Perfect for those chilly days, this corner-to-corner, or c2c crochet hat pattern is a triumph and so much easier to make than it looks!
Stylish and modern, easy to wear, great fun to make and with an unusual construction, this hat is guaranteed to be a go-to pattern year after year. In sizes from Baby to Large Adult you can make one for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a great yarn stash buster and perfect for a quick and easy crochet gift this season.
If you are joining us for The Colorwork Collection CAL then welcome! If you’ve not heard about it then please do join us for the month of October 2021 you’ll find all the details you need here –
Join us for the Classic Colorwork Collection event.
You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Widcombe c2c crochet hat pattern in my store to download and print.
About the Classic Colorwork Collection
I absolutely love designing new hat patterns and so when my friends Briana of Briana K Designs and Michelle of MJs off the Hook and I were chatting one day we thought it would be amazing fun to create a collection of modern, stylish hats.
Not only did we want to create beautiful crochet patterns for everyone to enjoy, we also wanted to create a space for everyone to learn new things and achieve great results with their crochet colour work.
The other hats in the collection are stunning – Michelle has created the Modish Mosaic Hat and Briana’s is the Fair Isle Colorwork Hat. So do come and join us if you’d like to know more!
About the Widcombe c2c crochet hat
I know an awful lot of people are intimidated by not only corner to corner and colour work in crochet but also by the thought of hat construction. I’m here to tell you not to be!
This c2c hat has a super simple construction that means you make a flat rectangle of corner to corner crochet which you then seam up the side and pull the top tight. After that, you pop on a brim and add a pom pom.
Really simple but it took me so long to be brave enough to tackle a hat so I completely understand. For that reason I’ve put together a full video tutorial showing you exactly what I do every step of the way.
I don’t know about you but at this time of year I love to make all sorts of quick accessories ready for gifts over the holiday season and so if you’re in need of some other ideas then I have lots of free crochet accessory patterns for you to choose from too!
Are you new to corner to corner crochet patterns?
Corner to corner crochet is one of my favourite colourwork techniques but I know it can be scary! Whether you’d prefer to read the written colour changes or want to work from the chart, I’ve put all the info you’ll need to get you started if this is your first experience with corner to corner.
You can use the step by step tutorial to work your gauge swatch for the hat (yes I said gauge swatch!) and you’ll be good to go once you’ve chosen your colours and size to make.
The Crochet Hat Tension and Sizing Options
The Widcombe hat comes in sizes baby, child, small adult and large adult so you can make one for the whole family! See the sizing chart below for measurements.
Tension (gauge) is 8 by 8 c2c blocks to measure 10X10cm (4X4 in) using a 4.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension.
Yarn for the Corner to Corner Hat
To make this cozy Winter hat I used Wool of the Andes by Worsted WeCrochet (100% wool, 50g/110yds) yarn which is a fabulous yarn for colourwork and accessories – the perfect choice! It also comes in 100 colours so you can let your imagination run wild!
You will need for the following sizes: Baby (Child, Teen/Small Adult/ Large Adult)
Yarn A required (balls): 1 (1, 1, 2)
Yarn B required (balls): 1 (1, 2, 2)
Choosing colours is so much fun but sometimes loads of choice can be overwhelming. Here are a few of my favourite combinations you might like to try:
- Winter Night and Dove Heather
- Conch and Lake Ice Heather
- Hollyberry and Mink Heather
- Silver and Oyster Heather
What Alternative Yarn Could You Use?
We are so very happy that people are joining us from all over the world and so realise that there will be some that will want to source yarn locally or even better still, from their stash!
The yarn I used is on the lighter side of worsted weight and so I’ve found that plenty of double knit yarns over here in the UK work really well too.
Here are some great alternatives including some acrylic options:
- Paintbox Yarns Simply DK – 100% acrylic, 276m/100g
- Stylecraft Bellisima – 100% acrylic, 268m/100g
- Deramores Studio DK – 100% acrylic – 250m/100g
Wool Mix Yarns
- Sirdar Country Classic – 50% wool, 50% acrylic, 218yds/100g
- WeCrochet Swish Worsted – 100% Superwash Merino Wool (110yds/50g)
- WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Tweed – 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed, 110yds/50g)
Crochet Stitches used in the c2c Hat
The hat pattern uses the following crochet stitches:
|Standard UK Crochet Term||Standard US Crochet Term|
|dc – double crochet||sc – single crochet|
|htr – half treble crochet||hdc – half double crochet|
How to get the Crochet Pattern
This c2c crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.
There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern and help support HanJan Crochet.
- You can find and use the crochet pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
- You can purchase, print and keep the 10 page ad-free pattern PDF in any of my stores below.
