Free Crochet Pattern – Beginner Macaroon Hat #0

Macaroon Hat


Original Design By: Allison Weldon

Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon


Skill: Beginner

Size: 22” (55 cm) around

Materials: Bulky Weight Yarn-Coats & Clark TLC Macaroon ® Salt and Pepper (MC) 1.5 oz (42 g) Patons ® Divine Deep Earth (CC) 16 yards (14.5 m)

Crochet Hook: Size N-13 (9mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec):

Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.



Rnd 1 (right side): Starting at top of hat, with MC, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), work 11dc in ring; join with sl st in first dc.  Join Rnds 1-9 in this manner.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same dc as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc) around, join. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc) around, join. (36 dc)

Rnds 5-9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join. (36 dc)

First Ear Flap

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc. (6 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc dec, dc in next 2 dc. (5 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc dec, dc in next dc. (4 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, dc in next dc.

(3 dc) Finish off.

Second Ear Flap

Row 1: With right side facing, skip next 16 dc of Rnd 9, join MC with a sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc. (6dc)

Rows 2-4: Rep Rows 2-4 of First Ear Flap.


With CC, ch 25 (for tie), join with sl st in center dc of Row 4 of either Ear Flap, sc around entire outside edge of Ear Flaps and Hat Rnd 9; join with sl st in first sl st.

Finish off.

Opposite Tie: With right side facing, join CC with sl st in center dc of Row 4 of opposite Ear Flap, ch 25. Finish off and weave in ends.


Cut cardboard 4” square. Wrap CC around square 10 times (see Fig 1). Slip yarn off square and firmly tie a 12” piece around middle (see Fig 2). Leave the yarn ends long to attach the pom-pom. Cut loops at each end and trim to a 4” smooth ball.





Fig 1 Fig 2

Sew Pom-Pom to center of Hat Rnd 1.

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Comments (8)

  • kvanatta 13 years ago Reply

    This one turned out pretty! I used a variegated yarn so I didn’t have to switch colors…. great instructions 🙂

  • Sylvia Ellia 12 years ago Reply

    I’m so excited to make this hat! I was looking for a pattern to make myself and i’ve found it. Thanks for a great pattern.

  • Pat 12 years ago Reply

    Thanks Maggie for continuing with the free patterns. I always look forward to seeing the next one. I am going to make this for my granddaughters. I will have to use a smaller hook for them as they are young. Again, thank you!!

  • Ellen 12 years ago Reply

    Thank you Maggie, I TOTALLY love this site!! You are the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of being involved with!!

  • judy urquhart 12 years ago Reply

    Keep the free patterns coming. Haven’t tried the hat yet, but next on my list! THANKS

  • Maxine Slater 12 years ago Reply

    I was so elated to see that you will be featuring free hat patterns now!! I am not much into crocheting dishcloths, although I did copy a few of those patterns, but love doing hats. Just started crocheting again after years of not doing any, and have done 10 hats and 4 scarves since Thanksgiving! All my grandkids and their friends seem to be wearing them these days! Thank you, thank you!

  • LindY G Sherrrod 12 years ago Reply

    Thanks bunches Maggie, I’ve been hunting a hat with ear-flaps pattern, this is perfect can use it for the whole family. You must be a mind reader. BIG hug

  • deethunder 12 years ago Reply

    I am looking for a great crochet pattern for men’s hat/cap which mature men can wear comfortably. Not sure if this one works, so is there another which is not too complex? I’m doing this one x 5 for both male and female snowboards in the family. THANKS big time for this one.

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