These 10 fun children’s hat and scarf crochet patterns are perfect for a little warm-and-cozy project this winter.
It is important to keep your little ones warm and cosy in the winter months and at the same time to let them go outside and enjoy playing in the great outdoors.
Playgrounds are never as fun as they are when covered in snow, and the local park looks most inviting when there are plenty of puddles to splash in and fallen leaves to trample!
Yes, winter and fall can be wonderful and exciting seasons for children to be outside, but it certainly isn’t much fun when they get sick.
Snotty noses and high temperatures do not a happy Christmas make, which is why you should get started on some fun and fashionable children’s hat and scarf patterns for your next crocheting project.
Not only are there loads of beautiful crochet patterns available, but they aren’t too difficult to master either. You will be able to advance your crocheting repertoire and also end up with some gorgeous handmade garments to give your children (or friends’ children) as holiday gifts!
The kids will love wearing something that has been especially made for them, and the parents will love not having to wipe noses all winter! It’s a win-win!
We have put together a list of some of our favorite kid’s hat and scarf crochet patterns, and there are many more beautiful options available on the website.
10 Fun Children’s Hat And Scarf Crochet Patterns
Winter Sprout Newborn Hat
The Winter Sprout newborn hat is the perfect cozy hat for bringing home a newborn baby in cold weather months.
Sugar Sprout Baby Hat
The cuteness is all in the details. You can create a brim with or without a round of cluster stitches – in a sweet contrasting color or solid. And, you can complete the top to look like a traditional beanie or make a simple peak to finish off the hat.
Hill Crest Crochet Hat Pattern for Kids
The Hill Crest Hat is made using my favorite technique of starting the top of the hat by making an oval. Once the oval is complete, the hat is worked in the round as one continuous piece. There is no side seaming or piecing with a separate brim required.
Crochet Kids Beanie And Keyhole Scarf Pattern
This first pattern is a great one to start with as it’s aimed at beginner level crocheters and is therefore very easy to follow. The pattern also comes with an accompanying tutorial video that you can watch for extra tips and tricks while you are crocheting.
Once you get the hang of the basic stitches these hats and scarfs come together very quickly, so they are great if you are planning on making several sets for siblings.
The sizing is suitable for 3-7 year olds and the hats have lots of stretch, so the kids won’t grow out of them within a month (like they do everything else!). Another great thing about this pattern is the keyhole element of the scarf.
Not only does it stay secured so your hard work won’t blow away in the breeze, but it also adds some fun to the scarf, which can be really helpful when trying to get your young’uns to put their woolies on. All in all, this pattern is a really great winter warmer of a project.
Child’s Christmas Scarf Set Crochet Pattern
For something very classic and Christmassy, this next pattern is perfect. The skill level is intermediate, and you do need to have some knowledge of more intricate crochet stitches to achieve the beautifully tight textured effect of this weave.
However, the Etsy seller is very happy to answer any questions that you may have via email, so you won’t be on your own. The bold color blocking makes this hat and scarf combo very eye-catching and, of course, the kids will love that it is reminiscent of Santa’s outfit.
It is perfect if you are going to a Christmas market or winter wonderland because the red bobble is easy to keep track of in big crowds, plus it lends lots of fun and character to the overall design.
The addition of an applique snowman is a really lovely touch and helps to add personality and uniqueness to your make. This pattern is a Christmas cracker in our books.
Rainbow Hat And Scarf Crochet Pattern
If you want to bring some sunshine to a rainy day then this colorful hat and scarf set is just the thing. The vibrant and bold stripes of color will make this design appealing to any child, and will make them nice and easy to spot from a distance too!
The pattern itself is very simple to follow, and it provides color suggestions so that you can recreate this rainbow effect exactly. Alternatively, you can make your own color choices to suit whoever it is you are making for.
The pattern also provides adult size info, so you may find yourself making a mother-daughter matching set for extra cuteness! The yarn used in this pattern is lightweight so this set isn’t too bulky and will roll up easily inside a backpack if the sun comes out.
Fox Fancy Cowl And Hat Crochet Pattern
We love this Fox Fancy cowl and hat pattern because it is seriously chic! The slanted angle of the cap and the clean lines of the color blocking make this set a real head-turner and any kid would feel very cool walking into a playground wearing it.
What is better still is that the pattern is actually simple and easy to follow, with a step-by-step, color-coded guide. The addition of the ears have a huge impact for very little extra crocheting and make this set full of character and individuality.
This foxy combo also makes for a great costume when paired with the right clothes, and will keep your little one warm when out trick-or-treating, whilst still being a great fancy dress outfit. You will probably have trouble getting them to take it off!
Unicorn Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern
Now, as children’s hat and scarf patterns go, this next design really does have it all. This hooded scarf is a great, time saving alternative to crocheting two separate garments, and has the added bonus of being hugely impactful and fun.
The kids will love the addition of the unicorn horn and ears, which gives this pattern tons of novelty value without being too garish. You can also switch up the color of the mane if you know that your child loves a certain color or vibe.
The advantage of the hooded scarf is that it keeps the back of the head and neck covered at all times and provides lots of snuggly warmth. This pattern also has optional fringed pockets that you can add to the ends of the scarf to act as mittens.
Not only is this pattern wonderfully warm and practical, but it is also highly imaginative and easy to personalize, and will make the most brilliant gift for any little one.
1960s Vintage Boy’s And Girl’s Hat And Scarf Crochet Pattern
Last up, we couldn’t resist putting this gorgeous 1960s pattern on the list. The bright and zany 60s design for this hat, scarf and mitten set will never go out of fashion and will bring back wonderful memories of Christmases past.
The bright colors appeal immediately to children, no matter what decade they are in, so you won’t have any trouble encouraging the little ‘uns to put these on before they head outside.
The pattern itself involves joining several simple granny squares together, which is a pretty basic technique that results in impactful and eye-catching patterns, and the process is incredibly enjoyable.
What is more, there are a few different versions included in this pattern that suit both boys and girls and would be great for siblings. The peaked cap is a real favorite and is incredibly cute and unique. If you love a bit of retro design then these gorgeous garments could be the perfect choice for you.