10 Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Hats are great projects for beginning and experienced crocheters because they work up quick and usually use simple stitches. Here are my picks for some great free crochet hat patterns.

1. Meredith Hat
This hat is a functional and cute beanie that is dressy enough to wear with your nicer coats. If features a unique stitch pattern, a soft contrasting band, and a decorative button to add your own style. Uses Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted yarn and an H hook.

2. Pebble Lace Crocheted Tam
This hat is a fun and funky textured piece that you can wear just about anywhere. Uses Nashua Creative Focus Worsted yarn and size G and E crochet hooks. There is also an option to knit the brim instead of crocheting, which looks nice for those who want to add a little knitting. The link to download the pattern is on the right hand side of the page. This pattern is a PDF file.

3. Faux-Hawk Earflap Hat
For a wild look, you can make this faux-hawk hat. The stitches are simple and the actual faux-hawk is made of wool, while the rest of the hat is made with acrylic yarn. After the hat is complete, you felt it to get the faux-hawk to stand up. Uses worsted weight acrylic and wool yarn and a size I hook.

4. Flapper Hat
This cute flapper hat is feminine and looks great. It features textured stitches and is adorned with a ribbon. Uses worsted weight yarn and a size H hook.

5. Durango
This cute hat is feminine without being overly girly. It uses two colors and sparse ribbing and has three buttons for decoration. Uses two colors worsted weight yarn, a size I hook, and three buttons.

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6. Funky Hat
This is a newsboy style cap that features small brim. It is feminine and functional, and could even work for a guy if crocheted in the right yarn. Uses worsted weight yarn and a size H hook.

7. Lacy Shells Hat and Scarf
This hat and scarf set is Feminine and simple, with texture from the shells. It is easy enough for beginners and looks great. Uses worsted weight yarn and a size H hook.

8. Anthropologie Inspired Cloche
This hat is very feminine and has a vintage appeal. Odds and ends buttons and different flower styles adorn this cute hat. Uses acrylic worsted weight yarn, mohair yarn for trim and a size L hook.

9. Rasta Tam
This rasta is made in various colors and is a nice casual hat. The pictured hat was made in traditional Jamaican colors of black, red, yellow, and green, but you could use whatever colors you want. Uses worsted weight yarn and a size P hook.

10. Knit-Look Ribbed Hat
This is a nice hat for guys or girls. You can change colors as you like to create your own striped pattern. It is a simple and functional design and is available in child and adult sizes. Uses worsted weight yarn and G, H, or I sized hook.

This is a sample of some free crochet hat patterns available online. I find some of the best free patterns on forums like Craftster (http://www.craftster.org/) and Crochetville (http://www.crochetville.org/), but you can also try directory sites like Crochet Pattern Central (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/). Just click on Free Pattern Directory for links to thousands of free patterns.

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