Introduction: Simple Crochet Winter Hat
This is a fast and simple pattern for a cute kid's striped snow hat. Feel free to leave off the pom-pom, and it will still look fine.
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Step 1: Materials
What you'll need:
Three different colors of worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft brand)
Size 4.25 crochet hook
Step 2: Beginning
Start with a magic ring with your first color. If you don't know how to make one, you can learn how at this website:
DC ten inside magic ring. Pull shorter string to tighten circle. Sl st to 1st DC.
Step 3: 2nd Round
Chain 2, one DC in next stitch, as shown in picture, 2 DC in each stitch around. Sl st to beginning DC and fasten off your first color.
Step 4: 3rd Round
Add second color. Chain 2, (DC in next st, 2 DC in next.) around. Sl st to beginning DC and fasten off color 2.
Step 5: 4th Round
Add color 3 and chain 2. DC in next st, 2 DC in next. (DC in next 2 sts, DC in next) around. Sl st to beginning DC and fasten off your third color.
Step 6: 5th Round
Add color 1 again and repeat Step 5. Fasten off your color.
Step 7: 6th Round
Add next color and chain 2. DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next. (DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next) around. Sl st to beginning DC and fasten off your color.
Step 8: 7th and 8th Round
Add next color and chain 2. DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning DC and fasten off your color.
8th Round: Add next color and chain 2. (DC around, sl st to beginning) 11 times, changing color each row.
Step 9: 9th Round
Add next color and chain 2. DC around until you get to the last two sts of the row. DC decrease in last two sts. Sl st in beginning DC and fasten off color.
Step 10: 10th Round
Add next color, chain 1, SC halfway around, SC decrease in next st, SC the rest of the way, sl st in beginning SC. Fasten off. You should have 16 rows on your hat, including the SC row.
Step 11: Pom-Pom
Cut 50 6" pieces of yarn (you can use all three colors or just one).
Tie piece of yarn in the middle of the bunch.
Fold the 50 pieces of yarn in half, making 100 strings, and tie a piece of yarn at the top where it is folded. Trim and ends and tie to the top of your hat.
Your winter hat is now finished! Enjoy!
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