Simple Crochet Baby Hat Pattern For Beginners

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Simple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

With this simple baby hat crochet pattern that I am going to share with you, you can easily make a basic baby hat for the new arrival in your life. There are many different ways you can make a free crochet hat pattern, and this pattern is very basic and is a great project for beginners. 

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Crochet Baby Hat

This handmade hat can be used in a variety of ways once it is made. You can donate it to your local hospital, where they will give it to newborn babies. Or this crocheted baby hat makes a great baby shower gift if you’re looking for another idea. Plus there’s nothing that says you can’t make this sweet and simple baby hat for anyone you may know who is having a baby. 

Plus, this easy crochet hat pattern can easily be made in a variety of sizes, so that not only fit newborn babies but old are babies as well. Changing the size is not difficult, and I will show you just had to do that in the instructions below, for the cute hat. 

The Basic Stitches

There are just a couple of basic crochet stitches used to make this easy pattern. The main stitches used are, a magic ring, chain stitch, slip stitch, double crochet stitches, and single crochet stitches. 

Perhaps you are new to crochet, and would like to learn how to make a magic circle. This is essentially a special stitch used to start the hat, so that it can have a nice and tight finished look. You can see the step-by-step instructions for how to make a magic ring explained here

If you would like to learn more about how to make the other basic stitches, in this crochet pattern, be sure to check out my learning how to crochet tutorial, for detailed instructions, along with pictures and a video tutorial for each one.

Let’s get started, by looking at the pattern to make a simple baby hat following this crochet pattern! 

simple baby hat crochet pattern

Easy Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

Materials

1 Skein of soft – medium weight yarn is recommended but not required

Size H Crochet Hook (5.0 mm hook)– this is the recommended size, but feel free to adjust the size as needed. 

Scissors 

Stitch marker

Please Note: This pattern is written in US Terms

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviation:

mr – magic ring

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

Baby Crochet Hat Pattern

The Crown

Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)

Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)

easy crochet baby hat step 1
simple baby hat step 2
simple baby hat round two

Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)

The Main Body of Hat

Round 6: Ch 3 sts, dc in each st around. Do not join, (40 sts)

Round 7 – 13: continue working dc sts in each st around. Using a stitch marker, mark the first dc st in each round. Move it out as you finish each round.

how to crochet a simple baby hat
working the band of the simple baby hat
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Brim (Hat Band)

Round 14 – 16: sc in each st around. Work in continuous rounds until you reach the end of round 16. 

working the band of the simple baby hat through the center of the single crochet
working the band of the crochet baby hat

Join with a sl st to the first st made in the round. Cut the yarn, and pull through the loop on your hook. Weave in the ends to finish off. 

Adding A Pom Pom

If you want to, you can easily make a yarn pom pom and add it to the top of the crochet baby hat. To do this, you will want to use yarn, a tapestry needle, scissors, and a serving fork. 

Wrap the yarn around the serving fork, between 20-30 times. Then tie the center securely with yarn. Cut through the yarn on each end of the fork, to make it into a pom pom. 

Thread a piece of yarn, through the tapestry needle, or yarn needle. Then sew the yarn pom pom securely to the top of the crochet baby hat. This finishes the hat off in a cute and easy way. 

Easy Baby Crochet Hat Sizes

Not only can you use the above pattern to make an adorable crochet baby hat, but you can also make it in different sizes quite easily by adding a few rounds to the pattern to make larger sizes. Here’s how you can make different sizes of simple baby hats using the above free crochet pattern. 

easy double crochet baby hat

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, Preemie

Follow the above pattern for rounds 1-4, skipping round 5. Then make the body of the hat as instructed by following rounds 7-12, skipping round 13. Finish off by making a single crochet brim in one or two rounds. 

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 0-3 Months

Follow the above pattern to make a newborn hat that will also fit most 0-3 month old babies. 

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 3-6 Months

Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)

Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)

Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)

Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern. 

simple baby hat pattern

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 6-9 Months

Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)

Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)

Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)

Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

Round 7: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 5 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern. 

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 9-12 Months

Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)

Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)

Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)

Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

Round 7: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 5 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)

Round 8: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 6 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 6 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (64 sts)

From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern. 

What Sizes are Included in This Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern?

