As the song says, in your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady (baby) at the Easter parade. Crochet up one of these quick Easter bonnets or hats for your child, baby, or a friend. Grandma can make them for the grandkids and they will think you are the coolest grandma on the block.
This popular “Girl’s Cloche Hat Russian Pattern” has been the envy of many crocheters around the world. We did some digging and found several American sites that translated the pattern into English. The original Russian pattern used 4ply Yarnart Begonia. This yarn is a mercerized cotton which makes that nice sheen and luster. The American pattern used Patons Cotton 4 ply which is not a shiny cotton. You can use Aunt Lydia’s “high luster” yarn to give it a nice shine if you don’t want it to have a “flat” look.
These beautiful Crochet Girls Spiral Sun hats can also be worn as an Easter Bonnet. Someone put a lot of love into this pattern. The basic hat design is fairly easy and could be made to wear plain but for Easter you may want to embellish it with crochet flowers and leaves. The complete pattern for this hat can be seen in this YouTube video. It is in Russian so you may want the English written pattern found here and another one here. You can find the original written pattern for the hat, and the leaf and flower crochet patterns here. Just use the Google translator in Chrome or follow along with the colorful illustrations.
Supplies Needed for Crochet Hats
|variety of yarn||crochet hooks||pipe cleaners|
|googly eyes||self-stick felt||regular felt|
|yarn needle||small beads||Stuffing|
The Stitchin’ Mamma offers this Spring Chick Hat crochet pattern for free. You will need a I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (for hat and trim), H (5 mm) crochet hook (for beak), yarn needle and stitch marker. This project was made using Lily Sugar N Cream yarn and also requires two black buttons for the eyes.
I can guarantee this chick hat by Daisy Cottage Designs will be a hit with the kids and it’s the simplest pattern we found so far. It works up so quickly it should only take you about an hour to create.
This Little Cottontail Easter hat for baby is the sweetest thing you will ever see. This free pattern is from Pikadilly Charm and works up super quick. It’s also super easy so it’s perfect for beginner crocheters. You will want to use oh so soft yarn like Lily Sugar N Cream yarn to make it extra soft for baby.
You could use Lion Brand “Thick and Quick” yarn to make this Floppy Ear Bunny hat chunky and fat. It’s the same pattern! It’s interesting how different yarns can make one pattern look so different when it’s made up.
This fun “Olivia the Bunny” Hat is perfect from newborns to adults. This crochet pattern includes 7 sizes (newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, toddler, child, adult). While this is not a free crochet pattern, we decided that since the designer spent so much time to create a very detailed pattern that it should be included in our roundup. The pattern has text instructions and symbol chart instructions to help you visualize the crochet process.
How about a floppy crochet hat that can be made up for girls or boys. Half double-crochet stitches are used throughout the pattern and the brim is floppy and ruffled. The crochet designer, Sara from My Merry Messy Life, calls it a Granny Stitch Baby sun hat. She uses a worsted weight medium yarn in cotton (or acrylic), and a G (4 mm) crochet hook. Red Heart Super Saver yarn works up quick and easy for this hat.
A shell stitch Spring cotton hat might just be the thing. It’s similar to the one above but it includes a fun flower embellishment. Lorene from Cr8tion Crochet created this pattern and she even has a YouTube video to show you how to make it. This free crochet hat pattern is available in both adult and toddler sizes. Lorene used Peaches N Cream 100% cotton yarn, 5.5 mm and 4.0 mm crochet hooks, and a yarn needle for sewing. This pattern uses a unique Seamless method of crochet that you might find helpful.