Even if you’re a total crochet newbie, a hat is a perfect project to get on your hook.
They can often be completed with basic stitches, work up quickly, and the finished garment makes a great gift or practical item to keep for yourself!
A basic pattern is the ideal starting place for a beginner, but what about experienced crocheters?
Don’t worry! There are plenty of unique and challenging hat patterns out there, too.
We’ve rounded up some stand-outs here. Check them out and choose your favorite!
21 Unique Crochet Hats
A hat is a project that any crocheter can tackle. A simple beanie is a practical and accessible project for a beginner, but there are tons of other creative crochet hats out there, too!
Check out some of these crochet hats and hat patterns. We've included some simple but attractive classic styles and plenty of unique ones, too.
Crochet Octopus Hat Pattern
If you're looking for a totally unique hat that is guaranteed to turn heads, this is it. This hat gives the impression of an octopus sitting on your head, complete with tentacles hanging down past your shoulders.
It will keep your head warm while starting countless conversations, or you could use it as the centerpiece of a Halloween costume.
Slouchy Witch Hat Crochet Pattern
Whip up this hat for Halloween or any time you're feeling a bit witchy. It has a slouchy point and a brim that can be optionally supported with wire. Once spooky season is over, make one in red and white for a Santa-style hat.
Ribbed Brioche Beanie Pattern
This ribbed beanie is a perfect project to make for gifts. It's a classic style and quick to make, and the spiral design of the rib knit at the top of the hat gives it a unique twist. There are only two stitches in this hat, so even total beginners can dive right in.
Crochet Hood Pattern
A grown-up Little Red Riding Hood comes to mind when we see this crochet hood-style hat with tassels. It's a quick project to make in super-bulky yarn and a great choice for chilly climates. The hooded style will keep your ears protected from the freezing wind.
Embossed Climbing Vine Beanie
The embossed climbing vine design on this beanie adds detail to the simple structure of the hat itself. It's an advanced pattern, suited for the established crochet artist who wants to make a more unique and detailed hat.
Christmas Elf or Santa Hat
This cute and slouchy elf or Santa hat is worked from the bottom up in half-double crochet stitch and uses super chunky yarn for a quick result. The pattern comes in five sizes from baby to adult large, so you can whip up a set for the whole family- perfect for Christmas card photos!
Slouchy Mandala Hat Crochet Pattern
This slouchy mandala hat would make the perfect addition to a summery bohemian-style outfit. The mandala design puts a unique spin on the classic slouchy beanie, and while the lacy stitches look detailed and impressive, the pattern is easy enough for a beginner.
Chunky Crochet Baseball Cap
This crocheted baseball cap is a fun and unique alternative to the traditional cap. It's made in a brown, tan, and green pattern that looks like army fatigues and comes with matching earrings.
Skull Crochet Bucket Hat
Here is a perfect hat for someone with an edgy or punk style. The skull design is available in several colors.
Sunflower Bucket Hat
This oversized bucket hat is made from a soft acrylic yarn, which is lightweight and breathable enough to wear in the spring or fall months when you need just a little extra warmth.
We love the granny-square-style construction of this hat.
Cat Hat and Cowl Set Pattern
This crochet beanie with cat ears comes with a whiskered cowl to complete the feline look. It's perfect for keeping little animal lovers warm and would make a lovely homemade Halloween costume.
Here is one time when it's okay to go out in your curlers! Try this hat for a Halloween costume or as a funny photo prop for a baby.
Minnie Mouse Beanie Crochet Pattern
Is there a little Disney fan in your house? If so, this hat pattern is for you! Complete with the iconic polka dot bow and round ears, this Minnie Mouse beanie is sure to please any child or adult Mouseketeer.
Crochet Flower Fairy Hat
This crochet fairy flower hat is perfect for cosplay. Use it to top off a nymph, witch, or fairy costume. The pattern is completed in pieces, so you can create almost any flower by selecting the shape and number of petals you need.
Crochet Steampunk Tilted Top Hat Pattern
When it comes to unique hats, this steampunk-style crochet top hat gets full marks. It is embellished with curly details and a crocheted poinsettia, and thanks to tight stitching, the hat stands on its own without the use of wire.
Posh Puffs Beanie Crochet Pattern
This puff stitch beanie is perfectly stylish and trendy. It would look great on the ski slopes or just walking outside in a winter wonderland. This pattern can be made in six sizes from baby to adult.
Pumpkin Spice Beanie Crochet Pattern
Lean into your basic fall aesthetic with this beanie. The bobble stitches are designed to look like little pumpkins, so you can stay warm while proclaiming your love of all things Autumn. This pattern is appropriate for an advanced beginner.
Dinosaur Hat Crochet Pattern
This dinosaur beanie is sure to be your little one's new favorite hat. It's a good thing, too, because it will also be their warmest hat, with ear flaps and ties to keep everything snugly covered. A sweet little heart embellishment is optional.
Ember Cabled Beanie Pattern
The classics are classics for a reason! This cabled beanie will keep your head warm and cozy, and this old favorite never goes out of style. The pattern comes with a video tutorial to help you achieve the cabled look.
Crochet Triceratops Hat Pattern
If you're tired of making basic beanies and ready for a challenge, give this triceratops hat pattern a try. This adorable and detailed hat is sure to thrill any dinosaur lover. It would be perfect for a Halloween costume, dress-up play, or just staying warm.
Tiger Earflap Hat Pattern
This realistic tiger hat pattern is another great option for a costume, dress-up, or everyday wear. The main body of the hat is crocheted and the details are sewn on with felt.
8 thoughts on “21 Unique Crochet Hats That Are Sure To Amaze You!”
Wonderful choice, thank you very much ♥ ♥ ♥
Some of these hats are really beautiful!
I also do crochet hats, this is one of the most insane.
I made this hat for a videoclip, do you like? :-)
Hi there! Very lovely and cool hat choices!
I also crochet hats (among other things). Probably one of the wilder ones is:
Hope you like it!
Hi. Very unique! I’d like to add my site for future consideration.
Thanks Kathryn, for featuring ‘my Journey’ hat. A friend, having just found it, sent me the link. I have been enjoying learning about some other talented crochet artists from the artist links above mine. I know what my spare time will be filled with today ! lol
You should check out my friend Helena’s wondeful unique crochet, she’s the one who found this page. http://spunoutpost.blogspot.com.au/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/hellena-post/
Thanks for the info!
Lovely Crochet Designs..
Great website ; )
What a fabulous collection of hats. Thank you for this