DIY: How to Crochet an Easy Fall Hat
You can use any weight of yarn that you would like, but I would suggest at least a medium worsted weight yarn (usually designated by a 4 on the yarn wrapper). If you use a lighter weight yarn the hat will be too much like a spider web. Typically the heavier the yarn, the warmer the hat.
I used a variegated camouflage yarn for the easy fall hat, but it is also lovely when done in a single-colored yarn
Crochet an Easy Fall Hat
First collect the items that you will need.
- Medium acrylic yarn (#4 is best)
- 8 mm acrylic hook
- Yarn needle
- Single crochet
- Half double crochet
- Double crochet
Chain 41 (do not join until end of 2nd row)
Row 1: Single crochet across until you get to the end of the chain (40 stitches)
This is where you will form what you have crocheted into a circle and begin to crochet in the round
Row 2: Single crochet into top of 1st single crochet of row 2, and then double crochet all around (40 stitches)
Rows 3 to 10: Double crochet all around (40 stitches)
Row 11: Make 36 double crochets, 2 half double crochet, 2 single crochet (40 stitches)
Row 112: Make 40 slip stitches (40 stitches) and tie off
To Finish Off: Fold the hat flat so that the first half of the first row lies on top of the second half of the first row. Stitch the two halves together, matching stitch for stitch. Tie off and attach pompoms.
I hope that you have fun making the hat. I know that it is a favorite of mine...probably because it looks more difficult to make than it actually is! If you are having difficulties or are new to crochet, please remember to take a look at my instructional video: How to Crochet an Easy Fall Hat or leave me a question in the comments section below. Take gentle care!
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Lisa is a stay-at-home mother to four often wonderful children and is married to the man of her dreams. It may all sound hokey, but don’t worry, they still have their ups and downs. Lisa has a B.A. in Fine Art History from the University of Toronto and has worked as an art instructor, teaching assistant, tutor, crochet designer, henna artist, and face painter. You can find Lisa blogging at TheHappym0m.blogspot.ca and on Twitter.