Ribbed Winter Hat: Free Crochet Pattern
Well here goes my first non-amigurumi pattern. Hope you like it!
I first had the idea for this hat in 2015 and made a version for my dad at that point. I was very happy with the result then and so was my dad, he still uses it during winter. So, I thought why not make a pattern out of it?
I’m so lucky to have a family full of great looking people who can model my creations. Today my Ribbed Winter Hat is modeled by my oldest brother and his girlfriend!
The pattern itself is pretty straight forward as it is almost only crocheted using front and back post double crochets. The resulting hat is really warm and has a nice stretchy feel to it. The pompom is obviously optional but I think it’s really cute, you don’t have to make it as huge as I made mine though. You could also make the hat tall enough so that it can be folded to form a brim.
About the pattern
You can buy a cheap bundle of two beautifully formatted PDF versions of this pattern on Etsy. One version uses color, while the other is made in black and white to be more printer friendly.
Here’s the link to the Ribbed Winter Hat Ravelry page, if you would like to start a project there.
Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern by Nea Creates, it may not be redistributed in any way, shape or form. If you want to share the pattern you may link to the pattern post, you may not repost the pattern on your site. Items completed from this pattern may be sold, provided that you give Nea Creates credit for the pattern and provide a link to the pattern post or home page.
Finished size: One size fits most. When layed flat it measures 25cm over the widest part and 22cm from top to bottom without the pompom.
Notes: This pattern uses US crochet terms and SI units throughout.
Materials & Tools
– A 6mm crochet hook
– Yarn calling for a 6mm crochet hook in any color you like
(I used 200g or 420m of Maya Alpaca for the hat on the cover and Plain Wool for the instructional images, both by Ice Yarns)
– Stitch markers
– Yarn needle
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- yo – Yarn over
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
- sl st – Slip stitch
- cs – Crab stitch, single crochet worked from left to right instead of from right to left
- dc – Double crochet
- bpdc – Back post double crochet
- fpdc – Front post double crochet
- bp sl st – Back post slip stitch, slip stitch around the indicated post from the back of the work
- post inc – Increase around post, bpdc around the post, then fpdc around the same post
Pattern – Ribbed Winter Hat
N! The ch 3 at the beginning of each row counts as a dc/bpdc.
R1 form a mr, ch 3, 11 dc in the mr, tighten mr, sl st to top of ch 3 P1 (12)
R2 bp sl st around the ch 3 P2-3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from previous row P4-6, 11 post inc, sl st to top of ch 3 P7 (24)
R3 bp sl st around the ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from previous row, post inc, bpdc, fpdc, [post inc, bpdc, fpdc]×5, sl st to ch 3 (36)
R4 bp sl st around the ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from previous row, post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×2, [post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×2]×5, sl st to ch 3 (48)
R5 bp sl st around the ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from previous row, post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×3, [post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×3]×5, sl st to ch 3 (60)
R6 bp sl st around the ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from previous row, post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, 2 post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, 2 post inc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, sl st to ch 3 (66)
R7-21 bp sl st around the ch 3, ch 3, fpdc, [bpdc, fpdc]×32, sl st to ch 3 (66)
R22 cs in each stitch around starting with the last stitch of the previous row P8, the final cs is placed in the sl st of the previous row P9 (66)
N! Cut the yarn and pull it completely through the last cs. Make some knots and weave in the yarn tail. Keep the hat the way it is or make a pompom and attach it to the top, you can use the yarn tail left from the mr for this purpose.
If you followed this pattern and crocheted your own ribbed winter hat, please share it with me! #NeaCreates