Many of these free crochet hat patterns are easy to make, and some of them are beginner-friendly. You'll find a wide variety of different hat styles to choose from, with options for adults, teens, children and babies.
Crocheted hats make great gifts. They're also outstanding charity crochet projects; there are so many possible ways you can help others without investing much money or time. For example, you can make warm winter hats for the homeless, or chemo caps for cancer patients who are losing their hair. Whoever the recipient of your hat(s) will be, they're sure to be appreciated.
This beanie is easily crocheted using single crochet, chain stitches and slip stitches. It was designed to go with a matching scarf, headband and pair of fingerless gloves, which are all crocheted in the same easy stitch pattern. Several of these accessories are pictured at left. You can see more pictures in the project photo gallery.
Want to crochet a warm winter hat for a guy? If so, this classic hat is a great choice. It resembles a rib knit, but the hat isn't knitted; it's crocheted.
Here's a free crochet pattern for a hat which is crocheted in the round using worsted weight yarn. If you like, the hat can be embellished with a flower as shown.
The hat is sized for teens, juniors, ladies, and adult women; it is a one-size-fits-most design.
This lovely hat is crocheted with worsted weight yarn, and it works up quickly.
This fun hat is a cloche design that's just a little bit slouchy. You can decorate it with an eye-catching snowflake as pictured, but you can make the snowflake removeable so the hat can also be worn in spring or fall. Multiple sizes are available; the pattern is sized for teens and adults.
The "Daisy Mae cloche" is a feminine hat with a hint of ruffle and a froofy little 3d flower (which can also be crocheted separately.)
You can crochet this beautiful hat for all the gals in the family! With such a wide range of sizes, the possibilities are fun to contemplate. This would be a great pattern to use for making matching mother / daughter hats. It would also be cute for making matching hats for sisters or best friends to wear.
Erica Jackofsky's easy slouch hat is a stylish design you'll enjoy crocheting and wearing. This hat is a versatile fashion accessory that works well with many different casual looks.
This fun project combines two of the most popular crocheted items you could think of -- hats and granny squares. The free crochet pattern is by Erica Jackofsky.
Visor Beanie Hat Patterns
The concept: start with a basic beanie, but add a visor. The result: a hat that's perfect for the sun-loving outdoorsy crowd. The visor beanie pictured at left is suitable for sunny days that are also on the chilly side. The visor offers a bit of protection from the sun, and it's a stylish wardrobe addition for the days when you're feelin' casual and dressing the part. The unisex design makes it a great look for both guys and gals. It's also an easy pattern to crochet.
Want to see more options? Check out this list of visor beanie hat patterns.