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50 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns

50 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns

Are you looking for quick, useful, and free crochet hat patterns? Then this is the perfect list for you! Crochet hats and beanies are some of the most popular crochet projects out there, and these hats have the added advantage of being able to be worked up in just a few hours.

In this post, we’ve put together more than 50 of the comfiest and fastest free crochet hats you’ll find out there!

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Why Crochet a Hat?

Hats and beanies are popular projects for beginner and expert crocheters alike. Not only is it fun to stitch hats, you can also make them for yourself, as gifts or to give to charity. 

How long it takes to crochet a hat can vary depending on the weight of yarn, the stitches used, the size of the hat, and your skill level, but these patterns are designed to work up fast. It could take you as little as an hour or up to about four hours to make one of these hats. 

Crochet Stitches You Need to Know to Crochet a Hat

Most of these fast crochet hat patterns use basic stitches or variations on those stitches. Single crochet is popular for hats when you need to stay warm because it makes a firm fabric that doesn’t have large holes. 

Half double crochet and double crochet are other crochet stitches that are commonly used in hats, and double crochet makes a hat that will stitch up really quickly. 

Consult the pattern you are wanting to stitch to see what stitches it uses and make sure you understand all the techniques. If you need help with the basics, check out our Crochet Fundamentals workshop for faster, easier, mistake-free projects!

Sizing a Crochet Hat 

When making crochet wearables, you need to think about whether the project will fit the intended receiver. The nice thing about crochet hats is that in general, people’s heads fit into a typical range. Hats also stretch so they can fit a variety of heads. 

If you want to measure a person’s head to ensure a good fit, use a measuring tape to measure around the head, where you want the hat brim to sit when it is worn. 

Head Size Chart for Making Crochet Hats

Head Size Chart for Making Crochet Hats

If you aren’t able to measure the head of the person who will wear the hat you are making, you can use the standard measurements on this crochet hat size chart to determine the size to make your hat or the size to look for in a pattern. 

Head Size Chart for Making Crochet Hats

Hats are typically made a little smaller than the actual head circumference of the recipient because yarn stretches. When the hat stretches over the head it will fit more snugly. But of course it’s up to you if you want the hat to be snug or if you need to make the hat bigger to accommodate more hair, for example. 

How to Adjust to Crochet a Slouchy Hat

The easiest way to make a hat slouchier is to add a few more rows or rounds to the hat before you finish off. If you are working from the bottom up, it’s easy to add this length before you start any decreasing that happens to shape the crown of the hat. 

If working from the top down, add length after you have gotten to the full width of the hat. If the pattern includes repeats of textured stitches, colorwork, or stripes, you can add another section, or just add a few more rows if there’s not a pattern stitch to consider. 

Materials You Need to Crochet a Hat

One of the great things about crochet, especially crochet hat patterns, is that you don’t need a lot of supplies to get started.

  • Yarn: use what the pattern calls for if possible, or make sure to make a gauge swatch and adjust your crochet hook size as needed to ensure your hat comes out the size you want.
  • Crochet hook: use the size recommended in the pattern unless you need a different size to get gauge. If you’re designing your own hat, use the hook size recommended on the yarn label of the yarn you want to use. 
  • Scissors: a small pair of scissors is helpful for trimming yarn ends. 
  • Yarn or tapestry needle: a yarn needle makes it easy to weave in ends, close up the top of the hat with your yarn tail, and seam up the side of the hat if you worked flat. 
  • Stitch marker: if working in the round, a stitch marker helps you to see where the end of the round is so you can keep working your pattern correctly. 
  • Pompoms or pom pom maker: a pom pom is a great finishing touch to a fast crochet hat. You can buy a faux fur pom pom or make your own.

50 Quick and Easy Crochet Hat and Beanie Patterns

These fast crochet hat patterns cover a range of heads and styles. From classic beanies easy for beginners, to slouchy hats, berets and more, you’re sure to find something fun to stitch!

