Cute Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern

I’m thrilled to share my crochet cupcake hat pattern with you! This sweet and fun hat is designed for all sizes, from baby to adult, so everyone in the family can enjoy a touch of cupcake cuteness.

With its colorful frosting and adorable cherry on top, this hat is perfect for birthday parties, festive celebrations, or just adding a bit of whimsy to your day. The pattern is easy to follow and a delight to make. Let’s get started on creating your very own cupcake hat! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern

This easy cupcake hat pattern is perfect for beginners. It’s a great project for practicing your crochet skills.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet hook size:
    I-9 5.5 mm (hat)
    H-8 5 mm (cherry)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn in white, brown, and & red and sprinkle color scraps (red, yellow, white, pink, mint, and purple)
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): These are great for beginners. They help to keep track of your stitches. 
  • Fiber fill: to stuff the cherry

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Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern

Skill Level

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

Finished Sizes

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

Gauge

17 stitches & 12 rounds = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • FPdc = front post double crochet
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • sc2tog = single crochet decrease
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • ws/rs = wrong side/right side

Pattern Notes

  • 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 chain at the beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch. 
  • The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Front Post Double Crochet Stitch

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.

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Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern Instructions

Cupcake Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Rounds 1-6 are the same for all sizes.
  • Begin with your icing color

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 Cupcake Hat Pattern 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)

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.

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.

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.

Toddler Size Cupcake Hat Pattern 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)

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.

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.

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.

Child Size Cupcake Hat Pattern 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)

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.

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.

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.

Adult Size Cupcake Hat Pattern 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)

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.

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.

Join your cake color yarn.

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

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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.

Cherry Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • red yarn
  • fiber fill

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.

Finishing your Crochet Cupcake Hat Pattern

Weave in all of your ends.

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