Crochet Koala Bear Hat Pattern for Beginners

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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Free Crochet Koala Bear Hat Pattern

This pattern is great for beginners. I’ve made sure it’s easy to follow, with clear instructions that guide you every step of the way. It’s a fantastic way to practice your crochet skills while creating something super cute and unique.

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Materials Needed

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

Crochet Koala Bear 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
Koala Bear 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.

Instructions

Koala Bear Hat

  • 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 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.

Nose

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

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.

Eyes

  • 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, 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.

Ears

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

Baby size:

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- adult sizes:

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.

Smile

Use black yarn to sew a smile onto the hat.

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