Free crochet pattern: Cluster Stitch Hat in 10 sizes in Craftsy's Sprightly Acrylic Worsted yarn by Underground Crafter | Cluster stitches add texture and warmth to this unisex beanie. I love working with textured stitches. Today’s pattern uses cluster stitches to add texture and warmth. The Cluster Stitch Hat is a cozy unisex beanie and it’s also available in ten sizes from newborn through adult large, so you’re sure to find a size that fits someone on your handmade holiday gift list.

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I used Sprightly Acrylic Worsted, a medium weight yarn that’s available exclusively from Craftsy in 24 colors.

Free crochet pattern: Cluster Stitch Hat in 10 sizes in Craftsy's Sprightly Acrylic Worsted yarn by Underground Crafter | Cluster stitches add texture and warmth to this unisex beanie. This pattern was tested by ten amazing testers on Ravelry, so I got to see it in every size and made with different colors (and on models that aren’t me!). The hat is made from the brim up to the crown and, if you love the stitch pattern, it’s also used in the Sleeping Kitty Lovey.

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Cluster Stitch Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Cluster Stitch Hat in 10 sizes in Craftsy's Sprightly Acrylic Worsted yarn by Underground Crafter | Cluster stitches add texture and warmth to this unisex beanie.

Cluster stitches add texture and warmth to this unisex beanie.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12 months – 2 years, 2-3 years, 3-5 years, 6-10 years, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Adult Medium.
    • Newborn: 5” (13 cm) height x 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference.
    • 3-6 months: 5.5” (14 cm) height x 15” (38 cm) hat circumference.
    • 6-12 months: 5.5” (14 cm) height x 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference.
    • 12 months – 2 years: 6” (15 cm) height x 17” (43 cm) hat circumference.
    • 2-3 years: 6.25” (16 cm) height x 18” (45.5 cm) hat circumference.
    • 3-5 years: 6.75” (17 cm) height x 19” (48.5 cm) hat circumference.
    • 6-10 years: 7.25” (18.5 cm) height x 20” (51 cm) hat circumference.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 7.5” (19 cm) height x 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference.
    • Adult Medium: 8” (20.5 cm) height x 22” (56 cm) hat circumference.
    • Adult Large: 8.25” (21 cm) height x 23” (58.5 cm) hat circumference.

Materials

  • Sprightly Acrylic Worsted yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/201 yd/184 m) – 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) in 501-009 Misty Blue, or approximately 75 yd (95 yd, 100 yd, 120 yd, 130 yd, 150 yd, 170 yd, 180 yd, 200 yd, 220 yd)/68.5 m (87 m, 91.5 m, 110 m, 119 m, 137 m, 155.5 m, 164.5 m, 183 m, 201 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 14 sts x 8.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • beg-cl – beginning cluster – Ch 3, [yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – [Yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • cl2tog – cluster 2 together – *[Yo, insert hook in same st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice; rep from * in next st, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – sc 2 together – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

All Sizes

  • Starting at brim, ch 43 (51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83).
  • Set Up Row: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first sc and begin to work in the round. – 42 (50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78, 82) sts
  • Rnd 1: Beg-cl in first st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, cl in next st; rep from * around to last st, ch 1, sk 1 st, join with sl st to beg-cl.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and next ch-1 sp, *sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rep Rnds 1 & 2 until hat measures 2” (2.5,” 2.5,” 3,” 3.25,” 3.75,” 4.25,” 4.5,” 5,” 5.25”)/5 cm (6.5 cm, 6.5 cm, 7.5 cm, 8.5 cm, 9.5 cm, 11 cm, 11.5 cm, 13 cm, 13.5 cm) from start, ending after Round 2. Do not fasten off.

Decrease towards crown

  • Rnd 3: Beg-cl in first st, ch 1, sk 1 st, *cl in next st, sk 1 st, cl in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. – 32 (38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62) sts
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st and next ch-1 sp, *sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Rnd 5: Beg-cl in first st, sk 1 st, *cl in next 2 sts, sk 1 st; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. – 21 (25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41) sts CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIFIC SIZE.

Newborn size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl in next st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (10 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (5 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

3-6 months size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (17 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl2tog, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (6 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

6-12 months size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl2tog, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (6 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

12 months – 2 years size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (20 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl in next st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (7 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

2-3 years size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (21 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl2tog, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (7 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (4 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

3-5 years size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (22 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (15 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (4 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

6-10 years size

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc2tog in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (4 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

Teen/Adult Small

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (25 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (17 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (9 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (5 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

Adult Medium

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (26 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, cl in next st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (9 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (5 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

Adult Large

  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog, *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (28 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Beg-cl in first st, *cl in next st, cl2tog; rep from * around, join with sl st to beg-cl. (19 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc2tog. (10 sts)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc2tog around, join with sl st to first sc. (5 sts) Do not fasten off. CONTINUE ON TO FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS.

Finishing

  • Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm long). Thread yarn needle with yarn tail. Seam crown closed on inside of hat.
  • With yarn needle, seam Set Up Row closed and weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 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/2017/09/21/crochet-pattern-cluster-stitch-hat-10-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Cluster Stitch 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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Crochet Pattern: Cluster Stitch Hat in 10 sizes

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