Crochet Pattern: Arruga Stitch Hat in 3 Sizes

Arruga Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape yarn by Underground CrafterThe Arruga Stitch Hat is a crochet pattern for a textured, unisex beanie in three sizes. It’s adorned with a pom pom (because why not!) and it uses a self-striping yarn to make the colorwork easy. I named the hat after the stitch tutorial I got the idea from, which is linked as a video tutorial in the pattern.

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As you may have noticed, it’s hat season around here. I’ve been crocheting hats like mad since August! I love to crochet hats because they work up relatively quickly, so there’s that (almost) instant satisfaction, they are functional, and they are great ways to try out new stitch combinations.

Arruga Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape yarn by Underground Crafter | on Marie, looking upWhen I was at In the MKNG a few weeks ago, I got to try a new-to-me (and also kind of newish) yarn, Red Heart Colorscape. It’s a soft acrylic self-striping yarn on the chubbier side of medium weight. It has a look that’s similar to a hand-painted yarn and each of the 12 colorways is named after a city. Since I haven’t had the chance to visit most of the cities on the list, I decided the yarn was going to be my vacation! (To be fair, I have had the pleasure of going to four of the cities, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, and Rome, back in the 1990s.)

Arruga Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay on tableI have been really going wild with half double crochet lately, which is my favorite stitch, but I felt that I needed to change things up a bit for this hat since I am planning to gift it for the holidays. Since I was away from home and my vast collection of stitch guides, I stopped over to New Stitch A Day and looked for some inspiration there. I found a tutorial for what Johnny called the Arruga Stitch and I thought it would go perfectly with this yarn. I love how it turned out, and I hope you do, too!

Arruga Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape yarn by Underground Crafter | on Marie looking at cameraI have a matching scarf on my handmade holiday to-do list. If I get to it in time, I’ll link it up here when the pattern is available.

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Arruga Stitch Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Arruga Stitch Hat, free crochet pattern in Red Heart Colorscape yarn by Underground CrafterAn alternating stitch pattern and a self-striping yarn combine to make a beanie that adds color and texture to your day.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Infant, Child, Teen/Adult. Photographed sample is Teen/Adult size. Height measurements do not include pom pom.
    • Infant: 13.25” (33.5 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • Child: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 6.75” (17 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials

  • Red Heart Colorscape yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 187 yd/171 m) – 1 (1, 2) skeins in 6320 Bangkok, or approximately 105 yd (155 yd, 210 yd)/96 m (142 m, 192 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – small for infant size or extra large for child and teen/adult sizes (optional).

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 = 4.25” (11 cm) diameter in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop
  • BPsc – back post single crochet – Insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPsc – front post sc – Insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – sc 2 sts together – [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Fiber Flux has a helpful video tutorial for the sc2tog here.
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Marly Bird has a helpful video for identifying the back loop here.
  • New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for the “arruga stitch” (which includes front and back post single crochet) here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning and sl st at end of Rounds do not count as stitches.
  • Entire hat is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc to join. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, *BPsc around next st, FPsc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first BPsc.
  • Rnd 4: Rep Rnd 2. (48 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *FPsc around next st, BPsc around next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first FPsc.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, starting in first st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 17 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (76 sts) TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.

Work Even – Infant (Teen/Adult) Sizes Only

  • Work Even Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 5.
  • Work Even Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join.
  • Work Even Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Work Even Rnd 4: Rep Work Even Rnd 2.
  • Rep Work Even Rnds 1-4 until hat measures approximately 5.5” (7”)/14 cm (18 cm) from crown (or about 0.5”/1.5 cm shorter than desired final length), ending after a repeat of Work Even Rnd 1 or 3. Continue on to instructions for Hat Band.

Work Even – Child Size Only

  • Work Even Rnd 1: Rep Rnd 3.
  • Work Even Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join.
  • Work Even Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 5.
  • Work Even Rnd 4: Rep Work Even Rnd 2.
  • Rep Work Even Rnds 1-4 until hat measures approximately 6.25” (16 cm) from crown (or about 0.5”/1.5 cm shorter than desired final length), ending after a repeat of Work Even Rnd 1 or 3. Continue on to instructions for Hat Band.

Hat Band – Infant Size Only

  • Hat Band Rnd 1: Ch 1, starting in first st, sc in each st around, sl st to first sc to join.
  • Hat Band Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, scBL in each st around, sl st to first sc to join.
  • Hat Band Rnd 3: Rep Hat Band Rnd 2. Fasten off. Continue on to instructions for Finishing.

Hat Band – Child (Teen/Adult) Sizes Only

  • Hat Band Rnd 1: Ch 1, starting in first st, *sc2tog, sc in next 16 (17) sts around, sl st to first sc to join. – 68 (72) sts
  • Hat Band Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in first st, scBL in each st around, sl st to first sc to join.
  • Hat Band Rnd 3: Rep Hat Band Rnd 2. Fasten off. Continue on to instructions for Finishing.

Finishing

  • Make pom pom following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Trim pom pom.
  • Attach pom pom to hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2018 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/10/18/crochet-pattern-arruga-stitch-hat-in-3-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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