How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Hat?

Crochet hats are one of the very first projects you might make as a beginner at crochet. They are simple to make and don’t really take a huge time commitment compared to other projects you might create. Here we will cover on average how long it takes to crochet a hat depending on the size of the hat.

How Long Will it Take to Crochet a Hat?

A crochet hat should take about 30 minutes to 6 hours to complete. It depends on a number of factors which include: your skill level, how fast of a crocheter you are, the size of the hat, the stitch you are using, and the gauge of the yarn.

If you’re a fast crocheter, and you’re already very experienced, you should be able to fly through most hat patterns pretty quickly.

Thicker yarn also makes the project done much faster.

Some stitches are also faster to work than others, so if you’re making the project with a faster stitch, it should take less time.

Baby Hat

Baby hats can take about 30 minutes to 3 hours to crochet. These are one of the smaller hat sizes that you might make, so they are generally very quick. If you’re using a thick yarn gauge you can get them done in what feels like no time at all.

Puff Stitch Hat

A crochet puff stitch hat would take an average of 1 to 6 hours to complete. Puff stitch hats can be small for a kid’s size, or larger for an adult. Smaller hats will be done quicker, so the size of the hat can have a significant influence on how long it takes.

Beanie Hat

A beanie hat will take an average of around 2 to 6 hours to complete. If you’re a fast crocheter, you could probably do it in about 2-3 hours. If you’re following a pattern that requires a lot of color changes though, it might take you even longer.

Closing Thoughts

Crochet hats are the perfect project for beginners because you can complete them in several hours. If you’re new to crochet and you’re unsure of what to make, we highly recommend starting a hat as your first project. They are generally small and don’t require that much yarn, so if things go bad it won’t be a total waste.

Remember that the timeframes we outlined here are just general guidelines of roughly how long it will take. There are so many factors that can influence it, but hats can be made pretty quick. We recommend you stay patient and take your time because rushing is how mistakes are made!

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