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30 Free and Cute Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls

Free and Cute Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls
Free and Cute Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls

Free Crochet Patterns for Girls Hats

Everyone needs a hat sometimes, and this collection of crochet hat for girls free patterns has something for all the girls you’d want to crochet for. 

All these free crochet hat patterns are beautifully designed and useful. From plain hats, pom pom hats, or fun character hats you will surely find a pattern suited to your gifting needs.

Why Crochet a Hat?

Hats and beanies are easy and quick crochet projects that will keep your little ones warm and cute for all seasons. What’s more, they aren’t just fun for kids to wear, but also fun to make. Nothing is more rewarding than creating a handmade piece that is both useful and cute for your children.

We’ve listed crochet hats and beanie patterns for girls that we know you both will love. Some of the crochet patterns listed will even include not just written tutorials but step-by-step photo tutorials and videos so that it’ll be easier for you to follow and make along.

What’s the Difference Between a Beanie and a Hat?

A beanie is a specific kind of hat that is commonly crocheted and can be worn when the weather is cold or at any time of year. 

Beanies are a specific type of hat that is small, round, and brimless, though they can be made long and folded over at the bottom to make a cuff. Usually, they hug the head closely, but they can also be slouchy.

How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Hat for a Child?

Depending on the design it can take as quickly as an afternoon or as long as an entire weekend to crochet a hat for a girl. 

This will depend on the size of the hat, the difficulty of the pattern, your skill level as a crocheter, and the weight of the yarn being used. 

Still, crocheting hats for girls is quick to do and these projects are fun to make.

Crochet Stitches You Need to Know to Crochet a Hat

Many different crochet stitches can be used to crochet hats. Often hats for beginners use simple stitches like single crochet or double crochet, which are great for hats because they are relatively solid so they will keep the covered head nice and warm.

Of course, the girls’ hat crochet pattern you choose might use a different stitch pattern, so it’s a good idea to have grounding in the basic crochet stitches before you get started.

If you need help with the basics, check out our Crochet Fundamentals workshop for tips, tutorials, and skill-building patterns that will help you create faster, easier, and mistake-free projects. 

Sizing a Crochet Hat for Girls

While there are standards for the sizing of hats for different ages, all heads are different, so it’s always a good idea to measure the head you want to make a hat for if you can before you start stitching. 

How Wide Should the Hat Be?

Measure the person who will receive your hat around the widest part of their head, where the bottom of the hat will sit when they wear it. This is also known as their head circumference.

measure the head's circumference for the hat

Head Size Chart for Making Crochet Hats

If you don’t know the size of the head of the recipient you want to give the crochet hat to or can’t measure them directly, or you are making hats to sell or donate, the standards for head sizes are helpful as a way to guess what size hat to make. This crochet hat size chart covers all the sizes since the girl you are crocheting for could be anywhere in the range. 

head size chart for making crochet hats

Hats are typically worked with a little bit of negative ease, meaning the hat is a little smaller than the actual head measurement. This is because crochet stretches and the negative ease allows the hat to stretch to fit snuggly rather than being loose on the head. 

How to Adjust to Make a Crochet Hat Slouchier?

If you want a looser fit around the bottom of the hat you can make the hat the actual head measurement of the recipient.

In general, though, slouchiness is added by making the hat longer, not wider. Crochet extra rounds in the middle portion of that hat where there are no increases or decreases to make your hat slouchier. 

Materials You Need to Crochet a Hat

The great thing about crocheting any type of project is that you usually don’t need a lot of supplies to get started. Here’s a quick rundown of the musts and some things it might be helpful to have as you work on your crochet girls’ hats. 

Yarn

Typically you’ll only need a skein of yarn to make a girl’s hat (depending on the size of the head and the yardage in the skein, of course). Worsted weight yarn is probably the most common option used in the patterns below, but girls’ hat crochet patterns often use yarn weight ranging from light to bulky. 

You’ll want to choose a yarn that is comfortable to touch.  

Wool and wool blends are great if you need your hat to be warm. If it matters to you make sure the yarn you choose is machine washable. 

Here are some of our favorite yarn choices for crochet hats for girls, arranged by weight. 

(2) Sport 

(3) DK 

(4) Worsted 

(5) Bulky


Don’t forget if you will be substituting yarn for your crochet hat project, make sure to do a gauge swatch first to see if you still get the same number of stitches per inch that the pattern requires, especially since crochet hats are wearables that need to fit your intended recipient.

Other Supplies for Crochet Hats

You’ll need a crochet hook, of course, in the size indicated in the pattern or that corresponds to the yarn you’re using if you are designing your own hat. 

You’ll also need a pair of scissors for trimming yarn ends, and a yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in ends, sewing on pom-poms, and other stitching needs. 

If you’re working your hat in the round it’s a great idea to grab a stitch marker to note the end of the round so you can easily find your place in your pattern as you go. 

