FREE Crochet Hat Patterns

FREE Crochet Hat Patterns

This list of Free Crochet Hat Patterns is filled with a wide variety of cute crochet hat projects that would be perfect for all members of the family! Crochet hats are quick to stitch and make great gifts for friends, family and teachers. And if you live where the weather gets cold each winter season, then they are also essential for staying warm and cozy.

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Stitches Used in the Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Most of these hat patterns use basic crochet stitches. Several of the hat projects are crocheted with the half double crochet and double crochet stitches. These 2 stitches are essential in making crochet projects and the designers in this list have used these stitches very creatively to create wonderful texture and interest in their hat patterns.

Info About the Free Crochet Hat Patterns

For each of the FREE Crochet Hat Patterns you’ll see a photo and be able to read a little bit about the project. You’ll also see who designed the pattern, which yarn they used (with an affiliate link of where to purchase) and where you can find the FREE crochet pattern. I encourage you to visit the blog with your favorite crochet hat pattern – by doing so you are supporting crochet bloggers and helping us all to offer free patterns like these. Thank you for your support!

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Let’s get started on the round-up of FREE Crochet Hat Patterns!

1. Easy Knit Look Hat

2 free crochet hat projects made with tan variegated yarn laying on a white wooden background

This free crochet hat pattern is very beginner friendly! It is made with a rectangle so you don’t have to crochet in a circle which makes it much easier and super quick! It also has a neat texture that gives the look of it being more intricate than it actually is.

Designer: Crafty Kitty Crochet

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Click here to see this Easy Knit Look Hat pattern

2. DIY Crochet Hat

Another free crochet hat pattern made with dark blue, light blue and white hats with fuzzy pom-poms

These hats look so professional yet they are very easy to make and made up of basic stitches. This free crochet hat pattern includes an adult and a toddler size, so you can whip these up for the whole family! 😉

Designer: Crochet Dreamz

Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

3. Quick and Easy Fisherman Beanie

Mustard yellow slouch crochet beanie hat shown on a woman with long brown hair and wearing a striped shirt

The slouch hat is a favorite of many and this pattern is one of the easiest ones out there. It can be made fast and has so many color and sizing options! By working single crochets into various loops on the stitches, you get the neat textured look very easily – definitely beginner friendly!

Designer: Sigoni Schaap

Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

4. Bear Beanie

Brown snuggly baby hat with ears on a baby sitting outside

Ok, I think we can all agree, this is one of the cutest crochet hats ever! Better yet, it’s very beginner friendly and customizable. The yarn is super soft to work with and gives your project a snuggly texture. I love the ears, too. 🙂

Designer: Heart Hook Home

Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak

Click here to see the Bear Beanie crochet hat pattern

5. Jasmine Beanie

Light pink crochet beanie hat on a white background

If you’re looking for something a little more elegant, this beanie is for you. It is simple and sweet with endless color options! Plus, this free crochet hat pattern can be made in 2 colors for a different look.

Designer: Ned & Mimi

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

Click here to see the Jasmine Beanie pattern

6. Aspen Mountain Beanie

White crochet hat with pom-pom on a woman standing in a field with trees and mountains behind her as part of the free crochet hat pattern round-up

This beanie is chunky, warm, and practical while still remaining stylish! It is made up of all simple stitches as well, making it great for beginners to try out! I love how it uses a bulky yarn so your hat will work up really fast.

Designer: Yokie B

Yarn: Isaac Mizrahi Craft Lexington Yarn

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

7. Double Pom-Pom Hat

I love pom-poms and think they add such a cute look to hats and other crocheted projects. So, I decided to create this hat with 2 pom-poms! The pom-poms look like puffy ears and add a lot of cuteness. I crocheted this free crochet hat pattern with Red Heart Yarn’s Unforgettable yarn – it has such beautiful long color changes that your hat project will look great while you just crochet the simple stitches. 🙂

Designer: Jennifer Ryan (Yours truly)

Yarn: Red Heart Unforgettable

Click here to see the Double Pom-Pom Hat pattern

8. Country Cottage Beanie

Green textured crocheted hat with white furry pom-pom laying on a white background with leaves and pinecones

I just love the stitching pattern on this hat. It’s very unique and fashionable. While the stitching looks complicated, it is much easier than it looks. Plus, the designer provides several great photos to help you crochet the post stitches and increases. This free crochet hat pattern includes 4 different sizes as well, making it a great option for anyone!

Designer: The Turtle Trunk

Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

Click here to see the Country Cottage Beanie pattern

9. Quick and Easy Crochet Bucket Hat

White crocheted bucket hat on a woman smiling at camera with ivy leaves in the background

Bucket hats are trending right now and this easy crocheted one is so adorable! If you want something unique but still easy to make, try this one! It uses all double crochet stitches and simple shaping techniques.

Designer: Urbaki Crochet

Yarn: Any

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

10. Beginner Bulkie Beanie

Several crocheted hats in various colors - off white, pink, green and gray - with white yarn skein and crochet hooks

These beanies are made with bulky yarn which makes them cozy and warm as well as quick to make! This free crochet hat pattern is beginner friendly and includes 4 different sizes (toddler, child, teen, adult).

Designer: MJs Off The Hook Designs

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Click here to see the Beginner Bulkie Beanie

11. Crochet Baby James Beanie

Off-white textured baby hat shown on a baby laying on white blanket and smiling

This baby beanie is absolutely adorable and very easy to make! I love the look of the stitching as well. The cotton yarn used is very soft and gives great stitch definition.

Designer: Daisy Farm Crafts

Yarn: Bernat Softee Cotton

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

12. Messy Bun Hat

3 free crochet hat patterns laying on a white wooden surface made in light pink, light blue and mustard yellow yarn

These messy bun hats are such a good idea! My daughters wear their hair up often and having a hat you can wear with a bun is so practical! Plus, this project is made up of easy stitches and could be customized in many different ways. I love how a very simple technique makes the pretty texture.

Designer: Simply Hooked by Janet

Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy

Click here to see the Messy Bun Hat pattern

13. Layer Cake Beanie

Light pink crochet beanie hat laying on a white wooden background

I love how elegant and feminine this hat is. It’s very vintage looking. This free crochet hat pattern includes multiple different size options and a creative use of post stitches to give the pretty scallop stitch pattern.

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs

Yarn: Squid Squish Worsted

Click here to see the Layer Cake Beanie pattern

14. La Vie En Rose Earflap Hat

Pink crochet earflap hat with big furry pom-pom as part of the free crochet hat pattern round-up

Everyone needs a go-to earflap hat! This one is easy to make, cute, and will keep you warm all day! It comes in sizes baby to adult and includes a video tutorial.

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs

Yarn: Red Heart Comfort or Red Heart Soft

Click here to see this free crochet hat pattern

15. Canvas Hat

Basic crochet hat made with gray yarn  - beanie style hat on white background with a simple flower on it

I love this flower hat! You could make it with or without the flower, but I think the flower adds such a fun touch! The hat base is super simple to crochet out of double crochet stitches. This free crochet hat pattern would be a great one to make for charities.

Designer: JJ Crochet

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Click here to see the Canvas Hat pattern

15 Free Crochet Hat Patterns

So, there you have it – a round-up of 15 Free Crochet Hat Patterns! Which one is your favorite? Do you have someone in mind that you would like to make one of these hats for? Let me know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it! I like the Messy Bun Hat and the Layer Cake Beanie – such pretty stitching and creative uses of basic crochet stitches.

If you would like to see more FREE crochet pattern Round-Ups, then check out this page here.

And you can see ALL of my FREE crochet patterns here.

Thank you for visiting! Happy crocheting!


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