You’re going to love how easy this crochet winter hat is to make! Featuring only a few stitches, the design is versatile allowing you to wear it in a variety of ways.
About a month ago I learn about Operation Gratitude. If you haven’t heard of Operation Gratitude, it was a project that was started in 2003 by Carolyn Blashek who was inspired to reach out to those serving in the military, veterans, first responders, military families and wounded war heroes. Since that moment of inspiration, millions of care packages have been sent out and appreciated.
With Sugar Bush Yarns:
In August, Sugar Bush Yarns contacted me asking if I would be willing to collaborate and help spread the word about this project as there is a need for handmade items such as hats and scarves.
I was more than excited to participate in this project! Not only is my husband currently serving in the reserves, but I have a brother serving as well, both here in Canada. I am happy to be able to contribute to this amazing project.
If you would like to know more about this project and how you can get involved, you’ll find more info, including the address to where you can send your handmade items here: Operation Gratitude with LoveCrafts
Using the super soft yarn called “Bold” by Sugar Bush Yarns I worked a hat pattern that I would like to make available to you should you wish to also participate in this project. Of course, you’re welcome to make one for yourself, friends and family as well! You’re going to love how easy it is!
Sugar Bush Bold is a 100% Merino wool, but it is sooo soft! And when it was worked in this crochet ribbed pattern, it was like giving my head a gentle hug! I couldn’t believe how comfortable it was.
The hat is worked using a ribbed pattern comprised of half double crochet stitches worked in the back loop only. Back when I designed my Men’s Classic Beanie, I developed a way of working the hat around a magic ring. This meant that there was very little sewing at the top of the hat and I loved the way that it gathered the fabric together at the top of the hat.
This hat can be worked in a variety of ways. Mine is a little longer so that it features a brim, a bit of slouch and a pompom on top. But you can change the style to one that has no slouch, or no brim simply by changing the number of stitches that you work in your starting chain. Be sure to check out the video tutorial below where I will explain this a bit more.
Video and Free PDF:
Following the pattern that is written out in full you will find a video tutorial and you will also find a link to my Ravelry shop and store on LoveCrafts where you can download the PDF for FREE. I look forward to seeing all of your finished projects on social media! Be sure to tag them #makinggratitude and #richtexturescrochet
So thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!
Easy Winter Beanie:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 18 sts x 9 rows of pattern = 4 inches.
Finished Size: Approximately 9.5 x 13 inches laid flat, 20-21 inch circumference at hat opening.
Yarn: Bold by Sugar Bush Yarns (100% extra fine super wash merino wool; 3.5 oz/100g; 190 yds/174 m); 2 Skeins Dover’s Sand
Hook: Size J/10 (6.0 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows lengthwise.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
- After row 1, the rest of the pattern will be worked in the BLO.
- Each time you return to your starting loop after working the row, sl st into the centre of the loop before turning.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- OPTIONAL – Add pompom to the top.
- Note: you can change the length of your beanie as desired, simply make your starting chain the desired length, then add one additional chain.
Free Crochet Pattern:
Start by making a magic circle, then working out from that circle, ch 59.
Row 1: Hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn. (58 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in the blo hdc in each st all the way across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, working in the blo hdc in each st all the way across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn
Rows 4 onward: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work from the beginning measures approximately 19 inches or the desired width.
Turn hat inside out so that wrong side is facing. Working through both thickness and the blo of both sides, sl st in each st across crocheting the two ends together. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Make optional pompom and affix to the top.
Other Great Hats made with Sugar Bush Yarns:
I have a few other hats, scarves and cowls made with Sugar Bush Yarns that would be great for yourself or a project like this one! Take a look:
You will find a free PDF to download at either my Ravelry or LoveCrafts shops linked below:
The Easy Winter Beanie on LoveCrafts (WAITING ON APPROVAL, COMING SOON!)