Crochet Lion Hat Pattern

Roar with creativity as I introduce my crochet lion hat pattern—a fun and cute crochet pattern designed for all sizes, from baby to adult.

This free and easy crochet beanie pattern is perfect for all ages, from the tiniest of cubs to full-grown lions and lionesses. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of safari style to your wardrobe or seeking a fun accessory for a costume, this hat pattern has you covered.

Let’s embark on this crochet adventure together and create lion hats that are as bold and creative as you are! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

crochet lion hat

Crochet Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

crochet lion hat

Crochet Lion 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 Lion Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet lion hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

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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.
  • This crochet 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.

Related Crochet Patterns

You may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Owl Hat, Dinosaur Hat, Dog Hat, and Bear 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
  • blo = back loop only

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CROCHET LION HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

0-3 Months Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 6– 13: ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

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

3-6 Months Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 7– 15: ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

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

6-12 Months Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

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

Toddler Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 9– 18: ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

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

Child Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

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

Adult Size Crochet Lion Hat

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

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)

Rnds 11– 22: ch 2, dc in each st, join (68 stitches)

Rnd 23: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and weave in ends (68 stitches)

Ears Pattern

0-3 Months– 6-12 Months Size Ears

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

Row 1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem of the 5 rem chs, turn (6 stitches)

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

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

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

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

Row 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st and continue to sc around entire ear, join with sl st to top of first sc, finish off leaving a long tail

Sew the wider end onto the hat. Attach each ear about 3 rows down from the center on each side of the hat.

Toddler– Adult Size Ears

I 5.5 mm crochet hook

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the 7 rem chs, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc, sc in 6 sts, 2 sc, turn (10 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 9: ch 1, sc in each st and continue to sc around entire ear, join with sl st to top of first sc, finish off leaving a long tail

Sew the wider end onto the hat. Attach each ear about 3 rows down from the center on each side of the hat.

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Face Pattern

0-3 Months- 6-12 Months Size Face

H 5 mm crochet hook & off-white yarn

Rnd 1: ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc in last ch, (you are working in the round–continue on the other side in the unworked ch loops), sc in next 8 ch loops, 2 sc in last ch loop, join with sl st to top of first sc (20 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last 3 sts, join and fasten off (31 stitches)

Sew to the hat one row above the hat’s brim. Make sure it is centered between the ears.

Toddler- Adult Size Face

H 5 mm crochet hook & off-white yarn

Rnd 1: ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc in last ch, (you are working in the round–continue on the other side in the unworked ch loops), sc in next 8 ch loops, 2 sc in last ch loop, join with sl st to top of first sc (20 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts, join (30 stitches)

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last 4 sts, join and fasten off (39 stitches)

Sew to the hat one row above the hat’s brim. Make sure it is centered between the ears.

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Nose- All Sizes

H 5 mm crochet hook & medium brown yarn

Magic circle, ch 2, 4 dc, 2 tc, ch 4, sl st, ch 3, 2 tc, 4 dc, join to top of first dc, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew onto hat after you have sewed on the face. Position the nose so that the top third of it is above the face.

Mane- All Sizes

Colors: soft gold, light brown, medium brown, and gold

Cut yarn in 6” strips.

Attach to hat by looping the yarn in groups of 4 strands around the stitches on the hat.

I made one row in front of the ears and down the sides and one row behind the ears and down the sides.

Mouth & Whiskers- All Sizes

Using a tapestry needle, sew extra yarn onto the hat to form a mouth, whiskers and to outline the bottom of the nose.

crochet lion hat
crochet lion hat