Crochet Pattern: Color Block Slouchy Hat

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I’m excited to kick of the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase with the free crochet pattern for the Color Block Slouchy Hat. This beginner-friendly pattern is crocheted flat and then seamed. It uses the pebble stitch, also known as the lemon peel stitch, a simple stitch combination that adds lots of texture to a pattern. You can wear this hat so many different ways and the Pattern Notes explain how to easily customize it to fit any size head!

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You may be wondering about the Color Block Slouchy Hat. It’s a design I made to match the free crochet pattern for the Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter

I had Patons Alpaca Blend yarn left over after finishing the scarf, and I thought a matching hat would be great. When I was thinking about the best way to make a color blocked hat, I decided to crochet it flat in rows.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | woman in silver coat wearing color blocked hat

And, I wanted to use one of my all-time favorite stitch patterns, the pebble stitch. Recently, I’ve seen other designers calling in the lemon peel stitch, so you may have heard that name. (If you love this stitch, too, try my free crochet patterns for the Pebble Stitch Hat or the Pebble Rib Scarf.)

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

The color blocking makes this hat versatile. You can wear it with the colors split down the front, or wear it with one color showing at the front and the other color showing at the back.

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | flat lay photo of hat

I’ve also included instructions for customizing the size to fit any head. You can use any weight of yarn, too — as long as you match it an appropriately sized hook, of course.

If you make your own Color Block Slouchy 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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Color Block Slouchy Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Color Block Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern in Yarnspirations Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter | collage of 4 flat lay photos of hat

This beginner-friendly hat is crocheted flat and then seamed. Follow the Pattern Notes to easily customize this pattern to fit another sized head. 

This is the first pattern in the 2019 International Crochet Month Designer Showcase. Learn more about the Showcase and how you can get 31 free and discounted crochet patterns and enter for your chance to win one of 13 prizes here.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 11” (28 cm) height with instructions for adjusting to fit other head sizes.

Materials

  • Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g, 155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein each in 01018 Ultraviolet (CA) and 01002 Smoke (CB), or approximately 138 yd (126 m) in each of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker (optional).

Gauge

  • 12 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only – Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop in crochet here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • You can use this “recipe” for the Color Block Slouchy Hat to make a hat in a different size or using a thicker or thinner yarn with an appropriately sized hook. Remember that changing the gauge or the size may mean you will need more or less yarn than I’ve used.
  • To customize this hat pattern to a different finished size:
    • The starting chain will determine the height of the hat. Since this hat is slouchy and the brim can roll up, I added 3” (7.5 cm) to the height I wanted for the finished hat. Adjust your starting chain so that it is as long as you want your hat to be tall.
    • The rows will determine the circumference of the hat. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for hats. This means that the hat will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want the hat to fit. Once you know the circumference for your hat, work the length of each color to measure approximately half of the hat circumference.
    • If you want to make the hat for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not hat circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Slouchy Hat

  • With CA, ch 33, or any odd number of chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 11” (28 cm), or approximately half of desired finished hat circumference. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 3: Turn, join CB with sl st to first st, ch 1, starting in first st, *scBL in next st, dcBL in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Row 2 until project measures approximately 22” (56 cm), or approximately the desired finished hat circumference.  Fasten off CB with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 36” (91.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Weave yarn needle through each stitch on long edge (the edge with both colors). Slowly tighten yarn tail to pull top of hat closed (see Pattern Notes for link to “cinch method” pictures). You may need to sew top of hat closed after tightening yarn tail for larger sizes.
  • Continue to seam side of hat by joining each of the shorter edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • Make pom pom following instructions on Clover Extra-Large Pom Pom Maker. Make half in CA and half in CB. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Attach pom pom to top (cinched end) of hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2019 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/2019/03/01/crochet-pattern-color-block-slouchy-hat/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in 6 sizes

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterThe Auntie Em Twister Hat was designed for the 2018 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3. Using contrasting colors, this free crochet pattern for a knit-look slouchy hat has a twist made using simple stitches and crocheting in the round without joins. The pattern is available in 6 sizes from newborn through adult large, so you’re sure to find a size that fits.

