Rainbow Dreams Sack Hat – Free Crochet Pattern in Several Sizes

I am so excited to be participating in the Christmas in July Crochet Along! If you don’t know anything about this Crochet Along, you can find more information in the Introduction post by Marie at Underground Crafter. This week’s theme is baby, kids and teens. I designed this adorable, quick and easy Rainbow Dreams Sack Hat using the gorgeous Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn. It is soft and cozy and makes a perfect gift. This pattern is available in 8 different sizes ranging from Preemie to 3-5 years. I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy Crocheting!

If you like sack hats, you can see my other 2 sack hat patterns here and here!

This post contains affiliate links. I do receive a commission if you make a purchase through my link(s), which helps support my blog and allows me to bring you more great posts!

Rainbow Dreams Sack Hat - Free Crochet Pattern in 8 Sizes from Preemie to 3-5 Years | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Rainbow Dreams Sack Hat

Add to Ravelry Queue and Favorites

Purchase PDF on Ravelry
Purchase PDF on Etsy

Materials:

*affiliate link

Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch
– chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

19 stitches & 8.5 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Sizes:

Preemie – Fits 11″ head size
Newborn
– Fits 12″ head size
0-3 months – Fits 13″ head size
3-6 months– Fits 14″ head size
6-12 months – Fits 15″ head size
12-24 months – Fits 15.5″ head size
1-3 years – Fits 16″ head size
3-5 years – Fits 18″ 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 pattern is worked flat and then seamed at two ends to form the sack hat.
  • A pom-pom maker is not required for this project. You can use other methods to create a pom-pom.

Instructions:

Preemie

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 7
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (6 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (6 sts)
Row 3-42: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-42, sc 42 sts evenly across, turn. (42 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (42 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (42 sts)
Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

Newborn

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 8
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (7 sts)
Row 3-48: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-48, sc 48 sts evenly across, turn. (48 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (48 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (48 sts)
Row 3-7: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

0-3 Months

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 8
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (7 sts)
Row 3-51: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-51, sc 51 sts evenly across, turn. (51 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (51 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (51 sts)
Row 3-8: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

3-6 Months

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 9
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-54: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-54, sc 54 sts evenly across, turn. (54 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (54 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (54 sts)
Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

6-12 Months

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 9
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-57: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-57, sc 57 sts evenly across, turn. (57 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (57 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (57 sts)
Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

12-24 Months

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 9
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-60: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-60, sc 60 sts evenly across, turn. (60 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (60 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (60 sts)
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

1-3 Years

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 9
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-63: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-63, sc 63 sts evenly across, turn. (63 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (63 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (63 sts)
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

3-5 Years

Ribbing:

Leaving a 12″ long tail, Ch 10
Row 1:
 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (9 sts)
Row 3-69: Repeat Row 2

Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-69, sc 69 sts evenly across, turn. (69 sts)

You will now be working on the main part of the hat.

Row 1: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st; Repeat across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 sc into last st, turn. (69 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into the first st, *sk the next 2 sts, [1 sc, 2 dc] into the next st, Repeat from * across until there are 2 sts remaining, sk the next st, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn. (69 sts)
Row 3-11: Repeat Row 2

Finish:

  • After the last row, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
  • Turn your work inside out. Bring the ends together so that the beginning of the rows meets the ends of the rows.
  • Using the first yarn tail and a yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the side of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using the last yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch or mattress seam the top of the hat closed. Fasten off.
  • Using a large pom pom maker (or your favorite pom pom-making method), make 2 large pom poms and sew them on to the top of the hat, one in each corner.
  • Weave all ends.

 

 

Terms of Use:

Free patterns found on this site can be used to make finished items for the following purposes:

  • For personal use
  • As gifts for friends/family
  • For charity donations
  • For sale online
  • For sale at craft fairs, outdoor markets, etc.

When using the free patterns found on this site, please be aware of the following:

  • You are allowed sell finished items from the patterns found here. However, you may NOT, under any circumstances, use the photos found on this site for selling your items. If you are going to sell online, you should make your own items and photograph them to represent your own work.
  • You may NOT copy and paste the pattern onto your own blog, Facebook, or anywhere else. If you would like to share a pattern, simply share the link to the page instead. You are welcome to copy and paste a pattern into a document for printing or saving for personal use only.
  • You may NOT use the free patterns found on this site as teaching material and/or for online classes without expressed written consent from the designer/owner of this page.
  • You may NOT use the free patterns found on this site to create video tutorials on YouTube or any other video platform, site, or blog.
  • You may NOT post a translation of the patterns found on this site anywhere without expressed written consent from the designer/owner of this page.
  • You may NOT create PDFs of the patterns found on this site, altered or in its original form, for intent to distribute to others or post on illegal pattern sharing sites. The revenue earned by ad traffic to this site is what allows for free patterns to be written and published. Without people visiting this site to view the patterns, there will be no traffic which means, no more free patterns.
  • You may NOT copy any of the free patterns on this site, in part or as a whole, and claim them as your own pattern.
  • You may NOT resell the free patterns found on this site, altered or in its original form.
    If you have any questions regarding the terms of use of this page, please contact the designer/site owner.

 

Similar Posts

7 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.