FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart's Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn

Fun and funky hat is an eye catcher indeed! Get the free Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn pattern below!
The Pomp-a-Doodle is a fun pom pom yarn made with extra-large poms! The new and improved version of Pomp-a-Doodle has larger pom poms and a longer stretch of yarn between each pom.
Pomp-a-Doodle_hat_marly_3

*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking one of the links and making a purchase a small portion will go to support the blog. The price that you pay is not changed. Thank you for your support of the blog.*

Snowboarder Chunky Hat Pattern by Marly Bird

Queue it up and Like the Pattern on Ravelry

FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Materials

  • Red Heart “Soft Essentials” (100% acrylic; 131 yds [120m], 5 oz [141 g];): E856_7420 Charcoal (MC), 1 ball.
    Red Heart “Pomp-a-Doodle” (100% polyester; 14 yds [13m], 3.5 oz [100 g];): 9314 Thunder (CA), 1 ball.
  • Size US 10 (6mm) and US 11 (8mm) straights or 24” circular to accommodate the number of stitches on the needle; or size to obtain correct gauge.
  • tapestry needle
  • All Supplies 

One Skein Soft Essential Crochet Cowl By Marly Bird

FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Gauge

GAUGE is the measurement of the stitches and rows after you crochet them. Getting gauge means that you are getting the same numbers per inch as written in the pattern.
13 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette st with smaller needles and MC.

FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Dimensions

Finished Measurement: 22” circumference approx and 8″ tall.
Pom-Pom-Knit-Hat-Pinterest

Abbreviations

CA – contrasting color A
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
KFB – knit front and back (increase 1 stitch)
MC – main color
P – purl
RS – right side
St st – stockinette stitch (see pattern stitches)
WS – wrong side


Pomp-a-Doodle_hat_marly_2-2
Special Stitches

Stockinette stitch (St st):  Straight — (RS) knit, (WS) purl
Mattress Stitch: With RS of both pieces facing you, pass yarn needle from bottom to top under horizontal strand between first and second sts, pull yarn through. Insert needle into corresponding horizontal strand on the other pc. Continue these steps alternating from one piece to the other.

FREE Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Pattern Notes

Work with the Pomp-a-Doodle yarn in between the pompoms and do not pull the Pom pom through the stitch on the needle.
Hat is worked back and forth in rows and sewn together to create hat shape.

Free Pass

Free Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn Pattern

Brim

With MC and smaller needle, cast-on 61 sts using long tail cast on.
Drop MC and using CA and larger needle continue.
Row 1 (WS):  Knit
Row 2 (RS): Purl
Cut CA and pick up MC and smaller needle continue.
Row 3 (WS): Purl
Row 4 (RS): *K4, kfb; rep from * to last st, k1– 73 sts.

Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7 day trial at Craftsy.com

Body

Change to CA.  Continue in St st pat and work until the hat measures 8” (20.32 cm) from cast-on edge ending on after a WS row

Crown Shaping
Row 1 (RS): *K3, K2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased..
Row 2 (WS): Purl
Row 3 (RS): *K2, K2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 4 (WS): Purl
Row 5 (RS): *K1, Ktog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 6 (WS): Purl
Row 7 (RS): *k2tog; rep from * to last st of row, k1–12 sts decreased.
Row 8 (WS): Purl

Finishing:

To finish the Free Pom Pom Knit Hat with Red Heart’s Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn, cut yarn leaving a 6” (15.2 cm) tail.  Using tapestry needle thread tail through remaining stitches, finish by pulling tail and seaming the hat together using mattress stitch. Weave in all loose ends
Option: add pom pom at the top of hat.
7 day FREE trial on Craftsy Unlimited

Video Tutorial

How to Knit with Pomp-a-Doodle Yarn & other great projects using the yarn:


Red Heart's NEW Yarn- It's a Wrap

Other Beginner Patterns:

Lime Verbena Shawl by Marly Bird [free pattern] Ebb and Flow Hat by Marly Bird Absolute Beginner Chunky Hat by Marly Bird

Follow Marly:

Marly Bird Newsletter
Subscribe to the Marly Bird YouTube Channel
Marly Bird on Facebook
Join the Marly Bird Facebook Group
Follow Marly Bird on Instagram
Shop the Marly Bird Ravelry Store

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly

knitting-crochet-projects
mood-netflix-chill

Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out

mood-social-butterfly

Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas

mood-smooth-jazz

Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)

mood-shh-be-quiet

Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)