Crochet Heart of Me Pompom Hat
Hi everyone! I hope you are well. This week I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to crochet the Heart of Me Pompom Hat.
I absolutely adore this pompom beanie! Having made it over Christmas, you can tell on the video tutorial that I filmed that I am heavily pregnant. I can barely catch my breath it seems! I love being pregnant so much, however I really cannot wait to meet my little one! Will it be a boy or will it be a girl? I cannot wait to find out, however I still have weeks left of my pregnancy. I probably will write a blog post on my birth story, I cannot wait! To meet my gorgeous baby.
I have at last finished making the video tutorial, which you can find here: Click here for the video tutorial
Crochet Heart Of Me Pompom Hat tutorial
I really hope you enjoy it, I loved designing it because it uses the Suzette stitch which is so pretty and feminine. Also, I liked how beautifully shaped the hat is too. It’s so cosy and warm too. It is still quite chilly here in the UK so a pompom beanie is definitely where it’s at!
The Suzette Stitch
The stitch is created by working up the Suzette stitch. This is a gorgeous pattern, making it a tightly woven hat, perfect for a warm winter garment. To make to beanie, it’s very easy. It is created by firstly making the ribbed edging, before creating the Suzette stitch on top of that. Once this is completed, the beanie is sewn together very simply to create this shape. The furry pompom is then sewn on top of it. I absolutely adored creating this accessory, it looks very feminine and cute, perfect for those very cold Winter days.
Crochet Heart of Me Pompom Hat: a perfect project if you are a beginner
If you are a beginner crocheter, please don’t be afraid. This can easily be made if you use the pattern and video tutorial to help out. It is very straight forward, and the repeat pattern of the Suzette stitch is very repetitive. You will get the hang of it very quickly.
I decided to call it the Heart of Me pompom hat as the beautiful colour (using Red Heart Soft Baby Steps) just reminded me of soft, fluffy love.
Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn is so lovely
The yarn I used, Red Heart Yarn Soft Baby Steps was an absolute joy to crochet with. I definitely recommend it if you are a crocheter. It is very soft and squishy, and can be used to make a multitude of different projects. I absolutely adore it and will use it again, maybe for a sweater or scarf this time! Let me know if you have used this yarn and what you created with it, I love to connect with my fellow crocheters!
Hope you enjoy, lots of love, Selina xoxo.
The free pattern is downloadable here: Heart of Me pompom hat
Crochet Heart of Me Pompom Hat: The Pattern
Level: Easy +
Notes: I will be using US terms (British terms in brackets)
1 skein of Red Heart Soft Baby Steps yarn, in shade 003 (pink), or any worsted/Aran/medium 4 yarn
A 4 mm and a 5 mm crochet hook
Fur pompom (or any pompom you wish to put on your hat)
Pair of scissors
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single crochet (UK Double)
DC: Double crochet (UK Treble)
Pattern begins here:
To start, make a slip knot.
With 4 mm crochet hook, ch 11.
Complete rows as follows:
1: SC in 2nd chain from the hook, and in each chain space until end of row (10 stitches).
2: Ch 1, SC in 2nd chain from the hook in the back loop, and SC in each stitch until end of row in the back loops only.
3-68: Repeat row 2, do not fasten off.
Change to 5 mm crochet hook for the rest of the pattern.
Placing your work horizontally, SC in every stitch across until end of row (68 stitches).
Suzette Stitch pattern begins here:
Complete rows as follows:
1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st SC), DC in same stitch (very first ch sp); sk next ch; *SC and DC together in next stitch; sk next stitch*, repeat from * until end of row, SC in last ch space.
2: Ch 1 (counts as a SC), turn your work, sk next stitch, *SC/DC together in next stitch (which is also a SC from previous row), sk 1 stitch*, repeat from * until end of row (always with a SC/DC together in SC from previous row), ending on a SC in last stitch of row.
3-13: repeat rows 1 and 2.
14 (decrease row): ch 1, turn your work, sk stitch, SC/DC in next stitch, sk stitich; *DC in next stitch, sk stitch, SC/DC together in next stitch, sk stitch, SC in next stitch, sk stitch, SC/DC together in next stitch*; repeat from * until end of row, finishing on a SC in last stitch.
15 (decrease row): Ch 1, turn your work, sk 2 stitches; * SC/DC together in next stitch, sk 2 stitches*, repeat from * until end of row, placing a SC in very last stitch.
16 (decrease row): Ch 1, turn your work, *sk stitch, SC/DC together in next stitch*, repeat from * until end of row, placing a SC in very last stitch.
Sewing in your hat
With tapestry needle and yarn, start sewing up your hat from the bottom up (wrong side). Use whichever stitch you are most comfortable with (I will be using the mattress stitch).
When you reach the top of the hat, insert needle in and out of hat. When you gently pull on yarn, it closes up the top of the hat. Once your hat is securely stitched together, and you are happy with the result, pull tightly on top of hat (still on the wrong side). Make a double knot to secure it’s stitching.
Sewing on the pompom
Either with darning thread and needle, or yarn and tapestry needle, secure fur pompom on the top of the hat, making sure it is securely fastened (on the wrong side).
Turn your hat so the right side is facing, and you’re done!
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends.