Kids aren't the only ones who can don a cute crochet animal hat. No matter what your favorite animal is (or how old you are!), you can pay tribute with this collection of animal hats. The hardest part about these adorable crochet animal hats? Deciding which animal to stitch, of course!
Crochet animal hats have a few things in common with amigurumi, so if you'd made stuffed animals before you'll have no problems creating crochet facial features and assembling the hats.
Browse these hat patterns for sizes that range from newborn to adults.
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1. Crochet Zoo of Animal Hats
Can't make up your mind about which animal to stitch? This collection features several cute animals, including a walrus, lion, koala bear, monkey and penguin. The sizes range from toddler to teen.
Photo via Bluprint member Gramma Beans Homemade Gifts
2. Little Bandit Raccoon Hat
Everyone from newborns to adults can sport this fun hat. The tail is optional, so omit it for adults who don't want to be quite so bold. If you're stitching this hat for a small infant, we suggest replacing the safety eyes with embroidered or crocheted eyes.
Photo via Bluprint member The Cheerful Chameleon
3. Sugar Glider Beanie Hat
The sugar glider isn't often represented in the parade of cute animal hats. That's what makes this design so unique! The sizes range from newborn to adult, so you can stitch this up for the entire family.
Photo via Bluprint member Goodknits
4. Sly Fox Hat
This free pattern is sized for kids ages 5-8, but you could use thicker yarn and a larger hook to size it up to fit adults. The shaping around the fox creates a pleasing design, sure, but it also serves as extra coverage for your ears.
Photo via Bluprint member CraftedVisions
5. Crochet Pig Hat
Anyone from newborn to adult can wear this fun pig hat. There aren't many facial features to attach, so once you crochet the hat there's minimal finishing.
Photo via Bluprint member Scarlet Lily Creations
6. Grumpy Kitty Crochet Hat
Doesn't the grumpy face make this cat even cuter? This hilarious hat comes in five sizes, so everyone can wear this grump-tastic pattern. Small features like the nose and mouth are a great opportunity to use up scrap yarn.
Photo via Bluprint member The Crocheting Mom
7. Unicorn Hat
The mythical unicorn is quite popular with both kids and adults. Fortunately, the hat comes in sizes to fit babies, adults, and everyone in between! The hat can be worn aanytime but it would also be a great addition to a unicorn Halloween costume.
Photo via Bluprint member Stitchfixer's Pattern Store
8. Owl Hat
The designer created this owl for a Halloween costume that was never completed. However, she decided that the hat was already super cute on its own, so she's sharing it with all Bluprint members for free!
Photo via Bluprint member Knit Grit
9. Panda Hat Beanie
Felt is used to create the facial features of this panda. Since the hat is stitched in one color, you'll work it up quickly and get right to the finishing steps.
Photo via Bluprint member Wistfully Woolen
10. Animal Hat Dragon
There are quite a few pieces to assemble to create this detailed dragon, but the result is definitely worth the time. Those smaller facial features are also a great opportunity to use up some of the yarn from your stash.
Photo via Bluprint member ShiFio's Patterns
11. Animal Hats Crochet Patterns
Download this pattern and you'll receive instructions for several different animals: a frog, bear, owl and chicken. The patterns are sized for adults, but you could easily create them for children by playing with the gauge and using both a thinner yarn and smaller hook.
Photo via Bluprint member mangomum
12. Sock Monkey Hat
The classic sock monkey stuffed animal gets a modern twist thanks to this free pattern. Kids can't take their sock monkeys everywhere, but they can don this sock monkey hat anytime it's chilly outside. There are sizes for adults, too!
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