Top 25 crochet hat patterns
No matter the season or how experienced you are, there’s a massive range of crochet hat patterns for you to make!
From bobble hats to baby hats, caps to cowboy hats - there's loads of different types of crochet hat patterns for you to try! We're big fans of crochet hats, as they're relatively quick to hook up and are often created with simple stitches.
With so many crochet hat patterns available it can sometimes be a little tricky knowing where to start, so we’re here to help make that decision easier. Whether you’re making your first ever crochet hat, or are an experienced crocheter looking for a new seasonal accessory, we’ve got hat styles and patterns to suit everybody.
What stitches do you need to know to crochet a hat?
Before you start making any crochet hat pattern, there’s one technique that you really need to know - how to crochet in the round. The vast majority of hat crochet patterns start off with a circle shape to make the crown of your hat. It’s important that you understand how this is done so make sure to read your patterns notes and instructions carefully before starting.
Many hats will also start off with a magic loop, which can prove to be a little tricky for beginners (although crochet hat patterns for beginners will sometimes offer an alternative method too). Don’t worry though, it’s easy to get the hang of with our how to make a magic loop tutorial.
The main stitches used to construct your hat will differ from pattern to pattern. As a general rule, UK double crochet stitches will often be used for hats that want to achieve a specific shape or create a solid crochet fabric. Half trebles, trebles and taller stitches, however, will be used to create hats with a relaxed fit and drape.
Top crochet hat patterns
To help you find the perfect crochet hat pattern for you (or your family), we've picked a range of free crochet hat patterns for every season, and included patterns for men, women, kids and babies! We’ve also included some of our favourite crochet hat patterns to buy too.
Free crochet hat patterns
Free crochet bobble hat pattern
We’re starting off with what we think is the perfect pattern for learning how to crochet a hat. Our simple crochet bobble hat is constructed using UK half treble and treble crochet stitches, which are really useful stitches for beginners to learn.
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It’s crocheted in the round using the method where you join each round with a slip stitch, which will make it easier to keep count of your stitches and means you don’t have to use stitch markers.
But that’s not the only reason this is one of the best crochet hat patterns for beginner. What we really love about this pattern is the fabulous colours! The rainbow brim transforms a plain coloured hat into a crochet wonder, and who could resist that gorgeous multi-coloured pompom?
- Try our How to crochet a hat tutorial today!
Free bucket hat crochet patterns
Bucket hats have made a real comeback recently, no longer being seen as a throwback to 90s style! These distinctive hats have become the must-have summer accessory in recent years, and are particularly popular with young people and festival goers.
If you fancy making yourself a totally on-trend hat, we’ve got a real treat for you! Here on Gathered, you’ll find two fabulous crochet bucket hat patterns to make. We’ve got a super simple bucket hat that beginners can enjoy and adorn with optional applique flowers. Alternatively you can get more technical and try your hand at our fabulous granny square bucket hat crochet pattern.
- Check out both of the Free bucket hat crochet patterns here on Gathered.
Free crochet sun hat pattern
If there's one accessory that is a summer must-have, it's got to be a stunning sun hat! This gorgeous free crochet sun hat pattern by Samanta Fornino will not only keep you protected from the dazzling sun but is also made in eco-friendly Raffia yarn - we love a bit of stylish sustainability!
- Check out the Free crochet sun hat pattern today.
Free slouchy beanie crochet hat pattern
If you're looking for a crochet hat with laid-back style, then you can't beat a slouchy beanie hat! This pattern is made up of simple stitches but features an interesting construction technique. It’s worked from the bottom up using invisible decreases to create a neat and seamless crochet fabric.
- Take a look at this Free slouchy beanie crochet hat pattern from Gathered
Free fashionable flapper crochet hat pattern
This fashionable flapper hat crochet pattern from Red Heart yarn gives a stylish twist to a conventional cloche hat, with it's clever side-rim.
- Find this Free fashionable flapper crochet hat pattern on Yarnspirations
Free coral beret crochet hat pattern
If you're looking for a crochet hat pattern that has that extra bit of oh la la, then how about this gorgeous crochet beret! It's hooked up in sumptuous coral Aran yarn, with a central flower and cluster stitches, plus a ribbed band to ensure it securely stays on too!
