Easy Crochet Chicken Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m super excited to share something really fun with you today – my crochet chicken hat pattern! This quirky hat is designed for all sizes: baby, toddler, child, and adult, so everyone can join in on the fun.

Whether you want to dress up for a special occasion or just bring some extra laughs into your day, this chicken hat is perfect. So, grab your yarn, and let’s start crocheting our very own chicken hats together! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Chicken Hat Pattern

This pattern is great for beginners. I’ve made sure it’s easy to follow, with clear instructions that guide you every step of the way. It’s a fantastic way to practice your crochet skills while creating something super cute and unique.

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm crochet hook (face parts)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in black, white, red, and yellow.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference

Crochet Chicken Hat Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form.

Finished Sizes

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Baby5 inches14-15 inches6 inches
Toddler 6 inches18-19 inches7 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches8 inches
Chicken Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 and H-8
  • Yarn: worsted weight #4
  • Notions: tapestry needle and stitch markers

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds

Pattern Notes

  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.
  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer by repeating the last round. 
  • Unless other instructions are provided, the face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Instructions

Chicken Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Use white yarn.
  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.
  • Leave a long tail for weaving in.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

Baby Size Continued

Rnds 6-14: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 8-17: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Child Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 9-18: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Size Continued

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 12 sts*, join (56 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 13 sts*, join (60 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 14 sts*, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 10-19: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Eyes

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • black yarn
  • 2 scraps of white yarn
  • make 2

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 9 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (9 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Sew the eyes to the hat.

Beak

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • yellow yarn

Row 1: Ch 6, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (4 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (2 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog, (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Sew the beak onto the hat, centered between the eyes.

“Comb”

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • red yarn

Row 1: Ch 12, 3 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (30 stitches)

Sew the comb onto the top of the hat. Sew through the original chain. You will have to straighten the comb as you go.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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