

They have so many other color options that I’d love to try, but hopefully, I’ll see some different versions from you all in the Daisy Farm Crafters Group or if you tag us on Instagram. I would have loved to try this color called Raspberry Glaze,

 

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Or this one called Lemon Plum

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And if you’ve followed me for a while, I think you can probably guess that using a mesh stitch for a hat is really my favorite. Here’s a glimpse of other versions I’ve made with different yarn. 

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That gives you other color placement ideas as well. But let’s get going with the pattern for the hat with Caron Big Donut O’go! 

(Youtube tutorial, as well as the free printable version of the pattern, is linked at the end of the post.)

Stitches

Single Crochet

Back Loop Single Crochet 

Material

1 Caron Big Donut O’go in any color you choose.

Size H, 5mm hook AND a size J, 6 mm size hook 

tapestry needle 

scissors

button

fur pom pom with an elastic 

Pattern

Separate your O’go and cut them into five separate sections. Choose the medium color shade as the band. Choose a dark shade as color A, light shade, color B, dark shade color C, light shade color D. (This will give you the look of the hat I made in Blue Velvet, if you want the look of the hat in Boston Cream or Mint Julep, choose a light shade as Color A and alternate with dark as Color B etc.)

For one women’s size 22-inch head circumference. See sizing chart below if you want to make a different size.

Chain 20 

Row 1: Work 1 SC into the second chain from the hook and each chain across, ch 1 and turn. (19)

Row 2: Work 1 SC into the first stitch (under both loops), work 1 SC into each back loop of the next 17 stitches. Work 1 SC into the last stitch (under both loops), ch 1 and turn. 

Row 3: Repeat row 2 for 68 rows. or 18 inches for a 22 inch average woman head.

SWITCH TO J HOOK

Join two ends with slip stitch to form the band into a circle.

Chain 1. Working around the top edge of the band with the inside of the band facing you, *work 2 SC into the end of one row, skip one row, work 2 SC into the next. Repeat from * around.  Work 1 extra SC.  (69 SC or if you made the hat a different size, you just need an odd number.) SL ST and pull through with Color A. Ch 1 and turn. 

Cut the color you used for the band. 

Tip: keep all ends the inside of the hat.

Round 2: With Color A, work 1 SC into first SC, CH 1, skip 1 ch, *SC into the next SC, CH 1, skip 1 ch. Repeat from * around. (Going forward I will refer to this as the Mesh Stitch) After completing the last SC of the round, make sure color A ends are toward the inside of the hat, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color B, ch 1 and turn. 

(Don’t cut color A, you will carry the end up the inside of the hat.)

Round 3: With Color B, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color C. Ch 1 and turn.

Round 4: With Color C, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color D. Ch 1 and turn. 

Round 5: With color D, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color A, (reach down a few rows on the inside of the hat to find the color A end and pull it up along the inside.)

Repeat Rounds making color changes in order of A, B, C, D, until Round 20. 

Round 20: (Decrease rounds.) Continuing with the color changes as before *work the mesh stitch for 7 SC of the round, ch 1, and work SC2tog across the next “SC-Ch-SC,” by placing the first leg of the sc into the 8th sc and the second leg into the 9th sc and skipping over the ch in between. Repeat from * to continue decreasing around. Join with slip st and color changes as in other rows. 

Round 21 through 25: Decrease as in row 20. 

Cut leaving a long tail for sewing, cut off all other ends, and weave in the ends. 

With a tapestry needle, weave in and out closing the top of that hat in the rest of the way. 

Attach button on the underside of the hat by threading tapestry needle down through the top of the hat and into the button. Thread back up to the top and back down several times until button is secure then weave in the tail. 

With a crochet hook, reach up through the inside of the hat as close to the side of the button as you can and grasp the elastic on the fur pom pom. Pull elastic through to the underside of the hat and wrap and twist around the button until it is secure. 

Yield: 1 hat

Caron Big Donut O'go Mesh Stitch Hat

crochet hats with fur pom pom

Materials

  • 1 Caron Big Donut O'go
  • size H 5.0mm hook
  • size J 6.0mm hook
  • button
  • fur pom pom with an elastic
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Instructions

Separate your O'go and cut them into five separate sections. Choose the medium color shade as the band. Choose a dark shade as color A, light shade, color B, dark shade color C, light shade color D. (This will give you the look of the hat I made in Blue Velvet, if you want the look of the hat in Boston Cream or Mint Julep, choose a light shade as Color A and alternate with dark as Color B etc.)

For one women's size 22-inch head circumference. See sizing chart below if you want to make a different size.

Chain 20 

Row 1: Work 1 SC into the second chain from the hook and each chain across, ch 1 and turn. (19)

Row 2: Work 1 SC into the first stitch (under both loops), work 1 SC into each back loop of the next 17 stitches. Work 1 SC into the last stitch (under both loops), ch 1 and turn. 

Row 3: Repeat row 2 for 68 rows. or 18 inches for a 22 inch average woman head.

SWITCH TO J HOOK

Join two ends with slip stitch to form the band into a circle.

Chain 1. Working around the top edge of the band with the inside of the band facing you, *work 2 SC into the end of one row, skip one row, work 2 SC into the next. Repeat from * around.  Work 1 extra SC.  (69 SC or if you made the hat a different size, you just need an odd number.) SL ST and pull through with Color A. Ch 1 and turn. 

Cut the color you used for the band. 

Tip: keep all ends the inside of the hat.

Round 2: With Color A, work 1 SC into first SC, CH 1, skip 1 ch, *SC into the next SC, CH 1, skip 1 ch. Repeat from * around. (Going forward I will refer to this as the Mesh Stitch) After completing the last SC of the round, make sure color A ends are toward the inside of the hat, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color B, ch 1 and turn. 

(Don't cut color A, you will carry the end up the inside of the hat.)

Round 3: With Color B, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color C. Ch 1 and turn.

Round 4: With Color C, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color D. Ch 1 and turn. 

Round 5: With color D, work Mesh stitch around, pull through on the sl st to the first sc of the round with Color A, (reach down a few rows on the inside of the hat to find the color A end and pull it up along the inside.)

Repeat Rounds making color changes in order of A, B, C, D, until Round 20. 

Round 20: (Decrease rounds.) Continuing with the color changes as before *work the mesh stitch for 7 SC of the round, ch 1, and work SC2tog across the next "SC-Ch-SC," by placing the first leg of the sc into the 8th sc and the second leg into the 9th sc and skipping over the ch in between. Repeat from * to continue decreasing around. Join with slip st and color changes as in other rows. 

Round 21 through 25: Decrease as in row 20. 

Cut leaving a long tail for sewing, cut off all other ends, and weave in the ends. 

With a tapestry needle, weave in and out closing the top of that hat in the rest of the way. 

Attach button on the underside of the hat by threading tapestry needle down through the top of the hat and into the button. Thread back up to the top and back down several times until button is secure then weave in the tail. 

With a crochet hook, reach up through the inside of the hat as close to the side of the button as you can and grasp the elastic on the fur pom pom. Pull elastic through to the underside of the hat and wrap and twist around the button until it is secure. 

Here's a chart for different sizes of heads. We found that the O'go yarn was stretchy so making the band about 4 inches less than the circumference of the head worked.

Watch the video tutorial below for more help. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really do hope to see your versions of the Caron Big Donut O’go Mesh Stitch Hat. 

XO, Tiffany