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One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern – Into the Fade

Two hats in a flat lay that were made with this free one skein crochet hat pattern
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I love a good one skein crochet hat pattern. They’re generally quick, easy and only one skein of yarn is needed which means I can sometimes use up that stray ball of yarn just hanging out in my stash that I’m not sure what to do with. When I figured out that I could get a hat in two different sizes from a single skein of Chroma Twist Worsted, I had to go for it. This week I’m sharing a new one skein crochet hat pattern which I’ve named Into the Fade. It’s a quick and simple project to work up and each size uses a single skein of We Crochet’s Chroma Twist Worsted Weight yarn. It’s available in two different sizes: Adult Medium and Adult Large. This is a gender neutral hat, meaning that it can be worn by anyone. Add a pom-pom or not, whatever your preference is.

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I’ve named this project Into the Fade because of the beautiful way that the Chroma Twist Worsted yarn fades from one colour to the next throughout the pattern. It gives it a gorgeous ombre effect that’s to die for. I didn’t cut my yarn or make deliberate colour changes like I do in my Timeless Teal Chevron Blanket or my Tranquil Tides Anniversary Cake Blanket patterns. I just let the colour changes happen. They were so subtle I didn’t feel the need to make those extra cuts to get a prefect finish. I did a full review of We Crochet’s Chroma Twist Worsted yarn not long ago. Check out the full review of it HERE.

I used two different colourways for my samples: Narwal (the teal) and Wednesday (the black/grey combo). Both colourways had great colour changes and although teals are my favourite colours, Wednesday absolutely stole my heart on this one. Wednesday had the most subtle colour changes of the two colourways and I am beyond pleased with how it worked up. That fade from black to light grey is ombre perfection. I would love to get this colour way in a giant-sized ball with super long colour changes and make a duster sweater. I think that would be incredible.

Here are some other free crochet hat patterns available here on my blog:

Adult small version of  a hat made with this One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate


Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

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Abbreviations:

  • CH = Chain
  • ST = Stitch
  • SL ST = Slip Stitch
  • SK = Skip
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • HDCDEC = Half Double Crochet Decrease
  • DC = Double Crochet
  • DC2TOG = Double Crochet Two Stitches Together in the Same Stitch
  • FO = Finish Off


Special Stitches:

  • Half Double Crochet in the third loop (of a Half Double Crochet Stitch)/Camel Stitch:  Yarn over and insert your hook into the third loop on the back of the indicated HDC stitch.  Yarn over, pull up a loop.  Three loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through all three loops.  Stitch completed. 

  • Single Crochet in the third loop (of a Half Double Crochet Stitch): Insert hook into the third loop of the indicated stitch.  Yarn over and pull up a loop.  Two loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.  Stitch completed.


Finished Size:

  • Adult Medium: 8.5” tall by 9” wide to fit 20 – 22” head circumference.
  • Adult Large: 8.75” tall by 9.5” wide to fit 22 – 24” head circumference.


Gauge:

  • Hat Body: 18 sts x 16.5 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch (Rows 1 – 4)
  • Band: 6 sts x 7 rows = 1.25 inches


Notes:

  • This beanie is designed to fit snuggly against the head.
  • CH 3’s count as the first DC of the round unless otherwise noted.

Get an ad-free PDF version of the Into the Fade One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern HERE on Ravelry or HERE on Etsy.

Band (For Both Sizes)


Using 5.0mm hook, CH 7. 
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC 4. SC in last ST, under both loops. CH 1 and turn. (6)
Row 2:  SC in same ST.  SC 4 in BLO.  SC in last ST, under both loops.  CH 1 and turn. (6)

Repeat row two until your band is approximately 18.5” long (Adult Medium Size) and 19.5” long (Adult Large Size) when slightly stretched.  You can make the band a little shorter or longer than that as needed.  When completed, fold the band in half and SL ST the two sides together.  Turn the piece so the seam is on the inside and the right side is facing you.  Do NOT finish off.  Continue on with Hat Body.

