Easy Crochet Cow Hat Pattern for Beginners

Moo-ve over ordinary hats and make way for my Crochet Cow Hat Pattern! This delightful crochet beanie pattern is designed for cow lovers of all ages, from the tiniest calves to the full-grown cows in your life. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Cow 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, and tan.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference.

Crochet Cow Hat Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

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
Cow Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 and H-8 size crochet hooks
  • Yarn: medium weight yarn #4
  • Notions: stitch markers & tapestry needle

Crochet Terms

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

Pattern Notes

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

Instructions

Cow Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Use white yarn.
  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.

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.

Snout

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • tan yarn

Rnd 1: Ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 chs, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in 9 chs, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, hdc 7, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc 7, 2 hdc in last 2 sts, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 3 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in next 6 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in last 3 sts, join (42 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 4 sts, hdc 13, 2 hdc in next 8 sts, hdc 13, 2 hdc in last 4 sts, join (58 stitches)

Stop here for the baby size.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 5 sts, hdc 19, 2 hdc in next 10 sts, hdc 19, 2 hdc in last 5 sts, join (78 stitches)

Sew the snout onto the hat.

Nostrils

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

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

Sew the nostrils to the snout.

Spots

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 dc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (18 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc, 2 hdc, sl st, 2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc, sl st, 2 hdc, 2 dc, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc, dc, 2 hdc, hdc, sl st, 2 sc, sc, 2 dc, dc, 2 sc, sc, sl st, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 dc, dc, join (23 stitches)

Sew the spots onto the hat as seen in the pictures.

Eyes

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

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

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

Sew the eyes to the hat.

Horns

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • tan yarn
  • make 2

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 6 sc, join with sl st to the top of the first sc (6 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 sc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Stop after round 8 for the baby size.

Rnds 3-10: Ch 1, sc in each st, join

Lightly stuff the horns with fiber fill and sew to the top of the hat.

Ears

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

Row 1: Ch 5, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (3 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc, turn (5 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc, turn (8 stitches)

Rows 4-6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Sew the ears onto the hat.

Smile

Use black yarn to sew a smile onto the snout.

crochet cow hat

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