Warm Up with Our Favorite Crochet Hat Patterns

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

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I fell back in love with crochet a few years ago. I’d learned as a child, picked it up and dropped it again as a young adult, but when I moved to a much colder area three years ago, I found myself wanting a variety of hats and cowls and scarves. 

So I dug out my stash of yarn and hooks, and I got back in the crochet groove. Since then I have been collecting numerous patterns on one of my Pinterest boards. I am also a knitter (albeit a beginner), but I love that I can whip up a crochet hat in little to no time. Last year the majority of my handmade Christmas gifts were crochet hats and scarves. Since crochet is something I can do easily while watching TV, I was able to get through my gift list in a couple months with no problems. This year I am planning to once again make a slew of hats for myself and family members. Here are some that are on my list. Which one will you make first?

beginner crochet beanie

Beginner's Beanie  

This gorgeous mustard beanie at Always Rooney is a great pattern if you’re a beginner. It uses only single crochet and double crochet stitches. Along with the pattern, you’ll also find links to instructional videos for each stitch. The color is great for fall, and it looks quite warm! I also really like the leather detail that she added. Just perfect!

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Super Soft Slouch

I love slouchie beanies as they fit my face and don't make me look like a Smurf! This one by Cre8tion Crochet has an interesting seam detail which forms a star shape at the top. It involves some more detailed stitches for forming the seam, but it can still be completed in an afternoon.

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Urban Jungle Hat

Another slouchie, but this time worked in a puff stitch which makes it a bit more formal. It has less slouch too, which adds to it being a great one to wear with dressier outfits. The pattern by Vickie Howel is available from Ravelry, and Christi at The Simple Stitch shows two versions she made. Bonus! She links to a spiral flower pattern that you can attach to the hat.

cloche crochet hat 1920

1920s Cloche Hat

This one is for the Downton Abbey and Great Gatsby fans! (Confession: I’m one). A classic cloche hat in crochet from Hopeful Honey. The main stitch used is the half double crochet, and instructions for the flower are included too. This is a really classy hat, and I can see it made in a variety of rich warm tones for fall.

newsboy slouchy crochet hat

Slouchy Peaked Hat

Yarnspirations shares this free pattern — I have a fondness for peaked hats in this newsboy style, and many of my fabric winter hats are like this. I’d like to try my hand at making my own! The texture is an added bonus, and makes the hat look complicated, but it’s made with single crochet and double crochet stitches only. The pattern includes charts too!

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Liz McQueen

Ridgeline Beanie

This might be the first one I attack this fall, as I really like the ridging detail. The pattern by Liz McQueen is available for sale at Ravelry, and having used one of her patterns before, I am sure it will be well worth the price. Now I just need to decide what color yarn to use!

ear flap crochet hat

Bobble Pouf Earflap Hat

Every kid needs a crocheted earflap hat right? I like this version from Moogly a lot. Those bobbles and the pompom are super cute! Make it plain or make it striped as shown. You get instructions for newborn, kids and adult sizes too, so make one for everyone in your family.

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Nancy Smith

Reversible Strands Hat

We can’t forget the guys! I made one of these hats last year, and while it was one of the more complicated patterns I’ve tried, the result was well worth it. Not only is the hat reversible, but you can use as many colors as you like, or make it just in one color. It's super warm because of the way the stitches are intertwined ... and it’s a free Ravelry download from Nancy Smith!


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