Easy Crochet Hat Patterns that are Quick to Make

These easy crochet hat patterns are all made from the top down.

Gauge is not crucial because you will be measuring the hat as you go. It is easy to make the hat's crown by increasing each row until you reach the size you want. Then, work the side of the hat in whatever pattern you like.

Use the hat measurement chart here if you don't have a head to measure. 

All of these stitches are easy beginner stitches.  

It is nice to begin hats with a magic loop because you can cinch up the hole very tight, eliminating a space. Learn how to make the magic loop here if you don't know how.  

Easy Crochet Hat Patterns:  Red Slouchy Crochet Hat

Easy Crochet Hat PatternsRed Slouchy Crochet Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna Style Red (approx 210 yards) or medium size 4 yarn

Needles: 4.0 MM

Skill Level:  Beginner

Hat Measures:  22" x 9".

Stitches used:

  • ´╗┐Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)

Ch 3 at the start of each row counts as a dc.

Begin with a magic loop.

Row 1.  Ch3. 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch. (12 dc)

Row 2.  Ch 3.  2 dc into each dc around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch. (24 dc)

Row 3.  Ch 3. 1 dc into the same space as sl st. 1 dc into next dc. {2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next dc} around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch. (36 dc)

Row 4.   Ch 3. 1 dc into the same space as sl st. {1 dc into next 2 dcs,  2 dc into next dc} around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch.(48 dc)

Row 5.   Ch 3. 1 dc into the same space as sl st.  {1 dc into next 3 dcs,  2 dc into next dc} around.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch. (60 dc)

Last increase row

Row 6.   Ch 3.  1 hdc into same space as sl st.  {1 hdc into next 4 dcs,  2 hdc into next dc} around.  Join with sl st to 3rd ch of 1st 3 ch. (72 dc)

Row 7.   Ch 2.  1 hdc into same space as sl st.  {1 hdc into each dc} around.  Join with sl st into 2nd ch of chain 2.

Row 8-15. Repeat row 7.    

Use a stitch marker to mark where you are starting row 15.    

Row 15- 26. Ch 2. 1 hdc into same space as sl st.  {1 hdc into the back loop only of each stitch} around.  Do not join at the end of the row. 

Row 27.  Ch 2.  1 hdc into same space as sl st.  {1 hdc into each dc} around.  Join with sl st.

Weave in ends.  

Beautiful.  You did it!  Was it really an easy crochet hat pattern?  Please let me know.  

Easy Crochet Hat Patterns:  The Alamo Hat

Colorful Slouchy Crochet hatThe Alamo Hat

The Alamo Hat is considered a slouchy hat. 

You make this easy crochet hat pattern in one continuous round without joining at the end of rows.

However, it would be best to mark the end of the rows to keep track of the increase. 

Yarn: 1 ball of Lion Brand Landscapes Coral Reef (147 yds) or medium size 4 yarn

Needles: 4.0 MM

Skill Level:  Beginner

Hat Measures:  20" x 8.5".

Using the landscapes self-striping yarn, you get a beautiful hat without changing color. However, do not use this yarn if you are a total beginner. It could be challenging to unravel if you make a mistake. 

Stitches used:

  • ´╗┐Chain (ch)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
Crochet hat top and sideThe Alamo Crochet Hat from top and side

Row 1.  Ch3. 11 hdc in ring. Do not join but mark with a stitch marker.

Row 2.  2 hdc into each st around.

Row 3.  {1 dc into next st, 2 dc into next st, } around.

Row 4.  {1 dc into next 2 sts,  2 dc into next st} around.

Row 5.   {1 dc into next 3 sts,  2 dc into next st} around. 

Row 6.  {1 dc into next 4 sts,  2 dc into next st} around. 

Last increase row

Row 7   {1 dc into next 5 sts,  2 dc into next st} around. 

Row 8   {1 hdc into each st} around

Row 9-11. Repeat row 8.    

Row 12- 17. {1 hdc into the back loop only of each stitch} around. 

Row 18-21.  {1 dc into the back loop only of each st} around

Row 22.  {1 hdc into the back loop only of each st} around. 

Row 22.  Repeat row 22.

Row 22. {1 sc in each st} around. Join with sl st. 

Weave in ends. 

Great job.  Please tell me your experience with this easy crochet hat pattern and show me what you made.