- Hook our fabulous Free coral beret crochet hat pattern
Free Santa hat crochet pattern
When Christmas comes around it’s time for us crocheters to work our hooky magic! This incredible free Santa hat crochet pattern is made up in squishy chunky yarn with a fluffy brim, meaning it won’t take you long to hook up your own festive holiday hat.
Instructions for how to make the hat in both adult and kids sizes are available, meaning you can deck the whole family in Christmas crochet.The pattern also comes with matching mittens too! They would make brilliant accessories for family photo Christmas cards!
- Take a look at our Free Santa hat and mitts crochet pattern
Free floppy sun hat crochet pattern
Time for another fantastic sun hat! This floppy sun hat crochet pattern by Anne Egan is just made for lounging besides the pool! With its candy coloured striped wide brim, it goes perfectly with a pair of shades and a piña colada!
- Make our Free floppy sun hat crochet pattern in time for summer.
Free baby strawberry crochet hat pattern
Here's a sweet hat for your little sweetheart! This free baby strawberry crochet hat pattern would make the perfect gift for any new arrival, and features some lovely embroidered yellow pips and is topped of some fresh green leaves!
- Hook this Free baby strawberry crochet hat pattern for your little one.
Making crochet hats for babies and kids
If you’re hooking a hat for your own child or know someone with a newborn on the way, take a look at our pick of the best baby and kids crochet hat patterns.
Free cozy bobble hat crochet pattern
We couldn't write a list of crochet hat patterns with just one bobble hat alone, so here's another for you to try out when winters on its way. This lovely bobble hat crochet pattern by Allesandra Hayden uses a single ball of variegated aran yarn to create a fabulously colourful hat, with some subtle spike stitches to give you an extra level of detail - all topped off with a fun faux fur pompom!
- Check out our Free cozy bobble hat crochet pattern here
Free visor cap crochet hat pattern
If you're still relatively new to crochet, but want to go beyond the basic beanie, then this free visor cap crochet hat pattern may just be the perfect pattern for you. With it's simple stripes and easy mini-visor, it's a hat that will look great on both guys and gals!
- Take a look at this Free visor cap crochet hat pattern from Yarnspirations.
Free men’s crochet bobble hat pattern
We do love a warm and chunky winter hat, and this men’s bobble hat is exactly that! It uses two strands of Aran weight yarn held together at the same time, creating a full and chunky fabric that will feel lovely and snug. It also features an interesting cross-over stitch pattern, as well as an unusual construction where it’s worked flat rather than in rounds.
- Give this Free men’s crochet bobble hat pattern a try.
Free crochet headband pattern
We know that hats aren’t to everyone’s taste, especially if you’ve spent ages getting your hair done. However, you can still hook up some crochet headgear without messing up your lovely locks.
This fabulous crochet headband is a super simple make that you could easily hook up in an afternoon. It’s made up in gorgeous glitter yarn for that extra special sparkle and is topped off with a beautiful butterfly with layered wings, giving it a hint of spectacular spring style.
- Hook up our Free crochet headband pattern today.
Free bear hood crochet hat pattern
Ok, so we know that technically this isn't really a hat, but it's just so darn cute that we had to include it! This free bear hood crochet hat pattern can be made in sizes 2-4 years, and is bound to go down a treat with your little ones - particularly good for if you struggle to get your child wearing regular hats while they're playing outside on cold days!
- Start making your Free bear hood crochet hat pattern today!
Use your needles!
For those of you who are just as comfortable with a pair of knitting needles as you are with a crochet hook, we’ve also got a fabulous range of hat knitting patterns for you to try too!
A few more of our favourite crochet hat patterns
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, here’s some more crochet hat patterns that are available at an affordable price.
Cowboy hat crochet pattern
Well, yee-haw!!! This might just be the ultimate crochet accessory for when you're out riding the plains and rounding up the horses! With it's magically stiff brim and made in a tweedy wool blend yarn, it's full of rustic charm and only uses double crochet (US single crochet) stitches, with a bit of reverse crochet too!
- You can find this Cowboy hat crochet pattern on Etsy
Sunflower sun hat crochet pattern
How cute is this sunflower summer crochet hat by Marken of TheHatandI! Hooked up in cool cotton and with lots of pretty stitch details, as well as that gorgeous sunflower! The hat can be made in sizes to fit babies to adults, and make sure to check out the rest of the amazing crochet hats in her Etsy store too!
