GAUGE: Working in sc in back loops only, 4 sts and 3 rows = 1 inch.


With red yarn, ch 36.

  1. Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (35 sc), turn.
  2. Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only (download Back Loop), sc in each sc across, turn.
  3. Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2. Fasten off at end of Row 8, turn.
  4. Rows 10-18: Join white with sl st in first st, repeat Row 2 with white. Fasten off at end of Row 16, turn.
  5. Rows 19-27: Join red with sl st in first st, repeat Row 2 with red. Fasten off at end of Row 27, turn.
  6. Rows 28-54: Repeat Rows 10-27, then Rows 10-18.
  7. Row 55: Repeat Row 2 with red.
  8. Row 56: Bring Rows 1 and 55 together. Matching sts, sc the opposite side of foundation (beginning) ch and sc row together to form a tube. Fasten off.
  9. Weave in ends with tapestry needle.


  1. Round 1: From wrong side with red, sl st in end of Row 55; ch 1, make 10 sc in end of rows of each color section around, sl st in top of beginning sc (60 sc).
  2. Rounds 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sl st in top of beginning sc. Fasten off at end of Round 3. Weave in ends. Fold up cuff.


  1. Use red yarn on tapestry needle to make a Running Stitch along top edge of hat, leaving long yarn ends. Gather up tightly and fasten off yarn ends securely.
  2. Pom-Pom: Wrap yarn 100 times around 3-in. cardboard. Tie a separate 10-in. piece of yarn tightly around the center of the loops, then slide off cardboard. Cut ends, trimming to rounded shape. Stitch securely to top of hat.


  • ch chain
  • sc single crochet
  • sl st slip stitch
  • st(s) stitch(es)

Cozy Crocheted Cap from Barbara Hamilton of Sauk City, Wisconsin