If you have read my previous post you may have noticed that I was going to make a harry potter themed something for my son. I never intended on making a Griffindor hat but I think my mind was. ( I am a big Harry Potter fan 🙂 ) This easy stripes crochet hat pattern is made for a 6 year old child. However you can change the size accordingly for your preferred size easily.
The hat is made with front post double crochet stitch. Basically it is a rectangle crocheted piece connected to both ends, making a cylinder and then weaved one end of the cylinder.
What’s so special about this hat? Well, instead of traditional chain 3 starting of a row, I used this technique to start rows so that I don’t get any gaps on edges of my piece.
If you have some knowledge about crochet then you must have understood the pattern for this Easy Stripes Crochet Hat by now.
If you still don’t get the pattern then follow below tutorial.
For the child size hat I used 3 ply worst weighted yarn (Handy Rabbit brand) in 3 colors. Red, brown and yellow.
Starting with red I crochet 85 chains.
row 1 – double crochet stitch on each chain. Turn back.
Row 2 – front post double crochet stitch on each stitch . Change color to brown. Turn back .
Row 3 – front post double crochet stitch on each stitch . Turn back.
Row 4 – repeat row 3. Change color to yellow. Turn back.
You should repeat crocheting the piece with front post double crochet stitch as directed . Change color according to this pattern. Red, brown, yellow, brown, repeat from red. Length of finished piece should be your preferred head circumference. On this hat I crocheted 72 rows.
Finally join first row and last row with slip stitch. Then you get a cylinder type crochet piece. Weave in one end of that cylinder and then all you have to do is attaching a pom pom. See the hat without pom pom below.
Color combination is vital if you want your project to shine. Usually we use light colors for babies and dark colors for childs and adults. But the choice is yours.
Have fun making this easy stripes crochet hat. Don’t forget to share.