You can try to deny it all you want, but the cold is here, so you may as well embrace it. I love the colder months as it gives me an excuse to cuddle up on the couch (snug as a bug in a rug) and get back into my crocheting – chunky hats, scarves, and blankets are the order of the day! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite free patterns for crocheted hats—just in time to start making Christmas presents—that’ll suit both novices and pros.
If you’re still finding your feet in the world of crocheting and knitting, you may want to check out these 30 patterns for beginners so that you can improve your skills further and build up that confidence.
For the Teens and Adults
#1 Chunky Beanie
One of the many things I love about winter is all the chunkiness in clothing and accessories. Chunkiness = warmth and coziness! This pattern is quite a simple one to follow, so crocheters of all skill levels can enjoy this warm, wintery hat.
#2 Ribbed Beanie
A regular, plain beanie does the job, sure, but sometimes it’s nice to have that little something extra to make it stand out more. That’s exactly why I love this ribbed beanie – it’s not in-your-face, but the ribbed effect just adds a bit of texture.
#3 Cabled Slouchy Beanie
I love the effortless chic of slouchy beanies, and I also love the coziness of the chunky cabled look, so combing the two in one project is pretty much a dream come true for me. The instructions are very well mapped out, and the photos will ensure that you’re always on the right track.
#4 Textured Slouchy Beanie
I just had to add in another sloucher because it really is such a popular look. The texturing and cute pom pom at the end really makes this hat what it is, don’t you think? Have a look through the comments part, too, if you want some additional tips.
#5 Newsboy Hat
I have always loved this classic style so my fingers are really itching to get crocheting on this one. It’s perfect for the coming winter, will fit teenagers and adults alike, and suits both men and women perfectly.
#6 Peaks and Valleys Beanie
Just look at that fantastic pattern; it’s such an interesting look and I absolutely adore the top part of the hat. The special stitches present you with a fun challenge, but since it’s a repeater, you’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly.
#7 Cross-Over Long DC Hat
I’m a big fan of this stich because it really gives you an interesting look; and it’s finished off perfectly by the mini brim. The best part is that you really don’t have to be a pro to get this one done, so it’s great to polish up your crocheting skills.
#8 Trinity Stitch Beanie
This trinity stitch look is a real crowd-pleaser, so it’s about time you get to the crocheting! This tutorial is ideal for beginners since there are a lot of helpful photos and even a video tutorial to guide you through the process, seamlessly.
#9 Broomstick Lace Hat
If you’re in the mood for something soft and feminine then you’ll really love this lace look. Isn’t it gorgeous? And don’t let all the gaps deter you – I promise this one will keep you just as warm as any others on this list.
#10 Cloche Hat
Channel your love for the roaring ‘20s with this popular cloche hat. The bell shape really is such a stylish and sophisticated look that has stood the test of time. If you find yourself having any trouble during the process, scroll through the comments section for some handy tips.