Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern

Roar into your next project with my Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern, a playful and free design that everyone will love.

This easy crochet pattern is perfect for crafters of all skills, especially beginners looking to crochet their first animal hat.

Available in toddler, child, and adult sizes, this crochet beanie pattern brings a prehistoric twist to the classic beanie.

With my step-by-step guide, you can make a dino-mite hat for every member of your herd.

My free crochet beanie pattern is not only fun but also a fantastic way to dive into crochet for beginners.

Whether you’re looking for a cute costume piece or just a whimsical winter warmer, my crochet beanie patterns are sure to be a hit.

So grab your hooks and let’s get started on these easy crochet patterns that are bound to get some toothy grins! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

crochet dinosaur hat

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This crochet hat pattern uses basic stitches, repetitive stitches, minimal color changes, and simple shaping & finishing.

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Dinosaur Hat Size Chart

CircumferenceHeight
Toddler18-19 inches7 inches
Child19-20 inches7.5 inches
Adult20-23 inches8 inches
Crochet Dinosaur Hat Size Chart
crochet dinosaur hat

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet hat pattern. Please check your gauge before you begin.

14 double crochet= 4 inches
9 rows of double crochet= 4 inches

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Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain. This chain does not count as your first stitch. 
  • At the end of each round, you’ll join your yarn with a slip stitch (sl st) to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round.
  • Dinosaur hat is worked from the top down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row.

Related Crochet Patterns

If you are a dinosaur lover, you may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Bulky Dino Hat, Basic Beanie, and HDC Beanie free crochet hat patterns.

Or, you may like one of my crochet blanket patterns– my Brontosaurus Crochet Blanket or my c2c Crochet Dinosaurs Blanket.

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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CROCHET DINOSAUR HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Toddler Size

Crochet hook:  I 5.5 mm

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st (11 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next stitch*, join (33 sts)

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

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

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, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 9– 16: Repeat round 8 (56 stitches)

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

crochet dinosaur hat

Child Size

Crochet hook:  I 5.5 mm

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st (11 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next stitch*, join (33 sts)

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

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

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, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 10– 17: Repeat round 9 (60 stitches)

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

crochet dinosaur hat

Adult Size

Crochet hook:  I 5.5 mm

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st (11 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next stitch*, join (33 sts)

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

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 10 sts*, join (48 stitches)

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)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 11– 19: Repeat round 10 (64 stitches)

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Earflap Instructions

Begin the first earflap where you ended the last round of your hat.

Then, refer to the chart and image below for placement of the second earflap.

image showing placement for crochet hat earflaps
SizeFront of HatBack of Hat
Toddlerleave 18 stitches in frontleave 14 stitches in back
Childleave 20 stitches in frontleave 16 stitches in back
Adultleave 22 stitches in frontleave 18 stitches in back

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 12 sts, turn (12 stitches)Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 8 sts, sc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 6 sts, sc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4 sts, sc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog (1 stitch)

Repeat for second earflap and continue to single crochet around entire hat and both ear-flaps using green yarn.

Dinosaur Spikes

Make 4

Crochet hook: G 4 mm

crochet dinosaur hat being made

Instructions between two asterisks (*) should be repeated.

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 2, 6 hdc, join with sl st (6 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join (8 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts*, join (10 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 4 sts*, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts*, join (14 stitches)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 6 sts*, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 7 sts*, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 8 sts*, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 9 sts*, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 10 sts*, join (24 stitches)

Flatten each spike into a triangle shape. You will attach each spike to the hat by sewing the yarn tail through both sides of the spike and around the stitches on the hat.

crochet dinosaur hat being made
crochet dinosaur hat being made
crochet dinosaur hat being made

Braids

Cut seven 30” strands of each of the blue & green yarns for a total of 14 strands for each braid.

Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap. Use your crochet hook to help.

crochet dinosaur hat being made

Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.

Divide the strands into three sections and braid. Repeat for 2nd braid.

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