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Fluffy winter hat

Today I have the perfect crochet winter hat for you made with the softest and warmest fluffy yarn out there! With crochet hook size 12mm this hat works up in less than an hour and guarantees warm ears this winter. Prepare for many people who want to touch and feel the fluffiness on your head! This Fluffy Winter hat is available in sizes toddler, tween and adult.

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Fluffy Winter Hat

Crochet winter hat made with fluffy Katia Polar Go for faux

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About this design

When I first saw this extremely fluffy yarn, I knew my hat had to be a simple design as the yarn is quite challenging to work with. It’s hard to see the stitches and sometimes you need to feel rather than see where you need to insert your hook.

Therefor I decided to make a hat worked top-down. This way you don’t have to make increases or decreases. Can’t be easier! I decided to add a nice brim with different yarn and matching colors.

While working on my first hat, I accidentally made the hat too big. Instead of ripping it out and start over again, I used my hair tie to make the hat fit my head. And tadaa! All of a sudden I was wearing a hat with pom pom! With this pattern you can make a hat with pom pom without actually having to make a pom pom!

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About this pattern

This pattern is available in three sizes: toddler, tween and adult. You can easily adjust the size by adding more stitches.

The body and pom pom are made with single crochet stitches. The brim is made with double crochet stitches and front post double crochet stitches to add some texture.

This hat is worked in continuous rounds, which means we continue working in the round without making chains and slip stitches.

Fluffy crochet winter hat for adult, kids, toddlers and babies made with Katia Polar go for faux

About the yarn

For this hat you’ll need fluffy yarn and any left over yarn in a matching color. I used Katia Polar, a spongy yarn with soft downy surface. I only used about half of a ball to make this hat and some left over Katia Cotton Cashmere to make the brim. You can use any yarn for the brim, just dive in your yarn storage to find a color that matches the fluf!

I have to add a note about this yarn. With this yarn it can be hard to see the stitches, especially when making the chains and first row of single crochet stitches. After that, it becomes easier to see where you need to insert your hook. It took me three attempts before I got used to the yarn and was able to crochet without making mistakes. It might not be the best yarn for beginning crocheters!

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Crochet Winter Hat


1x Katia Polar

1x Katia Cotton Cashmere

– Crochet hook 12mm (O/17 US)

– Crochet hook 4.5mm (7 US)

– Tapestry needle


6 single crochet stitches and 5 rows equal 10×10 cm / 4” square

Finished dimensions

Fits circumference 57 cm / 22”
Width: 25 cm / 10” when lying flat
Height: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat without pompom

Fits circumference 51 cm / 20”
Width: 23 cm / 9” when lying flat
Height: 20 cm / 8” when lying flat without pompom

Fits circumference 41 cm / 16”
Width: 18 cm / 7” when lying flat
Height: 15 cm / 6” when lying flat without pompom

Stitches used (US terms)

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– fpdc: front post double crochet

**: repeat what is between the asterisk
(): the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row


  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • This pattern is worked top-down
  • This hat is worked in continuous rounds (vs joined rounds) which means we do not chain 1 and do not end the round with a slip stitch in the first stitch
  • Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “ch 30 (28, 22) ” whereas ch 30 stands for adult, 28 for tween and 22 for toddler size.


Below you can find a video tutorial of fluffy winter crochet hat.

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Crochet winter hat pattern

** Note: you can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this crochet winter hat pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

Hat body

Start with fluffy yarn and hook size 12mm

Chain 30 (28, 22), sl st in 1st ch

Round 1:
1 sc in each st across (30, 28, 22)

Adult: repeat round 1 till round 14. If you don’t want a pom pom, repeat until round 10.
Tween: repeat round 1 till round 11. If you don’t want a pom pom, repeat until round 8.
Toddler: repeat round 1 till round 9. If you don’t want a pom pom, repeat until round 6.

Fasten off.


Use fingering weight yarn and hook size 4.5mm

Round 1:
2 sc in each st across (60, 56, 44)

Round 2:
1 dc in each sc across (60, 56, 44)

Round 3:
1 fpdc in each st across (60, 56, 44)

Adult: repeat round 3 till round 7
Tween: repeat round 3 till round 6
Toddler: repeat round 3 till round 5

Round 8 (7, 6):
1 sc in each st across (60, 56, 44)

Fasten off.


Weave in all the ends. Use a tapestry needle and weave yarn through all stitches of the first round. Pull tightly, make a few knots and weave in the ends. Now use yarn left overs – or a hair tie – and wrap around row 4 (3, 3) to create the pom pom.

How to make the pom pom of the fluffy crochet winter hat

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  1. I need to make this hat bigger by about 5 centimeters- how should I do that? is there a good place to add more increases?

  2. I used a smaller hook and made a baby size between 6 and 12. Months. I would post a picture but don’t see how to do that, thanks for the cute pattern

  3. Can I use a 4 ply worsted weight yarn for the brim? What size hook? Also, do you have a pattern for a faux fur vest?
    Thank you

  4. I love this hat! Thanks for giving a brand we can use in the USA 🙂 I also love the other yarn you used on the brim…could you recommend another yarn for us here in the USA? Thanks for the pattern 🙂

  5. We just got Katia Polar at Yarning Place in Melbourne Australia and this pattern is perfect for me to crochet a sample! Are you happy for me to direct people to you if they want the pattern? Also have you tried making a Pom Pom from the yarn (using a Pom Pom maker)?
    Thanks Jane

  6. I love this pattern and hat! Now I have to find a suitable alternative for Katia POLAR since I can’t get it here 🙁

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