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Animal Hat Knitting Patterns

by | Jul 5, 2016 | Baby, Featured, Hats

Knitting patterns for Baby Animal Hats. Most patterns are free

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Evan Hat With Cowl

Evan Hat With Cowl

This balaclava hat includes instruction for pointed ears to make a fox, cat or wolf hat, as well as an optional cowl. Sizes baby/1-2 year-old/3-5-year-old/6-10-year-old. Designed by Muki Crafts

Free Knitting Pattern for Tiger Hat

Tiger Hat

Hat in sizes from baby to adult, knit in the round with some sewing to attach face features. Sizes 6 to 24 months, 2 to 6, 7 to 11, Adult. Designed by Barb Padwicki. Pictured project by maigret

Free Knitting Pattern for Happy Hippo Baby Hat

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Panda Hat

Panda Hat

Adorable earflap hat in baby, child, and adult sizes. Designed by Premier Yarns

Free Knitting Pattern for Cozy Lamb Hat

Cozy Lamb Hat

Adorable hat for babies and children features an all-over bobble stitch to look like lamb’s wool

Free Knitting Pattern for Funny Frog Baby Hat

 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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Baby Bunny Hat

Baby Bunny Hat

Floppy-eared rabbit hat by Gina Michele for babies 1-2 years.

Free knitting pattern for Koala Bear Hat

Koala Hat

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.

Free knitting pattern for Speckled Fawn Hat

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]

Puppy Hat Free Knitting Pattern and more free dog knitting patterns

Puppy Hat

Donna Sires designed this hat sized for Newborn to 6 months. The pattern contains instructions for the Magic Loop method.

Free Knitting Pattern for Hello Kitty Baby Hat

Hello Kitty Hat

Beadwhore designed this easy hat that can be customized to various sizes. Pictured project by lynnoliver

Free knitting pattern for Woodland Fox Baby hat and tail

Woodland Fox Baby

Kristen Cooper’s fox ears come with a matching tail!

Free knitting pattern for Baby Owl hat

Baby Owl Hat

Designed by Patricia Sinnett.

Free knitting pattern for Lil Polar Bear Hat

Polar Bear Hat

Bernat’s easy baby hat is suitable for beginners. Sized for 6/12 mos and 18/24 mos.

Free knitting pattern for Deer Baby Hat with antlers

Woodland Stag / Deer Baby Hat

Kristen Cooper’s hat with antlers and ears is a quick knit and come in two sizes.

Free knitting pattern for Baby Bear Hat by Gina Michele

Baby Bear Hat

Gina Michele cleverly uses pompoms for bear ears in her adorable design.

Free knitting pattern for Sock Monkey Hat

© RiderCub

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.

Free knitting pattern for Duckling Baby Hat

by melrows

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

Quick And Easy Knit Sheep Hat 783x1024

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

Knitting Pattern for Dragon or Dinosaur Baby Hat

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.

Knitting Patterns for Animal Hats

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.

Penguin Hat Knitting Pattern

Waddles Penguin Toque

Worked seamlessly, from the top down, in stockinette stitch, this little hat can be knit up rather quickly!

Knitting for Fox Hat

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.

Knitting kit for Owl Hat

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.

Knitting pattern for unicorn balaclava and mitts

Unicorn Balaclava Hat and Mittens

Sizes included: 6-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-3 years

Knitting pattern for Big Red Dog Hat

Big Red Dog Earflap Hat

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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