The Medley Crochet hat can be worked in 4 different sizes: 16”, 20”, 24” around!

This design begins in joined rounds of crochet from the top down, using the bobble stitch to create a beautiful look and texture.

Don’t worry, if you’ve never worked the bobble stitch we have a video to help you along the way.

The Medley Crochet hat is named for the yarn it was first created with (Red Heart Yarns Medley), which has since been discontinued. 

Why are all great yarns discontinued?

This pattern includes a link to yarns you can substitute Medley with, so that you can use another yarn that you love to create the same great look.

The brim in the front is a cute bit of decoration, and a great way to anchor the ties on either end, which helps to balance this style farther down your forehead if you’re going for an oversized slouchy look. 

The ties are added last, and you can opt to leave them off by ignoring the long chains to create them (if you want). 

Finally, you can add tassels or pom poms to the ends of your ties, and a pom pom to the top of your hat, to give this chunky hat a finished look.

It’s a great pattern because:

  • Hats are quick and easy projects to work up – especially with bulky yarn!
  • Chunky  hats are great projects for winter and cooler months!
  • This project is perfect for lots of different head sizes (16” – 24”), whether you’re looking for a fitted or oversized style.
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, bobble stitches, slip stitches, Front Loops Only, Back Loops Only, finishing techniques & more!
The Medley Crochet hat can be worked in 4 different sizes: 16”, 20”, 24” around!

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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).

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YARN

Red Heart Medley, Bulky #6 yarn (100% acrylic; 98 yds/90 m per 4 oz/113 g skein): 

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS 

  • US Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.
  • 2” pompom maker 
  • Yarn Needle

GAUGE

  • 4 Bobbles = 4”
  • 5 pattern rows = 4”

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Measurements of hat, not including Brim.

  • 16” around x 6.75” tall
  • 20” around x 7.25” tall
  • 24” around x 8” tall

STITCH KEY

SPECIALTY STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

  • Adjustable Loop
  • Bobble = [yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook.
  • FLO (Front Loop Only)
  • BLO (Back Loop Only)

NOTES

  • Pattern worked from top down in three parts: Hat (joined rounds) Brim (rows), Border & Ties (joined round)
  • For best fit, measure around at forehead, follow size with closest circumference. Hat can be fitted or oversized, as desired.

INSTRUCTIONS (All Sizes)

Round 1 (Right Side): Form adjustable loop, Ch 2 (not a St, here and throughout), [Bobble, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 6 24 Sts; Bobbles + 6 Ch-3 spaces

Round 2: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 48 Sts; 12 Bobbles + 12 Ch-3 spaces

Continue with instructions for desired size.

16”

Round 3: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, Bobble in next 2 Ch-3 spaces, Ch 3] 4 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 64 Sts; 16 Bobbles + 16 Ch-3 spaces

Round 4: Ch 2, [Bobble in next Ch-3 space, Ch 3] 16 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 64 Sts; 16 Bobbles + 16 Ch-3 spaces

Repeat round 4 until 8 rounds complete.

Round 9: Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 3 Sc in each Ch-3 space around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 48 Sc

Do not fasten off, continue on to Brim.

20”

Round 3: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, Bobble in next ch-3 space, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 72 Sts; 18 Bobbles + 18 Ch-3 spaces

Round 4: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, (Bobble, Ch 3) in next 5 Ch-3 spaces] 3 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 84 Sts; 21 Bobbles + 21 Ch-3 spaces

Round 5: Ch 2, [Bobble in next Ch-3 space, Ch 3] 21 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 84 Sts; 21 Bobbles + 21 Ch-3 spaces

Repeat round 5 until 9 rounds complete.

Round 10: Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 3 Sc in each Ch-3 space around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 63 Sc

Do not fasten off, continue on to Brim.

24”

Round 3: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3, Bobble in next ch-3 space, Ch 3] 6 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 72 Sts; 18 Bobbles + 18 Ch-3 spaces

Round 4: Ch 2, [(Bobble, Ch 3, Bobble) in Ch-3 space, Ch 3 (Bobble, Ch 3) in next 2 Ch-3 spaces] 6 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 96 Sts; 24 Bobbles + 24 Ch-3 spaces

Round 5: Ch 2, [Bobble in next Ch-3 space, Ch 3] 24 times, Sl St into top of first Bobble to join – 96 Sts; 24 Bobbles + 24 Ch-3 spaces

Repeat round 5 until 10 rounds complete.

Round 11: Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), work 3 Sc in each Ch-3 space around, Sl St into top of first St to join – 72 Sc

Do not fasten off, continue on to Brim.

Brim: 16 (20, 24)” 

Row 1: Ch 1 (not a St, here and throughout), Sc in next 30 (35, 40) Sts – 30 (35, 40) Sc

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 1, turn, SC in FLO of next 30 (35, 40) Sts – 30 (35, 40) Sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Sc in BLO of next 30 (35, 40) Sts – 30 (35, 40) Sc

Repeat rows 2-3 until 5 rows complete (ending on a row 3 repeat). Fasten off.

Border & Ties: 16 (20, 24)” 

With Right Side of Hat & Brim facing, attach yarn to end of Row 1, on side of Brim.

Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 1 (not a St), work 1 Sc into each end row on side of Brim, *Ch 15 (18, 21), skip 2 Ch, Sc into next 13 (16, 19) Ch, (1 tie formed)*, Sc in BLO of next 30 (35, 40) Sts across last row of Brim, repeat from * to * once more, work 1 Sc into each end row on side of Brim, work 1 Sc into each St from last row of Hat, Sl St into top of first St to join, fasten off. 

Finishing: All sizes

  • Create 3 PomPoms. Attach one to each area: Round 1 of Hat, Ch-2 space at end of each tie formed.
  • Sew in all ends, trim excess.
Medley Crochet Hat: Easy Pattern with 3 Sizes

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