And regardless of whether the pattern calls for it, you can always make a pom-pom to add extra cuteness to your hat. A pom-pom maker is quick and easy to use for this purpose. 

30 of the Cutest Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls

These crochet hat for girls free patterns are all great options for the little girls in your life. Whether they like animals, classic beanies, pom-pom hats, or have their own unique style, you’re sure to find something here they will love.

Simple Classic Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls

Keep your kids warm with these classic and easy-to-stitch crochet hat patterns. Their classic designs mean they can be worn every day for comfort and warmth.


caron cakes slouchy crochet beanie

Caron Cakes Slouchy Crochet Beanie

Designer: Heart Hook Home
Yarn weight: (0) Lace
Suggested yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Fashion 3

If you want a lazy weekend crochet project this slouchy crochet beanie is for you! It is easy to make and cute to wear. It’s worked in half double crochet and sized for teens and adults (one size).


a girl wearing a crochet beanie

Easy Beanie Crochet Pattern for Kids

Designer: Hopeful Honey
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Cotton Bamboo

Super-duper simple and cute to boot! This beginner-friendly beanie is crocheted in just one color in double crochet (dc), but you can easily mix it up and do color changes if you want to give it that added flair.


a girl wearing double crossed crochet hat

Double Crossed Hat

Designer: Oombawka Design
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This pretty hat uses an easy stitch variation of the double crochet stitch. It may seem intimidating to stray away from the basics, but this is an easy stitch to learn and creates a beautiful hat for your little girl.


a girl wearing a livia crochet hat

Livia Hat

Designer: Snowdrop Creates
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Schachenmayr Catania

Stunning with the lace and flower detail, the Livia crochet hat pattern is a feminine crochet hat design but still easy to make with single crochet (sc) stitches.


mother and daughter matching crochet 
hat

Red Heart Brimming with Love Hats

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

Lots of little girls love to match with mom, with this brimming with love crochet hat pattern you can do just that! Create a cute matching hat set for your little one, you can even add her to the process by letting her choose the shade or shades for the hat.


celtic dream earflap crochet hat

Celtic Dream Earflap Hat

Designer: Janaya Chouinard, via All Free Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

Keep your child’s ears warm with this lovely earflap hat! This intermediate crochet hat pattern features a slanted basketweave-like crochet stitch that will definitely stand out among other crochet hats out there.


patons plaid slouchy crochet hat

Patons Plaid Slouchy Beanie

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash

This plaid slouchy beanie pattern is a great way for you to practice your color-changing skills. Easy stitches with a unique colorway elevate this simple design and will surely keep your child warm and have heads turn as well.


a girl wearing a messy bun crochet hat

Bernat Mommy And Me Messy Bun Hats

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

Hats can be a bother to girls, especially when they have long hair, so if your little one is feeling stuffy with hats this is the perfect crochet hat for you to make! Keep her hair up while keeping her head warm with this beautiful messy bun hat that’s sized so you can make one for yourself, too.


turban crochet hat in a variety of colors

Turban Hat

Designer: Croby Pattern
Yarn weight: (4) Medium
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pima Cotton

Turban crochet hat designs have been all the rage for newborns, but this version offers a way to size it up for your little girl. The Turban Hat Spring Breeze Hat pattern includes written instructions and a video tutorial to help you out.


a girl wearing a cuffed crochet hat

Red Heart Cuffed Cutie Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This easy hat pattern is mostly worked in double crochet, with front post double crochet coming in to help form the deep ribbed brim. It’s such a cute way to keep your little girl warm.


Pom Pom Hat Patterns for Girls

Of course, you can add a pom pom to any hat you like, but sometimes it’s hard to imagine how it will look on the finished hat. So, we’ve collected some patterns that already have a pom pom on top, so you’ll know the look is super cute. If you don’t want to make your own pom poms from yarn, you can buy a faux fur pom pom to use instead.


caron chasing rainbow crochet hat with pom pom on top

Caron Chasing Rainbows Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Sometimes a bit of whimsy and fun is all kids need to encourage them to wear their hats. Keep your child cozy by crocheting her this color hat.


spirit earflap crochet hat

Spirit Earflap Hat

Designer: Nicole Chase
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

Earflap hats are already fun enough, but if you add a cute pompom on top, your child will love wearing this stripey hat every day!


caron color dipper crochet hat

Caron Color Dipper Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Easy to craft and beautiful to look at, the Dipper hat will keep your child warm and cute during the colder seasons. Fit in with the winter hat’s theme by choosing cool colors or pick whatever hues your girl prefers.


kids' beanie crochet in a variety of colors

1-Hour Beanie

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

Sometimes the best gift you can give is a handmade hat to keep them warm. When time is running out and you have yet to have gifts ready for the little ones in your family, this one-hour beanie pattern is your best friend!


Bernat crochet hat in different colors

Bernat Easy Crochet Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky

Looking for a crochet hat pattern that will fit kids from 4-12 years old? Then this is the perfect crochet hat pattern for you! The super bulky yarn creates a beautiful finish and is quick to make.


