Crochet hat patterns are perfect for so many different projects. Crochet hats for men, women and children of all ages can be made quickly as gifts, last-minute accessories or perfect charity donations. The 100+ patterns here, many of which are free crochet hat patterns, are varied in style, technique, design and the skill level required by the crafter. There should be plenty here to keep you busy crocheting hats all year long!
Free Beginner Crochet Hat Patterns
The free crochet hat patterns in this section all use basic crochet stitches that are easy enough for most beginners. The designs are all basic crochet beanie hats. You’ll find slouch hats and others styles of crochet hats in the other sections below.
This is a really easy free crochet hat pattern that uses only single and double crochet stitches. It includes a super simple appliqué that is just a crochet circle, adorned with a decorative button. This pattern is by Rescued Paw Designs.
This free crochet beanie hat pattern (also by Rescued Paw Designs) is made with basic crochet stitches so that beginners can comfortably make it. It uses single, double and treble crochet stitches. This crochet hat is worked with a large size N crochet hook and bulky yarn so it can be whipped up very quickly. It is a nice warm hat that is sized for teens / women.
This free crochet hat pattern by Elk Studio uses a crochet stitch pattern called Herringbone DC. It may sound intimidating at first but it’s just a variation on the basic double crochet stitch. She links to a video tutorial by Moogly that can help you figure it out even if you’re a beginner crocheter. A few simple color changes create outstanding stripes.
This free crochet pom hat pattern looks complicated but it’s actually super easy. The only thing that isn’t basic is that you work in the back loop only (BLO) at times. The pattern links to a Moogly video tutorial to teach you how to do that. The pom on top adds texture to the design but most of the work is done by the smart yarn choice. This crochet pattern is by Tangled Happy and is intended for teen / adult hats.
Crochet Hat Patterns with Fun Stitches
The crochet hat patterns in this section go beyond just the basic stitches and incorporate fun stitches such as puff stitches. They are for slightly more advanced crocheters although many of them are relatively easy designs.
This adorable free crochet hat pattern from B.hooked Crochet uses the beautiful textured puff stitch to create a warm, cozy sweater for the head. The designer has included a video tutorial for the puff stitch for those that may need more information about how it is made. The brim of the hat is made with single crochet stitches to keep it close to the head. This crochet hat can be made in varied sizes from child to adult.
Crochet cables make exquisite designs as you can see from this cable crochet hat pattern that has a matching scarf pattern from the same designer (My Rose Valley). She sells both patterns in her Etsy shop and offers them together at a discount. The pattern, which is available in both US and UK crochet terms, uses a simplified version of the cable stitch that is a great introduction to crochet cables.
Crochet Hat Patterns for Men
Some of the basic crochet hat patterns are certainly unisex designs but it is always nice to have a section of crochet hat patterns for men that you can easily jump to when the need to make such a hat arises. All of these designs can be adapted for men or women but are specifically suitable to menswear.
This thick front post crochet hat pattern is a free design offered by Cindy from My Recycled Bags. Front post double crochet stitches are used in combination with half double crochet for a very textured hat. This crochet hat is worked in worsted weight yarn with a size H crochet hook so it’s a great mid-range project that most people will have yarn on hand for. Cindy offers tips for adapting the design for women and smaller heads.
This crochet beanie hat pattern for men is by Elk Studio. It uses basic crochet stitches and is considered a beginner hat pattern. This hat is worked with a lightweight yarn so even though it is cozy, it can be worn in warmer months.
Crochet Slouch Hat Patterns
Many people like the style of the crochet slouch hat. There are quite a few different ways to make a slouch hat, incorporating varied stitches and using different types of yarn.
The Cottontail Slouch is a free crochet slouch hat pattern designed by Fiber Flux. It works up really quickly with just a half skein of yarn and a large size K crochet hook. It is worked primarily in half double crochet stitches with some post stitches in the beginning rounds. This slouch hat crochet pattern includes a video tutorial along with written instructions.
Gleeful Things has designed this crochet slouch hat pattern with options so that you can make it just a little bit slouchy or extra slouchy depending on your style preferences. She also offers different color suggestions. The design is based on another one of her crochet hat patterns, which itself can be made a little slouchy or not at all slouchy. She sells both crochet hat patterns in her Ravelry store.
