I have been trying to come up with something unique, beautiful, and fun for my 3 nieces. Just as I was starting to panic, the idea of this texturized double pom pom beanie came to mind.
Since you will be using a mix of the front post double crochet and the crossover double crochet, this hat is really stretchy! Although it is designed just for children, it fits the sizes preschooler-teen! So if you have any doubt in your mind of what to make for someone you love, this hat is a quick, fun, and safe direction to go.
Child Size Pom Pom Beanie Crochet Pattern
I/9- 5.5 mm crochet hook
Medium weight yarn
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
FPSC – Front post Single Crochet
Check out the tutorials above if you are unsure of a stitch!
Row 1: FSC 26.
Row 2: CH 1, HDC into same stitch and next 24 stitches. 2 HDC into next stitch. Work on the other side of FSC. HDC in next 24 stitches. HDC into starting stitch, Join to first HDC. (52)
Row 3: CH 1, *FPDC into each of the next two stitches. Crossover DC. repeat from * around. Join to first FPDC. (52)
Repeat Row 3 fifteen-seventeen more times or until the hat is at least 7 inches tall. After making three of them… I think they are best at 7.5 inches tall.
CH 1, HDC into same stitch and each stitch around. Join to first HDC. CH 1, FPSC into each stitch around. join to first FPSC
Make two pom poms using the secure pom pom tutorial. Attach the pom poms well to the top corners of the hat. I wrapped my yarn 180 times for each pom pom.
Love this hat – it’s bright, fresh and fun!
thank you for the pattern, it does look fast and easy…but…
What do you mean, on row 2, by working on other side of FSC? I thought we already finished this row :D…I am terribly confused 🙁 – should I turn my work and make another row but it will still be considered row2 ?
Also, 26 FSC seems very very little…not even good for a preemie, and I used 5mm crochet and yarn…will use bigger but I doubt it can change this fast into something a child can wear…heeeeeeeeeelp! 🙂
I used a 5.5 mm crochet hook. And with row 2, you will end up turning your work and working into the other side of the stitches from the row 1 (fsc). And, you will see after you continue that the hat will be plenty large enough and it will have an amazing stretch! 😀
Also, just in case this helps, after the fsc of round 1.. you will be working in circles around the entire fsc.
I’m very confused on row 2 when you say “work on other side of fsc”, sorry you lost me
You are starting from the top of the hat working down. You will start with a straight line using the FSC. With the second row you will be working on one side of that FSC then turning the piece and continuing around the FSC.. turning it into a circle instead of a straight line. Hope that helps.
Working back loop only until the end of the row and then continuing around in the front loops of the same stitches :3
I too find that this hat is a lot smaller than expected. I had no trouble with the pattern and am using the recommended hook/yarn sizes but the hat is snug on my 18 month old and it was intended for my 5 year old :S
Brianna J Lawrence says
Once you get to the end continue like its a circle until you crochet to the first
I expect I’m being really stupid here :/ I figured out the first part (after a lot of pondering that we start the work at the top of the hat – that’s right, yeah……?!) but cannot for the life of me, work out where to place the stitches to achieve the same pattern you have. Is there any chance of a video tut for this please, as I’m really keen to make this hat, and would love to be puppy walked through this (probably very simple, doh!) step. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern 🙂
Erangi Udeshika says
Thank you for the pattern. It’s very cute.
I love this pattern, but I, too am having problems. I am not very adept at pattern reading, and row 2 also confused me where it says to work in the other side of FSC… I struggled and struggled, but finally figured out what I was supposed to do. However, row 3 has me perplexed. I am familiar with FPDC but have never seen the Cross Over double crochet, so I followed your link and found how to do the stitch. one of my problems is that I cannot make my work look like yours. I did the 2 FPDC, then couldn’t figure which stitch I am supposed to finish the cross over DC… is it in the same space that the FPDC comes around the post. And then for the next set of FPDC, which space do I begin the crdc…. is it the same space that the first stitch of the crdc is in? And when counting, does the crdc count as 1 stitch or 2? When I completed down the first side, it looked like there were too many stitches, so I pulled it out and tried again. The second time, I did not begin or end anything in the same spaces… this time, it looked like there were holes in it…. so I pulled it out again. Now I have no idea what I am supposed to do. Also, when I get to the end and go around to the other side, I have spaces in the end.. what will be down one side. Also, the FPDC should give the look of a cable, but when I look at it, it seems to be just the opposite… am I working it inside out? I am not sure how I did that.
At this point, I am right in line with Liz…. can you PLEASE make a video showing us how to do this pattern?
Thank you and I REALLY love the pattern or I would just give up on it.
Maybe you ladies could practice the stitches on a flat piece before making this hat. I wish I could make a video for you but I do not have the proper supplies to do so.
What yarn did u use for the speckle colored pink? I LOVE IT!!!
I don’t have the label anymore or I would check, but it was from Hobby Lobby. I hope you can find it!
Jennifer Irving says
Is there anyway you can help with the numbers to convert to an adult hat? I love this.
I would either add 4 stitches to the starting stitch count- or use a size larger hook. 🙂
Jennifer Irving says
Thanks Corina. 🙂 I love these types of hats….and mean people don’t make them for us looney adults. 🙂
I have had a few requests for them for adults since making these.. and lots of baby ones. I eventually will be writing out more sizes… it’s just always hard to decided what will be next on the hook. I just can’t crochet fast enough lol.
Cute hat, how about stitch counts/pattern adaptations for a newborn…0-3 month?
You could try reducing the starting foundation SC my 8 stitches. I wouldn’t know for sure unless I made it first and could take measurements.
I want to make this lovely hat for my 6 month old grand-daughter, would I need to reduce 4 stitches from starting stitch count?
