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Free Crochet Hat Pattern | Winter Pom Beanie

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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.

Textured crochet pom hat in blue.

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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.


  • (1) I Love This Cotton yarn in Royalty or other worsted weight cotton yarn
  • 4mm US hook size G-6 or hook needed to meet gauge
  • 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″/2.5 cm X 1″/ 2.5 cm

Finished Dimensions

8″/20.3 cm tall (pom not included) x 17.5″/44.5 cm around the band.


Finished hat fits ages 4-17 years.

This hat stretches to fit 18″/45.7 cm-20″/50.8 cm head circumferences.

Blue crochet pom hat close up texture.

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Crochet pom hat laid flat on wood background.

Stitches Used:

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Textured crochet pom hat in blue.

The Winter Pom Crochet Hat Pattern a Bottom Up Hat

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $7

Free crochet hat pattern in child, teen and small adult size with cotton yarn and a faux fur pom.


  • 200 yds / 183 m (1) I Love This Cotton yarn in Royalty or comparable #4 medium worsted weight yarn. You can use acrylic or any fiber yarn.


  • 4mm hook US size G-6
  • Pom Pom* These poms from Amazon are listed as “for Knitting hats” but we won’t hold that against them


    The Ribbing

    1. Ch 10, sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and into each ch across, turn. (9)Ribbing in blue yarn.
    2. Ch 1, sc into the blo across, turn. (9)

      Repeat the last row 58 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/sm adult.
    3. Join the short ends to form the band into a circle. Match up the stitches and use a sl st to join them together.Slip stitch short ends.
    4. 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:First single crochet around band.

      1. 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 sl st.Single crochet around brim of hat.
      2. Ch 1, cluster stitch (sc3tog + ch 2) into the 1st 3 sc and repeat around, join with a sl st. See below for the ending cluster stitch.Single crochet clusters. At the end of each round you’ll end with a ch 2, sl st this to the first cluster of the round, shown by the pin in the above picture.
      3. First complete cluster row.After the first row of single crochet clusters your hat should look like the above picture. Ribbing and first row of cluster stitches. Now you’re ready to begin the next round of cluster stitches.
      4. Cluster stitch at start of round.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 sl st.
      5. Repeat the last round 16 more times. Add rounds here if you prefer a taller hat for your teen.Continue the one row repeat.

        To Close:
      6. Ch 1, sc3tog around, sl st to join.
      7. For 2 more rounds: Ch 1, sc2tog around, sl st to join.
      8. Cut your yarn, leaving a long tail.
      9. Sew the top closed.
      10. Sew on a pom pom of your choice to complete your hat!

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  1. I love the stitch you used for this hat! I’m going to have to make one for each of my kids 🙂

  2. Thank you! I know, I have a bunch of these pom poms that are waiting to be paired with a hat!

  3. 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.

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