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The Winter Pom Crochet Hat Pattern a Bottom Up Hat

The Winter Pom Hat crochet pattern features a bottom up design that’s easy to customize. The textured fabric is easy to crochet with photos to help.

My niece requested I crochet a hat for her, in a yarn of her choice. Didn’t she choose a lush color? It’s aptly named, Royalty, from Hobby Lobby’s I Love Cotton yarn line.

Their cotton yarn is a nice stretchy, soft worsted weight (#4) that I enjoy working with for many projects. I also used this specific yarn on my Gingham Pillow Cover and it’s held up so well, as my preschooler commandeered that pillow for his bed! So it’s quite durable.

This little pom hat crocheted up so nicely. It’s so flexible-it fits everyone in the house (including me!) I’ve sized it for children & teens. The construction of the ribbed band and stitch/cotton yarn combo make it perfectly adjustable.

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  • (1) I Love This Cotton yarn in Royalty or other worsted weight cotton yarn
  • Hook size G*
  • Pom Pom* These poms from Amazon are listed as “for Knitting hats” but we won’t hold that against them 😉

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5 sc X 4 rows = 1″ X 1″

Finished hat fits ages 4-17 years.

Finished dimensions = 8″ tall (pom not included) & 17.5″ around the band.

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Stitches Used:

The Ribbed Band Pattern:

pom hat ribbing

Ch 10, sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and into each ch across, turn. (9)

Ch 1, sc into the blo across, turn. (9)

Ch 1, sc into the blo across, turn. (9)

Repeat the last row 57 more times, or until your band reaches 15″ long when unstretched.

Make adjustments here if you want it more fitted or looser, but this size fits from ages 4 to teen.

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Join the short ends to form the band into a circle. Match up the stitches and use a ss to crochet them together.

child's hat ribbing

Now you’ll start crocheting around the band and crochet the tube section of the hat.

The Hat Pattern:

Starting where you finished joining the band:

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Ch 1, sc 60 (or a multiple of 3) stitches around, placing your sc as evenly as possible, join the last sc to the 1st with a ss.

pom hat ribbing row 1

Ch 1, cluster stitch (sc3tog + ch 2) into the 1st 3 sc and repeat around, join with a ss. See below for the ending cluster stitch.

child's hat tutorial

At the end of each round you’ll end with a ch 2, ss this to the first cluster of the round, shown by the pin in the above picture.

pom hat ribbing round

After the first row of single crochet clusters your hat should look like the above picture.

pom hat tutorial crochet

Now you’re ready to begin the next round of cluster stitches.

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For the next round, you’ll be crocheting into the top of the cluster and into the chain 2 space as well, as shown in the picture above.

Ch 1, cluster stitch into each cluster around til the end, join with a ss.

pom hat crochet tutorial

Repeat the last round 16 more times. Add rounds here if you prefer a taller hat for your teen.

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To Close:

Ch 1, sc3tog around, ss to join.

For 2 more rounds: Ch 1, sc2tog around, ss to join.

Cut your yarn, leaving a long tail and sew the top closed. Sew on a pom pom of your choice to complete your child’s hat!


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Friday 27th of March 2020

Thank you for the pattern. Will it cover the ears not? I was looking for a beanie pattern and this is beautiful.


Friday 27th of March 2020

Yes, it should cover the ears. I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Hello texture!! I love the stitch in this hat. The coupon yarn really makes the texture pop! I usually only one cotton for summer items, but I'm going to try this.

Brittany Goode

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Super cute


Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Thanks, this is one of my favs!

Sarah Price

Friday 5th of January 2018

Love this design!


Friday 5th of January 2018

Thank you!


Friday 5th of January 2018

I’ve been looking for a kid’s hat pattern and this is so cute! I love ILTY too :)


Friday 5th of January 2018

Thank you, I hope you enjoy the pattern! It's a great quality, affordable yarn!

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