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“Pom Pom Party” Free Beginner Crochet Hat Pattern (Newborn – Adult)

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.comHave you been crocheting scarf after scarf, intimidated to dive any deeper into three dimensional patterns?

I was the same way–for about 18 years! With all that practice crocheting in straight lines, I was one heckofa single crochet afghan machine as a teenager. While my projects weren’t super creative, I suppose there are worse things kids can be doing than plowing through those “one pound” skeins of yarn all summer.

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.comEventually, I took the leap into non-flat crocheting and you can too. Especially with this pom pom hat pattern. It’s a perfect beginner crochet hat pattern. Think of it like a little scarf wrapped around your head. The entire hat is crocheted in a circle with no increases or decreases and then sewed together at the top. It’s essentially a bag to wear on your head.

Sounds pretty glamorous, huh?

Don’t worry, the pom poms weigh down the corners of the beanie and add a playful touch.

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.comThe earflaps do have some decreases, but if these intimidate you, just skip the earflaps all together. (I promise not to tell anyone!)

This easy hat pattern is really fast to crochet and therefore makes a great last minute DIY baby shower gift idea. People LOVE crocheted baby hats. Especially moms-to-be. I think this one would be especially cute as a newborn photo prop for a winter baby.

The yarn I used was in my stash and is discontinued. Boo. You could definitely substitute any worsted weight yarn though and you’ll be in good shape. I tend to prefer cotton yarn for these types of projects because I like the feel and look of it.

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.comI love to see your finished projects, ESPECIALLY if the project is your first spiffy crochet hat (yay you!) Tag me on Instagram (@MakeAndDoCrew) to show me your stitches.

The instructions for the newborn size of this hat are included below. I’ve also written 3-6 months (baby), 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child and teen/adult sizes and those are waiting for you in the Make & Do Crew Subscriber Vault.

Just enter your email address in the pink and green box at the bottom of this post to gain instant access to the additional sizes of this pattern (plus lots of other free patterns!)

And in case you need it, here’s a quick reminder of how to crochet in the round and hide the seam. This technique is great for crocheting stripes too! First, you’ll insert your needle in the loop created by the 2 chain stitches that you started the round with. (Make sure not to crochet in the previous row’s slip stitch, which is the gap you see in the top photo to the right of the pink arrow. Skip that stitch!) Do a slip stitch to join the row. Chain 2 to begin the next row.

How to knit stripes in the round for a hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comYou may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) as well as this post page. Do not use my photos as your own sales photos. Do not distribute this pattern as your own. Now go make something awesome!

“Pom Pom Party” Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern

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Materials:

• two colors of worsted weight cotton yarn (The yarn I used is discontinued, but this Lion Brand option is very similar.)
size H crochet hook
• small piece of cardboard to make the pom pom
• scissors
• tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
dc – double crochet
dc dec – double crochet decrease
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stich
ch – chain

Gauge: 7dc = 2”

 0-3 months (newborn):

Using main color yarn:

Round 1: ch 40, join.

Round 2: ch 2, dc around, join (40 dc total)

Round 3-6: ch 2, dc around, join, fasten off and keep a long tail of yarn.

Using accent color, attach yarn to the bottom of the hat where you originally joined your initial chain.

Round 7: ch 2, dc around, join (40 dc total)

Round 8: sl st 3 (now begin left ear flap in 4th stitch)

Left Earflap:

Row 1: dc 9, ch 2, turn (9 dc total)

Row 2: dc dec, dc 5, dc dec, ch 2, turn (7 dc total)

Row 3: dc dec, dc 3, dc dec, ch 2, turn (5 dc total)

Row 4: dc dec, dc 1, dc dec, ch 2, turn, fasten off (3 dc total)

From hat seam, count 3 stitches in the other direction and attach yarn for the second earflap in the 4th stitch.

Right Earflap:

Row 1: dc 9, ch 2, turn (9 dc total)

Row 2: dc dec, dc 5, dc dec, ch 2, turn (7 dc total)

Row 3: dc dec, dc 3, dc dec, ch 2, turn (5 dc total)

Row 4: dc dec, dc 1, dc dec, ch 2, turn, do not fasten off (3 dc total)

Row 5: sc around entire bottom edge of hat including earflaps, join, fasten off.

Finishing:

Turn the hat inside out. Using the tail you left at the top of the hat and a tapestry needle, sew the inner loops of the top row together. Fasten off. Turn hat right side out.

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.comCreate two pom poms. Use tapestry needle and main yarn to tie pom pom onto each upper corner of the hat. (Check out this pom pom tutorial to learn how to make pom poms and attach them to a hat!)

Cut 12 pieces of yarn measuring about 16-20″ each depending on the size of your hat. Follow this chin strap tutorial to attach and braid them. 

