baby crochet football hat free pattern

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free crochet pattern football hat by jennyandteddy
footballl hat free crochet pattern

It’s so cold  here in Wellington. As the rain starts  pouring and the getters overflow.   I sit on my comfortable little corner in  TV room while watching TV programme and start to write my blog post today. Are you a rugby or football fan? If you are please Thumbs Up for this tutorial.  This easy to make crochet hat will keep your little guy warm and cozy in this winter. They can be made into beanie or earflap.

baby football crochet hat free pattern

Special BIG thanks to Jennifer for this super adorable photo please visit her at Jennifer jayne photographer.

Are you ready to make one? Come along and make them together with me.


Newborn-3 months  (fits up to 14 inch)

You can make the hat bigger by crochet increase round until you got the size that you desired.

football crochet hat for child size

Thanks again to my friends and family for this cute photo.


You will need
-Main Colour (shown here in brown colour): 100 grams/231 meters of( Brand Moda Vera 100% acrylic)
-White: small amount

-Crochet hook size 3.5 mm

-Sewing yarn needle

-Removable stitch markers or contrasting coloured yarn

Gauge: 4 single crochet stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Skill and abbreviations:

You will need to know how to make:

Chain (ch)

Slip stitch  (sl st)

Single crochet (sc)

Magic ring or adjustable ring

My beginner tutorial check it out here

How to start magic ring or adjustable ring


  1. In this pattern,you will work in the round continuously. You may use a removable stitch marker or a short piece of yarn of contrasting colour to mark the beginning of each round. At the end of each round, you will not join, but begin the next round in the next stitch.
  2. The stitch counts at the end of each round are given.

Hat body

football hat

You will work from top to bottom

Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 10sc in ring (10 sts) brown

*Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (15 sts) brown

*Sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (20 sts) brown

*Sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (25 sts) brown

*Sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (30 sts) brown

*Sc in next 5 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (35 sts) brown

*Sc in next 6 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (40 sts) brown

Pick up white colour,*Sc in next 7 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (45 sts)


Pick up white colour, *Sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (50 sts)

Rounds 10 – 21.

Sc in each st around (50 sts). brown.

Round22-23.Pick up white colour, Sc in each st around (50 sts). Finish off.

Shape earflap:

Use two stitch markers to mark the stitch in the middle of each side of the hat. Join MC at the first marker with sl st.

Ch 1 (counts as first sc here and throughout), sc 12, ch1, turn (13 sts)

Row2.  Sc in next 11 sts, ch1, turn (12 sts)

Row3.  Sc in next 10 sts, ch1, turn (11 sts)

Row4.  Sc in next 9 sts, ch1 turn (10 sts)

Row5.  Sc in next 8 sts, ch1 turn (9 sts)

Row6.  Sc in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8 sts)

Row7.  Sc in next 6 sts, ch1, turn (7 sts)

Row8.  Sc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn (6 sts)

Row9.  Sc in next 4 sts,  (5sts) fasten off. Join MC at second marker with sl st and repeat as above for second earflap.


Join MC at any st along the edging
with sl st and work one round of sc around the edge, going around the earflaps.
Fasten off.


With MC, loop yarn into approximately 18-20 inch long.

Using a crochet hook, pull the folded side of the yarn through the centre stitch at the bottom of the earflap, making a loop. Pull the free ends of the yarn through this loop and pull tight.Divide yarn in to three parts, plaint or braid to the end, and tie a knot to finish up. One tie is made. Repeat on the other earflap to make second tie.

Line across the hat:

Make 3 pieces with (white colour)

Chain 9 and finish off. Attach these line across the football hat by sewing.

All done. Enjoy 😛

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  1. Cute hat, Jane!! I will be making this for our first grandson–daddy will love it!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  2. Thank you Brenda! Great to hear you enjoy my blog, it’s my passion to shared.

  3. Linda kwakman says

    Thank you for THE Nice hat design!

  4. Kristina Keyser says

    Can you tell me why you have * on the pattern lists? Thanks

  5. It’s mean repeat from this *…………*.

  6. Totally adorable! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. What letter size is the hook? I started to use a 3.50 mm hook which is size E.

  8. yes that right crochet hook size 3.5mm is size E

  9. Love it. Really cute hat pattern.

  10. thank you.

  11. anonymous says

    Hello. I was wondering if I could sell the items made from this pattern? If I can, I will give you credit. 🙂

  12. you are welcome to sell football hat that you make. thank you for like my design.

  13. anonymous says

    Great! 🙂 You’re welcome 🙂 How do you finish off crocheting in the round? Slip stitch to the next stitch?

  14. yes, that right jjust simply slip stitch to the next stitch.

  15. anonymous says

    how do we find the front of the hat? just pick a side and call that side the front?

  16. yes, you right just pick a side.

  17. What is MC?

  18. Hi jessica,
    MC= main colour.
    thanks for stopping by.

  19. How many loops of yarn should you pull through to make the loops? Your ties look rather thick (which I like) and I noticed you used both MC and the white. I want to make this for my son to come home from the hospital with; he is due in 4 weeks!!!

  20. Hi Kaylynn,
    Congrats! for welcome new baby. Great to hear that you have a question.Yes, I did mixed 2 colour with MC and CC. approximatly MC 10 loop and CC 10 Loop it depend how thin you want. Hope this help..
    Feel free to ask for more question

  21. What size do you think this is for? I’d like to make one for a large 11 month old

  22. size ie 0-3 months but you can make the hat bigger size by keep crochet increase.

