Crochet Diamond Pattern Hat

I recently ran across this super cute hat pattern on Ravelry by an amazing crochet artist named Kristy Ashmore. It’s the Diamond Ridges hat and even though the free pattern has a picture tutorial for the first seven rounds–it’s a BEAST to figure out. So, after I finished it, I decided there had to be a simpler way to make the same pattern. After a lot of trial and error, I figured it out.

I’m positive I’m not the only one who has tackled this pattern and sort of altered it for the rest of us crocheters to make it simpler but I’ve searched through youtube and could only find ONE video on only the 5th round… That’s it. I’ve also done a ton of searching through the internet to see if anyone else had ever made a picture tutorial or tried explaining that pattern in a simpler way and nothing.

So, I am offering what I’ve figured out for anyone else interested in tackling a hat!

Before we go on with the photo tutorial, you can find a FREE pdf copy of this pattern over in my Craftsy Shop!

My intention was to make something simple to follow and hopefully to help out someone who really wants to make this hat but can’t get the original pattern.

If you make a hat using these instructions, I’d LOVE to see them!!

Oh, by the way–if picture tutorials aren’t your thing, I’ve also done a video tutorial as I was snapping pics of the yellow hat in the above pics. I will not be reviewing basic crochet stitches like the double crochet or the front post double crochet and I go along at a pretty quick rate–the video isn’t for the absolute beginner.

I also begin with a magic ring, so if you aren’t sure how to work one I would recommend finding a youtube video that will walk you through it. There are a TON of them, (I highly recommend checking out Crochet Geek!)



31 thoughts on “Crochet Diamond Pattern Hat

  1. I have made 6 of these hats recently. I tore the 1st one apart several times trying to figure out the pattern. Then I watched the video and now all I need is the pattern! Thanks for a great tutorial! I would love to post pictures but wasn’t sure how.

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  3. Thanks so much for doing this I followed your video after trying to read the pattern and found your visual guide SO helpful :) I have made 3 hats so far and they turned out great, thanks so much!!

  4. So glad i found this blog post, was going batty trying to work out the pattern (not very good at reading them yet).

    I had the perfect wool for my daughter’s winter hat (coming up soon in Australia) and now I have the perfect pattern.

    I’ll post a photo when i’m done!

    Thanks again!

  5. Not sure if you’ll reply to this, but I adore the hat you have showcased in your pics. Can you please share what type (or maybe just weight) of the yarn you used to make this hat? Thank you! I appreciate it :) Oh and I am probably going to attempt the cross-stitch blanket as a gift for my soon-to-be nephew :D Thank you so much for sharing these free and amazing patterns. They are perfect for a beginner like me.

    • Of course I’ll reply! :) I used medium worsted weight yarn (think Red Heart Super Saver) for this hat. You can use any medium worsted and get similar results. Best of luck with it and I hope you will share your pics over in fb when you are all done!

  6. When I seen this hat I
    Knew I wanted to try it.I love the design .The first part of the hat was very simple but when it came. To row 10 it was a little confussing.after a few tries I got it. IT WAS NOT YOUR PATTERN IT WAS ME READING IT AND LOOKING AT THE PIC JUST DIDNT LOOK LIKE YOURS.Now that my hat is almost done how do I send a pic to let you see what you have taught to me? I will be making more hats like this.Thank you for sharing this titoral.

  7. I love your design! I was it possible to keep the front post double crochet stitch for the remainder of the hat? I want to make one without the diamond pattern on the bottom. Thank you!

  8. I came across your pattern looking for something new to make for my daughter. I really like how it came out. I changed it a little bit at the bottom/end going with a plain dc row followed by a sc row and then sl st-ing around the edge as well with a few well placed decreases here and there but not many. We threw a bow in for fun.
    I used a couple of different colors so it has a striped looked.

    I could email you a picture if you like…it really came out great. Otherwise I don’t really know how to get it on the site here.
    Great job!! Great pattern!!

    side note: The videos don’t seem to work any longer.

  9. I LOVE this hat! I was searching for patterns that were cute but a little different. Our local crochet club is doing a “hats for local kids” project through this month and we are trying to do as many as possible. This hat worked up beautifully! My only problem was the increases in rows 6 and 7. I couldn’t figure that out though i’ve crocheted for many years lol. I worked them as a “dc increase in next dc” so it worked out great. It came out very pretty in a pale turquoise. I would post a picture but i’m much better with a crochet hook than a computer :-). Thank you so much for re-working this pattern!

  10. followed your pattern for this great hat and was delighted with the results! I have made several hats since all successful! Thanks so much for your work on how to do it, so easy to follow with your steps. I have taken a picture but can’t upload it so will put it on facebook!

  11. I would like to thank you for showing how to do this in the most simpleness way, I think you made this on what you showed to really understand each step that you have to do I really you need to do a book on this subject, a step by step and a DVD as well!

    Again thank you

    Albert B.

  12. thank you very much for the enormous effort, i want to send u a pic of what i’ve made but i failed, i think i made a pretty hat thanks to u

  13. Hi, thanks for sharing your project with me. I am left-handed so did not get the luxury of watching the videos!! I made the hat and I love love love it…. I was just testing the pattern to see if I could do it since I am self taught and still fairly new to crocheting…It turned out beautiful… thank you again!!

  14. Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I am impressed! Very useful info specially the closing section :) I maintain such info a lot. I used to be looking for this particular information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  15. thanks again!!! your directions are great, I am kinda a beginner crocheter,I learned from my grandma and a friend when I was a kid,so reading the directions sometimes I get lost, but I stared with your tute, (I am so excited!!!) I am on step eight!!! thanks a bunch!!! chelle

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