Slouchy American Girl Beret to Crochet

My Eliana got an American Girl doll last year for her birthday.

Previously I scoffed at these dolls.

$100?  Seriously?

Who in their right mind would pay $100 for a DOLL?

Uh huh!  Well I’m a sucker I guess because I was sold on them over one aspect.

The hair.

That’s what did it.

I had heard from several friends that the dolls really do hold up and the hair stays nice and brushable.

They weren’t lying either.

A $100 doll is a big gift in my book, especially for a (then) 7 year old.  So my mom and I split the cost.  Eliana loves her!

At the time I was due to have Exzander and I went into a hat-making-frenzy to get some photo prop hats ready for him.  I figured since I was on a roll, I’d make a hat or 2 for for Eliana’s AG Doll.

But to be honest, I didn’t really find any that I loved or wanted to make, I was being picky I suppose. So I designed one. Here is my pattern for the hat pictured.

I’ve made this same hat several times for Eliana’s friend’s dolls.

Just remember, I’m not a professional crochet pattern writer.  😉  A couple of friends have tested the pattern out for me and gave me the thumbs up.  So here it is…

American Girl Crocheted Beret

  • Crochet Hook: I
  • Medium weight yarn
  • Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 3” across (adjust hook to obtain gauge)


ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 4 times; join with sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next dc, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp **, ch 1, skip next dc; 3 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; sc in top of ch-3 to join and form last ch-1 sp – ten 3-dc groups.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc, ch 1; 3 dc in same sc, ch 1; * 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1 in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * 8 times; sc in top of ch-3 to join – 20 3-dc groups.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp; rep from * around; sc in top of ch-3 to join – 20 3-dc groups

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, skipping all ch-1 sps; join with sl st in top of ch-3 to join – 60 sts

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next 2 sts, draw up lp in next 2 dc, yo and through all 3 lps on hook – dec made; * sc in next 3 dc, dec over next 2; rep from * around; join to first sc. – 48 sts

Rnd 7: Repeat dec and sec pattern from rnd 6. – 40 sts

Rnd 8 – 11: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join to first sc. Fasten off after round 11 and weave in ends.


If you make this hat, I’d love to see your finished project.  (For reals)   You can either share a link to the finished project as a comment or post it to our Facebook page, here.

Thank you friends!