Animal Hat Knitting Patterns
What makes a baby even cuter? A cute animal hat! These hats are great for newborn photo props, shower gifts, or first Halloween costumes. Don’t have a baby to knit for? Many of these hats have larger sizes for older children and adults.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Happy Hippo Hat
Cassandra May at Little Red Window designed this knit baby hat that gets its personality from a some easy pieces. The 12 month size pattern is free at her website. Printable pdf version and other sizes from newborn to 2T are available on Etsy.
Adorable earflap hat in baby, child, and adult sizes. Designed by Premier Yarns
Cozy Lamb Hat
Adorable hat for babies and children features an all-over bobble stitch to look like lamb’s wool
Funny Frog Baby Hat
Cassandra May at Little Red Window designed this easy knit baby hat that gets its personality from a few additional pieces and a little embroidery. The 6 month size pattern is free at her website. Printable pdf version and other sizes are available on Etsy.
Baby Bunny Hat
Floppy-eared rabbit hat by Gina Michele for babies 1-2 years.
Cassandra May at Little Red Window designed this hat for 6 months with instructions for customizing the size. The pattern is free at her website. Printable pdf version is available on Etsy.
Speckled Fawn Hat
Bernat’s hat is sized for 6/12 mos 17″ [43 cm], 18/24 mos 18″ [45.5 cm], and 4 yrs 19″ [48 cm]
Baby Owl Hat
Designed by Patricia Sinnett.
Donna Sires designed this hat sized for Newborn to 6 months. The pattern contains instructions for the Magic Loop method.
Hello Kitty Hat
Beadwhore designed this easy hat that can be customized to various sizes. Pictured project by lynnoliver
Woodland Fox Baby
Kristen Cooper’s fox ears come with a matching tail!
Polar Bear Hat
Bernat’s easy baby hat is suitable for beginners. Sized for 6/12 mos and 18/24 mos.
Woodland Stag / Deer Baby Hat
Kristen Cooper’s hat with antlers and ears is a quick knit and come in two sizes.
Bunny Ears Hat
Baby Bear Hat
Gina Michele cleverly uses pompoms for bear ears in her adorable design.
Sock Monkey Hat
This baby Sock Monkey hat is based on a pattern by llcooper, who was inspired by a pattern by Sheryl Lange for Knitty.
Just Ducky Hat
Patti Pierce Stone designed this duckling baby hat for personal or charity use. A pattern for duckling slipper socks is also available at her pattern site. Some of the Ravelry knitters had tips for the knitting the bill so I’m directing you to the Ravelry page first. Patti also has suggestions for where to donate your knitting items at http://www.p2designs.com/links/CharityList.html
Quick and Easy Sheep Hat Knitting Pattern
This hat Kate at ColoradoMoms can be knit in the round or knit flat and seamed.
Patterns for Purchase
Dragon or Dinosaur Baby Hat
Hat for babies and toddlers featuring a scale stitch pattern and spiky ridge in sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+. Designed by Cassandra May of Little Red Window.
Animal Hat Set
You get 6 patterns in this set – cat, fox, racoon, wolf, pig, and owl. Each hat takes no more than 125 Yards of worsted weight yarn and are quick to knit.
3 sizes, Baby (13”-15” circm.),Toddler (16”-18” circm.), Adult (20”-22” circm.)
Waddles Penguin Toque
Worked seamlessly, from the top down, in stockinette stitch, this little hat can be knit up rather quickly!
Foxie and Wolfie Hat
This adorable forx hat is completely seamless and can be adapted to a wolf hat by changing the color. Baby, child, and adult sizes.
Owl Hat Kit
Only $9.99 for the complete kit with yarn, embellishments and pattern! Need a quick gift? Simply knit or crochet the main body of the hat using the ball of yarn provided, and sew onto it the ready-made embellishments including face, eyebrows and braided earflap ties. Available in four colors.
Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years
Inspired by the beloved children’s story about Clifford, this hat is seamless and knit in the round except for the earflaps and ears. Sized for 1 through 4 years old.
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Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!