I love this Autumn Field Trip hat crochet pattern because it is so easy to make. It’s an excellent hat crochet pattern for the beginner crocheter, and it will work up in just a few hours.
Autumn Field Trip Peak Hat Crochet Pattern
I always feel like hats are one of those things that you can’t have too many of! This hat has great texture and would be perfect for any fall or winter outfit you want to wear.
If you are looking for an easy hat crochet pattern that will keep your head and ears warm during the fall and winter, this is the hat. Plus, the hat is worked in the round, so there is no seaming needed. You don’t even join the rounds, so there isn’t even an appearance of a seam. So, seamless…LOL!
This hat crochet pattern includes instructions for both a child’s hat with modifications for making an adult hat. They are not interchangeable as this is a snug-fitting hat, although the top is slouchy.
That being said, that top is one of my favorite things about this hat design. There are no decreases or increases in the hat pattern, so you’re left with that open end and you stitch it closed, leaving a floppy, fun finish that just makes that slouchy look shine. Plus, it makes the stitching of the hat very easy since there’s no increasing or decreasing to get your hat shape.
What Type of Yarn Should I Use for a Crocheted Hat?
The hat is made with a worsted weight yarn and an I crochet hook. I like to use Knit Picks organic cotton worsted weight yarn, but any worsted weight yarn should work well.
This hat has great texture and would be perfect for any fall or winter outfit you want to wear.
Most hats are made with a worsted weight or bulky weight yarn. They can be made with any yarn you prefer, but a nice thick or chunky yarn looks best and will hold shape for this type of hat best. Below are some options that work well for making hats.
Can I Add a Pom Pom to the Top of This Hat?
You can absolutely add a pom pom to this easy hat. I generally like to make my own pom poms out of matching yarn for the hat, but you can always pick up pre-made pom poms in various textures and colors at a craft store. Handmade or pre-made, pom poms are generally easy to stitch in once the pattern is complete.
This particular design might even look cute with one giant pom pom in the center or two pom poms – one on each side!
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How do You Crochet a Hat for Beginners?
Below you will find a pattern for making the Autumn Field Trip hat. Included are multiple sizing options for your convenience and to make this a perfect hat for sharing with everyone in your family.
Autumn Field Trip Hat Crochet Pattern
The instructions below are written for a toddler/child’s small. Adjustments are made and noted in brackets  for child’s medium/large, adult size small/medium, and adult size large/x-large.
- Approximately 130 [165, 195, 210] yards worsted weight yarn. Knit Picks organic cotton worsted weight yarn used for hats in pictures. OR One strand approximately 130 [165, 195, 210] yards dk weight yarn AND one strand approximately 130 [165, 195, 210 yards sport weight yarn. Alpaca and alpaca silk blend yarns used for multicolor hat in pictures.
Matching weight yarn for one row of accent stitching
Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
In single crochet, 13 stitches and 15 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
- Hat is worked from top down in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless specified.
- Multicolor hat in pictures is created by holding one strand dk and one strand sport weight yarn together.
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
- Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.
- Pattern is written to create a snug fitting hat.
17 in (43.2 cm)
19 in (48.3 cm)
21 in (53.3 cm)
23 in (58.4 cm)
Reverse Single Crochet in Front Loop Only: Working backwards (or to the right), insert hook into front loop of previous stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop by pulling hook through stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook, one stitch completed.
Using one strand worsted weight OR holding one strand dk and one strand sport weight, chain 21 [24, 27, 30].
Two single crochet in second stitch from hook, single crochet in top loop (you will be working in top half of foundation chain) of each foundation chain until next to last stitch in row, 4 single crochet in last stitch, continue to turn foundation chain in your hand and single crochet in remaining unused loops of foundation chain until next to last stitch in row, 2 single crochet in last stitch in row, slip stitch in first single crochet to join round, 44 [50, 56, 62] single crochet total. (This will create an elongated oval which will be the top of the hat.)
Rounds 2 – 34 [36, 37, 38]:
Single crochet in first stitch from previous round and continue for number of rows indicated working in a continuous spiral, do not slip stitch to join.
Round 35 [37, 38, 39] for hat without decorative edging:
Single crochet final round of hat, slip stitch in last stitch of round.
Round 35 [37, 38, 39] for hat with decorative edging:
Reverse single crochet in front loop only (see Special Stitches Section above) in each stitch of previous row, slip stitch last stitch of row to first reverse single crochet stitch. Standard single crochet in back loop of each stitch of previous row, slip stitch in last stitch of round.
Fasten off OR if using accent color, do not fasten off with base color, change yarn to accent color and reverse single crochet in front loop only in each stitch of previous row, slip stitch last stitch of row to first reverse single crochet stitch. Fasten off accent color.
With base color, standard single crochet in back loop of each stitch of previous row, slip stitch in last stitch of round.
Turn hat inside out for peak seaming.
Fold both top ends of hat together. Without leaving space between points, sew ends together at points
Weave in ends.
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