Crocheting hats for kids is one of the most popular things to make. When the weather starts getting cooler it’s so fun to crochet up a few hats to have on hand for your kids. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find the free crochet kids hat pattern. I’ve included sizes for 0-3 months up to kids.

A free kids crochet beanie pattern. A grey and white chunky beanie with faux fur pom pom

Free Crochet Kids Hat Pattern

The Chunky Cobblestone Beanie is made with #6 super bulky yarn. I love using chunky yarn for kids hats because it keeps them extra warm and the hat is super fast to whip up. The Bernat Beyond Yarn that I chose is sooooo soft. It has all the softness of acrylic but still the stitch definition of cotton. If you haven’t tried this yarn yet I’d recommend it!

I love the texture of this kid’s hat. It’s created by using the herringbone stitch. You can get all the details below. Typically you crochet the herringbone stitch back in forth in rows. But when you continue to crochet in the round without turning you get this bumpy texture that adds a little pop to a basic beanie.

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The same fun texture you see here is shown in the Cobblestone Beanie that uses #3 DK weight yarn. It has a bit of a slouch and is great for cooler fall or spring weather.

Let’s jump right into the free crochet kids hat pattern.

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What You Need

blush pink faux fur pom pom

Gauge

9 hbhdc x 8 rows = 4” square   Tutorial all about gauge

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hbhdc): YO, insert hook, YO and pull through stitch and one loop on the hook, YO pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

At the end of each round join using the no-cut join method. Join to the first stitch of the round, not the chain. Work the first stitch of the round in the same stitch you joined to. You can also choose not to join at the end of each round and work the hat in a spiral to avoid the seam.

SizeHead CircumferenceHat LengthHat Width
0-3 Months12″-14″5″6″
3-6 Months14″-16″5.5″6.5″
6-12 Months16″-18″6.5″7.5″
Toddler(1-3 Years)18″-19″7″8″
Kids(4-8 Years)20″-21″7.5″8.5″

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

  • ch(s)= chain(s)
  • hbhdc = herringbone half double crochet 
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • (BLO) = back loop only
  • CC = Contrast Color
  • MC = Main Color

Free Chunky Cobblestone Beanie Pattern

0-3 Months

Start with CC yarn. Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (30sts)

Round 5: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (30sts)

Switch to MC yarn

Rounds 6-8: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (30sts)

Rounds 9-11: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (30sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

3-6 Months

Start with CC yarn. Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (32sts)

Switch to MC Yarn

Rounds 6-9: ch1, I hbhdc in each st around, join. (32sts)

Rounds 10-12: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (32sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

6-12 Months

Start with CC yarn. Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 7 sts] repeat around, join. (36sts)

Round 6: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (36sts)

Switch to MC Yarn

Rounds 7-11: ch1, I hbhdc in each st around, join. (36sts)

Rounds 12-14: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (36sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends. 

free crochet kids hat pattern

Toddler

Start with CC yarn. Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 5 sts] repeat 5 times, work 2 hbhdc in next st, work 1 hbhdc in last st, join. (38sts)

Rounds 6-7: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (38sts)

Switch to MC Yarn

Rounds 8-12: ch1, I hbhdc in each st around, join. (38sts)

Rounds 13-15: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (38sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Kids (4-8 Years)

Start with CC yarn. Make a magic circle.

Round 1: Work 8 hbhdc in the circle, join. (8sts)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 hbhdc in each st around, join. (16sts)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in next st, 1 hbhdc in the next st] repeat around, join. (24sts)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 2 sts] repeat around, join. (32sts)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 hbhdc in the next st, 1 hbhdc in each of the next 3 sts] repeat around, join. (40sts)

Rounds 6-7: ch 1, 1 hbhdc in each st around, join. (40sts)

Switch to MC Yarn

Rounds 8-13: ch1, I hbhdc in each st around, join. (40sts)

Rounds 14-16: ch 1, (BLO) 1 sc in each st around, join. (40sts)

Cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in the ends.

You can see this is a really quick and easy kids hat crochet pattern. If you make one tag me on Instagram @sweeteverlyb so I can see it!

Click here to get the free PDF Chunky Cobblestone Beanie Pattern.

A crochet kids beanie pattern free