Crochet Helmet-Style Hat

February 13, 2014

Crochet Helmet Hat

Another hat! After I made a hat for myself, I made one for my husband. This one is a helmet-style hat that has a back flap that covers the ears and the back of the head. That extra protection, plus the thick yarn, makes this a nice warm winter hat. He gave the hat a thumbs-up and said that it feels light but is very warm.

I used Lion Brand pattern L32053, Havemeyer Helmet (the pattern is free, but you may need to log in to view it).

Pattern notes:

  • I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in the Spartans color (dark green alternating with dark green & white stripes). I only had about 48″ of yarn left, so one ball was cutting it really close.
  • The pattern calls for a size P crochet hook; I used size N. I usually go up a hook size, so going down two sizes was very unusual for me. There were a couple of unfavorable reviews for this pattern, and I think the recommended hook size must be way off, so people are having trouble with the gauge. I had to try a few different times to figure out what size hook to use.
    Once I did, though, it was an easy pattern to follow.
  • To make the pom-pom, I used the technique shown in this video.


  1. I love the color and the style. You’re so talented!

  2. Great hat! Your husband must love it.

  3. Great hat, and love the colour.

  4. Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Thanks for all the awesomeness on your blog! The information regarding it is at this link, http://blanketsforlinus.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/liebster-award/
    please enjoy!!! 😀

    • Thank you!! I am enjoying checking out the other blogs that you nominated!

    • Yes I think it’s fun!!

  5. The pattern is no longer available, but since you made it, could you provide it plus your corrections?

    • I just updated the pattern link in the post. My changes (hook size and the specific yarn) are noted in the pattern notes above.

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