Some of the easiest types of hats to crochet include beanies, berets and ski caps. Other beginner patterns include slouchy toques, ear-flap hats and simple sun hats.
The process of crocheting a hat requires finding an easy pattern to start with, whether in a book or online. The pattern should give information about the required hook size and the weight of the yarn. Yarn used in crocheted hats can be chunky or fine. Some patterns may allow for the use of either type of yarn.
There are beginner patterns for crocheted hats for many occasions. Sun hats crocheted with fine yarn are perfect for warm weather, while ski hats and ear-flap hats made with chunky yarn are well-suited for the winter months. Slouchy toques and berets provide a great accessory for the crocheting trendsetter. There are beginner patterns for hats designed for men, women and children.
Beginner crochet patterns often include variations for people with different skill levels. For instance, a basic ear-flap hat pattern can translate into a more advanced pattern by adding stripes, braids or pom-poms. Beginners can practice with a single-color beanie and work their way up to a striped ear-flap hat with a braided finish all with the same basic pattern.