What’s Your Favorite Crochet Hat Style?

When I first started crocheting, I churned out dozens of hats. The crazy thing is that all these years later, I still can’t get enough crochet hat patterns. That’s why I was so excited when I spotted Stacey Trock’s newest Bluprint class, Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats.

Hats are a staple accessory for most of us. Whether you’re using the hat as a fashion statement or wearing it to keep warm, hats are one of the most versatile accessories.

Watch Stacey’s basic beanie transform into different hats when you compare — and maybe even crochet — three different hat styles: the classic beanie, cloche, and slouchy beret.

Classic beanie

The classic beanie is a casual hat with no frills. The beanie fits snugly against your head and has no brim or other fancy shaping, making it a unisex silhouette that can be crocheted for anyone.

Classic crochet beanie

Photo via Bluprint instructor Stacey Trock

Stacey’s Classic Beanie

The classic beanie that Stacey teaches in her class is basic, meaning there’s a lot you can do to customize it and make it your own. Stacey will show you how to make this basic style, then you’ll learn how to add fun things like colorwork and even ear flaps. You’ll use this basic beanie as a template for every hat you’ll make in the class.

Read more about Stacey’s Classic Beanie here.
Vortex crochet beanie pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Boomer Beanies

Vortex Beanie

This is just one example of how you can customize a basic beanie. This vortex beanie uses bright colors to create a spiral of hues on top of your head. Choose your favorite colors for your own vortex.

Get the Vortex Beanie pattern here.
Crochet Ridgeline Beanie pattern

Photo via Bluprint member PlayinHooky

Ridgeline Beanie

Another awesome yet simple way to change up a basic beanie is to change the stitches. This beanie uses half double crochet, plus front- and back-post half double crochet to create ridges in the beanie.

Get the Ridgeline Beanie pattern here.


The word cloche in French means bell, and if you look closely, you’ll see how this bell-shaped silhouette got its name. Cloche hats were trendy in the 1920s and 1930s, but today you’ll see more than just flappers wearing them!

Sleek Cloche crochet pattern

Photo via Bluprint member Kirakdesigns

Sleek Cloche

I love the little cluster of buttons that designer Kirakdesigns used to finish off this cloche. You probably have a couple of buttons you could pull right from your stash for this! Note the classic bell shape, thanks to the brim of this snug hat.

Get the Sleek Cloche pattern here.
Cloche with Bow crochet pattern

Photo via Bluprint member SalenaBaca

Cloche with Bow

Here’s another simple idea for customizing a cloche. Stitch a line in a contrasting color, then finish it off with a bow. This particular pattern is sized for kids up to 8 years old, but you could add this embellishment to any adult-sized cloche, too.

Get the Cloche with Bow pattern here.

Slouchy Beret

The slouchy beret is a more casual hat. It fits loosely on your head for a relaxed look.

Slouchy beret crochet pattern

Photo via Bluprint instructor Stacey Trock

Stacey’s Slouchy Beret

Stacey’s slouchy beret is crocheted in a neutral color to make that cute little button pop. Like the classic beanie, this style is a little more casual. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color on this one. Stacey will show you how to easily crochet this with just a few small alterations of the classic beanie pattern.

Read more about Stacey’s Slouchy Beret here.
Popcorn Slouch Beret crochet pattern

Photo via Bluprint member SmeckybitS

Popcorn Slouch Beret

Color isn’t the only thing you can play with when you make a slouchy beret. This one is covered in a popcorn stitch pattern that adds a lot of style without much effort.

Get the Popcorn Slouch Beret pattern here.

Now that you’ve drooled over these three hat styles, tell us: What’s your favorite crochet hat style?

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3 Responses to “What’s Your Favorite Crochet Hat Style?”
  1. Fran Nwoko
    Fran Nwoko

    Where are the patterns? I click on ‘get the patterns here” and there is no pattern?

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      Customer Service

      Hello Fran! Thank you for alerting us to this. I have reached out to our IT team to alert them that the pattern links have not been activated. We apologize for the momentary inconvenience. Please check back soon!

  2. Sharon Rang
    Sharon Rang

    It shows pictures of different beans. Says get pattern here. I tried to get ridgeline beanie pattern. When you select option nothing comes up.