Crochet Fair Isle Hat For Winter Adventures

Crochet Fair Isle Hat Pattern

Create a beautiful Crochet Fair Isle Hat with this easy-to-follow pattern. Perfect for adding warmth and style to any winter wardrobe. The hat features several customizable aspects regarding its ribbing and height, allowing for a personalized touch. Whether you choose a single or double rib, the foundation of the hat sets the stage for the intricate patterns formed by the color changes. The crochet snuggly hat is further enhanced by the option to finish with a pom pom, adding a whimsical flourish to the classic silhouette. Whether you want to make this winter crochet accessory for your whole family or gifting someone special, this guide is going to be quite easy for you!

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Making Your Crochet Fair Isle Hat


  • Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, 1 skein each in Aran (A), Blue Fog (B), Navy (C), Soft Orchid (D).
  • Hooks: US Size I (5.50 mm) for body and H (5.00 mm) for rib, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, pom-pom (optional).

Finished Size:

  • Adult Small (Approx. 20″ circumference).

Stitches Abbreviation

  • ch(s) – chain(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • blo – back loop only
  • sc2tog – single crochet two together (a decrease)
  • MC – main color
  • rep – repeat

Step by step Pattern

  • Ribbing (Choose either Single or Double):
  • Single Ribbing:
  • With MC and a smaller hook, ch 8.
  • Row 1: Hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across; turn (6 sts).
  • Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in back loop only across; turn.
  • Repeat Row 2 until the ribbing measures 20” from the beginning, slip stitch seam closed, and begin working in rounds for the body.

Double Ribbing:

  • Ch 17 and work the same as single ribbing, including seaming. Then fold in half lengthwise and work through both layers of the rib.

Body (Same for Single or Double Ribbing):

  • Change to the larger hook, turn to the long edge, and sc 80 sts around.
  • Begin the chart, starting at Round 1 or 6, depending on the version you choose.
  • Work according to the chart.
  • After the last round of the chart, start shaping the crown.

Shape Crown:

  • Row 1: *Sc 1 A, sc 1 C, sc 1 B, sc2tog A, sc 1 A, sc 1 B, sc 1 C; repeat from * around (70 sts).
  • Row 2: *Sc2tog A, sc 1 C, sc 2 B, sc 1 C, sc 1 A; repeat from * around (60 sts).
  • Row 3: *Sc A, sc C, sc2tog B, sc B, sc A; repeat from * around (50 sts).
  • Row 4: *Sc 1 A, sc2tog C, sc 1 C, sc 1 A; repeat from * around (40 sts).
  • Row 5: *Sc 1 A, sc2tog C, sc 1 A; repeat from * around (30 sts).
  • Row 6: With MC, sc2tog around (15 sts).

Finish off leaving a long tail. Weave the tail through the remaining stitches, pull tightly to close, and weave in the ends.


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