- Check out the Sunflower sun hat crochet pattern on Etsy
Vintage-style beanie crochet hat pattern
Here's a super-elegant crochet hat design that is full of vintage vibes! This lace beanie crochet hat pattern just screams classy 1920's style and features some stunning stitch details. It's also described as a hat that is perfect for those undergoing chemotherapy, as the airy cotton stitches mean your head will stay cool even on hot summer days.
Find this Vintage-style beanie crochet hat pattern on Etsy
Barista Beanie crochet hat pattern
Here's another fabulous crochet hat to hook for the man in your life (although there's absolutely no reason that women couldn't wear it too). If your fella is always bang on trend, then he'll love this bright yellow Barista Beanie crochet hat pattern by Crafty Clarence.
- You can get this Barista beanie crochet hat pattern on Etsy
Bunny ears baby beanie crochet hat pattern
After another super-cute crochet hat pattern for the baby in your life? This baby beanie crochet hat pattern by Hannah Cross features some incredibly cute bunny ears, and can be made in sizes to fit newborns, babies and toddlers.
- Purchase this Bunny ears baby beanie crochet hat pattern pattern on Etsy
Granny Square bobble hat crochet pattern
So we've just about managed to squeeze in one more bobble hat pattern, but you can't blame us, as this one's made up of our favourite motifs - granny squares! This fab crochet hat pattern by Fran Morgan is a great project for stash-busting and using up any old leftover bits of yarn - perfect for Granny Square Day!
- Get this Granny square bobble hat crochet pattern on Ravelry
Mens faux knit beanie crochet hat pattern
If you're searching for a classic beanie hat to hook up for the man in your life (or yourself - shout out to all the male crocheters), then look no further! This beanie crochet hat pattern by TheMadameHatter is hooked up with a faux knit stitch, giving it a classic fisherman's hat style - perfect for everyday wear!
- Find this Mens faux knit beanie crochet hat pattern on Etsy
Boy in blue flat cap crochet hat pattern
How dashing does this little fella look in his stylish flat cap! If you want your baby to look just as adorable as this little chappy, then simply hook up this boy in blue flat cap crochet hat pattern by Hannah Cross, which will fit babies from 0-6 months.
- You can find this Boy in blue flat cap crochet hat pattern on Ravelry
Joanne mini bucket hat crochet kit
Bucket hats have been making a strong comeback this year, and are bang on trend right now! No longer consigned to the 90's, these hats are easy for us crocheters to hook up, and this Joanne mini bucket hat comes as a kit with everything you need to make it. This kit from Wool and the Gang uses our favourite eco-friendly fibre - Raffia - proving you can combine fashion with sustainability!
- Buy the Joanne mini bucket hat crochet kit from Wool and the Gang
Baker boy crochet hat pattern
Here's another retro hat style that's been given a modern crochet update! This baker boy crochet hat pattern is another design by crochet legend Hannah Cross, and combines simple stitches to create wonderful ribbed textures.
- Check out the Baker boy crochet hat pattern on Ravelry
Rude boy crochet hat pattern
We're finishing off with another crochet cap design, but one that has a full-size peak and is incredibly versatile. Named after the ska/two-tone movement which saw young music-lovers adopting conventional suits and trilbies and creating a unique style of their own, this hat similarly allows you to take a conventional cap and use it to embrace your own alternative style. The peak is made by working wire underneath your crochet stitches, meaning you can mould and shape it to suit your style. So whether you like your peaks flat like snapbacks, bent upwards in an alternative cycle hat/skater style, or just curved in an arch like a traditional baseball cap - you can wear it however you want!
- Find the Rude boy crochet hat pattern on Ravelry
Find your perfect crochet hat patterns
We love making crochet hats and in our opinion, you can never have enough! Once you’ve found a crochet hat pattern you love, it’s worth saving or bookmarking it for later. That way you can make one for a friend, or even just make another for yourself in a different colour.
Make a crochet scarf to match your hat
When it comes to accessorising, a crochet scarf is an essential make! Take a look and find your favourite crochet scarf patterns with Gathered
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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