Leprechaun Crochet Top Hat Pattern

Step into the world of crochet with my easy Crochet Top Hat pattern! Designed to fit three sizes—toddler, child, and adult—it’s the perfect accessory for a touch of playful elegance.

While I’ve crafted mine as a leprechaun-themed top hat, the possibilities are endless. With this pattern, you have the creative freedom to explore and craft top hats that suit your unique style and occasions. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

crochet top hat

Crochet Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Finished Crochet Top Hat Sizes

Toddler, Child & Adult

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is very important for this free crochet hat pattern.

 8 stitches = 4 inches

12 rows = 4 inches

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This free crochet hat pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round of this crochet project starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Repeat instructions after asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • This leprechaun top hat is worked in the round and from the top of the hat down.
  • Rounds 1-8 are the same for all sizes.

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If you like this Leprechaun Top Hat pattern, you may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Lass & Lad Hat, Shamrock Hat and Basic Beanie free crochet hat patterns.

crochet top hat

Crochet Terms

  • dc= double crochet
  • hdc= half double crochet
  • sc= single crochet
  • ch= chain
  • ch(s)= chains
  • st= stitch
  • st(s)= stitches
  • rem= remaining
  • dc2tog= double crochet 2 stitches together
  • sc2tog= single crochet 2 stitches together

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CROCHET TOP HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Rounds 1-8 are the same for all sizes.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: Paddy Green

Rnd 1: magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [9]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join [18]

Rnd 3: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join [27]

Rnd 4: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sts*, join [36]

Rnd 5: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sts*, join [45]

Rnd 6: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 4 sts*, join [54]

Rnd 7: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts*, join [63]

Rnd 8: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 6 sts*, join [72]

Continue for Toddler Size Crochet Top Hat

crochet top hat being made

You will be working in the back loops only (blo) only for round 9.

Rnd 9: ch 2, hdc2tog blo, hdc blo in each rem st, join [72]

Rnd 10: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [71]

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [70]

Rnd 12: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [69]

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [68]

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [67]

Rnd 15: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [66]

Rnd 16: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [65]

Rnd 17: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [64]

Rnd 18: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [63]

Rnd 19: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [62]

Rnd 20: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [61]

Rnd 21: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [60]

Rnd 22: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [59]

Rnd 23: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [58]

Switch to Black yarn.

Rnd 24: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [57]

Rnd 25: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [56]

Rnd 26: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [56]

Rnd 27: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [56]

Switch to Paddy Green yarn.

Rnd 28: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [56]

crochet top hat being made

You are now going to start the brim.

You will be working in the front loops only (flo) for round 29.

Rnd 29: ch 2, *2 hdc flo, hdc flo in next 2 sts*, in the last two sts you will (2 hdc, hdc), join [73]

crochet top hat being made

Rnds 30- 32: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [73]

Scroll down to “buckle” section.

Continue for Child Size Crochet Top Hat

Rnd 9: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 7 sts*, join [81]

crochet top hat being made

You will be working in the back loops only (blo) for round 10.

Rnd 10: ch 2, hdc2tog blo, hdc blo in each rem st, join [80]

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [79]

Rnd 12: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [78]

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [77]

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [76]

Rnd 15: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [75]

Rnd 16: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [74]

Rnd 17: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [73]

Rnd 18: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [72]

Rnd 19: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [71]

Rnd 20: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [70]

Rnd 21: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [69]

Rnd 22: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [68]

Rnd 23: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [67]

Rnd 24: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [66]

Rnd 25: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [65]

Rnd 26: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [64]

Switch to Black yarn. 

Rnd 27: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [63]

Rnd 28: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [62]

Rnd 29: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [61]

Rnd 30: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [60]

Switch to Paddy Green yarn.

Rnd 31: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [60]

crochet top hat being made

You are now going to start the brim.

You will be working in the front loops only (flo) for round 32.

Rnd 32: ch 2, *2 hdc flo, hdc flo in next 2 sts*, join [80]

crochet top hat being made

Rnds 33- 35: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [80]

Scroll down to “buckle” section.

Continue for Adult Size Crochet Top Hat

Rnd 9: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 7 sts*, join [81]

Rnd 10: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 8 sts*, join [90]

crochet top hat being made

You will be working in the back loops only (blo) for round 11.

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc2tog blo, hdc blo in each rem st, join [89]

Rnd 12: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [88]

Rnd 13: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [87]

Rnd 14: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [86]

Rnd 15: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [85]

Rnd 16: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [84]

Rnd 17: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [83]

Rnd 18: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [82]

Rnd 19: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [81]

Rnd 20: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [80]

Rnd 21: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [79]

Rnd 22: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [78]

Rnd 23: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [77]

Rnd 24: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [76]

Rnd 25: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [75]

Rnd 26: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [74]

Rnd 27: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [73]

Rnd 28: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [72]

Rnd 29: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [71]

Switch to Black yarn. 

Rnd 30: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [70]

Rnd 31: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [69]

Rnd 32: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [68]

Rnd 33: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [67]

Switch to Paddy Green yarn.

Rnd 34: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in each rem st, join [66]

crochet top hat being made

You are now going to start the brim.

You will be working in the front loops only (flo) for round 35.

Rnd 35: ch 2, *2 hdc flo, hdc flo in next 2 sts*, join [88]

crochet top hat being made

Rnds 36- 38: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [88]

Scroll down to “buckle” section.

Crochet Top Hat Buckle- All Sizes

Chain 20 and join in the round. Be careful not to twist the chain.

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: Gold

crochet top hat being made
crochet top hat being made

The bolded ch 2 spaces will create the corners of your buckle.

Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc in 6 chs, ch 2, hdc in 4 chs, ch 2, hdc in 6 chs, ch 2, hdc in 4 chs, ch 2, join with a slip stitch to the top of the first hdc.

crochet top hat being made
crochet top hat being made
crochet top hat being made

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Use your tapestry needle to sew your buckle to the hat.

crochet top hat
crochet top hat

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