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If you’re new to the Crochet Cancer Challenge, it’s the fifth annual month-long virtual event hosted by Sweet Potato 3. Every October, Christine works with crochet designers who offer up one of their premium (paid) crochet patterns for free for a short time in exchange for a pledge from the crocheter who uses the coupon code. By using the coupon code, you are pledging to crochet a hat to donate to a cancer center or to a cancer patient that you know. Since most of my patterns are available for free, I am doing something special for this challenge. I pulled together an ebook collection of 6 of my pom pom hat designs that would be appropriate for donating, and I’m offering the entire ebook for free for a limited time!

2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3Before I give you the coupon code, let me tell you a bit more about my new pattern, the Auntie Em Twister Hat, which is the final pattern in this collection.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterIf you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that the half double crochet is my absolute favorite stitch. It’s so versatile! I wanted to design a pattern that alternates between the front and third (back) loop of the half double crochet to create texture, and I worked up some swatches. They were nice… but not enough OOMPH for my pattern for the Cancer Challenge! So, I decided not to join the pattern as I worked it in the round.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterNot only does that mean that the finished hat doesn’t have a back seam (which makes it more comfy for a person experiencing hair loss), but it also gives the finished project a little twist.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterAs a kid, my mom would always “make” me watch The Wizard of Oz when it was shown on television about once a year. I was pretty bratty about not wanting to watch “some old movie” but over time, it grew on me. I remember how happy Dorothy was to be back home (after all, there’s no place like it!) with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. And, of course, the “twister” is why Dorothy was away from home in the first place. Hence the name Auntie Em Twister Hat.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterI hope you enjoy making the Auntie Em Twister Hat as much as I did! You can scroll down to get the free crochet pattern right here on the blog, or, if you’re reading this through October 28, 2018, you can use coupon code Cancer18 to get this pattern, along with 5 others (the Arruga Stitch Hat in 3 sizes, the Charlie Hat in 4 sizes, the Pop of Color Waves Slouchy Hat in 7 sizes, the Slouchy Shells Hat in 5 sizes, and the Urban Hiker Slouchy Hat in 6 sizes) in the 6 Crochet Pom Pom Hats, Volume 1 ebook for free. (After that, you can still get the ebook, but not for free.) Be sure that your cart is set to $0 before purchasing if you’re using the coupon code because I can’t offer any refunds.

6 Crochet Pom Pom Hats, Volume 1 by Underground CrafterBy the way, if you’re looking for some places to donate your hat to, here are a few organizations that I’ve profiled in my charity spotlight series where you can donate hats.

  • Knots of Love is an organization that distributes hats to people experiencing traumatic hair loss and preemie blankets to infants in the NICU. You can learn more about them (and get links to 4 free crochet and knitting patterns suitable for donation) here.
  • Warm Up America is an organization that collects blankets and other projects, including hats, for people in need. You can find out more (and get the free crochet pattern for the Piggyback Stitch Block) here.
  • Head Huggers is an organization that distributes handmade hats to people experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy and other medical treatments. You can learn more about them (and get the free crochet pattern for the Cuddly Soft Slouchy Hat in 10 sizes) here.

If you make your own Auntie Em Twister 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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Auntie Em Twister Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Weather the next storm with the Auntie Em Twister Hat! This textured, knit-look slouchy hat includes a simple twist made by working the stitch pattern without joins. This pattern was designed for the 2018 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Pre-School Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • Infant: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 7.25” (18.5 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • Pre-School Child: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 10” (25.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 1 skein in 502-016 Crimson (CA) and 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in 502-010 Medium Grey (CB), or approximately 28 yd (38 yd, 48 yd, 55 yd, 70 yd, 77 yd)/25.5 m (35 m, 44 m, 50 m, 64 m, 70.5 m) in CA and 47 yd (66 yd, 82 yd, 90 yd, 120 yd, 135 yd)/43 m (60 m, 75 m, 82.5 m, 110 m, 123.5 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker in appropriate size for project (optional).

