Now that you know how to make a detachable pom pom… (Click here for the blog post if you missed it.) You may want to make a beanie hat to go with it. My aim was to buy three balls of The Women’s Institute Soft & Chunky Acrylic/Merino Yarn and make a hat and a cowl. I have designed both and still have a ball left; so I’m thinking about designing some simple chunky mitts to match. If you go to Hobbycraft, the yarn is very often on a 3 for 2 offer so I wanted to showcase some simple patterns that you can make quickly with three skeins or effectively £8 (When the 3 for 2 offer is on) Hobbycraft is a UK based craft store; so if you’re in another country, any other chunky yarn will work. either 100g or 110m.
If you need to make a last minute Christmas present, this hat can be crocheted in under an hour… and is a brilliant pattern for a beginner crocheter.
- 1no. 100g ball of The Women’s Institute Soft & Chunky Yarn exclusive to Hobbycraft
- 1no. 6mm crochet hook
- 1no. detachable pom pom (Click here for tutorial)
- Ch = Chain
- Tr = Treble stitch
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Crab stitch = rdc (reversed double crochet) worked backwards in reverse direction to the rest of the hat.
Rnd 1. Make a magic circle. Chain 3. 9tr into the magic circle. Pull tight and sl st into the 3rd chain of first 3ch. [10tr]
Rnd 2. Ch3 (counts as 1st tr) 1tr in same st. 2tr in each st around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [20tr]
Rnd 3. Ch3. 2tr in next st. *1tr, 2tr in next st* Repeat around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [30tr]
Rnd 4. Ch3. 1tr. 2tr in next st. *2tr, 2tr in next st* Repeat around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [40tr]
Rnd 5. Ch3. 2tr. 2tr in next st. *3tr, 2tr in next st* Repeat around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [50tr]
Rnd 6 & 7. Ch3. 1tr into each st around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [50tr]
Rnd 8. Ch3. 3tr. 2tr in next st. *4tr, 2tr in next st* Repeat around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [60tr]
Rnd 9. Ch3. 1tr into each st around. Sl st into 3rd ch of 3ch tr. [60tr]
REPEAT RND 9 UNTIL HAT IS DESIRED LENGTH
Final Rnd [Edging]. Ch1. Crab stitch in each st around (working from left to right) Sl st into last st. Tie off & weave in end. [60 rdcs]
Optional. Attach detachable pom pom using a snap fastener sewn to the top of the hat.
This pattern has not been tested. Please kindly let me know if any amendments are required.
♥ Thank you to my beautiful Sister-in-Law for modelling my hat and cowl ♥
Love Charlie, Xx
Nb. This post is neither endorsed nor sponsored by Hobbycraft or The Women’s Institute. I just wanted to demonstrate what you could make using their 3 for 2 offer. (If Hobbycraft or The women’s Institute by any chance come across this post and would like to get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org) Click here for Hobbycraft Website.