Woman modelling the hat made with this One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern in Narwhal


Hat Body
(For Adult Medium)


Using 5.5mm hook
Row 1:
CH 1.  SC 72 evenly around the top of the band.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (From here on out referred to as “join”.) (72)

Row 2: CH 3 (Counts as first DC, here and throughout), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join last ST to the top of the CH 3 with a SL ST (From here on out referred to as “join”). (72)

Row 3: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 4: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (For a cleaner join, remove hook from working loop and insert from back to front through the first HDC of the round.  Grab the working loop and pull it through to the back of the first ST.) (72)

Row 5: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 6: CH 3, DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join. (72)

Row 7: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 8: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 9: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 10: CH 3, DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row.  Join. (72)

Row 11: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 12: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 13: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join.  (72)

Row 14: CH 3, DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row.  Join. (72)

Row 15: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around.  Join. (72)

Row 16: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (72)

Row 17: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 10) x 6.  Join. (66)

Row 18: CH 3, DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat until end of row. Join. (66)

Row 19: CH 1. (SCDEC, SC 9) x 6. Join. (60)

Row 20: CH 1. (HDCDEC, HDC 8) x 6. Join. (54)

Row 21: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 7) x 6.  Join. (48)

Row 22: CH 3, (SK 1, DC 2 in the next ST) x 3, *SK 1, DC2TOG in the next ST, (SK 1, DC 2 in the next ST) x 3*   repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join. (42)

Row 23: CH 1. (SCDEC, SC 5) x 6.  Join.  (36)

Row 24: CH 1. (HDCDEC, HDC 4) x 6. Join.  (30)

Row 25: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 3) x 6.  Join. (24)

Row 26: CH 1. (SCDEC, SC 2) x 6. Join.  (18)

Row 27: CH 1. (SCDEC, SC) x 6. Join.  (12)

Row 28: CH 1. (SCDEC) x 6. Join.  (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Weave the tail through the FLO of each ST in the last round to close the hole.  Weave in ends. 

Hat Body (For Adult Large)

Using 5.5mm hook
Row 1:
CH 1.  SC 78 evenly around the top of the band.  Join last ST to the first ST with a SL ST. (From here on out referred to as “join”.)  (78)

Row 2: CH 3 (Counts as first DC, here and throughout), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join last ST to the top of the CH 3 with a SL ST (From here on out referred to as “join”). (78)

Row 3: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 4: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (For a cleaner join, remove hook from working loop and insert from back to front into the first HDC of the round.  Grab the working loop and pull it through the first ST.) (78)

Row 5: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 6: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join. (78)

Row 7: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 8: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 9: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 10: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join. (78)

Row 11: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 12: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join.  (78)

Two Into the Fade Hats in a flay lay with a Furls Odyssey Crochet hook


Row 13: CH 1. SC in the 3rd loop of the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 14: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat instructions in ** until end of row. Join. (78)

Row 15: CH 1.  SC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 16: CH 1.  HDC in the first ST and each ST around. Join. (78)

Row 17: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 11) x 6.  Join. (72)

Row 18: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in the first ST, SK 1, *DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1* repeat until end of row. Join. (72)

Row 19: Ch 1. (SCDEC, SC 10) x 6. Join. (66)

Row 20: Ch 1. (HDCDEC, HDC 9) x 6. Join. (60)

Row 21: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 8) x 6.  Join.  (54)

Row 22: CH 3 (Counts as first DC), DC in the first ST, (SK 1, DC 2 in the next ST) x 3, *SK 1, DC2TOG in the next ST, (SK 1, DC 2 in the next ST) x 3 *   repeat instructions in ** 5 times.  DC2TOG, SK 1, (DC 2 in the next ST, SK 1) x 2.  Join. (48)

Row 23: Ch 1. (SCDEC, SC 6) x 6. Join. (42)

Row 24: Ch 1. (HDCDEC, HDC 5) x 6. Join. (36)

Row 25: CH 1. Working in the third loop, (SCDEC, SC 4) x 6.  Join. (30)

Row 26: Ch 1. (SCDEC, SC 3) x 6. Join. (24)

Row 27: Ch 1. (SCDEC, SC 2) x 6. Join. (18)

Row 28: Ch 1. (SCDEC, SC) x 6. Join.  (12)

Row 29: Ch 1. (SCDEC) x 6. Join. (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Weave the tail through the FLO of each ST in the last round to close the hole.  Weave in ends. 

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed the Into the Fade One Skein Crochet Hat Pattern. You can check our some of the other free crochet patterns available on my blog HERE.

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