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!


56 thoughts on “Slouchy American Girl Beret to Crochet”

  1. I loved this hat and made one for my great-granddaughter’s doll this morning. She loves it. I will be making many more.

  2. Hi! Thanks for the pattern! But… I really can’t figure out round 2… which part do i have to repeat? I tried it over and over, but I come out wrong every time… can you please help me? Thanks!

  3. I’m 78, crocheting since I was 23. I’ve made this hat for a friend’s daughter, but found something in your pattern that could be confusing for a new crocheter. In round 2 it doesn’t read “ch 1” between the sets of 3 dc – I did what it said and then figured out what you meant by reading the next round. Also, I wonder what “sec” means in round 7 – did you mean “sc”? My count was off a stitch at the end, but that’s not critical.

    Thanks so much for the pattern – I adjusted my hook to the yarn I had to meet the gauge, and hope it fits.

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  5. Thanks my sister got a American doll and she is blind and I made it for her. Am all so blind

    Again thanks


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