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28 Beginner Crochet Hat Patterns for the Whole Family


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Beginner Crochet Hat PatternsHats serve a variety of purposes. They keep your head and ears warm in the winter or cool in the summer, they cover up a bad hair day (or, let's face it guys, a no-hair day), and they add the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. Crochet hats can protect your hair, scalp, and ears from the sun's harmful rays and keep the light out of your eyes, too. Keep your baby's head warm in cool weather with a snug little cap. You can make any of these patterns because they are especially for beginners, who are new to crochet. Even if you are an experienced crocheter, these beginner hat patterns will be a snap to make for any occasion.

Crochet hats make great gifts, and with this guide you can learn how to make crochet hats for the whole family using these free crochet hat patterns.

Below, you'll find beginner crochet hat patterns for Mom, Dad, children, and babies in all styles: brim hats, earflap hats, sun hats and more. Get started today!


28 Beginner Crochet Hat Patterns Table of Contents

  1. Classic Hats

  2. Stylish Hats

  3. Funky Hats

  4. Ski Hats

  5. Ear Flap Hats

  6. Summer Hats

  7. Sun Hats

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Classic Hats

Green and Blue Boy Striped Hat

Classic crochet hats are the fan favorites. These simple crochet hats never go out of style, so be sure to make one of the following styles for the whole family! Whether you're after a slightly slouchy hat or something simple with no added frills, these classic hats  are quick and easy. 


Stylish Hats

Quick Flower Hat

Work these crochet hat patterns up when you need a stylish breath of fresh air. These trendy hat patterns will instantly light up any outfit you wear. Accessorize your outfit with some bright crochet flowers for maximum cute appeal or work with bright colors to brighten up your look. 


Funky Hats

Child's Invincibility Star Convertible Hat

Get your groove on with these unique and out-there crochet hats. Whether worked up with a unique color combination or a non-standard construction (or even with some beginner colorwork), these hats will definitely help you stand out in a crowd. 



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Ski Hats

Just for Men Beanie

When you need to combine fashion with warmth and function, grab one of these crochet ski hats! They're made with thick yarn to keep your head cool while also looking stylish and trendy. 


Ear Flap Hats

Baby Elephant Crochet Hat

Stay extra warm this winter with crochet hats that tie under your chin! These crochet earflap hats will stay on, even in the harshest winds. 


Summer Hats

Men's Cabled Golf Hat

Even on the hottest days you'll need some form of hat whether to protect your head or shade your eyes - these crochet hats are all summer-approved!




Sun Hats

Straw Sun Hat

Floppy brims are all the rage during the summer when you need to shield your eyes from the harsh summer sun. 


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Great site

what does break mean in pattern - such as break b

Very nice website. I found this one is also very beautiful for kids. http// == t-pretty-panama-hat-for-girls/

Congrats to sugarbug4u 6784414, the winner of our recent comment contest. Thanks to all that entered! -editors of AllFreeCrochet

Beanies are my favorite to make and wear!

Love this website for free patterns. The funky hat for mom is super cute!

Love this site! Have made Mickey and Minnie beanies for all my grandkids 9, and beanies for all the new babies. Recently made a wide brim summer hat, for a hula demonstration where we had to wear hats. I have so many patterns saved, I just have to find time to make them all! Mahalo

How do I get this pattern?

My favorite hat is any hat I change them and adapt them for the person who will receive them. Beanies are the easiest usually.

Too many to pick just one!!! Love having all the patterns in one spot!!!

All Free Crochet is one of the best sites I've found!! Your site is easy to work with you have some great patterns for all of us to use. It allows me to be quite creative.

I have just recently started crochet and I have found your site invaluable, Thank you for the helpful patterns and how to's.

Love the website except for the ads that open over my sign in and my patterns put them off to the side or on the bottom of the page

I need a pattern for a marine hat and diaper cover? Does anyone have one?

Looking for patterns

While this is not the easiest site to navigate, and the printing is a bit harsh, (simply fixed by viewing my document first, or just copy and pasteing the pattern I want) I do enjoy this site so far. Lot's of great crochet Ideas :) I'll be recommending this site to others to use :)

I have been looking for a plain, open front, sleeveless vest to make for my 9 yr. old granddaughter. I saw a crocheted one in yellow yarn but lost the pattern before I could print it out. I would prefer a pattern in knit but crochet would also work. Thanks for any help I can get.

I have been looking for a girls open front, sleeveless vest for some time. I saw one on this site made in a yellow yarn but lost the pattern before I could print it out. The vest is a nice addition to outfits and provides warmth in this colder weather. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thank you in advance.

I just discovered this website. It looks wonderful, but- I just printed "Kirsten" the ear flap hat. It took FIVE pages to print. Yowser. Wish I didn't have to waste so much paper and ink. A lot of the stuff wasn't pattern, just pictures and comments.

