Crochet Diamond Pattern Hat

***** JUNE 2015 UPDATE! *****

If you found yourself here from a Pinterest link or some other means, you’ll want to head on over to the UPDATED pattern and YouTube tutorial that can be found right here: A Girl’s Best Friend Diamond Pattern Hat 

Original Blog Post Follows Below

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!)


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44 thoughts on “Crochet Diamond Pattern Hat

  1. Tiffany May 8, 2016 at 1:17 am Reply

    I have a love/hate relationship with patterns. I go in thinking “this is going to be easy, its all there!” But soon drop out and make it up as I go along …..happened with this one too! Totally didn’t see the update til now, a week later. lol. What I ended up changing was the stitch count (I rarely count) and on the DC rows I changed it to:
    CH 2, DC 4, DCTOG repeat.
    And adjusted the clusters based on that.
    The hat just wasnt curling, it was so super flat and after days and days of getting frustrated I just did what felt good. Ha!
    I’ll be turning this into a pineapple hat for a coworker. I’ll definitely add pics in ravelry when I’m done! Thanks for teaching me a new stitch!


  2. Sister Mary Felice March 23, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply

    thank you, for showing me how to crochet a diamond stitch. And is also easy! I like it!

                                                     Sister Mary Felice


  3. Ellie January 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm Reply

    I am not a beginner, but after watching ALL the videos and the above instructions, and starting and restarting so many times, I have finally thrown in the towel. I love this hat, but I just can’t get it. 😫😫


    • Tanya Naser January 22, 2016 at 11:58 pm Reply

      Sorry Ellie. Sometimes it just happens that way and you get so frustrated that you just want to throw your yarn!! Take a break, crochet something else, and maybe revisit it later and maybe it’ll click for you!


  4. Eleanor Eckelkamp January 7, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply

    How do you print the diamond hat off I have try four time and it will not print the pattern off;(
    I make baby hat for the hospital and was going to try this hat for the hospital;)
    Thank you


    • Tanya Naser January 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm Reply

      You have to visit any of the pattern stores that I have listed in the post and download it from there.


  5. […] little over three years ago I started up this tiny little blog with my first ever pattern, the Diamond Pattern Hat. I struggled FOREVER trying to help people who messaged me in facebook or emailed me understand how […]


  6. Beth Willis March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Oh, yes, and thank you, too, for taking the time to video!


  7. Beth Willis March 3, 2015 at 6:59 pm Reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I was going crazy trying to follow the Diamond Ridges Hat Pattern. I’m going to try this right now! Many blessings to you!


  8. Jori January 12, 2015 at 9:18 pm Reply

    I had soooo much fun with this pattern! Added some braids and matching leg warmers for my 2 year old granddaughter….thank you for sharing!


  9. Katherine November 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm Reply

    Thank you sooooooooooo much!!


  10. Sandra Warner August 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Hi my name is sandra .i am having a difficult time with the hat curling.I dont know what i am doing wrong. I am following your tutorial plus the instructions all i am getting is a flat doily .Do you have any ideas why it is not curling.I uaed worsted weight yarn and am using a 4.5 mm hook.Please help i really like this pattern


    • Tanya Naser August 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm Reply

      The hat will remain relatively flat until you stop increasing and then it will dramatically pull up and into a recognizable hat shape 🙂 Don’t give up!!


  11. ridaguardon February 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Thanks a lot, very good tuto.


  12. spepper1616 December 28, 2013 at 1:30 am Reply

    How long does it take before the hat starts to get smaller once you begin making the diamonds? Mine is still fairly flat…


    • Marissa December 28, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

      It will stay completely flat for you until you complete all of your increase rounds. After those rounds are complete, the hat will begin to rapidly take shape.


  13. Dawn December 14, 2013 at 10:47 am Reply

    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.


  14. lizbeth leon December 12, 2013 at 11:30 am Reply

    muy hermosos y se entiende muy bien gracias por compartir


  15. C.S. Weaver October 28, 2013 at 11:52 am Reply

    Super! Watched the videos first. If I get stuck, I can surely remind myself with the pictorials. Great free gift for us all, thank you very much.


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  17. Liz March 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply

    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!!


  18. Mel-Kate February 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm Reply

    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!


  19. livingwithmydecisions January 19, 2013 at 12:08 am Reply

    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 😀 Thank you so much for sharing these free and amazing patterns. They are perfect for a beginner like me.


    • Marissa January 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm Reply

      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!


  20. Michelle January 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm Reply

    was wondering what I am doing wrong. I have been trying to find the PDF of this pattern?
    Lovely design by the way ♥


  21. Julie January 2, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply

    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.


  22. Connie December 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm Reply

    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!


    • Marissa December 15, 2012 at 1:22 am Reply

      You could absolutely continue just fpdc around the hat! It would make a beautiful finished design 🙂


  23. fan facebook December 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm Reply

    Hi! I just want to offer you a huge thumbs up for the excellent info you have right here on this post.
    I am returning to your site for more soon.


  24. Regina December 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing!!


  25. Emz November 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm Reply

    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.


  26. Arlea October 18, 2012 at 8:29 am Reply

    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!


  27. Kimon September 14, 2012 at 10:51 am Reply

    Very nice work!!! I had a problem with the written pattern from raverly and then I found your blog!!! Thnx a lot!!


  28. Lois Pittman February 9, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply

    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!


  29. Albert Burnside January 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

    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.


  30. haya fahmy January 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm Reply

    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


  31. Terry January 20, 2012 at 6:31 pm Reply

    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!!


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  33. chelle January 9, 2012 at 2:02 am Reply

    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


    • Marissa January 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply

      You’re very welcome! I’d love to see your finished hat if you’re willing to share!!


  34. chelle January 9, 2012 at 12:05 am Reply

    thank you soo much!!


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