Crocheted Puppy Dog Hat Pattern- Free
Newborn & 0-3 Months Pattern
Easy crochet hat pattern for newborns and 0-3 month sized babies. These hats make adorable photo props and memorable shower gifts. If you would prefer to have one of these crocheted for you please read at the bottom of the page about custom orders.
Gauge= at end of round 4 circle should measure approximately
(Newborn) 4 inches
(0-3 mos.) 4.5″ across.
Adjust your hook size accordingly.
You will need:
5 mm crochet hook (size h/8)
Worsted weight yarn
scrap yarn in contrasting colors for the ears, nose, eye patch, and trim
ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
If you are attaching buttons you will need sewing thread.
Pattern Stitches for Newborn are show with 0-3 Mos in [brackets]
Round 1– Using a magic circle DC 10  into loop. Join and tighten 10 If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 10 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.
Round 2– ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join –20 dc[ 22]
Round 3– ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –30dc 
Round 4– ch3 *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –40 dc 
Rounds 5- 8 ch 3, dc in each st around, join.40 dc 
Round 9 – 0-3 Months only, ch 3, dc in each st around, join [44 dc]
If you will be adding earflaps do not cut your yarn.
If you will not be adding ear flaps–weave in ends and you’re done!
Add the Ear Flaps– Both Newborn and 0-3 months are worked the same way and with the same number of stitches.
With yarn still attached:
ch1, sc in the same and in the next 9 stitches. (10 sc)
ch1, turn. SC across the next 10 stitches
ch1, turn. sc2tog, sc across (9 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (8 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (7 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (6 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (5 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (4 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (3 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (2 sc)
ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across (1 sc)
Determine which you would like to be the back of the hat, count 7  stitches from where your earflap ends and attach yarn in next stitch. Repeat steps 1-11 of the earflap pattern.
Choose your contrast yarn and single crochet around the outside of the hat. If I know I will be adding braids or ties I like to start crocheting my trim in the point of one of the ear flaps. See the pic
If you will be adding ties or tassles to the hat work 3 sc into the point of each ear flap. Info about tassels at the end of this pattern. You don’t want to add those yet, you have sewing to do 😉
Puppy Dog Ears – floppy
Leaving a tail of 12” ch 7- 1- dc in 4th ch from hook and all ch across (4) 2- ch2, turn, dc all (4), ch 2 and turn 3- Increase by making 2 dc in 1st stitch, dc across and 2
dc in last stitch (6) ch 2 and turn 4-5 6 7 dc all, ch 2, turn (6) 8- dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog, ch2, turn 9- dc all (4) do not turn 10- ch1, sc in side of ear and sc around ear. When you get back up to the top row make 3 sc’s in top corner. At last stitch make 2 sc’s in same sp you made your ch1. This will make the corners at the tops of the ears square and easier to sew to the hat.
Repeat for 2nd ear.
Puppy Dog Eyes
(Make 2) If you want crocheted eyes as in the first photo below this is how the can be made.
Row 1- 6 hdc in last chain from hook 6
Row 2- 2 hdc in each sc. Slip stitch to join. (12)
Alternatively you can use buttons for the eyes, or you can use beads. If you make the eyes in a dark color you can add a little highlight by simply embroidering with two stitches of white yarn. SEE THE EXAMPLES OF HOW I HAVE MADE EYES ON OTHER HATS BELOW.
Puppy Dog Eye Patch
(optional- shown as blue in photo)
With eye patch color, ch 2 and follow instructions for
eyes except add an additional row as follows
Ch 2 Row 1– 6 hdc in last chain from hook 6, do not turn, place marker in last stitch Row 2– 2 hdc in each sc do not turn, place marker in last stitch. (12)
Row 3– *1hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next* rpt from * around do not turn, place marker in last stitch(18)
Row 4– *1hdc in each of the next st, 2 hdc in the next* rpt from * around (24)
Puppy Dog Nose-
Row 1: 6 sc in last chain from hook
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc. (12)
Rows 3 &4: sc in each sc around (12)
Black Tri-angle on nose:
Keeping a long tail, Ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook, sc in remaining stitch. Fasten off. Sew to completed nose, use tails to embroider a doggie smile.