Speedy, Simple, and Basic Crochet Hat Patterns

Nothing beats the basics, and these quick crochet hat patterns are great for beginners or stitchers of any skill level who want to get their project off the hook fast!


Single Crochet Caps

Single Crochet Cap

Designer: Purl Bee
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Sock-Ease 

A hat worked in super fine yarn doesn’t sound like it would be that fast, but this simple hat is worked from the top down in single crochet, so it works up really fast. It’s perfect for spring days when it’s warm in the afternoon but still cool morning and evening.


Theo Crochet Bucket Hat

Theo Bucket Hat

Designer: Two of Wands
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Go For Fleece 

Join the color blocking trend with this snuggly bucket hat. Made with super bulky yarn in two colors, it works up in no time and creates a super cozy wardrobe staple.


Crochet Men's Hat

Easy Crochet Men’s Hat

Designer: JK Crochet
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Although the name of the pattern says it’s for men, it is actually a versatile pattern that is suitable for both men and women. Since it’s worked as a flat rectangle, it’s easy to adjust the size to make it smaller, or keep it slouchy for a woman’s head. Use whip stitch or another seaming method to close it up.


La Mecha Crochet Beanie

La Mecha Beanie

Designer: The Firefly Hook
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Mecha

This simple hat uses single crochet stitch and is available in four sizes: baby, child, adult small, and adult large. Because it’s worked in bulky yarn, you can make one for everyone in the family in no time!


In a Pinch Crochet Beanie

In a Pinch Crochet Beanie

Designer: Crazy 4 Crochet Momma
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

This quick hat crochet pattern is worked flat using back loop only half double crochet to give it a ribbed look. You’ll be able to stitch it up in no time for last minute gifts.


Crochet Beanie Hat

Easy Beginners Beanie Hat

Designer: Off the Hook for You
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

The designer says making this hat – and making the pompom for the top! – took her just 42 minutes. Even if it takes you a bit longer, this hat will be done in a flash and you’ll learn how to work half double crochet in the round, change colors, and increase stitches all in this one project.


Easy Crochet Slouchy Beanie Patterns

These relaxed hats are warm and cozy, and though they’re a little bigger than a standard beanie, they’ll still work up quickly thanks to chunky yarn and easy stitches. 


Quick Gift Slouch Crochet Hat

Quick Gift Slouch Hat

Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky

This easy crochet beanie pattern combines double crochet and post stitches to make a hat with a lot of texture that’s not at all difficult to stitch. It’s perfect for gift giving, but make one for yourself, too!


Black Cat Slouch Crochet Hat

Black Cat Slouch Hat

Designer: Persia Lou
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Sometimes a fun hat is just you need to add some spark in your wardrobe. This simple crochet hat pattern works up quickly in back post half double crochet. The body of the hat is worked flat and seamed, then the brim is worked in rounds. 


Estelle Slouch Crochet Hat

Estelle Slouch Hat

Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me

This slouchy hat’s fun texture comes from V stitches. Once you’ve worked the ribbing you repeat a single round to the desired length of your hat so you can keep it slouchy or make it less so as you like. 


Speedy Slouchy Crochet Hat

Speedy Slouchy

Designer: Crafting Delight
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie 

Crocheted almost entirely in the double crochet stitch, the Speedy Slouchy lives up to its name because it takes just a few hours to finish up. Perfect for beginners looking for an adult medium hat, you can easily practice your skills while creating an accessory that will be a staple in your wardrobe.


Triumphant Textures Crochet Beanie

Triumphant Textures Beanie

Designer: Underground Crafter
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky Ombre

A soft, multicolored yarn is the key to this pretty hat, sized from newborn to adult large. It’s mostly worked in half double crochet in the third loop, which is a fun way to bring more texture to a simple stitch.


Macchiato Slouch Crochet Hat

Macchiato Slouch Hat

Designer: Yarn and Chai
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie 

Imagine wearing this warm crochet slouch hat while sipping your favorite coffee at the coffee shop. Combining a colorful yarn with simple half double crochet makes for an easy hat that doesn’t look plain. 


