Are you a beginner crocheter that is looking for easy hats to crochet? If so, this post has four different beginner-friendly crochet hats that you can make and learn how to crochet a hat easy with. Not only that these beanies use simple crochet stitches which means they work up fast, and it also makes them the perfect hats for new crocheters to make.
I hope you enjoy these free, simple and beginner-friendly crochet hat patterns! Happy Crocheting!
I love crocheting up simple & beginner-friendly hat designs, so I thought you’d like to do the same too. Crocheted hats make great gifts, are perfect for donations and use up very little yarn, which means you can make a lot!
Most of my simple designs are born out of necessity because no fail it is always a day before we need to go somewhere or I need a gift, so I have to crochet something up quickly. A quick crochet hat always does the trick!
I can promise if an easy crochet hat is what you are looking for then you will find it here! Learn more about the crochet stitches that are great for beginner-friendly hats as well as some yarn you might like to try on your new hat design too.
Crochet Stitches for Beginner Crochet Hats
Most of the beanies and hat patterns on the blog use basic beginner-friendly stitches such as the single crochet or half double crochet stitch. Easy stitches are always a good thing to make sure beginner-friendly hat patterns have. The last thing you want to do is start a pattern and realize you aren’t ready for the stitches it calls for.
I recommend looking over the crochet stitches used in each of the hat patterns below and or any hat pattern you find online to make sure you understand the stitches. You can usually find the stitches in a crochet pattern under the section crochet stitches for crochet stitch abbreviations.
I do have a beginner stitch tutorials on the blog which I will list out below if you’d like to become familiar with them.
Beginner-Friendly Stitches for Crochet Hats
Yarns That are Great for Crocheting Hats
I loved using all types of yarns for crochet hats when I started crocheting, so I thought I’d share a few of the favorites that I recommend trying. There are different weights and brands which makes them easily accessible. Thank you, Amazon!
After you take a look at the yarn and the beanie patterns below, let me know in the comments which yarn you’d like to make your hat with.
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice is a four weight 100% acrylic yarn that is available in a wide array of colors. If you are looking for a new go-to yarn this is the perfect one for beginners to start with.
Wool-Ease Thick + Quick
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is a great choice for bulky yarn hats that you want to work up quickly. It is a six weight yarn which is 20% wool and 80% acrylic plus very affordable.
If you are done exploring all the excellent yarn options keep on reading down to find the free crochet hat collection list! If you have any suggestions for more hats, feel free to let me know in the comments below.
Read on down to find four free hat patterns that are all perfect for beginners.
Happy Crochet Hat Making!
Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners
From an easy one stitch beanies to a chunk yarn hat there will be a hat below that you will hopefully love to crochet. I hope you enjoy all these easy crochet hats for beginners!
Double Crochet Hat Pattern
This beginner-friendly circle button hat crochet pattern was one of my first crochet hat designs a few years ago. It still is one of my favorites to date! It does use Lion Brand Woolspun (which is no longer available, which makes me super sad), but any yarn can be used with a similar weight.
Take a look at this chunky yarn crochet hat pattern which also happens to be beginner-friendly below.
Leigh Textured Crochet Hat
The Leigh Crochet Hat uses Jeans yarn from Lion Brand (which is fantastic!), has great texture, was designed for a great cause (#hatnothate) and works up fast! Also, let’s not forget this is an easy hat for beginner crochets to try too!
Let me know if you decide to make this one since it is one of my favorite crochet hats. The Leigh is a FREE crochet pattern that you can download in my crochet pattern shop Enjoy!
Get the easy to crochet hat pattern below.
Simple Chunky Pom Crochet Beanie
The pom striped hat crochet pattern is PERFECT for beginners to crochet because it uses just one stitch! If you can single crochet, then you can make this crochet ribbed beanie!
This chunky hat uses Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from Lion Brand (one of the yarns I mentioned above) which means it works up fast because of the super bulky six yarn. Yay for quick and easy beanie crochet patterns! Learn how to crochet this size 6 yarn hat pattern below!
Simple + Sweet Crochet Beanie
This simply sweet crochet beanie pattern is super easy to make for begineners and uses just one cake of yarn! The color change in the yarn means no weaving in multiple ends!
This pattern uses Caron Cupcake yarn, which is excellent to work designs and looks great in almost any pattern.
Get the free crochet beanie pattern below!
Common Crochet Hat and Crochet Beanie Questions
How to Attach a Pom-Pom To a Crochet Hat
You can attach a pom with a pom-pom maker. They are inexpensive and fun to use! You can buy pom pom makers in a couple of different sizes, so you can make one for every size of crochet you make. Learn how to make a pom pom with our free tutorial.
I have also used a faux fur pom to attach to hats like the crochet puff stitch beanie I designed. The fur pom was actually a keychain I found at my local craft store that I removed the rings from to make it a pom pom.
More Free Crochet Hats, Ear Warmer & Headband Patterns
- Neon Rainbow Striped Crochet Hat
- 7+ Crochet Slouch Hat Patterns
- Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
- Easy Crochet Hair Scrunchie
- Crochet Twist Headband Pattern
- Crochet Face Mask Patterns
- Ear Warmer Headband Crochet Patterns
- Crochet Velvet Headband Pattern
- Crochet Scrunchies Pattern Yarn Scrunchie
- Free & Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
- Leigh #HatNotHate Hat Crochet Pattern
- Williams Crochet Hat Pattern
- Snowy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern for Beginners
- Free Puff Crochet Headband Pattern
- Crochet Puff Stitch Beanie Pattern
- Cozy Crochet Headband Pattern
- How to Crochet a Pumpkin Earwarmer
I Hope You Enjoyed This List of Easy Crochet Hats
I hope you enjoyed this pattern list! If you have any suggestions of other hats that may work too, please leave a comment below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or on any social media channel.
If you have been around the Easy Crochet blog for a while then you will probably know that I love creating simple beanie and hat patterns such as the Leigh hat and Autumn Beanie designs. You can even check out a few more of my latest patterns below that are a good mix of hats, headbands and more.