Cute Crochet Elephant Hat Pattern for Beginners

Embark on a crochet adventure with my Crochet Elephant Hat Pattern, designed for all sizes, from baby to adult. This cute crochet beanie pattern will lead you on a creative journey to craft an adorable elephant-themed hat, perfect for adding a touch of cozy charm to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Elephant Hat Pattern

This pattern is great for beginners. It’s a fantastic way to practice your crochet skills while creating something super cute and unique.

Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size:
    I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
    H-8 5 mm crochet hook (face parts: toddler-adult sizes)
    G-6 4 mm crochet hook (face parts: baby size)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in black, white, gray, and pink.
  • 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.

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Crochet Elephant 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
Elephant Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches

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.

Crochet Elephant Hat Pattern Instructions

Elephant Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • use gray 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 Elephant Hat Pattern Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Elephant Hat Pattern 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 Elephant Hat Pattern 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 Elephant Hat Pattern 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.

Trunk Pattern

  • G-6 4 mm crochet hook baby size
  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook toddler, child, and adult sizes
  • gray yarn

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 6 sts, turn (7 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in 5 sts, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in 4 sts, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (5 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, 2 hdc, turn (5 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, 2 hdc, turn (5 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 2, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc2tog (3 stitches)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the trunk to the hat.

Eyes Pattern

  • G-6 4 mm crochet hook baby size
  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook toddler, child, and adult sizes
  • black yarn
  • make 2

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

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

Sew the eyes to the hat.

Outer Ear Pattern

  • G-6 4 mm crochet hook baby size
  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook toddler, child, and adult sizes
  • gray yarn
  • make 2

Row 1: Ch 16, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (14 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 12 sts, 2 hdc, turn (16 stitches)

Rows 3-8: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (16 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 12 sts, hdc2tog, turn (14 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 10 sts, hdc2tog, turn (12 stitches)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear Pattern

  • G-6 4 mm crochet hook baby size
  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook toddler, child, and adult sizes
  • pink yarn
  • make 2

Row 1: Ch 14, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (12 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 10 sts, 2 hdc, turn (14 stitches)

Rows 3-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (14 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 10 sts, hdc2tog, turn (12 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 8 sts, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Single crochet around the entire shape and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the inner and outer ears together.

Use pink yarn and sew through the sc border of the inner ear and the front loops only of the sc border of the outer ear. This will help hide the yarn color.

Sew the ears to the hat. Make sure they are an equal distance from the top of the hat.

Smile Instructions

Use pink yarn to sew a smile onto the hat.

Finishing your Crochet Elephant Hat Pattern

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