20 DIY Crochet Hat Patterns to Make for All the Babies and Toddlers In Your Life

by craftyclub

One easy, personalized way to celebrate the news of a new baby is with a crochet toddler hat.

This is a gift that’s special because it’s handmade, meaning you can capture exactly the essence that you want.

Be it color, texture, or pattern, use any of these crochet toddler hat patterns to inspire your handmade creation.

1. Crochet Teddy Hat (4 sizes with video)

Crochet Baby Hat in 4 Sizes with Video, Teddy Hats
Crochet Baby Hat in 4 Sizes with Video, Teddy Hats (via Crochet Dreamz)

Be it a newborn baby or a first birthday, you’ll have a gift ready in no time with this crochet pattern.

While it’s a relatively straightforward pattern, the bear ears really add something cute and special to the design. 

2. Crochet Cactus Beanie

Crochet A Cactus Beanie For Your Baby!
Crochet A Cactus Beanie For Your Baby! (via Raffamusa Designs)

Let’s be honest–pretending babies are always cute and cuddly is an exercise in denial.

To really capture the prickly essence of a newborn, why not crochet this cactus beanie?

The pattern helps you make it in varying sizes, so it doesn’t have to be for a newborn. In fact, this is also a hit for the prickly toddlers in your life!

3. Boho Beanie Pattern Boys & Girls

Boho Beanie Hat Pattern Boys & Girls
Boho Beanie Hat Pattern Boys & Girls (via The Hat and I)

Crocheting baby beanies is one thing, but for bigger kids and toddlers try this.

The Boho beanie is perfect to show off a little personality for both girls and boys.

Featuring a lovely brim and a button detail, it’s absolutely something boys and girls will be excited to wear–and it’s still pretty easy to make!

4. Crochet Baby Bear Hat

Crochet Baby Bear Hat a Free Crochet Pattern
Crochet Baby Bear Hat a Free Crochet Pattern (via Christaco Design)

When it comes to crochet baby hats, you can’t beat a classic.

This free pattern stitches up the always-adorable bear ears onto a simple beanie. The pattern uses bulky yarn, so not only is it ultra cuddly but it’s also quick to make.

A must-have pattern for all crafters!

5. Earflap Crochet Hat

Best Crochet Toddler Hat (Free Earflap Hat Pattern)
Best Crochet Toddler Hat (Free Earflap Hat Pattern) (via Love Life Yarn)

When you’re bundling up kids for the cold, you want as few items for them to lose as possible.

This crochet hat is the perfect pattern for that, since you’ll get ear flaps for some added warmth.  The classic look is topped up with fringed hanging straps and a pom-pom on top.

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6. Crochet Kitty Beanie

Kitty Beanie | Crochet Pattern For The Cat Lover In You!
Kitty Beanie | Crochet Pattern For The Cat Lover In You! (via Stardust Gold Crochet)

For the cat-loving kid in your life, this is a fresh take on the classic bear ears hat.

It will take a bit of concentration to make sure you’ve got all the stitches right to spell out “MEOW”, but the end result is sure to impress. 

7. Crochet Christmas Tree Hats for Toddlers & Kids

Crochet Christmas Tree Hats Pattern for Toddlers & Kids
Crochet Christmas Tree Hats Pattern for Toddlers & Kids (via Dream a Little Bigger)

You can prepare a classic Christmas look all on your own with this free Christmas tree hat pattern.

It’s surprisingly simple to do, and is easy to slip into if you need a touch of Holiday cheer.

Extra points if you decide to add the lights! 

8. Sweet Crochet Newborn Baby Hat

Crochet A Sweet Baby Hat For Newborns
Crochet A Sweet Baby Hat For Newborns (via Raffamusa Designs)

This is a crochet hat that you should definitely bookmark.

The classic silhouette is one you can use again and again, switching it up with personalized colors as much as you’d like. Plus, it comes in sizes from preemie baby to toddler, so there’s something for everyone, no matter what.

9. Easy Pom-Pom Childrens Hats

Easy Childrens Hats – Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Childrens Hats – Free Crochet Pattern (via Annie Design Crochet)

This free crochet pattern is another staple to have in your craft collection.

With a tight band and a bouncy body, the hat comes together with a pom-pom on top. It’s a look that’s always in style, and a crochet pattern that you can customize all your own. 

10. Crochet Toddler Earflap Beanie

Crochet toddler earflap beanie
Crochet Toddler Earflap Beanie (via Traverse Bay Crochet)

For the really cold months or days playing outside in the snow, this earflap beanie does the job and looks cute doing it.

