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Free & Easy Kids Hat Crochet Pattern

    Free & Easy Kids Hat Crochet Pattern
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    This easy kids hat crochet pattern is easy skill level and designed to fit children aged 3 to 8 years old. With the weather getting colder my children needed new winter hats. Well it was a perfect excuse to get my hook out and start crocheting. These hats are so warm and cozy, my daughters love them. They have barely left their heads this week, they’ve even been worn to bed! It’s such a rewarding feeling to make a gift that’s so treasured.

    Easy kids hat description

    The easy kids hat should fit most children. Saying that it has been tested on children between the ages of 3 and 8 and there is room for growth. The head circumference is between 18” and 20”. The height of the completed hat is 7”. I created the stripes by using a multicoloured yarn. If you wanted the same effect you could simply change colours after each row.

    How to crochet an easy kids hat

    The easy kids hat crochet pattern is super easy to make and suitable for beginners. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches. Additionally you’ll need to know how to work into the back loops as well as being able to increase and decrease. The hat is worked up in one piece with no sewing involved, unless you decide to sew on a pompom as I have. I chose to use ready made fur pom-poms on my kids hats. You could make your own if you like and it would look just as cute! To make the hat I used multicoloured Chunky (weight 5) yarn and a 5.5mm crochet hook. Don’t forget it’s important to remember to do your gauge swatch before starting if you want your hat to fit.

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    Hook sizes

    5.5mm crochet hook


    Chunky yarn 91m/100yd

    I used Maypole euro baby in candy cane.




    ch – Chain

    MR – Magic ring

    sl st – Slip stitch

    st/sts – Stitch/stitches

    sc – Single crochet

    dc – Double crochet

    rep – Repeat

    blo – Back loop only

    sc2tog – Single crochet 2 together (decrease)

    dc2tog – Double crochet 2 together (decrease)


    5.5mm hook – 7 rows of 6 sc

    Finished size – 18” circumference x 7” height

    Pattern notes

    I do not count chains in my stitch count.

    Numbers in brackets are the number of rounds/stitches.

    Stitches separated with a comma are to made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.


    You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

    – Crochet hooks 

    – Tapestry needle

    – Chunky yarn

    – Stitch markers (optional)

    – scissors

    – Tape measure

    – Pompom maker

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    Hat cuff

    Round 1

    ch x 7 

    sc x 6 starting in 2nd ch from hook

    ch 1 & turn

    (6 sts) 

    Row 2 – 67

    blo sc x 6 

    ch 1 & turn

    This should measure 18” long 

    (66 rows of 6 sts)

    Row 68

    sc x 6 joining blo and row 1 chains to make a circle 

    ch 1 & turn work to the side 

    (6 sts)

    Round 69

    Work around hat circumference 

    sc x 68 (2 sts between each ridge)

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (68 sts)

    Round 70

    dc x 68 

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (68 sts)

    Round 71

    sc x 68 

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (68 sts)

    Round 72 – 75

    Rep rounds 70 & 71 2 more times 

    (4 rounds of 68 sts) 

    Round 76

    (sc2tog, sc x 15) x 4

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (64 sts)

    Round 77

    (dc2tog, dc x 14) x 4

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (60 sts) 

    Round 78

    (sc2tog, sc x 8) x 6

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (54 sts) 

    Round 79

    (dc2tog, dc x 7) x 6

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (48 sts) 

    Round 80

    (sc2tog, sc x 6) x 6

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (42 sts) 

    Round 81

    (dc2tog, dc x 5) x 6

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (36 sts) 

    Round 82

    (sc2tog, sc x 2) x 9

    sl st to join and ch 2

    (27 sts) 

    Round 83

    (dc2tog, dc) x 9

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (18 sts) 

    Round 84

    sc2tog x 9

    sl st to join and ch 1

    (9 sts) 

    Round 85

    sc2tog x2, sc, sc2tog x2

    sl st to join

    fasten off leaving long tail to sew closed hole and sew on pompom

    Weave in all ends 

    (5 sts)