Top 25 crochet hat patterns
Whatever the season, you're sure to find your next accessory project in our list of the best crochet hat patterns
From bobble hats to boaters, caps to cowboy hats - there's loads of different types of crochet hat patterns for you to try! We're big fans of crochet hat patterns, as they're relatively quick to hook up and are often quite simple once you've mastered how to crochet in the round. To help you find the perfect crochet hat pattern for you (or your family), we've picked a range of paid and free crochet hat patterns for every season, and included patterns for men, women, kids and babies!
Free crochet sun hat pattern
If there's one accessory that is a summer must-have, it's got to be a decent 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!
Find the free crochet sun hat pattern here.
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.
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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!
Free crochet bobble hat pattern
When it comes to crochet hats that are great beginners project, you can't beat a classic crochet bobble hat! This funky rainbow stripes bobble hat will help you get to grips with working half treble stitches in the round, and then you can top it off with a fun rainbow pompom!
Find the free crochet bobble hat pattern here
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!
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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!
Find the free coral beret crochet hat pattern here
Raffia boater crochet hat pattern
For those who like the classic look, how about this raffia boater crochet hat pattern. The raffia makes it lightweight, breathable and cool, making it the perfect hat for sunny days or messing about on the river!
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.
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 out besides the pool! With its candy coloured striped wide brim, it goes perfectly with a pair of shades and a piña colada!
Find the Free floppy sun hat crochet pattern here
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Barista Beanie crochet hat pattern
We're onto the first of our favourite mens crochet hats (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.
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!
Find the free baby strawberry crochet hat pattern here
Tweed cycle cap crochet hat pattern
We love the way that this tweed cycle cap crochet hat pattern by Emma Friedlander-Collins achieves such a range of fabulous texture with just one simple stitch. Made in the short-peak style that is found on cycle caps and hooked up in lovely tweedy yarn, it's a great crochet cap for everyday wear... regardless of how often you get on your bike!
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 free slouchy beanie crochet hat pattern from Aunt Lydia's is simple to make and works with almost any outfit... and is a great option for those bad hair days!
Find the free slouchy beanie crochet hat pattern here
Bunny ears baby beanie crochet hat pattern
Here's 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.
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!
Find the free bear hood crochet hat pattern here
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!
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 loop just as adorable as this little chappy, then simple hook up this boy in blue flat cap crochet hat pattern by Hannah Cross, which will fit babies from 0-6 months.
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. Once again this kit from Wool and the Gang uses our favourite eco-friendly fibre - Raffia - proving you can combine fashion with sustainability!
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.
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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!
Find the free cozy bobble hat crochet pattern here
Fedora crochet hat pattern
When it comes to stylish (and smart) summer hats, then it's pretty hard to beat a classic Fedora. This fantastic design by MeadowvaleStudio creates a crochet version of this iconic hat in cool Aran weight cotton, and amazingly the pattern can be made in every size from a newborn baby to an XXL man!
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!
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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!
Rude boy crochet hat pattern
Here's 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!
Turban earwarmer crochet hat pattern
We know that hats aren't for everybody, so we've included this final pattern for those of your who are looking for something different. This gorgeous turban earwarmer by KnotBadBritt is perfect for keeping warm on colder days without needing to mess up your hair, and features some lovely stitches and a subtle elegant twist!
We hope you've enjoyed this list of top crochet hat 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.