Easy Crochet Monkey Hat Pattern for Beginners

Unleash your inner cheekiness with my Crochet Monkey Hat Pattern, designed for all sizes, baby to adult. This playful pattern will guide you in creating an adorable monkey-themed hat. It is the perfect for adding a touch of fun and warmth to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Monkey Hat Pattern

This easy monkey hat pattern is perfect for all skill levels. It’s a simple design that uses only basic crochet stitches and includes detailed instructions. It’s a great project for practicing your crochet skills.

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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, eyes, ears, nose)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn in brown, tan, 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.

Crochet Monkey 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
Crochet Monkey Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

Supplies

  • Hook: I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (hat)
  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook (face, eyes, ears, & nose)
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn in brown, tan, black, and white
  • Notions: tapestry needle & stitch markers

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rem = remaining

Pattern Notes

  • Join in the round with slip st. 
  • Repeat instructions between the asterisks (*) for the rest of the round.
  • The pattern is worked in the round from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make your hat longer or shorter by making more or less rounds.
  • The pattern is written in US terms.
  • Rounds 1-5 are the same for all sizes

Instructions

Crochet the hat

Use brown yarn.

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 the face

Use tan yarn.

Rnd 1: Ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 chs, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in 9 chs, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, hdc 7, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc 7, 2 hdc in last 2 sts, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 3 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in next 6 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in last 3 sts, join (42 stitches)

Stop here for the baby size.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 4 sts, hdc 13, 2 hdc in next 8 sts, hdc 13, 2 hdc in last 4 sts, join (58 stitches)

pictures tutorial to make the face section for Lovable Loops crochet monkey hat pattern

Crochet the nose

Use brown yarn.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in last ch, join (10 stitches)

Fasten off and sew the nose onto the face. Then, sew the face onto the hat.

Crochet the eye patches

Use tan yarn.

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

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

Stop here for the baby size.

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

Crochet the eyes

Use black yarn.

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join and fasten off (9 stitches)

Use scraps of white yarn to add the eye “sparkle”.

Sew the pupils onto the eye patches. Then, sew the eyes onto the hat.

Crochet the ears

Use brown yarn.

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

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

Stop here for the baby size.

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

Sew the ears onto the hat. The ears should be in line with the eyes.

Adding the smile

Use a piece of black yarn to sew a smile on the face.

Finishing

Weave in all of your ends.

crochet monkey hat

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