Crochet White Winter Hat Pattern and Tutorial

Last updated on February 3rd, 2024

The White Winter Hat is part of the White Winter Set, a perfect gift for a loved one, or for yourself during the holiday season.

A Cream white textured crochet wrist warmer lies on a grey striped wallpaper with the text “crochet white winter hat

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Inspiration: 

Hello hello! One fine day, I was playing around with my cream yarn wanting to make a quick beanie for myself this winter. I wanted to come up with a pattern that was easy and quick but also had a pretty texture to it. After playing around with a few stitches I decided that speed would be priority for this beanie. It works up super fast! I had so much fun crocheting this that I had to make matching wrist warmers and leg warmers. As a special thank you to you, I wanted to offer this pattern as a FREE PDF download.

I hope you enjoy making and wearing this as much as me!

Make it in a white/ off white or cream color, they all look good with this pattern! If you choose darker colors they also work well.

In this post you will find the pattern for the White Winter Hat, please refer to the White Winter Wrist Warmers post for the Wrist Warmers pattern and the White Winter Leg Warmer post for the Leg Warmer pattern.

You can also purchase the AD FREE pattern. It is available in the form of a downloadable, low cost PDF (less than a coffee) in my shops. Click your favorite place to shop patterns. Print and crochet at your convenience. Give yourself this gift! You deserve this!!

General Notes

  1. Please read through/ glance over the pattern from the start to finish before starting.
  2. This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  3. Numbers at the end of a row / round indicate the number of stitches in that row / round. Usually the stitch count is only mentioned if there is a change in counts.
  4. Instructions in (round brackets) should be worked in the same stitch.
  5. Use any bulky or chunky weight/ weight 5 yarn of choice. Match the gauge. If you do not match gauge, you can use the measurements as a guide/ refer to the YouTube video tutorial.
  6. This pattern is designed for beginners, but is a fun pattern for anyone who wants to make quick projects as gifts this holiday season.

Construction

The hat is worked from bottom up. Work the ribbing first in rows, then the main body in rounds, last make the crown. The pompom is optional. It is an easy 1 row repeat pattern. Stitch count remains same for rounds of main body till crown.

Skills Used

Knowledge of basic crochet stitches, techniques and terminology is assumed, but refer to the video, it is meant for absolute beginners, can be made even as a first crochet project.

This is an easy, absolute beginner project, fun for experienced crocheters who want to make fast projects!

You will need to maintain an accurate stitch count.

Decreases are made in the crown of hat.

The ribbing is made by working into back loops of single crochet.

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Material (with links)

  1. Similar yarn: lion brand
  2. Crochet hook: 6 mm
  3. Tapestry needle
  4. Stitch markers
  5. Scissors
  6. Tape measure
  7. Tape measure simple
  8. Yarn winder

Yarn: Any chunky or bulky or weight 5 yarn of choice can be used.

Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me/ Lion Brand Jiffy/ Gentle Yarn by Big Twist. This pattern should work well with a range of acrylic and animal fibres of the same yarn weight (I do not recommend cotton or plant based fibres for winter accessories). Different fibres and yarns will produce a different finished result. Always swatch with your chosen yarn to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric and match gauge before starting.

I have used a local yarn which is 100% acrylic. Yardage: 145 m/ 158 yards in 100/ 3.5 oz of yarn. Each skein has 100 g.

Approx amount needed: 64 (75, 88) g or 101 (119, 138) yards (more or less may be needed depending on alterations made to fit). This is without pompom. 10 g for pompom.

Crochet hook: 6 mm or J size hook. Adjust size to match gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, measuring tape.

Stitch marker is not really needed unless you plan to try on the hat as a beginner, then it will keep the stitches from unraveling.

Blocking: You may wish to block this project, I gave mine a gentle steam block (after placing my finished item on a flat surface) to relax the stitches a little and help the stitches to stand out, but found it didn’t need more than that being an acrylic yarn.

How to avail this pattern

  1. BEST WAY: The pattern is a part of the white winter set, please sign up for the LAC Newsletter to get the FREE PDF Written pattern for the entire set (for a limited time ONLY).

The other ways to get this pattern are:

  1. Scroll below for the free written pattern.
  2. Visit the Lets All crochet YouTube channel for an absolute beginner tutorial.
  3. Shop the pattern at any of my shops. This is a print friendly ad free version. Your support is greatly appreciated

You can purchase the AD FREE pattern. It is available in the form of a downloadable, low cost PDF (less than a coffee) in my shops. Click your favorite place to shop patterns. Print and crochet at your convenience. Give yourself this gift! You deserve this!!

Finished sizes with measurements for Adults.

Approximate measurements of the finished hat is given in the tables below to help you choose a suitable size (in cm and inches).

The beanie hat has an option for a folded brim, follow the instructions given. There is also an option for adding a pompom. Use a pompom maker for this.

There are 3 adult sizes offered for this, the small will fit a teen as well. It can be made in any size with some modifications.

The leg warmers and the wrist warmers are a close fit but are likely to stretch over time with wear.

In the PDF version of the pattern, the leg warmers and the wrist warmers are offered in 4 sizes each.

In the picture I am wearing the size medium.

Sizes are given in centimetres and inches.

Ease

Hats are usually worn with a negative ease (smaller than the head they are designed to fit). The White Winter Hat has a negative ease of about 5cm / 2” so they do not fall of easily.

Sizes inch Fit for head circumference Hat Width Hat Height
S
20"
18"
8"
M
22"
20"
8 1/2"
L
24"
22"
9"
Sizes cm Fit for head circumference Hat Width Hat Height
S
51
46
20.5
M
56
51
21.5
L
61
56
22.5

Gauge: 

Sc ribbing: 12 sc and 12 rows= 4” or 10 cm.