Silver and Spice Hood

Designer: Salena Baca, via American Crochet Association
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

This little bonnet hood is created with single crochet and bobbles to give it a beautiful textured finish. And what’s great with this hood hat is it can be made fitted like an earflap hat or oversized like a hood, whatever your child prefers.


a woman wearing an arctic ice crochet beanie hat

Arctic Ice Beanie

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

The Arctic Ice Beanie is a wonderful crochet hat pattern for beginners. Even though it was originally made as a beanie for adults, the pattern also has child and teen sizes. It has a beautiful knit look and is topped with a fuzzy fluff pom pom ball.


carron pebbled texture crochet hat

Caron Pebbled Texture Crochet Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Lazy Days

If you are still fairly new to crocheting but want to crochet a hat this is a good crochet pattern for you to practice your skills. The pebbled texture crochet hat is beautiful and cute, just like your little one.


a baby girl wearing a double pom pom crochet hat

Double Pom Pom Crochet Hat Pattern

Designer: Winding Road Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

If one pom pom is good, what about two pom poms? Create a pigtail-like look on your daughter’s hat with these two huge pom poms on top. Made with bulky weight yarn, it won’t take long for you to be ready for a photo session with your daughter wearing it.


Little Miss Pompom Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Pop

One of the liveliest crochet hat patterns out there, the Little Miss Pompom hat features a beautiful colorway and not one, not two, but three fluffy bouncy pom poms in the design.


Playful Crochet Hat Patterns for Girls

These crochet hat for girls free patterns have a lot of character, so they’re perfect for little girl who loves animals or likes to show their silly side. Some of these are baby hats, too, so you can make them for photo shoots or the baby’s first Halloween.


bernat sloth crochet hat

Bernat Crochet Sloth Hat

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

Isn’t this crochet sloth hat pattern adorable? Stitch up one for your little one. Worked with easy stitches and simple seaming, you can create this popular wildlife animal hat that will be a hit with the kids!


Crochet Raccoon Hat

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Get ready for squeals of delight from family and friends when they see your little one with this cute little critter on their head! This sweet hat has lots of great details but is still not too difficult to stitch.


a girl wearing a kitty cat crochet hat and cowl

Red Heart Crochet Kitty Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Medium
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Heat Wave

What little girl wouldn’t like a playful kitty hat to keep them warm? It is so cute, and the split single crochet stitch gives it a knit look that’s very easy to stitch. If you want to create a matching set and give your little one a whisker as well, a cowl pattern is included.


Frog Crochet Hat Pattern

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Most kids love having a cute and cuddly animal stuffie by their side, but how about having a cute hat as well? This crochet hat pattern is perfectly easy to make and sure to bring a smile to your (and their) face.


Red Heart Hootin’ Owl Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

This cute owl hat is so comfy and fun to make and wear. You can use the suggested color combination or pick her favorite colors for a totally custom owl hat that’s super easy to stitch.


cactus crochet hat

Cactus Hat

Designer: Repeat Crafter Me
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Bernat Super Value

If your kiddo is feeling a little prickly, they’ll love this crocheted cactus hat. This pattern can be adjusted to fit an adult as well so create a set so you and your daughter will match.


Bewitching Hat

Designer: Michele Wilcox, via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Trick or treating can be cold, so why not make your daughter a costume that will keep her warm as well? This bewitching crochet hat will surely bring a smile to your daughter’s face! You can also leave off the braids or make them the same color as her hair if you like.


crochet elf hat
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Little Helper Crochet Elf Hat

Designer: Janaya Chouinard, via All Free Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Dress up your little holiday helper with this elf hat! This easy crochet slouchy hat pattern is worked with just the basic crochet stitches in the round, making it a quick project to complete. Make it in a solid color or change it up with a holiday color combination.


crochet bear hat
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Grizzly Mountain Bear Hat

Designer: Kirsten Holloway Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart With Love

This cute, textured bear hat can keep your little one warm and cute during the cold season. Better yet, you can create an entire set for the entire family for everyone to match!


cupcake crochet hat

Sweet Cupcake Hat

Designer: Nicole Chase
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted

Crochet up a cupcake hat for your sweet bundle of joy! This hat isn’t just for fun, it can even be used as a photo prop or a Halloween costume. The crochet baby hat pattern for sizes 0-3 months is free on the blog, with other sizes available for purchase as an ad-free PDF.


Are You a Beginner Crocheter Who Would Like Some Extra Help to Understand How to Crochet?

If you are a beginner and eagerly want to try the cute crochet hat patterns for girls listed above, our Crochet Fundamentals Workshop is the perfect way to learn! 

Master all you need to know, from understanding hook and yarn sizes to increasing and decreasing, finishing techniques, and so much more. 

Start your crochet journey on the right foot, and you’ll see that even the most complicated of crochet projects will be as easy as pie!

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