Easy Crochet Dog Hat Pattern

Get ready to unleash your creativity with my free and easy Crochet Dog Hat Pattern! Designed for three sizes—toddler, child, and adult—this cute crochet project is perfect for all skill levels.

Whether you’re making it for a small child or a fellow dog lover, my easy pattern has you covered. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

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Crochet Dog Hat Size Chart

SizeCrownCircumferenceHeight
Toddler6 inches18-19 inches6.75 inches
Child6.5 inches19-20 inches7 inches
Adult7 inches20-23 inches7.75 inches
Crochet Dog Hat Size Chart
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Crochet Gauge

15 stitches = 4 inches and 9 rows = 4 inches

  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • Join in the round with a slip stitch to the first stitch made in that round. 
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and working from the top of the hat down.
  • You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last round. 
  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side

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CROCHET DOG HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Rounds 1-8 are the same for all sizes.

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)

Continue for Toddler Size

Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

Rnds 10– 18: Repeat round 9 (60 stitches)

Continue for Child Size

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)

Continue for Adult Size

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)

Earflaps

First Earflap Placement

Begin your first ear flap where you finished the hat.

Second Earflap Placement

earflaps
SizeFront of HatBack of Hat
Toddlerleave 18 stitches in frontleave 14 stitches in back
Childleave 20 stitches in frontleave 16 stitches in back
Adultleave 22 stitches in frontleave 18 stitches in back

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 14, turn (14 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 10 sts, sc2tog, turn (12 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (12 stitches)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 8 sts, sc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (10 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 6 sts, sc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

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

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

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 2 sts, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 12: Ch 1, sc2togsc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 13: sc2tog (1 stitch)

After you make both ear flaps, single crochet around entire hat and both ear-flaps.

Braids

  1. Cut fourteen 30” strands of yarn.
  2. Fold the strands in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap. Use your crochet hook to help.
  3. Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.
  4. Divide the strands into three sections and braid. Repeat for 2nd braid.
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Ears

Outer Ear

Make 2 in Medium brown yarn

Inner Ear

Make 2 in Light brown yarn

G/4 mm crochet hook

Row 1: Ch 10, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook, hdc in next 7 chs, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each st, turn (8 stitches)

Rows 3- 6: repeat row 2, turn (8 stitches)

Row 7: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 4 sts, hdc2tog (6 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in 2 sts, hdc2tog (4 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc2tog (2 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 2, hdc2tog (1 stitch)

Loosely continue to sc around each ear. 

Use a tapestry needle to sew the inner and outer ears together.

Sew the inner and outer ears together through the single crochet borders.

Work through the back loops on the inner ear and the front loops on the outer ear.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the ears onto the hat.

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Eye Patch

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Use a G/4 mm crochet hook & light brown yarn.

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

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *2 hdc, hdc in next st*, join (27 stitches)

Rnd 4: (do not chain) sc, hdc, dc, tc in next 3 sts, dc, hdc, loosely sc in rem 19 sts, join (27 stitches)

Fasten off and use a tapestry needle to sew the eye patch onto the hat.

Eyes

Make 2

G/4 mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: With black yarn, magic circle, ch 2, 9 hdc, join with a sl st using the white yarn (9 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Sew a “twinkle” on the eyes in white yarn and then sew the eyes onto the hat.

Nose

G/4 mm crochet hook

Row 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in rem 4 chs, turn (5 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (5 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn (3 stitches)

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

Row 5: Ch 1, sc3tog and continue to sc around entire nose. 

Use a tapestry needle to sew the nose onto the hat.

Smile & Whiskers

Lastly, use a tapestry needle and black yarn to sew a smile and whisker spots onto the dog hat. 

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