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Fallin’ Back Crochet Fall Hat Pattern

This crochet fall hat pattern is worked in a ribbed pattern using two fall colors. It is the perfect match for the Fallin’ Back Cowl which also features a ribbed pattern in the round.

The hat is easy to crochet, and can be crocheted in one or more colors. I chose fall colors for mine, but choose any color to match your wardrobe or winter coat.

Fallin' Back Hat ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
Fallin’ Back Hat ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

The hat covers the ears and also keeps the sun out the eyes. Thus, it’s perfect for those cold winter days when the sun likes to bounce off the winter snow.

The Stitch Pattern

This crochet hat pattern is started at the brim with half double crochets worked in the round. Then for the body of the hat every other round is worked with back post half doubles to create the ribbed effect.

Once you have the length that you want for the hat, the brim is worked in rows using single crochet stitches. You can also leave the brim off for a cozy winter beanie.

The Size

As with most of my hats, this is designed to fit an adult small, but with a few more increases at the crown, you could turn this into any size hat that you like. Here is a Crochet Hat Size Chart by Age to use as a reference.

The Yarn

I used Vanna’s Choice, a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn. I like this yarn for hats because it has a nice stretch to it. But feel free to substitute another yarn that meets the gauge and gives you the comfortable stretch that you’re looking for.

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Fallin’ Back Crochet Fall Hat Pattern

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Skill Level

Materials

  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (#4 medium worsted weight), Two 3.5oz balls, one of each color.
  • Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: Just under 2" over first 2 rounds.
  • Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 10.5" across by 6.5" high not counting the brim. It's easy to crochet to any height.

Abbreviations

  • CA = Color A
  • CB = Color B
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • FO = Fasten Off
  • Bphdc = Back Post Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Rsc = Reverse Single Crochet
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Notes

  • Join new color in joining sl st of each rnd.
  • Carry yarn up at each round.

Instructions

  • Rnd 1: With CA, Ch 2, work 8 hdc into 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first hdc. (8 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st now and throughout), work 2 hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. (16 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (32 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (40 sts)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (56 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first hdc. (64 sts) (If you need a larger size continue to increase the diameter)
  • Rnd 9: With CA, Ch 1, hdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first hdc. (64 sts)
  • Rnd 10: With CB, Ch 1, bphdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first bphdc. (64 sts)
  • Rnds 11-20: Rep rnds 9-10 until you have reached a desired height ending with rnd 10.
  • Rnd 21: With CA, ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.

Brim:

  • Row 1: With RS facing, Join CA to 23rd st from where you fastened off. Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 6 times, sl st into next st. Turn. (26 sc.)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, skip the sl st, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, skip the sl st, working into the hat, sc into next sc of hat, sl st into next st of hat. Turn. (28 sc sts.)
  • Rows 3-6: Rep row 2 increasing at beginning of each row. (36 sc sts)
  • Rnd 7: With RS facing, Ch 1, rsc evenly around; join with sl st in first rsc. FO.

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16 Comments

  1. I just finished this hat- the third hat I’ve ever made, and it came out great! I even made it bigger by adding 2 more increasing rounds of CA at the beginning, and 2 extra rows before the brim. Also made the brim a little wider to accomodate the increases. Though it took a little number fiddling and trying the hat on a lot to get it right, I’m so pleased with it! Thanks for a great free pattern.

    1. Hi Marilyn, I’m sorry for the delayed answer. CA is orange, and CB is green. So when pattern says with CA, work with the orange (or your choice of main color) and then when it says with CB, change to the next color. Let me know if that helps. :)

    1. I normally use a G for a #3 yarn. However, I cannot say how it will turn out on this pattern in regards to size. You will have to make adjustments.

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