Hats make fantastic crochet projects. There are bunches of interesting ways to crochet them; you can work them in rounds or rows or other techniques. There are infinite possibilities for stitch patterns and yarns you can use. If you’d like to check out some fantastic hat patterns, we invite you to take a look at this list of recommendations for the best crochet hat pattern books.

Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats by Julie King

Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats: 31 Patterns for Fun, Colorful Hats by Julie King, Published by Stackpole Books
Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats: 31 Patterns for Fun, Colorful Hats by Julie King, Published by Stackpole Books

This is my top pick for stylish crocheted hat patterns in 2019. According to all the sources I read on the topic of fashion, berets are THE hot fashion accessory this year. Crocheted Beanies and Slouchy Hats is my brand new, go-to resource for spectacular beret patterns — some of which are simple, some of which are colorful and some of which are lacy and feminine. I think you’re going to LOVE the variety of different looks included in this pattern book!


This book also has you covered if you want to crochet beanies, slouchy beanies or an earflap beanie. All together, there are 31 trendy, up-to-date hat patterns included in the book.

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Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats by Melissa Leapman

Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats by Melissa Leapman, published by Annie's.
Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats by Melissa Leapman, published by Annie’s.

Mosaic crochet looks complex and intricate, but it is far easier than you’d think. You only crochet with one color per row, but the finished projects look like you used two colors per row. You can create some truly unique and interesting fabrics using this technique.


Mosaic crochet is an ideal technique to use for creating eye-catching hats. If you’d be interested in crocheting some super cool, trendy and fun hats for yourself or the people on your gift list — including men, women and teenagers — consider picking up a copy of Melissa Leapman’s outstanding crochet pattern book called “Learn to Crochet Mosaic Hats“. This affordable booklet includes instructions for making 7 hats featuring mosaic crochet stitch patterns. These hats are all stylish and wearable.

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Infant Boots and Hats: 6 Charming Sets

Infant Boots and Hats: 6 Charming Sets, a baby crochet pattern book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts
Infant Boots and Hats: 6 Charming Sets, a baby crochet pattern book by Kristi Simpson, Published by Leisure Arts

If you’re in need of baby crochet hat patterns plus coordinating patterns for baby booties, this book is a good one to consider. It includes 6 coordinated sets. All of these hats are beanies; they’re all easy crochet patterns, and they’re all made using medium-weight yarn.

Noggins and Necks

Noggins and Necks, a crochet pattern book by Bonnie Barker. Leisure Arts is the publisher of this book.
Noggins and Necks, a crochet pattern book by Bonnie Barker. Leisure Arts is the publisher of this book.

Noggins and Necks is a book that’s focused exclusively on giving you aran-style crochet patterns for ladies’ hat and scarf sets. There are five matching sets included in the book, all of which are suitable for pairing with jackets, coats and other outerwear during the colder months of the year.

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That’s our short but sweet roundup of the best crochet hat pattern books. If you want to crochet a hat, all of these books are worth adding to your pattern stash.


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About Your Book Reviewer: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 8-25-2019.

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