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Crochet Hat Pattern for Every Size!

Crochet Hats

What do you do when you’re a freshman in college, living in the dorms, and your neighbor and you are bored??? You watch youtube and learn how to crochet!!

My college friend Shannon and I both bought crochet hooks and yarn and started in our first project! Now, I never finished mine, it’s actually still tucked away in a tub somewhere, but Shannon did finish hers!

But since then, I’ve made so many different animal hats to give as gifts, and it all is thanks to blogger Repeat Crafter Me. The Crochet Owl Hat Pattern she wrote and posted has been the best free pattern that I have ever found! From that pattern I have made tons of owl hats, cow hats, frogs, and even a piglet! A handmade crochet item is one of the best gifts to give your friends and family!

Piglet & Baby Girl Owl Hat
Piglet & Baby Girl Owl Hat
Calf Hat with Ear Tag, Bow is removable for a baby boy!
Calf Hat with Ear Tag, Bow is removable for a baby boy!
Baby Boy Buck Hat
Baby Boy Buck Hat

 

I am going to post the crochet pattern for the owl hat, or you can click on the this link to go to Repeat Crafter Me‘s website!

Gender Neutral Owl Hat
Gender Neutral Owl Hat
Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet                                                                                                                       HDC Decrease – Half Double Crochet Decrease
TC – Triple Crochet

Gauge:

4″ across = 14 double crochet stitches

4″ height = 8 rows of double crochets

Magic ring youtube tutorial click here!

**These patterns are for the owl hat, if you wish to make a different animal, just ignore the color changes and use whatever color you want!

Size: Newborn

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, DC 12 inside ring, joint to 1st DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each around, join, chain 2 (24).
Round 3: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, DC, 2 Dc in next, *DC in next 3, 2 Dc in next, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2. (30)
Round 4: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, 2 DC in next, *DC in next two, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2. (40)
Round 5-7: Beginning in same stitch as Chain 2, DC around, join to 1st DC, chain 2 (40) Note: before joining round 7, change color.
Round 8-9: In new color DC around, join to 1st DC, chain 2 (40) 
Do not fasten off, begin first earflap
 
Earflap 1:
Row 1: Starting in next stitch, HDC 8, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC 6, chain 2, turn
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 6: HDC decrease, fasten off leaving long tail
 
Earflap 2:
Count 9 stitches away from seam.
Row 1: Chain 2, starting in next stitch, HDC 8, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC 6, chain 2, turn
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 6: HDC decrease, chain 1 turn (do not fasten off)
 
Continue to SC around the entire hat, join to first single crochet, fasten off leaving long tail. You should now have a long pieces of yarn hanging from the ends of each earflap. You will use this as a strand in your braid.
 
Eyes (Make 2):
In Black:
Magic Ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 10 DC in chain, Change color to white before joining to first DC, chain 2 (10)
In White:                                                                                                                                                   Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20)
Round 3: SC in same stitch, 2 SC in next, *SC, 2 SC in next, repeat from * around, join to first sc, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on (30)
 
Nose:
Chain 6
Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on
 
Ears:
Cut two strands of 12 inch long pieces of yarn in each color (6 strands total). 
Loop through 2 DC’s in the crease of the 3rd round.
Knot and trim to approx 1″
 
Braided Tails:
Cut three 1 yard strands of each color (9 strains total).
Pass through last space in earflap. You should now have 18 strands to braid with.
Make knot and braid approx 5.5 inches long, knot, trim ends.
 

Size: 3-6 Months

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)                                                             Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)                                                         Round 6: DC around (45 DC)
Change color, join and ch 2
Round 7-10: DC around (45 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on first earflap as written below for this size

Size: 6-12 Months:

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 7: DC around (50 DC)
Change Color, join and ch 2                                                                                                                     Round 8-11: DC around (50 DC)                                                                                                                   do not fasten off, begin on first earflap as written below for this size

Size: Toddler/Preschooler

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)                                                             Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Change color, join and ch 2
Round 8-12: DC around (54 DC)                                                                                                                   do not fasten off, begin on first earflap as written below for this size

Size: Child

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)                                         Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)                                                                                                                  Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around (60 DC)
Change color, join and ch 2
Round 9-13: DC around (60 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on first earflap as written below for this size

Size: Teen/Adult

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: DC around (54 DC)
Round 8: 2 Dc in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 29, repeat around (62 DC)
Change color, join and ch 2
Round 10-14: DC around (62 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on first earflap

Size: Large Adult

Magic Ring, Chain 2, 9 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2                                                             Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)                                                                 Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)                                         Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)                                     Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)                                     Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)                                   Round 7: DC around (54 DC)                                                                                                                  Round 8: 2 Dc in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)                                               Round 9: 2 DC, DC in next 9, repeat around (66 DC)                                                                               Change color, join and ch 2                                                                                                                            Round 10-15: DC around (66 DC)                                                                                                                do not fasten off, begin on first earflap

Earflaps for 3-6 month, 6-12 month, Toddler/Preschooler:

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 7: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 8: HDC decrease, fasten off leaving long tail.

Earflap 2:

Leaving 15 stitches along the front for 3-6 month, 18 stitches along the front for 6-12 month, and 20 stitches along the front for Toddler/Preschooler …
Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn                                                      Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 7: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 8: HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Continue to SC around the entire hat. Join to first SC and fasten off, leaving long tail.

Earflaps for Child and Teen/Adult:

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 12, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 7: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 8: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 9: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 10: HDC decrease, fasten off leaving long tail.

Earflap 2:


Leaving 23 stitches along the front for child size hat, 25 stitches along the front for adult size hat…
Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 12, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)                                                                                                 Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn                                                              Row 7: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 8: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 9: 2 HDC decreases, chain 2, turn
Row 10: HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Continue to SC around the entire hat. Join to first SC and fasten off, leaving long tail.

 

Eyes (Make 2):

In Black:
Magic Ring, Chain 2
Round 1: 10 DC in magic ring, Change color to white before joining to first DC, chain 2 (10)
In White:                                                                                                                                                   Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20)
Round 3: SC in same stitch, 2 SC in next, *SC, 2 SC in next, repeat from * around, join to first sc, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on (30)

Nose: 

Small nose:                                                                                                                                               Chain 5
Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on
Medium nose:
Chain 6
Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on
Large nose:
Chain 7
Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, TC fasten off leaving long tail to sew on

Ears:

Cut two strands of 12 inch long pieces of yarn in each color (6 strands total).
Loop through 2 DC’s in the crease of the 3rd round.
Knot and trim to approx 1″

Braided Tails:

Cut three 1 yard strands of each color (9 strands total).
Pass through last space in earflap. You should now have 18 strands to braid with.
Make knot and braid approx 5.5 inches long, knot, trim ends.

About katward02

A farmer's wife in southwest Iowa. I love to cook, eat, craft, and sometimes clean. We try to live a simple life on the farm, and enjoy everyday that we are blessed to live.

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