The Ombre Beanie is an easy crochet hat pattern that can be worked in 6 different sizes (from a 14″ baby to a 24″ adult)!

This easy crochet hat design is worked in joined rounds of double and single crochet stitches, so it’s really simple to work up.

If you’re new to crochet, and want to learn how to work in joined increasing rounds, this easy crochet hat pattern is for you!

This easy crochet hat pattern is the perfect base to crochet a beanie in the exact size you need.

The Ombre Beanie is an easy crochet hat pattern to try because:

  • Hats are quick and easy projects to make!
  • This basic beanie can be made for boys and girls in 6 sizes: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24)”
  • You can try this project in a variety of worsted weights, in a fiber of your choice!
  • You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: joined rounds, stitch tension, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes

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Easy Crochet Hat Pattern 3 Hats - American Crochet Association

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Easy Crochet Hat – Resources

If you love to crochet, you probably want to learn how to crochet a hat.

And, there are lots of different hat styles to choose from!

A crochet hat can be made in rows or rounds, in one piece or many, and you can use so many different stitches to make the perfect style and fit.

If you are looking for an easy crochet hat project that comes in a variety of different sizes, this is the perfect one!

The Ombre Beanie is an easy crochet hat project because:

  • You will work from the top down in joined rounds
  • You will use mostly double crochet stitches, which are long and easy to work
  • You can measure as you go to make sure the size and fit will be exactly what you need

This truly is an easy crochet hat pattern – enjoy the Ombre Beanie!

Finished Easy Crochet Hat Projects

You can follow my Easy Crochet Hat pattern instructions here to make an Ombre Beanie in the exact size you need.

If you’re looking for some inspiration before you get started, click on over to Ravelry to view other finished Easy Crochet Hat projects, including the yarn types and colors used so far: 

Right and Wrong Sides in Crochet

Not all crochet projects have a right side (front) and a wrong side (back), but Easy Crochet Hat definitely does.

Be sure to note the right side of the fabric as you work the pattern instructions so that your finished hat shows the most attractive side on the outside.

For even more details, I’ve put together my favorite tips (with photo tutorials) right here: Right and Wrong Sides in Crochet: What does this mean?

How To Double Crochet In Rounds

This Easy Crochet Hat is worked from the top down in joined rounds.

Because this hat is worked with the double crochet stitch, the number of stitches used per round is important.

And then, each new round you crochet will increase at a very specific rate to create a flat, even circle.

While this article focuses on creating straight seams in joined rounds, you can learn a lot more about working different stitches in rounds.

Compare the number of stitches used to crochet a circle with Single, Half Double, and Double crochet stitches (including some helpful cheat sheets): How to crochet straight seams in joined rounds: Single, Half Double & Double Stitches

If you would like to see a video tutorial for the adjustable loop, and the first few rounds of Double Crochet, this is a great resource: How to double crochet in joined rounds and increase

How to make an Easy Crochet Hat

Yarn

Red Heart Super Saver Ombre, worsted weight #4 yarn (100% Acrylic; 482 yds / 10 oz): 80 (90, 100, 120, 140) yds. Sea Coral.

To find other yarn brands that can be substituted for this project, I suggest looking on yarnsub.com and comparing the yarn used to write this pattern.

For more details about how to substitute yarn for a crochet project, including the Easy Crochet Hat, here are some great tips: Understanding Yarn Substitution: An Easy Reference For Crocheters

If you want to use a substitute, here are some yarns I recommend for this project:

Materials

Gauge

  • 14.5 Dc Sts = 4”, 
  • 7 Dc rows = 4”

If you’re confused about how to measure gauge when you crochet, especially in rounds, you’re here are a few basics to get you started: How To Crochet a Swatch

Sizes and Finished Measurements

Measurements are: around x tall

  • 14” x 6”
  • 16” x 6.76”
  • 18” x 7.5”
  • 20” x 8.25”
  • 22” x 9”
  • 24” x 9.75”

You can read more about how to make and measure crochet hats that actually fit, including a cheat sheet with the most common crochet hat sizes, right here:

Specialty Stitches and Techniques

With so many different places and spaces to work in crochet, it can be easy to wonder where you should place your hook to work specialty stitches.

Here are some tips and resources to help: Where do stitches go in crochet: All the places and spaces to put your hook

Stitch Key 

This crochet stitch pattern is worked with the following basic crochet stitches.

You can see these stitches in action as you watch these video tutorials (just click on the underlined text):

Pattern Notes

  • For the best fit, measure at forehead for circumference (around), and follow size that is the closest match.
  • Beginning Chs (1, 3) count as the first St.
Easy Crochet Hat Pattern 1 Hat - American Crochet Association

Ombre Beanie – Easy Crochet Hat Instructions

Start Here – All Sizes

Form Adjustable Loop

  • Round 1 (Right Side): Ch 3,  work 11 Dc into loop, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 12 Dc
  • Round 2: Ch 3, Dc into same St, work 2 Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 24 Dc
  • Round 3:  Ch 3, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 36 Dc
  • Round 4: Ch 3, Dc into next St, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 2 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 48 Dc

Continue with instructions for individual size.

14” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into same St, Dc into next 46 Sts, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 50 Dc
  • Round 6-9: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 50 Dc
  • Round 10-12: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 50 Sc
  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into next 2 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 3 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc

16” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 6-10: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc
  • Round 11-13: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 60 Sc

18” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into next 2 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 3 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc
  • Round 6: Ch 3, Dc into next 8 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 9 Sts] 5 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 66 Dc
  • Round 7-12: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 66 Dc
  • Round 13-15: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 66 Sc

20” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into next 2 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 3 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc
  • Round 6: Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 4 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 72 Dc
  • Round 7-13: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 72 Dc
  • Round 14-16: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 72 Sc

22” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into next 2 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 3 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc
  • Round 6: Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 4 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 72 Dc
  • Round 7: Ch 3, Dc into next 7 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 8 Sts] 7 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 80 Dc
  • Round 8-14: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 80 Dc
  • Round 15-17: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 80 Sc

24” – Easy Crochet Hat

  • Round 5: Ch 3, Dc into next 2 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 3 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 60 Dc
  • Round 6: Ch 3, Dc into next 3 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 4 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 72 Dc
  • Round 7: Ch 3, Dc into next 4 Sts, [work 2 Dc into following St, Dc into next 5 Sts] 11 times, work 2 Dc into last St, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 84 Dc
  • Round 8: Ch 3, Dc into next 19 Sts, work 2 Dc into next St, [Dc into next 20 Sts, work 2 Dc into next St] 3 times, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 88 Dc
  • Round 9-15: Ch 3, Dc into each St around, Sl St to top of first Dc to join – 88 Dc
  • Round 16-18: Ch 1, Sc into each St around, Sl St to top of first sc to join – 88 Sc

Finishing (all sizes)

Fasten off after last round complete, sew in ends.

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