Northern Lights Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to the 2022 Hat of the Month CAL!

For my March hat contribution, I have a beautiful lacy hat made with Furls Wander Acrylic yarn that matches my Northern Lights Scarf pattern from last week! Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for the Northern Lights Hat. And for a limited time only, get a FREE PDF version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

Rhondda and I are so excited to continue hosting the Hat of the Month CAL in 2022. We will each have a new free hat pattern on our blogs each month, for 12 months! Plus, we will have 11 amazing designers that will be joining us this year. If you want to know more about the Hat of the Month CAL, including the schedule, please visit this intro post.

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Make sure to visit the other Hat posts from this month’s CAL: 

Click here to see Rhondda’s March Pattern: 2022 Lucky Green Slouch Hat Pattern

Click here to see the Chip Off the Old Block Slouchy Crochet Hat Pattern by Underground Crafter


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Northern Lights Hat

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
[] – indicates instructions to be worked in one stitch
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

16 stitches & 7.2 rows = 4″ (in pattern st)

Finished Size:

  • 3-5 Years – Fits 20″ head size
  • 6-10 Years – Fits 21″ head size
  • Adult Small – Fits 22″ head size
  • Adult Medium – Fits 23″ head size
  • Adult Large – Fits 24″ head size

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This hat is worked in the round and is joined at the end of each round.
  • All color changes are made in the last yarn over of the last stitch of the round.

Instructions:

3-5 Years:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1:
Work 9 hdc into the magic circle, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2:
Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)
Change to Color B
Round 9: Ch 3, sk the next st, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (73 sts)
Round 10: Ch 3, sk the first dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (73 sts)
Change to Color C
Rounds 11-13: Repeat Round 10
Change to Color D
Rounds 14-16: Repeat Round 10
Round 17: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around, join into the beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off. (73 sts)

Finish:

  • Weave all ends.

6-10 Years:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1:
Work 9 hdc into the magic circle, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2:
Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, 2 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 23 sts, [2 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc into each of the next 23 sts] twice; join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (75 sts)
Change to Color B
Round 10: Ch 3, sk the next st, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (76 sts)
Round 11: Ch 3, sk the first dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (76 sts)
Change to Color C
Rounds 12-14: Repeat Round 10
Change to Color D
Rounds 15-17: Repeat Round 10
Round 18: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around, join into the beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off. (76 sts)

Finish:

  • Weave all ends.

Adult Small:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1:
Work 9 hdc into the magic circle, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2:
Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (81 sts)
Change to Color B
Round 10: Ch 3, sk the next st, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (82 sts)
Round 11: Ch 3, sk the first dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (82 sts)
Change to Color C
Rounds 12-14: Repeat Round 10
Change to Color D
Rounds 15-18: Repeat Round 10
Round 19: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around, join into the beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off. (82 sts)

Finish:

  • Weave all ends.

Adult Medium:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1:
Work 9 hdc into the magic circle, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2:
Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (81 sts)
Round 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 26 sts, [2 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc into each of the next 26 sts] twice; join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (84 sts)
Change to Color B
Round 11: Ch 3, sk the next st, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (85 sts)
Round 12: Ch 3, sk the first dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (85 sts)
Change to Color C
Rounds 13-15: Repeat Round 10
Change to Color D
Rounds 16-18: Repeat Round 10
Round 19: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around, join into the beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off. (85 sts)

Finish:

  • Weave all ends.

Adult Large:

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1:
Work 9 hdc into the magic circle, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (9 sts)
Round 2:
Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (18 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *1 hdc into the next st, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (27 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (36 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (45 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (54 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (63 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (72 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (81 sts)
Round 10: Ch 1, *1 hdc into each of the next 8 sts, 2 hdc into the next st; Repeat from * around, join in the beginning hdc with a sl st. (90 sts)
Change to Color B
Round 11: Ch 3, sk the next st, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (91 sts)
Round 12: Ch 3, sk the first dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] into the next ch-sp; Repeat from * around, join into the top of the beginning ch-3. (91 sts)
Change to Color C
Rounds 13-16: Repeat Round 10
Change to Color D
Rounds 17-20: Repeat Round 10
Round 21: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st around, join into the beginning hdc with a sl st, fasten off. (85 sts)

Finish:

  • Weave all ends.


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