Crochet Zebra Hat Pattern for Beginners

Unlock your wild side with my Crochet Zebra Hat Pattern, designed to fit all sizes from baby to adult. This cute crochet beanie pattern will lead you on a creative journey to craft a cozy zebra-themed hat, perfect for adding a touch of charm to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Zebra 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, gray, 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 Zebra 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
Zebra 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

Zebra Hat

  • I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • start with white yarn
  • with 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 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.

Snout

  • H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • gray yarn

Rnd 1: Ch 8, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 4 chs, 4 hdc in last ch, you will finish the round by working in the backside of the chs, hdc in 5 chs, join (14 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 2 sts, hdc 3, 2 hdc in next 4 sts, hdc 3, 2 hdc in last 2 sts, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 3 sts, hdc 5, 2 hdc in next 6 sts, hdc 5, 2 hdc in last 3 sts, join (34 stitches)

☞ Stop here for the baby size. Continue to round 4 for the toddler, child, and adult sizes.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in first 4 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in next 8 sts, hdc 9, 2 hdc in last 4 sts, join (50 stitches)

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

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 dc (9 stitches)

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

Sew the eyes to the hat.

Outer Ear

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

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

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

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc, turn (8 stitches)

Rows 4-7: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (5 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc3tog (1 stitch)

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

Inner Ear

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

Row 1: Ch 4, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in the next ch, turn (2 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc, 2 hdc, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in 2 sts, 2 hdc, turn (6 stitches)

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

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog (1 stitch)

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

Sew the inner and outer ears together.

Use black 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. Make sure they are an equal distance from the top of the hat.

Nostrils & Smile

Use pink and black yarn to sew nostrils and a smile onto the snout.

Finishing

Weave in all of your ends.

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