Crochet Hippo Hat Pattern

Embark on a crochet adventure with my latest design, the Crochet Hippo Hat Pattern.

Designed for all ages, from baby hippos to adults, this charming crochet hat pattern lets you create cozy and endearing hats that will bring smiles to everyone’s faces. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Hippo Hat Size Chart

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
Crochet Hippo Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet hippo hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round. 
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

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CROCHET HIPPO HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Hippo Hat Pattern

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.

crochet hippo hat

Hippo Snout Pattern

Rnd 1: Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in 5 chs, join (14 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, hdc 3, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc 3, 2 hdc in last 2 sts, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 3 sts, hdc 5, 2 hdc in next 6 sts, hdc 5, 2 hdc in last 3 sts, join (34 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 9, 2 hdc in next 8 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in last 4 sts, join (50 stitches)

Sew the snout to the hat.

crochet hippo hat

Hippo Nostrils Pattern

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

Sew the nostrils to the snout.

crochet hippo hat

Hippo Eyes Pattern

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.

crochet hippo hat

Hippo Ears Pattern

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 1 st, 2 hdc, turn (5 stitches)

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

Row 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 5 sts, 2 hdc, turn (9 stitches)

Rows 5 & 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (9 stitches)

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

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

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 1 st, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc3tog, turn (1 stitch)

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

Sew the ears to the hat.

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Hippo Smile Instructions

Use black yarn to sew a smile to the snout.

crochet hippo hat
crochet hippo hat

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