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How to Crochet a Toddler Hat Tutorial

How to Crochet a Toddler Hat Tutorial

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I’ve got a new crochet video tutorial for you!  This is the toddler crochet hat beanie, but if you would like the adult sizes, you can click HERE to get the pdf!  If you already have the pattern, here is a video tutorial for you to follow along if you are a newbie!  I want to continue to offer my patterns for free, so if you enjoy any of my tutorials, I invite you to share them with your crafty friends!  Every little bit helps, Thank You so much!

Toddler Crochet Hat Beanie

toddler crochet hat


– 1 skein medium worsted weight (4). I like Vanna’s Choice, but Red Heart is good too.

– I/9 crochet hook (5.5 mm)

– yarn needle for attaching bow and weaving in ends

– small ruler for determining length and measuring size

If you would like to add the flower, you can find the pattern for that HERE.


hdc= half double crochet (yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull back through. There are 3 hooks on loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops)

Gauge: a 4 inch square is 9 rows x 11 stitches

If you need some help with the Magic Circle technique click HERE.

Instructions for toddler crochet hat

1st Round: Ch 4, slip stitch to first chain to form circle (see photo A)
– If you are comfortable with a magic circle, Start with magic circle and hdd 12 times in
the circle and tighten circle. Slip stitch, chain 1 and begin with Round 3.
2nd Rnd: ch 1, 3 hdc in each ch, slip stitch at end of round, total of 12 stitches. (see photo B)
3rd : ch 1 {hdc 2 times in first stitch, hdc 1} repeat all the way around (2 hdc, hdc 1), slip stitch to finish the round, 18 stitches total
4th : ch 1 {hdc 2 times in first stitch, hdc 2} repeat (2 hdc, hdc 2). Slip stitch to finish round, 24 stitches total
5th: ch 1 {hdc 2 times in first stitch, hdc 3} repeat (2 hdc, hdc 3)(see photo C) Slip stitch to finish round, 30 stitches
6th: ch 1 {hdc 2 times in first stitch, hdc 4} repeat. (2 hdc, hdc 4) Sl st to finish round, 36 stitches
7th: ch 1 {hdc 2 times in first stitch, hdc 5} rpt. (2 hdc, hdc 5) sl st to finish round, 42 stitches total (stop here for toddler size)

toddler crochet hat



*For my 3 year old I made the hat with the women’s small size.  I used the Red Heart Shimmer yarn which is finer than the worsted weight and worked up a bit smaller than the Vanna’s Choice or Red Heart, so that is why it worked for my 3 year old.  The hat is 7 inches long and 8.5 inches wide at the widest point.

* For my 6 year old, I used the womens small size as well and used the Red Heart with Love yarn.  His hat measured 7.5 inches long and 9 inches wide.

Please note, my children are very tall for their ages!

Looking for a women’s beanie video tutorial? Try the slouchy beanie or the beginner beanie!

This pattern was created by Melanie Ham.
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Sunday 13th of December 2015

I love your site, all your lovely hats very easy to follow...".You are beautiful...Merry Christmas

Julia esposito

Saturday 31st of October 2015

I made this heat so many times. It's so easy . It's great for last minute gifts. I made it in two colors, then I put a poppom on top. Too cute thank you, you taught me so much.


Sunday 20th of September 2015

Hi, I'm trying to make a hat for a 2yr old and it keeps coming out much to small. I'm using the lion brand baby soft yarn which is much thinner than its counterparts. I was wondering if this could be the reason why and how I could fix the hat. Thank you


Tuesday 25th of August 2015

I'm a beginner and I followed you steps correctly and I still got it wrong for the toddler size .. It was still small by the end of round 7 more like a newborn size but I was using size hook k.. What and how did I go wrong?

brenda ansaldo

Wednesday 8th of April 2015

thank you for your easy to follow tutorial on the toddler hat. i enjoyed it.

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