Pattern of main body: 11 st and 9 rows= 4” or 10 cm.

The gauge has been given separately for the ribbing and the main pattern. A swatch is not needed as such unless you want to test the yarn fabric, just measure gauge as you crochet hat.

Variation in your gauge will lead to variations in the finished size of your project.

Abbreviations: US Terms used. Visit Craft Yarn council to see the matching UK term.

  • ”= inches, cm= centimeters
  • BLsc= back loop single crochet
  • ch= chain
  • dc= double crochet
  • fig= figure
  • rep= repeat
  • Rnd= round
  • RS= right side, WS= wrong side
  • sc= single crochet
  • sk= skip stitch
  • slst= slip stitch

Special stitches

Back loop single crochet

Insert your hook into back loop only, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Notes

  1. Pattern is written using US terminology.
  2. The hat is worked from bottom up, no seaming needed.
  3. Make the ribbing in rows first, then work in rounds for body, then in decreasing rounds for crown. Adding pompom is optional.
  4. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  5. (sc, dc) in sc, means make an sc and dc in same sc.

How to avail this pattern

  1. BEST WAY: The pattern is a part of the white winter set, please sign up for the LAC Newsletter to get the FREE PDF Written pattern for the entire set (for a limited time ONLY).

The other ways to get this pattern are:

  1. Scroll below for the free written pattern.
  2. Visit the Lets All crochet YouTube channel for an absolute beginner tutorial.
  3. Shop the pattern at any of my shops. This is a print friendly ad free version. Your support is greatly appreciated

You can purchase the AD FREE pattern. It is available in the form of a downloadable, low cost PDF (less than a coffee) in my shops. Click your favorite place to shop patterns. Print and crochet at your convenience. Give yourself this gift! You deserve this!!

Pattern

Ribbing

Foundation ch: Ch 8 for all sizes.

Alteration note: Ch height of ribbing (about 2- 2.5”). Ch 16 for a folded brim (about 4- 4.5”).

Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hk, sc in each ch across.  –7 sc

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, BLsc in 1st sc, BLsc in each sc across.  –7 sc

Row 3 to row 50 (54, 60): Rep row 2.

Do not fasten off.

Alteration note: Rep row 2 till you reach circumference of hat. Total number of rows should be any even number. The ribbing must be snug (about 4” less than head circumference for adults), the stitches will spread out in body of hat.

Join Ribbing

Place the ribbing with RS facing up. Fold in half- bring last row towards 1st row. Place the edges against each other correctly. Ch 1, slst across both edges. Do not fasten off.  –7 slst

Body

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc at side of same row, sc at side of each row of ribbing, slst to 1st sc.  -50 (54, 60) sc

Alteration note: Total sc may be different depending on ribbing rows, but must be an even number.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next sc, sk next sc; rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.  -50 (54, 60) st in all rnds till we reach crown.

(Note: End rnd with (sc, dc) in 2nd last sc, sk last sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next dc, *(sc, dc) in next sc, sk next dc; rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.

Rnd 3 to rnd 11 (12, 13): Rep rnd 3 for pattern 8 (9, 10) times.

Alteration note: Rep rnd 3 till hat measures 6 ½ (7, 7 ½)” or 16.5 (17.5, 18.5) cm in height. Rep rnd 3 less/more for a shorter/taller beanie. The folded brim beanie will be 2- 2 ½” or 5 cm longer.

Crown

Note:

  1. St count does not matter. St count will keep on decreasing in all rnds.
  2. Rnds start from 1 again.

 

Rnd 1: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next dc, *sc in next sc, sk next dc**, (sc, dc) in next sc, sk next dc; rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.  -38 (41, 45) st

Note: For size L, end rnd at **. 

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next (dc, sc), *(sc, dc) in next sc, sk next (dc, sc); rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.  -26 (28, 30) st

Note: For sizes S, M end round: (sc, dc) in 2nd last sc, sk last dc, slst to 1st sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, *sc in next sc**, (sc, dc) in next sc; rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.  -20 (21, 23) st

Note: For size M end rnd at **. 

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in 1st sc, sk next (dc, sc), *(sc, dc) in next sc, sk next (dc, sc); rep from * around, slst to 1st sc.  -13 (14, 15) st

Note: For sizes S, L end round: (sc, dc) in 2nd last sc, sk last dc, slst to 1st sc.

Fasten off, leaving a 12” or 30 cm tail, weave tail in through remaining stitches of last rnd of hat with tapestry needle, pull up to close top, weave in remaining tail ends on WS.

Pompom

This is optional. Use a pompom maker to make a pompom (check the video tutorial on Youtube) or:

Cut 2 cardboard circles 4” or 10 cm in diameter. Cut a hole about ½- 1” or 2.5 cm in diameter in the centre of both. Hold both the circles together and wrap yarn by going through centre hole over the ring till it is covered in yarn.

Cut the yarn between the 2 circles all around the circumference.

Using a 10” strand of yarn wrap it tightly and tie it between the circles 2- 3 times, make sure the last knot is firm.

Remove cardboards and fluff out the pompom. Trim with scissors so it is even, leave the tying ends for attaching pompom to hat.

Congratulations!  Your White Winter Hat is now ready to wear!

Timestamps have been marked below video, skip ahead to rows as needed.

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‘White Winter’ Wrist Warmers part of White Winter Set (includes the wrist warmers, hat and leg warmers)

‘White Winter’ Wrist Warmers part of White Winter Set (includes the wrist warmers, hat and leg warmers)

Hi, I’m Aki! I love designing patterns and love teaching. I use lots of stitches and colors and try to simplify everything because all patterns become easy once simplified. I mostly create womens garments in all sizes. I hope you enjoy!