Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern

Indulge your creativity and sweet tooth simultaneously with my Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern! This fun design combines the warmth of a cozy hat with the sweetness of a scrumptious cupcake.

Whether you’re making it for yourself or a loved one, this crochet beanie pattern is a recipe for smiles and compliments. Get ready to crochet a cozy treat! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet cupcake hat pattern design

CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

crochet cupcake hat

Crochet Cupcake Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
Toddler 5.75 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Crochet Cupcake Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet cupcake hat pattern.

17 stitches = 4 inches and 12 rounds = 4 inches

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • You will be alternating rounds of double crochet (dc) and front post double crochet (FPdc) stitches.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch 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 working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round. 
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • FPdc = front post double crochet
  • 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

Front Post Double Crochet = FPdc

A front post double crochet is a type of stitch in crocheting. You don’t work into the top loops of the stitch like you normally would.

Instead, you will work around the post (the vertical part) of the stitch from the front side.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

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Melissa Hassler holding her crochet cupcake hat pattern design

CROCHET CUPCAKE HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Cupcake Hat Pattern

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 FPdc, Fpdc 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 FPdc, FPdc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

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

Baby Size Continued

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

Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Rnds 9-11: repeat rounds 7 & 8

Rnd 12: Ch 2, 3 dc blo in each st, join and fasten off (156 stitches)

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Now that the “icing” round is done, it is time to start the next part of the hat- the cake part.

The rounds of front post stitches created raised stitches on the “wrong side” of the hat. Turn your hat inside out.

crochet cupcake hat

The side of the hat with the raised rounds is now the “right side” of the hat. The raised rounds are meant to look like layers of icing.

crochet cupcake hat

Join your cake color yarn.

Rnd 13: Working in the unworked loop from rnd 12, ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 14-16: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Toddler Size Continued

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

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

Rnd 9: Ch 2, FPdc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 10-18: repeat rounds 8 & 9

Rnd 19: Ch 2, 3 dc blo in each st, join and fasten off (168 stitches)

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Now that the “icing” round is done, it is time to start the next part of the hat- the cake part.

The rounds of front post stitches created raised stitches on the “wrong side” of the hat. Turn your hat inside out.

crochet cupcake hat

The side of the hat with the raised rounds is now the “right side” of the hat. The raised rounds are meant to look like layers of icing.

crochet cupcake hat

Join your cake color yarn.

Rnd 20: Working in the unworked loop from rnd 19, ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 20-23: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Child Size Continued

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 FPdc, FPdc 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, FPdc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 11-19: repeat rounds 9 & 10

Rnd 20: Ch 2, 3 dc blo in each st, join and fasten off (180 stitches)

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Now that the “icing” round is done, it is time to start the next part of the hat- the cake part.

The rounds of front post stitches created raised stitches on the “wrong side” of the hat. Turn your hat inside out.

crochet cupcake hat

The side of the hat with the raised rounds is now the “right side” of the hat. The raised rounds are meant to look like layers of icing.

crochet cupcake hat

Join your cake color yarn.

Rnd 21: Working in the unworked loop from rnd 20, ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 22-24: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Adult Size Continued

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 FPdc, FPdc 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, *2 FPdc, FPdc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, FPdc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 12-20: repeat rounds 10 & 11

Rnd 21: Ch 2, 3 dc blo in each st, join and fasten off (192 stitches)

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Now that the “icing” round is done, it is time to start the next part of the hat- the cake part.

The rounds of front post stitches created raised stitches on the “wrong side” of the hat. Turn your hat inside out.

crochet cupcake hat

The side of the hat with the raised rounds is now the “right side” of the hat. The raised rounds are meant to look like layers of icing.

crochet cupcake hat

Join your cake color yarn.

Rnd 22: Working in the unworked loop from rnd 21, ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

crochet cupcake hat

Rnds 23-25: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

Cupcake Sprinkles Instructions

Cut strips of sprinkle colored yarn. I used red, yellow, white, pink, mint, and purple.

Use a tapestry needle to sew sprinkles onto your hat.

crochet cupcake hat

Cherry Pattern

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 4 sc, join with sl st to the top of the first sc (4 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next st*, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next st*, join (8 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc2tog around, join (4 stitches)

Lightly stuff with fiber fill. Fasten off and sew the 4 remaining stitches together. Sew to the top of your cupcake hat.

crochet cupcake hat
crochet cupcake hat

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