Go with the Flow Crochet Hat

Go with the Flow Hat

Designer: My Hobby is Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

While this pattern might look a little complex for beginners, it’s only a four-row repeat and you’ll get the hang of it quickly. Once you figure out the pattern for the hat, there’s also a matching scarf pattern. 


Slouchy Peaked Crochet Hat

Slouchy Peaked Hat

Designer: Bernat Design Studio
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky

The gorgeous textured detail on this hat will surely make heads turn while you wear it. The chunk yarn makes it quick to make and accentuates the crochet stitches used.


Amora Slouch Crochet Hat

Amora Slouch Hat

Designer: Crystalized Designs
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie 

There is just something about a textured crochet pattern that will always catch people’s eyes. Feel warm in this bulky weight crochet hat pattern with a fitted band and popping puff stitches. It’s not just fun to wear but also fun to makel!


Gumdrop Slouchy Crochet Hat

Gumdrop Slouchy Hat

Designer: Gleeful Things
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Wonderfluff

If you are looking for a simple slouchy hat crochet pattern then this is the best one to make! It’s worked from the top down mostly in double crochet, with a single crochet brim. 


Fast, Fun, and Warm Pom Pom Crochet Hat Patterns

There is just something about having a pom pom on your crochet hat. It’s the cutest addition, and while you can add one to any hat you want to, these patterns are designed with that little extra something in mind. 


Chunky Ribbed Crochet Beanie

Chunky Ribbed Beanie

Designer: Sarah Maker
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

A ribbed crochet beanie with a pom pom on top is definitely a wardrobe basic. A unisex design, this easy and quick chunky ribbed beanie is made with basic stitches and simple techniques so any beginner can make their own.


1 Hour Crochet Beanies

1 Hour Beanie

Designer: Make & Do Crew
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

This hat is worked flat and seamed up the side, then accented with a pom pom. It uses back loop double crochet, and you can make the kid’s size in a hour (adult sizes might take a little longer). 


1.5 Hour Chunky Crochet Beanie

1.5 Hour Chunky Beanie

Designer: CrochetDreamz
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Thick & Quick

If you have limited time and are looking for a crochet hat to keep you warm, then the 1.5 Hour Chunky Beanie is perfect for you. It is made with super bulky weight yarn and a simple textured stitch that looks like star stitch but it easier to make. 


Misty Crochet Beanie

Misty Beanie

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie 

This hat is worked from the bottom up and rated intermediate. It uses post stitches, third loop half double crochet and slip stitches to provide all the texture. A multicolored yarn lets you focus on the stitching instead of changing colors.


Super Bulky Crochet Beanie

Super Bulky Beanie

Designer: Pretty Darn Adorable
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

This single crochet hat worked in super bulky yarn takes about an hour and a half to stitch, making it perfect as a last-minute gift or to make in bulky for charity giving. 


Brilliantly Bold Crochet Beanie

Brilliantly Bold Beanie

Designer: Zoe Deterding, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

This hat is worked from the top down in back post and front post double crochet stitches, which makes a deeply textured hat. The pattern is so simple you could easily make a matching scarf while you’re at it.


Herringbone Single Crochet Beanie

Herringbone Single Crochet Beanie

Designer: For the Frills
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Tuff Puff

This pretty single crochet herringbone pattern is worked in the round from the top down and available in kids, women’s, and men’s sizes. There’s also a video tutorial if you need help figuring out the stitch pattern. 


The Swirly Crochet Hat

The Swirly Version

Designer: Betty McKnit
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Landscapes 

Looking for a twist to the traditional ribbed crochet hat? This is exactly the hat you need! You will surely have a one-of-a-kind crochet hat with this beautiful pattern. Made with worsted weight yarn it’s a little bit thinner than most on this list but it will still work up pretty quickly.


