This Spring Crochet Hat Pattern is lacy, lightweight and takes only about 1 1/2 hours to make! The Cluster Stitch is perfect for the ombre color changes.
The jewel tones of Loops & Threads “Facets” will become your new favorite. It’s soft and squishy. Just look at the colors!
“Lacy Spring Hat” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Dec. 2022. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Spring Crochet Hat PatternDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Loops & Threads “Facets”, 100 percent acrylic, 279 yds/256m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 1 skein (138 yards used) of color Spectrum.
- Suggested Crochet Hook Sizes I-9 (5.5mm) (larger hook) or hook needed to meet gauge and H-8 (5mm) (for last two rounds only)
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Ready Made Pompom optional
- Round 1: Begin at the top of the Hat with the first round.
- Rounds 2-7: Establish the increasing of the crown.
- Rounds 8-16: Continue without increasing.
- Rounds 17-18: Work at a tighter tension (with a slightly smaller hook) to complete the trim.
Free Crochet Pattern
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 top down, the smallest point of the top to the full circumference at the bottom. It starts in a square but converts quickly to working in a more traditional round. Each round is joined, not worked in a spiral.
You can attach a pom pom, if you like. Or not. I don’t recommend that you make the pom with the Facets yarn. It doesn’t hold up well to stretching.
This hat took me exactly 1 1/2 hours to make and I made 2 full hats from one skein of yarn. Definitely a bargain.
Substitution for Crochet Magic Ring
I’ll be honest. I’ve never done the Magic Ring. It seemed a bit more difficult than what I was doing already and I felt no reason to change once it became popular on the internet.
With a Magic Ring, you make a couple of freehand loops of yarn and then crochet into these loopy loops. Once finished, you close up the loop by tugging on the loose strand.
For my alternative Magic Ring, I’ve started this project with 2 chains. Make your first round of 8 single crochet into the second chain from the hook. Slip stitch to the first single crochet. Tug on the loose strand. And, there you have it: exactly the same thing, but easier and more intuitive.
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Height: 8.5″, Circumference: 20″.
How to Change the Hat Size
If you need a slightly larger hat, you can make an additional increase on Round 8. Add one extra increase for an additional .75″ and two extra increases for an additional 1.5″.
Loops & Threads “Facets”, 100% acrylic, 279 yds/256m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 1 skein (138 yards used) of color Spectrum.
“Facets” is classified as a worsted (size 4) yarn and is currently available in 21 colorways.
Available at Michaels. Loops & Threads is the in-house brand.
Although this yarn is classified as a size 4 Medium weight, it would have to be a light weight worsted. It’s certainly not what I’m accustomed to using as a worsted weight.
I decided to also stitch the hat with Stylecraft “Special Knit” which is available at LoveCrafts (aff link). I used the same size hooks throughout. I wanted to check the difference between the two yarn weights. The hat is exactly the same size. Your mileage may vary, of course.
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Loops & Threads “Facets” is a one-ply roving yarn. It’s soft and shiny. Being a roving, it’s fairly delicate so I don’t suggest that you try to make a pom pom with it.
You may be familiar with Red Heart “Unforgettable” which is a similar yarn. Both are delicate and tangle easily so be careful, especially when you take out stitches.
Since this yarn works up to a Double Knit size 3 lightweight yarn for me, you may be able to substitute with your favorite DK as well. I’ve stitched it up in Stylecraft Special DK and it matches gauge and size perfectly.
Suggested Crochet Hook Sizes I-9 (5.5mm) (larger hook) or hook needed to meet gauge and H-8 (5mm) (for last two rounds only).
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Ready Made Pompom optional.
Cluster (cl): Yarn over, insert hook in space or stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space or stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, repeat from * once more, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook.
This free hat pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; 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.
4″ across after round 4.
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Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Round 1: With larger hook (see Materials list above), ch 2, 8 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc: 8 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, *ch 2, cl (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc, rep from * twice more, ch 2, cl in next sc, ch 2, sl st to first sc: 4 cl.
Round 3: Ch 1, [cl, ch 2, cl] in same sc as joining, *ch 2, sc in top of next cl, ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next sc, rep from * twice more, ch 2, sc in top of next cl, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 8 cl.
Round 4: Ch 1, [cl, ch 2, cl] in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice more, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] twice, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 16 cl.
Round 5: Ch 1, [cl, ch 2, cl] in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice more, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 3 times, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 20 cl.
Round 6: Ch 1, [cl, ch 2, cl] in same ch-2 sp, *[ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next ch-2 sp, rep from * twice more, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 24 cl.
Note: This round is different than the previous 4 rounds. The [cl, ch 2, cl] position changes.
Round 7: Ch 1, cl in same ch-2 sp, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, *ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, rep from * twice more, ch 2, [cl, ch 2, cl] in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp] 2 times, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 28 cl.
Rounds 8-16: Ch 1, cl in same ch-2 sp, *ch 2, cl in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ch 2, sl st to top of first cl and sl st into next ch-2 sp: 28 cl.
Round 17: Change to smaller hook, ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-2 sp around, sl st to first sc: 84 sc.
Note: The next round is worked in back loops only. When looking at the top 2 loops of a single crochet, the back loop is the one furthest away from you.
Round 18: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc, fasten off.
With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely. Attach optional pom pom, as desired.
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Kim Guzman says
Beautiful hat pattern, definitely going to give this one a try. Thank you discussing yarn substitutions so helpful for those of us trying to use up our stash.
Kim Guzman says
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it. I look forward to hearing how it works out for you.