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25 Free Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns

Are you looking for your new favorite crochet hat pattern? Today, I’m excited to share this comprehensive list of the best crochet hats and beanie patterns. These free patterns are beautifully designed and suitable for both beginners and experienced crocheters. All of these hats look great, so find your favorite pattern now!

crochet beanie made with gold yarn and a faux fur pom pom

Favorite Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns

Crochet hats and beanies are easy to make and will keep you warm all winter long! Crocheting a hat is not only fun, but it can also be very rewarding – especially when you find a fun new pattern to try.

In this post, I’ve curated a list of free hat crochet patterns that I know you’ll love. I selected these particular patterns because they are some of my favorite crochet hat and beanie patterns. In fact, I’ve made a few of them myself!

All of these hat patterns are suitable for confident beginners. If you are new to crochet, you can always refer to my crochet beginner’s guide and individual crochet stitch tutorials for more information.

Some crochet patterns will even include links to free crochet videos that show you how to crochet each stitch. They are quick to crochet, too – making these crochet hats a great weekend project for you crocheters out there.

If you’re looking for crochet headbands and ear warmers, be sure to check out this article: 25 Crochet Headbands and Ear Warmer Patterns

And then, why not crochet a scarf to go with that hat? Here is my favorite easy crochet scarf pattern.

Best Yarn for Crochet Hats

To crochet these beanie hat patterns, you’ll need some yarn. The crochet hat patterns in this list use a range of yarn weights, from fingering weight to super-bulky weight yarn.

When shopping for yarn, I like to look for soft acrylic yarn or washable wool-blend yarn. Some of my favorite acrylic yarns are Brava Worsted yarn and Mighty Stitch yarn. And some of my favorite wool yarns are Swish Worsted and Wool of the Andes Worsted.

If you prefect to order yarn online, I can recommend two suppliers: crochet.com and lionbrand.com.

My Favorite Crochet Hooks

And, of course, you’ll need a crochet hook. My favorite crochet hooks are ergonomic crochet hooks from Clover. They are suitable for beginners, are very easy to use.

I also love these beautiful wooden crochet hooks from Furls. I find them very comfortable and easy to work with!

How to Measure for Crochet Hat Patterns

Are you giving a crochet hat or beanie as a gift? You’ll need to know what size to make before you start crocheting.

If at all possible, it’s best to measure the circumference of the intended recipient’s head. Then, you can reference the pattern to figure out what size to make.

Depending on the pattern, you may be able to adjust the length or “slouchiness” of your beanie.

For more sizing information, please read the crochet hat size chart below. (This chart references the Craft Yarn Council’s industry guidelines for pattern designers.)

AgeHead Circumference
Preemie9–12 in (23–30.5 cm)
Baby14–16 in (35.5–40.5 cm)
Toddler16–18 in (40.5–46 cm)
Child18–20 in (45.5–51 cm)
Teen20–22 in (51–56 cm)
Small Adult21–23 in (53–58.5 cm)
Larger Adult22–24 in (56–61 cm)

Crochet Hat Patterns

Here is a list of favorite crochet hats and beanie patterns. I've grouped the patterns together by yarn weight - from fingering weight all the way to super-bulky weight. So if you want a chunky beanie that will work up quickly, be sure to scroll all the way to the end!

More Crochet Patterns

If you liked these free crochet hat patterns, you may be interested in these other crochet articles:

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