Well, it’s time for me to accept the inevitable. Winter is QUICKLY approaching in my neck of the woods, and I have so much extra yarn, it’s a perfect time to whip up a new batch of hats to give away.

I really enjoy making up all my extra yarn into hats to donate to the local non profit that actually gives people what they need, rather than selling it and giving a small percentage of the profits to those in need.

If you’re interested in doing the same, here’s a simple crochet cluster stitch hat to kick the winter off and maybe even help keep a few people warm over the winter.

If you’d like to purchase this pattern in an ad free, printable PDF format, it’s available on my Etsy, as well as Ravelry and Lovecrochet.com.

Thank you all for your continued support, I couldn’t keep it up without you all.

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • sc = single crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • cl = cluster stitch : YO insert hook into the st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, ( 4 loops on hook ) YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.
  • cl2tog = cluster two stitches together ( decrease ) : YO insert hook into the st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into the next st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, ( 7 loops on hook ) YO pull through all loops on hook, ch 1.

Notes:

Yarn needed :

  • Color A = 60( 70, 80 ) yards
  • Color B = 35( 45, 55 ) yards
  • Color C = 30( 55, 65 ) yards

Gauge blocked:

  • 10 sc X 7 rows of sc st = 2″ ( For the brim )
  • 7.5 cl st X 6 rows of cl st = 4″ ( For the body of the hat )

Measurements

  • Child = 16″ circumference¬†stretches¬†out¬†to 19″ X 7.33″ tall
  • Teen/ Adult = 18.28″¬†circumference¬†stretches¬†out¬†to¬†21.28″ X 8″ tall
  • Adult larger heads = 20.57″ circumference¬†stretches¬†out¬†to 23.57″¬†X 8″ tall

Pattern

Brim

Row 1 ( Color A ) : ch 11( 11, 11 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 10( 10, 10 ) sc

Row 2 ( Color A ) : ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into the bl of each st cross. Total of 10( 10, 10 ) sc

Row 3 – 56( 64, 72 ) rep row 2 ( Color A )

After you reach the end of row 56( 64, 72 ) we’ll connect the brim together. Turn, ch 1, sl st both ends together forming a band. Turn your band inside out so that the bump from the join is on the inside. Do not fasten off. We’ll continue on the body of the hat.

Body

Notes:

  • For the body we’ll crochet in round
  • We’ll crochet into the end of the row ( st for reference )

Round 1 ( Color A ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 cl into first st, *sk next st, 1 cl into next st* rep from *to* around, sl st into the first cl. Total of 28( 32, 36 ) cl st

Round 2 ( Color A ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), 1 cl into each ch 1 sp across ( The ch 1 in between the cl st ). Total of 28( 32, 36 ) cl st

Round 3 – 5( 5, 5 ) rep round 2 ( Color B )

Size : Child only

Round 6 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, 1 cl into next 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 21 cl st ( Check picture below )

Round 7 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 14 cl st

Round 8 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), cl2tog across. Total of 7 cl st

Cut the yarn and leave 8″ tail to closing up the top of the hat. Thread the tail into your yarn needle and make a whip stitch into each stitch around. Grab the end and pull tight, tie a few knots and weave all ends ( Check picture below )

Attach the pom pom to the outside top, tie a knot from the inside of the hat ( Check picture below )

Size : Teen/Adult only

Round 6 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, 1 cl into next 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 24 cl st ( Check picture below )

Round 7 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, 1 cl into next 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 18 cl st

Round 8 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 12 cl st

Round 9 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), cl2tog across. Total of 6 cl st

Cut the yarn and leave 8″ tail to closing up the top of the hat. Thread the tail into your yarn needle and make a whip stitch into each stitch around. Grab the end and pull tight, tie a few knots and weave all ends ( Check picture below )

Attach the pom pom to the outside top, tie a knot from the inside of the hat ( Check picture below )

Size : Adult larger heads only

Round 6 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, 1 cl into next 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 27 cl st ( Check picture below )

Round 7 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 18 cl st

Round 8 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), *1 cl into 1 ch sp, cl2tog* rep from *to* across. Total of 12 cl st

Round 9 ( Color C ) : ch 2 ( do not count as a st ), cl2tog across. Total of 6 cl st

Cut the yarn and leave 8″ tail for closing up the top of the hat. Thread the tail into your yarn needle and make a whip stitch into each stitch around. Grab the end and pull tight, tie a few knots and weave all ends ( Check picture below )

Attach the pom pom to the outside top, tie a knot from the inside of the hat ( Check picture below )

Congratulations! Nice work. I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on IG or FB. Happy crocheting ūüôā

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