moose hat crochet pattern

Moose Hat

Crochet Moose Hat Free Pattern

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

I designed the crochet moose hat as a winter pattern since it's a bit of a holiday animal, isn't it? Of course, you could enjoy wearing this hat any time of year.

Crochet Moose Hat Antlers

It was very important to me to design antlers that are able to stand up on their own. I also wanted them to be distinguishable from deer antlers. It took me quite a few attempts but I am happy with how they finally turned out. I hope you agree! The crochet moose hat was one of my ore challenging designs to come up with as a result of this attention to detail, and I think it's well worth that effort.

Build Crochet Skills With This Hat

Most of my crochet animal hats are very simple. Because of those antlers, the crochet moose hat is just slightly more difficult than the others. I've provided all of the information that you need in order to complete the hat, though. So, this presents a perfect opportunity to stretch your skills a little bit.

I'd love to see pictures of your own creations! Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

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

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

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]

Rnd 23: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [68]

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

(make 2)

Rnd 1: magic ring, 6 sc, join [6]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, sc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, sc in rem 2 sts, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto muzzle. [8]

Use a  tapestry needle to sew nostrils onto muzzle as seen in picture.

Tool: tapestry needle
Yarn: dark brown

Use a  tapestry needle to sew a smile onto the moose as seen in picture.

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: light brown

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]

Continue this pattern for 0/3 months - 6/12 months sizes. 

Rnd 5: ch 2, dc 12, hdc, sc 8, hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 8, hdc, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

Continue this pattern for toddler- adult sizes.

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts*, join [55]

Rnd 6: ch 2, dc 15, hdc, sc 10, hdc, dc 15, hdc, sc 11, hdc, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

After sewing on the nostrils and smile, use a tapestry needle to sew muzzle onto hat. Make sure the bottom is positioned on the last round of the hat. Keep the muzzle centered below the magic circle.

Crochet hook: G 4 mm
Yarn: black & white

(make 2)

Begin with black  yarn.

Rnd 1: magic ring, 9 hdc, join

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in 4 sts and continue to sc around entire eye (including the 4 hdc), join to first sc and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

Use a  tapestry needle to sew eyes onto hat as seen in picture. The eyes should be positioned closer together than the nostrils.

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

(make 2)

Row 1: chain 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch, turn [6]

Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc, sc in 4, 2 sc, turn [8]

Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 4: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [8]

Row 5: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, turn [6]

Row 6: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [6]

Row 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, turn [4]

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [4]

Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn [2]

Row 10: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [2]

Row 11: ch 1, sc2tog and continue to sc around entire ear. Join and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

Use a  tapestry needle to sew ears onto hat. They should be fairly close together (I attached mine on rounds 3 and 4).

Crochet hook: G 4 mm
Yarn: buff

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

(make 2 of each piece)

Main Piece

chain 14 and join in the round

Rnd 1: ch 2, hdc in each ch, join [14]

Rnd 2: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 6 sts*, join [16]

Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [16]

Rnd 4: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 7 sts*, join [18]

Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [18]

Rnd 6: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next 8 sts*, join [20]

Rnd 7: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [20]

Rnd 8: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 16 sts, join [18]

Rnd 9: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 14 sts, join [16]

Rnd 10: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 12 sts, join [14]

Rnd 11: ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog, hdc in 10 sts, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew shut. [12]

free moose hat crochet pattern

Use a  tapestry needle to sew the end shut (the end where you left off, not your beginning chain).

free moose hat crochet pattern

free moose hat crochet pattern

Fill the antler with poly fil.

free moose hat crochet pattern

Small Point

Rnd 1: magic ring, 4 hdc, join [4]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [8]

Rnd 4: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in 1 st*, join [12]

Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [12]

Large Point

Rnd 1: magic ring, 4 hdc, join [4]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [8]

Rnd 4: ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in 1 st*, join [12]

Rnd 5: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [12]

Rnd 6: ch 2, hdc in each st, join [12]

free moose hat crochet pattern

Fill the points with poly fil.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the larger point onto the top (the flat end) of the main piece. It should be positioned at the end, where you finished sewing the main piece shut.

free moose hat crochet pattern

free moose hat crochet pattern

free moose hat crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle to sew the smaller point onto the top of the antler positioned as seen in the picture.

free moose hat crochet pattern

Tool: any size crochet hook
Yarn: light brown

Cut small strips of yarn. Fold each strip in half and use a crochet hook to pull the loop under a stitch (you are working in the area between the ears).free moose hat crochet pattern

Pull the yarn ends through the loop, pull tight and tie the two yarn ends in a knot. free moose hat crochet pattern

When you are done, trim the yarn ends so that the "hair" stays standing up.

You are done! I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

If you do like my crochet moose hat pattern, then you'll probably like my other animal hats as well. Find my other animals hats crochet patterns here. For example, you might also like the panda bear crochet hatteddy bear crochet hat, and lion crochet hat patterns.


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.

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