Crochet Alongs

Christmas Hat Crochet Along 2018

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Let's crochet together!

Can I share something? We are OFFICIALLY closer to Christmas this year than to last Christmas. Can you believe it? That means it’s finally Christmas Hat Crocheting Season!

My friend Heather and I got to talking recently. Now, we know that it’s summer, and there are zillions of amazing beachy patterns out there to make. But both of us are really looking forward to fall, and cool weather crocheting.

We were sure we couldn’t be the only ones! Every year in our favorite Crochet Groups on social media, we hear people panicking about unfinished Christmas gift lists, and all-night crochet sessions to finish gifts. I know I’m guilty of this! Last year, I even sent out IOUs to a few folks!

So we thought it’d be GREAT fun to host a Christmas in July Crochet Along! But, since it is still ridiculously hot, we decided that hats were just the thing to make!

We’ve rounded up 8 of our best crochet buddies to share a free crochet hat pattern with you to make for Christmas. And who knows, maybe some of them will have a coordinating project to share for when the cool weather finally does return.

I am SO excited to finally get ahead this year! So let’s talk details:

Who Will Be Featured in the CAL?

The amazing Heather from the Unraveled Mitten will be hosting this CAL with me, Katie from Salty Pearl Crochet. We will have 6 incredibly talented designers joining us, including:

Nicki, from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Maria, of Maria’s Blue Crayon

Sarah, from Rich Textures Crochet

Kayla, from KMT Crochet Creations

Kirsten, of Kirsten Holloway Designs

Carol, from Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

and last, but certainly not least,

Megan from Left in Knots!

Enter the Giveaway!

From now until August 16, you can enter a giveaway I’m hosting to celebrate this CAL! I’m giving away 2 Digital $20 Joann Gift Cards, and there are some premium pattern giveaways included as well!

When Do We Start?

Here is the schedule of hats! This section will serve as your Crochet-Along directory, so be sure to bookmark this page to find the links!

July 25 – Mermaid Tears Beanie by Katie at Salty Pearl Crochet

July 27 – Child Sized Rapids Beanie by Heather at the Unraveled Mitten

July 30 – Diamond in the Rough Headband by Sarah at Rich Textures Crochet

Aug 1 – Christmas Hat by Kayla at KMT Crochet Creations

Aug 3 – Knit Look Elf Hat for Babies at Kirsten Holloway Designs

Aug 6 – Sierra Beanie by Maria at Maria’s Blue Crayon

Aug 8 – Pinecrest Beanie by Carol at Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

Aug 8 – Christmas Gift Beanie by Nicole at Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Aug 10 – Cookies and Cream Slouch Hat by Megan at Left in Knots

How Can I Join In the Fun?

Joining the CAL really just means hooking the project with us. You don’t have to do more than that, but it’s SO much more fun with friends!

I invite you to join us in my Salty Pearl Crochet Circle or in the Unraveled Mitten Crochet Club to ask questions, share photos and compare yarn choices.

You could also upload your project to Ravelry, by clicking the “Hook it!” button on the pattern listing. That’s a fabulous way to help out your favorite crochet designers, and share your tips and comments on the pattern to help out other crocheters.

Or, if you prefer, share your photos on Instagram. You can tag me @SaltyPearlCrochet and use the hashtags #ChristmasHatCAL and #SaltyPearlCAL so we can find each other!

Will it be free?

You bet! All our designers have generously agreed to offer you a free crochet hat pattern. Most of them are new, never-been-seen patterns, too!

Please thank them by leaving comments and likes or sharing on your favorite social media, or just by sharing your projects with them! It really encourages us to keep creating with you!

However, if you prefer to crochet on the go, most of the designers offer convenient, ad-free printable PDF copies of their patterns. You can find those details on each pattern page.

At Salty Pearl Crochet, I offer PDFs, but I love to treat my fans. If you’d like to subscribe to my newsletter for updates, and get a free Ravelry Coupon Code for my Shop, you can sign up here! There will probably be a special deal in my email during the CAL, too!

Have any more questions? Comment below!

I’ve done my best to answer just about everything I can for you, but please feel free to leave a blog post comment if you have any other questions!

Thank you so much for supporting Salty Pearl Crochet! Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information about the pattern. I love seeing your creations on Ravelry or Instagram (#SaltyPearlCrochet), and I am always happy to offer pattern support for all of my crochet patterns as written.

You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Katie Clary as the designer. Links back to my blog post are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to this blog post or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.

Want to connect? Join the Salty Pearl Crochet Circle so we can crochet together on Facebook. I would love to crochet along with you! Join my mailing list and receive the first updates and even some special promos and discounts in my newsletter, or you can follow me on:






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  1. Vickie Hughes Chupp says:

    Cannot wait how do we join.

