Heavenly Herringbone hat – Free Crochet Pattern. Dazzle your way through Winter with a warm and cozy crochet hat designed to keep you extra snug and fashionable. The interesting herringbone single crochet stitch works up thick and squishy. Add a strand of lace mohair for a fuzzy halo. Two brim options are included, plus a video tutorial. The pattern includes sizing from baby to adult. Scroll down for the FREE crochet pattern.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw
I love crocheting new interesting stitches and playing with new textures in different designs. The Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch is an addicting and beautiful stitch that has quickly become one of my favourites. This crochet stitch works up surprisingly thick and cozy, making it the perfect stitch for a warm winter hat.
Swish Worsted Weight yarn from WeCrochet combined with herringbone single crochet stitch creates a soft, squishy, thick hat. For some of my Heavenly Herringbone hats, I added a strand of Aloft a lace weight mohair yarn for extra warmth and a fuzzy halo. The diagonal effect of the crochet stitches creates a modern and eye-catching pattern. The reverse side of this stitch is a bit tricky to get the hang of, so watch the tutorial on YouTube for detailed instructions on how to crochet the herringbone Single Crochet stitch.
Top Tips for the Herringbone Single Crochet stitch
- The herringbone single crochet stitch will work up thick and dense. The starting chain should be crocheted fairly tight, not too tight that you can’t work into the back hump, but you don’t want it loose or the edge will look distorted.
- It’s important to tug on the stitches and keep them loose, otherwise, it will be difficult to work through the bar of the stitch.
- When working the reverse herringbone single crochet stitch make sure to keep the working yarn to the front of your work. Make sure to go from back to front under the stitch, keeping the stitch loose by tugging all three loops on the hook to the same height.
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Heavenly Herringbone Hat Construction
The Heavenly Herringbone hat is worked from the side across then slip stitched to join. The band is then worked in rows and joined as you go to the base of the hat. The top of the crochet hat is decreased and then gathered to close the top of the hat. A Step by step video tutorial is provided on YouTube to walk you through these steps.
Hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet: Insert hook through the vertical bar of the previous single crochet stitch, insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, YO (yarn over) and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Reverse sc: Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert the crochet hook into the first stitch from the back to the front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through both loops on the hook.
Reverse Hbsc: Bring the working yarn towards the front of your work, insert hook through the last vertical bar on the WS of work from right to left, insert the hook into the next stitch from back to front (working in reverse), YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on the hook.
You can purchase the Ad-Free Heavenly Herringbone Hat PDF on WeCrochet, Ravelry or Etsy Digital Interactive pattern on Ribblr.
100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 110yds/50g
Shown in Frosting, Wonderland, Squirrel and Dove Heather
2 ( 2, 3, 3, 3) balls/150 (190, 220, 255, 275) yards
Optional: 1 ball of Aloft Lace weight Mohair all sizes
My Favourite WeCrochet Yarn Subs
#4 yarn, 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon
#4 yarn, 80% Acrylic 20% Superwash Wool
#4 yarn, 100% Premium Acrylic
A few Box Store options you can also check out yarnsub.com
Bernat Premium (Walmart)
Loops & Threads Impeccable (Michaels)
Crochet Hook Requirements:
4.5mm/G+-7 & 5mm/H-8 Mosaic Crochet Hook (or hook needed to obtain gauge)
Herringbone Pattern: 9.5 sts and 6.5 rows = 2″ in hbsc
Band: 10 sts and 10 rows = 2″ in sc blo
blo – Back Loop Only, ch – Chain, hbsc – Herringbone Single Crochet, rep – Repeat, RS- Right Side, sc – Single Crochet, , sl – Slip, sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es), WS – Wrong Side
Heavenly Herringbone Hat Crochet Tutorial on YouTube
Watch How to crochet a herringbone single crochet hat on YouTube
Crochet Hat Free Pattern – Heavenly Herringbone Hat
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Baby (Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult)
The body of the hat is worked in rows from the side across. The starting chain is the height of the hat. For a fuzzy thick hat add 1 strand of Aloft lace weight mohair.
Row 1 (RS):
With larger hook, ch 27 (31, 33, 35, 37), 1 sc in the back leg of the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hbsc in each ch across, turn—26 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
Row 2 (WS):
Ch 1 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), 1 reverse sc in first st, 1 reverse hbsc in each st across, turn—26 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, 1 hbsc in each st across, turn—26 (30, 32, 34, 36) sts.
Rows 4 – 49 (53, 57, 59, 63): Rep row 2 & 3.
Rectangle should measure
5.5 (6.25, 6.75, 7, 7.5)” x 15.5 (17, 18.25, 19, 20)”
Fold the rectangular panel with RS facing. Sl st through each st across joining the panel. Flip so that the RS is facing outward. Change to smaller hook and ch 1, work 68 (74, 80, 84, 88) sc evenly around the hat, sl st in first sc to join.
Two options are given for the hat band.
Option #1 is a ribbed folded band. Or option #2 is a simple single crochet in the blo only band.
Option #1 – Folded Band
The band is worked in rows and joined as you go to the base of the hat with smaller hook.
Ch 15 (17, 19, 19, 21).
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first st at the body edge, sl st in next 2 sts (Body edge), turn—14 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts.
Sk sl sts, sc in the blo of each st across, turn—14 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts.
Ch 1, sc in the blo of each st across, sl st in next 2 sts (body edge), turn—14 (16, 18, 18, 20) sts.
Rows 4-68 (74, 80, 84, 88): Repeat Rows 2-3, ending after completion of Row 2 repeat. To join the band, sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Option #2 – Simple band
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in the blo of each st around, sl st in the first sc to join—68 (74, 80, 84, 88) sts.
Rows 2 – 5 (5, 5, 6, 6): Rep row 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Once you have completed the band with RS facing and larger hook join yarn to the top opening of the hat at the seam.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in every other row around the hat, 25 (27, 29, 30, 32) sts, sl st in the first sc to join—25 (27, 29, 30, 32) sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.
With yarn needle weave the yarn tail through every other st around. Pull hat tight. Continue to weave yarn around the hat making sure the opening is fully closed. Weave the yarn in opposite direction to secure. Trim the tail and weave in all ends.
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