20 Cute Crochet Baby Hats and Free Patterns- 2021

#1. Pusheen Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Do you have a Pusheen cat lover in your life? This super easy hat works fast. Perfect for last minute gifts. The design is processed from the bottom up with a simple style. The ears are operated on in several short rows followed by basic cuts. After the embroidery chain stitch hat is completed, the facial details are embroidered. Simple!

Uses DK weight yarn

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#2. You Are Loved Baby Hat Free Pattern

Give your favorite baby some love!

This beanie knit pattern from You Love is flat knit and features a textured seed stitch heart motif. Newborn babies are the right size for young children.

Use an easy-care washable thread so the can can be used over and over again. It is also a great project to help knit babies.


1 pair of straight needles US 6 (4 mm).
1 pair of straight needles US 4 (3.5 mm).
Approx. 50 yds (46 m) / 65 yds (60 m) / 90 yds (82 m) / 120 yds (110 m) of DK (8 ply) yarn. OR of light fingering yarn (approx 3 ply) USED DOUBLE (double the yardage).
Stitch markers.
Tapestry needle to weave in yarn ends and scissors.

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#3. Baby Yoda Hat Free Knitting Pattern

May the power be with you.
This cute project knits quickly with bulky threads and basic stitches. So even beginners can make a perfect personalized gift for babies and parents (a bit like a nerd).


Yarn: Approx. 35 grams or 48 yards bulky weight yarn (I used KnitPicks Brava Bulky in “Avocado”, a 100% acrylic yarn for easy care)

Needles: US Size 10 needles (circular) and US Size 4 needles (circular or straight)
Other: Yarn Needle for stitching ears onto the hat

3 stitches = 1 inch

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#4. Troll Baby Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Looking for a cute and quick knitting project to make your little favorite?

Troll is an easy sized beanie knit pattern for babies, toddlers, and kids. The hat is knitted from the bottom up with a garter visor and short-sleeved crown.

Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child)
Yarn: approx 90 (110, 130) m of aran weight yarn.

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#5. Basic Beanie Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Are you a new weaver and want to make your first beret? Do you want a plain beanie for various sizes? Or how about a beanie pattern where you can get creative and play with stripes, colors, or textures? Then this is the mold for you!

Sizes: Prem, 0-3, 6-9, 12-18, Child, Adult, XL Adult
To fit head: 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 61cm
Yarn: Any 8ply yarn
Quantity: between 40m – 220m depending on size, pompom, cuff, etc.
Needles: 4mm straight for flat version, and 4mm circulars or DPN’s to work in the round and for crown shaping
Notions: Stitch marker, yarn needle for sewing in ends

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#6. 1-2-3 Baby Beanie Free Knitting Pattern

A cute hat created with 1, 2, 3…, knit and back stitches. It’s a quick braid that you’ll use to keep baby warm over and over again.

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#7. Berry Baby Hat Free Knitting Pattern

This is a very popular hat as a newborn gift, but it will serve longer because the deeply folded bottom means the hat will stay in place when stretched over a larger head.

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#8. Northward Baby Hat Free Knitting Pattern

The simple, thick laces make the perfect hat to keep your head warm during the long northern winter. This mold is not just for the baby! Babies are sized right for adults so the whole family looks good and stays warm.

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#9. Headphones Baby Hat Pattern

If you are looking for a quick and easy baby hat knitting pattern, you should check out this Headset baby hat pattern. With super chunky yarn, this hat is quick to knit and is perfect for beginners and comfortable for baby. This is a unique knitted baby hat pattern as it combines knitting and crocheting. The hat and headband are knitted, while the headphones are crocheted, making for a great mixed bag for artisans who enjoy both. Plus, this free knitting pattern is downright cute and fun, making it a good laugh-out-loud gift too.


Lion Brand Gold Leaf Yarn
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Black
Size 11 circular knitting needle- 16 inch
Crochet Hook “J”
Yarn needle
Fiber fill

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#10. Kids Nordic Reindeer Knitting Pattern

I’ve had a lot of fun lately knitting Scandinavian hats for the whole family. I can’t wait to share the patterns with you! The first is the evergreen and reindeer hat that I made for my youngest son. This pattern is a bit more complicated than what I usually post, so I would not recommend it to beginners to knit.

