Crochet Zebra Hat Pattern

Unlock your wild side with my Crochet Zebra Hat Pattern, designed to fit all sizes from baby to adult.

This striking crochet beanie pattern will lead you on a creative journey to craft a cozy zebra-themed hat, perfect for adding a touch of monochromatic charm to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in rounds.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Zebra Hat Size Chart

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 Zebra Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round. 
  • Unless other instructions are provided, the face pieces are the same pattern for all sizes.
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

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CROCHET ZEBRA HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Zebra Hat Pattern

  • I/5.5 mm crochet hook
  • start with white 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 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 zebra hat being made

Zebra Snout Pattern

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.

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Zebra Eyes Pattern

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.

crochet zebra hat being made

Zebra Outer Ear Pattern

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.

Zebra Inner Ear Pattern

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.

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Sew the ears to the hat. Make sure they are an equal distance from the top of the hat.

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Zebra Nostrils and Smile Instructions

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

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