Hey there, Hannah here! The Beginner Crochet Pom Pom Hats that my sister Nicolina made last year are one of my favorite hat patterns, so this year I decided to try that pattern out with some lighter weight yarn and I love how they turned out!
For these hats I used Bernat Softee Cotton* yarn, which is a nice cotton and acrylic blend yarn that is very soft and comfortable to wear. Since I live in Colorado, I have a lot of chunky hats to keep me warm during snowy weather, but I also wanted to make some lighter hats that I can easily throw on for the slightly warmer winter days!
Bernat Softee Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 120g/4.2oz, 232m/254yds)
2 skeins Cotton, Feather Gray or Sandstone
Size H/5.00mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Faux Fur Pom Pom with elastic
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (HDC): Yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, yarn over and pull a loop back through, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET FRONT BOTTOM LOOP: Work as a normal half double crochet, except insert your hook underneath the front bottom loop that faces you as you work across the row.
HOW TO DETERMINE HAT SIZE:
The best way to make sure your hat fits is to make your base chain one inch longer than the length from the tip of your nose to the crown of your head. You are making this hat lengthwise, so the length of your base chain will be your hat height. You can also use the chart below for some standard head sizes to measure your chain.
Make a base chain that measures one inch longer than your desired hat height (with this yarn the base chain will shrink after the first few rows). For average women’s size hat: CHAIN 54.
ROW 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, work a half double crochet (HDC) in each chain. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 2: HDC across the row, inserting your hook up through the front bottom loop only. (The turning chain does not count as a stitch, so your first stitch should be worked directly into the first front bottom loop of the row below.) CH 1 and turn.
REPEAT ROW 2 until your rectangle measures about 3 inches less than the diameter of your head. For example, I have a 22.5 inch diameter head and I made the width of my rectangle 19.5 inches, which ended up being 78 rows of the front bottom loop HDC.
After you finish your rectangle, tie off and leave yourself a really long tail (probably about 25 to 30 inches). Use the tail and a tapestry needle to sew the two sides of the rectangle together. When you finish sewing the sides together, use the rest of the tail to weave in and out around top of the hat, pulling it tight as you go to gather the top of the hat together. If you’d like, you can also use the tail to sew a button onto the top of the hat, then turn the hat inside out and attach a fur pom pom onto the button so that it can be easily removed when washing the hat.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog, I hope you enjoy making these hats! As always, if you finish any of our patterns please come share a picture with us on Facebook or Instagram with #daisyfarmcrafts, we’d love to see! xo, Hannah
*Daisy Farm Crafts is sponsored by Yarnspirations