Free Crochet Hat Patterns for the Whole Family

A Variety of Patterns for Crocheting Easy Hats

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Many of these free crochet hat patterns are easy to make, and some of them are beginner-friendly. You'll find a wide variety of different hat styles to choose from, with options for adults, teens, children and babies.

Crocheted hats make great gifts as well as outstanding charity crochet projects; there are so many possible ways you can help others without investing much money or time. For example, you can make warm winter hats for the homeless, or chemo caps for cancer patients who are...MORE losing their hair. Whoever the recipient of your hat(s) will be, they're sure to be appreciated.

More Free Crochet Hat Patterns

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    Simple Crochet Beanie Hat With Other Accessories to Match
    Simple Crochet Beanie Hat With Other Accessories to Match. Simple Crochet Beanie Hat With Other Accessories to Match -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This beanie is easily crocheted using single crochet, chain stitches, and slip stitches. It was designed to go with a matching scarf, headband and pair of fingerless gloves, which are all crocheted in the same easy stitch pattern. Several of these accessories are pictured at left. You can see more pictures in the project photo gallery.

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    Men's Classic Winter Hat Crocheted in Wool Yarn
    Men's Classic Winter Hat. Men's Classic Winter Hat -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Want to crochet a warm winter hat for your favorite guy? If so, this classic hat is a great choice. It resembles a rib knit, but the hat isn't knitted; it's crocheted.

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    Crocheted Hat
    Crocheted Hat. Crocheted Hat With Brim and Flower -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Here's a free crochet pattern for a hat which is crocheted in the round using worsted weight yarn. If you like, the hat can be embellished with a flower as shown.

    The hat is sized for teens, juniors, ladies, and adult women; it is a one-size-fits-most design.

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    Crocheted Cloche Hat Embellished With a Flower
    Crocheted Cloche Hat Embellished With a Flower. Lacy Crocheted Hat With Flower -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    This lovely hat is crocheted with worsted weight yarn. It's made using a lacy V-stitch pattern that's pretty, feminine, and quick to crochet.

    • Free Flower PatternEmbellish your crocheted hat with this eye-catching three-dimensional flower.
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    Team Spirit Hat in Orange and White
    Team Spirit Hat in Orange and White. Team Spirit Hat in Orange and White -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    Show your support for your favorite sports team; crochet a unisex hat design in your team's colors. See an image gallery featuring close-up photos of the hat, and learn about back loop single crochet stitch, the stitch used to crochet this pattern.

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    Slouch Hat
    Slouch Hat. Slouch Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This easy slouch hat is a stylish design you'll enjoy both crocheting and wearing. It's a versatile fashion accessory that works well with many different casual looks.

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    Snowflake Cloche Hat
    Snowflake Cloche Hat. Snowflake Cloche Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This fun hat is a cloche design that's just a little bit slouchy. You can decorate it with an eye-catching snowflake as pictured, but you can make the snowflake removable so the hat can also be worn in spring or fall. Multiple sizes are available; the pattern is sized for teens and adults.

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    Crochet Cloche Hat
    Crochet Cloche Hat. Crochet Cloche Hat - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    The "Daisy Mae cloche" is a feminine hat with a hint of ruffle and a sweet little 3d flower.

    You can crochet this beautiful hat for all the gals in the family! With such a wide range of sizes, the possibilities are fun to contemplate. This would be a great pattern to use for making matching mother/daughter hats or cute matching hats for sisters or best friends to wear.

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    Granny Square Beanie Hat
    Granny Square Beanie Hat. Granny Square Beanie Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This quick and fun project combines two of the most popular crocheted items you could think of -- hats and granny squares. The squares are arranged to form a groovy patchwork beanie style hat.

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    Visor Beanie Hat Patterns

    Visor Beanie Hat Pattern
    Visor Beanie Hat Pattern. Visor Beanie Hat Pattern - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    The concept: start with a basic beanie, but add a visor. The result: a hat that's perfect for the sun-loving outdoorsy crowd. The visor beanie pictured at left is suitable for sunny days that are also on the chilly side. The visor offers a bit of protection from the sun, and it's a stylish wardrobe addition for the days when you're feelin' casual and dressing the part. The unisex design makes it a great look for both guys and gals. It's also an easy pattern to crochet.

    Want to...MORE see more options? Check out this list of visor beanie hat patterns.

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    Easy Ski Hat Pattern
    Easy Ski Hat Pattern. Easy Ski Hat Pattern -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This pattern is referred to as the "downhill skier" because it's a cold-weather design that's perfect for the slopes, or any wintery, blustery weather.

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    The Cat's Meow Crocheted Baby Hat
    The Cat's Meow Crocheted Baby Hat. The Cat's Meow Crocheted Baby Hat - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    A cute embroidered kitty cat adorns the front of this adorable little baby hat. This hat pattern is sized for babies, including preemies and newborns too; there are five sizes to choose from.

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    Sweet Potato Baby Hats

    Crocheted Sweet Potato Baby Beanie and Hat
    Crocheted Sweet Potato Baby Beanie and Hat. Sweet Potato Baby Hats - Photo © Erica Jackofsky
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    Pixie Hood
    Pixie Hood. Pixie Hood – Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This pixie hood pattern features instructions for crocheting five different sizes: babies, toddlers, children, teens, and adults. This is a super-simple design that works up quickly and is fun to crochet. You'll want to make a bunch of these!

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    Granny Square Baby Bonnet
    Granny Square Baby Bonnet. Granny Square Baby Bonnet - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This classic baby bonnet is an easy project that is absolutely lovely and looks more intricate than it is. Get the free crochet pattern, and check out a tutorial for how to finish the bonnet.

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    Tulip Cloche Baby Hat
    Tulip Cloche Baby Hat Pattern. Tulip Cloche Baby Hat - Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This delightful little baby hat looks like something you'd buy at a chic boutique; if you make it as a baby shower gift or a charity crochet project, the recipient will never guess that you didn't spend a fortune on it. It's an affordable project with a lot of flair!

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    Snowman Baby Hat With Earflaps
    Snowman Baby Hat With Earflaps. Snowman Baby Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Crochet this little hat for preemies, babies or toddlers. It's a clever design featuring snowmen that double as earflaps. Get the free snowman hat pattern and check out the matching snowman baby booties. And if you love the snowman theme, we have more patterns to choose from.

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    Halloween Crochet Hat
    Halloween Crochet Hat. Halloween Crochet Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Here's a free crochet pattern for a two-tone hat, which can be crocheted in traditional black-and-orange Halloween colors as shown, or in the colors of your choice. 

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    Mesh Beanie Hat Pattern
    Mesh Beanie Hat Pattern. Mesh Beanie Hat Pattern-- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Beanies aren't just for cold winter weather! Here's an easy crocheted pattern featuring an open mesh pattern. It's stylish, yet will be cool and comfortable when the snow and ice start to thaw.

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    Crocheted Scarves Designed by Amy Solovay.
    Crocheted Scarves Designed by Amy Solovay. Crocheted Scarves Designed by Amy Solovay. Photos © Michael and Amy Solovay.