Hats

Here is my collection of free crochet hat patterns for adults as well as a few for babies and children. Currently you have over 60 patterns to choose from. Most of them are for the winter to keep you warm, but there are also a few brim hats for the summer.

Crocheted hats make for great gift ideas, and can be paired with a cowl, a pair of fingerless gloves or even a pair of boot cuffs to make a complete set.

All free crochet patterns are written in US terms.

Adjusting the Hat Size

Many of these crochet hats are given in an adult small, but can be adjusted for any size as needed for newborns to extra large adult size.

Hats that are started at the crown can be difficult to measure for the correct size prior to finishing. Luckily we have a formula! I go into full details of how it works in this Crochet Hat Size Chart.

Crochet hats that are started at the brim are easier to adjust to a different size as you can simply slip the first few rounds of the hat over the head to determine whether or not the fit is comfortable.

To make that even easier, a lot of my hats that are started at the brim, are started with a narrow strip of ribbing that is made simply by crocheting into the back loops only. The strip is worked in short rows until you have reached a desired circumference. Once you have the circumference needed, the strip is joined together along the short ends with a slip stitch. You then begin to work in rounds for the body of that.

It truly does not get any easier that than when it comes to making adjustments to the size.

Substituting with Different Yarns

A lot of my hat patterns are worked in Red Heart Super Saver. Although this yarn is great for hats, I’ve found Vanna’s Choice gives you even more stretch than the super saver. So if you can get the gauge to match, or if the size is easy to customize, go for it! Or, use any other worsted weight yarn that you like.

Lining Your Crochet Hats

Another thing about crocheted hats is that they are not as warm as most of the winter hats that you can purchase in the stores. To add more warmth to them you can line the inside with a warm and stretchy materials. Jersey knits or even a fleece are two good options. Fleece is not as stretchy, but it can work for beanies that come down on your forehead.

Customizing Your Crochet Hats

Add a Pom Pom. Any hat that is gathered at the top would look good with a pom pom attached to it. You can purchase a faux fur pom pom, or, make your own by following this tutorial: How to Make a Pom Pom.

Add Appliques. Add your favorite appliques along the brim of your hat. Flowers are perfect for the spring weather, while a few orange and yellow eaves pinned together would look lovely for the fall. As for Christmas you could try a candy cane or any other applique that you like. You get the idea!

Add Stripes. If you have a lot of leftover yarns, crochet hats are the perfect way to clean up that yarn! You can make a hat stand out with as little as one or two rounds of a different color worked near or around the brim of the hat.

Top 10 Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Single Crochet Beanie (Beginner-friendly pattern)
Solid Shell Stitch Crochet Hat
Free Crochet Newsboy Hat Pattern
Pretty Simple Slouch Hat
Criss Cross Slouchy Beanie
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern (Perfect for Beginners)
Fallin’ Back Hat
Two Together Beanie
Beaded Stripes Easy Crochet Slouchy Hat
Crochet Ribbed Hat

Lacy Shells Crochet Beanie

Lacy Shells Crochet Beanie

Here is a free crochet beanie pattern for women. The free crochet hat features a fun and textured lace that you’ll enjoy wearing in not-so-cold weather.

Simple Lace Crochet Hat

Simple Lace Crochet Hat

This crochet lace hat is perfect for spring and fall weather or for those with mild winter temperatures. The crochet hat pattern is given in one size but can be adjusted in the multiple provided.

Striped Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Striped Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Although given in a baby size, you could easily modify this to any size. The pattern provides two variations on how to work the colors.

Granny Stitch Crochet Hat

Granny Stitch Crochet Hat

Free crochet pattern for a baby or children’s hat. The pattern uses a granny style stitch combination.

Single Crochet Beanie Pattern

Single Crochet Beanie Pattern

FREE single crochet beanie hat pattern. The pattern is easy to crochet as it’s mainly crocheted up in the single crochet stitch. Pattern can be crocheted to fit any head size.

