6 Best Free and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns (Under 2 Hours!)

If you love crocheting but don’t have the time to commit to a whole garment (or blanket *sobs*), I found 6 amazing crochet beanie patterns that will all take you under 2 hours to make.

Most of these patterns are geared towards complete beginners, and a few of them involve a technique that allows you to turn a rectangle into a beanie, making the process even easier.

The way that most of these patterns are able to be so fast is because they use category 5 (bulky) or higher weights of yarn! For making warm cozy winter hats, I recommend a yarn that has some amount of wool in it. Lion Brand’s Hue and Me is an excellent choice because it’s machine washable, 80% acrylic and 20% wool, and comes in an array of mix and matchable colors.

Without further ado, let’s check out the 6 patterns I have to show today!

1. 1 Hour Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

Free pattern by Make & Do Crew here!

This slightly slouchy easy child’s crochet hat pattern works up in about an hour and is perfect for beginners because it’s made from a simple rectangle.

This super speedy and quick pattern includes a video tutorial and Jess’ clear step by step photos will make this project a breeze!

Depending on your crochet experience, expect this project to take an hour for the preschool size and 15-45 minutes longer for the child and adult sizes.

2. Chunky and Stylish Beanie

Free pattern by Crochet Dreamz here!

The crochet hat pattern is designed using a stitch that resembles the star stitch but is very easy to work and perfect for beginners.

This project requires you to work in the round and also use a stitch pattern, so if you’re a complete beginner, then feel free to save this one for later.

3. 30-Minute Chunky Hat

Free pattern by Left in Knots here!

This super chunky hat can be whipped up insanely quickly thanks to the super bulky yarn that this pattern calls for. Even though it’s super fast, the bottom still has the cutest ribbed detailing, so don’t let anyone tell you that speedy doesn’t mean stylish!

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4. Easy Breezy Chunky Beanie

Free pattern by the Turtle Trunk here!

This incredible pattern is created from a simple rectangle, and also includes a step by step video tutorial for all the beginners out there. The top is cinched shut by incorporating a hair band, so that you can wear your hair up while staying warm!

This pattern is beginner friendly and easily adaptable to make it the perfect size for you! The instructions include 4 sizes: Child 3-10 yrs, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, & Adult Large. This version uses a medium weight yarn, for a light weight beanie perfect for cool, Fall weather.

5. Easy Peasy 30-Minute Beanie

Free pattern by Heart Hook Home here!

This pattern uses two strands of worsted weight held double to create the interesting heathered look the green sample has in the photo above. This project is a super easy brimless beanie, perfect for the guys in your life or just for anyone who wants a more simple and chic look.

6. Ribbed Wonder Easy Crochet Hat

Free pattern by Crochet365KnitToo here!

This is another brilliant pattern created from a rectangle, so it’s perfect for all the beginners out there. The beautiful ribbed construction makes this hat look knit even though it’s really crochet!

This beanie can be adapted to all sizes, so don’t be afraid to whip one up for your whole family!