Best baby and kids hat crochet patterns
From baby crochet hats, crochet sun hats and crochet hats for teenagers, there's something for all those young'uns in our pick of the best baby and kids crochet hat patterns!
From winter warmers to summer style - we all love a crochet hat! Hat's are a great project for those who've recently got into crochet, as they not only use some essential crochet techniques (such as working in the round), but they're still a project that you can finish relatively quickly.
There's an incredible amount of crochet hat patterns available in almost every style conceivable, so we're going to take a look at some of the best crochet hat patterns for babies and kids (including some brilliant free crochet patterns). It's always worth checking the sizes that a crochet hat pattern is made to, as some will be for a specific size and others will come in a range (we love these ones as you can get years out of a single pattern).
It's also worth noting that crochet hat patterns for teenagers generally fall into the same category as adults (although we've included a few here that will suit older kids), and if you're a confident crocheter you can make some adjustments to adult patterns by changing your yarn or hook size to make a slightly smaller hat.
If you fancy making an adult hat, you can always check out our pick of the best crochet hat patterns, but keep reading to check out our favourite baby and kids crochet hat patterns!
Top 20 baby and kids hat crochet patterns
1. Free Strawberry baby hat crochet pattern
Fancy making your little one a crochet hat that is just as sweet as they are? Then this free strawberry hat crochet pattern by Cara Medus is perfect for you! With a few fancy crochet and embroidery stitches making those little pips, and some cute green leaves on the top, your baby will look the pick of the strawberry patch!
Find the Free Baby strawberry hat crochet pattern here.
2. Boy in blue baby crochet hat pattern
'Ello guvnor! If your little chap is a right proper geezer, then he definitely needs his own crochet flat cap! This super-cute design by Hannah Cross fits babies from 0-6 months, so even your new-born can rock that peaky blinder style!
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Buy the Boy in blue baby crochet hat pattern on Ravelry
3. Kids crochet sun hat pattern
It's always a nightmare getting kids to keep a hat on those super-sunny days, but that won't be a problem when you hook them their very own crochet sun hat! This fab fedora is made using Lion Brand Rewind yarn - a tape yarn made of polyester and viscose which means it's lightweight, cool and mouldable (so they can wear it in that cowboy style if they want). It only uses simple stitches so it perfect for relatively new crocheters, and the pattern can be made in 4 sizes from baby to tween - oh and there's an adult size pattern too so you can match!
Buy the Kids crochet sun hat pattern on Etsy
4. Gruffalo kids crochet hat pattern
We're going straight from a summer hat to a winter warmer, and this one's perfect for your little monsters! Inspired by the popular children's book, this fun hat let's kids pretend to be the Gruffalo themselves (as well as keeping them warm). It's made using DK yarn and includes instructions for sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years and 3-10 years.
Buy the Gruffalo kids crochet hat pattern on Etsy
5. Kids bucket hat crochet pattern
Back to summer hats again now, and this super-cute design from Hobbii is just perfect for shading your kids while keeping them cool! Hooked in cool cotton and with a fun textured stitch pattern for you to enjoy, it's a great unisex design that kids will love wearing all summer yarn (why not make them a few in different colours so they can take their pick). The pattern includes 3 sizes, as well as including step-by-step picture guides in the pattern.
Buy the Kids bucket hat crochet pattern on Hobbii.co.uk
6. Free Dinosaur kids beanie hat crochet pattern
If you're looking for a ROAR-some crochet hat pattern that your kids will love, then look no further than this fabulous free pattern by Crafty Creations. With it's fan spikes, cosy ear-flaps, awesome plaited ties and bright colours, we think kids of all ages will love it - and maybe adults too, as the pattern covers sizes from newborn to adults!
Find the Free Dinosaur kids beanie hat crochet pattern on Lovecrafts
7. Crochet crown baby hat pattern
Ok so maybe it's more of a headband than a hat, but how ridiculously cute is this crochet crown pattern from Lion Brand yarns!?! With a fun set of stitches and hooked in an Aran weight yarn, its a a great accessory for your little prince or princess - perfect for the 2023 Jubilee too!
Buy the Crochet crown baby hat pattern from Lion Brand Yarns
8. Free kids pomtop hat crochet pattern
When it comes to winter crochet hats, you really can't beat a classic bobble hat! This fab free pomtop design features a fab ribbed stitch pattern which will help it to super-cosy, and that big fluffy pompom finishes it off perfectly! The pattern includes sizes for 1-2 years, 3-5 years and 6-10 years, and includes some handy step-by-step pictures too!
Find the Free kids pomtop hat crochet pattern on Lovecrafts
9. Free kids fox hat crochet pattern
If a plain bobble hat isn't quite fun enough for your little one, then how about this fabulous fox hat crochet pattern by Caron. It's a relatively simple make with some easy additions to give it that foxy character, and is available in sizes from 6 months - 8 years.