Cross Stitch Crochet Brim Hat and Cowl

Cross Stitch Crochet Brim Hat and Cowl

This crochet brim hat pattern comes with a cowl to match. It’s a lovely set for winter, but the hat can also be worn in the summer if crocheted in a cotton yarn. Simply choose your material to match the gauge to make your hat for the season of choice – acrylic for the winter…

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

You will find that this easy crochet hat pattern is not only easy to whip up, but it’s also super easy to adjust in size from baby to adult. Plus, it features a pretty and textured stitch pattern that you’ll enjoy wearing. As for the pom pom, it’s optional but adds a lovely touch. The…

Lace and Puff Crochet Hat and Cowl

Lace and Puff Crochet Hat and Cowl

This crochet hat and cowl pattern is crocheted with the puff stitch and a bit of open lace for a nice lacy but cozy hat and scarf set for the fall or spring weather. I love the bit of lace at the top of the hat, it’s perfect for showing off your crochet talent, especially…

Simple Baby Hat

Simple Baby Hat

This baby hat pattern is worked off the Simple Ponytail Hat. It is designed to fit a 12 month old baby. Although shown in a dark blue, I would say this hat is more fitting for a baby girl. The pattern has a bit of an open stitch pattern, which makes it perfect for a…

Simple Ponytail Hat

Simple Ponytail Hat

This ponytail hat pattern is perfect for those with long hair. It has an opening at the top to allow the bun to sit on top of the hat. Really cool actually. The pattern is given in one size, with basic instructions on how to modify for a custom fit. You might also enjoy the…

My First Hat by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

My First Hat by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Crochet this adorable newborn baby hat pattern by Cream Of The Crop Crochet in any color that you like to suit either a baby girl or a baby boy. Girls will prefer the cute little bow, but for a boy, why not try a cute little animal or car applique. The crocheted hat is nice…

Poppin’ Pumpkin Hat

Poppin’ Pumpkin Hat

As with most of my hat patterns, this one can be adjusted to any size that you like. It features the front post post stitch, including the front post popcorn, to give you lots of textures to keep you warm in the cool fall weather. And in orange it can be a fall pumpkin, but…

Slippery Surface Crochet Hat

Slippery Surface Crochet Hat

This hat is super cozy due to the layer of surface crochet. And then I made mine extra long so I could fold the ribbed edge up for an even thicker layer around the ears and forehead. The little dude in the picture is looking a wee bit sad as he was rather warm during…

V-Stitch Adult Hat by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

V-Stitch Adult Hat by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Here is another beautiful design by Cream Of The Crop Crochet. This one is for an teen / adult hat crocheted up using the v-stitch. What I like about the stitch is that it has a nice open lace, thus making it perfect for summer and for transitional weather in the fall and spring. Simply use a…

Preemie/Newborn Snowman Hats

Preemie/Newborn Snowman Hats

It’s the last Friday for us to celebrate Christmas in July. And once again, we have Cream Of The Crop Crochet to help us to make this celebration possible. Today, we have a cute little snowman hat to fit the little heads. We have four baby sizes from preemie 1-3 pound babies to 9-11 pound babies. With…

Baby Brim Hat

Baby Brim Hat

Here is a basic baby brim hat to fit a 6-12 month old baby. It’s crocheted in a grey for a baby boy, but I imagine a pretty pink or purple would look just as lovely for a baby girl. For a brim hat, it’s a bit long, but I wanted something to kind of…

Crochet Pom Pom Beanie Pattern

Crochet Pom Pom Beanie Pattern

This crochet pom pom beanie is given for a baby size, but you can easily increase this to any other sizes as well, including adult sizes.

Preemie/Newborn Sun Hat Pattern by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

Preemie/Newborn Sun Hat Pattern by Cream Of The Crop Crochet

This adorable baby sun hat pattern is brought to you by Cream Of The Crop Crochet. Currently the website specializes in animal and other fun and cozy winter hats in all baby sizes from preemie and up. You’ll also find a nice variety of patterns for yourself, such as wraps, hats and scarves. Thank you…

The Bonanza Beanie

The Bonanza Beanie

I love patterns that are easy to adjust to any size that you need, and this is another one of those. The crochet hat pattern is given in a simple multiple of two. It’s started at the brim, which can be crocheted in any even number of rows until it reaches comfortably around your head….

The Frolic Hat

The Frolic Hat

The frolic hat is super easy to crochet from start to finish. Along the brim I worked some bobbles, then afterwards I alternated between a single crochet and double crochet round. It’s a pretty stitch that’s perfect for winter or spring. The pattern is given in one size only, but the brim is easy to…