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Let’s Start Your First Hat

Make your very own winter hat! With a ribbed look and pompom this hat designed by Daisy Farm Crafts works up beautifully in Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn. In this hat pattern you will use your newly learned crochet skills in combination with some basic crochet stitches like, single crochet and double crochet stitch. This will add to your repertoire of crochet stitches, making it easier for you to move onto other more advanced crochet patterns.

Pattern Tutorial

Watch as Tiffany of Daisy Farm Crafts shows you step-by-step, how to crochet a cute winter hat in Patons Classic Wool Roving.


  • 1 ball Patons Classic Wool Roving, Aran
  • Crochet hook, size U.S. J/10 (5.75-6mm)

An important part of crochet is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to crochet within given measurements so you end up with a proper crochet project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.

Skills, Details, & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found crochet skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Daisy Farm Crafts.

Foundation Chain | Single Crochet | Half Double Crochet | Double Crochet

Foundation Chain

Tiffany's Tip

It’s also helpful to use stitch markers or safety pins so you can keep track of the amount of chains you’ve created, I suggest you place one every 25 stitches.

foundation chain  1
foundation chain  2

Single Crochet

Tiffany's Tip

With a single crochet you do not yarn over before putting your hook through the work, you simply work into the stitch or chain.

Single Crochet 1
Single Crochet 2
Single Crochet 3

Half Double Crochet

Tiffany's Tip

You’ll note that when you work a half double crochet stitch there is a distinctive bar that forms in the stitch. I show in the video how to use this bar to create texture in your work by working this stitch through the front loops.

Half Double Crochet Step 1
Half Double Crochet Step 2
Half Double Crochet Step 3
Half Double Crochet Step 4

Double Crochet

Tiffany's Tip

Since a double crochet stitch is taller than a single crochet stitch you do need to yarn over before putting your hook through the stitch or chain.

Double Crochet Step 1
Double Crochet Step 2
Double Crochet Step 3
Double Crochet Step 4
Double Crochet Step 5


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Meet Tiffany

Hello! I'm Tiffany, I’m a grandma in training, waiting for the day I can claim the official title. My crochet blanket stack is getting taller, but I’m writing down the patterns for each blanket I make and sharing with you.

Warmly, Tiffany