How to Crochet a Hat in 3 Sizes

Are you wanting to learn how to crochet a hat? Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a complete beginner, this easy crochet hat pattern is the perfect project for you.

This free and fast pattern can be made in under three hours and is written for three sizes: toddler, child, and adult. The best part?

You simply make a rectangle, sew it together, and add a Pom Pom on top for a stylish finish.

Follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll have a cozy and stylish hat in no time! So grab your hook and some yarn, and let’s get started! The free crochet pattern is below.

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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 Hat Size Chart

SizeCircumferenceHeight
Toddler18-19 inches7 inches
Child19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult21-22 inches8 inches
Crochet hat size chart
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Crochet Gauge

Part of learning how to crochet a hat is taking the time to check your gauge.

14 double crochet = 4 inches

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • You are crocheting in rows of double crochet.
  • Hat is worked flat and then sewn together in the round.
  • The ch 2 at the beginning of each row never counts as your first stitch.

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Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Basic Beanie, HDC Beanie, and Light Weight Beanie free crochet hat patterns.

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • rem = remaining
  • rnd =round
  • rnds = rounds

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HOW TO CROCHET A HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

How to Crochet a Hat for a Toddler

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Row 1: Ch 34, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc in each rem ch, turn (32 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (32 stitches)

Rows 3- 41: Repeat row 2 (32 stitches)

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 18 inches wide. Add or remove a row if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

crochet hat being made

Scroll down for assembly and Pom Pom instructions.

How to Crochet a Hat for a Child

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Row 1: Ch 36, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc in each rem ch, turn (34 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (34 stitches)

Rows 3- 45: Repeat row 2 (34 stitches)

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 20 inches wide. Add or remove a row if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

crochet hat being made

Scroll down for assembly and Pom Pom instructions.

How to Crochet a Hat for an Adult

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Row 1: Ch 38, dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, dc in each rem ch, turn (36 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st, turn (36 stitches)

Rows 3- 50: Repeat row 2 (36 stitches)

Measure the width of your hat. You want it to be 22 inches wide. Add or remove a row if needed. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

crochet hat being made

Scroll down for assembly and Pom Pom instructions.

Hat Assembly: All Sizes

Hat Seam

Use your tapestry needle to sew the two ends of your hat together.

crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made

Weave your ends in and turn your hat right-side out.

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Brim Edging

Use your I/5.5 mm crochet hook (or one size larger than hook used for hat) and white yarn.

Fold up 2 inches of the bottom for the brim. Join your yarn. Ch 1 and sc once in the side of each row, join with a sl st to the top of the first sc. Weave your ends in.

Toddler size: 41 stitches
Child size: 45 stitches
Adult size: 50 stitches

crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made

Top Seam

Now you are going to close the top of the hat. Use a tapestry needle and a long piece of yarn.

Weave the yarn through each row, working from front to back, in a clock wise direction. Gently close the top.

Tie the two yarn ends together. You will still have a small gap. Sew this shut with one of the yarn ends.

crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made
crochet hat being made

Pom Pom

Use your extra large pom pom maker.

Firmly and evenly 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

Cut the yarn between each set of arches.

pom pom being made
pom pom being made

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

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

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