Yarn: Lion Brand Basic Stitch in Ivy and in Ecru

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#11. Baby Checkered Hat Knitting Pattern

This hat combines festive plaid with a fun shape. Each row of pattern is embroidered with a single color thread. Stitches of the color you don’t use are simply threaded onto the right needle.

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in Redwood (1 skein), Lion Brand Basic Stitch in Ecru (1 skein)
Needles: Size US 5 single point knitting needles, size US 8 single point
Size: 18-24 months

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#12. Easiest Flat Knit Kids Garter Stitch Hat

This pattern is perfect for beginners looking to go beyond basic scarves. This hat is the simplest thing you can get! It is knitted on single-end needles (knit in each row) using garter stitch. No contour on the crown. You make a rectangle, sew the side seam and the boom! you have a hat!

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie in Cream/Taupe (1 skein)
Needles: Size 9 single point knitting needles
Size: Kids 5-8 years old

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#13. Easy Kids Stocking Hat Knitting Pattern

This long tail sock is knitted with round needles. When you get to the tail part, you will switch to double pointed needles. The pattern is very clear. The visor is ribbed knit and the rest of the hat is knitted with burgundy knit.

Needles: Size US 10 circular, 16-inch and size US 10 double point knitting needles
Size: Hat is very stretchy (my son is 5 ½ years old, This hat could easily fit a larger child)

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#14. Baby Candy Corn Hat Knitting Pattern

Nothing says “Halloween” like candy corn! The tri-color design is instantly recognizable. Naturally, I had to take this fall treat and transform it into this baby candy corn beanie knit pattern.

This hat has a ribbed brim. The rest of the pattern is worked in the round with some very simple colored keys. There are some basic drops on the crown. This model is suitable for beginners as long as you are comfortable working with circular and double pointed needles.

Size: 1-2 years

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#15. Flat Knit Baby Bunny Hat

I can’t resist animal ear hats, they are so cute! This bunny hat is ideal for beginners as it is knitted with single knit needles using basic rib and moss knit stitches. The ears are woven separately and then sewn. This is a quick and fun project that will make your little one mad when the cool weather hits.

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby in Flannel
Needles: Size US 6 single point
Size: 6-12 months

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#16. Flat Knit Baby Bonnet

Is there anything cuter than a hooded baby? I love the retro shape mixed with modern colors and fibers. This beanie is flat knit with single point needles, which makes it perfect for beginners. It’s knitted in garter stitch with basic drops.

Yarn: Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca
Needles: US 6 single point
Size: 6 months

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#17. Easiest Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern is as easy as it comes! There is no crown shape or shrinkage and it is knitted flat with single pointed needles. This beanie is the perfect project for beginning knitters looking to go beyond basic scarves. This pattern is also great for charities because it is so easy to do.

Yarn: James Brett Top Value yarn in Emerald Green
Needles: Size US 8 single point

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#18. Easy Bunny Bonnet Knitting Pattern

Easter is fast approaching, my little man needed a bunny hat! This hoodie pattern is beginner friendly and weaves quickly. The hood is knitted flat using the garter stitch. The ears are woven separately and then sewn.

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard
Size: 3-6 months

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#19. Kid’s Holiday Hat Knitting Pattern

The Christmas spirit is contagious and people seem friendlier this time of year. Christmas themed hats are one of my favorite things to knit, especially for children. This kids Christmas hat knitting pattern is festive and practical. It has a ribbed edge and the rest is knitted in a circle. The finishing touch, of course, is the large multi-colored pom pom.

Needles: Size US 11 circular, 16 inch and Size US 11 Double Point
Size: Kid’s S/M (for reference, Indigo is 3 ½ years old)

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#20. Pumpkin Hat Knitting Pattern

It’s the middle of autumn here … picking apples, cooking and decorating the house. The area has wonderful pumpkin patches with thoughtfully designed play and play areas. We finally go several times. Naturally, a pumpkin hat was the next thing for Indigo! I love knitting seasonal hats for her.

Yarn: Starlette Yarn in Burnt Orange, Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate and in Kelly Green
Size: Kids S/M, M/L (Indigo is 3 ½ years old and he’s wearing the S/M)

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