This crochet slouch hat free pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet is so chic and stylish! It uses a worsted weight yarn and two crochet hooks (sizes I and K) and requires only knowledge of very basic crochet stitches. It has a decorative button detail. This free crochet slouch hat pattern also comes with a matching cowl pattern.
What you see here may not look like a crochet slouch hat. That’s because this smart hat design from Jessie At Home comes in two styles: a regular hat and a slouch hat version. Both of the designs use the unique Jacob’s Ladder crochet stitch to create a starburst patter at the peak of the hat. The crochet beanie hat pattern and crochet slouch hat pattern are both free crochet hat patterns written for four sizes (two child, two adult) and worked up with a J size crochet hook.
Crochet Hats for Babies and Children
Many of the crochet hat patterns throughout this post come in sizes that include children’s sizes. The crochet hats in this particular section are written for babies and children only. They include crochet animal hats, which are always a top choice for kids.
This free crochet baby hat pattern from Alli Crafts comes in five different sizes from preemie through one year. It is designed with basic crochet stitches to create a combination of thick and thin stripes. You could make many of them in different color combinations! This one has a crochet shamrock for St. Patrick’s day; instructions are available for it but it’s an optional addition. You could also adorn this baby crochet hat with other appliqués.
This free crochet child’s hat pattern is intended for kids that are about preschool age. It is designed by Olga Poltava of Lacy Crochet. It is an advanced crochet hat pattern worked with lightweight yarn and post stitches. The structure of the post stitches creates a very unique textured design.
This free crochet hat pattern is designed for children’s aged approximately 3-5. It is a spring crochet pattern with two flower appliqués. This kids crochet hat is worked in basic stitches but it has a star stitch border that really gives a unique pop to the design, especially worked in colorful variegated yarn.
Fiber Flux designed this free crochet kids hat pattern to work up quickly and keep kids extra warm. The color changes are created by the yarn itself, which is a thick yarn that crochets up with a size N hook. The pom pom is a nice touch to give the hat a winter feeling.
This crochet puff stitch hat pattern has instructions for a baby hat and one for kids. It comes from Rescued Paw Designs who assures beginners that the puff stitch is easy to learn and that a hat can be worked up in a day.
The crochet baby lamb hat free pattern from B.Hooked Crochet makes every baby even more adorable. It can be used as a costume, a baby photo prop or just to keep baby’s head warm and cute at the same time. It uses basic crochet stitches and a thick yarn, working up really quickly. A second yarn is used to give really cute detail to the inside of those lamb ears.
Mama In a Stitch made this crochet giraffe hat free pattern for her own little girl. It is worked using the crochet seed stitch. The face is added with yarn so it’s safe for all ages, although it is specifically designed for ages 18 months – 3 years.
This Spongebob Square Pants crochet hat free pattern actually comes with sizing information for all ages, including adults. Repeat Crafter Me has used single and double crochet stitches to create a square earflap hat. All of the detail comes from the color choices and the appliqués which are aided on with crochet and embroidery.
Vintage Crochet Hat Patterns
The crochet hat patterns in this section are a combination of vintage patterns and patterns that are contemporary but inspired by vintage millinery fashion. Cloche hats
This 1920s crochet cloche hat free pattern was designed by Hopeful Honey. It is a contemporary design inspired by one of the most fashionable periods in history. This free crochet pattern uses a unique crochet stitch called the camel stitch in both double and half double crochet. The designer includes a camel stitch video tutorial for those unfamiliar with this stitch. This cloche hat also includes a free crochet flower pattern that is worked by creating two flowers and then attaching them together.
The beret hat has a long history in a variety of cultures. This crochet beret free pattern from B.hooked Crochet has a beautiful starburst design made from a combination of stitches including post stitches and crochet clusters. This crochet hat pattern requires blocking for the best fit. It comes with written instructions as well as video.
Note: This page is in the process of being updated to include all 100+ crochet hat patterns. At the current time, you can find the rest of the patterns on the following pages:
And here are a few more crochet hat patterns that have not been organized into the body of this post yet:
Free crochet hat pattern @mooglyblog
Newborn crochet heart hat free pattern from Alli Crafts
Free crochet pattern for earflap hat, multiple sizes, also from Alli Crafts
Crochet beanie free pattern @ElkStudio_
Crochet slouch hat free pattern from @jessie_athome
Vertical Stripes premie beanie free crochet hat pattern from Alli Crafts
Free crochet pattern for baby’s St. Patrick’s top hat from @bhookedcrochet