Websites that offer free crochet patterns for infant hats include AllFreeCrochet.com, CrochetPatternsGalore.com and AllCrafts.net. Patterns featured on these sites include traditional, novelty and animal crochet hats. Clicking on a picture or pattern title takes the user to the website or blog that hosts the pattern.
Crochet hats can be worked in a range of different weight yarns and hook sizes. Heavier weight yarns and/or larger hook sizes work up more quickly. Patterns suitable for beginners include basic beanies and sun hats. These can be embellished by sewing on crochet flowers or shapes. A straightforward child's hat can be completed in as little as two hours.