This free crochet beanie pattern is perfect for beginners because the skills involved aren't much harder than making a scarf. Free pom pom hat pattern in sizes baby (newborn), 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler, child, teen/adult. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

Now that you’re a master of crocheted headwear, you might like these other free patterns:
Frosty the Baby Snowman Crochet Hat (newborn-preschooler)
Crochet Elf Hat (With Ears!) (newborn-adult)
“Aspen Socialite” Crochet Headband (newborn-adult)

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24 Comments

  • Alexis
    March 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    This is adorable!! Love the pom poms.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 3, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Alexis! Everything is better with pom poms, isn’t it?

      I am a little sad to see Winter ending because I like making cozy patterns like this. What do you in the Spring and Summer? Keep cranking out your awesome cold-weather patterns or try to focus on things that are seasonal?

      Either way, I can’t wait to see what you make next!

      jess

      Reply
  • Karen
    March 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    The link to the Lion Brand Yarn doesn’t work for me. (It was under the list of things that you used.) I have plenty of yarn but your looks like a different one than mine. lol Not like I need more or anything. 😉

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 5, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Oh no! Thanks so much for pointing that out! Here is the yarn I was trying to link to. And I totally hear you on the yarn. I just bought 6 new skeins today. I have no idea where I’ll cram it among the 3000 other ones I have 🙂

      Happy crocheting!

      jess

      Reply
  • Julie
    May 27, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I still haven’t received the free pattern, now I’m having a go by guessing it ????

    Reply
  • Suzette
    June 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    No sign of. Additional patern sizes even though I signed up’.?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      July 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      You should have received an email from me that explains how to download the additional sizes. Check your spam or junk if you don’t see it and let me know if you’re still having trouble!

      Jess

      Reply
      • Lori
        October 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

        Hi Jess, it took me a while to get to the pattern but I got it. I am new at crocheting and am excited to make this. Thanks so much for the pattern

        Reply
    • cindy
      September 25, 2016 at 10:57 am

      I signed up and not having access to other sizes either

      Reply
      • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
        September 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        Cindy,

        You can access the bigger sizes of this pattern in the subscriber “vault.” Simply enter your email address in the box that’s on the upper right side of this website and you’ll get an email telling you how to accessing all the exclusive patterns and templates. If that’s what you’ve already done, search your email for something from “Make and Do Crew” because it might have gotten stuck in your spam/junk. If you’re still having trouble, please let me know. I’m happy to help!

        Happy crocheting!

        Reply
        • Christine
          January 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm

          Sorry but I still havnt been able to get the other sizes to your pattern although you have e mailed me twice would be pleased if you could put the other sizes on pintrest thank you love the pattern

          Reply
          • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
            January 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

            Hey Christine!

            Did you get into the Vault? (The password is in my initial email and if the PW page is just refreshing, it means that the PW hasn’t been entered exactly correctly.) 

            Once you’re in, the link to the pattern is directly underneath the photo of the project. Click on that link and it will open the pdf in a new window and you can right click it to download it or print it directly from there.

            Hope that helps!

            Jess

  • kerrie
    August 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I got the link in my email that says download pattern but it took me to the main page..?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      Hey Kerrie,

      You can download the additional sizes in the subscriber vault.

      Just enter the password that was contained in the email and you’ll be able to access all the free patterns and templates that are just for subscribers. Let me know if that doesn’t make sense!

      Happy crocheting 🙂

      Jess

      Reply
  • cindy
    September 25, 2016 at 11:05 am

    just tried multiple times again to enter the sent password and your site wont accept it., even if I tried copy and paste……..very frustrating

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      September 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Hey Cindy,

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble. Enter the password without any ” signs with it. It’s just the letters as you see them in the email. If you’re still having an issue, please email me and I can help further. Jess (at) MakeAndDoCrew (dot) com

      Thanks!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Phoenix Bingham
    November 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I subscribed and went to the vault…I searched the vault and found the link to the additional sizes and it took me right back to THIS page that says to look in the vault for additional sizes. I’d love to make this for my granddaughter but I’m not sure how to make her size…not totally comfortable crocheting without absolute pattern instructions.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 7, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Hey Phoenix,

      This will make a lovely gift! In the Vault, click on the first link right below the photo. It says ““Pom Pom Party” Crochet Hat Pattern.” The link below it is what takes you back here (just in case you want to read more details on the pattern, etc.)

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Phoenix Bingham
    November 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Well, no matter what I try, it takes me right back to the newborn pattern so I guess I’ll just find another pattern I like as much.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble. Are you clicking on the link right below the photo in the Vault? That link will open the additional sizes for you. The link below that that says “Tutorial here” will take you back to the original blog post.

      Reply
      • Phoenix Bingham
        November 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm

        I clicked on the link and also the picture…it brings me right back here. I see links to the pom pom tutorial and the chin strap tutorial but none to the bigger sizes.

        Reply
  • Trish Monday
    December 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Looks cute, quick and warm, just what i was looking for.

    Reply
  • Bonita Sessions
    September 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much for the beautiful free patterns..

    Reply

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