This chunky ribbed crochet hat pattern is my new favorite. I just love it! I know it will be the hat I grab over and over this winter, and I’m already planning on making a whole bunch as Christmas gifts. I love me a good slouchy hat, and when you add in some yummy ribbing and texture, I am totally sold. The best part is this crochet hat pattern works up quickly thanks to a thick yarn and large hook, plus it is simple – definitely easy enough for a confident beginner.
Crochet Hat Pattern Supplies:
- Darice Folklore Bulky Yarn (1 ball should be enough for one hat).
- Darice Crochet Hook – I used Size N (10.00 mm).
- Darice Pom Pom Loom.
- Darice Scissors.
- Darice Yarn Threading Needle.
This crochet hat pattern consists of crocheting a rectangle, sewing it into a tube, and then finally closing up the top. To create the ribbed look of the hat, I used a half double crochet worked in the back loops only. This means that rather than working the stitches under both strands of yarn at the top of the stitch, you will work the stitch only through the back strand as shown in the image below.
Row 1: Begin by chaining 23 and then working a half double crochet (hdc) stitch in the third chain from your hook and every other chain down the line. (The length of this first row is about an inch shorter than the finished hat will be brim to crown, so if you want your hat to be longer or shorter, you can adjust the crochet hat pattern length by beginning again with more or fewer chains.) Chain 2, Turn.
Row 2: Working in the back loops only, work 1 hdc in each stitch across, Ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until your rectangle is long enough to wrap around your head. It took me 23 rows. You don’t need to finish off the yarn yet.
Step 2. Sew Rectangle into Tube.
Fold the rectangle in half so the two short ends of the rectangle line up. Work a slip stitch through each stitch of both sides to sew the rectangle together into a tube.
Step 3. Sew Together End of Hat.
With the tube wrong side out (so the seam is on the outside), thread a long piece of yarn onto your yarn needle and thread the needle through each row all around one end of the tube. Grab both ends of the yarn and pull them tight. Tie the ends together with a double knot and weave in the ends.
Step 4. Crochet Brim Edge.
Next, for our crochet hat pattern we will give the brim a more finished look by adding a few rounds of single crochet.
Rnd 1: Join the yarn to the brim edge of the hat. Work single crochet stitches evenly around the edge. It took me 38 stitches to go all the way around. Slip stitch to the first single crochet to join. Chain 1.
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only (see image below), single crochet in each stitch around. Slip stitch to join. Chain 1.
Step 5. Top with a Pom Pom.
Last but not least, if you want, you can finish off your new hat with a pom pom. I used the largest pom pom loom to make a big, fluffy pom pom, and then I tied the pom pom onto the crown of the hat. And you’re all done with your crochet hat pattern!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.