Say hello to our collection of free crochet beanie hat patterns! Whether you’re looking for an easy pattern for beginners, something a little bit more textured and intermediate, or whether you’re crafting for kids or adults, we’ve got something for everyone.
Crocheting is a fabulous craft, perfect for those of us who just love creating homemade gifts with that personal touch. And the beauty of it is that it’s not as hard as it may seem – especially with these easy to make free crochet patterns. Are you new to crochet? No worries! We have beginner crochet patterns that are super simple and fun to hook up. If you’re more experienced and craving a bit more of a challenge, check out the more intermediate patterns, adding a delicious texture to your creations.
Free Crochet Hat Patterns
Not only do we have the best crochet beanie patterns from various Indie Designers across the World Wide Web, but we also have a selection of slouchy hats and ear warmers thrown in the mix. These free patterns include some really easy crochet hat designs, classic ribbed beanie hats, chunky crochet hats, and textured winter hats made with interesting stitch patterns.
So, whether you’re looking for a basic beanie crochet pattern using simple crochet stitches, or looking for designs that use a combination of single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet stitches to form wonderfully textured hats, you’ll be able to find your next crochet project right here!
Simply click on a design you like, and you’ll be taken directly to the designer’s free pattern blog page, Ravelry download, or YouTube video tutorial. This page will be constantly updated with the latest free pattern releases and great new finds, so be sure to check back often!
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Crocheting Beanie and Slouch Hats
Crochet hat patterns are worked in one of three ways; in the round from the top down to the brim, from the brim up to the top, or worked flat and sewn together at the end. The only difference between crochet beanies and slouchy hats is the height of the hats, changing the way they sit on the head. Beanie hats generally fit snugly around the head, while slouch hats are longer with the top drooping down at the back of the head. In most cases, you can extend a beanie hat by increasing the height to make a slouchy hat, or reduce the height of a slouchy hat to make a beanie, creating a hat that is perfect for you.
I have grouped the free crochet hat and beanie patterns on this list into how the hat is crocheted and sorted them into adult, kids, and baby sizing so you can easily make a hat for everyone. Use the Menu below to skip to your preference, or simply scroll down to see the complete selection of over 100 free patterns!
LIST OF FREE CROCHET HATS AND BEANIES
FROM INDIE DESIGNERS
Crochet Hats in the Round – Working from Top Down
Crocheting hats in the round from the top down is a preferred technique among crocheters. The “top down” method starts at the crown of the hat, gradually expanding the circle until the desired circumference is reached before working on the length. When a crochet beanie is worked “in the round” it means there are no seams – that’s less sewing, less hassle, and a comfier fit. Here, you’ll find some super easy to work crochet hat patterns for beginners using basic crochet stitches, as well as some more textured beanie designs.
Crochet Beanies and Slouchy Hats – Working from the Brim Up
Crocheting hats from the brim up is great for using more complex stitch combinations. The process often begins with forming a ribbed brim, usually using a smaller crochet hook size. This ensures that the hat not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also fits perfectly and securely. You’ll then crochet along the edge of the brim before working the stitch pattern from the brim up to make a crochet hat. This method is very popular, due to the ease it provides in customizing the size and style of the hat. Some designs may work the main hat from the bottom upwards and add the brim to the bottom edge afterwards. Either way, I’m sure one of these crochet hats or slouchy beanie designs will become your favourite free crochet hat pattern!
Crochet Hats Worked Flat or in Rows
Perhaps you’re not a fan of working in the round, but did you know crochet hats can be made flat? A flat crochet hat is made in rows and simply seamed together to go around the head and cinched to close the top. It’s often easier to customize the hat to fit when working flat and a simple flat ribbed crochet hat is a great beginner project. This collection of free crochet hat patterns includes some simple beginner-friendly crochet hats plus some great patterns for textured intermediate-level designs.
Stylish Crochet Earwarmers and Headbands
Crochet winter headbands and ear warmers are fashionable and functional accessories for chilly months. With styles varying from quick and easy to make, to intricate cable designs, these crochet winter wearables are the perfect fusion of comfort and fashion. These free patterns will show you how to crochet the perfect winter must-haves!
Free Tunisian Crochet Hats
Tunisian crochet is a special form of crochet that uses different crochet hooks and different crochet terms. Tunisian crochet often looks closer to knitted stitches and can create wonderful textures and seamless colour changes. I have grouped my favourite free hat patterns using the Tunisian Crochet technique separately, here.
Free Crochet Hats For Kids
Here, you’ll find a selection of free crochet hats and beanie patterns which include sizing for children aged from Toddler to Teens. While some are exclusively kids’ sizes, others will also include instructions for adult sizes too, so you can make a matching set!
Free Crochet Hats For Babies
Here, you’ll find a collection of free crochet hats for babies including some adorable baby bonnets. Some of these patterns will also include instructions for other sizes too, so you can make a matching set for the whole family!
Looking to make some winter accessories to go with your new hat? Check out all of the free scarves, cowls, mittens, and glove crochet patterns here!
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