17 Cutest 30-Minute Baby Hat Crochet Patterns (easy and free!)

Are there babies in your life who need a cute crochet hat? This is the round-up for you!

The hats in this list are quick and easy to make, use a variety of yarn types and weights, and, most importantly, are adorable!

Whether you want to make a cozy winter beanie, a sweet bonnet, or a summer sunhat, you’ll find the perfect pattern here.

1. Simple Double Crochet Hat

Free pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet here!

This cozy baby hat is a great project for beginners. It uses worsted-weight yarn and you only need to know how to double crochet and do slip stitches to make it. The pattern includes sizing instructions for newborns through 24 months, plus sizes for the rest of the family as well!

2. Simple Double Crochet Bulky Hat

Free pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet here!

Another easy option is this bulky hat. It’s made with size 5 yarn, and the textured design is achieved by alternating double crochet stitches between the front and back loops. It’ll look super cute on any baby, and just like the previous pattern, you can make hats for the whole family. The pattern even includes preemie sizing!

3. Crochet Baby Teddy Hat

Free pattern by Crochet Dreamz here!

Nothing is cuter than this snuggly teddy bear hat! It’s made with bulky chenille yarn, so it’ll keep your baby nice and warm. Plus, the ears are just too adorable! The super-easy pattern includes four sizes, from newborn to 12 months, and every size can be made in 30 minutes or less.

4. Baby Bear Hat

Free pattern by Okie Girl Bling ‘n’ Things here!

If you want to make a baby bear hat but don’t have any chunky chenille yarn on hand, check out this pattern that uses worsted weight. The pattern includes five sizes, from preemie to 12 months, and it uses basic stitches so it’s another great option for beginners.

5. Crochet Polar Bear Hat

Free pattern by Repeat Crafter Me here!

If the weather is extra chilly, you’ll probably want to make a baby hat with ear flaps. This polar bear hat is a great option, and it’s just so cute! The pattern includes sizes newborn and up, and as long as you have experience with crocheting in the round and sewing pieces together, it’ll work up quickly and be a breeze.

6. Crochet Lamb Hat

Free pattern by Repeat Crafter Me here!

This adorable lamb hat can be made with either worsted-weight or bulky yarn, and as long as you know the bobble stitch, it’ll work up quickly. In case you need a refresher on the stitch, or are a beginner looking to learn it for the first time, the pattern includes a video tutorial. There are instructions for sizes newborn to 12 months, and also for kid and adult sizes.

7. Bernat Tasseled Crochet Babt Hat

Free pattern by Yarnspirations here!

This baby hat is quick and easy to make, the tassels are so cute, and the pattern covers sizes 6 months to 24 months. While the pattern calls for Bernat Baby Marly yarn, which has been discontinued, you can find plenty of substitutions at YarnSub.

8. Basic Beanie

Free pattern by Mango Tree Crafts here!

If you want a stylish but easy-to-crochet baby hat, check out this Basic Beanie pattern! The fun design is achieved with a cluster stitch, and the pattern includes a video tutorial, so it’s a great choice for beginners who want to learn a new skill. You can make this hat for preemie babies through 2-year-olds, and even for the whole family!

9. Beginner Crochet Newborn Baby Hat

Free pattern by Daisy Farm Crafts here!

This Beginner Crochet Newborn Baby Hat is made from a rectangle, so it’s the perfect choice if you prefer not to work in the round. The ribbing and pompom make it absolutely adorable, and the pattern has written and video instructions for doing half-double crochet in the front bottom loop. You’ll have a perfect hat in no time!

10. The Pumpkin Beanie

Free pattern by HanJan Crochet here!

Need a cute baby hat for fall? Check out this Pumpkin Beanie! It uses worsted-weight yarn, includes sizes from preemie on up, and comes with video instructions for non-standard stitches like front post, back post, and reverse single crochet. If you’re a beginner but feel ready to try new stitches, this is the perfect pattern for you!

11. Fast and Easy Crochet Baby Bonnet

Free pattern by Toyslab Creations here!

Bonnets are cute and warm, so they make a great gift for any baby. This bonnet uses DK weight yarn and simple stitches to achieve a complex look, so it’s a good project for beginners. Plus, the shell edging is absolutely beautiful!

12. Bernat Easy Crochet Baby Bucket Hat

Free pattern by Yarnspirations here!

Baby hats aren’t just for winter! Check out this Baby Bucket Hat that will keep your child safe from the sun all summer long. It’s super easy and only uses single crochet, so it’ll be a quick project.

13. Super Simple Kid’s Sunhat

Free pattern by Made with a Twist here!

This Super Simple Kid’s Sunhat is another great summer option, and the stripe is just too cute! The pattern is designed for babies 3 to 6 months old, and it’s perfect for beginners because it only uses slip stitches, half-double crochet, and double crochet.

14. Baby Claire Beanie

Free pattern by A Crafty Concept here!

This Baby Claire Beanie is absolutely adorable, and the fun texture comes from the puff stitch. The stitch is pretty simple and the pattern explains it well, so you can make this hat quickly even if you’re a beginner crocheter. The pattern covers sizes newborn through toddler.

15. Easy Earflap Hat

Free pattern by Pattern Paradise here!

This simple-yet-cute Easy Earflap Hat is sure to keep any baby cozy this winter! It’s made with worsted-weight yarn and easy stitches, so it’s a great beginner project. Plus, you can can make it in just about any color or stripe pattern you want!

16. Crochet Aviator Hat

Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me here!

Have you ever seen anything as cute as this Aviator Hat? It’s a great choice for a Halloween costume, especially if you live somewhere chilly, since the earflaps will definitely keep a baby warm! The pattern includes sizes for newborns through toddlers, and even for older members of the family.

17. Velvet Baby Turban

Free pattern by Sweet Softies here!

Last but not least, this Velvet Baby Turban is super cute and cozy. It’s made of soft velvet yarn, and the bow is such a fun addition. It’s sized for babies newborn through 3 months old, and it’s super quick and easy to make.

So which hat will you choose to make? You can’t go wrong with any of the choices in this round-up!