Crochet Koala Bear Hat Pattern

Get ready to go ‘down under’ with my Crochet Koala Bear Hat Pattern, designed to bring the adorable charm of these iconic marsupials to crafters of all ages, from baby joeys to grown-up koala enthusiasts.

Craft your very own koala-themed hat with this pattern, featuring cute koala ears, and stay cozy in style while embracing the spirit of the Australian bush. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Crochet Koala Bear Hat

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 Koala Bear 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 Koala Bear Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet koala bear 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. 
  • Unless other instructions are provided, the face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes.
  • 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 Koala Bear Hat

CROCHET KOALA BEAR HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Koala Bear 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.

Koala Bear Nose Pattern

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

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

Rows 3-4: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

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

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog (1 stitch)

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

Crochet Koala Bear Hat

Koala Bear 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 Koala Bear Hat

Koala Bear Ears Pattern

Baby Size Ears

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

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 4 sts, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog (4 stitches)

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

Toddler, Child & Adult Size Ears

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

Rows 2-6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (14 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 6 sts, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog (4 stitches)

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

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

Crochet Koala Bear Hat

Koala Bear Smile Instructions

Use black yarn to sew a smile onto the hat.

Crochet Koala Bear Hat

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