Crochet Baby Hat Pattern for Beginners

Elevate your baby’s cuteness factor with my crochet baby hat pattern featuring a playful pom-pom!

Designed in three different baby sizes, it’s the perfect accessory to keep your little bundle snug and stylish. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her Crochet baby hat pattern design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and simple repeats in rounds. 

Crochet Project Materials

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Crochet Baby Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
0-3 Months4.5 inches13-14 inches5 inches
3-6 Months5 inches14-15 inches5.5 inches
6-12 Months5.5 inches16-17 inches6.25 inches
Crochet Baby Hat Size Chart
crochet baby hat

Gauge is important for this crochet baby hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

Crochet the first five rounds of the the hat and measure the swatch across the middle. Your swatch should be close to 4.5″.

If your swatch is larger than 4.5 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

→ If your swatch is smaller than 4.5 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger crochet hook.

  • This free crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and also working from the crown of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row.
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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Many of my easy crochet patterns are also available as ad-free PDF patterns in my Etsy Shop.

Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Basic Beanie, 40 Minute Baby Beanie, and Toddler Hat free crochet hat patterns.

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CROCHET BABY HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Continue for 0-3 Months Size

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Rnds 7– 13: Repeat round 6 (48 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Continue for 3-6 Months Size

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Rnds 8– 15: Repeat round 7 (52 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Continue for 6-12 Months Size

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 9– 16: Repeat round 8 (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Pom Pom Instructions

Use your large Pom Pom maker. Photos are from my Toddler Hat pattern.

Wind the yarn around each set of arches.

After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. 

pom pom being made
pom pom being made

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.

pom pom being made

Use a scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double knot it.

pom pom being made

Use a tapestry needle to attach your Pom Pom to the top of your hat.

toddler hat crochet pattern
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