Arctic Gem Crochet Beanie

Arctic Gem Beanie

Designer: The Loopy Lamb
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

While this pattern looks complicated because of all the color changes and different stitches used, it’s really not that hard. It’s mostly worked in half double, double, and treble crochets – nothing you can’t handle.


Sugar Maple Crochet Hat

Sugar Maple Hat

Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

In the sample color this hat looks perfect for fall, but it’s so quick and easy to stitch you’ll want to make several for any time of year. It’s worked flat with double crochets in the front and back loops to make the ribbed texture.


Beret Inspired Crochet Hat Patterns

Berets seem to be a perennial favorite, and the good news is they’re pretty fast and easy to crochet, too! Check out these free patterns for crochet berets.


Raspberry Crochet Beret

Raspberry Beret

Designer: Littlejohn’s Yarn
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Super Bulky

This beginner-friendly pattern is worked in a round using only single crochet stitches, but if you need some extra with the stitching or the shaping, a video tutorial is also available.


Oversized Crochet Beret

Oversized Beret

Designer: Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

This easy, oversized hat uses super bulky yarn and half double crochet stitches, so you can make it in no time. You’ll want one in every color to match all your outfits.


Basic Slouchy Crochet Hat

Basic Slouchy Hat

Designer: Simply Made By Erin, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma

This easy hat is sort of a cross between a beret and a slouch hat. No matter if you don’t know what to call it, because you’ll soon be calling it your new favorite hat, since you can stitch it up in just a few hours. 


Quick and Cozy Slouchy Crochet Hats

Quick and Cozy Slouchy Hat

Designer: Merry Apothecary
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Loops and Threads Charisma

Crochet your own quick and cozy slouchy beret style hat. Although this is a slouchy hat, when worn a certain way it can easily resemble a beret. The V stitches make this hat quick to stitch and not quite as warm to wear.


Wide-Brimmed Crochet Hat Patterns

Whether you’re looking for a sun hat or a bucket hat, these crochet hats with a wide brim are sure to get you through all the seasons in style.


Annie Crochet Bucket Hat

Annie Bucket Hat

Designer: Two of Wands
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Go For Faux

This fuzzy version of Annie Hall’s iconic hat will keep you super warm (and is super fast to stitch, too!). This hat is easy but you have to be able to feel your way through it since you can’t see the stitches in this furry yarn.


June Crochet Sun Hat

June Sun Hat

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Rewind

Hide under this beautiful June Sun Hat pattern during your summer vacation! Give yourself some cover from harsh sun rays while looking super cute. This is an easy pattern worked mostly in single crochet. 


Forest Shade Crochet Hat

Forest Shade Hat

Designer: DROPS Design
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: DROPS Andes

This lovely hat is worked from the top down in double crochet, with a little brim to keep the sun out of your eyes on hikes through the woods, or wherever you happen to be.


Everyday Crochet Bucket Hat

Everyday Crochet Bucket Hat

Designer: Oombawka Design
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Rewind

The Everyday Crochet Bucket Hat is true to its name by having such a classic shape to it, you’ll want to wear it every day. It ues extended single crochet stitches for the body and front loop single crochet for the brim. 


Brisa Crochet Hat

Brisa Hat

Designer: Raquel and Isabel Vidaurre, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Wool and the Gang Ra-Ra-Raffia

An ideal accessory for sunny days, this hat is light despite using bulky yarn. It has a scalloped edge to the brim that is just so pretty, and openwork stitches on the sides for more air flow. 


Stop & Rewind Crochet Sunhat

Stop & Rewind Sunhat

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Rewind

This great bucket hat pattern uses single crochet and rounds of eyelets to make it a little cooler. It comes in many sizes, including for a baby doll, so if your little one likes to match their doll, this is the pattern for you!


Crochet Chunky Bucket Hats

Chunky Bucket Hat

Designer: Kathy North, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Comfy, bulky, and quick to make, the chunky bucket hat is a great starter pattern and great gift to give as well. Bring the style of the bucket hat to the cold weather months with this simple single crochet design. 


