Free crochet baby hat patterns will come in very handy for those who love to crochet but don’t want it to commit to a gargantuan task like blankets or the like.
Hats are usually easy to crochet and babies are usually tiny, which makes baby hats the perfect crochet pattern for beginners and easy-going crocheters out there. (You know who you are!) If you're a beginner or just getting back to crocheting, I highly recommend checking out the Crochet Fundamentals class that will help you to gain your confidence back.
We’ve found 24 of the most adorable free crochet baby hat patterns out there and put them all together here for you!
Black Cat Hat
Here is the purrrfect crochet cat hat for Halloween or if you just happen to like black cats… or any cat for that matter since this hat could be made in any color!
Gobblesome Turkey Crochet Hat
The crochet pattern is all around adorable because it has so many perfect parts that come together and make a great baby hat pattern.
Cotton Candy Bunny Hat
This crochet bunny baby hat with a cotton candy cute color theme would be a great handmade gift to celebrate a baby shower, Easter, or Christmas holiday.
Via Bea Crafter
This beachy hat is a celebration of summer and the beach.
Via Pattern Paradise
Crocodile Stitch Baby Bonnet
This isn't your normal crochet baby hat, it's an old-fashioned, yet updated bonnet. It could be the perfect baby shower present for a newborn and the mommy-to-be will be so thankful.
Any football-watching family would love this free crochet baby hat pattern. Perfect for dressing a baby up for games in the colder months of the football season, this crochet baby hat resembles a classic pigskin used in gridiron football.
Via Hopeful Honey
Wide Brim Newborn Cowboy Hat
This crochet hat pattern works up really quickly, no joining seam in the main part of the hat, and can easily be completed in an evening.
Via Kati D Creations
Puff Stitch Snowman
The little popcorn stitches give the hats a lovely texture to work with.
Via Pins's Needles
Chef Baby Hat
Newborn props are one of my favorites to design and the Chef Baby is no exception! Photography props are a great way to create themes for the upcoming newborn pictures.
Puffy Pinwheel Hat
This puffy, slouchy crochet hat is made with Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart, which is machine washable and soft, with just enough stretchiness.
Simple Crochet Baby Hat
Crochet baby hats are SO much fun to make. This is a simple crochet baby hat pattern with a flower and is perfect for a beginner.
Via Midwestern Moms
This Littlest Monster Crochet Baby Hat is a fun addition to your Halloween festivities. I know it’s a tad early, but I figured I would get the ideas out early so you can budget your time accordingly!
Via Whistle And Ivy
Use self-striping yarn to crochet this cute little baby hat.
Via Yarn Twist
Infant Cuffed Beanie
A basic baby beanie that is worked in rounds with a cuff in contrasting color and Pom-Pom on top.
Crochet Baby Brim Hat
This is a cute hat for babies out on a sunny day. Keep those adorable faces from the sun!
Blackberry Salad Striped Crochet Baby Bonnet
This bonnet is a beautiful crochet pattern to make for that special little one. Use a variety of yarn colors to recreate the multicolored look of this striped baby bonnet.
As a certain famous duck would say, “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!” It's great to pay homage to a classic Disney character with this Goofy Duck Baby Hat.
Via Hopeful Honey
Hoot the Owl
This crochet pattern was designed for newborn photo shoots, but can be used to keep little heads warm any time!
Via Stitches Be Cray
Shells and Roses Baby Beanie
This is literally the most feminine baby hat with the pretty roses and shell edging.
Via Crochet Volution
Pumpkin Pixie Bonnet
This hat is perfect for a baby because of its adjustable tie, allowing room for growth, and its ear flaps, which are held down and will not slip and slide on your baby's head.
Your baby will look adorable and festive for all your Halloween activities. This is an easy way to dress up baby without a complicated costume.
Via A Chick W/Sticks
Baby Flapper-Girl Hat
A cute hat for little baby girls!
Flower Petal Baby Cap
This quick and easy baby hat has a natural flounce! The petal-shaped brim and soft floral colors make it perfect for being outside in the springtime.
Newborn Cupcake Hat
This is an easy hat to make, it begins with the magic circle and the flower is later sewn onto the top of the hat.
Don’t they just make you want to crochet at least one hat, even if you really don’t know any babies to give them to? How many baby hats have you done so far? Have you tried any of these free crochet baby hat patterns yet – show us your work in the comments!
If you enjoy crocheting toys for the little people in your life, check out these incredibly cute stuffies in the Crochet Anything with Hexagons class.