Crochet Lion Hat Pattern for Beginners

Embrace the wild side of crochet with my Crochet Lion Hat Pattern, designed for all sizes from baby to adult. This cute crochet beanie pattern will guide you in crafting a cozy and fun 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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Free Crochet Lion 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 golden yellow, brown, black, and white.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: 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 Lion 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
Lion Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches & 9 rows = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet decrease
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rnd/rnds = round/rounds

Pattern Notes

  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes.
  • Repeat the instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer by repeating the last round. 
  • Unless other instructions are provided, the face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.

Crochet Lion Hat Pattern Instructions

Lion Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • use white yarn
  • rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes
  • leave a long tail for weaving in

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 Lion Hat Pattern Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Lion 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 Lion 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 Lion 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.

Snout Pattern

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

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 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.

Nose Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • black yarn

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.

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.

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

Ears Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • golden yellow yarn
  • make 2

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.

Smile & Whiskers Instructions

Use black yarn to add a smile and whiskers.

Mane Instructions

Tie pieces of brown yarn around the hat and trim.

Finishing your Crochet Lion Hat Pattern

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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