That is what I would try, and/or maybe go down a hook size. I wouldn’t know for sure without making one first though.
A Dahl says
Your hat pictures are adorable. I am on my 3rd one. But each one has come out different in stitch count. I end up with 54 or 56… not sure what I am doing wrong and then the pattern doesn’t come out even on both sides of the hat… the stitches don’t line up on each side of the hat… the front post DC lines up with the other 2 stitches stated. Looks better if they line up with eachother on each side of the hat as going around if you see what i am saying. So I tried to adjust the pattern to make it work on my own and think by the 3rd hat I got it figured out but should of wrote it down as I went along. Or could you take pictures and post them of at least the 1st 3 rounds of the hat so I can see what I might be missing or doing wrong? It is actually on the ends of the 1st row (chain row) working on the 2nd round that gets my stitch count messed up and pattern not correspnd with eachother on each side of the hat working around the chain row… I think it’s the ends of the beginning chain working to the end of the chain and starting to work on the other side of the chain row going back to beginning what it should end up to be is where the stitch count gets mixed up. Even though my hat turned out ok, it bugs me that I may not have it right.
Just make sure you are not skipping any stitches after making the cross over DC… and also not crocheting twice into the same stitch. That first row that you are working the cross over and front posts… you have to pay close attention to where you are putting your hook.
Louise Oake says
Could I ch 52 and still do the pattern. I am confused with row 2. Love the hat but don’t think I can do it with this pattern. I would appreciate any help you can give me…Thank you Louise
yes you could chain instead of the foundation SC. But you may want to make a row of SC after.
on row 2 where do i do the next 24 sts at? I got the ch 1 and hdc in same st but where do the next 24 go? do i turn and put them in where i just came from?
You will be working down the other side of the FSC 🙂
Love the hats! I’m just beginning mine and am having math problems. I have 26 stitches on both sides of my FSC, so I’m starting out with 52 before adding two stitches on row 2. Please point out what I’m doing wrong. And don’t be scared to make me look stupid. I really want to make one of your hats.
Ok. My head is spinning. I thought there was a flaw… but the more I think about it the more I realize what the problem is. You should already have 52 if you count both sizes of the FSC. Which is why you will have to put two stitches on both ends… to make it even on my sides. Does that make sense? Because if you only put one stitch on both ends of the FSC then you would be short 2 stitches on one side.. since you wrap around it, you need two on the ends to make it even on both sides. Am I confusing? lol
Can you think of another way to put it? I’m not on the same page. Should there not be 26 stitches on each side of my fsc, or at the end of row two, will I have 54 stitches total?
There should be 26 on both sides. But 26+ 26= 52 🙂
Ok…i have the count straight now. But I’m still confused about adding two in row 2. I end up with 54 stitches, which messes up the pattern.
You add two in each of the end stitches.. since you will need one for each side.
Love this pattern! Can you tell me the finished dimension for this? I’m looking for a toddler pattern and have found others but they end up very small.
I made this child size for my at the time 3 year old. She is 4 and it still fits… and can actually stretch to fit me pretty good too. I havent tried it on a 2 year old but my guess is it would fit them too. The way the brim of it is made, and the shape, yarn, hook size.. it makes it have a fantastic stretch- which is perfect for many shapes and sized heads.
Thank you! I’m really looking forward to making this hat, its so cute and unique 😀
I compare this hat to the Sisterhood of the traveling pants because it seems to fit every size comfortably! I love this pattern, thank you so much for it!!!
Shannon Derrick says
Thank you so much for adding the comment: you work in a circle and starting from top down. It really cleared things up. For others struggling with the idea, think of making a sock monkey mouth for the hats. How you work in a circle. Except when it comes to the ends of the FSC, make sure you follow instruction and don’t make it flat. Hope that clears it up
Luisa Espinosa says
How do I get 52 hdc out of 26 fsc? What do you mean by work on other side of fsc?
You will turn the piece and work the other side of the FSC. Have you ever made monkey hats? Its a lot like how you make the monkey mouth. You are working from the top of the hat, down towards the bottom of the hat. The first couple rounds are just making the seam that is at the very top of the hat.
Luisa Espinosa says
I read instructions. But when I work on other side of fsc I wind up with 26 on top of 26. Joining will give me an itty bitty circle.
I’m so lost!!! Could you please do tutorial for row 2….26 just doesn’t seem like enough and don’t understand “work on other side of fsc” and how you get 52! Plz help!!really frustrated : (
Once you make the foundation single crochet (fsc), and you HDC into each FSC, with 2 on the last FSC, you will turn the piece, working around it, into the bottom of the FSC.
Originally you are crocheting into the top of the FSC, but when you “work the other side” you are crocheting into the bottom of the FSC.
It is confusing where it says to work on the other side of the FSC like do you keep going around instead of chaining and turning? And also doesn’t say where to colour change.
Yes, you just keep going around. Each hat I made, I did stripes different, you don’t HAVE to change colors unless you want to.
Tracy Murray says
Hi there! Just found this pattern and have it started..i have my 52 stitches, i join, chain 1, then i fpdc in the next 2 stitches, but that is as far as I get. Im not sure how to do the crossover. Ive done a version of crossover before but its usually with regular dcs, not fpdcs and the pattern usually says to skip a stitch in between each section, then when u crossover, you just go into the skipped stitch. Soo, im not sure where to put this crossover stitch? its just a regular dc from what i read but where do i insert my hook? Around the post? Very confused, even after following your link because the link shows a skipped stitch in between also? Ive gone to youtube and all i find is regular dcs with crossover and skipped stitches, nothing with front post dcs? So basically, where do i insert my hook for the crossover stitch? Hope i made sense! lol Thanks so much!
Tracy Oliver says
Would rather make a chain rather than a fsc so how many would I chain for the hat