Reversible Sabino Sunrise Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
This hat is named for the beautiful Sabino Canyon sunrises that we have here in Tucson, AZ. Sabino has been one of my favorite places to go since I was little, so it was fitting to make a hat that is inspired by it. When I was going to Flagstaff with my son, this hat was born because it was a chilly 7 degrees when we were scheduled to visit. Since I don’t really own hats, I decided to design one. And, here we have it!
It’s a very simple hat that works a few increased rounds, 6.75” on the body and then the ribbing. However, when I made it, I realized that the wrong side is just as pretty as the right side, so the pom pom is made to be removable so that the hat is reversible. This is a great hat for learning how to crochet a hat and is customizable to whatever size you need. Simply measure as you go and you’ll have the perfect hat!
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2.5” / 65mm pom pom maker
1 - 1.5” / 38 mm button (make sure that the holes are large enough to accommodate your tapestry needle
Measures: Fits 22" head circumference with 2" negative ease / customizable to fit as you need.
Gauge: Using H / 5mm hook 13 stitches x 16 rows in single crochet = 4" x 4" / 10 cm x 10 cm
Pattern is written in US terms
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Stitches / Abbreviations used:
Hbhdc: Herringbone half double crochet - this stitch is always worked in the back loop and third loop of the stitch starting on round 2: Yarn over, insert hook in back loop and third loop of stitch, draw up a loop and pull through stitch and first loop on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook
Sc: Single crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
RS: Right side
St(s): Stitch (es)
WS: Wrong side
Yo: Yarn over
Hat is worked in the round; until working the brim, do not turn work
Ch-2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch
While working in the round, end each round with a slip stitch to the top of the first stitch
For the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch, after round 1, you will always work in the back and third loop (this is what gives the hat the reversible feature)
To customize the fit of the hat: Measure the head of the person that the hat is intended for and subtract 2” / 5cm (this gives a nice, snug fit); then measure the circumference as you complete the increase rounds while you work them and stop increasing when you get to the size needed; proceed to work the body of the hat. For example, my head is 22”, so I stopped increasing when the hat circumference measures 20”.
Determine the circumference needed for your hat and then measure throughout the increase rounds. Stop when you get to your desired circumference and move on to the body of the hat.
Using larger hook, Ch 3
In third ch from hk, work 10 Hbhdc, join with sl st to top of first st, do not turn. Gently pull yarn tail to close up st where 10 Hbhdc were worked.
Ch 2, work 2 Hbhdc (in back loop and third loop here and throughout the pattern) in ea st around, join with sl to top of first st; 20 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in next st; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 30 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 2 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 40 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 3 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 50 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 4 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 60 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 5 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 70 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 6 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 80 Hbhdc
If you need to continue increasing your stitch count to make your hat larger, use the following increase directions:
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 7 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 90 Hbhdc
Ch 2, *2 Hbhdc in next st, 1 Hbhdc in ea of next 8 sts; rep * around, join with sl st to top of first st; 100 Hbhdc
Body of hat
Ch 2, 1 Hbhdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first st
Repeat body round until hat reaches 6.75” / 17.1 cm or your desired length from beginning of body; do not cut yarn.
Ribbing - This makes a 2.5” / 6.4 cm ribbing - if you would like smaller or larger ribbing, simply add or subtract chain amounts.
Use smaller hook with RS facing and continue as if working in the round
Ch 10, in second ch from hook work 1 sc in the back loop and 1 sc in back loop in ea of remaining 8 chs (9 sc total), 1 sl st in back loop and third loop in ea of the next 2 sts, turn
Sk 2 sl sts, work 1 sc in back loop in ea st across, turn (9 sc)
Ch 1, work 1 sc in back loop in next st and remaining 8 sts, 1 sl st in back loop and third loop of next 2 sts, turn (9 sc total)
Repeat rows 2-3 around the hat.
Sl st in last 2 sts (or 1 st if that’s all you have left), repeat row 2
Seam together using your preferred method.
Make pom- This makes a 2.5” / 6.4 cm ribbing - if you would like shorter or longer ribbing, simply add or subtract chain amounts. simply sew pom pom on to the hat.
Have fun with this and please tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj - I'd love to see how your hat!
In the video below, please note that I call the Herringbone Half Double Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet (sorry about that!).
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