Deer Hat

Deer Hat

AUGUST 23, 2018

I have been working on several new animal hat patterns this week while at the beach in Wildwood, NJ. I shared my Seal Hat pattern and now I'm excited to share my Deer Hat pattern. You could easily change the color of the nose to red to make this a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer hat! Enjoy!

Crocheting on the beach!

Mark modeling my Deer Hat for me. Our boy turned 6 this week!

- G 4mmH 5 mm & I 5.5 mm crochet hooks or hook needed to obtain gauge
- poly fil
- tapestry needles
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in  blackwhite, green, brown, tan and cream

0/3 months - adult

15 dc= 4" and 10 rows= 4"

-you are crocheting in the round

-hat is worked from the top down

-the ch 2 at the beginning of each round never counts as your first stitch

CLICK HERE to visit my Basic Beanie pattern for more information on how I size my hats.

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnds 6– 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [48]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [48]

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnds 7– 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [52]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [52]

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [56]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [56]

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 18: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 19: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [64]

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: tan

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnd 10: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts*, join [68]

Rnds 11– 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [68]

If you would like to add ear flaps to your hat, skip the next round and follow the ear flap pattern from my Turkey Hat.

Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [68]

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months
Crochet hook: G 4mm 
Yarn: cream 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: cream

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

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 leaving a long tail [32]

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months 
Crochet hook: G 4mm
Yarn: brown 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: brown 

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

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in next 4 sts, sc, slip stitch in next 2 sts, sc, join and fasten off leaving a long tail

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

(make 2)

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months
Crochet hook: G 4mm 
Yarn: cream 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: cream

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 in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

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 leaving a long tail.

(make 2)

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months
Crochet hook: G 4mm 
Yarn: black 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: black 

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

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 6 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [6]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [12]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join [18]

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.

Outer Ear

(make two)

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months
Crochet hook: G 4mm hook
Yarn: tan 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: tan 

Row 1: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn [2]

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn [4]

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [4]

Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn [6]

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [6]

Row 6: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn [8]

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4 sts, sc2tog, turn [6]

Row 10: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [6]

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn [4]

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

Inner Ear

(make 2)

Sizes 0/3- 6/12 months
Crochet hook: G 4mm 
Yarn: cream 

Sizes toddler- adult
Crochet hook: H 5mm 
Yarn: cream

Row 1: ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, turn [2]

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st, turn [4]

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [4]

Row 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn [6]

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [6]

Row 6: ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in last st, turn [8]

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4 sts, sc2tog, turn [6]

Row 10: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [6]

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn [4]

Row 12: ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn [2]

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

Sew the inner ear onto the outer ear through the front loops (so you don't see it from the back) 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.

Main Piece

(make 2)

Crochet hook: H 5mm
Yarn: brown

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 4 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [4]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [8]

Rnds 3- 11: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [8]

stop here for 0/3 months - 6/12 months sizes

Rnds 12 & 13: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [8]

Larger Side Piece

(make 2)

Crochet hook: H 5mm
Yarn: brown

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 4 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [4]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [8]

Rnds 3- 6: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [8]

Smaller Side Piece

(make 2)

Crochet hook: H 5mm
Yarn: brown

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 4 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [4]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join [8]

Rnds 3- 5: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each rem st, join [8]

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.

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

That's it! You are done! I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram or Facebook lovable_loops if you make your own!


All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

Comments 2

  1. Are you sure on the 18 rounds for a toddler. I am at 15 rounds and it is 7.5 inches. Maybe it should be HDC not DC?? I’M CONFUSED

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