Assemble the pieces and sew them to your hat. Make sure to put a cotton ball, a little bit of polyfill or some yarn inside the nose before attaching it all the way.
Add tassels or braids if you wish.
Easy Tassels– Cut 12″ sections of the yarn you are using for tassles. I like to use 9 or 12 strands per ear flap. Pull them thru the ends of the flaps where you made 3 single crochets. Braid them or twist them, fasten with a piece of yarn and repeat for the 2nd ear flap.
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Double Crochet Snow Boarder Hat Pattern
I wanted to make a puppy dog hat with earflaps for a new baby but most of the patterns I found either made 15″ hats…which is 2 inches too big for newborn babies [who have 13″-14″ heads] or the patterns called for a small crochet hook, [which I don’t have yet] OR the patterns were something like 0-6 months..there is a huge difference between a 10 day old baby and a 6 month old!!
So I just decided to work up my own patterns. In the process I also came up with this pattern for 0-3 months which will fit a head size up to about 14.5″ around.
Baby Ski Hat Pattern with Double Crochet Ear Flaps
Gauge= 6 stitches = 2″
This is crocheted in the round and in a spiral meaning you do not join and chain and you do not turn. To keep track of your rounds you should place a marker.
You will need
Worsted weight yarn
scrap yarn in contrasting colors if you are adding trim, eyes, nose, or ears
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Smaller crochet hook or yarn needle to weave in ends.
To double crochet the body of your hat
Round 1) Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop.
Round 2) Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch
made. You should have 20 stitches
Round 3) *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat
around (30 stitches total)
Round 4) *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat
around (40 stitches total)
**check your sizing. If your circle measures 4.5″ across then you are right on track to make a 0-3 month size hat that will fit a head up to about 14.5″ around. If your circle is too small switch to a smaller hook (I used to crochet very tightly and had to use a K (6.5 mm) hook to achieve this). If your circle is too large use a smaller hook here. (Ally crochets very loose and would probably need a tiny F hook here).
Rounds 5-8– dc in each stitch around hat making sure to
move marker with each completed row.
If you will be attaching earflaps crochet until hat measures 4“- 4.25″
tall and do NOT cut yarn. Then proceed with earflaps.
If you will not be attaching earflaps crochet until hat is 5“
tall, cut yarn, fasten and weave in end.
This pattern makes double crochet earflaps which are rounded at the bottom. To make ear covers in single crochet you can use the earflap portion of the directions for my Puppy Dog animal Hat pattern
These are worked in rows back and forth. Updated November 2, 2014
Row 1) Dc 8 stitches beyond your maker, Ch 3 and turn (8 dc)
Row 2) Dc in the next st and each of the nxt 6 across Turn (7 dc + ch3 = 8 dc)
Row 3) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (7 DC) Turn
Row 4) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across. Turn (6 DC)
Row 5) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (5 DC) Turn
Row 6) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (4 DC) Turn
Row 7) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (3 DC)
Row 8) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (2 DC) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for weaving in and fasten.
Now flip your hat over so you have the top of the hat nearest you and the earflap you just made on the righthand side. Like the picture.
Now count 13 stitches to the left of where your existing earflap starts. Join your yarn in the stitch to the left of the 14th.
Row 1) ch 3, and DC in the same stitch. DC in the next 7 st across.
Now follow rows 2-8 of the earflap directions.
When you are done with the 2nd earflap don’t cut the yarn just yet. Fold the hat in half, line up the earflaps and double check to make sure you go them the same length. When you are good to go fasten off, cut yarn and weave in your ends.
Trim- with contrast yarn attach with slip stitch behind right
ear. Ch 1, and sc around entire hat and earflaps. Make sure when you are single crocheting along the sides of the earflaps that you make 2 sc in each dc row. Cut yarn and
weave in loose ends.
Leave the earflaps as is or add braids, decorate with a chain and pom poms.
You can use this hat as a basis for any animal critter hat you like. Below are directions for noses, eyes, ears, etc for
If you give any credit to the website (www.allyssite.com) it would be greatly appreciated but not required.
If you feature this pattern on the internet or any physical publication, do not include the wording or text of the pattern, instead provide a link to our website.