seal hat crochet pattern

Seal Hat

Seal Hat

AUGUST 22, 2018

free seal hat crochet pattern

We are in Wildwood, NJ this week for our family vacation and I have been working on some hat designs while sitting on the beach. I decided to design another hat after one of those adorable Beanie Boos that we are seeing in every store and claw machine on the Boardwalk. Icy the White Seal was the inspiration for my Seal Hat.

free seal hat crochet pattern

Special thank you to Ashley and Mark for modeling my hat for me. We found the perfect props for photos on Morey's Adventure Pier!

free seal hat crochet pattern

Ashley modeling my Seal Hat by the shark outside the entrance to the Great White roller coaster.

free seal hat crochet pattern

Mark modeling my Seal Hat in an a piece of retired ride equipment. I was so excited that we actually found a seal for him to sit in!

free seal hat crochet pattern

My oldest, Aidan, would be happy to model for me too. He's just waiting for me to design a Fortnite hat. ūüėČ

Materials

- H 5 mm & I 5.5 mm crochet hooks (I love these Clover hooks!)

- poly fil
- tapestry needles
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in  black, white and royal

Finished Sizes

0/3 months - adult

Gauge

15 dc= 4" and 10 rows= 4"

Notes

-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.free basic beanie crochet pattern

free seal hat crochet pattern

0/3 months

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white  

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‚Äď 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]

free seal hat crochet pattern

3/6 months

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white

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‚Äď 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] free seal hat crochet pattern

6/12 months

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white

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‚Äď 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]

free seal hat crochet pattern

Toddler

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white

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‚Äď 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]

free seal hat crochet pattern

Child

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white

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‚Äď 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]

free seal hat crochet pattern

Adult

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: white

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‚Äď 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]

free seal hat crochet pattern

Snout

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: white

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

You are crocheting in the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, 11  dc, join [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each 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, 2 dc in next st, dc in 14 sts, 2 dc in the next three sts, dc in 13 sts, 2 dc in last st, join and fasten off leaving a long tail.

DO NOT attach to the hat. Make the nose first.

Nose

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: black

You are crocheting flat. 

Row 1: chain 6, sc in second ch from hook and each rem chain, turn [5]

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [5]

Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, turn [3]

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

Row 5: sc3tog and sc around entire nose, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto snout.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the nose onto the top of the snout. Make sure the snout is positioned so that the groups of double crochets are on the left and right sides. Use more black yarn to add the smile and the line that connects the smile and nose.

free seal hat crochet pattern

You can now sew the snout onto the hat. Make sure it is centered and that your join seam is in the back.

Eyes

Crochet hook:  H 5 mm
Yarn: black

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

You are crocheting in the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, 9 hdc, join [9]

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

switch to yarn royal yarn

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st*, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat [27]

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.

free seal hat crochet pattern

Sew the eyes onto the hat at each side of the snout. Use more black yarn to add the "eyebrows".

You are almost done. Now you just need to add the whiskers. Use a tapestry needle and black yarn to add three whiskers to each side of the nose. Make sure the whiskers are angled down.

free seal hat crochet pattern

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

free seal hat crochet pattern

My adorable inspiration!


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. I am still waiting for a reply re: how to download and copy a few of your free patterns. Nothing seems to copy and I am not always next to my computer to work off of that. I have subscribed but it doesn’t seem to change anything. A little help would be appreciated.

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      Hi Lori,

      I apologize for the delay in my response. Here is my response to your comment on my Goat Hat in case you check there:

      Hi Lori,

      Wow! That’s so cool that you live in Alaska! My husband has a cousin that lives there. He loves it. All of my patterns are free but unfortunately, at this time, I don’t have them available in a downloadable format. An option would be to copy and paste into a word document and print from there, or, maybe you could print directly from your browser? I’m sorry that I’m not more help with this.

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