Internal Chaos Hat Pattern

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The Internal Chaos Hat pattern is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook. If you like making crocheted sets, pop over to this post for the free matching scarf pattern: Internal Chaos Scarf Pattern.

If you prefer wearing crocheted ear-warmers, my Textured Twisted Crochet Ear Warmer uses this same stitch and yarn too.

Internal Chaos Hat and Furls Streamline Hook

The 2021 Internal Chaos Hat is available in 5 sizes, small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large).

The Internal Chaos Hat is worked flat, back and forth in rows. Once complete we seam the side edge and close up the top. This is a beginner friendly hat pattern.

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Internal Chaos Hat Pattern

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The Internal Chaos Hat is available in 5 sizes: small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large). There is a matching scarf and a twisted ear warmer pattern available using this same stitch pattern. Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn (Medium Weight Yarn), Hook: 5.5 mm (I) hook #furlscrochet #yarnspirations #hatofthemonth #oombawkadesigncrochet

Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2021-internal-chaos-hat


The Internal Chaos Hat is available in 5 sizes: small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large). There is a matching scarf and a twisted ear warmer pattern available using this same stitch pattern. Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn (Medium Weight Yarn), Hook: 5.5 mm (I) hook #furlscrochet #yarnspirations #hatofthemonth #oombawkadesigncrochet

Supplies

  • Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn.  340 g (12 oz) and 595 yds (544 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium-Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and tumble dry.
  • Colors: 1 skein in Carrara Marble
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I). Furls Streamline Wood Teak
  • Finished Project Yardage: Adult Medium Hat:  115 g (4.1 oz) and 202 yds (184 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

Small Child Hat (age 3-5 years) height 7.75 inches X 18 inches circumference

Child Hat height 8.25 inches X 19 inches circumference

Teen Hat height 8.5 inches X 20 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Medium) height 9 inches X 21 inches circumference

Adult Hat (Large) hat height 9.25 inches X 22 inches circumference

Gauge

Approximately 10 rows per 4 inches and 11 sts per 4 inches (worked in pattern)

Approximately 2 rows per 1 inch and 3 sts per 1 inch (worked in double crochet)

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

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Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

ch – chain

BPdc – back post double crochet

dc – double crochet

FPdc – front post double crochet

R – row

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

tr – treble stitch

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my How to Crochet Guide and Crochet Stitches and Symbols for more information. For my crochet video tutorials, subscribe to my YouTube Channel here.

Stitch Anatomy

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Simple Closing Method for Hats

Whip Stitch

Invisible Join

Notes:

Multiple of 2 (Understanding Stitch Multiples)

When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.

The turning chain-1 does not count as a stitch.

You may customize the hat height by working the repeat of R2-R3 as many, or as few, times as you wish. 

Internal Chaos Hat Pattern Instructions

This project is crocheted in rows, from the top-down.

Small Child Hat (Age 3-5 years)

(to fit up to a 19 inch head circumference)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 57, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [55 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [28 sc, 27 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [29 sc, 26 tr]

R4-R16: Rep R2-R3. Sk the ch 1 at the end of R16.

R17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn. [55 dc]

R18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st. [2 dc, 27 FPdc, 26 BPdc]

At the end of R18, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Child Hat (Age 6-10 years)

(to fit up to a 20 inch head circumference)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 61, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [59 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [30 sc, 29 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [31 sc, 28 tr]

R4-R17: Rep R2-R3. Sk the ch 1 at the end of R17.

R18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn. [59 dc]

R19: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st. [2 dc, 29 FPdc, 28 BPdc]

At the end of R19, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Teen Hat

(to fit up to a 22 inch head circumference)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 63, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [61 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [31 sc, 30 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [32 sc, 29 tr]

R4-R18: Rep R2-R3. Sk the ch 1 at the end of R18.

R19: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn. [61 dc]

R20: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st. [2 dc, 30 FPdc, 29 BPdc]

At the end of R20, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Hat (Medium)

(to fit up to a 23 inch head circumference)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 67, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [65 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [33 sc, 32 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [34 sc, 31 tr]

R4-R19: Rep R2-R3. Sk the ch 1 at the end of R19.

R20: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn. [65 dc]

R21: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st. [2 sc, 32 FPdc, 31 BPdc]

At the end of R21, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Adult Hat (Large)

(to fit up to a 24 inch head circumference)

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 69, sk the first 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [67 dc]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 tr in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [34 sc, 33 tr]

R3: 1 sc in each of the first 2 sts. *1 tr in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn.  [35 sc, 32 tr]

R4-R20: Rep R2-R3. Sk the ch 1 at the end of R20.

R21: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, turn. [67 dc]

R22: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 FPdc in the next st, 1 BPdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. 1 FPdc in the next st, 1 dc in the last st. [2 sc, 33 FPdc, 32 BPdc]

At the end of R22, finish off leaving about a 15-inch tail of yarn for seaming. Proceed to the Finishing Instructions.

Finishing Instructions

On a flat surface, fold your project in half widthwise; bringing the two side edges together. Thread your yarn end on a yarn needle and work through both layers; whipstitch (view tutorial here) once for each row along the edge. I work under one loop of the stitch on each edge. 

Seaming Internal Chaos Hat

Once you have finished whipstitching the side edge and you reach the foundation row, we will be closing the top of the hat using my simple closing method. This method is demonstrated here.

There may be a small hole remaining at the top of the hat for the larger sizes. I used the remaining yarn on my yarn needle to sew four stitches (across the diameter of the hole) to close the small gap that remained after closing the top. If you prefer, you may use a pompom to hide the small hole.

Weave in any remaining ends securely.

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The Internal Chaos Hat is available in 5 sizes: small child (age 3-5 years), child (age 6-10 years), teen, adult (medium) and adult (large). There is a matching scarf and a twisted ear warmer pattern available using this same stitch pattern. Yarn: Caron Jumbo Ombre Yarn (Medium Weight Yarn), Hook: 5.5 mm (I) hook #furlscrochet #yarnspirations #hatofthemonth #oombawkadesigncrochet

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  1. Hang in there. I Hope by now the lockdown is over, you no longer have the job of homeschooling & life has gotten less challenging.
    Your patterns are really the ones I like the very best. The readers of your site I’m sure, truly appreciate all you do & wish you the very best.

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  4. Thank you for the pattern – I really like the look of this hat. I am sorry to hear how you’re struggling with the lock-down – hang in there – I’m sending you a big hug. ^^