Pretty Flower Crochet Hat for 18 inch Dolls ~ Make it in less than an hour! Free pattern

Does that special little girl in your life love her American Girl doll? Surprise her with this cute crochet hat for 18 inch dolls. The pattern is free!

Does that special little girl in your life love her American Girl doll? Then you need to make this free crochet 18 inch doll hat pattern!  It takes less than an hour from start to finish.

I designed this pretty 18 inch doll hat as a Christmas present for my youngest daughter.  The hat is rather simple on its own, but a pretty crocheted flower embellished with a cute little button is just the thing to jazz it up a bit. I thought I would put this free crochet doll hat pattern online so others could make it too.

No time to make this doll hat now? Pin this tutorial for later!

This free American Girl doll crochet hat pattern works up really quickly and is great for beginning crocheters! You can make a finished hat in less than an hour!  Since it only uses single crochet stitches, this would be a great pattern to teach your daughter or granddaughter to crochet 🙂

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my free American Girl crochet patterns!

Supplies Needed to Make a Crochet Hat for 18 inch Dolls

  • Worsted weight yarn (weight 4) in cream for the hat and your choice of color for the flower
  • Crochet Hook – Size H
  • (1) Flower Button – 1/2″ to 1″ in size
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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Quick Tip: A wooden yarn bowl will keep your yarn tangle free as you are crocheting and it will look quite beautiful sitting on your table as well!

Free pattern to make a pretty flower crochet hat for American Girl dolls.  You can make one in under an hour.  A fun project for any fan of 18 inch dolls!

Abbreviations used in this 18 inch doll hat pattern

This American Girl doll crochet hat pattern uses American terms. If you are in the UK, here is a good reference chart for what the American terms mean.

  • 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:

This free crochet doll hat pattern is worked in a round. Do not join rounds unless noted.

I strongly recommend using a stitch marker to help you keep your place while making this crochet hat for American Girl dolls. There are some absolutely gorgeous stitch markers on Etsy!

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Check your gauge before you make this free crochet doll hat pattern

Everyone crochets with different tension, so it is important to check the gauge before you start this 18 inch doll hat pattern. That way you can adjust the hook size for your yarn and tension to ensure that the hat fits the doll correctly.

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!

To check gauge, crochet the first 4 rounds in the pattern below. The diameter of the crocheted round should be 2-1/4″.

  • If your crocheted sample is smaller that 2-1/4″, use the next bigger hook size and crochet the gauge piece again.
  • If your crocheted sample is larger than 2-1/4″, use the next smaller hook size and crochet the gauge piece again.

American Girl Doll Crochet Hat Pattern

Free pattern to make a pretty flower crochet hat for 18 inch dolls, like American Girl.  You can make one in under an hour.  Great for any American Girl doll fan!

Crochet the hat
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in each st around (24 sc)

Round 4: sc in each st around (24 sc)

Round 5: * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (32 sc)

Round 6: sc in each st around (32 sc)

Round 7: sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. (40 sc)

Rounds 8-13: sc in each st around (40 sc)

Round 14: * sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2 sts tog. Repeat from * around. Join to 1st st. (36 sc)

Round 15: * ch 4, skip next st, sl st in next st. Repeat from * around. Join in first st. Finish off.

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!

Crochet the flower embellishment for the crochet hat for American Girl dolls

Work in rounds for this pattern. Do not join.

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)

Round 3: * 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.

No time to make this AG doll hat now? Pin this tutorial for later!

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This American Girl doll hat crochet pattern is protected by US copyright. Although you may not share or sell the pattern itself, you can make the hats to sell at craft fairs or online. I just ask that if you are going to sell the finished hats, you purchase the PDF copy of the 18 inch doll hat pattern.

Other American Girl Doll Crochet Patterns You Might Enjoy:

Love to crochet for American Girl Dolls?  If you enjoyed this free crochet doll hat pattern, here are a few great American Girl Doll crochet pattern books you might want to add to your library…

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Pin this crochet hat for American Girl dolls tutorial for later:

Want to make this crochet hat for 18 inch dolls at a later time? Use the pin it button below the image to save this tutorial to an American Girl doll crafts board.

Does that special little girl in your life love her 18 inch doll? Then you need to make this free American Girl doll crochet hat pattern!  It takes less than an hour from start to finish.

This 18 inch doll hat pattern works up so quickly that you can make a bunch of them in different colors to go with different outfits. For AG doll craft ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my things to make for American Girl dolls.

If you used my pattern to make a crochet hat for 18 inch dolls, you will have to come back here and leave me a comment so I know how it turned out.  Happy crafting!




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22 thoughts on “Pretty Flower Crochet Hat for 18 inch Dolls ~ Make it in less than an hour! Free pattern

  1. Sandra Garth

    Too cute! My granddaughter thinks she’s too big for dolls now. Maybe if I show this to her she’ll want to play with dolls a little bit longer.

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  2. LydiaF

    Looks like a great project for a beginning crochetist, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg.

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  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    My daughter loved her American Girl Dolls, in fact we have them put away just in case she has a daughter in the future. This is such a cute hat, and it makes it so much fun for girls to dress up their dolls just like them and take them anywhere! Adorable!

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    1. Jen Post author

      My daughters loved their dolls too. Sadly the youngest is in middle school now and past playing with dolls. I thought all my doll tutorials might be helpful to some other moms who have American Girl obsessed daughters too 🙂 Hopefully I will someday have some granddaughters who enjoy them so I can come up with some new doll projects.

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  5. Marie Moody

    Thank you very much for the pattern. I can hardly wait to try it. Hugs and a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours.

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  6. Barrie Bismark

    Very cute! My daughter just started getting in to AG dolls this Christmas. I guess I should get used to these kind of things! There are so many adorable things out there.
    #turnituptuesday

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    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks Fiona! My mother was always making me things when I was little too. I think that is why I enjoy making things for my own daughters so much.

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  7. Sandra Garth

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

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    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks for the pin! If you ever make it, you will have to come back and let me know how it turned out. Thanks for visiting!

      Reply
  8. Teresa

    So cute! I made hats for a few of my daughter’s dolls last year, but with pompoms on top. When she sees this one with the flower, she’s going to want a few of these too…
    Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  13. Cheryl

    Love the hat and scarf patterns, they are super cute. I have made them a couple of times and they are fun projects and make up really quick. Thanks for the free pattern

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