Sometimes when you are crocheting you just need that simple, go-to hat pattern that works up quickly without much effort. The Chroma Hat is THAT pattern! This hat is a simple slouch hat that works up quickly using Lion Brand Mandala yarn! It is a free crochet pattern was designed to match my popular Chroma Scarf pattern and Chroma Mittens pattern. Grab your yarn and pom pom makers! And keep reading for the free crochet pattern :)
If you like simple projects this will be a great one for you! And worked up in Lion Brand Mandala yarn you will get a surprise color combo each time ;) Don't worry though! If you are more of a neutral gal, you can certainly make this hat in any color of your choice. This is just a nice, basic pattern to play around with.
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
13 sts x 10 rows = 4” square in HDC
Length (without pom pom) = 10"
Width (at widest point) = 9"
- ch stitches at the beginning of rows/rounds do NOT count as a stitch
- I did not control my color changes in the example photo except for the pom pom. I did move on to a new color for that.
- this hat is easily adjustable in size - to make larger or smaller adjust the number of rows in the band section by two. To make taller or shorter, add or subtract rounds as desired.
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (14). Turn
Row 2-58: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (14). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 58 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 58 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (58). Attach to first SC of the round with a sl st.
Round 2-18: ch 1, HDC around (58). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Round 19: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (29). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.
Tie off leaving a long (approx. 12”) tail of yarn. Using a yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth through the stitches of Round 19. Pull tight to cinch the top of the hat closed. Make and attach a pom pom if desired. Weave in all ends.
Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer. Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically. The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings. You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
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