Free Pattern: Crochet Reindeer Hat – Toddler Size

** This pattern has been updated to include all sizes from infant-adult large.  It is available to purchase here in my Etsy shop! **

 

If you are looking for the 6-12 month size of this hat, you can find it here!

It’s starting to get colder here in Ohio, so I had Alex pick out the hat he wanted me to make him for the upcoming winter.  He is really into airplanes right now, so he chose Dusty the Crophopper.  He’s always keeping me on my toes!  If I pull this one off, I’ll be sure to share it with you all πŸ™‚

I’ve had a few requests for a larger version of my Rudolph crochet hat (size 6-12 months) that I made Christian last year, so I thought I would get it up for all of you who are on top of it and will have a hat finished for your child before Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚  It’s a good thing I have a bucket of hats that are “so last year” to keep my kids warm until I finish their newly requested hats.  

FREE Reindeer Hat Crochet Pattern - Toddler

 

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Materials

I Hook

Skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA in Kansas City Wheat

Small amount of  Hometown USA in Cincinnati Red (or Billings Chocolate if you don’t want Rudolph) and Houston Cream

Tapestry needle

Two black buttons

 


Main Hat

Magic ring

Round 1: (Using Kansas City Wheat) Ch 3, 10 DC in ring.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2DC in each DC around.

Round 3: Ch 3, *2 DC in first st, DC in next stitch.  Repeat from * around

Round 4: Ch 3, *2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * around

Round 5-9:  Ch 3, DC in each DC around.  Do not finish off. (40 DC)

Round 10: (only if you are not attaching earflaps)  Ch 2, HDC in each DC around (40 HDC), Join with slip stitch, finish off and weave in end.

Earflap 1

Row 1: Ch 1, 10 SC

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 6, SC dec over last two sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 4, SC dec over last two sc

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 2, SC dec over last two sc

Row 5, Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC dec over last two sc.  Finish off.

 

Earflap 2

Row 1: Join yarn at approximately the 8th stitch from seam.  Ch 1, 10 SC

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 6, SC dec over last two sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 4, SC dec over last two sc

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC 2, SC dec over last two sc

Row 5, Ch 1, turn, SC dec over first two sc, SC dec over last two sc.  Do not finish off.

Edging (switch to cream)

Ch 1 and SC around.

 

Antlers (Using Houston Cream, Make 2 of each part)

Do not join rounds.

Part 1:

Magic circle

Round 1: 6 HDC in magic circle

Round 2: 1 HDC in first HDC and in next 5 DC

Round 3-9: HDC around. Finish off, leave a tail for sewing.

Part 2.

Round 1: 6 HDC in magic circle

Round 2: 1 HDC in first HDC and in next 5 DC

Round 3-4: HDC around. Finish off, leave a tail for sewing.

 

Ears (Make 2)

Do not join rounds

(Using Houston Cream) Magic Circle

Round 1: 6 SC in circle

Round 2: 2 SC in each sc around (12 SC)

Round 3-4: (switch to tweed) SC in each sc around.  Finish off and leave a tail for attaching to hat.

 

Nose (Make 1 in Cincinatti Red for Rudolph or Cleveland Brown for another reindeer)

Do not join rounds

Magic Circle

Round 1: 6 SC in circle

Round 2: 2 SC in each sc around (12 SC)

Round 3-5: SC in each sc around.  Finish off and leave a tail for attaching to hat.

Now you will have this pile of appendages and you will want to attach them to your main hat using your tapestry needle.

Reindeer hat 1

First attach the small part of the antler to the larger part of the antler about half way up.  Repeat with the second antler.  Now attach the antlers to your hat and attach the ears under each antler.  Center the nose along the bottom front of the hat and attach the buttons above and on either side of the nose.

Now put it on your child and see how happy they become because they look so adorable!  It’s magic πŸ™‚  Also, this is quite possibly one of my favorite pictures of Christian.  It gives me all the feels.

Reindeer hat 4

It is super cute without earflaps, too!

Reindeer hat 8

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!  You can comment here, or email me at placeinprogress(at)gmail(dot)com .

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crocheting!

xo

Sam

13 Comments

  1. Do you have the instructions for the ties or braids?

    • Hi there!

      For the braids, I cut 3 strands of yarn twice the length I wanted the braids to be. Next, I looped the each of the three strands through three different stitches (now each strand is doubled up, so there will be 6 strings dangling). Take all of the strands and tie a not at the top just below your earflap. Then I just braided the strands all together and tied a knot at the end! Trim off the excess/uneven threads and you are good to go!

  2. Any chance of you having a pattern for an adult or teenager available?

    • I do not have an adult or teenager hat available at this time. If you are familiar with crochet, you can always add a round or two of increase and a round or two on the bottom to make it longer πŸ™‚

  3. I am also interested in the instructions for the ties. I am making this for my granddaughter. I sometimes still have problems with reading patterns. Hope making the ears correctly.

    Thanks for your help and love the hat.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you like that hat πŸ™‚

      For the braids, I cut 3 strands of yarn twice the length I wanted the braids to be. Next, I looped the each of the three strands through three different stitches (now each strand is doubled up, so there will be 6 strings dangling). Take all of the strands and tie a not at the top just below your earflap. Then I just braided the strands all together and tied a knot at the end! Trim off the excess/uneven threads and you are good to go!

  4. Thank you so much, this pattern is so cute! Quick question, do you join the rounds for the main hat? It says not to for the nose, ears and antlers, but I just want to make sure I’m reading it right.

  5. Great pattern! πŸ˜€ So cute as is your little man.

    My only recommendation is stating when to start joining the rounds for the antlers and such. I assumed it meant you don’t join for the whole thing? But I don’t think that was supposed to be the case πŸ™‚ I did take note that it said ‘around’ but still was unsure.

    Thanks so much again!

    • Hi Alicia!

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ For the antlers, I do mean that you shouldn’t join the rounds and just work in a spiral. I’ve tried both ways and it comes out way better when you don’t join!

      I’m glad you like the pattern! It’s a favorite of mine!

  6. Is it ok to sell items made from this pattern?

  7. Hello so this may be a dumb questions but I followed the pattern and for whatever reason it SMALL. Can you maybe give me some advice as to what I am doing wrong?! Other then that it is super cute and will fit on my friends kids doll very nicely.

    Thanks

    • Hi Sacha!

      I’m glad you like the hat! I’m sorry it came out so small! I did have a little giggle that it would fit your friends kids doll πŸ™‚

      A few things that would make it smaller than it should have been:
      1. Using a non-bulky yarn. I used a 6 super bulky yarn.
      2. Using the wrong hook size. I used an I hook.
      3. Having a tighter tension than I do! Try to crochet a little looser or even go up to a J hook if you’d like!

      Feel free to contact me with any other questions!

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