Childrens Crochet Hat Pattern

Add a dash of whimsy to your little one’s winter wardrobe with my playful childrens crochet hat pattern, complete with a charming pom pom on top.

Perfect for keeping them cozy and cute during chilly days! The free crochet pattern is below.

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childrens crochet hat


Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Childrens Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.25 inches
Childrens Crochet Hat Pattern Size Chart

Crochet the first four rounds of the hat. Your swatch should measure 3.75 inches across the middle. 

measuring gauge of a hat

→ If your swatch is larger than 3.75 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook. 

→ If your swatch is smaller than 3.75 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 which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with slip stitches (sl st) to the first dc 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 top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round before you start the brim. 

Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Toddler Hat, HDC Beanie, and Easy Peasy Beanie free crochet hat patterns.

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

Work the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

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childrens crochet hat


Crochet Hat Body

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)

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, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 10– 16: Repeat round 10 (60 stitches)

Ribbed Brim

Begin where you left off for round 16. Pictures are from my Toddler Hat crochet pattern.

1st Step: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (6 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

2nd Step: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item
images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↑ 4th Step: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

images showing how to make a ribbed brim for a crochet item

↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (6 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

toddler hat crochet pattern

Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the cuff meet.

toddler hat crochet pattern

Pom Pom

Use your large Pom Pom maker and worsted weight yarn in white.

Wind your 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

Next, cut the yarn between each set of arches.

pom pom being made

Then, use your 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
childrens crochet hat pattern

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