Fire Flame hat

The Fire Flame Hat is a fire-themed hat with little fire flames. The combination of the extreme drop stitch and red/ orange yarn makes the hat look on fire. It’s a fun pattern that works up fast and can be made with any worsted yarn. It’s a perfect crochet hat for kids and adults and is available in three sizes: toddler, tween and adult.

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Fire Flame Hat

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About this design: a perfect crochet hat for kids

When I was working on my Frozen winter (bun) hat and Leafly Autumn Hat, I noticed the extreme drop stitch looks like a fire flame. Especially when using red / orange yarn.

So I decided to reverse the pattern, starting from the top working to the bottom, to make a fire version of my Frozen Winter and Leafly Autumn hat! I immediately thought of all the boys and girls who love firefighters, making this a perfect crochet hat for kids and adults.

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Isn’t it amazing how you can create such different and unique hats by simply changing the colors!? I now have four versions of this hat which are all FREE patterns on my blog:

About this pattern

This hat is made with double crochet stitches and of course the extreme drop stitch. The hat is worked top-down which means we start working on the top and end with a brim. The brim is made with front post double crochet stitches.

The hat is worked in joined rounds which means we start with 3 chains which count as the first DC and we end every row with a slip stitch in the first stitch. The hat is made with many repeats and multiples of 6.

This pattern is available in three sizes: toddler, tween and adult. You can easily make the hat bigger or smaller by adding or removing multiples of 6.

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About this yarn

For this hat you can use most worsted yarn. However, to make the ice (extreme drop stitches) pop out, I recommend using color-transitioning yarn. I’ve used Knitpicks Brava Worsted Yarn (color white) and Knitpicks Chroma Worsted Yarn (color Red Velvet).

This is luxurious, high-quality yarn with an affordable price. Knitpicks has many different color options, which makes it great for a hat like this.

Fire Flame Hat - free crochet hat pattern for kids toddlers tweens adults

Fire Flame Hat

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Materials

– Worsted yarn in 2 colors. For example:
1x Knitpicks Brava Worsted – White
1x Knitpicks Chroma Worsted – Red Velvet

– 6mm hook (US J hook)

– Tapestry needle

Gauge

12 double crochet stitches and 8 rows equal 10×10 cm / 4” square

Finished dimensions

Adult
Circumference 57 cm / 22”
Width: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat
Height: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat

Tween
Circumference 51 cm / 20”
Width: 20 cm / 8” when lying flat
Height: 20 cm / 8” when lying flat

Toddler
Circumference 41 cm / 16”
Width: 15 cm / 6” when lying flat
Height: 15 cm / 6” when lying flat

Stitches used (US terms)

– st: stitch
– sl st: slip stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet
– fpdc: front post double crochet
– extreme drop stitch:
1. Yarn over, insert hook in next ch-space, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. You now have 5 loops on your hook.
2. Yarn over, insert hook into ch-space from row directly below, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. You now have 9 loops on your hook.
3. Yarn over, insert hook into ch-space from row below (3rd ch-space), pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. You now have 15 loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over, insert hook into ch-space from row above, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. You now have 19 loops on your hook.
5. Yarn over, insert hook into ch-space from row above (5th ch-space), pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull up another loop. You now have 23 loops on your hook.
6. Yarn over and pull through all loops together. Chain 1.

**: repeat between **
(): amount of stitches at the end of the row

Notes

– This pattern is worked top-down

– This hat is worked in joined rounds (vs continuous rounds) which means we chain 3 at the start of a round (counts as 1 DC) and end the round with a slip stitch in the first stitch

– Ch-spaces are only created to guide the extreme drop stitch and are not considered as stitches

– Counting does not include ch-spaces

– The amount of stitches should be a multiple of 6. Take this into account when you want to make a larger or smaller hat.

– Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “ch 54 (48, 36) ” whereas ch 54 stands for woman, 48 for tween and 36 for toddler size.

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this fire flame crochet hat for kids and adults.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Fire Flame hat pattern

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Hat body

Use black yarn

All sizes:
Round 1:

Start with 54 (48, 36) foundation DC and slip stitch in the first stitch. Note: the hat might look too tight, but no worries. It will become much wider in the following rows.

Only sizes adult/tween
Round 2:
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, sl st (54, 48)

Only sizes adult/tween
Round 3:
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, sl st (54, 48)

Only size adult
Round 4:
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, sl st (54)

All sizes:
Round 5 – creating ch-spaces:
ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 st, ch 1, *1 dc in the next 6 st, ch 1* across, 1 dc in the last 3 st, sl st (54, 48, 36 dc)

Round 6 – 3 ch-spaces above ch-spaces:
ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *ch 1, 1dc in next st, 1 dc in st after ch-space, ch 1, 1 dc in next 4 st* across, 1 dc in last 2 st, sl st (54, 48, 36 dc)

Round 7 – 3 ch-spaces above 3 ch-spaces:
ch 3, 1 dc in each dc across, sl st (54, 48, 36 dc)
*ignore all the chains and only work in dc

Change to red

Round 8 – extreme drop stitches:
ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *extreme drop stitch, 1 dc in next 4 st* across, 1 dc in last 2 st, sl st (36, 32, 24 dc / 9, 8, 6 drop st)

Round 9 – creating ch-spaces again:
ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *(1 dc in ch-space above drop st, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch-space above drop st), 1 dc in next 4 st* across, 1 dc in last 2 st, sl st (54, 48, 36 dc)

Round 10 – 3 ch-spaces above ch-spaces:
Repeat row 6 (54, 48, 36 dc)

Round 11 – 3 ch-spaces above 3 ch-spaces:
Repeat row 7 (54, 48, 36 dc)

Change to black

Round 12 – extreme drop stitches:
Repeat row 8 (54, 48, 36 dc)

Round 13:
ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *1 dc in ch-space before extreme drop st, 1 dc in ch-space above extreme drop st, 1 dc in next 4 st* across, 1 dc in last 2 st, sl st (54, 48, 36 dc)

Brim

All sizes:
Round 14 – 16:

ch 3, 1 front post double crochet in every st across, sl st (54, 48, 36 fpdc)

Only sizes adult/tween
Row 17:
repeat row 15 (54, 48 fpdc)

Close the top

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing. Use a tapestry needle and weave yarn through all stitches of the first round. Pull tightly. Your crochet hat for kids and adults is done!

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Questions?

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1 Comment

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    Gramcar
    8 February 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Love it!! Thank you for sharing your pattern…

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