The main pattern for this simple baby hat crochet pattern is recommended for newborn babies, or 0-3 months old. However, there are four additional sizes that can be made from this hat pattern, giving you a total of five baby hat sizes. 

How Hard is it to Make a Crochet Baby Hat?

Making this simple crochet baby hat pattern is not very difficult. For this pattern, you will only need to know a few basic crochet stitches and can then enjoy the finished baby hat. 

What Yarn is Best to Use for Baby Hats?

The best yarn to use for a simple baby hat pattern like this one is going to be a medium-weight yarn, or you can use a worsted-weight yarn. I like the yarn to be soft to the touch so that it’s not rough on the baby’s head. 

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Please note that this crochet pattern is a copyright of Hands That Bless, and should not be reproduced in any way. However, the finished items that are made using this pattern may be sold as you wish. 

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Easy Crochet Baby Hat (A Free Pattern)

This simple baby hat crochet pattern is so much fun to make and is the perfect crochet project if you are a beginner at crocheting, or are looking for a basic baby hat pattern. It is my hope that you will give this pattern a try, and enjoy making it for any new arrival in your life. 

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Simple Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 1 Skein of soft – medium weight yarn is recommended but not required
  • Size H Crochet Hook 5.0 mm hook– this is the recommended size, but feel free to adjust the size as needed.
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

Instructions

The Crown

  • Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)
    simple baby hat step 2
  • Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
    simple baby hat round two
  • Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
  • Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
    how to crochet a simple baby hat

The Main Body of Hat

  • Round 6: Ch 3 sts, dc in each st around. Do not join, (40 sts)
  • Round 7 – 13: continue working dc sts in each st around. Using a stitch marker, mark the first dc st in each round. Move it out as you finish each round.

Brim (Hat Band)

  • Round 14 – 16: sc in each st around. Work in continuous rounds until you reach the end of round 16.
    working the band of the simple baby hat through the center of the single crochet
  • Join with a sl st to the first st made in the round. Cut the yarn, and pull through the loop on your hook. Weave in the ends to finish off.
    working the band of the crochet baby hat

Adding A Pom Pom

  • If you want to, you can easily make a yarn pom pom and add it to the top of the crochet baby hat. To do this, you will want to use yarn, a tapestry needle, scissors, and a serving fork.
  • Wrap the yarn around the serving fork, between 20-30 times. Then tie the center securely with yarn. Cut through the yarn on each end of the fork, to make it into a pom pom.
  • Thread a piece of yarn, through the tapestry needle, or yarn needle. Then sew the yarn pom pom securely to the top of the crochet baby hat. This finishes the hat off in a cute and easy way.
    simple baby hat pattern

Easy Baby Crochet Hat Sizes

  • Not only can you use the above pattern to make an adorable crochet baby hat, but you can also make it in different sizes quite easily by adding a few rounds to the pattern to make larger sizes. Here’s how you can make different sizes of simple baby hats using the above free crochet pattern.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, Preemie

  • Follow the above pattern for rounds 1-4, skipping round 5. Then make the body of the hat as instructed by following rounds 7-12, skipping round 13. Finish off by making a single crochet brim in one or two rounds.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 0-3 Months

  • Follow the above pattern to make a newborn hat that will also fit most 0-3 month old babies.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 3-6 Months

  • Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)
  • Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
  • Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
  • Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
  • From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 6-9 Months

  • Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)
  • Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
  • Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
  • Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
  • Round 7: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 5 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
  • From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern.

Free Crochet Baby Hat Pattern, 9-12 Months

  • Round 1: Make a mr, ch 2 sts, work 8 dc sts in the mr. Pull the ring tight, and join the round with a sl st. (8 sts)
  • Round 2: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16 sts)
  • Round 3: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next st. Repeat (2 dc, dc) around, join with a sl st. (24 sts)
  • Round 4: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 2 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (32 sts)
  • Round 5: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 3 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
  • Round 6: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 4 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 4 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
  • Round 7: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 5 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 5 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
  • Round 8: ch 3 sts, make 2 dc sts in the first st, dc in the next 6 sts. Repeat, (2 dc, dc in the next 6 sts) repeat around. Join with sl st. (64 sts)
  • From this point, you can follow the instructions above to make the body of the hat. Please note that the round numbers will be different, as this size has rounds added to it, to increase the finished size of the crochet hat pattern.

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