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Home : Patterns : Midwinter Hat

Free Crochet Pattern: Midwinter Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: L32458
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

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Crochet this hat in our neon colorway of Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® for a colorfully bright accessory to wear next winter. Designed by Margery Winter.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 640-517: Wool-Ease Thick & Quick: Bluebird
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Fisherman Blossom Russet Glacier Sky Blue Cobalt Navy Raspberry
Denim Taupe Oatmeal Barley Grass Lemongrass Pumpkin Spice
Apricot Cranberry Claret Fig Eggplant Charcoal Graphite Black
Grey Marble Obsidian Mustard Peacock Cilantro Butterscotch Denim Twist Celebration
Cabernet Constellation Gemstone Galaxy Poinsettia Mystical Starlight Wheat
Wood Sequoia Mesquite Granite Sandstone Marble Blackstone Jungle
Desert Flamingo Toucan Parakeet Monarch Seagull Blue Jay Purple Martin
Bluebird Raven Winter Sky Camouflage Tangerine Wild Strawberry Blueberry Abalone
Licorice Grape Acai Spearmint Toffee Peppermint Hoosiers Hoyas
Crimson Tigers Huskies Spartans Red Beacon Checkerboard Moonlight Hudson Bay
*Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Article #640). Solids, Heathers, Twists, Prints, Stripes: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
Wheat & Wood: 86% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 4% Rayon;
Oatmeal & Barley & Grey Marble: 82% Acrylic; 10% Wool; 8% Rayon;
Metallics: 79% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 1% Metallic Poly; package size: Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

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•  640-517 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick: Bluebird
$ 9.49  
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Midwinter Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 dc + 5 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


1. Hat is worked in the rnd beg at top, with the RS always facing. Do not turn at the end of rnds.
2. When you see "– 12 sts". in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.

Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 4 sc in ring. Place marker for beg of rnd, move marker up as each rnd is completed.
Rnds 2 and 3: Working through back loops only, work 2 sc in each sc around – 16 sc at the end of Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: Working through back loops only, *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Working through back loops only, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Working through back loops only, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: Working through back loops only, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.
Rnd 8: Working through back loops only, sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 in this rnd and in all following rnds), working through both loops, sk next st, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 21 dc and 21 ch-1 sps.
Rnd 10: Ch 4, *dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc; rep from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch – 21 dc and 21 ch-1 sps.
Rep Rnd 10 until piece measures about 8 in. (20.5 cm) from Rnd 8.
Fasten off.

Surface Slip Stitch

1. Make a slip knot in end of yarn, but do not place the knot onto your hook.
2. Insert hook from RS to WS through any ch-1 sp along last rnd.
3. Place the slip knot onto hook and draw loop to RS (keep beg tail and working yarn on WS).
4. *Insert hook from RS to WS through Hat in next ch-1 sp from last insertion location, yarn over, draw loop through Hat and through loop on hook (surface sl st made); rep from * around last rnd of Hat.
To end off, remove hook from loop and take hook to WS. Insert hook from WS to RS, place loop on hook, draw loop through to WS. Cut yarn. Draw tail through final loop and pull tight.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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