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Welcome to Rich Textures Crochet! Today we are going to learn how to crochet this easy children’s crochet hat!

Shortly after I published the pattern for the Easy Winter Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern I received a few requests to provide sizing adjustments! I am excited to say that here you will find six new children’s sizes ranging from premie to child.

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toddler crochet hat

The Construction:

This hat is constructed the same way as the adult version, with just a couple of variations.

I love how these hats are put together! This children’s crochet hat pattern begins by starting with a magic ring.  From that magic ring you will chain your starting chain, turn, single crochet in each stitch back to the ring, slip stitch into the ring, turn and start again.  At the end all you have to do is pull your magic ring closed and sew the small opening at the top of the hat closed.  It’s that easy!

Don’t worry, following the written pattern below, you will find a complete video tutorial.

I think these hats would be a great gift and an excellent hat for newborns in hospitals.  The hat has a lot of stretch to it and the brim is not fixed so the size is fairly flexible.  You can leave the hat without a pompom or add one to the top if you would like.

crochet hat for baby

The Yarn:

For this easy children’s crochet hat pattern I used a yarn called Bold by Sugar Bush yarns.  It is a super soft, super wash 100% wool.  It comes in a variety of colours and I love how it works up clean and crisp.  The warmth of the wool is an added bonus during those long winter months!

You can find out more about this yarn here on the Yarnspirations website:
Sugar Bush Bold Yarn, Atlantic Almond

I have paired this yarn with a 5.5 mm crochet hook.

PDF Copy:

You will find the free crochet pattern for the Easy Children’s Crochet Hat down below, however if you would like the convenient ad free PDF you may purchase it from my Ravelry Shop linked below:

Click here for the Easy Children’s Crochet Hat on Ravelry

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Until next time, happy crocheting!


children's crochet hat

Easy Children’s Crochet Hat Pattern:

Skill Level: Easy

Gauge: 21 sts x 22 rows of pattern = 4 inches.

Finished Size (Note that the hat has quite a bit of stretch and length accounts for length of brim which will be turned up when worn): 

Premie: 5 inches in length, 4.5 inches laid flat (will fit head measurement 13 inches)

0-3 Months: 6 inches in length, 5 inches across laid flat(will fit head measurement 14 inches)

3-6 Months: 7 inches in length, 5.5 inches across laid flat(will fit head measurement 15 inches)6-12 Months: 8 inches in length, 6 inches across laid flat(will fit head measurement 17 inches)12-24 Months: 9 inches in length, 6.5 inches across laid flat(fits head measurement 18 inches)

Child: 10 inches in length, 7 inches across laid flat(will fit head measurement 20 inches)

Yarn: Bold by Sugar Bush Yarns (100% extra fine super wash merino wool; 3.5 oz/100g; 190 yds/174 m); 1 skein Dover’s Sand for the premie-24 month size; 2 Skeins Dover’s Sand for the child size

Hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Blo – Back Loop Only

Ch – Chain

Rpt – Repeat

Sc – Single Crochet

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rows lengthwise.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as stitch.
  • After row 1, the rest of the pattern will be worked in the BLO.
  • Each time you return to your starting loop after working the row, sl st into the centre of the loop before turning, then ch 1.
  • Weave in ends as needed.
  • OPTIONAL – Add pompom to the top.
  • Note: you can change the length of your beanie as desired, simply make your starting chain the desired length, then add one additional chain.
  • NOTE: Chain counts for the different sizes are indicated in the parenthesis

Free Crochet Pattern:

Start by making a magic circle, then working out from that circle, ch 26, 31 (36, 41, 46, 51).

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 1, working in the blo sc in each sc all the way across; turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, working in the blo sc in each sc all the way across; at the end of the chain, when you reach your beginning loop, sl st into the centre of the loop. Turn

Rows 4 onward: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your work from the beginning measures approximately 10, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) inches or the desired width.

Turn hat inside out so that wrong side is facing.  Working through both thickness and the blo of both sides, sl st in each st across crocheting the two ends together.  Fasten off leaving a long tail.

Using the long tail, sew the top of the hat closed. Fasten off and weave in your ends.  Make optional pompom and affix to the top.

Video Tutorial:

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  1. Susan Thompson says:

    using the magic circle is just genius!! thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea. first time was a bit strange but the results were great. have used this method for about 8 hats now and will continue to use this as a start for making hats from now on.

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Yay! I’m so glad!

  2. Suzan Schlipp says:

    I am so happy I subscribe to your blog, you have such beautiful patterns, the best I have seen. Keep up the great work you are a gem. You make me a happier crochet grandmother…

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      Thank you! And thank you so much for subscribing! I’m glad you’re enjoying the patterns 🙂

  3. Judy Kaiser says:

    I am not coordinated enough to do the magic circle. How do I make this with just the slip knot?

  4. Can I use the pattern for teen age boys

  5. This pattern is amazing, thank you for sharing. I am struggling to find some yarn wool in the uk with the right thickness. Do you know the UK equivalent ? Double knit/ arran? I’m so stuck! X

    1. RichTexturesCrochet says:

      I would go with an Aran yarn 🙂

  6. Such a great idea to use the magic circle. The opening has such a nice finish to it. I also will continue to use it.

  7. Julie A Keller says:

    I’m confused as hell how many rows do I need to finish a 12-24 month hat Christmas present. Please help. I love the pattern

  8. Hi. Could you tell me if your child beanie is in PDF form for downloading? Can I print it at home or is it a hard copy I’m paying for. Thank you