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Free Crochet Hat Pattern – Girl’s Valentine’s Day Hat

I’m in love.  With this new hat, that is.

Girl's Crocheted Valentine's Day Hat

One of the women in my Bible Study is due right around Valentine’s Day.  She’s having a baby girl and was the inspiration for my latest crochet project.   This hat will fit a  newborn/ 3 month old baby girl and is right in time for Valentine’s Day.  Because it’s so tiny, this hat works up quickly, uses relatively little yarn, and is guaranteed to generate lots of “awwws” when worn.

Girl's Free Crochet Hat Pattern


Size H (8/5.00mm) Crochet Hook

70 yards Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice in light pink, dark pink, and white

Special Stitches


Size H (8/5.00mm) Crochet Hook

100 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (I used basic Red Heart Super Saver)

Special Stitches

Double crochet 2 tog (dc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). First half of dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Double crochet 3 tog (dc3tog): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). First dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). Second dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all four loops.


Hat will fit newborn to 3 month old child.  Measures approximately 11 inches wide; 5 inches high.

Crochet Hat Pattern

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first HDC).  Work 9 more HDC into ring (10 HDC). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 2, HDC in same stitch.  *2 HDC in each stitch*  Repeat around (20 HDC). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster).  Work dc2tog cluster across next 3 stitches.  *Work two dc2tog clusters in next stitch.  Work one dc2tog cluster in each of next 4 stitches,* Repeat around (25 dc2tog clusters). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Rounds 4 – 9: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster).  *Ch 1, work 1 dc3tog cluster in between each cluster stitch from previous round,* Repeat around (25 dc2tog clusters + 25 chains). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 10(Use different color for edging, if desired):  Ch 1, sc in each cluster stitch and ch-1 stitch across (50 sts). Join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off.

Crochet Heart Pattern

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.  (You’ll need to squish all your stitches as you work since you’re working a lot of stitches into the ring)

Round 1: Starting on left “hump” of heart, Ch 2 (counts as first dc). Work 2 tr, dc, 6 sc.  Dc, 2t r, dc, 2 sc into ring. Join with sl st to top of ch-2.

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 2 hdc, 4 sc across next stitches.  2 sc in next stitch (forms bottom point of heart).  4 sc, 3 hdc, sc.  Fasten off by working sl st into top center stitch of heart.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.  (I found my heart had more shape if I sewed the end straight down, almost pulling the tail down so the “humps” would have more definition.)

Free Pattern: Crochet Heart

Newborn Baby Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Crochet this newborn girl’s  hat with others on Ravelry:


  • Lauren Strasser

    February 6, 2012

    Aww cute 🙂 I have a lady in my study due on Valentines’ too! Guess what their little girl is going to get?

  • Berta

    February 6, 2012

    This hat is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern!

  • Kendra

    February 9, 2012

    Beautiful hat! What adjustments would I make to make this hat larger? Like for a toddler and an adult? Thanks!

  • JJCrochet

    February 9, 2012

    Hi Kendra, if you’d like to make a larger hat for an adult, check out the Jenny Lee Hat Pattern here.

    It’s a very similiar pattern, but sized for bigger people. 🙂

  • Valeria

    February 12, 2012

    Olá Jayna,

    Que lindo este gorro, adorei. Obrigada por partilhar.

  • Aimee

    April 4, 2012

    does anyone know how exactly to end each row and begin the next? it says after you do all the stiches in that row, to chain two and then do 2 double crochet into the same stich but which stich is that? do you slip stich into the top of the last chain 2? or what? someone help please 🙂

  • JJCrochet

    April 7, 2012

    Hi Aimee,

    When the pattern says to “do 2 dc in the same stitch” at the beginning of the round, the stitch it’s referencing is the beginning ch-2 from the previous round. Essentially, you work your first puff stitch right where the round starts naturally. Hope that helps!

  • der

    April 20, 2012

    Hi jayna!

    I can’t seem to understand how to start rnd 3. I know aimee asked a similar question, but I dobt undestand where the ch. 2 is suppose to go. Please, help me, jayna!

  • JJCrochet

    April 20, 2012

    Hi Der,

    Round 3 says to: Ch 2, DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster). Work dc2tog cluster across next 3 stitches.

    Let’s back up a second and focus on the last part of Round 2. When you get to the end of Round 2, you join the round by working a slip stitch into the top of the first ch 2 of the round. Working that sl st will finish the round (by closing the “gap”) and set you up nicely for working Round 3.

    In Round 3, you start by working a ch 2. This will give you the height of a dc stitch and is a very commons way to start a crochet round. Then, you continue working the dc2tog clusters around.

    If you think about it, the ch 2 that begins Round 3 isn’t really worked “anywhere” – its purpose is to make a stitch that’s as tall as a dc stitch so you’re ready to start working your dc2tog clusters. The ch 2 gives you some height and allows you to start Round 3.

    Did that help at all or are you more confused than before? 🙂

  • der

    April 20, 2012

    lol thanks, i kinda figured but wasn’t sure because it wasn’t mentioned, but i understand it now. thank you so much for clarifying, and for this beautiful pattern also.

