Toddler Hat Crochet Pattern

Get ready to make your little one the cutest and coziest toddler hat with my crochet pattern!

Whether it’s for a chilly day out or a stylish accessory, this pattern is perfect for keeping your toddler warm and looking adorable. The free pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler holding her toddler hat crochet pattern design


Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

toddler hat crochet pattern

Toddler Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Toddler 6 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Toddler Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

13 stitches = 4 inches

8 rounds = 4 inches

  • 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 working from the crown 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. 

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Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Basic Beanie, Children’s Hat, and Super Bulky 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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Body of the Hat

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)

The crown of your toddler hat should measure 6 inches across.

toddler hat crochet pattern

Rnds 6-12: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

toddler hat crochet pattern

The height of your toddler hat should measure 6 inches. The ribbed brim will add another inch to the height of your hat.

Ribbed Brim

Begin where you left off for round 12. 

1st Step: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (4 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, (4 stitches)

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

↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (4 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 the 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

Use a 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

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