Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern

Unleash your inner unicorn enthusiast with my free crochet Unicorn Hat pattern, suitable for all sizes from baby to adult.

Craft a whimsical and cozy accessory that’s sure to bring a touch of magic to your wardrobe or make an enchanting gift for your loved ones. The free crochet unicorn hat 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.

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 Unicorn Hat Size Chart
  • This crochet beanie pattern starts with a magic circle.
  • The chain at beginning of each round does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Repeat the pattern instructions between the asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • This crochet unicorn hat pattern is worked in the round from the top down. 

Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this crochet unicorn hat pattern.

15 dc = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • sc3tog = single crochet 3 stitches together
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining

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CROCHET UNICORN HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 6– 13: ch 2, dc in each st, join (48 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 14: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 7– 15: ch 2, dc in each st, join (52 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 16: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in each st, join (56 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 17: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 9– 18: ch 2, dc each st, join (60 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 19: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in each st, join (64 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 20: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: off-white

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

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of 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)

Rnds 11– 21: ch 2, dc in each st, join (68 stitches)

If you want ear-flaps, stop here and scroll down for ear-flap pattern.

Scallop Trim

Rnd 22: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st*, join

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Earflap Instructions

Firstly, 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
image showing placement for crochet hat earflaps

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.

crochet unicorn hat pattern

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.

crochet unicorn hat pattern

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.

crochet unicorn hat pattern
crochet unicorn hat pattern

Braids

Cut three 36” strands of the five pastel colors (light pinklight purplebluegreen & yellow). Total= 15 strands.

Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap.

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

Divide the strands into three sections (10 strands in each) and braid. Repeat for 2nd braid.

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Horn

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: soft gold

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 4 sc, join (4 stitches)

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st, join (4 stitches)

Rnd 3: ch 1, *2 sc, sc in next st*, join (6 stitches)

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st, join (6 stitches)

Rnd 5: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts*, join (8 stitches)

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in each st, join (8 stitches)

Rnd 7: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts*, join (10 stitches)

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in each st, join (10 stitches)

Rnd 9: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts*, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 10: ch 1, sc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 11: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts*, join (14 stitches)

Rnd 12: ch 1, sc in each st, join (14 stitches)

Rnd 13: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 6 sts*, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in each st, join (16 stitches)

Rnd 15: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts*, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in each st, join (18 stitches)

Rnd 17: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts*, join (20 stitches)

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in each st, join (20 stitches)

Stop here for 0-3 months – 6-12 Months sizes. Stuff horn with poly fil and attach it to front of hat below the center ring.

Rnd 19: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 9 sts*, join (22 stitches)

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in each st, join (22 stitches)

Stop here for Toddler & Child sizes. Stuff horn with poly fil and attach it to front of hat below the center ring.

Rnd 21: ch 1, *2 sc in same st, sc in next 10 sts*, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing on (24 stitches)

Stuff horn with poly fil and attach it to front of hat below the center ring.

Ears

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: off-white

Row 1: chain 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, ch 1 turn (5 stitches)

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

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (7 stitches)

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

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn (9 stitches)

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

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn (5 stitches)

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (7 stitches)

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn (7 stitches)

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (5 stitches)

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn (5 stitches)

Row 12: sc2tog, sc in 1 st, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (3 stitches)

Row 13: sc3tog and continue to sc around ear, join & finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto hat

Attach ears after you attach the horn. Make sure the horn is centered between the ears.

Mane

Cut 16” long pieces of your mane colors.

I used pastels in light pinklight purplebluegreen, & yellow.

Attach the strands two at a time around the stitches between the ears and down the back of the head. I recommend doing one row of each color.

Use a crochet hook to pull two strands of “hair” under a stitch.

You will have the loop on your hook on one side of the stitch and the 4 loose ends on the other.

Pull the 4 loose ends through the loop.

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Tie a knot.

crochet unicorn hat

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