Aubrey’s Pom Pom Hat

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Every year I make hats for one of my co-worker’s beautiful little granddaughters.

This year they wanted the same hats, but different colors, to match their winter coats.

She also asked for matching cowls, the pattern is available here.

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Sizes

  • 0-3 Months: Fits 14” circumference, 5.5” height
  • 3-6 Months: Fits 16” circumference, 5.75” height
  • 6-12 Months: Fits 18” circumference, 7.25” height
  • 1-3 Years: Fits 19” circumference, 7.5” height
  • 3-10 Years Fits 20” circumference, 8” height

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdcblo – half double crochet in the back loop only
  • fhdc – foundation half double crochet (optional)

Gauge

14 st = 4”/10 cm

10.5 rows of hdcblo = 4”/10 cm

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For the hats shown I changed color ever 3 rows, alternating from white, to pink, to white, to purple. Feel free to use any striping pattern you like.

0-3 Months: Fits 14” circumference, 5.5” height

leave a long tail, start with a slip knot and ch 28,

  • or you could fhdc 27, and proceed to row 2

row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (27 st)

row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in each st across (27 st)

row 3 – 31: repeat row 2

  • At this point your hat should be 12” (31 cm) wide. Adjust the numbers of row you have done if it is to short of long.

3-6 Months: Fits 16” circumference, 5.75” height

leave a long tail, start with a slip knot and ch 29,

  • or you could fhdc 28, and proceed to row 2

row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (28 st)

row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in each st across (28 st)

row 3 – 36: repeat row 2

  • At this point your hat should be 14” (36 cm) wide. Adjust the numbers of row you have done if it is to short of long.

6-12 Months: Fits 18” circumference, 7.25” height

leave a long tail, start with a slip knot and ch 34,

  • or you could fhdc 33, and proceed to row 2

row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (33 st)

row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in each st across (33 st)

row 3 – 41: repeat row 2

  • At this point your hat should be 16” (41 cm) wide. Adjust the numbers of row you have done if it is to short of long.

1-3 Years: Fits 19” circumference, 7.5” height

leave a long tail, start with a slip knot and ch 36,

  • or you could fhdc 35, and proceed to row 2

row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (35 st)

row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in each st across (35 st)

row 3 – 44: repeat row 2

  • At this point your hat should be 17” (43 cm) wide. Adjust the numbers of row you have done if it is to short of long.

3-10 Years Fits 20” circumference, 8” height

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leave a long tail, start with a slip knot and ch 37,

  • or you could fhdc 36, and proceed to row 2

row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (36 st)

row 2: ch 1, turn, hdcblo in each st across (36 st)

row 3 – 47: repeat row 2

  • At this point your hat should be 18” (46 cm) wide. Adjust the numbers of row you have done if it is to short of long.

How to make a pom-pom by hand

Start by wrapping the yarn around your hand a total of 100 times (so 50 times if you are using 2 colors).

Slide the yarn off your hand and tie it tightly in the middle.

Cut the yarn loops and sculpt your pom-pom.

Assembly

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Start by sewing the ends of the hat together.

With the seam in the center, sew the top closed.

Turn the hat right side out, and attach the pom-poms.

Fold up the brim about 1.5” (4 cm) and tack it down if you like.