Learn how to crochet flowers for a hat with this free pattern. Add a personalized touch by attaching some cute flowers to a shop-bought child’s hat or headband.
It’s a quick and easy way to add your own unique crochet flair.
And what could be cuter than beautiful crochet flowers and leaves on a hat for a little girl!
How to Customize the Crochet Flower
For my flowers, I used DK weight cotton yarn and a 4mm hook. You will only need a small amount of yarn for each flower.
If you use a worsted weight yarn, you will need to go up a hook size or two – just experiment to see what works best with your tension.
The colors are up to you. Choose a strong color for the center of the flower and then choose some pretty colors for the flower petal layers.
You can customize the crochet flower pattern very easily to make the flower in different sizes. For a small flower for a sweet little hat for a baby, you could finish on round 6 of the pattern. For a larger flower, add more layers!
Add some crochet leaves for the finishing touch.
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More Free Crochet Patterns for Flowers
You can find loads more free crochet flower patterns on my blog. With various designs, colors, and sizes, there is sure to be a pattern that catches your eye!
These 3d crochet flowers would be beautiful attached to baby hats.
I love using items you may have at home and giving them the ‘crochet vibe’ – check out this post all about upcycling a bag with a crochet flower circle.
Crochet Flower Collection
If you love to crochet colorful flowers, you will love this eBook – ‘Quick and Easy Crochet Flowers’. Each pattern is accompanied with a step by step photo tutorial making it easy for even a beginner to follow.
It contains 4 of my most popular flower patterns in one beautiful PDF bundle.
Creative Crochet Ideas for Flowers
Crochet flowers can be used in so many creative ways beyond just adding them to hats. Here are a few ideas to inspire you!
- Add crochet flowers to a plain t-shirt, cardigan, or sweater to create on trend clothing for you or a child.
- Use flower embellishments to decorate pillows, blankets, or even create a floral garland for boho-inspired home decor.
- Attach little flowers to a headband or hair clip for a pretty hair accessory This small crochet flower pattern would be perfect!
- Use simple flowers as gift toppers to add a special touch to your presents.
- Create unique and eye-catching jewelry pieces by attaching crochet flowers to necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little creativity, the possibilities for using crochet flowers are endless! And they are also a fast and easy crochet project for some quick satisfaction.
Notes for the Crochet Flower
You will first create the flower centre by making two rounds of single crochet stitches. You could also work 16 dc into the magic ring instead of rounds 1 & 2, if you prefer.
You will then add your first layer of petals which consist of ch-3 loops and slip stitches. Holding this layer forward you will work behind the back of the loops to create your next layer of petals.
The final 4 rounds consist of two with chain loop spaces and two with rounds of petals. Take your time and practice!
You can find the pattern at this link for the easy crochet leaves.
Only basic crochet stitches are used in this pattern
This pattern is in US Crochet terms
- Small amounts of DK weight Yarn
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Child’s hat or headband
- Yarn needle to weave in threads
- Glue gun to attach the flowers
You can use any weight yarn and matching hook
Each flower measures 3.5in [9cm] across in DK weight yarn
Gauge is not important for this project.
US Crochet Terms
Yo yarn over
Dc double crochet
FLO front loop only
BLO back loop only
Notes (read carefully)
- Instructions are provided in US crochet terms
- Instructions in ( ) to be repeated in st/sp indicated
- Ch 1 at beginning of a round does not count as a stitch
- Ch 2 at beginning of a round counts as 1 dc
How to Crochet Flowers for a Hat
Using first color, make a magic ring
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), work 8 sc into ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. Pull ring tight, do not fasten off yarn – 8 sc
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off yarn – 16 sc
Round 3: Join next color with a sl st in FLO of any st from previous round, * ch 3, sl st in FLO of next st; rep from * 15 times in total, ch 3, sl st into same sp as beg sl st. Fasten off yarn – 16 x ch-3
You will now work behind round 3 and working in BLO, join next yarn with a sl st in back loop of any st from round 2.
Round 4: With next color, ch 2, 1 dc in same st, (1 dc, ch 2, sl st) in BLO of next st, * sl st into BLO of next st, ch 2, 1 dc in same st, (1 dc, ch 2, sl st) in BLO of next st; rep from * 7 times. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals
With right side of flower facing you, you will now work behind row 4. Hold the petals forward so you can see your work
Round 5: With next color and working behind round 4, sl st into sp between 2 petals (insert hook into 2 loops to create a stable base to work from), ch 3, *sl st into sp between next 2 petals, ch 3; rep from * 7 times, sl st to 1st sl st. Do not fasten off yarn – 8 x ch-3 loop spaces
Round 6: Sl st into first ch-3 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st) in same sp, * sl st into next ch-3 sp, (ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st) in same sp; repeat from * 7 times. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals
Round 7: With next color and working behind round 6, sl st into sp between 2 petals (insert hook into 2 loops to create a stable base to work from), ch 4, *sl st into sp between next 2 petals, ch 4; rep from * 7 times, sl st to 1st sl st. Do not fasten off yarn – 8 x ch-4 loop spaces
Round 8: Sl st into first ch-4 sp, (ch 2, 4 dc, ch 2, sl st) in same sp, * sl st into next ch-4 sp, (ch 2, 4 dc, ch 2, sl st) in same sp; repeat from * 7 times. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals
You can leave a long tail to use to attach your flower later if you wish
To attach the crochet flower and leaves to a hat or headband, you can use a glue gun. Position the flower and leaves, apply glue to the back, and press them onto the hat. Hold in place until dry.
Another option is to attach the flowers using your yarn tails or some strong sewing thread.
I hope you enjoy making crochet flowers for a hat, or whatever else you use this free pattern for, and happy crocheting!
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