Easy Crochet Polar Bear Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m thrilled to introduce my crochet polar bear hat pattern! This cute pattern allows you to create adorable polar bear hats in sizes ranging from baby to adult. Imagine the joy of crafting a cozy, Arctic-inspired hat for a little one in your life or even matching hats for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming gift or just want to add a playful touch to your winter wardrobe, this pattern is perfect. Let’s grab our hooks and yarn, and start this creative adventure together! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Polar 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)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in black, white, and pink.
  • 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 Polar 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
Polar 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

Polar Bear Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Use white 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.

Ears

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • White 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.

Eyes

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Black yarn
  • 2 scraps of white 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.

Cheeks

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Pink yarn
  • Make 2

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

Sew the cheeks to the hat.

Nose

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Black yarn

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc, join with sl st to the top of the first sc (6 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, sc in rem 4 sts, join (16 stitches)

Sew the nose to the hat.

Smile

Use black yarn to sew a smile onto the hat.

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Looking for more Free Crochet Patterns?

You may also like these animal hat patterns: Bee, Giraffe, and Mouse crochet hat patterns. Also check out my crochet Polar Bear applique pattern.

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