If you’re looking for a simple, adorable pattern for a crochet hat, then this primrose stitch hat is the end of your search. We know we love the cozy feel, and can’t get enough of the pom-pom that finishes it all off.
Get ready for nothing but compliments when you dive into this pattern. This hat takes the cuteness factor to the next level. Take it to the mountains and play in the snow in style, or just snuggle up on a chilly day.
The contrasting colors of heather and purple in our example make the brim and the hat really pop. Add that to the single crochet stitch used on the brim, and the primrose stitch on the body of the hat, and you’ve got a piece that looks great. It also looks more complicated to make than it really is.
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Primrose Stitch Crochet Pattern
yarn – Cascade Avalon 19 Medieval Blue (MC), 20 Heather (CC): one skein each
crochet hook – 5.0mm
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
MC – main color
CC – contrast color
Brim (using CC):
ch 6, turn
R 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 1, turn.
R 2: sc in back loop of each sc to end, ch 1, turn.
R 3: repeat Row 2 to desired band size, sl st ends together, ch 1.
Body of Hat (Primrose Stitch):
R 1: Sc (still using CC) in end of each row around, sl st in ch 1, drop yarn, add on MC.
R 2: Sk first st; with MC sc, ch 2, sc in next st; *sk 2 sc; sc, ch 2, sc in next sc; sk 2 sc*; repeat from * to * to end of row; hdc in last sc (drop MC and add on CC), turn.
R 3: With CC ch 3, *3 dc in ch 2 loop; repeat * to end of row; dc in turning ch (drop CC and add on MC); turn. Fasten off CC.
You will be working with MC only for the remainder of hat.
R 4: Sk first st; sc, ch 2, sc in next st; *sk 2 sc; sc, ch 2, sc in next sc; sk 2 sc*; repeat from * to * to end; hdc in last sc, turn.
R 5: ch 3, *3 dc in ch 2 loop; repeat * to end of row; dc in turning ch, turn.
R 6-19: Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternately.
Fasten off yarn leaving enough to sew the top portion together and add pom-pom.
With yarn needle, sew a running stitch through the top portion of the last row. Draw up the top of the hat tightly and sew to secure. Next, sew the pom-pom to top of the hat.
Wrap MC and CC around fingers (about 20 times each). Leave enough of MC to wrap around the middle to secure. With scissors, cut the ends of loops. Trim if necessary to tidy up the ends.
If you'd like something a little extra fun, why not try a fun faux fur pom-pom as an alternative option.
When you’ve made something great, it’s only natural to want to show it off. Let us know what your finished product looks like. We’d love to see it. And if you did happen to make more than one, we want to see them all.