Do you love crocheting hats? Are you looking for some cute & easy hat crochet patterns such as messy bun hats, slouchy beanies and more? If so, then you’ll love this post full of some of my favorite free crochet beanie patterns!
Keep on reading to look through some of my favorite free crochet hat patterns and get started today on making a hat for everyone you know!
If you are planning to make more crocheted beanie hats, I can help! You may like the Emily Beanie, the reader’s favorite Leigh Hat pattern or explore the Easy Crochet pattern database for access to over 300 FREE crochet designs. I hope you enjoy this list of free hat patterns!
The Best Free Crochet Beanie Patterns
With the amount of free crochet hat patterns on the internet, it can be hard to pick just one!
If you google free crochet hat patterns or free crochet beanie patterns free, then you will see just what I mean.
It can be overwhelming to sort through all the free crochet hat patterns, so I thought I’d make it easy for you so you don’t have to waste your time searching for new patterns when you could be crocheting instead!
To help you out I’ve picked 7 of my favorite crocheted hats! All of which happen to be pretty easy to work up and are beginner-friendly.
Simple & easy hat patterns are always a plus when looking for an excellent design to work up.
Crochet Stitches for Hats
Crochet hats can use many crochet stitches, but most of the ones listed here in these hats use basic stitches like the ones below.
- Single Crochet Stitch (Written & Video Tutorial)
- Half Double Crochet Stitch (Written & Video Tutorial)
- Double Crochet Stitch (Video Tutorial)
It is always a good idea to go over each crochet stitch, so you’ll be prepared to make any of these crochet hat variations below.
Best Yarn for Crochet Hats
Hats can be made in many yarn weights, from worsted weight yarn (four) to super bulky yarn (six). Some of my favorites are Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand, Red Heart Soft Essentials (a bulky five yarn!) and Wool-Ease Thick + Quick by Lionbrand (a super bulky six yarn).
- Weight 1 – Super Fine
- Weight 2 – Fine
- Weight 3 – Light
- Weight 4 – Medium
- Weight 5 – Bulky
- Weight 6 – Super Bulky
- Weight 7 – Jumbo
Learn more about how to find out the yarn weight of yarn and more in our free yarn guide and explore some of my favorite yarns below.
Recommended Crochet Hooks
Each of the hats below will recommend a different hook size, so keep that in mind before starting your pattern. You can read over our crochet hook size chart and guide to get familiar with hook sizes and more!
Crochet Hat Sizes
Crochet hats can come in different sizes. Take a look at some of the most common hat sizes below from our crochet hat size chart. The height of a hat can vary depending on if you are making a slouchy hat vs a fitted beanie, so be sure to read over the hat pattern you are crocheting. I recommend making your hat about 2 inches smaller than your head circumference width, so it allows for stretch for the perfect fit.
|Head Circumference (inches)||Hat Size (inches)|
7 Easy Crochet Hat Pattern Designs
With this list of 7 easy and cute crochet hats, you can’t go wrong! If you’d like to explore even more unique crochet hat patterns, then please have a look at my Free Crochet Hat Patterns collection page where you can find patterns for beanies, messy bun hats and more!
To get started, get your yarn, grab a crochet hook, pick a pattern, and started with your next crocheted hat!
This simple blue hat uses Lion Brand Jeans Yarn and is the perfect lightweight yarn for spring and fall crochet pieces! It also happens to be part of the Hat not Hate campaign from Lion Brand Yarn. If you’d like to learn how to crochet a hat, then this is the one for you! Get this hat as a FREE pattern PDF download in the button below.
This messy bun design is not your basic crochet beanie and is perfect for keeping that messy bun up and out of your face! 🙂 Be sure to make this super simple beanie for all the long-haired ponytail people in your life.
This cute and stylish modern knit look crochet beanie is the perfect crochet piece to make for a Valentine’s Day Crochet pattern! It is worked from the brim up, and uses an easy stitch pattern. It is made using Caron Cupcake yarn, which is available in many colors. Follow along with our free tutorial to make this free crochet pattern today!
The Emily Beanie is a reader favorite here at EasyCrochet, and for a good reason! It works up fast and has a great texture. It features Lion Brand Tonal Wool-Ease Yarn, which is considered a bulky yarn.
The Sugared Plum Slouchy Hat is an oldie but goodie! It features pretty shades of purple & white in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. If you love to make slouchy hats, then this one is for you.
This easy but fun puff stitch beanie also uses Vanna’s Choice Yarn from Lion Brand and some easy puff stitches, which makes it work up fast. You can use a faux fur pom pom or use a pom pom maker to make the pom for the top. This design makes for the perfect winter hat!
The swirl hat comes in a few different sizes, making it the perfect go-to crochet pattern for the whole family. This pattern even features a cute little baby hat you can give as a handmade gift! This ribbed swirl beanie uses Vanna’s Choice Yarn by Lion Brand.
Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners
If you are more of a beginner crocheter, then you may want to take a look at Easy Crochet Hats for Beginners before you take a look at this list.
The beginner-friendly hats that all use simple crochet stitches. You can learn more about basic crochet stitches if you’d like a refresher.
Share Your Crocheted Hats With Me!
If you do decide to make one of these crochet hats, please share it with me (and all the group members) over in the Easy Crochet Facebook group, so we all know which hat design is your favorite.
We are nice. I promise! Everyone in the group loves helping out, giving advice and words of encouragement! I can’t wait to meet you and see your hat projects.
I hope you enjoyed this collection of easy crochet hat patterns! Happy Crochet Hat Making!
Other Crochet Hat & Beanie Patterns
EasyCrochet has a ton of other hat and beanie patterns available. You can either check out our beanie archive, or click through some of our favorites below!
- 14 Free Crochet Beret Patterns
- Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat
- 7+ Crochet Slouch Hat Patterns
- Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
- DIY Scrunchie Crochet Pattern
- Crochet Twist Headband Pattern
- Crochet Face Mask Patterns
- Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Patterns
- Crochet Velvet Headband Pattern