Simple Single Crochet Hat Pattern

This post includes my free Simple Single Crochet Hat Pattern. This free pattern is available in sizes preemie to adult large. This is a beginner friendly crochet pattern and only uses single crochet stitches.

Get your hands on this free, beginner-friendly crochet pattern today! Perfect for crafting hats in sizes preemie to adult large with just single crochet stitches. #DIY #CrochetHat #BeginnerCrochet
Get your hands on this free, beginner-friendly crochet pattern today! Perfect for crafting hats in sizes preemie to adult large with just single crochet stitches. #DIY #CrochetHat #BeginnerCrochet

Simple Single Crochet Hat Pattern

Supplies

  • YarnYarnRed Heart With Love. Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. 100% Acrylic Yarn. 7 oz (198 g) ;  370 yds (338 m). Care:  Machine wash warm on gentle cycle; tumble dry on low. Do not over dry; do not bleach; do not iron.
  • Crochet Hook: 6 mm (J)
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner – Easy

Finished Sizes

Gauge

  • approximately 2.75 stitches per inch, 3.75 rounds per inch
  • gauge swatch should be done in rounds
  • These measurements are taken after the increase sections are completed when you are working the same number of stitches around the hat to increase the hat height.

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • 1st – first
  • adjustable ring – same as Magic Ring
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster
  • DMR – double magic ring
  • MR – magic ring
  • R – round
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • x – times (the number of times to repeat a set of instructions)
  • (  ) – Repeat the instructions between the brackets the number of times (x) indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Helpful Video Tutorials

Notes

For any of my hat patterns that I have started with a double magic ring (see this tutorial) you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

Free Single Crochet Beanie Pattern

Preemie (to fit 12″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (28)
R6: 1 sc in each st around (28)
R7-14: repeat R6
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R6 two more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Newborn (to fit 13.5″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 2 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (32)
R7: 1 sc in each st around (32)
R8-16: repeat R7 (32)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R7 two more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

0-3 months (to fit 16″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of th enext 5 sts) 3 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (39)
R8: 1 sc in each st around (39)
R9-18: repeat R8 (39)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R8 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

3-6 months (to fit 17″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 5 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (41)
R8: 1 sc in each st around (41)
R9- 19: repeat R8 (41)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R8 two more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

6-12 months (to fit 18″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 2 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (44)
R9: 1 sc in each st around (44)
R10- 20: repeat R9 (44)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R9 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

1-3 years (to fit 19″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 5 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (47)
R9: 1 sc in each st around (47)
R10- 21: repeat R9 (47)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R9 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

3-5 years (to fit 20″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 1 sts) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times (48)
R9: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 2 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (50)
R10: 1 sc in each st around (50)
R11- 23: repeat R10 (50)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R10 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

6-10 years (to fit 21″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times (48)
R9: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 4 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (52)
R10: 1 sc in each st around (52)
R11- 24: repeat R10 (52)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R10 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Adult Small (to fit 22″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times (48)
R9: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times (54)
R10: 1 sc in each st around (54)
R11- 24: repeat R10 (54)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R10 three more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Adult Medium (to fit 23″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times (48)
R9: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times (54)
R10: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts) 4 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (58)
R11: 1 sc in each st around (58)
R12- 25: repeat R11 (58)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R11 five more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Adult Large (to fit 24″ head circumference)

R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 6 times (48)
R9: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 6 times (54)
R10: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts) 6 times (60)
R11: 1 sc in each st around (60)
R12- 26: repeat R11 (60)
TIP: To make the hat reach the base of the ears repeat R11 five more times.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.


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  1. Hi Ann Marie, This post includes a list of sizes I use for my hats (mid ear, base of ear and slouch hat height). https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/crochet-hat-sizes-and-heights/ This pattern was written for top of ear height (so not covering the ears). If you would like a mid-ear, base of ear, or slouch hat length please see my sizing post πŸ™‚ If you want to know how tall these hats are if you reach gauge, take the total number of rounds you are crocheting at 3.75 rounds per inch and it will give you the hat height. So number of rounds crocheted divided by 3.75 = hat height. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  2. I just need to know what the inches measurement is for the height for each size please.

  3. Love all your patterns that I have tried. Simple instructions that are easy to understand. Thank you!

  4. Hi Maggie, For R8 please only work 2 times for the repeat. If you 6 times the hat would be 4 stitches too large when you were done (which would be over an inch bigger than you need). Then you work 1 sc in each remaining stitch after the 2 repeats for the round. Thanks! Rhondda

  5. im doing the 6-12 month
    6-12 months (to fit 18β€³ head circumference)

    R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
    R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
    R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
    R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
    R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
    R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
    R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
    R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 2 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (44)

    it says on R8 to do it 2 times does that really mean 5 times then 4 remain sc or do you mean 2 times and the remain 28 sc?