Find the Free kids fox hat crochet pattern on Lovecrafts
10. Free bucket hat crochet pattern
What about those tricky teenagers? They need to wear a summer hat too, but they're oh so fussy! Well fortunately it appears bucket hats are totally back in fashion, and this free crochet bucket hat pattern is a project that you'll love hooking up and (hopefully) your teen will love showing off too! Technically it's an adult crochet hat pattern, but should easily fit most older teens - but you could always try using an DK yarn instead of an Aran yarn and reduce your hook size to make it slightly smaller.
Find the Free bucket hat crochet pattern here
11. Chunky kids cat hat crochet pattern
We love a super-quick crochet project, and as this hat is made in super-chunky yarn you'll have it hooked up in no time at all! It's also surprisingly simple, as its crocheted in a rectangle and then seamed to create the cat ears shape. It can also be made in sizes to fit everyone from babies to adults, and the pattern also includes a handy video tutorial too!
Buy the Chunky kids cat hat crochet pattern on Hobbii.co.uk
12. Free kids crochet shark hat free pattern
Here's another free crochet hat pattern that is full of fun! This free shark hat crochet pattern by RepeatCrafterMe is another relatively simple pattern, but with a few interesting stitch techniques to create those teeth! It can be made in a range of sizes from baby to adult so the whole family can enjoy some shark shenanigans... just don't blame us if you get the baby shark song stuck in your head!
Find the Free kids crochet shark hat free pattern here
13. Woven boys beanie crochet pattern
If your child wants a hat that is a bit more 'grown up', then how about this boys beanie crochet pattern from Lion Brand yarn. With a fab texture thanks to the basket weave stitch and ribbed cuff, it's a great way of adding chunky texture to a plain or subtly variegated hat... although we personally think you're never too old for bright colours!
Buy the Woven boys beanie crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarns
14. Free double pompom baby crochet hat pattern
How could you possibly make a pompom bobble hat any better? By having two pompoms of course! This adorable free crochet baby hat pattern from Yarspirations includes instructions for sizes 6-12 months and 18-24 months, and also includes a handy tutorial video. The hat is also made in chunky yarn and features a lovely textured ribbing pattern, so will keep baby all snug and warm even on the coldest days!
Find the Free double pompom baby crochet hat pattern on Yarnspirations.com
15. Free kids rainbow granny stripe crochet hat pattern
Grab your colourful yarn and hook up this granny stitch crochet hat pattern for you little ones. Kid's will love the bright rainbow colours, and you'll love getting into the groove with that classic granny stitch pattern. Available in sizes 2-4 years and 6-8 years and with it's slouchy style, we can see this hat being a favourite accessory all year round!
Find the Free kids rainbow granny stripe crochet hat pattern on Yarnspirations.com
16. Free kids crochet sunhat pattern
Here's another kids sun hat crochet pattern that is perfect for summer! Hooked in Aran yarn and designed to fit 6-8 year olds, this pattern by Bergere de France features a fun stitch pattern and has a casual floppy style to it. It may be a bit tricky for crochet novices, but we reckon you can give it a go!
Find the Free kids crochet sunhat pattern on Lovecrafts
17. Rainbow earflap hat crochet pattern
We do have a bit of a soft spot for colourful rainbow stripes, so of course we love this rainbow earflap hat crochet pattern from Lion Brand. Hooked in 4ply yarn and with a couple of pretty pompom additions, we think this will go down a treat with kids!
Buy the Rainbow earflap hat crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarns
18. Baby beret crochet pattern
Fancy hooking up an adorable baby beret for your little one, then you'll love this fab pattern by Mrs Moon. With it's gorgeous colour combo and sweet little pompom, we think babies will look super-cute in it. It can be made in sizes to fit newborns, 3-6 months and 6-12 months, and the pattern does also include instructions on how to adapt it for bigger sizes too!
Buy the baby beret crochet pattern on Lovecrafts
19. Boho headband crochet pattern
Here's another pattern that is just perfect for teens (or also for anyone with long hair that want to keep it out of the way). This boho headband by TheHatandI comes in sizes from babies to adults, and looks fantastic hooked in a tweedy variegated yarn like in the pictures. With some lovely textures stitches and that clever turban-style twist, we think it's ever-so-stylish!
Buy the Boho headband crochet pattern on Etsy
20. Free citrus baby hat crochet pattern
We started this post with a sweet little strawberry hat, so let's end it with another fruit-based pattern - this fun citrus baby hat crochet pattern! Made of super-simple stitches and worked in a dk yarn, it's a quick and easy project to hook up for babies from 0-3 months!
Find the Free citrus baby hat crochet pattern on Lovecrafts
We hope you’ve enjoyed our pick of baby and kids hat crochet patterns. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.
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