Crochet Holland Baby Beanie – Free Pattern

The Holland Baby Beanie is a basic crochet hat pattern for babies that you can crochet in your favorite flag or sport team colors.

Crochet Holland Beanie

On April 27th, there is a holiday here in The Netherlands that is called Koningsdag, which simply means King’s Day.

As the name says, King’s Day is the day of the king, meaning that everybody in the Netherlands celebrates the king’s birthday. And you can be sure that everyone will be partying since this day is a national holiday!

King’s Day is actually a very fun day and it is perfect to know the Dutchies a bit better. The entire country just stops for one day and turns into a stream of people dancing in the streets, sailing along the canals, or sitting at cafes. The main ingredients of this day are fun, music, enjoying, and above all wearing something red, white, blue, and ORANGE! See the picture below if you don’t believe me!

King's Day 2014 in Leiden.

This year, to celebrate the king in my own way, I thought of crocheting this Holland Beanie, the perfect accessory to keep kids warm while partying all day in the windy Netherlands!

The cool thing about this beanie is that it can be easily adapted to any Country or occasion. All you’ll have to do is to play around with your colors.

The Crochet Holland Baby Beanie is also an ideal project if you have never tried your hand at beanies before. The easy stitch pattern, mostly consisting of half double crochet, allows you to fully focus on understanding and learning the construction of a top-down crochet beanie.

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  • 4.0-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Crochet Hook
  • 3.5-mm Crochet Hook
  • Sport Weight Baby Yarn (2, Fine)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • One orange pompom


I used Katia Merino Baby in the following colors:

  • A – Medium Blue (44)
  • B – White (1)
  • C – Red (4)


The pattern is written for sizes 0-3 Months (3-6 Months6-9 Months9-12 Months).

SizeHead Measurement
0-3 Months13″-14.2″ (33-36 cm)
3-6 Months14.6″-16″ (37-40 cm)
6-9 Months16″-17″ (40-43 cm)
9-12 Months16.5″-18″ (43-46 cm)
Holland Baby Beanie – Raffamusa Designs


Three rounds of the pattern in 2″ (5 cm)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

BPdc – Back Post Double Crochet
BPhdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet
FPhdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Inc – Increase
MCMagic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Increase (Inc)
One increase consists of 2 sts worked in the same indicated st.

Back Post (BP) and Front Post (FP) Stitches
Learn how to crochet in back post stitches and front post stitches HERE.

Magic Circle (MC)
Learn how to crochet a magic circle or adjustable ring HERE.

Holland Baby Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern


With A, make a MC.

Round 1. Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc 10 in MC. (10 sts)

Round 2. Ch 1, hdc inc 10, join with a sl st. (20 sts)

Round 3. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 1) 10 times, join with a sl st. (30 sts)

Round 4. Ch 1, (hdc 2, hdc inc 1) 10 times, join with a sl st. (40 sts)

Round 5. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 3) 10 times, join with a sl st. (50 sts)

Round 6. Ch 1, (hdc 4, hdc inc 1) 10 times, join with a sl st. (60 sts)

Size 0-3 Months only
Move to the Body section.

Size 3-6 Months only
Round 7. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 9) 6 times. (66 sts)
Move to the Body section.

Round 7. Ch 1, (hdc inc 1, hdc 5) 10 times. (70 sts)

Size 6-9 Months only
Move to the Body section.

Size 9-12 Months
Round 8. Ch 1, (hdc 17, hdc inc 1, hdc 16, hdc inc 1) twice. (74 sts)

Hat Body

Ch 1, hdc all around (60, 66, 70, 74 sts) for:

  • 0-3 Months: 9 times with color A, twice with color B; (17 total rounds or until you reach 4.25″ (11 cm) in length)
  • 3-6 Months: 11 times with color A, twice with color B; (20 total rounds or until you reach 5.25″ (13 cm) in length)
  • 6-9 Months: 15 times; (22 total rounds or until you reach 6″ (15 cm) in length)
  • 9-12 Months: 16 times. (24 total rounds or until you reach 6.5″ (16.5 cm) in length)

Then, move to the Brim section.


Fasten off B, and join C.

Switch to your 3.5-mm crochet hook!

For convenience, round numbers will start from 1a.

Round 1a. Ch 1, hdc all around. (60, 66, 70, 74 sts)

Round 2a-3a. Ch 1, (FPhdc 1, BPhdc 1) all around. (60, 66, 70, 74 sts)

Sizes 0-3 and 3-6 Months only
Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Sizes 6-9 and 9-12 Months
Round 4b. Ch 1, (FPdc 1, BPdc 1) all around. (-, -, 70, 74 sts)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.


Attach the orange pompom on top of the beanie.

Weave in all ends.

And your kids are ready to celebrate King’s Day with the crochet Holland Baby Beanie!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern and I’m looking forward to seeing your baby beanies on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to tag me and use the hashtag #raffamusadesigns so that I don’t miss your posts!

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