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.
Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue on the Ribbed Winter Hat Ravelry page.
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 the Nea Creates home page.
Size: One size fits most. 25x22cm (WxH) without pompom when laid flat.
Notes: This pattern is written in English, US crochet terminology and SI units are used throughout. All measurements are approximate & will vary with your yarn & tension.
Materials & Tools
- – Yarn calling for a 6mm crochet hook, e.g. Maya Alpaca or Plain Wool by Ice Yarns
- – Approx. 200g/420m
- – A 6mm crochet hook
- – Stitch markers
- – Scissors
- – Yarn needle
- – Measuring tape
Abbreviations & Stitches used
- R# – Row/round number #
- P# – Picture number #
- N – Note/instruction
- yo – Yarn over
- pt – Pull through
- lp(s) – Loop(s)
- st(s) – Stitch(es)
- ch(s) – Chain(s)
- mr – Magic ring/circle/loop
- ss – Slip stitch
- dc(s) – Double crochet(s)
- bpss – Back post ss: ss around indicated post from back of work
- bpdc – Back post dc
- fpdc – Front post dc
- pinc – Increase around post: bpdc around post, then fpdc around same post
- cs – Crab stitch: single crochet worked from left to right instead of from right to left
The Pattern – Ribbed Winter Hat
Ribbed Winter Hat
N Ch 3 counts as st/post.
R1 make a mr, ch 3, 11 dc in mr, close mr, ss in top of ch 3 P1 (12)
R2 bpss around ch 3 P2-3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from R1 P4-5, 11 pinc, ss in top of ch 3 P6 (24)
R3 bpss around ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from R2, pinc, bpdc, fpdc, [2 pinc, bpdc, fpdc]×5, ss in ch 3 (36)
R4 bpss around ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from R3, pinc, [bpdc, fpdc]×2, [2 pinc, bpdc, fpdc, bpdc, fpdc]×5, ss in ch 3 (48)
R5 bpss around ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from R4, pinc, [bpdc, fpdc]×3, [2 pinc, bpdc, fpdc, bpdc, fpdc, bpdc, fpdc]×5, ss in ch 3 (60)
R6 bpss around ch 3, ch 3, fpdc around ch 3 from R5, pinc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, 2 pinc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, 2 pinc, [bpdc, fpdc]×9, ss in ch 3 (66)
R7-21 bpss around ch 3, ch 3, fpdc, [bpdc, fpdc]×32, ss in ch 3 (66)
R22 cs in each st around starting with last fpdc of R21 P8 & ending in ss of R21 P9 (66)
N Cut yarn & pull out of last cs, knot & weave in. Make a pompom & attach to top of hat (optional).
If you made your own Ribbed Winter Hat, please share it with me on social media! @NeaCreates