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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Argyle Crochet Hat with Removable Pompom - Free Crochet Pattern using Planned Color Pooling

My Argyle with a Twist Infinity Scarf needed a hat to match,  to wear them as a set. 

So here it is: the Argyle Crochet Hat with Removable Pompom! I hope you enjoy!

Argyle Pompom Hat - Free Crochet Pattern on myhobbyiscrochet.com

*Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. The yarn was provided by Red Heart Yarns.

Because the moss stitch pattern it's only stretchy in height, I chose to work the hat sideways in rows. That produced a stretchy hat, that is very comfy to wear.

The removable pompom is great! You can take it down when washing the hat, but you can also use the same pompom for several hats! That will save you some money for pompoms!

SIZE:  This slouchy hat would make a great fit for teens and adult women.
The circumference of the hat is customizable to the size you need by working less or more rows.
           Hat height: 23 cm (9”)

- 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver - Antique colorway (color A)

- small amount of a matching plain color yarn for the brim,  for example: Red Heart Super Saver Claret (color B)

Crochet Hook, Size H, 5mm

-  Crochet Hook, Size I, 5.5mm used for the brim

- yarn needle

- scissors

- one Faux Fur Pompom

- optional Sew-On Snaps  to make the fur pom pom detachable.


- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- st: stitch
- sl st: slip stitch
- blo: back loop only

NOTE: The hat is worked sideways in rows, than the ends are joined together to form a tube. After joining into a tube, you’ll shape the crown working decreases in the round. Finally you’ll add a brim worked in the round also.

GAUGE: It is important to maintain the correct placement of the stitch color vs. gauge! You will need to adjust the tension of the sts to get the correct number of stitches in the correct place every row!

Although I have used for both hat and scarf the same type of yarn - Red Heart Super Saver Antique from the same lot, the two skeins of yarn had different color sequences.

Here is the color sequence I got for this hat:

Brown: 7 sts (I got 2 shades of brown: a clear brown 5 sts and other one was a mix of brown and dark green 2 sts, but I have counted them together as one color, 7 sts)

Green:3 sts

Dark Purple: 1 st

Burgundy: 6 sts

Beige: 5 sts

This will be a full color sequence that will have to repeat throughout the pattern! It doesn’t matter which color you start with.

If you haven’t tried color pooling yet, I recommend you watching Marly Bird’s videos, linked below:

The hat will be worked in rows sideways, going through one color sequence, the same as the Argyle with a Twist Scarf pattern.

Using Red Heart Antique yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook, begin by chaining through at least one full color sequence of the color repeat, making sure that the last chain on your hook is the first color of the next section.

You will now start to work the Moss stitch pattern!

Row 1: work 1sc into 4th ch from hook, *ch1, sk 1ch, 1sc into next ch; repeat from * until you get through one full color sequence. (in my case with this skein 22 moss sts)

Don’t worry about the long tail of foundation chain stitches! You will unravel the unused chain stitches at the end of the work.

To get the argyle to work, you’ll need to shift the color sequence over by 1 stitch (if not, the colors will stack on each other forming vertical stripes).

To shift the color sequence over by 1 st, unravel the last sc and ch 1 of the last color!

Row 2: ch 2, turn and continue with the moss stitch: work 1 sc in next ch-1 space, *ch1, sk 1sc, work 1sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * to end, finishing with 1 sc into last ch space. (21 moss sts total)

Row 3 and all the next rows: Repeat as row 2

This and every next row, the colors should shift to the left by 1 st from the colors two rows below)

Work so many rows until the stretched piece fits the head circumference. (Do not cut yarn yet!)
 The piece is very stretchy, so keep that in mind. I like my hat to be fitted and not loose on my head. My piece measured unstretched 43 cm (17”) and my head measures 56 cm 22”.

Making of an argyle crochet hat, free crochet pattern on myhobbyiscrochet.com

Joining into tube:
Fold the piece into half so that the foundation chains row and the last row are one above the other.

Use your crochet hook to join the ends together : ch1 and slip stitch the sides together this way: work 1 sl st inserting the hook through the first ch1 space of the last row and through the first ch 1 space of foundation chains, *ch1, slip stitch again through both sides as written above; repeat from * until the end of the row.

Cut yarn. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Shaping the Crown of hat:
Work around one edge of the tube.

Round 1: With a 5 mm crochet join yarn color B with a sl st at the back seam, work sl sts around the edge, join with sl st to first sl st of the round. (Basically this will be a kind of surface crochet.)

Round 2: Working into back loops, *sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Cut yarn leaving a long tail that will be used to close the hole on top of the hat.

Closing the hole on top of the hat:
Turn the hat inside out, thread needle with the long yarn tail, insert the needle through remaining sts on the last row of the crown and pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Weave in to secure.

The Brim:
Using a 5.5 mm crochet hook, join yarn color B with sl st at middle back, on the hat edge.
 Sl st loosely in each st around; do not join into round, continue working in continuous spiral rounds working into back loops only, sl st loosely in each st around until your brim measures 2.5 cm (1”). Fasten off invisibly at the middle back.
Weave in all ends.

Note: If the brim is too tight, you can work the sl sts of the brim with a larger hook size.

Adding a Removable Pompom using Sew-on Snaps:
Sew one piece of the snap on top of the hat and the other piece of snap sew it on the pompom.
Watch this  Video Tutorial on Youtube to learn how to do it!
Now you just need to snap your pompom on the hat! And your hat with removable pompom it's ready to wear!

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

You might like to check out my other Planned Color Pooling Free Crochet Patterns & Tutorials:
  1. Argyle with a Twist Infinity Scarf
  2. Bohemian Argyle Hat & Cowl Set - Children Size (Instructions + Picture Tutorial)
  3. How to Crochet Planned Color Pooling with Long Color Sequence Yarns (Instructions + Picture Tutorial)
For more free crochet patterns and tutorials, please visit my FREE Crochet Pattern Page!

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Argyle Crochet Hat with Removable Pompom 
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