Does that special little girl in your life love her 18 inch doll? Surprise her with this cute crochet hat for American Girl Dolls. The pattern is free!
I designed this pretty 18 inch doll hat as a Christmas present for my daughter. The hat was rather plain on its own, but a simple crocheted flower is just the thing to jazz it up a bit. I thought I would put this free American Girl Doll crochet pattern online so others could make it too. It works up really quickly and is a great pattern for beginning crocheters! Maybe you could use it to teach your daughter or granddaughter to crochet 🙂
American Girl Doll Hat Pattern
Materials Needed for this 18 inch doll hat pattern:
- Worsted weight yarn in cream (for the hat) and your choice of color for the flower
- H Size Crochet Hook (I like these crochet hooks from Crochet Dude because they are padded and comfortable to work with)
- (1) Button – 1/2″ to 3/4″ in size
- Tapestry Needle
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tc – treble crochet
- st – stitch
- sts – stitches
- ch – chain
- tog – together
- sl st – slip stitch
Instructions to make this crochet hat for American Girl Dolls:
The hat is worked in a round. Do not join rounds unless noted. Use a safety pin or stitch marker to keep your place.
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 sc in 2nd ch from hook (12)
Round 2: sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: 2 sc in each st around (24)
Round 4: sc in each st around (24)
Round 5: * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (32)
Round 6: sc in each st around (32)
Round 7: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (40)
Rounds 8-12: sc in each st around (40)
Round 13: * sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2 sts tog. Repeat from * around. Join. (36)
Round 14: * ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first st. Finish off.
Too Small? Go to a Bigger Crochet Hook.
If you make the hat and find it is too tight, as one person commented, try going up to the next size hook. Everyone crochets with different tension so you may need to adjust the hook size for best fit.
Work in rounds for this pattern. Do not join.
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6 sc)
Round : 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round : * Sl st in next st, (sc, dc, tc, dc, sc) in next st *. Repeat from * around. Join in initial sl st. (6 petals)
Finish off. Sew a button in the center of the flower. Sew flower to hat, referring to photo for placement.
Quick Crochet Tip: Keep your yarn tangle free!
When I crochet, I use a yarn holder to ensure my yarn stays clean and tangle-free. The yarn feeds out the hole at the top. It saves so much hassle!
Pin this 18 Inch Doll Hat Pattern for later:
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For more patterns to crochet for American Girl Dolls as well as a ton of other doll craft ideas, be sure to check out my American Girl Doll Crafts board on Pinterest.
If you used this pattern to make a crochet hat for American Girl Dolls, you will have to come back here and leave me a comment so I know how it turned out. Happy crafting!