Gauge

  • 8 sts = 2.5” (6.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – 3rd (back) loop
  • 3Ldec – third loop decrease – [Yo, insert hook in 3L of next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. (See Pattern Notes.)
  • BL – back loop
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • FL – front loop
  • FLdec – front loop decrease – [Yo, insert hook in FL of next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. (See Pattern Notes.)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • 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

  • Moogly has helpful videos for identifying the front and back loops here and for identifying the third loop here.
  • Both decreases are variations on the hdc2tog decrease. Whistle and Ivy has a helpful video tutorial for the hdc2tog here. When working the decreases for this pattern, be sure to insert the hook into the appropriate loop (third or front) as indicated.
  • A helpful tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows until it reaches desired hat circumference length. After seaming Hat Band, stitches are picked up along long edge of seamed Hat Band. Hat is worked even in unjoined spirals and then cinched closed at crown.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band – Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Pre-School Child) sizes ONLY

  • With CA, ch 5.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and each ch across. (4 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 12.5” (15”, 17”, 18”)/32 cm (38 cm, 43 cm, 46 cm) long, ending after Row 2. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Hat Band –Teen/Adult Small (Adult Large) sizes ONLY

  • With CA, ch 9.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and each ch across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 21” (22”)/53.5 cm (56 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band – All Sizes

  • Begin working in the round along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, work 42 (48, 54, 60, 66, 72) sc evenly around long edge (or any multiple of 6 sts), fasten off, change to CB in last yo of final sc, do not join. Place stitch marker in last st and move up each Rnd to mark position.

Work Even

  • Rnd 1: *HdcBL in next 3 sts, hdcFL in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: *Hdc3L in next 3 sts, hdcFL in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnd 2 until hat measures 4.75” (5.75”, 6.5”, 6.75”, 8”, 8.5”)/12 cm (14.5 cm, 16.5 cm, 17 cm, 20.5 cm, 21.5 cm), or about 1.5” (4 cm) shorter than desired final height.
  • Rnd 3: *3Ldec, hdc3L, FLdec, hdcFL; rep from * around. – 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) sts.
  • Rnd 4: *3Ldec, FLdec; rep from * around. – 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts.
  • Remove stitch marker. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm in length) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, use yarn needle to seam crown of hat closed using the “cinch method” (see Pattern Notes).
  • With CA, 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/2018/10/24/crochet-pattern-auntie-em-twister-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.

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.

If you make your own Arruga 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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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!

Crochet Pattern: Charlie Hat in 4 Sizes

Get ready for the colder weather with the Charlie Hat! This crochet beanie pattern has lots of texture and a pom pom to embellish it. The Charlie Hat is made with a self-patterning yarn that does all the color work for you. Best of all, it’s available in 4 sizes from newborn through adult, so you can make up one for most everyone in the family (or on your handmade holiday gift list).

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for the sample were generously provided by Lion Brand and Clover USA.

I love making scarves with Lion Brand Scarfie because each skein has enough yarn to finish an entire project. Get my free crochet patterns for the Bulky Faux Mistake Rib Scarf and the Walking in the Sand Scarf if you love textured, unisex (one-skein!) scarves, too. But I’ve been making a lot of pom pom beanies and slouchy hats lately, and pom poms (especially the extra large ones I make with my Clover Pom Pom Maker) eat up a good deal of yarn. I thought I’d try out Scarfie for a hat, and I love the result. I hope you do, too!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I struggle with naming my patterns, so you may wonder why I settled on the Charlie Hat for this project. Lately I’ve been listening to audiobooks instead of music during my commute, so I can crochet and “read” at the same time. (According to at least one cognitive scientist, listening to audiobooks can be counted as reading, so I’m going with that!) While I was working on this hat, I was listening to Firestarter by Stephen King. I have seen the movie several times and I wanted to see how the book was different (and similar).

When the hat was finished, I shared a picture with my friend, Pia from Stitches n Scraps. She thought the colors had the look of flames and fire so I went with the Charlie Hat, named after Charlie McGee.

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Charlie Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Light a fire under your cold weather accessories with the textured, pom pom embellished Charlie Hat.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Child, Teen/Adult). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult. Height measurements do not include pom pom.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • Infant: 15.75” (40 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • Child: 18.75” (47.5 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Scarfie yarn (78% acrylic/22% wool, 5.3 oz/150 g/312 yd/285 m) – 1 skein in 205 Cranberry Black, or approximately 225 yd (206 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – small for newborn and infant sizes or extra large for child and adult/teen sizes (optional).


Gauge

  • Through Rnd 4 = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog –double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease) – [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and drawn through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch by Fiber Flux is available here.
  • ea – each
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, 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] twice. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work stitches in parentheses into same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Round does not count as a stitch.
  • Entire hat is crocheted in the round with the right (front) side facing.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Increase from crown

  • Starting at crown, ch 4, skip 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 FPdc around ea st, join with sl st to first FPdc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next st, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 sts) NEWBORN SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (60 sts) INFANT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 4 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (72 sts) CHILD SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 5 sts, FPdc around last FPdc, FPdc around next FPdc; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (84 sts) TEEN/ADULT SIZE ONLY: CONTINUE ON TO INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING EVEN.

