Cute Crochet Tiger Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m so thrilled to share my crochet tiger hat pattern with you! This fun and fierce hat is designed for all sizes, from baby to adult, so everyone in the family can unleash their inner tiger.

With its bold stripes and cute little ears, this hat is perfect for adding some wild style to your wardrobe. It’s an easy pattern to follow, making it great for beginners. Let’s get started and crochet a tiger hat that’s sure to bring out the roar in everyone who wears it! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Tiger 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 black, white, and orange.
  • 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.

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Crochet Tiger 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
Tiger Hat Size Chart

Gauge

15 stitches & 9 rows = 4 inches

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.

Crochet Tiger Hat Pattern Instructions

Tiger Hat Pattern

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • start with orange yarn
  • switch to black yarn for every third round
  • 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 Tiger Hat Pattern Continued

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

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Toddler Size Tiger 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 Tiger 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 Tiger 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

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 11 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (11 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (33 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (44 stitches)

Sew the snout to the front of the hat. Make sure it is centered.

Nose Pattern

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • black yarn

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

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

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

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

Sew the nose to the top of 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 hdc, join with sl st to the top of the first dc (9 stitches)

Use scrap pieces of white yarn to add the eye sparkle.

Sew the eyes to the hat.

Outer Ear Pattern

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

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

Rows 2-5: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog (5 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

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

Inner Ear Pattern

  • 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.

Use white yarn and sew through the sc border of the inner ear and the front loops only of the sc border of the outer ear. This will help hide the yarn color.

Sew the ears to the hat.

Smile & Whiskers Instructions

Use black yarn to sew a smile and whiskers onto the hat.

Finishing your Crochet Tiger Hat Pattern

Weave in all of your ends.

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