Crochet Mixed Cluster Newsboy Hat Pattern

Crochet The Mixed Cluster Newsboy

The Mixed Cluster Newsboy Hat Pattern is a masterful combination of creativity and effortless style. Conceived with a keen eye for detail, the design takes crocheting to new heights, creating a beautiful and functional hat that sets new standards. You won’t help but marvel at the intricacies of the mixed clusters, perfectly bound together to create whimsical textures that bring the artwork to life. It’s a fusion of lightness, comfort, and aesthetics that is bound to be beloved by anyone who wears it.

Crochet Mixed Cluster Newsboy Hat Pattern

The Mixed Cluster Newsboy

Finished Sizes:

  • Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L)
  • To Fit Head Circumference: 21” (S), 22” (M), 23” (L)
  • Finished Circumference: 21” (S), 22” (M), 23” (L)


  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or similar #4 Worsted weight yarn, approximately 200 yards for all sizes
  • 2 x ¾” Buttons
  • 4mm and 4.5mm Crochet Hooks
  • Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape


  • Yo: Yarn Over
  • Sk: Skip
  • Sp: Space
  • St: Stitch
  • Ss: Slip Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Hdc: Half Double Crochet
  • Sc2tog: Single Crochet Two Together
  • Mc: Mixed Cluster
  • Mc Inc: Mixed Cluster Increase
  • Mc Dec: Mixed Cluster Decrease

Gauge Swatch:

  • 13 sc x 16 rows = 4″ x 4″.

Crown (with a 4.5mm hook):

  1. Magic circle, ch1, 10 sc in circle, ss to join, turn.
  2. Ch1, Mc inc around, ss to join, turn.
  3. Ch1, Mc inc around, ss to join, turn.
  4. Work 1 mc, 1 mc inc around, ss to join, turn.
  5. Ch1, Mc around, ss to join, turn.
  6. Work 1 mc inc, 1 mc around, ss to join, turn.
  7. Continue this increase pattern as given in the instructions.
  8. Work increases until you reach 110 sts for all sizes, ss to join, turn.
  9. Mc around with no increases, turn, and repeat for a couple of rounds.
    10.-14. Begin mixed cluster decreases followed by rounds of mixed clusters.

Sizing Adjustments:

  • Proceed as given in the pattern for your specific size (S, M, or L).

Brim (using a 4mm hook):

  1. Series of sc with increases and decreases to shape the brim.
    2.-8. Repeat this shaping, following the exact stitch counts as given, to create a stiff brim.

Finish with a Slip Stitch Edge:

  • Slip stitch around the brim’s edge for stability and switch back to 4.5mm hook.
  • Work an invisible join to finish neatly.


  1. Ch 32, work sc into chains and around, creating a rounded band.
  2. Follow the increase pattern for the band, then work an invisible join.

Final Steps:

  • Attach buttons to the band and then the band to the hat at the specified attachment points.
  • Weave in all ends.


Full details on making the mixed cluster variations, including increases and decreases, are found in the tutorials linked within the original pattern instructions.

Additional Recommendations:

  • The designer encourages you to credit them when selling hats made from this pattern.
  • Follow the full instructions for additional tips and guidance, such as placement of stitch markers and finishing techniques.


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