Easy Crochet looks like knit Herringbone Hat color block free crochet pattern

Oct 29, 2019 | Crochet patterns

This easy crochet “looks like knit” Herringbone Hat is a free crochet pattern! A color block hat that is beginner friendly with 3 different sizes available!

Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

The Harvest Herringbone Color Block Hat is the matching hat to the Harvest Herringbone Color Block Triangle Scarf – another free crochet pattern at Nana’s Crafty Home.

Made with the easy Herringbone half double crochet in the back loop only for a knit-like appearance. Simple and beginner friendly! And the variations on color for this hat are endless. Make with two colors like mine or just go with 1 color for the perfect hat. And, if you decide on a solid color this hat becomes a 1 skein project!

I have a video tutorial available for the Herringbone half double crochet HERE if you would like to check that out.

Made with the bulky weight Lion Brand Color Ease yarn*, this hat works up quickly and with so many color options available you will be sure to find your favorite combo!

You could substitute another weight yarn for this project – just make sure your finished rectangles measure the same size as mine before sewing together.

Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

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To continue on with the “color block” theme for this hat I made a color block Pom Pom as well – completely optional! I recently purchased the Clover Pom Pom maker and I am obsessed – where has this thing been all of my life?? I have always struggled making Pom Poms by hand – never tied tightly enough, etc. However, this little item has rocked my Pom Pom making world! So easy to use and with multiple sizes available perfect for any Pom Pom needs. See photo tutorial at bottom of post to see how easy it is!

Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

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Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

You may also like the following free patterns at Nana’s Crafty Home:

  1. Harvest Herringbone Triangle Scarf
  2. Balloon Stitch Hat
  3. Bewitching Braids Hat

Harvest Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


(1) Lion Brand Color Made Easy Birch 3.3 oz / 120 yds (Color A)

(1) Lion Brand Color Made Easy Anthurium 3.3 oz / 120 yds (Color B)

Size K/10 (6.5 mm) crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 

Small (teen):  approx 18” circumference unstretched x 13” (no pom pom)
Medium (adult regular): approx 20” circumference unstretched x 13”
Large (adult large):  approx 22” circumference unstretched x 13”

Rectangle sizes prior to sewing:

Small:  18” x 13 1/2”
Medium:  20” x 13 1/2”
Large 22” x 13 1/2”

Gauge:  13 Hhdc st / 8 Hhdc rows in blo = 4”


ch = chain
yo = yarn over
Hhdc = Herringbone half double crochet (see special stitch section below)
st = stitch
blo = back loop only
WS = wrong side

Notes about pattern:

  • Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as stitch.
  • Hat is worked in rows to form a rectangle, ends of rectangle are sewn together.
  • To disguise seam, seam is worked through remaining loop of chain from foundation chain and through the front loop only of the other side.
  • Pattern is written in size Small (S) and Medium (M) and Large (L) written in parentheses. S (M,L)
  • This stitch provides a lot of stretch so if you would like the hat to be less slouchy and loose, I recommend making one size smaller than you would normally wear.
  • Yarn weight substitutions – make sure the finished dimensions of your rectangle match one of the rectangle sizes provided above before sewing together.

Special stitches:

 Hhdc = Herringbone half double crochet: yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through first loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Row 1:  With Color A, ch 41, Hhdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as 1st st) and in each ch to end.  Turn (40)

Row 2:  working in blo (here and throughout remainder of pattern), ch 2 (counts as 1st st), Hhdc in each st to end.  Turn (40)

Row 3 – 20 (22,24):  repeat row 2.

Row 21 (23, 25) — 40 (44,48):  With Color B, repeat row 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fold ends of rectangle together, with WS up and with long tail left for sewing, sew ends together with mattress seam stitch weaving through front loop only on one side and remaining loop from beginning chain on other side.  Work through entire seam.  Do not fasten off.

Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern
Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern

With tapestry needle and yarn remaining, tie a simple knot in fabric by inserting needle in fabric at end of seam and form a loop,  insert needle through loop just made and pull tight.  This will prevent the seam from puckering when sewing top of hat together.  Do not fasten off. 

Whip stitch around top of hat using yarn leftover from seam.  Pull tight to close top of hat as much as possible and sew up any remaining hole at top of hat.  Do not trim yarn. 

Make a large two-color pom pom with a pom pom maker or a piece of 2.5” cardboard.

Use leftover yarn at top of hat to sew pom pom to top of hat.  

Photo tutorial for the Clover Pom Pom Maker below. To purchase you can find at the following links: Joann and Amazon

Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern
To make a color block Pom Pom, load 1 color yarn to each side of the Clover Pom Pom maker.
Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern
Snap maker together, cut through yarn leaving no yarn pieces uncut
Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern
With long length of yarn, insert into center of maker, tie tightly and remove from maker. Easy peasy!
Easy Knit look Herringbone Color Block Hat free crochet pattern
Beginner color block crochet hat free pattern


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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!