Unicorn Hat & Diaper Cover

Unicorn Hat


APRIL 30, 2018

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

There's nothing more magical than unicorns! I was excited to design a unicorn hat that was different from many of the unicorn hats that I have been seeing. I decided to use softer pastel colors and gave the hat a sweet scallop edge. I have provided the pattern for both with and without ear-flaps. Enjoy!

- H/5 mm and I/5.5 mm crochet hooks or hook needed to obtain gauge
poly fil
tapestry needles
stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in off-whitelight pinklight purplebluegreen & yellow & soft gold

0/3 months - adult

15 dc= 4" and 10 rows= 4"

-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.

CLICK HERE to watch my Unicorn Hat Tutorial
unicorn hat crochet pattern tutorial

CLICK HERE to watch my matching Diaper Cover Tutorial
unicorn diaper cover crochet pattern tutorial

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [48]

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

Rnd 14: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.  [48]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [52]

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

Rnd 16: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.   [52]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [56]

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

Rnd 17: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.   [56]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 18: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

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

Rnd 19: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.  [60]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

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

Rnd 20: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.  [64]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Crochet hook: I 5.5mm
Yarn: off-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– 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [68]

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

Rnd 22: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends.   [68]

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.  ear-flap-placement-crochet-hat

Row 1: sc in 12, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 10]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 8]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 8]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 6]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 6]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 4]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 4]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 2]

Row 9: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to *sc around entire hat and ear-flaps.

*to make scallop trim follow instructions for the last round of the hat pattern

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.  ear-flap-placement-crochet-hat

Row 1: sc in 12, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 12]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 10]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 10]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 8]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 8]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 6]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 6]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 4]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 4]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 2]

Row 11: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to *sc around entire hat and ear-flaps.

*to make scallop trim follow instructions for the last round of the hat pattern

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.

Row 1: sc in 14, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 14]ear-flap-placement-crochet-hat

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 12]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 12]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 10]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 10]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 8]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 8]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 6]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 6]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 4]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 11 count= 4]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 12 count= 2]

Row 13: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to *sc around entire hat and ear-flaps.

*to make scallop trim follow instructions for the last round of the hat pattern

CLICK HERE to watch my Tutorial on how to add Braids
how to add braids to a crochet hat tutorial

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 (see pic of Llama Hat). 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.

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: soft gold

Rnd 1: magic ring, 4 sc, join [4]

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st, join [4]

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st, join [6]

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in each st, join [6]

Rnd 5: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join [8]

Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in each st, join [8]

Rnd 7: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, join [10]

Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in each st, join [10]

Rnd 9: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 4 sts, join [12]

Rnd 10: ch 1, sc in each st, join [12]

Rnd 11: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 5 sts, join [14]

Rnd 12: ch 1, sc in each st, join [14]

Rnd 13: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 6 sts, join [16]

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in each st, join [16]

Rnd 15: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 7 sts, join [18]

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in each st, join [18]

Rnd 17: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 8 sts, join [20]

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in each st, join [20]

Stop here for 0/3m, 3/6m and 6/12m sizes

Rnd 19: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 9 sts, join [22]

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in each st, join [22]

Stop here for Toddler & Child sizes

Rnd 21: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 10 sts, join [24]

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

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

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

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]

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

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 4: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 6: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [9]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 5 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [7]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 3 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [5]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [5]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc in 1 st, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [3]

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.

CLICK HERE to watch my How To Make Ears Stay Up Tutorial
how to make ears on a crochet hat stay up tutorial

free unicorn hat crochet pattern

Cut 16” long pieces of your mane colors (I used pastels in light pinklight purplebluegreen & yellow) and 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.

Tie a knot.

I hope you like my pattern. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!

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Comments 6

  1. You Rock!
    Thank you so much for the patterns

    made a grey little red riding hood for me.
    it is great
    I grab it now when Im going out to play with the dog

    I want to make little kiddo red riding hoods for my nieces and a unicorn hat

    Really appreciate you
    carry on

    I am semi retired and I love to crochet your patterns are easy to follow. Take care
    carry on
    keep creating

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    Author
  3. hi! Happy Thursday
    Iā€™m making three baby unicorn hats
    are the mane pieces of yarn the same length as other hats

    Thanks!

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    Author

    Hi Yvonne, A smaller hook is a good idea if you need the stitches for the ears to be tighter. I hope it worked out for you! -Melissa

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    Hi Jude,

    You want the “hair” to come to about the bottom of the hat. I would measure the length and then double it (since each strand gets folded in half). I hope this helps!
    -Melissa

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