Knitters seem to try to take all the glory in the winter months, but that doesn't mean that crochet is left out in the cold. One of the big trends for this year in both knitting and crochet is animal hats. They're great for kids, teens, guys, gals, moms, grandmas and grandpas ... doesn't matter who, they will always look cute and be warm. Here is my list of picks for crochet hat patterns to make for this cold weather season. They all would make wonderful handmade gifts for Christmas, but I won't tell if you make them for yourself!
Looking for something simple to crochet that will make everyone say the word "adorable" over and over? Look no further than this easy crochet fox hat created by Ira Rott. The instructions include a step by step guide, and if you aren't familiar with the stitches you can also download a guide.
This easy to make bear crochet hat is made with bulky weight (size six) yarn. The drawstring can be used to pull in the hat close to the head to make it a little warmer. The crocheted bear hat also has a closure around the neck.
This hat is amazing — it screams awesome in so many ways. It would be the perfect gift for any unicorn or pony lover. It can be customized to match any color combo you'd like. This particular crochet unicorn hat pattern was designed by Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me. I'll end up having to make 4 of these if anyone finds out I have this pattern! P.S. It's free.
Winter is coming and your inner wolf is calling! Show off your love for wolves with this crochet beanie wolf hat. Briana Olsen from Bowtykes creates some of the cutest crochet patterns out there. Definitely check her out and this crochet hat pattern on her Ravelry.
I would go out on a limb to say that the Velvet Acorn was the catalyst that started this craze. Heidi May creates adorable patterns and showcases them on her even more adorable daughter. This is one of her classic patterns — very simple, but that's all that it needs. This crochet bear hat comes in both adult and children's sizes so everyone can have a beary cute time!
Sometimes you just don't want to flatten your hair or it's just cold enough to make your ears a bit nippy. In comes these animal ear warmers by Sweet Potato 3. These guys will brighten up your day. This crochet pattern requires basic skills for Foundationless Hdc, Ch, Sc, Hdc, and Dc. The set includes the ear warmer band and instructions for 6 different animals. You could make one for every kid on your list! Find the pattern for the animal ear warmers here.
An elephant hat on a newborn is just too cute! This Elephant crochet hat pattern is by JennyandTeddy. Jenny has been a long time CraftFoxes member and we are so happy to see her patterns becoming so popular. Find her pattern for this baby hat on Ravelry.
This crochet hooded cowl has bear ears but also has a more intricate pattern. It's really very gorgeous for an animal hat! It is an intermediate skill level pattern by Mon Petit Violon Designs. This polar bear hooded cowl is definitely on my to make list.