  23. Can you give me some instruction on the increase (just now learning to crochet in the round)? What round would you increase to make the hat for say a 9 – 12 month size? (the last time I tried to increase a newborn hat to make on that could fit a toddler…let’s just say I am able to wear the hat myself!)

  24. Hi Michelle,
    Thanks for the question. So If it was me to make the hat bigger I would keep crochet increasing from
    Round9. Pick up white colour, *Sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (50 sts)
    By adding crochet increase in round
    10.*Sc in next 9 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around
    11.*Sc in next 10 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around
    12.*Sc in next 11 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around
    And keep going until you got it bigger then you start to sc to make it longer.
    Hope this help.

  25. I am confused on how to increase. won’t it mess up where the white is placed by increasing rows? I just don’t know how to even it all out :/ I can follow a pattern but adjusting is what gets me

  26. and should I increase chains to even it out

  27. It’s wo’not mess up the white.

  28. Which size you are going to make I can help.

  29. my daughter is 10 months old so i was going to try a 12 month size

  30. Hi Ashley, so you can continue crocheting.
    Round9. Pick up white colour, *Sc in next 8 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (50 sts)
    10.*Sc in next 9 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (55 sts)
    11.*Sc in next 10 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (60 sts)
    12.*Sc in next 11 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (65 sts)
    13.*Sc in next 12 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (70 sts)
    14.*Sc in next 13 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (75 sts) in each st around. to get the lenght. (sts)

    Hope this help.

  31. Do you know of a way to estimate final size by measuring your increase rounds? I have began this hat 4 times (about to be 5) and I just can’t get the sizing correct. I tend to crochet a little tight anyway. It would be SO helpful to be able to measure the width of my increases before beginning the single stitches!!

  32. Hi Christine,
    Sorry about that you have a difficulty to follow my pattern, normally How I estimate the size by measuring overall of the hat width and high. I didnot measuring the increasing round. My suggest maybe you could crochet not to tight. if you follow the pattern the guage will be 4 sc x 4 row= 1 inch, you could try this 3sc x 3 row= 1 inch. what size you after? I will do my best to help.

  33. Jenna Ogilvie says

    Can you show me a picture of the inside of your hat? I have made this hat for my son but I’m not sure I attach the chains at the end correctly. Thanks so much!

  34. The white rows don’t match up exactly, am I doing something wrong or is that because it is in the round and spirals instead if being a complete row?

  35. It notthing wrong with your one, my is the same , that fine.

  36. Sorry I gave the hat away so I did have them to took the photo inside of the hat for you. About how you attachthe chain I think it would be fine.

  37. I can’t wait to make this for my brand new great nephew!

  38. Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by, I am sure it will look lovely on your nephew.

  39. How do you sew the football stitches in?

  40. using yarn needle and sewing.

  41. SuzeMitchell says

    How do you plaint the ties like in the picture

  42. I just mixed two colour togther then plaint it. Hope this help.

  43. It’s lovely <3
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  44. Love this – such a great, clean looking pattern. Are you in Iowa? I am and I recognize that photography studio! 😀 Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin on Hump Day!
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  45. thanks.

  46. I live in Wellington New Zealand. love to link up with your party.

  47. Love the pattern. Just finished it for my grandson to be! Still not sure how to attach the long braids” to the cap. Ant further instructions would help. Thank you!!!!

  48. To make this a 3-6 month hat, how many rows do you think i’d need to increase?

  49. 2 row increase.

  50. Taylor Brock says

    I found this on Pinterest, and am in LOVE. I’m giving it as a gift at a baby shower tomorrow. I have one problem though, I’m a little confused with starting the ear flaps. I’m sure I’m just over looking it and reading into it too deeply. Can you explain a little more in detail, please? 🙂

  51. Hi Taylor,
    thanks for stopping by for the earflap when start just mark the position that you want to make earflap mostly in the middle of the hat then start to crochet.
    Hope this help.

  52. I just have one question. Are the crochet terms in USA

  53. Hi Robyn,
    yes they are in us crochet tern.

  54. Hello,

    I just made this for my soon to be born great nephew! It turned out so cute!! I added a Pom Pom to the top in my niece’s favorite football team’s colors and I made the braids the team colors as well. It is super cute!! Now I am making one for my older great nephew so her sons have matching hats. I want to make it an 18 months size how many rows of increasing will I need? I crochet very tightly so to match the gauge I had to go up a couple of hook sizes. Thank you!! I love the pattern!

  55. Hi Faith,
    I am glad you like the pattern and they came out so cute to make it bigger to 18 month, I am not so sute but maybe increase till round 12 after that sc crochet to increase the length.

  56. We don’t have that brand of yarn in our local yarn store, so what would an equivalent be? How do I know what type of yarn to buy?

  57. Hi Linda,
    You can use any weight worst yarn 8 ply or 10 ply.

  58. I so enjoyed this pattern my grandson looks so awesome in it

  59. I so enjoyed this pattern my grandson looks so awesome in it . Thank you so much

  60. Don’t know if someone has already said this but I would suggest not increasing while doing the first white row, it makes for a much straighter row and better end product

  61. Thanks Libby for great suggestion, I love that.

  62. Cathy Bottolfs says

    I used the pattern to make the hats for my daughters best friends twin boys. They love them. I am so happy now to make it for my first grand baby. Thanks for the free pattern.

  63. You so sweet!!! Thanks so much Cathy.

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