Crochet Turkey Hat Pattern

Gobble up the holiday spirit with my free and easy Crochet Turkey Hat Pattern, just in time for Thanksgiving! This festive pattern is written for all sizes, from baby to adult.

Whether you’re an experienced crocheter or just starting out, my step-by-step instructions make it a breeze to create this adorable Thanksgiving turkey hat. The free crochet pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

Skill Level

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

Crochet Project Materials

Crochet Turkey 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 Turkey Hat Size Chart
crochet turkey hat

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet turkey hat pattern.

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 TURKEY HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

0-3 Months Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Scroll down for earflap instructions.

3-6 Months Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Now, scroll down for earflap instructions.

6-12 Months Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Now, scroll down for earflap instructions.

Toddler Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Now, scroll down for earflap instructions.

Child Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Now, scroll down for earflap instructions.

Adult Size

Crochet hook: I/5.5 mm
Yarn: brown

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)

Now, scroll down for earflap instructions.

Crochet Turkey Hat Earflap Instructions

image showing placement for crochet hat earflaps

Begin the first earflap where you ended the last round of your hat.

Then, refer to the chart and image below for placement of the second earflap.

SizeFront of HatBack of Hat
0-3 Monthsleave 16 stitches in frontleave 12 stitches in back
3-6 Monthsleave 16 stitches in frontleave 12 stitches in back
6-12 Monthsleave 18 stitches in frontleave 14 stitches in back
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

0-3 Months Earflaps

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

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 6 sts, sc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog (1 stitch)

Repeat for second earflap and continue to single crochet around entire hat and both ear-flaps.

3-6 and 6-12 Months Earflaps

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

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in 8 sts, sc2tog, turn (10 stitches)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog (1 stitch)

Repeat for second earflap and continue to single crochet around entire hat and both ear-flaps.

Toddler, Child, & Adult Earflaps

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, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 13: Ch 1, sc2tog (1 stitch)

Repeat for second earflap and continue to single crochet around entire hat and both ear-flaps.

Turkey Hat Eyes

Make 2
Crochet hook: G/4 mm for sizes 0-3 Months and 3-6 Months
Crochet hook: H/5 mm for sizes 6-12 Months – Adult
Yarn: white 

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join (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 and fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew onto hat (33 stitches)

Scroll down for sewing instructions.

Turkey Hat Pupils

Make 2
Crochet hook: G/4 mm for sizes 0-3 Months and 3-6 Months
Crochet hook: H/5 mm for sizes 6-12 Months – Adult
Yarn: black 

Magic circle, 6 hdc, join and fasten off (6 stitches)

Scroll down for sewing instructions.

Turkey Hat Beak

Crochet hook: H/5 mm
Yarn: gold

0-3 Months and 3-6 Months

Row 1: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (8 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (6 stitches)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (6 stitches)

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

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (2 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, and continue to sc around entire beak

6-12 Months – Adult

Row 1: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, turn (10 stitches)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, turn (8 stitches)

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

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

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

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn (4 stitches)

row 7: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (4 stitches)

Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, turn (2 stitches)

Row 9: Ch 1, sc2tog and continue to sc around entire beak

Scroll down for sewing instructions.

Turkey Hat Gobbler

Crochet hook: H/5 mm
Yarn: red

Ch 7, 2 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, 3 dc in each rem ch, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.

Scroll down for sewing instructions.

Turkey Hat Corkscrews

Crochet hook: H/5 mm
Yarn: red, orange & gold

Make one of each color.

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0-3 Months and 3-6 Months

Ch 16, 2 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, 3 dc in each rem ch, fasten off

6-12 Months – Adult

Ch 20, 2 dc in 3rd ch from the hook, 3 dc in each rem ch, fasten off

Assembly

Position the eyes and beak to determine where you want to attach them to the hat. Make sure they are centered between the ear flaps.

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Sew the eyes onto the hat. Make sure they overlap slightly.

crochet turkey hat being made

Sew the beak onto the hat. The top of the beak should slightly overlap the bottom of the eyes.

crochet turkey hat being made
crochet turkey hat being made

Sew the pupils onto the eyes. They should be positioned towards the middle to give the turkey a cross eyed look.

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Sew the gobbler onto the side of the beak.

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Sew the corkscrews onto the top of the hat.

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Crochet Turkey Hat Braids

Cut five 30” strands of the red, orange & gold yarns (total= 15 strands).

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Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap (use hook to help).

crochet turkey hat being made
crochet turkey hat being made

Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot.

Divide the strands into three sections of 10 strands each and braid.  Repeat for 2nd braid.

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