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Bernat Pop! Yarn Review and Crochet Hat Pattern

So there I was in my local Walmart’s yarn aisle, trying hard not to put one of everything in the cart when I saw it. A new yarn, Bernat Pop! I quickly emptied the shelf into the cart and ran to the checkout like I just conquered the world. Ok, ok I guess it didn’t happen exactly like that, but I did pick out one.

Bernat Pop! Yarn Review

bernat pop yarn

*A little disclaimer before I move on with this review. All opinions are entirely my own and  I did not receive compensation, monetary or otherwise for this review.

Bernat Pop! Is a 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn that has long self-striping colorways. The one I picked was called Lipstick on your Collar. It actually has little color smudges on the yarn! Which I thought added a lot of interest.

How Big Is It?

It comes in 5oz cakes with approximately 280 yards each. These cakes look really big and when I picked it up I thought it would have some weight to it, but it was surprisingly light. Like holding a cloud.

where can we buy it?

Right now this yarn is available in store at Walmart. According to Yarnspirations face book page it will be available at all other retailers in April 2017.

Would you use this yarn again?

This yarn was a joy to work work with. It wasn’t splitty at all and seamed to glide on and off my hook with ease. The hats I made are really soft to wear and not scratchy at all.

I will definitely be using this yarn again and I think it would suit a variety of different projects.

Ok, on to the pattern I promised.

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Materials

    • 1 skein Bernat Pop!
    • 6mm Crochet Hook
    • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
    • Scissors
    • Optional: Clover Large Pom Pom Maker *(affiliate link)


Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: On the band, 7 stitches x 5 rows = 2in x 2in
  • Sizing: The larger hat should fit most Adult women. The little hat should fit a 2-4 year old. It fits my 2 ½ year old perfectly with a little room to grow.

Abbreviations

  • Ch: chain
  • Sk: skip
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Sl St: slip stitch

Note: I started with the adult hat and moved on to the toddler size hat but you could surely start with the toddler hat and finish with the adult size… or just make the adult size or just the toddler size. Basically I’m saying have fun and be creative.

Adult  Size Pattern

Band

Ch 9

Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn (8 sc)

Row 2. Working in BLO, sc in each stitch across (8sc)

Row 3-50: repeat row 2.

Fold band together to make a tube. Sl st edges together through the BLO of each edge. Turn your work so the seam is on the inside.

Body of hat

Round 1: ch 1. Place 29 groups of 2 sc evenly around the band of hat. Join with a sl st to top of first sc. (58 stitches)

I did this by placing 2 sc in the little spaces shown in picture below and 4 extra groups of 2sc in the “non-spaces” in 4 different places around the band. Make sure to space your extra  sc groups evenly apart so there is no weird bunching.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sk 1st st. *2 sc in next, sk 1, repeat from * around. Join with slip st to 1st sc.

Rnd 3-20: repeat round 2 (if you want it a little more slouchy add 2-3 more rounds). At the end of the last round cut your yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew top shut.

Finishing

Turn hat inside out. Using your tapestry needle sew back and forth around the edge of hat. Pull on yarn to cinch top closed and sew a couple stitches in top of hat. Weave in ends.

*At this point I made a pompom using my Large Clover Pom Pom maker for the little hat. I have a tutorial HERE. I didn’t want the bright pink color to end part-way around the band of the hat.

Little Sized Hat: 2-4 year old

Band

Ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across. ch 1 turn. (6 sc)

Row 2-46: working in BLO sc in each stitch across (6 sc)

Fold band together to make a tube. Sl st edges together through the BLO of each edge. Turn your work so the seam is on the inside.

Body of hat

Round 1: ch 1. Place 25 groups of 2 sc evenly around the band of hat. Join with a sl st to top of first sc. (50 sc)

I did this by placing 2 sc in the little spaces shown in the picture above and 2 extra groups of 2sc in the “non-spaces” in 2 different places around the band. Make sure to space your extra sc groups evenly apart so there is no weird bunching.

Rnd 2: ch 1, sk 1st st. *2 sc in next, sk 1, repeat from * around. Join with slip st to 1st sc.

Rnd 3-17: repeat round 2.  At the end of the last round cut your yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew top shut.

Finishing

Turn hat inside out. Using your tapestry needle sew back and forth around the edge of hat. Pull on yarn to cinch top closed and sew a couple stitches in top of hat. Weave in ends.

*Attach pom pom you made after ending the adult hat.If desired make another pom pom and attach it to the adult hat.


If you want to see behind a the scenes look at how these hats progressed, check out my Instagram! Don’t forget to use #theunraveledmitten so I can see your projects!

Have you tried Bernat Pop! yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments.

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5 comments

    • Heather says:

      This yarn would make a fantastic blanket! Its so soft. I have seen alot of people use them to make corner 2 corner blankets, but not much else… Barb you may have just given me an idea 💡.

      • Barb says:

        Awesome now I am going to have to give the corner to corner a try I have never done a c2c but there is always a 1st time and I cant wait to see what you come up with for a blanket

    • Heather says:

      Hi Sandra! There is just not many of patterns out there specifically for this yarn yet. I have seen alot of people do Corner-to-Corner and Never-ending Granny Square blankets with it. You could always substitute the recommended yarn in a pattern that calls for worsted weight yarn with the Pop.

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