Work even

  • Work Even Rnd: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc in next 2 (3, 4, 5) sts, FPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 48 (60, 72, 84) sts
  • Rep Work Even Rnd until hat measures approximately 4” (5”, 6”, 7”)/10 cm (13 cm, 15 cm, 18 cm) from crown.

Decrease to band

  • Decrease Rnd: Ch 1, starting in first st, *dc2tog, dc in next 0 (1, 2, 3) sts, FPdc around next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. – 36 (48, 60, 72) sts

Textured band

  • Band Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ea st around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Band Rnd 2: Ch 1, *sc in next st, tr in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
  • Band Rnds 3-4: Rep Band Rnds 1 & 2.
  • Band Rnds 5-6: Rep Band Rnd 1 twice. Fasten off.

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/2018/10/16/crochet-pattern-charlie-hat-in-4-sizes. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Crochet Pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground CrafterThe Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf crochet pattern makes a color-blocked scarf with two personalities! One side is solid and reliable while the other side is lacy and quirky. Attach pom poms to the opposite color ends for a fun finishing touch.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Materials for this project were generously provided by Yarnspirations and Clover USA.

Back in January, I went to Phoenix for Creativation, the annual trade show for the craft and hobby industry. One of the best part of this event is walking the show floor and seeing all the displays, like this one at the Yarnspirations booth.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - Creativation 2018 Yarnspirations boothWhile I was there, Yarnspirations provided me with several skeins of Patons Alpaca Blend yarn. They just happened to be in Ultraviolet and Smoke. How did they know to pack the right colors for me? I’m not sure, but I knew I wanted to make something special with this yarn as soon as I saw it.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - Patons Alpaca BlendThroughout the year, I had different ideas but I finally settled on a scarf. Of course, it couldn’t be a plain, ole boring scarf with these beautiful colors though, right? I like to style mine so that I start with the wide part in front, then wrap it around my back and back to the front. That’s how I can show off the color blocking the best. (You can find more tips for styling scarves here.)

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - scarf on hangerThis is a really beginner-friendly pattern because it only uses chains, double crochets, and variations of double crochets. All the special stitches have linked video tutorials to guide you through the fiddly parts.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - two ends with pom poms close upIt’s also a fun project for the more experienced crocheter like me. I made mine while streaming episodes of my new favorite classic tv show, Space 1999, with Amazon Prime. (You can get a 30-day free Amazon Prime trial here.) And, yes, I am a sci fi nerd, thank you very much.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - long view of scarfIf you make your own Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf, 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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Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground CrafterThis color-blocked scarf has two personalities! One side is solid and reliable while the other is lacy and quirky. Add small pom poms to the ends for a finishing touch.

 

Finished Size

  • Customizable. Photographed sample is 9” (23 cm) at widest point x 65” (165 cm) long before adding pom poms.

Materials

  • Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g/155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein ea in 1002 Smoke (CA) and 1018 Ultraviolet (CB), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional).
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker – 1-5/8” (45 mm) size from Small set (optional).

Gauge

  • 11.5 dc = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together (decreases 2 stitches) – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Kristin Omdahl has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Scarf is worked in increasing rows to midpoint and then in decreasing rows to the end point.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
  • Increases and decreases are worked on same side of scarf. Use stitch marker to mark this side to make pattern easier to follow.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

Increase to midpoint

  • With CA, ch 4.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. Place marker around last st (see Pattern Notes). (Increases by 1 st with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 32” (81.5 cm), or about half of desired length. End with an even number of sts after repeating Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA.

Decrease to end point

  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st to an odd number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, sk 1 st, cdc across to last st, dc in last st. (Decreases by 1 st to an even number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7, ending after rep of Row 4 with 3 sts (dc + ch-1 sp + dc) remaining.
  • Final Row: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc3tog. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

  • Make one pom pom in ea yarn following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Trim pom poms.

Free crochet pattern: Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf in Patons Alpaca Blend yarn by Underground Crafter - pom pom on end of scarf

  • Attach ea pom pom to end of scarf in other color of yarn using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 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/2018/10/09/crochet-pattern-split-screen-pom-pom-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!