Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way. When I first saw the Apache Tears pattern many years ago I fell in love with it. My YouTube video tutorial for the Apache Tears pattern has been a viewer favorite. With so many crochet and knitting projecting it seems I always have tons of half-used yarn skeins. If you’ve been following my posts of videos for any time you will know how much I hate to waste yarn and God forbid throw away partial skeins.
While looking thru my stash I found some colors that I felt would make a nice colorway. I choose shades of teal, mint, blue/greens and white. This pattern looks best when using several colors. You can make the hat all in a solid color but that doesn’t really seem to do the stitch pattern justice. With the cold weather soon upon us I wanted to make a hat using that same great Crochet Apache Tears pattern.
For the Crochet Apache Tears hat you will need 5 colors of medium weight yarn. I used small amounts and it was probably only a couple ounces of each color. This hat is for a 19-24 inch head circumference since it does stretch. If you want to make it for a child I suggest using a smaller hook size perhaps a size H (5.0mm) hook. The rest of the instructions would remain the same.
For those who prefer a video tutorial, I have posted the links to my free YouTube videos on the last page of this post.