10 Free Baby Hat Crochet Patterns to Fawn Over!

I LOVE making baby hats! There’s just something about small projects for little humans that just brightens up my day. Imagine putting on a tiny strawberry cap on a sweet little newborn. Eep! ADORABLE!

I love crocheting baby hats using the leftover yarn after finishing a bigger project! I always keep a stack of baby hats tucked away, ready for the next baby in the family.

Baby hat crochet patterns!

Are you also on the hunt for baby hat crochet patterns? Then you’ve stumbled into the right round up. Get ready for some cuteness overload!

Materials You Need to Crochet Baby Hat Patterns

Baby hats are small and quite quick to make. They also don’t typically need special tools. But it’s good to be prepared! Here are things you might need to make baby hat crochet patterns:

  • Crochet hooks – Make sure to have plenty of crochet hooks on hand! You can find the hook sizes you need listed in the ‘materials’ section of each crochet pattern in this round-up!
    Pro tip: Wood and plastic hooks are great for slippery yarns and metal hooks are perfect for “sticky” yarns like acrylic!
  • Yarn – Make sure to check the pattern to see what yarn weight to use. Each pattern should list a recommended brand or weight in the “suggested yarn” section of the crochet pattern you’re following! We always recommend that you match the fiber type you’re using with the one used to make the pattern!
  • Scissors – A pair of scissors is another important tool that you will use for all of your knitting projects. You’ll need them to cut the yarn when you’re done!
  • Yarn/darning needle – You will need a yarn needle or darning needle to sew in the loose ends.
  • Stitch markers – You might need stitch markers to keep track of where you are if you’re following a stitch pattern. We recommend “removable” or “locking” style stitch markers for crochet projects. If you don’t have stitch markers, you can use a strand of scrap yarn—preferably in a different color so it’s easy to see.
  • Pom pom makers – Pom poms are often used to add even more cuteness which means you might want to have a few pom pom makers ready to use before you start stitching!
  • Crochet baby hat pattern – Browse through this adorable list of crochet baby hat free patterns!

10 Free Baby Hat Crochet Patterns to Fawn Over!

Ready for fawn over adorable baby hat crochet patterns? Then check these out!

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Baby Bear Hat
© Kylee Keller

1. Baby Bear Hat

By: Kylee Keller

YARN: Aran

SIZE: Preemie – 12 months

Sweet and simple, these Baby bear Hats are quick to stitch up! They’re so fast you could even work on a stack of them while you’re in the waiting room!

The project is made using double crochets, ideal for new crocheters practicing these beginner-friendly crochet stitches.

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Turban Hat - Spring Breeze
© Croby Patterns – Doroteja

2. Turban Hat – Spring Breeze

By: Croby Patterns – Doroteja

YARN: Aran

SIZE: Newborn – Adult

Turban hats have always look so adorable on babies so I made sure to add this pattern in!

This is a great example of a pattern with a huge size range! This free crochet baby hat pattern 0-3 months sizing goes all the way up to adults too! It’s also simple crochet pattern that you can make in less than a day. Perfect gifts for baby showers or first birthdays!

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C2C Pom Pom Hat
© Marie Segares

3. C2C Pom Pom Hat

By: Marie Segares


SIZE: Newborn – Adult

Babies and pom pom hats are the perfect pairing! Give your little tot a cute hat to wear on their next adventure outdoors.

The C2C Pom Pom Hat crochet baby hat free pattern is beginner-friendly and will look absolutely lovely in bright pastels!

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Canterbury Hat
© Amy Ramnarine

4. Canterbury Hat

By: Amy Ramnarine

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: Newborn – Adult

This baby hat crochet pattern may be small, but it’s packed with texture! The colorway reminds me of the beach and the soft ripples of water touching the shore.

A lovely little beanie for your baby’s first chilly night at the beach!

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Watermelon Sun Hat
©  Repeat Crafter Me

5. Watermelon Sun Hat

By: Sarah Zimmerman

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: Newborn – Adult

It’s summer! Make this darling Watermelon Sun Hat to help keep the sunny rays out of your little one’s eyes.

This baby hat crochet pattern is a speedy summer project that will look ADORABLE on all lovable babies. Just look at that ruffled brim! Aww!

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Sweet Lamb Hat
© Coats & Clark

6. Sweet Lamb Hat

By: Sandi Rosner

YARN: Aran

SIZE: Newborn – Child

Bobble stitches just make things 10x cuter! This Sweet Lamb Hat is made using bobble stitches all around giving the illusion of fluffy fleece!

Make this free crochet baby hat pattern 0-3 months sizes for the perfect prop for newborn photography!

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Dot Square Bucket Hat
© Raffaella Tassoni

7. Dot Square Bucket Hat

By: Raffaella Tassoni


SIZE: Toddler – Adult

This summer, try making matching bucket hats for you and your little ones! I love seeing kids in matching hats at the playground, it makes it so easy to see who belongs to whom! The Dot Square Bucket Hat pattern is available in toddler sizes to adults.

The brim keeps the sunny rays out of your eyes too!

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Sloth Hat
© Sarah Zimmerman

8. Sloth Hat

By: Sarah Zimmerman

YARN: Aran

SIZE: Newborn – Teen

Sloths are one of the most popular animals and it’s pretty obvious why: just look at those cute faces!

It makes sense that crocheters will make their own creative spin on those slow-moving mammals. This cute baby hat crochet pattern will look absolutely adorbs on your kiddos!

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Aviator Hat
© repeat crafter me

9. Aviator Hat

By: Sarah Zimmerman

YARN: Worsted

SIZE: Newborn – Adult

Check out this darling Aviator Hat! It keeps your little tot’s head warm and cozy while being so GOSH DARN CUTE!

This particular pattern does have a few more extra steps involved in the creation process, but it’s worth all that sewing. Just look at those squishable cheeks!

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Amanita Mushroom Beanie Hat
© Briana K Designs

10. Amanita Mushroom Beanie Hat

By: Briana K Designs


SIZES: Baby- Adult

Wearing matching clothes with your little one is always such a cute way to bond! The Amanita Mushroom Beanie Hat pattern is a sweet, cozy-looking baby hat crochet pattern that you can treasure for many years to come.

This particular pattern is definitely heirloom-worthy. I might make a few adult-sized ones to match with my mom and siblings!

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Yarn Fibers for Newborn Babies!

Natural yarn fibers for babies.

A brave warrior once said, “one does not simply use any yarn fiber for babies…”

— Okay, no one said that. But it doesn’t make it any less true! You really can’t use just ANY fiber for baby patterns. This is because babies — newborns in particular — have sensitive skin and certain fibers can cause really bad irritation.

The best material for tiny tots are natural fibers like cotton and bamboo! They’re breathable, gentle on baby skin, and good for the environment.

Acrylic and acrylic blends are also great options for hats that need to be a bit warmer than the first two fibers mentioned. Perfect for autumn and winter projects though!

We have a more in-depth discussion all about they type of yarn fibers for babies. So make sure to check it out here:


Adorable Baby Hat Crochet Patterns for Sweet Little Tots!

Weren’t those patterns just to die for? I LOVED this round up and had such a fun time hunting for the cutest crochet baby hat patterns. What’s even better is that they’re completely free for you to use!

If you’re expecting your own child or planning to make a few for a baby shower, then this round up has a ton of brilliant patterns that you can turn to.

I don’t have any friends or family expecting. But that doesn’t mean I can’t make these cute patterns for the adults in my family. I just might make the Aviator Hat for everyone in my house. Hahaha!

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