You can go to print preview and select only the pages you want to print after you have downloaded.

i don't like not being able to leave a page before viewing all selections so you have lost me also how to get a pattern i want not to easy to figure out

We have replaced the chain mail hat. Thanks for catching that! Editors at AllFreeCrochet

I can't get the chain mail hat link to work.. always ends up on a beginner crochet page without that pattern :( I was hoping to make it for a LARP

Try this link

I am looking for a pattern for a hat its about 4 to 6 inches wide it dosnt cover whole head and it ties under neck and has curly Q and pom pom on back my Aunt use to make them in 1970 for me but she passed in 1979 so never got them again can anyone help I would like to make them for my granddaughters thank ya Connie


Have made most of these and they are wonderful. I make most all for charity and kids. Love doing it.


Do you have easy directions to make a toeboggan>?

I am trying to find different free hat patterns that would be good for cancer patients crochet

Hi, flovanc 6023377. Here is a link to a pattern for a Crochet Chemo Cap: . Hope this helps! Thanks! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

LOve all of your hat patterns

I would like to see more patterns that cancer patients can use since fall and winter is approaching. Thanks

I also want hats for cancer patients. Thanks

I love this and I am sure my granddaughter would love it too...where can she sign up for all these lovely hats?

would like to view hats

They are all adorable and I especially like the summer ones. I am anxious to try them.

I'm looking for a crochet pattern for a Pony tail beanie. Annette

Hi dreality710: Here's a great pattern for beanie with hole in back for pony tail. Actually, that is only 1 of the many ways this beautiful hat can be worn. Here's a link: (tetsubou = Japanese for 'helmet')

Nice, need a lot of the free ones.

very nice patterns and colours of yarn

Hi, GINNIET 3271977. Here is a link to all of our free poncho patterns: Hi, Linny67 8422288. We do not appear to have a pattern for a "popcorn hat" on our site at this time. However, here is a link to a tutorial on the popcorn stitch that you might find helpful! I hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeCrochet


Hi I am looking for a hat pattern called Popcorn Hat, can't remember if it was a free pattern or from Annie's Attic. Is it possible for you too help me find this. I'd appreciate it very much Thank you linda

Hi, norwayelaine 5375228. Here is a link to all of our free crochet hat patterns: You can also access it by clicking on "Hats" in our categories tabs along the left-hand side. Enjoy! - Editors of AllFreeCrochet

more pictures of hats to print please

@beegee21 7008953 -- I may have that pattern. Designed by Linda Cyr for Red Heart yarns. Begins "ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnd 2: [Inc in next sc] 6 times 12 sc." Is this the one? If it is, e-mail me at "garfield919["at" symbol]msn dot com"

@beegee21 7008953, Do you remember which eBook it was? Or the name of the pattern? Please provide us with a bit more information so that we can help you locate the pattern you're searching for. --Editors of AllFreeCrochet

I am looking for a pattern out of one of the e-books for crochet. I downloaded the book and now I cannot find the pattern. It is brown newsboy hat with a brim. br After i printed it out I realized I need to print the next page and now I am looking for the pattern and connot seem to find it. Please help. -Bernice Gronek

I would like a simple hat with the top threeforths in single crochet and double crochet on the bottom. With a ribbon woven around the botttom and large flower on a hair clip on the side.

I am looking for crochet patterns for outfits for 6 3/4" Cindy dolls, a variety of patterns for a 5 3/4" Air Freshener Doll and an "ANGEL" doll (9 1/2") pretty dress or "Angel" doll outfit. Can anybody help? Thanks very much. Kathy from The Kayleebug Shoppe

last night I found a cute cowboy hat for baby and was going to check my directions, can't find it today, not sure why?

I need a easy pattern to crochet a hat out of roving to felt. Thank you for all of your help. Okiegma

i really love it

What link can I go to for the "adorable minnie mouse baby hat" pattern? I have searched repeatedly and cannot find the pattern on your site. Beth

@jjeffers 7239756: In order to print, you will need to open the pattern, highlight the text, right click, copy, and paste it into a Word document and then print from there. Hope this helps! -- Editors of AllFreeCrochet

I have been unable to get the Lacy Sunny Baby Hat pattern to print. What is wrong??

i'm looking for a little girls crocheted roll brim hat pattern, with flowers crocheted in the middle part, you crochet about half of the hat, then crochet a ring of flowers around , then crochet the rest, not the flowers you pin on, but it's all crocheted togeather! Does anyone know where i can find the pattern? Thanks! Mary :)

I am looking for a hat pattern that has buttons up the side. It looks like it has an overlap along the side with 4 buttons. Anyone have something like this?

To Dsynr1 If you have a favorite scarf pattern then make it and fold it in half and stitch together from the fold down about 8- to 10 inches then fasten off turn inside out and you have a very nice hooded scarf! : )

I would like simple instructions for an adult beanie with the ear flaps and pigtales. I haven't been able to find one that is exactly what I would like to have. I have seen some that are really cute and would like to try to make one.

I need a pattern for a winter hat with attached scarf, knit or crochet. got one? Send it to me please. It's cooolllddd outside! Thanks and May God Bless!


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