Crochet Giraffe Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m so excited to introduce my crochet giraffe hat pattern! This fun and adorable hat is designed for all sizes, from baby to adult, so everyone can enjoy a bit of safari style.

With its cute giraffe ears and spots, this hat is perfect for adding a touch of the wild to your wardrobe. Let’s get started and crochet a giraffe hat that’s sure to bring smiles to everyone who wears it! 

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Free Crochet Giraffe Hat Pattern

This is an easy pattern to follow, making it 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)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in golden yellow, tan, brown, black, and white.
  • 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 Giraffe 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
Giraffe 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.

Crochet Giraffe Hat Pattern Instructions

Giraffe Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Use golden yellow 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 Giraffe Hat Pattern Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Giraffe 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 Giraffe 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 Giraffe 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.

Snout Pattern

  • 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)

☞ Stop here for the baby size. Continue to round 4 for the toddler, child, and adult sizes.

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)

Sew the snout onto the hat.

Nostrils Pattern

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

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 9 hdc, join and fasten off (9 stitches)

Sew the nostrils onto the snout.

Eyes Pattern

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join and fasten off (9 stitches)

Use scraps of white yarn to add the eye “sparkle”.

Sew the eyes onto the hat.

Ossicles (horns) Pattern

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

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

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, hdc in each each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, fasten off (8 stitches)

Sew the ossicones onto the hat.

Ears Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • golden yellow 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 in next st, 2 hdc, turn (5 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (5 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc, turn (7 stitches)

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

Row 6: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc, turn (9 stitches)

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

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

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

Sew the ears onto the hat.

Smile Instructions

Use black yarn to sew a smile onto the hat.

Finishing your Crochet Giraffe Hat Pattern

Weave in all of your ends.

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