Who doesn’t love a fun blog hop right? And I’m so excited to be invited to fun with the Winter Fashion Crochet Blog Hop hosted by E’Claire Makery.Β 

I had a lot of fun working up this hat in two different yarns and color styles. After working up my first hat with Caron Pantone Yarn I knew I wanted to make another one. And I had recently been working with Red Heart Hygge, so I check gauge and found this yarn works great as well!

And it’s super soft. So whatever bulky yarn you choose, this is a quick, fun, and cozy project. Even my puppy think so and gave me a little wink πŸ˜‰

 

Are you ready to jump right in? Before you get started take a moment to jump on over to this post to not only learn about the different ways to do crochet colorwork, but also for a freebie! The printable Sheep Yarn Bobbins are super helpful and also cute. You can even cut them out on a cutting machine!Gather your supplies:

Crochet Hook 6 mm (J), I highly recommend Furls HookΒ (affiliate link) or a Tulip Rose Crochet Hook (link below). I love both of these.

Sheep Yarn Bobbins– Check out my post to the FREE printable!

Yarn-
Caron Pantone in colorway Blueberry
or
Red Heart Hygge in colorways Pearl, Sterling, and Rust

Yardage:
β€’ Approx. 130 yards (119 m)
If gauge is met, other yarns of the same weight can be substituted:

β€’ Red Heart Comfort Chunky
β€’ Stylecraft for Babies Chunky
β€’ Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky
β€’ King Cole Big Value Baby Soft

Yarn Needle
Scissors
Fax Fur Pompom, (click for tutorial)

Many of the supplies can be found at the affiliate links below:

Abbreviations:

β€’ blo – back loop only
β€’ CC – contrasting color
β€’ ch – chain
β€’ Cluster Stitch*
β€’ hdc – half double crochet
β€’ MR – Magic Ring (Magic Circle)
β€’ rep – repeat
β€’ st(s) – stitch(es)
β€’ yo – yarn over

 

Gauge:
β€’ 16 sts and 13 rows = 4” (10 cm)
in sc in blo

Skill Level:
β€’ Advanced Beginner

Measurements:
β€’ Adult size, brim stretches to
fit 19-23β€³ heads

Notes:
Magic Ring (Magic Circle)- https://brianakdesigns.com/magic-crochet-circle-ring/
BLO- Work stitch in the back loop only.Β The sc stitches are worked in the back loops only, however when joining the round, join by working through both loops.

You can choose color combinations for this pattern however you like. The combinations of yarn shown in the two different hats above are as follows:

Color A- 19-4026 in Pantone, or Pearl in Hygge
Color B- 19-4324 in Pantone, or Rust in Hygge
Color C- 19-4340 in Pantone, or Sterling in Hygge
Color D- 16-5806 in Pantone, or Rust in Hygge
Color E – 13-4103 in Pantone, or Pearl in Hygge

-The fade hat is worked in the round, from the top down. The hat can also be worked in one solid color.

-For more information on colorwork, as well as a free printable sheep bobbin, visit:
https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/

-The Chain 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.

-Using the hook over, versus yarn over method, will lessen a traveling seam.

-The sc stitches are worked in the back loops only; however, when joining the round, join by working through both loops.Β 

 

Round

Description

Stitch

Count

1

With Color A yarn, sc 8 inside MR, join.

8

2

Ch 1, working in blo, 2sc in each stitch around, join.

16

3

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next; repeat * around, join.

24

4

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 2; repeat * around, join.

32

5

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 3; repeat * around, join.

40

6

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 4; repeat * around, join.

48

7

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 5; repeat * around, join.

56

8

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 6; repeat * around, join.

64

9

Ch 1, working in blo, *2sc in first, sc in next 7; repeat * around, join.

72

10

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color A, sc 1 with Color B; repeat * around, join.

72

11

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color B, sc 1 with Color A; repeat * around, join.

72

12-13

Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each stitch around with color B, join.

72

14

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color B, sc 1 with Color C; repeat * around, join.

72

15

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color C, sc 1 with Color B; repeat * around, join.

72

16-17

Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each stitch around with color C, join.

72

18

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color C, sc 1 with Color D; repeat * around, join.

72

19

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color D, sc 1 with Color C; repeat * around, join.

72

20-21

Ch 1, working in blo, sc in each stitch around with color D, join.

72

22

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color D, sc 1 with Color E; repeat * around, join.

72

23

Ch 1, working in blo, *sc 1 with Color E, sc 1 with Color D; repeat * around, join.

72

Brim

1

With Color E, chain 6, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and across, slip stitch in 2 stitches on brim, turn.

5

2

Skip the two slip stitches on brim, in blo, slip stitch 5, turn.

5

3

Ch 1, in blo, slip stitch 5, slip stitch in 2 stitches on brim, turn.

5

4-72

Repeat rows 2-3 along the edge of brim.

 

Finishing

Join Brim by slip stitching through the front loops of the last brim row and the back loop of beginning brim row. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Leave the beanie plain or create a yarn or fur pompom for top. Click here for faux fur tutorial.