The earflaps here are a little more understated, but the braided strings really make it look like a sophisticated, store-bought hat. 

11. Top Knot Beanie

Top Knot Beanie Pattern
Top Knot Beanie Pattern (via Fiber And Hook)

Don’t like the pom-poms on children’s winter hats?

Try something a little different with the top knot. This really cute crochet pattern creates a minimalist vibe with a unique twist on top.

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It’s a great alternative for boys, but girls will love to wear it just as much.

12. Woodland Fox Crochet Hat

Woodland Fox Crochet hat
Woodland Fox Crochet hat (via Traverse Bay Crochet)

Children’s and baby clothes are most fun when they incorporate animals, like this crochet fox hat.

Between the thoughtful yet simple detail in the ear and the braided straps, this is another professional-quality crochet hat that any crafter can tackle.

13. Back 2 Basics Beanie

Back 2 Basics Beanie - crochet pattern
Back 2 Basics Beanie – crochet pattern (via The Hat and I)

A classic beanie silhouette with a poofy pom-pom on top. What more could you ask for?

This is a pattern you’ll find yourself going back to every time you decide to make a hat.

Great for all levels, it’s the perfect pattern from a ribbed band and a smooth, seamless crown.

14. The Pumpkin Beanie

The Pumpkin Beanie – Free Crochet Pumpkin Hat Pattern
The Pumpkin Beanie (via Hanjan Crochet)

Nothing says “autumn baby” like a pumpkin photo shoot.

Your baby will look cute as pie in this crochet pumpkin hat! The ribbing really helps to create the pumpkin look, and is a great chance to practice the slip-side stitch technique.

Don’t be nervous if you’re a beginner – this pattern is seriously easy to follow, free, and just too cute to pass up!

15. Bear-ly Scary Crochet Beanie

Bear-ly Scary: A Bear Beanie Free Crochet Pattern
Bear-ly Scary: A Bear Beanie Free Crochet Pattern (via Heart Hook Home)

If you want to take your bear ears up a notch, this is a great pattern to try.

Instead of the flat bears on the hat, this one cups them to seem even more life-like. It pairs perfectly with chubby baby cheeks.

Bear-ly scary, indeed!

16. Crochet Toddler Sun Hat Pattern

Crochet Toddler Sun Hat Pattern
Crochet Toddler Sun Hat Pattern (via Christaco Design)

Baby skin is incredibly sensitive to the sun, so a crochet sun hat makes for a useful and beautiful project.

This pattern really thought it all out. It covers the top of the heat and gives shade in a brim, but the open netting around the body of the hat keeps babies cool and happy.

17. Happy Hippo the Hippopotamus Animal Hat

Happy Hippo the Hippopotamus Animal Hat
Happy Hippo the Hippopotamus Animal Hat (via IRA ROTT Patterns)

This Happy Hippo hat seems to have it all.

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All the little details of the hippo really come to life, while keeping the functionality of the hat intact. The earflaps help balance it all out and keep it secure.

With teeth, eyes, and ears, kids will love bundling up for the cold.

18. Crochet Pixie Hat for Babies and Infants

Crochet Baby / Infant Pixie Hat Pattern
Crochet Baby / Infant Pixie Hat Pattern (via Crazy Hands)

For something a little different (but still just as cute) try this crochet pattern! I

nstead of a pull on beanie, it looks a little closer to a bonnet.

No matter what you call it, this crochet pattern is a precious gift with fairy-tale vibes.

19. Baby Shark Sun Hat Crochet Pattern

Baby Shark Sun Hat Crochet Pattern
Baby Shark Sun Hat Crochet Pattern (via JO to the World)

Baby Shark do do….

Now that the song is stuck on repeat in your head, why not put that repetition to use in this crochet hat pattern?

This pattern is absolutely adorable, and right on trend with everyone’s favorite family shark song.

20. Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern

Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Bunny Hat Pattern (via Make & Do Crew)

Behind the bear, the bunny is the probably the next most popular animal that turns up for baby things.

This pattern creates the perfect bunny hat, complete with floppy ears and a button nose.

Even if you don’t add the ears, the base of the hat is a unique wave design in itself, so this makes for a great pattern to keep on hand for all of your crochet baby hat needs. 

Final Thoughts

If you think that a parent couldn’t possibly use another crochet hat, think again!

A baby in your life adds a whole extra string of things to remember, to wash, and to keep track of. By gifting a baby crochet hat, you’re helping take some of those stressors out, on top of adding a splash of cuteness to already undeniable baby faces.

No matter which pattern you pick up from this list, it’s sure to impress.

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