Hat season is in full force. And crocheted hats are some of the hottest hats around right now - in stores, on celebrities, and everywhere you go! One of the best things about hats is that they're typically a one skein project, made in just an evening. It's a great way to try a new yarn, use up a bit of stash, or indulge in something a little more luxurious. On that note, here are 10 free patterns for one skein crochet hats for women - each of which uses 180 yards of yarn or less!
UPDATE 10/26/15: Before we get started, if you are looking for the brown hat with a tan brim and flower, that hat is only available on Amazon (click here) - it was never part of this collection of free hat patterns. Someone (I don't know who) uploaded that hat photo with a link to this article to Pinterest, and now many people are coming here for a pattern I never had, and cannot provide. If you have pinned that hat, please delete the pin, and feel free to pin one of these with this link!
10 One Skein Crochet Hats for Women
- Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold, on Rheatheylia: (150 yds) I've made this hat myself, but here's one my friend callisto9 on Ravelry made - and paired with the Artfully Simply Infinity Scarf! So gorgeous, a perfect yarn choice!
- Super Slouch Hat by Danyel Pink, on Raverly: (150 yds) I love the texture of the hdc sts in this hat, and I really love how she uses different hook sizes to great effect! A great hat for beginners, though I think I'll make one too!
- Spring Spirals Beanie by Tasha Wells, a Ravelry download: (120 yds) Great for smaller skeins, this pattern shows of both the yarn and the great look you can get simply crocheting in the back loop only! Another perfect hat for beginners!
- Midwinter by DROPS Design: (162 yds) With Super Bulky yarn you can make this hat in no time! This pattern is written a little differently than most crochet patterns, with less explicit instructions, but it's actually a pretty simple hat so don't be afraid to give it a try!
Fold Over Hat by Carrissa Knox, on Penelope Rae: (145 yds) I wanted to feature this hat because it can go from fashion to forest in a snap! I love the look when it's all folded up, and as Midwesterner I know the importance of leaving as little exposed as possible when the worst weather hits. Instructions for an optional brim included! UPDATE: This hat is no longer offered for free, but is available for purchase on Ravelry.
- Easy Sideways Hat by Lion Brand Yarn: (147 yds) This one is hailed as the perfect first hat for crocheters - worked flat and then seamed, it stretches to fit just about everybody!
- Triton's Thinking Cap by Kelly McClure, a Ravelry download: (150 yds) This looks so warm and cozy! Instructions are included to make it with a variety of yarn weights too. I just want to curl up in this hat.
- Backloop Visor Beanie by Erica Jackofsky, via the Internet Archive: (138 yds) I love the profile of this hat! The brim is understated and the back curl adds a lot of interest.
- Slouchy Peaked Hat by Bernat Design Studio, on Yarnspirations: (108 yds) Oh hey, are those crossed stitches I spy? There's lots of texture and interest in this hat. The big brim and slouch combine two very "now" looks too!
- Cables and Lace Broomstick Hat by Kristin Omdahl, free ebook from Crochet Me: (168 yds) This is just gorgeous, and the little pockets of air should be surprisingly warm! Uses both broomstick lace and crochet cabling, so lots to keep you interested here. Note though that lots of people have had to go way up in hook size, so be sure to check your gauge!
Have you made any hats yet this year? What about for yourself - don't forget your own head! If you're lucky enough to get a great skein of yarn in your stocking, don't fret about what to make with just one skein - make yourself a gorgeous hat! Is there a hat pattern you've been wanting to try? Share it in the comments!