You’ll love this collection of the best free crochet hat patterns. These easy beanie and hat patterns are perfect for beginner crocheters.
Have you ever been mesmerized by the plethora of free crochet hat patterns popping up in your Pinterest feed?
Well, this year, I made a resolution: I WILL learn how to crochet!
I’ve been a devoted knitter since I was 15, but the allure of crocheting – with its single needle and speedy pattern completion – has finally caught my attention.
I’m particularly drawn to crochet’s unique ability to create intricate lacy and granny square designs, something that’s a bit more challenging in knitting. It’s clear why I need to dive into the world of crochet, right?
And where better to start than with hats? They seem to be a popular launching point, especially for those with a knitting background like mine.
Plus, who doesn’t love a cute hat? They’re quick to make and oh-so-stylish. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 20+ free crochet hat patterns for you (and me) to try out.
Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter, a knitting enthusiast looking to expand your skills, or a complete newbie, these patterns offer something for everyone.
From chic slouchy hats to cozy beanies, grab your crochet hook and some worsted weight yarn, and let’s start this journey together!
Below, you’ll find easy and free crochet hat patterns that are perfect for a relaxing crafting session. I can’t wait to see which ones catch your eye.
Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments – I’d love to hear about your crochet adventures!
(PS – Be sure to check out our handy yarn weights guide, useful for both knitting and crochet projects, to make your experience even smoother.)
Free Crochet Hat Patterns
Looking for some cool weather homemade hat inspiration? Here are 20 free crochet patterns you are going to love! These are perfect for beginners.
This plaid crochet hat pattern is one of my favorite free crochet hat patterns of all time! I’m totally mad for plaid. Bethany also has boot cuffs, a wreath, arm warmers, pillow, and a variety of hat styles . . . all plaid and all crochet . . . on her site. It’s worthwhile to visit her and check out the patterns.
If you live in an especially cold weather area, this hat with earflaps is the perfect solution. You can choose to make this free crochet pattern in a striped yarn as shown, or a solid color if that’s what you prefer.
This hat with the bold flower is perfect for both adult women and children. There are a few color variations that you can see on her site, and there’s no limit to what you can do with this! Wouldn’t that crocheted flower look amazing in a variegated yarn?
Jenni upgrades a standard crocheted hat by adding a band and a button. I’m kind of obsessed with large buttons, and I feel like you could either make yours the same color or do a contrasting button for a little bit of flair!
This hat works perfectly when the weather isn’t quite so cold – and looks great, too. You will have to register with Lion Brand to get the free pattern, but they have an enormous library (and it’s still free).
A regular crocheted beret gets an upgrade with a super cute bow on one side. I’m all about the bow of course . . . plus the pattern for the bow is separate, so you could really add it to any crochet hat pattern you like.
I love the contrasting stripes on this crocheted hat – and it’s totally in my color palette. I need a slouchy kind of hat because this girl has an enormous noggin! :0 There’s even a pattern for matching arm warmers.
This hat looks perfect for going to the coffee shop on a crisp morning. You don’t need anything extra besides the yarn to create the brim! You will have to register with Lion Brand to get the free pattern, but they have an enormous library (and it’s still free).