Are you looking for your new favorite crochet hat pattern? Today, we’re 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!
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, we’ve curated a list of free hat crochet patterns that we 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!
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.
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.)
9–12 in (23–30.5 cm)
14–16 in (35.5–40.5 cm)
16–18 in (40.5–46 cm)
18–20 in (45.5–51 cm)
20–22 in (51–56 cm)
21–23 in (53–58.5 cm)
22–24 in (56–61 cm)
Crochet Hat Patterns
Here is a list of our favorite crochet hats and beanie patterns. We'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!
Although his hat is simple to make, it has a beautiful texture and fashionable style. It's crocheted from the top down, so you can make your Single Crochet Hat however long you like: a little beanie, a longer slouch, or with a folded cuff.
This waffle stitch hat will keep you cozy all winter long. I love the thick warm texture of this fabric. You can make it in two colors to create the color-blocked design, or in one color for a solid hat.
If you want to crochet a hat that looks like it was knitted, this is the pattern for you. The pattern may be slow to work, but the end result is worth the extra time. The pattern includes directions for 3 different yarn weights: sport, worsted, and bulky.
Looking for a unisex-style beanie that will look great on a variety of people? Here's the pattern for you. The smooth stitch pattern and classic shape are great for guys or girls. This pattern uses just one skein of yarn.
Do you want to try some colorwork? Give this pattern a try. It features a two-color design reminiscent of the traditional fair-isle style. It has a ribbed hem and a pom-pom on top. The dense yet flexible stitches ensure that your head will stay cozy and warm all winter long!
This tonal toque features a raised texture in a traditional argyle pattern. It's worked from the bottom up and finished with a pom-pom. The pattern includes two styles: a short beanie version and a longer slouch version.
A variety of stitch textures combine with a color-changing yarn to create this beautiful beanie pattern. The pattern is written for one size, but it includes tips for adjusting the pattern to fit other sizes.
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