Purchase and Print
Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores:
- Wool of the Andes Worsted by WeCrochet
- 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110yds/50g
- Yarn A required (balls) 1 (1, 1, 2)
- Yarn B required (balls) 1 (1, 2, 2)
8 by 8 c2c blocks to measure 10X10cm (4X4 in).
Size Label: Baby (Child, Teen/Small Adult, Large Adult)
Finished Hat Circumference (in): 15, (18, 21, 24)
To Fit (in): 15-18, (18-21, 21-24, 24+)
Hat Height (in): 6.5, (7.5, 8.5, 9.5)
The hat is made from a rectangular panel of corner-to-corner crochet worked flat. This is then gathered at the top and seamed at the side to form the hat shape. The hat brim is then worked in rows along the circumference of the hat to finish.
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
beg - beginning
ch(s) - chain(s)
ss - slip stitch
sp - space
sk - skip
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
st(s) - stitch(es)
rep - repeat
blo - back loop only
yrh - yarn round hook
A full video tutorial of the hat is available here including tips and tricks for how to neatly change yarn colour and seam your hat too.
The following is the written pattern for achieving both the increasing and decreasing of the C2C panels. Use the charts for colour changes.
Using Yarn B, ch4.
Row 1 (RS): hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in next ch, turn. [1 c2c block].
Row 2 (WS): ch4, hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in next ch, ss into ch-2 sp on next block, (ch2, 2hdc) into same ch-2 sp, turn. [2 c2c blocks].
Row 3: ch4, hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in next ch, *ss into ch-2 sp on next block, ch2, 2hdc into same sp; rep from * to end, turn. [3 c2c blocks].
Row 3 creates the increase c2c row.
Rows 4-14 (16, 18, 20): repeat Row 3 using the color chart or written instructions [14 (16, 18, 20) c2c blocks].
Row 15 (17, 19, 21): ss into next 2 sts, ss into next ch2-sp on previous block made, ch2, 2hdc into same sp, *ss into next ch-2 sp, ch2, 2hdc into same sp; rep from * to end, turn [14 (16, 18, 20) c2c blocks].
Row 16 (18, 20, 22): ch4, hdc in third ch from hook, hdc in next ch *ss into ch-2 sp on next block, ch2, 2hdc into same sp; rep from * to the last c2c block, ss into the ch2-sp of the last block, turn [14 (16, 18, 20) c2c blocks].The previous 2 rows create the Centre Section repeat.
Repeat this section until the panel is the correct length for the size now.
Rows 17 (19, 21, 23) - 30 (36, 42, 48): Repeat the Centre Section repeat.
Row 31 (37, 43, 49): ss into next 2 sts, ss into next ch2-sp on previous block made, *ch2, 2hdc into same sp, ss into next ch-2 sp across; rep from * to the last c2c block, ss into the ch2-sp of the last block, turn [13 (15, 17, 19) c2c blocks].
The previous row creates the Decrease Section repeat.
Rows 32 (38, 44, 50) - 43 (51, 59, 67): repeat the Decrease Section [1 c2c block].
Seaming and Brim
Once you have completed the rectangle panel for your size turn to WS facing and using a long tail of Yarn A thread through the top of the panel and pull tight to gather.
Continue with the same tail and whip stitch along the side seam of the hat until the color changes to B at the bottom.
Using Yarn B, slip stitch the remaining side together and then turn to RS facing to work the brim.
Round 1: continuing with Yarn B, ch1, 2sc per block around the circumference of the hat, ss in 1st join join [60 (72, 84, 96)].
Rotate 90 degrees to work in rows for the brim now.
Row 1: ch 9 (11, 13, 15)
Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each along, ss in next 2 sts of Round 1, turn [ 8 (10, 12, 14)].
Row 3: sc in blo of each, turn.
Row 4: ch1, sc in blo of each, ss in next 2 sts of Round 1, turn.
Rows 3 and 4 create the Brim pattern.
Repeat the Brim pattern around the circumference of the hat.
Join the final row to the first row with a ss seam.
Weave in all ends and turn brim up to finish.
Yarn Pom Pom
Add a 4.5cm or 6.5cm pom pom to the top centre of each hat. You can purchase ready made ones or create your own using Yarn B.
On the charts, each square represents 1 c2c block. Read the charts from the bottom right-hand corner, where Row 1 is.
If you're new to reading charts then make sure to have a read of my beginners guide to c2c crochet which takes you through all the steps.
Each row is read diagonally, with even-numbered rows read from bottom left to top right and odd-numbered rows read from top right to bottom left.
TEEN/SMALL ADULT CHART:
LARGE ADULT CHART:
If you'd like to print out the charts then I've popped them into a PDF you can download here: Widcombe Hat Charts PDF.
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