The Halifax Hat is another Fair Isle crochet pattern I’ve designed! This one is great if you’ve never tried Fair Isle Crochet because the repeats are very simple and repetitive!

You will need:

  • 100-150 yards worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors
  • J (6.0mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Pom Pom Maker (optional)

Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate

Gauge: 14 sc + 15 rows= 4″

Sizing: 

  • Toddler (18-20”)
  • Child (21-22”)
  • Adult (22-23”)

Pattern Notes: 

  • Hat is worked from the bottom up.
  • Starting chain 1 does not count as first stitch.
  • Hat is made in the Fair Isle crochet style. Unused yarn is floated behind the stitches until it is used again.
  • Watch your tension throughout the workup. Don’t pull your floats tight behind the stitches.
  • Pattern is written in toddler size with larger sizes in parentheses as follows: Toddler (Child, Adult).
  • Scroll down for graph to follow and photo tutorial.
  • Pattern is written as number of stitches to work with what color to use as follows: 2 (MC), 2 (CC).
  • Some helpful tutorial videos from Crochet Ever After  can be found HERE.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations: 

ch- chain(s)

st- stitch(es)

sc- single crochet

blo- back loop only

sc2tog- single crochet 2 together

*- repeat from

Brim of Hat

With MC or CC.

Ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (8)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in blo of each st across. (8)

Rounds 3-66(72, 78)- Repeat round 2.

Sew both ends of the brim together by slip stitching through both stitches across. Turn brim to the other side and continue to Body of Hat.

Body of Hat

Working along the side of your brim:

Round 1: Ch 1, with MC, work 69(75, 81) sc around, join to 1st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 2: Ch 1, 6 (MC), 3 (CC), *3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 3: Ch 1, 5 (MC), 3 (CC), *3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from * to last st, 1 (MC), join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 4: Ch 1, 4 (MC), 3 (CC), * 3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from * to last 2 st, 2 (MC), join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 5: Ch 1, 3 (MC), *3 (CC), 3 (MC)*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 6: Repeat round 4.

Round 7: Repeat round 3.

Round 8: Repeat round 2.

Round 9: Ch 1, with MC, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 10: Ch 1, 3 (MC), *3 (CC), 3 (MC)*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 11: Ch 1, 4 (MC), 3 (CC), *3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from * to last 2 st, 2 (MC), join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 12: Ch 1, 5 (MC), 3 (CC) * 3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from * to last st, 1 (MC), join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 13: CH 1, 6 (MC), 3 (CC), *3 (MC), 3 (CC)*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (69, 75, 81)

Round 14: Repeat round 12.

Round 15: Repeat round 11.

Round 16: Repeat round 10.

Round 17: Repeat round 9.

For adult and child sizes, repeat rounds 2-8 one more time. ( For less slouch, just do a few repeats of Round 17 instead before moving to Round 18.)

Fasten off CC.

Round 18: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc2tog, *sc in next, sc2tog*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (46, 50, 54)

Round 19: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, repeat from *, join to 1st st. (23, 25, 27)

Round 20: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, repeat from * to last st, 1 sc in last st, join to 1st st. (12, 13, 14)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to close. With a tapestry needle, weave the tail in and out of the stitches in round 20. Pull tight to close. Fasten off.  Weave in ends. Add Pompom to top of hat.

 

To follow chart, start with row 15 and work your way across each column, left to right. Then work your way up each row.

Row 15 = Round 2 in written instructions.

To change colors, instead of finishing out the last stitch before you go to the next color, pull the next color through the 2 loops for the last step of your stitch. This will finish out your last stitch and start you off with the new color for your next stitch.

To catch your float when working 7 stitches or more in the same color, simply grab your non-working yarn when working a middle stitch and then drop it again until your next color change.

 

There you have it! I hope the written instructions with the chart makes it easy for you to work up, but if you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!