Free crochet pattern: C2C Pom Pom Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Colors by Underground Crafter | This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge.After a short break last month, the charity spotlight series is back. Each month, I highlight a charity that distributes crochet projects and provide a free pattern suitable for donation. This month, I’ll be talking about Halfknits, a volunteer group who is collecting winter accessories for organizations on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Today’s pattern is for a simple hat that can be customized to fit any size. Best of all, you don’t need to worry about gauge!

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July’s Featured Organization: Halfknits

Halfknits is a volunteer charity crochet and knitting group that has been going strong in the Dallas/Forth Worth area since 2004. The group meets regularly, so if you’re in the area, you can spend time crocheting for charity with other crafters. (The next meeting is posted in advance on the website with the address of the meeting place.) If you aren’t local and want to ship your crochet projects to a Halfknits-recommended charity, you can find a list here.

I reached out to Halfknits before writing this post and Kat mentioned that Halfknits often works organizations on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  I was excited to hear this because, as my regular readers know, I have been shipping at least one box of winter accessories and/or baby blankets to organizations supported by the Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation for the past six years. This year, Halfknits is making hats, shawls, and blankets to send to the My Space Youth Center. If you’d like to support this year’s drive, you can send your handmade hats, shawls, or blankets for youth and teens to the My Space Youth Center using the appropriate address below:

Mailing (USPS) Address:
My Space Youth Center
c/o Community Development Corporation
P.O. Box 488
Martin, SD 57551
Shipping (Fedex/UPS) Address:
My Space Youth Center
c/o Community Development Corporation
401 5th Street
Martin, SD 57551

By the way, if you also sew, you may want to check out Sew for Kids, a charitable sewing group that Halfknits often works closely with to support organizations on the Pine Ridge Reservation. You can find tips for making great projects for organizations on the Pine Ridge Reservation (along with more free crochet patterns) in these posts. Click on the image to get to the post.

Free crochet pattern: Crosshatch Stitch Baby Blanket in Premier Yarns Everyday Baby with video tutorial by Underground Crafter | This simple stitch pattern creates a delightful chevron without complicated decreases. Carry the unworked yarn up the side while you’re working and then cover with a border to minimize the number of yarn tails you need to weave. This pattern makes a great gift for your next baby shower, or is suitable for donation to your favorite children's charity, or one of the organizations highlighted by the Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation.For Kyle Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | 12 free crochet patterns for baby blankets, roundup curated by Crochet Pattern Bonanza for Underground Crafter. Crocheted baby blankets are perfect for keeping your little ones super cozy in the cold winter weather. They are not only great for the crib, but they also make for excellent covers in the stroller, or in the car. And to make them super cozy, you can always line them with a cotton or fleece material.

Right about now, you may be asking yourself: What about today’s pattern?

Free crochet pattern: C2C Pom Pom Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Colors by Underground Crafter | This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge.I wanted to make a simple hat project that could be made quickly in case you are in the mood to donate lots of hats to this drive. It uses the corner-to-corner (C2C) stitch, also known as the diagonal box stitch. I’ve included a video tutorial that shows the basics of C2C at the end of this post. I used Bernat Softee Baby Colors because it’s super cute and soft, but also because projects made with light weight yarns are much easier to package for shipping. Since the extra large pom poms use so much yarn, I also wanted to use a thinner yarn because you typically get more yardage in a skein than you would with medium weight yarn.

Free crochet pattern: C2C Pom Pom Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Colors by Underground Crafter | This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge.You can use different color yarn to make the hat more appropriate for boys and girls of different ages, or teens, and the pom poms are optional (but fun).

If you make your own C2C Pom Pom Hat, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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C2C Pom Pom Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: C2C Pom Pom Hat in Bernat Softee Baby Colors by Underground Crafter | This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge.

This simple, corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet hat pattern can be customized to fit any size and you don’t need to worry about gauge.

 

Finished Sizes

  • 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-5 years, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Child size.
    • 0-3 months: 15” (38 cm) circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • 3-6 months: 16” (40.5 cm) circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • 6-12 months: 17” (43 cm) circumference x 8.5” (21.5 cm) height.
    • 1-3 years: 18” (46 cm) circumference x 9” (23 cm) height.
    • 3-5 years: 19” (48 cm) circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Child: 20” (51 cm) circumference x 10” (25.5 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) circumference x 10.5” (26.5 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 22” (56 cm) circumference x 11” (28 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 23” (58.5 cm) circumference x 11.5” (29 cm) height.

Materials

  • Bernat Softee Baby Colors yarn (100% acrylic, 4.25 oz/120 g/310 yd/294 m) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) in 51001 White Rainbow, or approximately 310 yd (310 yd, 310 yd, 310 yd, 301 yd, 620 yd, 620 yd, 620 yd, 620 yd)/294 m (294 m, 294 m, 294 m, 294 m, 588 m, 588 m, 588 m, 588 m) in any light weight yarn.


Gauge

  • Gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat the instructions following the asterisk as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

350 X 200

Pattern Notes

  • Square Panel is crocheted in one piece in rows from corner to corner using a variation of the diagonal box stitch.
  • Stitch pattern is reversible, so choose best sides as right (front) sides before joining Square Panels.
  • To adjust size, continue repeating Row 3 until straight edge reaches your desired length.
  • A video tutorial for this stitch is available at the end of the pattern.

Pattern Instructions

Square Panel (Make 2)

  • Ch 5.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as ch-3 sp), dc in next 2 ch. (1 box)
  • Row 2: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp of previous row. (2 boxes)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sk 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rep Row 3 until straight edge measures approximately 7.5” (8”, 8.5”, 9”, 9.5”, 10”, 10.5”, 11”, 11.5”)/19 cm (20.5 cm, 21.5 cm, 23 cm, 24 cm, 25.5 cm, 26.5 cm, 28 cm, 29 cm) across, or half of desired hat circumference.

Decrease to end

  • Row 4: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, *(sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp of previous row; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in ch-3 sp. (Decreases by 1 box ea row)
  • Rep Row 4 until no boxes remain.

Assembly

  • Line up both Square Panels with wrong (back) sides facing. Join yarn with sl st on right (front) side of top Square Panel, ch 1, working through both layers of Square Panels [*2 sc in side of ea row** to corner, ch 1, turn to work along next side] twice; rep from * to ** once. (A single crochet join tutorial is available here.) Fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to create 2 pom poms using Pom Pom Maker.
  • With yarn needle and yarn tails from tying pom pom, secure ea pom pom to one joined corner of hat by weaving yarn tails in on inside of hat. Weave in remaining ends and fasten off.
  • Roll up brim of hat until desired length is reached.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/2017/08/22/crochet-pattern-c2c-pom-pom-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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