    1. Katie says:

      Hi Vickie! You can join in the fun just by bookmarking this page and crocheting along. But if you prefer to get social, you can use the hashtag #ChristmasHatCAL on Instagram, or pop over to my Facebook group, The Salty Pearl Crochet Circle or Heather’s, the Unraveled Mitten Crochet Club.

      Hope to see you there!

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  4. Alejandra urrea says:

    This CAL is going to help me made a gift for everyone in my family and extender family that I will be visiting this Christmas vacation

    1. Katie says:

      How fun! I will be making a bunch for family, too. 😀

  5. I’ve been having SO much fun and learning new techniques that will serve me well in the future!

    1. Katie says:

      Thank you, Jo! I’m glad you’re enjoying it! <3 KC

  6. Cathy says:

    Looking forward to the fun.

  7. Jess says:

    I’m so excited excited! It makes variety easier when it’s a multi item CAL! Yay!! Thank you!!

    1. Katie says:

      Woohoo! So glad you’re excited about these!

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  9. Lori Holden says:

    All 5 of my grandkids will be getting crocheted hats made with love by Grandma!

    1. Katie says:

      The BEST kind of hat is made by Grandma with love! <3 You are amazing, I hope your lovely grands and kids treasure you- you deserve it! I'm off to give my Mother in Law a hug now.
      Thanks for the sweet comment!

  10. Kirsten says:

    Thank you for the wonderful patterns!

  11. Machella says:

    I’m excited to make some hats for my family and myself!

  12. Alysha Wolf says:

    Totally participated I’m so excited

  13. Lynne says:

    Lots of new hats to choose from for gifts!!

  14. cindyzs/freespiritczs says:

    Loving this cal and hats!! Thank you all

  15. Brandi Stevenson says:

    I donate several items to a few different fundraisers & charities through fall and winter so this gets me started on my contribution. Thank you!

    1. Katie says:

      That is absolutely fantastic! Go You donating! Do you have any favorite charities? Or do you donate locally to hospitals and shelters?

      You rock my socks off!Keep hooking!

  16. Josephine Marie says:

    Love all the patterns!!!

  17. Mary says:

    This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for having all of this out there for us :). We’re welcoming our first baby this November so this is perfect timing!

    1. Katie says:

      Aww congratulations! I love babies. <3 Enjoy preparing! It's such a sweet stage of life- topped only by meeting your little one.
      Best wishes!

  18. Courtney espinoza says:

    I’ll be making Christmas hats for family!

  19. wendy Cohoon says:

    I love this crochet along!!

  20. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to get started on these hats!!

  21. Kelly Criss says:

    I can’t wait to get “started”. I have half way started the Diamond in the rough headband, but I’m really behind as I’ve been on other projects. But I’m almost ready to put the pedal to the metal.

  22. Tracey Albrecht says:

    How exciting, can’t wait to get started

  23. dawn hinnenkamp says:

    Hope to make hats for everyone on my list this year and it looks like I will be able to make them all different with these patterns! fell in love with the first pattern released and now I don’t know which one I love more. though I do plan to make the sugar plum dreams for myself if I can adjust it to fit!

  24. Donna says:

    I plan on making hats for the 2 granddaughter’s and possibly 1 for myself. They will have to wait till we get home. I brought several different projects to finsh and yarn to make a mermad tail for the youngest granddaughter as she requested it almist 3 weeks ago. Told her I would have it done when we get back to Oklahoma the end of this month. Have a blessed week.

  25. Brandi Aldrich says:

    Found your blog through Sweet Potatoes Crochet Creations and KMT crochet Creations and so glad i did love your patterns

    1. Katie says:

      Thanks so much, Brandi! I will tell them you said so. 😀

  26. Erin Kitzman says:

    I’m excited to crochet some hats for friends, family, nieces, and nephews. 🙂

  27. Patty Boyer says:

    Plan to crochet hats for my granddaughters, who are in their 20’s. Great ideas for them!!

  28. Kathi` says:

    I’m making hats for my 9 grandchildren. I can’t wait to make the elf hat for my newest grand-daughter due in October. I think it will look adorable for Christmas pictures.

  29. Shamci Stanton says:

    I want to make hats for family and friends. I’m also going to make some for the NICU I work in.

  30. Morgan Schrodt says:

    I will be making a hat for my sister in law and my husband!! They are the only ones who really wear hats in my family!

  31. Karen Savage says:

    Fantastic nudge to start fall project planning! Already pinned hats & now favourited too! Just need the temperature to cool down now so I can get started

  32. Ashley says:

    So excited to make these awesome hats! Thanks for the free cal, and helping me get a head start on Christmas gifts

  33. Lisa Senecal says:

    I’m going to be making hats for family, as well as hats to donate for cancer patients.

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