cat and fox crochet hat patterns

Cat & Fox Hat

Crochet Animal Hats: Cat & Fox Hat Patterns

JULY 22, 2021

When you first glance at these simple crochet animal hats, you might not be sure what animals they represent. That's the idea. While many of my crochet animal hats are very detailed in their designs, these are meant to be more subtle. They're intended as either cat or fox designs. However, you might see a different animal in there.

Subtle Animal Crochet Hats for All Ages

Obviously, anyone can wear outrageous crochet animal hats. I have lots of fun designs with lots of detail. These can be costume pieces, photo props, or whimsical wear. However, for more subdued but still fun style, adults might prefer these subtle cat and fox crochet hat designs. Kids will like them as well; the ears add just that little bit of magic that turn a basic beanie into a fun animal design.

Easy Crochet Hat Pattern for Beginners

All of my animal crochet hats are pretty easy beginner designs. You start with a basic beanie and then add details. Since the only extras on these hats are the ears, they offer a great place to start expanding beyond the simplest crochet skills. You'll learn some shaping and finishing techniques. Then you can build even more from there. If you can crochet in the round using basic stitches then you can make these hats.

Toddler, Child & Adult

14 dc= 4" and just over 9 rows= 4"

dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sc2tog= single crochet two stitches together
ch= chain
ch(s)= chains
st= stitch
st(s)= stitches
sl st= slip stitch
rem= remaining
rnd= round
rnds= rounds
dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together
BLO= back loop only

  • You are crocheting in the round.
  • Hat is worked from the top down.
  • The chain 2 at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the second to last row.
  • Hat pattern is the same for cat & fox.
  • Ear patterns are different for the cat & fox.

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm crochet hook

Yarn: Black for cat, Orange/rust for Fox

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [56]

Switch to cream color yarn for last round.

Rnd 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [56]

Scroll down for cat/fox ears pattern. 

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm crochet hook

Yarn: Black for cat, Orange/rust for Fox

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

Switch to cream color yarn for last round.

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

Scroll down for cat/fox ears pattern. 

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm crochet hook

Yarn: Black for cat, Orange/rust for Fox

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

Switch to cream color yarn for last round.

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [64]

Scroll down for cat/fox ears pattern. 

Outer Ear

(make 2)

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm

Yarn: Black

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 8: sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear, join and fasten off.

Inner Ear

(make 2)

Crochet hook: G/4 mm

Yarn: Cream

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 8: sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear, join and fasten off.

Scroll down for assembly instructions.

Outer Ear

(make 2)

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm

Yarn: Rust

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 8: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 11: sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear, join and fasten off.

Inner Ear

(make 2)

Crochet hook: G/4 mm

Yarn: Cream

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 2: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [8]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [6]

Row 7: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 8: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [4]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [2]

Row 11: sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear, join and fasten off.

Scroll down for assembly instructions.

Use your  tapestry needle to sew the inner ears to the outer ear. Sew through the sc border from the inner ear and the front loop of the sc border from the outer ear. This will prevent the different color yarn from peeking through on the backside of the ears.

Sew the ears to your hat. I attached mine to the third round of my hat.

You are done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. I'd love to see your pictures if you want to share with me on Instagram!

Find my other animals hats crochet patterns here. For example, you might also like the panda bear crochet hatteddy bear crochet hat, and lion crochet hat patterns.


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