Free Crochet Baby Hat Patterns Ideal for Beginners
The Easiest Pattern Ever
I love crocheting baby hats and want to share with you my favourite free easy patterns for beginners. I have included one simple free crochet pattern made special for beginners to help you to create a simple cute hat. One of the techniques does not even require you to be able to work in rounds, but lets you turn a rectangle into a hat!
Here you will find original patterns made either by me or designers I admire and patterns I have tried and tested myself.
I love the fact that these hats are so quick and easy to make. You can go wild with colours and styles and finishing touches to create the perfect hat.
Learn How to Crochet Step by Step
If you have arrived at this page and want to make a hat but don't know how to, then I can recommend my page on learning to crochet.
I remember looking longingly at the many beautiful patterns online and wishing I could learn how to make them. When I started learning I found it to be so easy,
I could not believe I had put it off for so long.
It really is easy to learn to crochet. I have put together step-by-step photos here for you to follow easily and to help all those who want to learn this wonderful pastime.
Baby Hat Pattern
I loved my daughters crocheted hat with ostrich feathers, but that was a long time ago, and now the up-to-date fashion has changed. My niece has just had a preemie baby and she was desperate for little hats to keep the baby's head warm. It is such a pleasure crocheting for someone you know.
I have made a few and I am surprised how easy these are to make. I have put together an easy pattern to follow, which you can adapt to any size you wish. Once you make one you can increase another couple of rounds to make the desired size. If you use larger hook or thicker yarn you are going to get a bigger size too.
I love working this way as you can create beautiful unique pieces that keep the little darling cozy and warm. You can add a brim to keep them shaded from the sun and make a crocheted sun hat! The possibilities are endless, all starting from a simple pattern of increasing in every round.
Using a 4.oomm uk hook or G6 and baby double knit yarn from cygnet
Again terminology used is US
CH 3, join
Rnd 1 - 10 SC in LP, Do Not Join
Rnd 2 - 2 SC in ea SC. 20 SC
Add a marker to your beginning stitch. (Tip: I am currently using a hair pin! It's a great marker.)
Rnd 3 - 1 SC in ea SC. 20 SC
Rnd 4 - 1 SC in next ST 2 SC in next ST. 30 Single SC
Rnd 5 - 1 SC in ea SC around. 30 Single SC
Rnd 6 - SC INC every 3 Sts. 40 Single SC
Rnd 7 - SC in ea SC around. 40 Single SC
Rnd 8 - SC INC every 4 Sts 50 Single SC
Rnd 9 - SC in ea ST around. 50 Single SC
Rnd 10 - SC INC every 5 Sts. 60 Single SC
Rnd 11-31- SC in EA SC around until you get the length of your cap.
I created a simple bow also:
Ch1 turn slip stitch into back loop of every stitch, chain 1 turn
Complete rows I complete 6 rows here for this one. Finish off and leave a long end to use to attach to hat and pull the middle in.
Cute as a Button Boys Cap
This is a really easy crochet pattern and works up easily.
This pattern includes close-up photos images and shows you how to find the center for your brim.
Amazing Crochet Toys
I just love it when I see what others have made from my patterns. And nothing is more delightful than these Crochet Critters Martha and her mother make for charity. The yellow hat is indeed the sun hat for kids, and the same pattern in purple is just beautiful.
Pattern for Girls
It really is so easy to make this beautiful hat.
All the hats on this page have been crocheted by me and I can guarantee they are free and simple to do.
Reference Books for Design and Techniques
My personal favourite book is The Crochet Bible which I still find useful even as en experienced crocheter. If I am designing something and want inspiration I flick through this book and get great examples of stitches. I love the photos that clearly demonstrate the texture of the stitches, making it easier to choose a stitch or finish the garment.
The Bible takes you from start to finish, with some lovely projects in between.
For any beginners and expert crocheters alike this is the ultimate book to have by your side. I get great ideas for the many stitch patterns and guides when designing my own projects.
Animal Hat with Ear Flaps
Roll-Top Brim Hat
This is really sweet for baby with its roll top brim. The designer explains how you can make it bigger too
Skill level: easy beginner
Size: newborn to three months
Stitches: single crochet, double crochet, slip st and chains
This aviator hat is popular and very easy to crochet. The baby's ears are covered with the earflaps, and the extra flap at the front creates an aviator style look.
I do love the flap finished off with the buttonst, although I came across a pattern the other day and it did indeed have the earflaps and a pair of crocheted goggles.
It really was sweet.
I think this hat would look fantastic finished off in warm fuzzy fur too.
Seed Sitich Pattern
Although this hat is started in continuous rounds to get the seed stitch pattern you then turn your work while creating the actual pattern. There is a lovely matching baby blanket pattern as well.
Baby Crochet hat Pattern, will you be trying it?
Deeply Textured Hat with Visor
This textured hat uses the Front Treble crochet stitch (ftrc) to create the texture around the hat.
The pattern comes in 4 sizes from preemie, new-born, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.
This is now my favourite baby hat pattern for boys!