3 Sizes Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern for Beginners

I’m excited to share my latest crochet project with you—a Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern! This fun and cozy hat is perfect for dinosaur lovers of all ages and is written for three sizes: toddler, child, and adult.

Whether you’re making it for a little one or for yourself, this pattern is easy to follow and sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. So grab your yarn and hooks, and let’s start crocheting these adorable dinosaur hats together! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Free Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: I-9 5.5 mm (hat) & G-6 4 mm (spikes)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in blue & green.
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch marker(s): Optional. Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 

Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern

Skill Level

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

Finished Sizes

Toddler, child, & adult

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

Gauge

14 stitches & 9 rows = 4 inches

Crochet Terms

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

Pattern Notes

  • 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. 

Crochet Dinosaur Hat Pattern Instructions

Toddler Size Dinosaur Hat

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.

Child Size Dinosaur Hat

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.

Adult Size Dinosaur Hat

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 image for placement of the second earflap.

Toddler: Leave 18 stitches in the front of the hat & 14 stitches in the back.

Child: Leave 20 stitches in the front of the hat & 16 stitches in the back.

Adult: Leave 22 stitches in the front of the hat & 18 stitches in the back.

earflaps

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 then single crochet around the hat and ear-flaps with green yarn.

Adding the Braids

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

  1. Fold the strands in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap.
  2. Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.
  3. Divide into three sections and braid.

Dinosaur Spikes Pattern

  • G-6 4 mm crochet hook
  • make 4

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.

Finishing

Weave in all of the ends.

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