Learn how to crochet an easy hat with this free crochet pattern. Just single crochet and chains will give you a warm, lightly textured hat in less than two hours.
Made in Loops & Threads’ Impeccable Tweed, you’ll lovely the softness. The little tweed flecks add even more unique detail.
“Impeccable Tweed Hat” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
How to Crochet an Easy HatDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Loops & Threads “Impeccable Tweed”, 97% acrylic, 190 yds/174m per 3 oz/85g per skein: 1 skein color Soft Rose
- Suggested Crochet Hook Sizes K-10 1/2 (6.5mm) (larger hook) or hook needed to meet gauge and J-10 (6mm) (for ribbing only)
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Ready Made Pompom optional
- Ribbing is made in back loop only single crochet.
- Work round 1 directly onto the long edge of the Ribbing.
- Work 12 more rounds without decreasing.
- Work 9 rounds with decreasing.
- Using yarn needle, cinch the top and seam the Ribbing. Attach pom pom, if desired.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This hat is worked from the bottom to the top, starting with ribbing worked horizontally and the remainder built onto the long edge of the ribbing.
You can attach a pom pom, if you like. Or not. This yarn can be used to make the pom or you can purchase one ready-made.
The hat took me exactly 1 1/2 hours to make. It’s a one skein project. There’s enough yarn remaining to make a pom pom, but not much more.
Purchased faux fur pom poms usually arrive misshappen or squished. Use a blow dryer on high heat to give life back to your pom pom.
There is a little elastic loop attached to the inside of the pom pom. You can sew a button on the inside top of the hat. Pull the loop through and attach to the button. This allows easy removal for laundering.
Matching Set Hat, Mitts and Scarf
If you like making matching sets when making gifts, this hat is a set with the Easy Tweed Crochet Scarf and the Impeccable Fingerless Mitts. If you make all three, it will take you a little over five hours of crochet time and four skeins of yarn.
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Height: 9″, Circumference: 20″.
Loops & Threads “Impeccable Tweed”, 97% acrylic, 190 yds/174m per 3 oz/85g per skein: 1 skein color Soft Rose.
“Impeccable Tweed” is classified as a worsted (size 4) yarn and is currently available in 12 colorways.
Available at Michaels. Loops & Threads is the in-house brand.
If this is your first time using a flecked yarn. Just ignore the flecks. They are there to give the yarn its distinct characteristics. There is no need to do anything to “hide” it. When you’re seaming or weaving ends, it may be helpful to remove the flecks from those strands only.
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Suggested Crochet Hook Sizes K-10 1/2 (6.5mm) (larger hook) or hook needed to meet gauge and J-10 (6mm) (for ribbing only).
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Ready Made Pompom optional.
Shell (sh): [Sc, ch 2, sc] in same st or sp.
Working in back loops: Of the top two loops, the “back loop” is the one furthest away from you.
This easy crochet hat pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl=slip; sp(s)=space(s); st(s)=stitch(es).
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
When completed, ribbing is 1″ wide and the length is 17″ unstretched, 20″ stretched. In stitch pattern, 6 shells=4″, 11 rounds=4″.
Turning While Working in Rounds
This hat pattern is a bit unusual because you will work in joined rounds, but you will turn after each round. That doesn’t mean it’s difficult, though.
This stitch pattern simply looks better when worked with turns. Working on the same side produces a spiraling effect that I wanted to avoid.
You won’t have to turn the hat inside out each time. Once you have a couple of rounds completed, you will begin simply working from the inside of the hat then working from the outside of the hat.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Leaving a 10″ strand (for seaming), with smaller hook (see Materials above), ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn: 5 sc.
Rows 2-60: Ch 1, working in back loops, sc in first and next 3 sc, work last sc in both loops for stability, turn: 5 sc.
Begin working in rounds across long edge of ribbing. Do not fasten off.
Ribbing measures 17″ unstretched, 20″ when stretched.
Round 1: With larger hook, ch 1, working into sides of rows of Ribbing, sk first row, sh (see Special Stitches above) into side of next row and into every second row across, without twisting the ribbing, pull the first and last row of the ribbing together and sl st to the first sc, turn: 30 sh.
Tip: Once you’ve joined round 1, you can seam those 5 stitches of the ribbing together, if you like, or wait until later.
Rounds 2-13: Ch 1, *sh in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * around, sl st to first sc, turn: 30 sh.
Round 14 (Decreasing): Ch 1, *[sh in ch-2 sp of next sh] 5 times, sl st in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * 4 times more, sl st to first sc, turn: 25 sh.
Note: On the round after a Decreasing round, work only in the chain-2 spaces of the shells and ignore the slip stitches.
Rounds 15-16: Ch 1, *sh in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * around, sl st to first sc, turn: 25 sh.
Round 17 (Decreasing): Ch 1, *[sh in ch-2 sp of next sh] 4 times, sl st in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * 4 times more, sl st to first sc, turn: 20 sh.
Rounds 18-19: Ch 1, *sh in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * around, sl st to first sc, turn: 20 sh.
Round 20 (Decreasing): Ch 1, *[sh in ch-2 sp of next sh] 3 times, sl st in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * 4 times more, sl st to first sc, turn: 15 sh.
Rounds 21-22: Ch 1, *sh in ch-2 sp of next sh, rep from * around, sl st to first sc, fasten off, leaving 15″ strand: 15 sh.
With yarn needle, weave yarn through the tops of each shell on the final round. Carefully pull to cinch together the top and secure.
With yarn needle and first strand, seam the first and last rows of the ribbing together, if you haven’t done so already.
Weave in all ends securely. Attach pom pom, if desired.
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Linda Morgan says
this was a fun and eady pattern. thanks for sharing.
Kim Guzman says
You’re welcome! I’m glad you are enjoying it. 🙂
Kim Guzman says
Thanks so much!