Super cute and easy beginner crochet baby hats patterns that make a perfect baby shower gift or charity donation
Toddler or baby hats and beanies are often one of the first patterns that beginner crocheters attempt because they are usually a fairly easy project that uses basic stitches.
Not only that, but hats, especially for kids and babies, are pretty small so they work up super fast which can give beginners a boost of confidence to try a more advanced pattern.
So, I have found for you 13 adorable crochet beanie and hat patterns for babies from newborns to toddlers. Plus, these patterns are ALL FREE so I hope you will give them a try.
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List of patterns:
Cotton Flapper Hat for Crochet
Here is a super sweet pattern that has an optional flower design which can be added or not. Cotton yarn makes this hat durable and washable for easy care.
by Snappy Tots
Preemie Baby Beanie Hat Pattern
This is a super fast little hat that is perfectly sized for preemie babies. Berroco Comfort yarn makes these hats extra soft and you can get a whopping 8 to 10 hats out of each skein.
This free pattern is also perfect if you want to crochet a bunch of these little beanies for charity such as a donation to a hospital.
Easy Crochet Baby Hat Pattern (with Video)
Super easy and quick, this may be the perfect pattern for beginner crocheters. The hat size can be adjusted to fit preemies to adults.
Works up quickly with Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn which comes in a variety of different colors.
Jazlyn Baby Crochet Hat
If this isn’t the absolute cutest newborn hat you have ever seen, I don’t know what would be! The pattern can be adjusted to fit different sizes. Plus, it works up very fast and makes a great handmade gift for a baby shower.
by Snappy Tots
Twin Baby Monkey Beanies Crochet Pattern
Here is an adorable beanie pattern that is written for newborns and uses basic crochet techniques which makes it beginner friendly. You can make one of these sweet beanies fairly quickly with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.
by Snappy Tots
Girls Baby Bear Hat Pattern
Oh So Sweet!! I am absolutely in love with this adorable little baby hat. And even though it says that it’s for “Girls”, you can simply change the yarn color to make it for a little boy. This pattern is beginner friendly.
by Lion Brand
Faux Ribbon Baby Hat
Another beginner friendly baby hat crochet pattern that you can whip up in a very short time. This little hat also has a matching Mary Jane bootie pattern so you can make the set for a sweet baby shower or new parent gift.
Made with Knit Picks Mighty Stitch yarn which comes in a bunch of different colors for you to choose from.
Sweet Bunny Hat Pattern
This adorable baby hat with the long bunny ears is surprisingly pretty easy to make with some basic stitches. You can add a cute nose and whiskers with some embroidery floss, if you like.
Easy Crochet Baby Hat with a Flower
Here is another true beginner pattern that you can work up very quickly. The flower design is optional but gives this sweet beanie a nice touch. Vanna’s Choice yarn makes this hat soft as well as easy care and washable.
by Easy Crochet
Snug As A Bug Hat and Booties Pattern Set
This sweet little crochet baby set also has a coordinating crocheted onesie pattern to go with it! Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn makes it super soft and machine washable which is oh so important for baby clothing.
Note: The buttons are, of course, optional and please keep in mind that they are a potential choking hazard.
Crochet Cookie Monster Baby Hat
What kid wouldn’t love a Cookie Monster Hat?? This little hat is made with Sesame Street One Hat Wonder yarn that also comes in other character colors like Elmo, Oscar The Grouch, and Big Bird.
by Lion Brand
Baby Crochet Candy Corn Hat Pattern
The earflaps of this adorable baby hat are crocheted in candy corn colors making it perfect for Fall. But don’t let that limit you.
Mighty Stitch yarn is available in a rainbow of bright colors so you can make this hat in any color combination you can think of.
Newborn to 12 Months Baby Crochet Hats
This great basic hat pattern can easily be adjusted for most babies and children. It’s beginner friendly and works up very quickly with worsted weight yarn.
I hope you will give some of these sweet baby hat crochet patterns a try. Most of these little hats will work up super fast so you can make a bunch for charity or for baby shower gifts.
Also, as I find more free patterns, I will add to this list so make sure and bookmark this page for future reference.
You can find Tons of Free Crochet Patterns at Wecrochet!
If you are more of a visual learner, check out this video for crocheting a basic newborn hat.
Learn to Crochet Dinosaur Amigurumi Kit
Kit includes PDF pattern and video tutorial, plus “all the materials you need to make 4 different dinosaurs, including a T-rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Brontosaurus”. (Yarn, crochet hook, plastic safety bead eyes, stuffing, darning needle, pipe cleaners)