Hello crochet friends! I made some more simple winter hats like my Velvet Winter Hats, but this time I used Red Heart Amore yarn! It’s a worsted weight polyester yarn that works up in a really stretchy and comfortable hat!
These hats are made by making a large rectangle and then sewing the two sides together and gathering the top, which is a nice quick way to make hats! Here’s my lovely sister Nicolina wearing one so you can see what it looks like on :).
1 skein of Red Heart Amore yarn (colors pictured are Peaceful, Restful and Chamomile)
Size I Hook
Half Double Crochet in between the posts (or wide HDC) – Yarn over, insert hook under all three loops and in between each stitch, YO and pull back through, YO and pull through all the remaining three loops on your hook. Make sure you make the last stitch in between the last HDC post and chain two turning chain.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet – Work a DC (YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining 2 loops), inserting your hook around the post of the row below either from front to back or back to front.
Women’s size hat for appx. 22in diameter head
Gauge: 4 in = 14 rows, 14 st
Chain 76. (We highly recommend measuring the diameter of your head or the person you are making that hat for and making your chain the same length. The hat itself will measure one to two inches smaller than your base chain when it’s finished, which you’ll want because this yarn is so stretchy. You can also use this chart from the Crochet Crowd for more standard head sizes if you aren’t able to measure in person.)
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, HDC in each chain. When you reach the end of the chain, chain 2 and turn.
ROW 2: Insert your hook under all loops the HDC made and to the left of the stitch post (HDC in between the posts). Work across the row, making sure the last stitch is in-between the last post and the chain 2 turning chain. CH 2 and turn.
ROWS 3 – 23: Repeat row 2.
ROW 24: Work 1 row of DC, still inserting your hook in between the posts. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 25-29: Alternate front and back post DC across the row. Work one DC underneath the turning chain. CH 2 and turn. At the end of row 29, tie off and give yourself a 20 to 25 inch tail.
Use the tail to sew the two sides of your hat together with a tapestry needle. (You can also slip stitch them together if that’s easier.)
Then turn the hat inside out so that your seam is on the inside.
Now use your tail to gather the top of the hat, weaving the yarn in and out of every stitch, pulling the yarn as you go to gather the top together.
Now you just have to attach a pom pom and your done!
I purchased my pom pom at my local craft store and it came with an elastic loop, and I wasn’t sure how to attach it, so I just cut the loop and used the two strings and tied them together with the tail. Then I wove the tail back and forth across the hole at the top of the hat until I felt it was nice and tight.
If you’d like to see a full video of how to make this hat, including how to sew it together and gather the top, you can watch this video below. In the video my mom is using Bernat Baby Velvet yarn and a smaller base chain, but the stitches and pattern are exactly the same.
Thanks so much for coming to read this pattern, I hope you enjoy making this hat!