Easy Crochet Skull Hat Pattern

Get ready to embrace the spirit of Halloween with a touch of crochet magic! I am thrilled to share my free Crochet Skull Hat pattern, designed to bring bone-chilling style to all sizes.

Crochet seamlessly into a world of spooktacular fashion with this beginner-friendly pattern that will have you creating the perfect accessory for the haunted season.

From trick-or-treating to costume parties, this pattern ensures you’ll stand out from the crowd.

So, summon your inner ghoul, grab your crochet hooks, and embark on a bewitching journey of creativity with my free, size-inclusive skull hat pattern.

Let’s crochet your way to hair-raising Halloween style! The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

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Crochet Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Skull 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 Skull Hat Size Chart

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is very important for this crochet hat pattern.

15 dc = 4″ and 10 rows= 4″

Crochet the first five rounds of the the 0-3 Months size hat. It should measure close to 4.5″ across the middle.

If your swatch is larger than 4.5 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller crochet hook.

If your swatch is smaller than 4.5 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger crochet hook.

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.
  • 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.

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Related Crochet Patterns

If you like this crochet Skull hat pattern, you may also like these other crochet patterns for free: Zombie Hat, Frankenstein Hat, and Candy Corn Hat free crochet hat patterns.

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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CROCHET SKULL HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

0-3 Months Size

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, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

Rnds 7– 13: Repeat round 6 (48 stitches)

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

Use a tapestry needle to weave in your ends.

3-6 Months Size

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, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

Rnds 8– 15: Repeat round 7 (52 stitches)

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

Use a tapestry Needle to weave in your ends.

crochet skull hat

6-12 Months Size

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, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

Rnds 9– 16: Repeat round 8 (56 stitches)

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

Use a tapestry Needle to weave in your ends.

Toddler Size

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, dc in each st, join (60 stitches)

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

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

Use a tapestry Needle to weave in your ends.

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Child Size

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, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

Rnds 11– 19: Repeat round 10 (64 stitches)

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

Use a tapestry Needle to weave in your ends.

Adult Size

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)

Rnd 11: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (68 stitches)

Rnds 12– 21: Repeat round 11 (68 stitches)

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off (68 stitches)

Use a tapestry Needle to weave in your ends.

Eyes- All Sizes

Make 2
Crochet hook: H/5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: black

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

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc inc in each st, join and fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat (18 stitches)

Mouth & Nose- All Sizes

Use a tapestry Needle to sew the eyes onto the hat. Sew a nose onto hat as two short lines centered between the eyes.

Sew a mouth onto hat. Make the mouth first and then add the “stitches”.

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