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The Heartful Winter Hat
Free Crochet Pattern
Valentine’s day is coming and this hat full of hearts is the perfect accessory for the day of love and every day! The Heartful Winter Hat is a women’s hat that is meant to fit loosely. Worked by carrying the coordinating color behind the stitches, the double layer creates a warm hat for even the coldest of days.
A quick and easy pattern, the fair isle style hat is worked in super bulky yarn and can be completed in just over an hour for a quick turnaround. Your customers and loved ones are going to want one in every color!
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The women’s beanie pattern with hearts throughout is a written pattern with photo tutorials for the color changing stitches and the pompom. While the pattern indicates that it is for intermediate crocheters, once the color change is figured out, the hat is a breeze to make!
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Make a Women’s Medium Hat using the instructions that follow OR
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WOMEN’S SIZE HEARTFUL WINTER HAT
Skill Level: Intermediate
(US size M/N) 9.00 mm crochet hook, (US size J) 5.75-6.00 mm hook, 85 – 95 yards (size 6) super bulky yarn in main color (MC) ( I used Lion Brand Hometown USA), 50 yards (size 6) super bulky yarn in coordinating color (CC) for striped hat, scissors, and tapestry needle for tucking ends, coordinating button if desired.
8 rows x 9 sts of SC worked while carrying the second color behind the stiches = 4” square
Start with rows and then work in rounds.
- CH: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half-double crochet
- SLST: slip stitch
- SC2TOG: single crochet two stitches together
- DC2TOG: double crochet two stitches together
: Women’s Average 21” – 22”
- No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
- MC = main color and CC = coordinating color
Notes on Stitches Used:
- Single Crochet Ribbing: Working in the back loop only, single crochet back and forth in rows to create a stretchy ribbing.
- When working the upper hat portion, you’ll be carrying the coordinating color (CC) along with you as you stitch. For a cleaner look, catch the CC behind your main color (MC) stitches.
- SC-CC = Single crochet with coordinating color: to work the stitch, with main color (MC) on the hook, insert hook through next stitch, draw up a loop with coordinating color (CC), yarn over with MC, pull through both loops on the hook.
With 9.00 mm hook and super bulky yarn
To Make the Band at the Bottom of the Hat
Row 1: (working in back loop only,) SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each ch across, CH1, turn. 5 sts
Row 2: (working in back loop only) SC in each st across, CH1, turn. 5 sts Repeat for a total of 36 rows
Do not fasten off.
With right sides together and crochet hook on the right-hand side of the piece, SLST the last row of SCs (through the back loop) to the beginning row of chain sts, matching the stitches across. This will create a circular band.
Turn the cuff right-side out so that the seam is on the inside.
CH1 and continue the rest of the pattern working across the top of the ribbing. You’ll be working in rounds now.
RND 1: (Consider the end of each row as the ‘next stitch.’) *SC in the next 8 stitches, 2SC in the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with SLST to the top of the ch1 stitch. 40 sts
RND 2: CH1, HDC into the same stitch as beginning ch1, HDC in each remaining stitch around. Join with SLST to beginning ch1. 40 sts
RND 3: (this will be the first row with hearts, carry the CC behind MC) With MC, CH1, SC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, SC in the next 2 sts, SC-CC, *SC with MC in the next 3 stitches, SC-CC in the next stitch,* repeat from * to * 8 more times. Join with SLST to beginning ch1. 40 sts
RND 4: With MC, CH1, SC in same st as beginning ch1, SC in the next st, SC-CC in the next st, *SC with MC in the next 3 sts, SC-CC in the next st,* repeat from * to * 8 more times, SC with MC in the last stitch. Join with SLST to top of beginning ch1. 40 sts
RND 5: With MC, CH1, SC in same st as beginning ch1, SC-CC in the next st, *SC with MC in the next 3 sts, SC-CC in the next st,* repeat from * to * 8 more times, SC with MC in the last 2 sts. Join with SLST to top of beginning ch1. 40 sts
RND 6: With MC, CH1, SC-CC in the same st as beginning ch1, *SC with MC in the next 3 sts, SC-CC in the next st,* Repeat from * to * 8 more times, SC with MC in the last 3 sts. Join with SLST to top of beginning ch1. 40 sts
RND 7: Repeat Rnd 3
RND 8: Repeat Rnd 4
RND 9: Repeat Rnd 5
RND 10: With MC, CH1, SC-CC in the same stitch as beginning ch1, *SC2TOG, SC, SC-CC,* repeat from * to * 8 more times, SC2TOG, SC in the last st. Join with a SLST to beginning ch1. 30 sts
RND 11: With MC, CH1, (starting in the same stitch as beginning ch1) *SC2TOG, SC-CC,* repeat from * to * 9 more times. Join with SLST to beginning ch1. 20 sts
RND 12: With MC, CH1, SC in each stitch around. Join with SLST to beginning ch1. 20 sts
RND 13: With CC, CH1, *SC2TOG,* repeat * to * 9 more times. 10 sts.
Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Using a tapestry needle, sew the top closed.
TO MAKE THE EMBELLISHMENTS:
With CC and 5.75/6.00 mm hook (US size J), CH60.
Thread one end of the chain onto a tapestry needle.
Weave the chain through the bars created by the HDCs of RND2 until the tails meet.
Keeping this fairly loose because it doesn’t stretch and you want some give when the hat is being put on, pull the tails to the back side, tie off and tuck ends.
Either using a magic circle or a closed CH3 loop,
RND 1: SC15 into the loop. If using a magic circle, tighten the circle. Join with SLST to beginning SC. (15 sts)
Rnd 2: *CH3, work HDC2TOG across the next 2 sts, CH3 and join with SLST to the next st.,* repeat 4 more times. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew flower to the hat in the location that you like best.
Add button embellishment if you choose.
I am often asked, where I purchase my branded buttons that I use in the center of the flowers. Here is a link to my supplier where you can order your own. (This is an affiliate link – you pay the same, but I make a few pennies to buy yarn) J http://tidd.ly/6ee2746
To Finish Your Hat
Finish embellishing with a handmade pompom or a faux fur pompom and you’ve got a lovely Valentine’s Day hat that your customers and friends will adore.
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