This simple hat pattern works up in about an hour! The Easy Ombre Crochet Hat makes a wonderful gift for a little one in your life.
There is just something about giving a handmade crochet hat. Most of the time it is really well appreciated and they work up so fast!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Easy Ombre Crochet Hat
It’s no secret that I’m in love with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre. I mean, I’ve used it for several baby blankets (which you can view on my free pattern page here!) and a baby hat.
I love this unique stitch and I wanted to create a hat with it, so I grabbed my nearest skein of Ombre yarn (that was left over from the Quick Crochet Baby Blanket!) and got to work.
I actually completely made this in my car in the mornings while waiting in the car line to drop off my kiddos. With a middle schooler, two elementary age, and a pre-k, it takes a while to drop everyone off in the mornings and we are often waiting in the car, so I always have yarn and hooks or needles handy!
About the Yarn
Like I mentioned, I adore Red Heart Super Saver Ombre. It’s color changes are fantastic, it’s very affordable, and it is a HUGE skein!! I made a baby blanket and this hat and still have some left out of two skeins! It’s a great deal.
If you haven’t tried it before, you should. You will love it. I get mine mostly from my local JoAnn, but my Walmarts nearby also carry it and it’s always available via Amazon or JoAnn.com.
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This hat is worked both in rows and rounds. The ribbed brim is worked in rows, then slip stitched closed and worked in rounds.
The rounds of this hat are turned after every round until you get to the crown shaping, which is worked dc2tog for 2 (or 3 if you prefer) rounds.
Easy Ombre Crochet Hat
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, 1 skein Blue-tiful
Hooks: US Size I (5.5mm) for rib and J (6.00mm) for body
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, pom pom (optional)
Gauge: 6 V-sts or clusters and 8 rows = 4″ in pattern stitch with larger hook
Finished Size: Approximately 16″ circumference
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Back Loop Only (blo) – work into the back loop of the stitch indicated, leaving front loop free
V Stitch (v-st) – dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch or space
Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog) – Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw loop through 2 loops on hook, (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining sts on hook.
Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog) – (Yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw loop through 2 loops on hook) twice, insert hook into third st, yo, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining sts on hook.
Crochet Hat Pattern
With smaller hook, ch 9.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn (8 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st; turn (8 sts).
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 16″ when slightly stretched.
Use slip st to seam ribbing and close brim. Hat will now be worked in rounds.
Change to larger hook.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 52 sts evenly around, join with slip st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st, *skip next sc, v-st in next sc; repeat from * to last sc, skip last sc, join with slip st in 3rd ch of turning ch; turn (26 v-sts).
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog in same space, *ch 1, dc3tog in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 1, join with slip st to top of turning ch; turn (26 clusters of dc3tog).
Round 4: Slip st into ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st, *skip next cluster, v-st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to last ch-1 space, v-st in last ch-1 space, join with slip st to 3rd ch of turning ch; turn (26 v-sts).
Rounds 5-8: Repeat rounds 3-4.
Round 9: Repeat round 3.
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), *dc2tog; repeat from * around (26 sts), join with slip st to first dc.
Round 11: Repeat round 10 (13 sts).
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
If desired, repeat round 10 again, working one dc in last st, to make the hole at the top of the hat smaller.
Use tail end to weave through remaining sts at top and pull tightly to close crown.
Weave in ends.
That’s it! You’re done! Today we learned how to crochet a basic child’s size Ombre Crochet Hat. I’m working on an adult sized version of this hat, too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern and will check out all of my free crochet patterns here!
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