Easy Crochet Deer Hat Pattern

Embrace the beauty of nature with my crochet deer hat pattern—a perfect blend of warmth and wilderness-inspired charm! This cute crochet pattern is designed to fit all sizes, from baby to adult, making it a fun crochet hat for everyone.

Let’s dive into this creative project together and crochet deer hats that capture the essence of the great outdoors! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

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Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

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Crochet Deer Hat Size Chart

Hat SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
0-3 Months4.5 inches13-14 inches5 inches
3-6 Months5 inches14-15 inches5.5 inches
6-12 Months5.5 inches16-17 inches6.25 inches
Toddler6 inches18-19 inches6.75 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches7.75 inches
Crochet Deer Hat Size Chart
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Crochet Deer Hat Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet deer hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

Crochet the first five rounds of the hat. Your swatch should measure close to 4.5 inches across the middle. If it does, your gauge matches mine.

If your swatch is larger than 4.5 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

If your swatch is smaller than 4.5 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger crochet hook.

Crochet Pattern Notes

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • Leave a long yarn tail for weaving in when you make your 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.
  • This crochet deer hat is worked from the top down.
  • If needed, you can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row.
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Related Crochet Patterns

If you like this crochet Deer Hat pattern, you may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Turkey Hat, Dinosaur Hat, and Owl Hat free crochet hat patterns.

Crochet Terms

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

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CROCHET DEER HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

0-3 Months Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Rnds 7– 13: Repeat round 6 (48 stitches)

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off(48 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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3-6 Months Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *2 dc, dc in next 11 sts*, join (52 stitches)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Rnds 8– 15: Repeat round 7 (52 stitches)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (52 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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6-12 Months Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

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)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (56 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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Toddler Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

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– 18: Repeat round 9 (60 stitches)

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (60 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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Child Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

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)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (64 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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Adult Size Deer Hat

I/5.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: tan

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)

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, *2 dc, dc in next 15 sts*, join (68 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (68 stitches)

Rnds 12– 21: Repeat round 11 (68 stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (68 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

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Snout

crochet deer hat snout

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join (11 stitches)

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

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next 5 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in rem 2 sts, join and fasten off (32 stitches)

Nose

crochet deer hat nose

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 9 dc, join (9 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in next 4 sts, sc, sl st in next 2 sts, sc, join and fasten off

Sew the nose onto the top of the snout and add the smile. Sew the snout onto the hat. Make sure everything is centered.

Eye Patches

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 1, sc in same st, sc , sc, hdc, hdc, dc, (dc-ch 1-dc), dc, hdc, hdc, sc in rem 23 sts, join and fasten off

Eyes

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Start with black yarn

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 6 hdc, join (6 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (18 stitches)

Join green yarn

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in 9 sts, TURN

Join white yarn

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st, hdc, dc, dc, (dc-ch 1-dc), dc, dc, hdc, sc, fasten off

Use a tapestry needle and white yarn to add the “eye sparkle” to the corners of the eyes. I simply threaded the yarn back and forth 2-3 times.

Sew eyes onto eye patches and sew eye patches onto hat, centered to the sides and above the snout. See pictures for reference.

Ears

crochet deer hat ear

Outer Ear

crochet deer hat ear

Row 1: Ch 3, sc in each ch, turn (2 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

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

Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4 sts, sc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, continue to sc around entire ear

Inner Ear

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Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn (2 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

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

Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4 sts, sc2tog, turn (6 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog and fasten off leaving a long tail

Sew the inner ear onto the outer ear through the front loops of the sc border of the outer ear.

Sew the ears onto each side of the hat just above the row where you attached the eyes.

Antlers

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Main Section

Make 2

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 4 hdc, join (4 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Rnds 3- 11: Ch 2, hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Stop here for 0-3 months – 6-12 months sizes.

Rnds 12 & 13: Ch 2, hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Larger Side Piece

Make 2

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 4 hdc, join (4 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Rnds 3- 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Smaller Side Piece

Make 2

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 4 hdc, join (4 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Rnds 3- 5: Ch 2, hdc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Stuff each side piece with poly fil. Sew one larger and one smaller side piece onto the main pieces. Then, stuff the main piece with poly fil.

crochet deer hat antler
crochet deer hat antler
crochet deer hat antler

Sew the antlers onto the hat two rounds down from the middle. See pictures for reference.

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