  6. Hi Andrea, 58 stitches is the Adult Large Size Hat Pattern.

    You would need to crochet this hat to fit your child aged 2 years:

    1-3 years (to fit 19β€³ head circumference)

    R1: 6 sc in an adjustable ring (6)
    R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
    R3: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st) 6 times (18)
    R4: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
    R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
    R6: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
    R7: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts) 6 times (42)
    R8: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 5 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (47)
    R9: 1 sc in each st around (47)
    R10- 21: repeat R9 (47)
    Finish off and weave in ends

    The gauge for the pattern is 2.75 stitches per inch that means with 47 stitches in the hats circumference 47 divided by 2.75 stitches per inch equals 17 inch hat circumference which is the average hat size for a child from 12-24 months. The hat needs to be smaller than the head in order for it to fit after being worn a number of times (because it will stretch over time). These hats stretch approximately 1.5 inches so if you maintain the gauge of 2.75 stitches per inch then your hat will be the right size if you use the pattern for the above.

    Wishing you the best,
    Rhondda

  7. Hello! I just found your pattern in my search for something easy. I am just about finished the adult medium for myself and I am also finding it not sized correctly, I have 58 stitches and at about round 21 there is no way this will fit my 22″ head. I am wondering if I am missing something? I see I am not the only person to comment the sizing maybe off. Has there been an update to the pattern? This hat fits my 2 year old.

  8. Hi Tia, You do not need to chain any stitches for this pattern. The magic ring is closed using 1 chain but other than that you are working in continuous rounds and no extra stitches (chains or slip stitches) are needed. All the best, Rhondda

  9. hi i am just about to try this pattern and with the magic ring how many do i need to chain before starting row 1

    thank you tia

  10. Hi Mary, I just carry on πŸ™‚ I try not to use the slip stitch whenever possible in my patterns as I don’t like the line it creates in the finished project. Just something that always makes me cringe πŸ˜‰ All the best, Rhondda

  11. Do you slip stitch then start the next round? Or do you just carry on?

  12. Hi Kelly πŸ™‚ It is an increase of 6 per round except when we do not increase in each stitch of the ‘repeat set’. For example:
    R5: (2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 4 times, 1 sc in each remaining st around (28)

    We only increase 2 sc in the first st 4 times so this round will only increase by 4 stitches not 6… you work the instructions in brackets 4 times and then for each remaining stitch around you only work 1 sc in each sc – this allows me to increase the round by 4 stitches instead of 6 and the finished hat will fit the head size more accurately. Since the hats are based on a very specific gauge to fit a very specific head size. If I increased in all 6 stitches this hat would be too large for the baby’s head.

    Hope this makes sense!
    All the best,
    Rhondda

  13. Your stitch count per row becomes wrong. Should be multiple of 6 for each row…

  14. Hi Debbie πŸ™‚ Yes I’m positive the sizes are correct. The adult medium is sized to fit a 23 inch head circumference which means your finished hat circumference should be approximately 21 inches around (because hats stretch they need to be slightly smaller than the head they are being made for or else after you wear them they start to become too loose and they won’t stay put on your head). The patterns are based on maths and if your gauge is 2.75 stitches per inch (as per the pattern gauge specifications) and you have 58 stitches for the Adult Medium Hat the finished size of the hat will be 21.09 inches around. 58 stitches divided by 2.75 stitches per inch gives you 21.09 inches. If your hat is only 16.5 inches around and you have 58 stitches that means your gauge is 3.5 stitches per inch. So instead of having 2.75 stitches in every inch you are actually fitting in 3.5 stitches and decreasing the overall size of the hat by 4.5 inches in size. You either need to move up a hook size to try to get to 2.75 stitches per inch or double check that you have the right number of stitches. Hope this helps, Rhondda

  15. Hi! I’m making the adult size hat (23″ circumference) with a J hook. I’m on row 21 and went to go measure it and it’s only 16 1/2″ circumference. Are you sure the measurements are correct for the adult sizes? Any suggestions?

  16. Hi! I am making this hat right now. The child size 6-10 years old. I’m on row 15 or so. The hat is startin to form, but it’s a bit wavy. As I continue to crochet, will the hat stretch and begin to form more with no waves I counted all my stitches three times! I promise there aren’t any extra stitches or anything miscalculated. Thanks for the pattern and the help! πŸ™‚

  17. These seem very easy to make. I plan on making a few hats this year for Christmas presents and I think I’ll use this pattern. Thank you!

  18. Hi Brianna, I would use this pattern. There will be a slight ‘jog’ when you change colours if you do not finish off and rejoin in each section. Some do not mind this but if I were to crochet a hat using stripes I would finish off my first colour with an invisible join and then start my new colour with a standing single crochet stitch each time I changed colours. There are a lot more ends to weave in but it will give you a much nicer finished product. I have tutorials for both of these steps if you need them in the Tutorials Tab at the top of the page. Hope this helps, Rhondda

  19. do you have a pattern with the single crochet with stripes? Or would you just use the same pattern and just rotate the colors?

  20. Thank you for your lovely easy to understand patterns.I have tried several with great success.You are a gem Rhondda!! God bless.
    Lily.

  21. So cute and easy! I loved the color. Pinned to Pinterest!