Crochet Ponytail Hat Pattern

Introducing my free and easy Crochet Ponytail Hat Pattern—a perfect blend of fashion and functionality!

This versatile pattern, worked from the top down with a stylish ribbed brim, is designed to accommodate ponytails or buns while keeping you warm and stylish. It’s available in three sizes: toddler, child, and adult, making it suitable for the whole family.

Whether you’re heading out for a winter walk or simply want a trendy accessory, this crochet pattern has you covered. Let’s dive into this creative project together and crochet hats that combine practicality with style! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her Crochet Ponytail 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 ponytail hat

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet ponytail hat pattern.

15 dc = 4″ and just over 10 rows = 4″

Crochet Ponytail Hat Size Chart

SizeCircumferenceCrownHeight
Toddler18-19 inches6 inches7 inches
Child19-20 inches6.5 inches7.5 inches
Adult20-23 inches7.5 inches8 inches
Ponytail Hat Size Chart
crochet ponytail hat
  • 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.
  • This crochet beanie pattern is worked from the top down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round of the hat. Keep in mind that you will be adding the ribbed brim.
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • blo = back loop only
  • inc = increase
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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

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Ponytail Crochet Hat Pattern

CROCHET PONYTAIL HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Rounds 1-4 are the same for all sizes.

Rnd 1: Ch 22, join in the round (this creates the ponytail opening), ch 2, 2 dc in each ch, join (44 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Continue for Toddler Size

Rnds 5– 12: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for brim instructions.

Continue for Child Size

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 6– 13: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for brim instructions.

Continue for Adult Size

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 7– 14: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join (64 stitches)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for brim instructions.

Ribbed Brim

Images are from my Toddler Hat.

Step 1: 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

Step 2: 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

Step 3: Turn your work clockwise

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

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

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

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

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around.

toddler hat crochet pattern
toddler hat crochet pattern

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

crochet ponytail hat

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