Free & Easy Kids Hat Crochet Pattern

Easy kids hat crochet pattern
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Easy kids hat crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my easy kids hat crochet pattern. With the weather getting colder my children needed new winter hats. Well it was a perfect excuse to get my hook out and start crocheting. These hats are so warm and cosy, my daughters love them. They have barely left their heads this week, they’ve even been worn to bed! It’s such a rewarding feeling to make a gift that’s so treasured.

Kids hat description

The easy kids hat should fit most children. Saying that it has been tested on children between the ages of 3 and 8 and there is room for growth. The head circumference is between 18” and 20”. The height of the completed hat is 7”. I created the stripes by using a multicoloured yarn. If you wanted the same effect you could simply change colours after each row.

How it’s made

The easy kids hat crochet pattern is super easy to make and suitable for beginners. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the back loops as well as being able to increase and decrease. The hat is worked up in one piece with no sewing involved, unless you decide to sew on a pompom as I have. I chose to use ready made fur pom-poms on my kids hats. You could make your own if you like and it would look just as cute! To make the hat I used multicoloured Chunky (weight 5) yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook. Don’t forget it’s important to remember to do your gauge swatch before starting if you want your hat to fit.

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Free easy kids hat crochet pattern

This free crochet pattern will help you create a easy kids hat. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

Hook sizes

5.5mm crochet hook


Chunky yarn 91m/100yd

I used Maypole euro baby in candy cane.

Click here to learn about yarn weights



Click here for U.K. translation


ch – Chain

MR – Magic ring

sl st – Slip stitch

st/sts – Stitch/stitches

sc – Single crochet

dc – Double crochet

rep – Repeat

blo – Back loop only

sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (decrease)

dc2tog – Double crochet 2 together (decrease)


Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

5.5mm hook – 7 rows of 6 sc

Finished size – 18” circumference x 7” height

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rounds/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.


You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– Chunky yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– scissors

– Tape measure

– Pompom maker

Free, easy kids hat crochet pattern

Hat cuff

Round 1

ch x 7 

sc x 6 starting in 2nd ch from hook

ch 1 & turn

(6 sts) 

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Row 2 – 67

blo sc x 6 

ch 1 & turn

This should measure 18” long 

(66 rows of 6 sts)

Row 68

sc x 6 joining blo and row 1 chains to make a circle 

ch 1 & turn work to the side 

(6 sts)

Kids hat crochet cuff
Round 69

Work around hat circumference 

sc x 68 (2 sts between each ridge)

sl st to join and ch 2

(68 sts)

Crocheting in raw edge
Round 70

dc x 68 

sl st to join and ch 1

(68 sts)

Round 71

sc x 68 

sl st to join and ch 2

(68 sts)

Crochet hat
Round 72 – 75

Rep rounds 70 & 71 2 more times 

(4 rounds of 68 sts) 

Round 76

(sc2tog, sc x 15) x 4

sl st to join and ch 2

(64 sts)

Round 77

(dc2tog, dc x 14) x 4

sl st to join and ch 1

(60 sts) 

Round 78

(sc2tog, sc x 8) x 6

sl st to join and ch 2

(54 sts) 

Round 79

(dc2tog, dc x 7) x 6

sl st to join and ch 1

(48 sts) 

Round 80

(sc2tog, sc x 6) x 6

sl st to join and ch 2

(42 sts) 

Round 81

(dc2tog, dc x 5) x 6

sl st to join and ch 1

(36 sts) 

Round 82

(sc2tog, sc x 2) x 9

sl st to join and ch 2

(27 sts) 

Round 83

(dc2tog, dc) x 9

sl st to join and ch 1

(18 sts) 

Round 84

sc2tog x 9

sl st to join and ch 1

(9 sts) 

Round 85

sc2tog x2, sc, sc2tog x2

sl st to join

fasten off leaving long tail to sew closed hole and sew on pompom

Weave in all ends 

(5 sts)  

Easy kids crochet hat

Easy kids hat crochet pattern

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