Autumn Crunch Hat a Free Crochet Pattern

Autumn Crunch Hat a Free Crochet Pattern

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The Autumn Crunch Hat is easy, modern and on trend. Whip up one for yourself or your loved ones. This free bottom up hat pattern comes in sizes newborn to adult large. Customize this textured hat in any color or combination that you can imagine.

I used Vanna’s Choice yarn, a #4 med weight yarn for the hat pictured. I used less than one ball for the small adult/tween size. This gorgeous fall color is Rust and it is just spot on!

I love these faux fur poms from Bee Humble Crochet they just make the hat. The Autumn Crunch Hat looks great without a pom too, if you prefer.

The hat is actually reversible too. The inside looks the same as the outside, make of that what you will. I guess if you didn’t use the pom and it got dirty then you could just flip it. 🤷‍♀️

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Materials

Notes

  1. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  2. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  3. Brim is worked flat and joined to form a circle, work hat on top of brim. Check out this video tutorial on the crochet ribbing technique I use here https://christacodesign.com/2019/11/14/crochet-ribbing-with-front-post-and-back-post-double-crochet-stitches/
  4. Hat portion is joined and turned after each round.
  5. Stitch multiple is 2.

Stitches/Abbreviations

fdc-foundation double crochet fpdc-front post double crochet

bpdc-back post double crochet

sk-skip the indicated stitch rep-repeat st(s)-stitch(es)

ch(s)-chain(s) dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet sl st-slip stitch

hdc2tog-half double crochet two together-yarn over and insert your hook into the first stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook.

Gauge

4” x 4” = 12 sts x 16 rows

Swatch: Fhdc 14 (or ch 15, hdc in 3rd ch from hook & in ea ch across), turn. Ch 1, in same st hdc, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * across, turn. Continue to rep this row until swatch measures a little over 4,” measure and adjust hook if needed.

Pattern

NB-6mos

Brim 2” x 12”

Row 1. Fdc 40 or ch 42, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (40 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 44 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn. 

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (44 sts)

Row 3-13. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 3.25” from the brim.

Row 14. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (22 sts)

Row 15. Rep last row. (11 sts) 

Row 16. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (6 sts) Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired. 

6-12mos

Brim 2” x 13”

Row 1. Fdc 44 or ch 46, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (44 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 48 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (48 sts)

Row 3-14. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 3.5” from the brim.

Row 15. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (24 sts)

Rows 16-17. Rep last row. (6 sts) Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

12-24 mos

Brim 2” x 15”

Row 1. Fdc 48 or ch 50, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (48 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 54 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (54 sts)

Row 3-17. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 4.25” from the brim.

Rows 18-19. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (13 sts)

Row 20. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (7 sts)

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

2-5 yrs

Brim 2” x 16”

Row 1. Fdc 52 or ch 54, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (52 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 56 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (56 sts)

Row 3-19. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 4.75” from the brim.

Rows 20-22. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (7 sts)

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

5-10 yrs

Brim 2” x 18”

Row 1. Fdc 56 or ch 58, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (56 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.” 

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 62 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (62 sts)

Row 3-20. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5” from the brim.

Row 21. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (31 sts)

Row 22. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (16 sts)

Row 23. Rep Row 21. (8 sts)

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

Tween/Sm Adult

Brim 2” x 19”

Row 1. Fdc 62 or ch 64, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (62 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 64 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (64 sts)

Row 3-21. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5.25” from the brim.

Row 22-24. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (8 sts)

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

Md/Lg Adult

Brim 2” x 21”

Row 1. Fdc 64 or ch 66, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (64 sts)

Row 2. Ch 3, *{fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st} rep from * to one st left, dc in last st, turn.

Rows 3-4. Rep Row 2, or for 2.”

Sl st short ends to form a circle, continue hat along top of brim.

Hat

Row 1. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * evenly placing 68 sts around brim, join with sl st, turn.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, sl st in next st, *{hdc in next st, sl st in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st, turn. (68 sts)

Row 3-23. Rep Row 2 {hdc in sl st and sl st in hdc}, or til hat measures 5.75” from the brim.

Row 24-25. Hdc2tog in each st around, join with sl st, turn. (17 sts)

Row 26. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc2tog in remaining sts, join with sl st, turn. (9 sts)

Cut yarn, leave a long tail and sew hole closed. Add a pom if desired.

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