Cozy Crochet Hat Patterns for Adults

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Free Crochet Hat Patterns For Adults

I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite, free crochet hat patterns for adults. These are so fun to make and are great gifts you can easily create. Making crochet hats is a lot of fun because you can make them in a short amount of time, and there are so many different free pattern options. 

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No matter who you’re looking to make a hat for, there are several free pattern options included below, to help you make a new hat, for any member of your whole family. These cozy hat patterns are great options, for any time of the year. Plus, if you’re looking to make items to donate to your local homeless shelters, then making these crochet hats is a great project. 

Making a cozy hat pattern is such a fun crochet project to do. Plus, you don’t have to have a long time frame to make the hat. One of the nice things about making crocheted hats is that they are a quick project to finish.

Basic Crochet Stitches

These patterns are also great for crocheters of each skill level. Some are perfect for the beginner crocheter, while others are a little more advanced. 

If you are a beginner at crocheting, let’s look at some of the basic crochet stitches you will want to know, in order to follow these patterns. Let’s look first at the simple crochet stitches that every crocheter should know how to make.

Making a Magic Circle. Making a magic circle, which is also known as a magic ring is very important to start around projects. You will want to know how to make a magic circle, especially if the crochet hat pattern starts at the top of the head and works its way down. For a tutorial on how to make a magic circle, check out this Magic Ring Tutorial.

Single Crochet Stitches. Making a single crochet stitch is one of the basic crochet stitches. To make a single crochet, interior hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over by wrapping the yarn around the hook, from the back towards the front, or toward you that to make a yarn over. Pull the new loop up using the crochet hook. There are now two loops on the hook. Yarn over once more and pull through the two loops on the hook. This makes a single crochet stitch. 

Half-Double Crochet Stitch. To make a half-double crochet stitch, you first yarn over then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

Double Crochet Stitches. To make a double crochet stitch, you first yarn over then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yard over once more and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook. This makes a double crochet stitch. 

A Slip Stitch. To make a slip stitch, you will insert the hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Then take this new loop and pull it through the loop that was previously on the hook. This makes a slip stitch.

Hats in Different Sizes

Most hat patterns are designed to fit an average head. The average head circumference is usually around 21 to 23 inches. One of the great things about making your own crocheted hat is that you can adjust the sizes as needed.

If you need smaller sizes, then you’ll want to make sure to add fewer stitches to the hat. But if you need larger sizes, then you can continue to increase the hat until it is your desired size.

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The Type of Yarn

There are many different yarn weights to choose from. To make a nice winter hat you might choose to use a bulky yarn or soft velvet yarn. If you choose to use a worsted-weight yarn, then you might want to use two strands of worsted-weight yarn since it tends to be a little thinner, especially if you are making a winter hat. Make sure to check out all the different yarns you have available and see which ones you like the best.

Crochet Hook Size

The crochet hook size that you use will be determined by what type of yarn you select. Each hat pattern will have a suggested hook size included in it, but you can also reference the package of your yarn skein as well. 

Each skein of yarn has packaging on it, with a suggested hook size for that specific yard. The general rule of thumb for your normal, medium-weight worsted-weight yarn is to use a hook size of approximately H or I, usually around 5.0 mm or 5.5 mm. You can feel free to adjust the hook size as needed.

Decorations for the Top of the Hat

There are a few different things you can use to decorate the top or side of the hat if desired. Some ideas include using a faux fur pom pom where you can create a yarn pom pom to attach to the top of the crochet hat. Another fun idea is to make some crocheted flowers and attach them to the bottom of the hat or the side of the hat.

Suggested Materials 

In order to make a crocheted hat, you will want to have a few skeins of yarn and a crochet hook, and I also recommend having a yarn needle, or tapestry needle on hand to weave in the end or attach items such as a yarn pom-pom. You might also consider using stitch markers so that you can tell where the beginning and end of each round is.

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Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

When making a crocheted hat there are several different types of hats to choose from. Some are winter hats, intended to keep your head warm during the cold days. Other hats are used all year round, even as summer hats to help keep your head protected from the sun.

Slouchy Hats

The most common types of hats include slouch hats, which are typically intended to keep your head warm. Slouchy hats are cute and can be made in a variety of ways. 

Crochet Beanie Pattern

Another common type of crocheted hat is the crocheted beanie hat. A beanie hat is a type of easy hat pattern that you can easily crochet. Beanie patterns range in a variety of sizes, and shapes including slouchy beanie patterns. A basic beanie makes for a good crochet project that you can make for yourself or give away as a gift. There are several easy beanie patterns included in the suggested free patterns for you.

Bucket Hats

Making a bucket hat is another fun crochet hat pattern. These are so versatile and can pretty much be worn all year round.

Messy Bun Hats

Messy bun hats are another type of crocheted hat, which are unique. These hats are specifically designed so that you can still wear your hair up in a messy bun and keep the rest of your head warm at the same time. Essentially, they have a hole in the hat, that you can stick your messy bun through.

The Knit Look

Making a crocheted hat, with a knit look is another type of hat that you can easily crochet. This one is a very easy pattern and can be made in a short amount of time.

You know the basic types of hats that aren’t covered in these free crochet hat patterns for adults, let’s turn your attention to some different patterns that you might be interested in making. I hope that you can find some inspiration, and even select a pattern that you wish to make. 

Collection of Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Crochet Hat Patterns

Simple Crochet Hat Patterns

Making a crocheted hat for adults is a great thing because it is a quick and easy crochet project that you can enjoy making. I have enjoyed making mini crocheted hats over the years. This is free and easy crochet patterns are a great place to begin. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out these free crochet hat patterns for adults. I hope that you have found a pattern that you want to try out, and some inspiration for your next project. Now, it’s time to get started creating your next project! 

Happy Crocheting!

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