Holiday Stashdown Hat Pattern

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This Holiday Stashdown Hat is a quick to crochet cap that you can make with 1 ball of yarn, in about an hour. For this easy project you will need Aran Weight Yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook (size H). The Holiday Stashdown Hat features front post double crochet stitches (FPdc) and a brimmed cap. This Winter Cap can be made with, or without the brim!

This Holiday Stashdown Hat is a quick to crochet cap that you can make with 1 ball of yarn, in about an hour. For this easy project you will need Aran Weight Yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook (size H). The Holiday Stashdown Hat features front post double crochet stitches (FPdc) and a brimmed cap.

Disclaimer: The yarn used to create this project was given to me by King Cole.

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The Yarn

I love working with King Cole, Drifter Aran yarn. It is soft and beautifully colored. It flows easily across my hook and can be worked straight from the skein (I didn’t need to wind it first).

Drifter Aran is a beautiful product to crochet with and the finished projects are super soft to the touch and warm as well! My stitches retain their stitch definition and the fabric doesn’t fluff or pill even after repeat wear. The yarn has a beautiful Fair Isle effect.

King Cole Drifter Aran Yarn is available in 14-different colors. It is a blended yarn, made up of Premium Acrylic (79%), Cotton (17%) and Wool (4%). It is easy to work with and the colors are muted and soft.

Drifter Aran King Cole Yarn - Oombawka

If you are new to King Cole Yarns and you are interested in trying one of their products, I definitely recommend their Drifter line of yarns.

They have Drifter available in 4plyDK for Baby, DK, Drifter Aran and Chunky and they also have Drifter in Subtle for Chunky and DK. The Subtle Drifter line has a gentle two-tone appearance in a single shade; instead of the variegated appearance of the Drifter line.

You can find a local yarn shop that sells King Cole Yarns here.

Holiday Stashdown Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Drifter Aran. Find it at your local yarn shop here. 3.5 oz (100 g), 218 yds (200 m). 79% Premium Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 4% Wool. Aran Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash warm (permanent press cycle), Tumble dry cool (low heat).
  • Color: 1 skein in Rockies (Shade: 4181).
  • Crochet Hooks: 5 mm (H) and 4 mm (G)
  • Yardage: Adult Medium Hat: 2.6 oz (73 g), 159 yds (146 m)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level

  • Easy-Intermediate

Finished Sizes

  • Teen: Approximately 20″ circumference and 7″ height.
  • Adult medium: Approximately 21″ circumference and 7.5″ height.
  • Adult large: Approximately 22″ circumference and 8″ height.

Gauge

  • approximately 12 sts per 4 inches and 8 rows in 4 inches using a 5 mm (H) crochet hook

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

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • FPdc – front post double crochet
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd – round
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yds
  • * – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • () – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Tutorials

Notes

  • this project is worked in joined rounds
  • Initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc
  • Initial ch 2 does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it
  • Do not count the sl st as a stitch and do not work into it
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join
  • To decrease the finished hat height by 1 inch decrease your repeat rounds by 2.
  • TIP: if the seam line is visible to you, you can finish off after the main hat pattern and rejoin your yarn on the opposite side to the seam, before beginning the brim.
  • For a shorter brim stop after Brim Round 6 before proceeding to Brim Round 9.
  • For a brimless hat, after the Main Hat section, work 1 round of sc stitches, finish off and weave in ends.
  • Add this Winter Cap pattern to your Ravelry library here.
This Holiday Stashdown Hat is a quick to crochet cap that you can make with 1 ball of yarn, in about an hour. For this easy project you will need Aran Weight Yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook (size H). The Holiday Stashdown Hat features front post double crochet stitches (FPdc) and a brimmed cap. #HolidayStashdownCAL #crochethat #crochet #crochetpattern #freepattern #CALCentralCrochet

Winter Cap Crochet Pattern

This hat is crocheted from the crown to the brim in joined rounds, in one piece.
You may stop after the main hat and omit the brim completely for a Winter Beanie.

Teen Winter Beanie Cap

To fit 22″ head size.

