Crochet Hat for Girl Free Pattern
I am so excited to share this crochet hat for a girl free pattern with you! This is a very fun and easy cozy hat that you can make for any little girl in your life. Or you can even adapt the pattern to fit any young child.
These crochet hats are super cute and a lot of fun to make by following this easy crochet hat for a girl pattern. You can also easily mix things up with this great project by adding a flower or pom pom to the top of the hat for a little added flair to fit the personality of the little girl you are making the hat for.
This crochet hat pattern uses some very simple crochet stitches and is a great gift idea for birthdays or Christmas gifts. Plus, if you decide to use the yarn I recommend, the hat will turn out nice and cozy to help keep the girl’s head warm during cold months.
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern
I have enjoyed creating this free crochet pattern just for you so that you can easily make a crochet hat for the little girls in your life by following the step-by-step instructions in this free pattern. In this pattern, you can make an adorable crochet slouch hat in different sizes so that it perfectly fits the person you are creating it for, no matter their age or the size of their head.
This hat pattern will help you make a classic style crochet hat that is timeless and also keeps you warm during the cold months. Slouchy beanies are the perfect hat because they are so easy to make and serve a great purpose. After all, everyone can use a good hat to keep them warm during the cold months.
Plus, this crochet hat pattern for girls is made using simple crochet stitches. That means that you can make this pattern, even if you are not a super experienced crocheter. There are only a couple of stitches that you will need to know in order to make the hat pattern.
This crochet hat pattern is also perfect for the whole family. You can easily adjust the size of the finished hat so that it can fit any family member you wish to make it for!
To make this hat, you will start by working from the bottom of the hat. You begin making the band so that it measures the circumference of the girl’s head you are making the hat for.
Typically, a toddler’s head measures between 19 and 20 inches in circumference. You can also take a sewing tape measure and double-check the number of inches around your little one’s head. Once you know what size you are aiming for, simply create the hat band to this size, then sew it to secure it in a circle shape.
Once the hat band is secured in a circle, you can begin creating the top of the hat. You will want to measure how many inches high you will want the hat to be before you start to finish off the top of the hat.
Following these general steps to make a crochet hat for little girls is the perfect way to make sure the hat fits each time. If you want to try making a great hat, let’s jump into some tips and tricks you should know before you start following the step-by-step instructions in the written pattern for these hats.
The Type of Yarn
The type of yarn you decide to use when making this crochet hat pattern will determine the overall size of the hat, and the texture of the hat. There are many different yarn weights to choose from. Worsted weight yarn is one of the most common kinds of yarn that is used for most crochet projects.
While worsted weight is the most common, there is also bulky yarn, velvet yarn, chunky yarn, and other kinds of soft yarn to choose from. What makes the best yarn for this project? The answer is that it depends on how you want the hat to turn out.
My favorite yarns to use when making this hat pattern, which is also what I recommend using, is velvet yarn. When I was creating this pattern, I used Bernat Baby Velvet yarn in Ever After Pink. This yarn is super soft but still fine so that you don’t end up with a chunky hat. Of course, there are different color options to choose from so that you can select the perfect color for the little girl in your life.
The Hook Size
Each skein of yarn has a recommended hook size on the label of yarn. This is always a great starting place if you aren’t sure what size hook to start with. However, it is important to point out that some people stitch tighter than others, so you may need to increase or decrease the hook size depending on your stitches.
Also, the hook size you use will largely depend on how holey you want the project to turn out. For this crochet hat, I didn’t want there to be large holes, so I used a crochet hook that was slightly smaller than the recommended size. I used a crochet hook size 7 or 4.5 mm hook for this project.
How to Decorate the Hat
There are several different ways you might enjoy decorating this crochet hat for a little girl. One of the easiest ways is to buy a faux fur pom pom, and sew it to the top of the hat after you finish making the hat.
Another fun idea is to make your own yarn pom pom and attach it to the top of the hat. This is a quick and easy way you can decorate the finished hat, by using leftover yarn.
The final idea for your crochet hat is to add a flower as a decoration if desired. For some fun and simple crochet flower ideas make sure you check out How to Crochet Flowers. These instructions will help you make a cute flower you can easily attach to your finished hat as decoration if desired.
Basic Stitches Used
There are several basic crochet stitches. Stitches like single crochet and double crochet stitches are often used in very basic patterns, most also require you to use a magic circle as the starting point, but since this pattern starts with the band, and works up, you don’t even have to know that! However, this easy crochet hat pattern uses some even more basic stitches to make the cute hat pattern.
