Crochet Lion Hat Pattern

Embrace the wild side of crochet with my Crochet Lion Hat Pattern, tailored for all sizes from baby to adult.

This playful crochet beanie pattern will guide you in crafting a cozy and whimsical lion-themed hat, perfect for adding a roar of warmth and fun to your winter wardrobe. 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 Lion 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 Lion Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet lion 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 LION HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Lion 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 lion hat being made

Lion Snout Pattern

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

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next st*, join (27 stitches)

Sew the snout pieces to the front of the hat. Make sure they are centered.

crochet lion hat being made

Lion Nose Pattern

Row 1: Ch 7, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (5 stitches)

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

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

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

Sew the nose to the hat just above the snout.

crochet lion hat being made

Lion Eyes Pattern

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.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Sew the eyes to the face.

Lion Ears Pattern

Row 1: Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (6 stitches)

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

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc2tog (3 stitches)

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

Sew the ears to the hat.

crochet lion hat being made

Lion Smile and Whiskers Instructions

Use black yarn to add a smile and whiskers.

Lion Mane Instructions

Tie pieces of brown yarn around the hat and trim.

crochet lion hat being made
crochet lion hat

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