Main Hat

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st. (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each rem st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 12 FPdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st, 1 FPdc in the next st. *(1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st, **. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 4:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts*. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 7- Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 6

Rnd 12-Rnd 14: Ch 2, 1 FPdc in each st around. Sl st to the first FPdc to join.  [60 FPdc]

Do not finish off  (*see notes). Proceed to the Hat Brim section below.

Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

R1: RS: 2 sc in each of the next 20 sts, sk all rem sts. Ch 1, turn. [40 sc]

R2: Working in the back loop of each stitch, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [42 sc]

R3-R8: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [each row adds 2 stitches: 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54]

R9: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in each of the next 2 unworked sts from the main hat. SWITCH TO YOUR 5 mm (H) HOOK. 1 sc in each st of the main hat around to the brim. SWITCH BACK TO YOUR 4 mm (G) HOOK: 1 sl st in each of the brim sts. Sl st to the main hat to join. [56 brim sc, 22 main hat sl st]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Medium Winter Cap

To fit 23″ head size.

Main Hat

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st. (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each rem st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 12 FPdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st, 1 FPdc in the next st. *(1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st, **. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 4:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts*. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts) twice. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts) twice**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts) twice. *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts) twice**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 13-Rnd 15: Ch 2, 1 FPdc in each st around. Sl st to the first FPdc to join.  [64 FPdc]

Do not finish off  (*see notes). Proceed to the Hat Brim section below.

Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

R1: RS: 2 sc in each of the next 21 sts, sk all rem sts. Ch 1, turn. [42 sc]

R2: Working in the back loop of each stitch, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [44 sc]

R3-R8: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [each row adds 2 stitches: 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56]

R9: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in each of the next 2 unworked sts from the main hat. SWITCH TO YOUR 5 mm (H) HOOK. 1 sc in each st of the main hat around to the brim. SWITCH BACK TO YOUR 4 mm (G) HOOK: 1 sl st in each of the brim sts. Sl st to the main hat to join. [58 brim sc, 25 main hat sl st]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Adult Large Winter Cap

To fit 25″ head size.

Main Hat

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

Rnd 1: DMR: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st. (1 dc and 1 FPdc) in each rem st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 12 FPdc]

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc) and 1 FPdc in the first st, 1 FPdc in the next st. *(1 dc and 1 FPdc) in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st, **. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [12 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 4:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [24 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts*. Rep from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [36 dc, 24 FPdc]

Rnd 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40 dc, 26 FPdc]

Rnd 7:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts. *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 FPdc in each of the next 2 sts**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40 dc, 26 FPdc]

Rnd 8-Rnd 13: Rep Rnd 7

Rnd 14-Rnd 16: Ch 2, 1 FPdc in each st around. Sl st to the first FPdc to join.  [66 FPdc]

Do not finish off  (*see notes). Proceed to the Hat Brim section below.

Hat Brim

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook, or size required for gauge:

R1: RS: 2 sc in each of the next 22 sts, sk all rem sts. Ch 1, turn. [44 sc]

R2: Working in the back loop of each stitch, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [46 sc]

R3-R8: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in the next unworked st from the main hat, 1 sc and 1 sl st in the next unworked st from the main hat. Ch 1, turn. [each row adds 2 stitches: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58]

R9: Sk the sl st, 1 sc in each brim st across, 1 sc in each of the next 2 unworked sts from the main hat. SWITCH TO YOUR 5 mm (H) HOOK. 1 sc in each st of the main hat around to the brim. SWITCH BACK TO YOUR 4 mm (G) HOOK: 1 sl st in each of the brim sts. Sl st to the main hat to join. [60 brim sc, 26 main hat sl st]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions

  • Weave in any remaining ends.

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This Holiday Stashdown Hat is a quick to crochet cap that you can make with 1 ball of yarn, in about an hour. For this easy project you will need Aran Weight Yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook (size H). The Holiday Stashdown Hat features front post double crochet stitches (FPdc) and a brimmed cap. #HolidayStashdownCAL #crochethat #crochet #crochetpattern #freepattern #CALCentralCrochet

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