Unisex Winter Hat Crochet Pattern

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I woke up this morning to find the city covered in a thick fog that seemed to be threatening the first snow of the season. It was lovely and mysterious.

Somehow I find the fog soothing, like a comforting blanket that keeps harsh things at bay. So, even though it was only 4:30 AM, I curled up on the couch with my favorite cup of coffee, a fire in the fireplace and some gorgeous yarns from Lion Brand and played with yarn for a while.

And this is what I came up with – color, meets texture, meets a whimsical (almost giant) pompom. I was in love immediately!

 

Denali Peaks

 

Kevin and I have been talking about taking a trip to Alaska sometime soon. We can’t decide if we’ll take a cruise, if we’ll fly, or if we’ll drive. And we can’t decide what we’ll do…we’re “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of travelers anyway, so that’s fine. But, what we can decide on is that we’re anxious to see the beauty and majesty that the Alaskan wilderness holds.

 


 

I was daydreaming about the majestic snow-covered mountains, the abundant wildlife, and the myriad colors of nature as I worked on this hat (and few other colorways because I couldn’t stop making them).

So, I decided to name this hat after the national park that we’re sure to visit on our travels – The Denali Peaks Hat. 

 

 

Unisex Winter Hat

 

The great thing about this hat is that it is a totally unisex winter hat crochet pattern! Simply change up the colors to match the taste of the wearer and you’re in business. It’s shown here in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the colors Raspberry and Astroland.

Are you ready to make your own?

PATTERN DOWNLOADS

The Lite version of the pattern includes instructions for teen, women and men’s sizes of the single brim Denali Peaks Beanie with adjustments for a slouch hat.

The Premium version of the pattern includes the same instructions but has additional details of how to make a double-brim style and a messy bun style Denali Peaks hat and a small photo tutorial of working the brim.

 

premium version pattern on Made with a Twist Shop downloadlite version

MATERIALS

(US size N) 10.00 mm crochet hook
2 colors of (size 6) super bulky weight yarn (70 yards of MC, 50 yards of CC)
Coordinating faux fur or handmade pompom
Pompom maker
Downloadable PDF of Denali Peaks Hat Pattern (free when you subscribe)
Scissors
Tapestry needle for tucking ends

Low angle denali peaks winter hat

STITCHES USED

  •  CH:               chain
  •  SC:                single crochet
  •  DC:               double crochet
  •  FPDC:           front-post double crochet
  •  FPDC2TOG: front-post double crochet two stitches together
  •  SLST:            slip stitch
  •  ST(S):            stitch(es)
  •  MC:               main color used
  •  CC:                contrasting color

ALL THE DEETS

  • Skill Level: Easy/Adventurous Beginner
  • US Terminology
  • Gauge: 4 stitches X 4 rows = 2” square working in SC in the back loop
  • 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.
  • Instructions are given for beanie style hat. Adjustments for the slouchy style and messy bun hat are available in the Premium version of the hat.
  • Instructions given for teen size with adjustments for women’s and men’s in parentheses.

Unisex Winter Hat Crochet Pattern

TECHNIQUES USED

Front Post Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (FPDC2TOG or FPDC decrease)

  • Yarn over.
  • Insert the hook, from the front side, behind the post of the stitch below.
  • Draw up a loop and pull it through to the front. (3 loops on the hook)
  • Yarn over and draw through two loops. (2 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over.
  • Insert the hook, from the front side, behind the post of the stitch below.
  • Draw up a loop and pull it through to the front. (4 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and draw through two loops. (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.
  • Decrease made.

 

Unisex Winter Hat on Model

THE DENALI PEAKS UNISEX WINTER HAT CROCHET PATTERN

With 10.00 mm (N) hook and MC

CH8

ROW 1: SC in the second CH from hook and each CH across. (7 SC)

ROW 2: (working in the back loop only) CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across. (7 SC)

ROWS 3 – 34 (36, 38): repeat round 2

Folding this band so that the first row and the last row (short sides) meet.

Matching stitches, SLST through both layers to stitch the band into a ring.

Now, turn the band so that the seam is on the inside.

Work the stitches of RND 1 (below) into the end stitches of each vertical brim row (one row equals one stitch).

RND 1: CH1, SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning SC. (36 STS)

RND 2: CH2 (counts as DC), DC in next ST and each ST around. Join with a SLST to top of beginning CH2 34 (36, 38) STS

Join CC with a SLST to the last first stitch of RND 1

RND 3: CH1, HDC in first ST, FPDC around next ST, *HDC in next ST, FPDC around next ST,* repeat from * to * 15 (16, 17) more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning HDC.

34 (36, 38) STS

RND 4: CH1, FPDC around beginning HDC from row below, *HDC in the next ST, FPDC around the next HDC ST,* repeat from * to * 15 (16, 17) more times, HDC in the last ST. Join with a SLST to beginning FPDC. 34 (36, 38) STS

RND 5: CH1, HDC in first ST, FPDC around next ST, *HDC in next ST, FPDC around next ST,* repeat from * to * 15 (16, 17) more times. Join with a SLST to top of beginning HDC.

34 (36, 38) STS

RND 6: Repeat RND 4.

RND 7: Repeat RND 5.

RND 8: Repeat RND 4.

RND 9: CH1, FPDC decrease around the next first and second stitches, *FPDC around the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 15 (16, 17) more times. Join with a SLST to beginning FPDC. 17 (18, 19) STS

Finish off leaving a long tail. Stitch the top closed.

Add a handmade or faux fur pompom as desired.

 

Denali Peaks Winter Hat

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

I know you’re going to love making the Denali Peaks Hat and I so look forward to seeing your finished product!

Please be sure to tag your photos on social media with the tags: #denalipeakshat and #madewithatwisters

I can’t wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

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One thought on “Unisex Winter Hat Crochet Pattern

  1. What a lovely texture and colour combo. Cosy! Thanks for the free pattern.

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