Tidal Ridge Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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For my March hat contribution, I have this beautiful hat that I made with the leftover yarn from the Furls Wander Tidal Palette Pack that I used to make the Tidal Ridge Scarf from last week! This hat is available in several different sizes and is quick to make. Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for the Tidal Ridge Hat. And for 24 hours only, get a FREE PDF version of this pattern from my Ravelry shop! I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!

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Tidal Ridge Hat

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Abbreviations:

BL – back loop
ch(s)
– chain(s)
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

15.6 stitches & 12.8 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)

Finished Sizes:

  • 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.
  • The main part of the hat is worked using a size I 5.5mm crochet hook for all sizes. The ribbing for this hat is worked using a size H 5mm crochet hook for all sizes.
  • This hat is worked in the round and is joined at the end of each round. When indicated, you will turn your work after each round so that you are working in the other direction, to keep the stitch pattern of the hat on the outside. A stitch marker comes in handy to help you mark the first stitch of each round, which will help you join at the end of the round.
  • All color changes are made in the last loop of the last stitch of the row/round.

Instructions: 

6-10 Years:

With Color A,

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
Ch 9
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-72: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-72, sc 72 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (72 sts)

Join Color B

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (72 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] into the first sc st, sk the next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (72 sts)
Round 3-5: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color C
Round 6-10: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color D
Round 11-13: Repeat Round 2
Round 14: *1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (64 sts)
Round 15: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (56 sts)

Change to Color E
Round 16: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (40 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (32 sts)
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (16 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (8 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Small:

With Color A,

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
Ch 9
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-76: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-76, sc 76 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (76 sts)

Join Color B

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (76 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] into the first sc st, sk the next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (76 sts)
Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color C
Round 7-12: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color D
Round 13-16: Repeat Round 2
Round 17: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] into the first sc st, sk the next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, work 1 sc into the last st, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (77 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (66 sts)

Change to Color E
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (55 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (44 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (33 sts)
Round 22: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (22 sts)
Round 23: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (11 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Medium:

With Color A,

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
Ch 9
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-80: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-80, sc 80 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (80 sts)

Join Color B

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (80 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] into the first sc st, sk the next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (80 sts)
Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color C
Round 7-12: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color D
Round 13-16: Repeat Round 2
Round 17: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (70 sts)
Round 18: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (60 sts)

Change to Color E
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (50 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (40 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Round 22: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (20 sts)
Round 23: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (10 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

Adult Large:

With Color A,

Ribbing:

Leaving approximately a 12″ long tail, With Size H 5mm Hook,
Ch 9
Row 1:
1 sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each st across, turn. (8 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the BL of the next 6 sts, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3-88: Repeat Row 2
Turn your work so that you are now working into the side of Rows 1-88, sc 88 sts evenly across, join in beginning sc. (88 sts)

Join Color B

Main Hat:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Round 1: Ch 1, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (88 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, [1 sc, 1 hdc] into the first sc st, sk the next st, *[1 sc, 1 hdc] into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * around, join into the beginning sc with a sl st, turn. (88 sts)
Round 3-6: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color C
Round 7-12: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color D
Round 13-18: Repeat Round 2

Change to Color E
Round 19: *1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (77 sts)
Round 20: *1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (66 sts)
Round 21: *1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (55 sts)
Round 22: *1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (44 sts)
Round 23: *1 hdc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (33 sts)
Round 24: *1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around. (22 sts)
Round 25: *1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts; Repeat from * around, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (11 sts)

Finish:

  • Using the yarn tail from the ribbing and yarn needle, sew the ribbing together using the whip stitch method or mattress seam method.
  • Using long tail from the top of the hat and a yarn needle, close up the hole in the center of the hat by weaving the yarn through the front loop of each stitch of the last round. Pull the yarn taught to cinch the center closed and weave yarn around the center to close any gap that may remain.
  • Weave in all remaining ends.

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