1920’s Cloche Crochet Hat

1920’s Cloche Hat

Designer: Hopeful Honey
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Give your outfit a bit of flapper style with this pretty cloche hat. It’s mostly worked in half double crochet and includes a pretty flower for more vintage style. 


Velvet Cloche Crochet Hat

Velvet Cloche

Designer: Gleeful Things
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Velvet

Who doesn’t want a cozy velvet hat? The Velvet cloche is a pattern perfect for beginner crocheters because it’s entirely worked in double crochets.


The Hewlett Crochet Hat

The Hewlett Hat

Designer: 1 More Row
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Go For Fleece

Want a hat super-fast? The Hewlett Hat is the hat you need. Worked in single crochet stitches and made with soft faux sherpa yarn, it stitches up super quick, and you’ll never want to take it off during the cold weather season.


Fast and Easy Crochet Beanie Patterns

If you like to keep it simple, there’s nothing more classic than the crochet beanie. These free crochet beanie patterns are also fast and easy so you can make them for everyone on your list, or just make a bunch for yourself. 


Brooklyn Ridge Crochet Hat

Brooklyn Ridge Hat

Designer: Sewrella
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

This hat is worked flat and the designer shows versions using single crochet or half double crochet stitches. As long as your rectangle comes out to the right dimensions, you can use any stitch pattern you like!


Family of Beanies Crochet Hat

Family of Beanies

Designer: Lion Brand Yarn (photo by Ravelry user rebby)
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Make a stylish and warm beanie in three sizes using single crochet stitches. Adding stripes makes it more fun but you can work them in solid colors as well, and make a hat for each member of your family in the course of a weekend!


Basketweave Crochet Hat

Basketweave Hat

Designer: Anna R. Simonsen, via Cascade Yarn
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Cascade Boliviana Bulky

Warm with a unique texture the Basketweave Hat will surely turn heads when you wear it. It’s worked with back and front post stitches to give it a woven look and is rated for intermediate stitchers. 


The Beehive Crochet Beanie

The Beehive Beanie

Designer: Made with a Twist
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hometown Bonus Bundle

Third loop half double crochet worked in the round makes the knit like ridges on this simple free hat pattern. It’s available in five sizes so you can make them for everyone.


Alpine Crochet Beanie

Alpine Beanie

Designer: You Should Craft
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

If you’ve never worked the alpine stitch before, this easy beanie is a great introduction. This stylish beanie will keep you warm while giving you a few hours of fun crocheting it.


Frozen Bud Crochet Hat

Frozen Bud

Designer: Mijo Crochet
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Stonewashed

The Frozen Bud crochet beanie features a unique ribbing pattern that will keep you warm and cozy. The designer said the texture reminds her of a flower bud, thus the name.


Fast and Fancy Messy Bun Crochet Hat

Fast and Fancy Messy Bun Hat

Designer: Perfect Posies By Paige, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me 

If you like to wear your hair in a bun, you know it can be tricky to stuff into a hat and keep it looking nice. A messy bun hat is the perfect solution! This is a super quick hat crochet project that is suitable for both beginners and advanced crocheters.


The Big Unseamly Crochet Beanie

The Big Unseamly Beanie

Designer: Elvee Dickinson, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

This double crochet hat worked in the round has a big difference from other crochet hat patterns. The way the rounds are joined makes it so the end of round is almost invisible. It’s worked with a deep fold up brim but you can make it shorter if you like. 


Ponytail or Knot Crochet Hat

Ponytail or Knot Hat

Designer: Oombawka Crochet
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Here’s another great messy bun or ponytail hat worked in super bulky yarn. This pattern is so fast and easy you can make a hat in less than an hour!


Crochet Shadow Shells Hat

Crochet Shadow Shells Hat

Designer: Yarnspirations Design Studio
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Patons Alpaca Blend

This two-toned shell pattern might look tricky, but it’s rated easy. Pick two high-contrast colors to ensure your shells pop against the background. 


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