Adorable Crochet Horse Hat Pattern

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

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Free Crochet Horse 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)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in tan, brown, pink, black, and white
  • Tapestry 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 Horse 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
Horse Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 and H-8
  • Yarn: medium weight
  • Notions: yarn needle & stitch markers

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 Horse Hat Pattern Instructions

Horse Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • tan 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 Horse Hat Pattern Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Horse 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 Horse 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 Horse 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.

Horse Snout Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • brown yarn

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)

Face Stripe Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • white yarn

Baby Size Stripe

Locate the five stitches in the center of the top of the snout. Join your white yarn to the stitch that is on the right hand side.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc 5, turn (5 stitches)

Rows 2-7: Ch 2, hdc 5, turn (5 stitches)

Toddler, Child, and Adult Sizes Stripe

Locate the seven stitches in the center of the top of the snout. Join your white yarn to the stitch that is on the right hand side.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc 7, turn (7 stitches)

Rows 2-10: Ch 2, hdc 7, turn (7 stitches)

Sew the snout and face stripe piece to the front of the hat. Make sure it is centered.

Nostrils Pattern

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

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

Sew the nostrils to 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 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.

Smile Instructions

Use pink or black yarn to add a smile.

Ears Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • tan 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, hdc in each st, turn (3 stitches)

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

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

Row 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 3, 2 hdc, turn (7 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (7 stitches)

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

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

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, 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 to the hat.

Mane Instructions

Add scraps of brown hair between the ears. Make sure the scraps are long enough to cover the top of the face stripe.

Finishing your Crochet Horse Hat Pattern

Weave in all of your ends.

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