The different crochet stitches used in this pattern include a chain stitch, half double crochet, and a half double crochet decrease. These are all of the basic crochet stitches needed to make this simple hat. Let’s look at each one of these stitches and how to make them.
Chain. To make a chain, you will begin by making a slip knot and placing the loop on your crochet hook. Then to make a chain, you yarn over, by wrapping the yarn from the back of the crochet hook over the top, towards yourself. Then pull the new loop, through the loop previously on the hook. This makes a chain stitch.
Half Double Crochet. To make a half-double crochet stitch, you first yarn over, then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook to make a half-double crochet stitch.
Half Double Crochet Decrease. A half-double crochet decrease is when you make two partial half-double crochet stitches over in two stitches, then combine them so that the overall stitch count decreases.
To make this stitch, first yarn over, then insert your hook into the first stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. This is the first half.
Next yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now five loops on your hook. Yarn over one last time and pull the new loop through the previous five loops on your hook to make a half-double crochet decrease.
Working in the Back Loop. When making a half double crochet stitch there are three main loops you can work in, the front loop, the back loop, and the third loop. When making the band for this hat pattern, I prefer to work either in the back loop or in the third loop to add texture to the band.
The hat sizes are largely determined by how long you make the band of this hat pattern. The band should be based on the circumference of the head you are making this project for.
Typically for a toddler size the band should measure between 19 and 20 inches, child size beanie, you will want to make the band approximately 20 to 21 inches, and for an adult approximately 22 inches long.
Skill Level: Beginner crocheter
1 skein Bernat Baby Velvet yarn in Ever After Pink
Size 7 crochet hook (4.5 mm)
Pom pom (optional)
sl st – slip stitch
st/ sts – stitch/ stitches
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
The Best Crochet Hat Pattern for Girls
Row 1: ch 11
Row 2: in the 2nd ch from hook, make hdc, hdc in each ch sp across (10 st)
Row 3: ch 1, turn. Working in the 3rd loop, make hdc in each st across. (10 st)
Repeat row 3 until the band measures your desired length. Typically for a toddler’s head, you will want the band to be approximately 19 to 20 inches long.
Finishing the Band: When the hat band is your desired length, either sl st the two ends together to form a circle, or take a yarn needle and sew the two ends together. Now you can begin building the hat on top of the hat band.
Round 1: ch 1, working on the side of the hat band, make a hdc in each stitch around the side of the hat band. Join with a sl st.
Round 2: ch 1, in the first st (hdc, ch 1, hdc in the same stitch, skip the next st) repeat working the hdc, ch 1, hdc stitches in one st then skip the next st. Repeat these stitches around. When you get to the end of the round, join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc st made.
Round 3: sl st into the ch 1 space from the previous round. Ch 1, hdc, ch 1, hdc in that same space, *skip to the next ch 1 space from the previous round and work the hdc, ch 1, hdc in that same ch space*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc st.
Repeat round 3 until the hat is as tall as desired. I like to make mine approximately 5 to 6 inches tall for a toddler’s hat.
Closing the Hat
After you have the hat as tall as you want it, you can begin closing the crochet hat. Follow these instructions to close the top of the hat.
Finishing Round 1: sl st into the ch 1 space from the previous round. Ch 1, hdc in the same space, skip to the next ch 1 space from the previous round, and work a hdc in that space. Repeat around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc st.
Finishing Round 2: ch 1, work *hdc dec, then work a hdc st in the next 3 sts*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc dec st.
Finishing Round 3: ch 1, work *hdc dec, then work a hdc st in the next 2 sts*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc dec st.
Finishing Round 4: ch 1, work *hdc dec, then work a hdc st in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the first hdc dec st.
Finishing Round 5: ch 1, work hdc dec in each st around. Join with a sl st to the first hdc dec.
Finishing Round 6: to close the top of the hat securely, cut the yarn, and use a yarn needle to weave through the top stitches. Then pull the yarn tight to close the hat. Sew securely and tie a knot. Weave in the ends of the yarn.
Finish the completed hat by adding a faux fur pom pom, making a yarn pom pom, or creating a crochet flower to decorate the crochet hat.
Easy Crochet Beanie Pattern
This fun classic crochet hat is the perfect project to make, even as a crochet beginner for any little girl in your life. You can enjoy this easy hat pattern and decorate it any way you wish. Making it unique and a fun gift for a little girl.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this crochet hat for a girl free pattern! I hope that you enjoy the free pattern and have found something to inspire your next project!
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