  • Fee

    June 24, 2012

    Hi JJ, lovely pattern but working through round 3 I seem to come unstuck!
    round3 – Ch 2, DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster). Work dc2tog cluster across next 3 stitches. (makes 4 clusters) *Work two dc2tog clusters in next stitch. Work one dc2tog cluster in each of next 4 stitches,* Repeat around (3 lots of 5 stitches and a total of 22 clusters). Leaves one stitch and the need for a final pair of clusters to balance everything as per the spacing before…which would make 24 clusters
    Please help!

  • Maribel

    September 9, 2012

    Hi, Jayna. Such a cute hat. I have the same question as Fee, above. I am left with one remaining stitch in row 3. If I put another dc2tog cluster in that stitch that would give me 24 total clusters, not 22. Please help!


  • Maddy

    October 9, 2012

    I love this pattern, it’s very cute! I am so excited about making this. I’m going to make two larger ones in red for Christmas for my cousins, ages 5 and 9 🙂

  • LeeAnn

    January 25, 2013

    Love this! After 2 tries I finally got it right. But…I don’t understand the heart instructions. Love the hat thought! Thank you! I will find a heart somewhere else maybe, want this for my new grandbaby girls first Valentines day!

  • Rebecca

    January 30, 2013

    I love this pattern and made it for my second daughter who is due any day now. I would like to make one to match for her big sister who is 4. Do you have any recommendations on how to make a larger version of this? I would really appreciate it!

  • Cindi

    February 1, 2013

    I am also stuck on round 3 am also come up with 24 clusters instead of 22. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

  • grace

    February 7, 2013

    Love this hat! I made it in record time. Thanks for posting it. I also have a question about the heart, what is tr?

  • Tracy

    April 23, 2013

    tr is a treble stitch

  • Heather

    August 15, 2013

    Aww this is cute, I love the heart motif.

  • Paola

    September 3, 2013

    Hello, I’m loving this hat pattern and I’ve actually already attempted to begin it. However, I’m already in round 4 and can’t seem to understand what you mean by working in between each cluster from the previous round. Do you mean that I should skin a stitch every time I’m going to work a new dc3tog? That’s what I did for round 4. I really want this hat to come out good since I would like to give it away to a newborn baby girl too. Also, I don’t know if it’s because it’s way too early in the process, since I’m only at round 4, but my hat doesn’t seem to get bigger in width. It’s still quite small and despite the fact that its a newborn hat, I’m sure it won’t fit the baby’s head. I’m hoping its because I’m still not far along enough. Thank you in advance.

  • Selena

    October 29, 2013

    This pattern is perfect for a Christmas hat for my grand-daughter. She is 1 year. I would like to increase the size to fit her. I am continuing the hdc round one more time…do you think that will do it?

  • JJCrochet

    November 28, 2013

    Thanks for the comments. I’ve adjusted the stitch count in Round 3 to be 25 clusters instead of 22 based on how the pattern is written. Appreciate the help!

  • Carol

    January 6, 2014

    Oh, also the hat seemed to have a bit of a wave to it, top to bottom in 3-4 places. Unsure what I did wrong. Cluster count was correct, put one cs in between. It started early in the pattern, thought it might work itself out. Otherwise, beautiful hat that I will probably donate to charity.


  • Jennifer

    January 22, 2014

    I love this hat and my newborn is wearing it right now? How would I resize this to fit a 3-6 month size? Thank you!

  • barbara

    April 28, 2014

    The hat in the picture is adorable. By the time I got to round 4, when I folded the hat flat it was a half circle rather than tapering down like a hat should. I have 25 clusters but as comment above says its wavy and too full. I thought of going to G size hook when I start cluster rows. I’m using simply soft yarn. Love the hat. I’m going to try again.

  • martha shears

    October 22, 2014

    I have frogged it out so many times, the yarn is going to be wore out before I can get it done. I have been crocheting all my life and have made many things but this is ridiculous.

  • Deborah

    February 21, 2015

    I have to agree with Martha Shears….i’ve been crocheting pretty much my whole life…i can’t for the life of me figure this one out.. way too many cluster stitches…way too full..doesn’t even look like a hat..i give up…and you’re right Martha..its pretty ridiculous….

  • Sharyn

    April 6, 2015

    Fantastic hat! I am a pretty novice crocheter, but was able to follow the pattern exactly and the hat looks amazing!! Can’t quite get the heart right though, will need to keep trying!

  • Raben

    September 16, 2015

    Thanks! My first one turned out too big but then I cegnahd hooks and the flower pot was much more the size it should have been. Maybe the other one I can use for a small pillow. LOL

  • Jessica Holmes

    February 3, 2016

    Oh my, what a sweet hat! I’d like to include a link to your website and one photo in a Valentines Day crochet pattern roundup if that’s alright with you. It will be posted later this week on Thanks so much!

  • JJCrochet

    February 3, 2016

    Glad you enjoyed the pattern! Feel free to share however you’d like. 🙂

  • Lynn

    December 28, 2017

    I cant work out how to get 25 clusters in round 3. i can only get 24

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