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Crochet Risum Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Risum Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s another day & another opportynity to share a FREE crochet pattern, the crochet Risum Hat.

This crochet pattern was designed with the purpose of using scrap yarn, I’m not talking about “bad” yarn, but yarn that you’ve got just a little of. Piecing together a few colors & then you finally have a great scrap yarn crochet hat.

Hey, I’m not saying you can’t go & buy yarn for this project, or that you can’t make it in one color, just go ahead, it would be just as great!


crochet risum hat crochet pattern design

It’s perfect for winter & rather quick to make.

What more could you need than the crochet Risum hat?


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crochet risum hat crochet pattern design




To crochet the Risum hat I used scrap yarn, unfortunately I couldn’t remember the yarn name or brand. I think it’s a really good thing to use scrap yarn when you crochet & you can find ideas I’ve collected here.

Because of the fact that I didn’t know the yarn brand, I’ve searched for a substitute that works 100 % for this pattern. The final look might be different, but you could also use your own scrap yarn. 

If you’d like a substitute, you should try Rowan Felted Tweed Aran. 



The Risum hat is designed with winter in mind. It’s thick & warm & works well as a hat you’d line with fleece fabric.

While the crochet Risum Hat is a scrap yarn crochet project, it’s also made with Christmas in mind. The crochet hat is definitely a great gift for Christmas. First of all it doesn’t take too long to crochet, but still it has all the details that makes it an interesting gift.

The crochet hat can also be made as a really slouchy hat, & will keep you warm throughout fall & winter season, while still looking good!


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crochet risum hat crochet pattern design



How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 








The Risum Hat crochet pattern is a pattern for a really lovely textured crochet hat.

It has a beautiful stitch pattern that makes it look great. It’s warm & perfect for winter.

The pattern is written for sizes ranging from 1 year to adult man. 

While the pattern was created using scrap yarn & 3 different colors, choose the yarn you’ve got & make it in the colors that fit your style. 


crochet risum hat crochet pattern design





Read about skill levels.




Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Hook I used: Wave Crochet Hooks from Knitpro



Yarn used:

Scrap yarn, by unknown brand. Use what you have for this hat. 


However comparable yarn is:

Rowan – Felted Tweed Aran

Find it here.


Yarn amount used: 

2-3 skeins: 100-150 g /174-261 m / 190-285 yards


Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn, Aran yarn.



  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape



Measured with single crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

17 stitches & 12 rows per 10 cm / 4”.


crochet risum hat crochet pattern design



  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.


  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).


  • This pattern is written for 7 sizes, where the numbers for the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: 12-18 months (18-24 months) 2-5 years (child) teen (woman) man. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin, to make the pattern easier to follow.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.








12-18 MONTHS43.5 cm /

17 inches

40.5 cm /

16 inches

17,5 cm /

6.75 inches

18-24 MONTHS46 cm /

18 inches

43.5 cm /

17 inches

19 cm /

7.25 inches

2-5 YEARS46,5-48,5 cm /

18-19 inches

43,5-46 cm /

17-18 inches

19 cm /

7.25-7.5 inches

CHILD48,5-51 cm /

19-20 inches

46-48,5 cm /

18-19 inches

20 cm /

7.75-8 inches

TEEN51-53,5 cm /

20-21 inches

48,5-51 cm /

19-20 inches

22 cm /

8.5 inches

WOMAN56 cm /

22 inches

53,5 cm /

21 inches

23 cm /

8.75-9 inches

MAN59 cm /

23 inches

56 cm /

22 inches

23.5 cm /

9.25-9.5 inches



  • Head sizes varies, take measurements to find the size that fits the best.



  • Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
  • Make the hat circumference wider by adding extra stitches before you start row 1, added/reduced by 3 stitches at a time.
  • Adjust hat height by adding/reducing the number of rows you crochet. 






ch = chain(s)

MFS = mini flower stitch

sc = single crochet

sk =skip

st =stitch

yo = yarn over



You will need to use chains, single crochet stitches, slip stitches & the cross pattern.



1 MFS = 4 st. 


Written description:

In next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull yarn through 4 loops on the hook, ch 1, draw up a loop from same st, yo, draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull yarn through 4 loops on the hook, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st.






When working with different colors on different rows, you’ll never finish the last stitch on the last row with one color, with the color you where working with.

Do all the steps of the stitch, then leave the last step unworked. Yarn over with the color for the next st & pull yarn through.

Repeat this for every row you change colors to make the color changes look beautiful.


crochet risum hat crochet pattern design




This hat is crocheted from the bottom up, with turning rows & is then seamed together. 

If you want the same color changes as the hat pictured: Color A is used on row 1-10, color B is used on row 11-16, color C is used on row 17-27.


Ch 66 (70) 74 (78) 82 (86) 90 st.

Row 1: Crochet sc in 3rd ch from hook, continue with sc in all ch, turn (=65 (69) 73 (77) 81 (85) 89 st).

Row 2 – 21 (23) 23 (24) 26 (27) 28: Ch 1, *MFS 1 across the next 4 st* repeat from *to* until end of row, turn (=64 (68) 72 (76) 80 (84) 88 st).


Fasten off & cut yarn.



  1. With the wrong side facing. With a needle, seam the side of the beanie.
  2. Still working with the needle, pull through the top of every 4th stitch on the top of the hat with the  same yarn tail, in a way that makes it possible to pull tight after going through those stitches.
  3. Pull tight & fasten thread.
  4. Fasten all threads & weave in ends.
  5. Make a pom-pom if you’d like & sew on.
  6. Sew on fleece fabric to the inside if you wish (https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/how-to-line-a-hat/).


crochet risum hat crochet pattern design



I really hope you liked the Risum Hat!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your Risum Hat that you’ve made with me.


  1. Tag me on Instagram: Take a picture of your project, use #joyofmotioncrochet & tag me!
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I can’t wait to see your pictures!


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Comments (15)

  1. Love the texture of the stitch you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Rebekah Berry
    Dec 12, 2018 Reply
    • Yes, the texture on this pattern is beautiful 🙂 I’ve been planning making a new hat in just one color for this pattern, maybe this Christmas 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  2. think about trying this with self stripping

    debbie goodwin
    Dec 12, 2018 Reply
    • Yes, that would be beautiful! 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  3. Such a pretty stitch pattern

    Kim McGrath
    Dec 12, 2018 Reply
    • Yes, love it so much! I think this hat would look even better in just one color 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  4. Ooh, now here is something that I could make to use up some of that scrap yarn I keep collecting. Thank you….. once again.

    Sonya Olsen
    Dec 12, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you too! Yes, it’s definitely a great idea to use all the scrap yarn!

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  5. Another hat I want to try.

    Linda schuring
    Dec 13, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you, I’m glad you like it 🙂

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  6. Lovely

    Paulina Ramirez
    Dec 13, 2018 Reply
    • Thanks! 😉

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  7. REALLY like this hat!!!

    Dec 14, 2018 Reply
  8. Lovely textures!

    Kathy H
    Dec 23, 2018 Reply
    • Thank you!

      Janne Kleivset
      Dec 24, 2018 Reply

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