Easy Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Get ready to crochet your way into the world of spooky and fun with my crochet zombie hat pattern!

This easy crochet pattern is crafted to fit all sizes, from baby to adult, ensuring that everyone can embrace their inner zombie enthusiast.

Whether you’re preparing for Halloween, a themed event, or simply want a playful and unique accessory, this Halloween crochet pattern has you covered.

With its undead-inspired design, it’s perfect for adding a touch of spooky crochet to your wardrobe. The free crochet zombie hat pattern is below.

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CROCHET PATTERN INFORMATION

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Crochet Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This crochet zombie hat pattern uses basic stitches in basic form, simple repeats in rounds and some shaping.

Crochet Project Materials

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Crochet Zombie 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 Zombie Hat Size Chart
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Crochet Gauge

Gauge is important for this free crochet hat pattern.

15 stitches = 4″ and 10 rows = 4″

Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 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 ZOMBIE HAT PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

0-3 Months Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

3-6 Months Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

6-12 Months Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Toddler Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Child Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

Adult Size

Crochet hook: I 5.5 mm
Yarn: light pink

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)

Switch to green yarn.

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)

Do not fasten off. Scroll down for earflap instructions.

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.

Braids

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Cut five 30” strands of the green, white & black (total= 15 strands).

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

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.

Flat Eyeball & Eye-socket

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Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: make one in white and one in black

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

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join, fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing on (18 stitches)

Sew eye and eye socket onto front of hat. Make sure they are centered between the earflaps.

Pupil for Flat Eyeball

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: black

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

Switch to blue yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join and fasten off & leave a long tail for sewing on (8 stitches)

Sew pupil onto white eyeball and use red yarn to add veins.

Hanging Eyeball

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Crochet hook: 4.5 mm
Yarn: black

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 3 sc, join (3 stitches)

Switch to blue yarn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, join (6 stitches)

Switch to white yarn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in 1 st*, join (9 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, *2 sc, sc in 2 sts*, join (12 stitches)

Rnds 5-7: Ch 1, sc in each st, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in 2 sts*, join (9 stitches)

Begin stuffing with poly fil & use your red yarn to add the veins.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in 1 st, join (6 stitches)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, *sc2tog*, (3 stitches)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, join and fasten off- close last st with your yarn tail.

Tie a piece of red yarn to the eyeball and attach the other end to the middle of the black eye socket.

Use your tapestry needle to add red yarn to the bottom of the eye socket so it looks like blood is coming out.

Mouth

Use your tapestry to attach a piece of black yarn straight across 11 stitches. Make sure it is centered under the eyes.

Add red yarn to the bottom of the mouth line so it looks like blood is coming out.

Brain

Crochet hook: H 5 mm
Yarn: light pink

Sizes 0/3 months- 6/12 months

Make three.

Chain 46 and sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each rem ch, fasten off (45 stitches)

Sizes Toddler- Adult

Make three.

Chain 50 and sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each rem ch, fasten off (49 stitches)

Brain Assembly

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Two of the pieces are for the front of the brain. The 3rd piece is for the back half.

Attach your front pieces back and forth, one on either side of the front of the brain.

Be sure to leave a little space between so that the left and right sections are more defined. The third piece should loosely fill the back half.

Use gray yarn to make a dotted line in each squiggle. Use red yarn to outline the bottom of the brain and in between the squiggles.