37 of The Best Easy Crochet Hat Patterns and Beanies
Do you love crocheting hats or beanies? Are you looking for some cute & easy crochet hat 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 hat and beanie patterns from Easy Crochet and other amazing designers.
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 beanies, 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 expansive 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. You’ll find results for crochet hats for women, as well as free patterns for crochet caps, too!
It’s a lot!
It can be overwhelming to sort through all the free crochet hat patterns, so I thought I’d make it easy for you. That way, you don’t have to waste your time searching for new patterns when you could be crocheting hats 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 Lion Brand (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
Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 6 – Super Bulky yarn.
Fiber: Acrylic (80%), Wool (20%)
Yardage: 106 yards (87 in prints/stripes, 92 in metallic)
Hook: 9 mm (M/N-13)
Substitute: Lion Brand Hometown USA
This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.
Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland
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
I have a few favorite crochet hooks that you may want to take a look at before you pick a hat to crochet from the list below.
My Favorite 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)|
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern Designs
With this list of 37 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!
Free Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns
Take a look below at this collection of free crochet hat patterns ranging in skill level from basic to easy. Whether you're looking for a cozy winter hat, a trendy beanie, or a summer sunhat, there's a crochet pattern out there to suit your needs and skills.
Crochet Bucket Hat Pattern
This bucket hat is a great beginner pattern, perfect for mastering double crochet stitches. You can keep cool and stylish on a sunny summer day with this hat too!
Emily Diagonal Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern
The Emily Beanie is a reader favorite here at Easy Crochet, 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.
Beginner Crochet Hat the Jenna Beanie
Learn how to crochet a hat with this free pattern for beginners! Available to make in sizes from toddler to adult!
Crochet Beanie Hat with Pom Pom (Free Pattern)
A crochet beanie with a pom pom is a fun and playful accessory that adds a pop of color and texture to any outfit. This type of hat is perfect for both kids and adults, and can be made in a variety of yarns and colors to suit your personal style.
Bear Crochet Hat Pattern
Learn how to crochet this little baby bear hat with this free hat pattern!
Newborn Crochet Beanie Hat
This newborn hat pattern is perfect for a photo session and is easy to make!
Sugared Plum Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern
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.
Mosaic Crochet hat. Free crochet pattern and video tutorial
Use this free pattern and hat video tutorial to make this stunning mosaic design.
Annie Bucket Hat FREE Crochet Pattern
This cozy crochet bucket hat pattern is the perfect way to stay warm on a cool Fall evening!
Pom Striped Crochet Hat Pattern
This cozy pom hat using chunky yarn is a great beginner level pattern! It works up fast, uses easy stitches and only has minimal ends to sew in at the end.
Easy Crochet Beanie Pattern
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.
Spring Breeze Crochet Turban - Free Pattern
Puff Stitch Crochet Hat free top down beanie crochet pattern
Easy Everyday Crochet Beanie - free pattern + video tutorial
Crocheting this easy crochet hat will be a breeze with this everyday beanie pattern!
Oakley Slouch Hat
Learn how to crochet a slouch hat with #1 sock yarn and see how amazing it turns out!
Simply Sweet Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern
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!
Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat
Make the Neon Crochet Hat in five different sizes! You'll love how easy this beanie is to crochet and how awesome it looks on as well.
1 Hour Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern
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.
Elise Free Crochet Beanie Pattern
The Elise hat is a gorgeous design that you'll want to make more than one of. A cozy crochet hat pattern like this is the perfect way to keep warm during the colder months.
Crochet Celtic Stitch Beanie - Free One Skein Pattern
Double Crochet Beanie Pattern
If you can make double crochet stitches, then you can make this women's crochet hat pattern!
Bead Stitch Crochet Hat
Crochet the bean stitch hat to make a textured hat that is stunning! Find the free beanie crochet pattern below!
Basic Back Loop Beanie: Free Crochet Pattern (7 sizes)
Make this basic beanie in seven different sizes and get started on crocheting one for everyone you know!
Free Autumn Crochet Beanie Pattern
Make this easy crochet Autumn beanie with our FREE pattern!
Leigh #HatNotHate Hat Crochet Pattern
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.
Crochet Bucket Hat - Free Pattern
Crochet Houndstooth Hat
You can crochet this beautiful houndstooth crochet hat with this free pattern today!
Back in Brugge Slouchy Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
This slouchy beanie is easy to make and looks great as well! If you want a quick, easy to crochet hat then this is the one!
Crochet Puff Stitch Beanie Pattern
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!
Quick Gift Slouch Hat
Use the free pattern and video to make this crochet hat pattern today.
Easy Crochet Hat Made With Chunky Yarn
Eloise Slouch - Free Crochet Hat Pattern
This slouch hat only takes one skein of yarn, which means less ends to weave in and no joining in a new skein of yarn! It's a win- win when crocheting this slouchy hat!
Red Heart Crochet Shell Stitch Basic Hat
This pretty crochet hat is made with Red Heart Super Saver Ombre and is considered an easy skill level, which is great for newer crocheters and beginners.
Easy Breezy Ribbed Beanie Crochet Pattern
You'll love the texture this free crochet hat pattern creates. Get the free ribbed beanie pattern below.
Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern - Sizes Baby to Adult Large
Make one of these simple crochet hats in every size! Easy to learn and they work up fast.
Camdyn Cable Crochet Hat – FREE Pattern
This beautiful cabled crochet hat is a free pattern that will be sure to become a fast favorite. Get the pattern below.
Claire Bun Beanie | Free Crochet Messy Bun Beanie Pattern
You'll love this messy bun beanie because it works up fast using simple stitches and looks stylish as well!
Grand Canyon Beanie Crochet Pattern
This hat is worked from the brim up and uses stitches that create wonderful texture along the way. Get the free beanie pattern below!
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
Easy Crochet 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!
- 10 Best Crochet Bandana Patterns: Free
- 14 Free Crochet Beret Patterns
- Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat
- 7 Crochet Slouch Hat Patterns
- Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
- Bernat Yarn Scrunchie Crochet Pattern
- Crochet Twist Headband Pattern
- Crochet Face Mask Patterns
- Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Patterns
Crochet hat patterns are a great way to create warm and cozy headwear for yourself, family, or friends. With a wide range of styles and techniques to choose from, including beanies, slouch hats, sunhats, and more, there’s a crochet hat pattern out there for every skill level and personal taste.
All the hats are attractive.I live in the Caribbean so it’s always hot.However we’ve worn crocheted hats from babyhood.The pattern s look intricate but a joy to work up.Thanks.
You are very welcome!
Looking for boys crochet patterns for slouchy hats