Tunisian Crochet Hat Beginner Free Crochet Pattern

May 22, 2022 | Crochet patterns

A Tunisian Crochet Hat and free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

This beautifully stylish tunisian crochet hat uses a beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet stitch that looks woven.

Tunisian Crochet Hat free crochet pattern looks knit!

I’m so excited to be participating in the Hat of the Month Crochet Along with The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet! My contribution for this CAL is a gorgeous Tunisian hat with unique colorwork and classy pearl button embellishments.  This is the first time participating in this event and I was so honored to be included. 

This hat pairs beautifully with my previous release the Color Fusion Infinity Scarf and together they are just stunning!   And the simple repetitive stitch pattern is the perfect mindless crochet project!

Tunisian Crochet Hat Pattern – Color Fusion Hat pattern details

Since this tunisian crochet hat is a match to my Color Fusion infinity Scarf pattern I released last week, I am using the same gorgeous Lion Brand Heartland* in Capitol Reef in a solid and then paired with the beautiful Lion Brand Lanscapes Fusion* in Flushing Meadows. They were made for each other!

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This hat uses the Tunisian Full Stitch but we are making it really special by changing colors before each return pass. This allows the yarn colors to mesh and fuse together creating a woven like appearance.  And, because we are changing colors before each return pass there is no need to cut yarn – just drop the current working yarn and pull in the other color to work your return pass.  That means no additional ends to weave in!

Tunisian crochet is often considered a combination of crochet and knitting. This is because it uses a crochet hook, but requires you to hold all of your stitches (or loops) on your hook in the same way you do in knitting. For this reason, you’ll need a long crochet hook or a hook with a cable attachment to accommodate the number of stitches in your Tunisian crochet project.  

Tunisian crochet involves a forward pass and a return pass where the work is never turned, and you are looking at the Right Side (RS) of your project the entire time. The forward pass and return pass are counted as one row.

The Tunisian Full Stitch is a great place to start if you are new to Tunisian Crochet.  A very basic, beginner friendly stitch.  And, I have a complete photo and video tutorial for you that will help you get started!  (Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video).

If you are interested in learning more Tunisian crochet stitches check out my tutorials for the Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks), the Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps) and the Tunisian Rib Stitch.  

The Color Fusion Hat is worked flat as a rectangle and then seamed together at the end.  And since the Tunisian Full Stitch has a tendency to curl at the ends, seaming the ends of the rectangle together really fix that issue!

Once you have completed the main section of your hat to the size specifed, you will add a few rows of traditional crochet stitches in single crochet.  You could switch up to a regular hook but I just continued using my Tunisian hook for those rows.  Once the hat is seamed together you will add a single crochet band around the bottom edge of your hat.  

The Decorative Pearl Button Assortment are decorative and completely optional.  I had purchased a Decorative Pearl Button Assortment for my Christmas Tree Decor Stands last year from Amazon and had some more on hand. I think they matched up beautifully with the pearlescent look of the Landscape Fusion yarn.

Once you have added your buttons you will cinch the top of your hat together.  I have a complete tutorial for that as well.  You could leave as-is or add a pom pom if you wish.

2022 hat of the month

As I mentioned before, this pattern is part of the Hat of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Each month includes three free crochet hat patterns. Head over to Oombawka Design Crochet for the Going Granny Hat crochet pattern and head on over to The Stitchin’ Mommy for the Juliet Hat Crochet pattern

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

Tunisian Crochet Hat Color Fusion Hat free written pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Size K (6.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook
5 – (11 mm) pearl decorative buttons
Coordinating embroidery thread for sewing on buttons
Tapestry Needle

Approximate finished size: 

Small 8.5” x 20” rectangle before seaming
Medium 8.5” x 21” rectangle before seaming
Large 9” x 22” rectangle before seaming

Gauge: 18 rows = 4” / 16 st = 4”


ch = chain
tfs = Tunisian Full Stitch (see special stitches section below)
st = stitch
sk = skip
yo = yarn over
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Main body of hat is worked by alternating colors, switching colors before each return pass.
  • Do not cut yarn when changing colors – drop unused yarn to be picked up at next return pass.
  • Stitch counts are listed according to size small (medium, large)

Recommended Tutorials:

Tunisian Full Stitch Tutorial

How to Cinch/Sew Top of Hat closed

Special stitches:

Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs)

Forward: *insert hook through space between vertical bars and pull up a loop,* repeat from * to * to last st.

Return:  yo, pull through 1 loop, *yo, pull through 2 loops,* repeat from * to * to end (1 loop left on hook).

End stitch: insert hook into edge st, pull up the last loop.

Pattern Instructions

Note:  Work all rows with RS of work facing.  

With Color A, ch 28 (28, 32)

Row 1 (foundation row):  (RS) pick up a loop from back bump in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, leaving all loops on hook.  Change to color B. Return.  28 (28, 32)

Row 2:  tfs in each st to last st, sk last st, work end stChange to color A. Return.  

Row 3: sk first st, tfs in each st to end, work end st.  Change to color B. Return.

Continue repeating rows 2 – 3 to approximately 19” (20, 21) in length.

Bind off row: (with Color A) sl st in each vertical bar to last st, work end st as sl st.

Do not fasten off.

Now working in standard crochet stitches. You could continue to use the same Tunisian hook or switch to a standard size K crochet hook for remainder of hat.

Note: the following 4 rows are worked on the same edge as the bind off row.

With Color A, turn.

Row 1:  ch 1, sc in each st.  Turn.

Row 2 – 4: repeat row 1.  

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for seaming and cinching top of hat closed.

Fold the ends together, overlap the sc section of the hat over the other end and sew together with long tail.  Leave remaining long tail for cinching top of hat closed at end.  

Color Fusion Tunisian Crochet Hat Process

With RS of hat facing, attach color A to bottom edge of hat.

Round 1:  ch 1, sc evenly around bottom edge of hat to end do not sl st join begin working in continuous rounds.  Use a stitch marker to mark first st of each round.

Round 2 – 4: sc in each st.  At the end of round 4, sl st in next st.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

With RS facing and embroidery thread on needle, sew pearl buttons approximately 1.5” apart along sc edging to top of hat. 

Color Fusion Tunisian Crochet Hat Process 2

With long tail, cinch top of hat closed.  Weave in remaining ends.

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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!