Crochet Moose Beanie – Free Crochet Hat Pattern for All Sizes

A free crochet pattern for an adorable, yet classy moose that’s perfect for a costume or just to have a fun accessory during the winter months. It comes in all sizes, from baby to adult!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Classy Moose Beanie in ALL sizes from Baby to Adult! via My Merry Messy Life

Here is the third pattern in my Halloween series with Lion Brand Yarn, and this time it’s a classy moose! My oldest son came up with all these creatures for him and his brother – he (Gabe) is a fox, Grayson is a lion, and our youngest, newest member of the family (he’s 8 months) is the moose. We’ve even taken the opportunity to learn about these animals by reading, coloring, learning the letters and making crafts related to each animal. Plus, it’s the hat for all of their Halloween costumes this year so it’s a two birds with one stone kinda deal.

Materials Needed

  • Vanna’s Choice Yarn by Lion Brand in barley (the brown), wheat (hat), and dusty blue (hat)
  • Hook (unless otherwise stated for the face pieces): H, 5.0 mm
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle to sew on pieces and sew in tails

Tutorials to Help You

Crochet Moose Hat - Free Crochet Pattern in ALL Sizes, from Baby to Adult!

Newborn to 3 months

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6 (work an increasing stitch just 2 times this round, doesn’t matter where)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • 2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 19 spaces
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (42 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-17

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 6 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (42 HDC total)

Rounds 14-17 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

3 to 6 months

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • *2 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 9 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (44 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-20

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 7 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (44 HDC total)

Rounds 17-20 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

6-12 Months (16 to 18 inch head)

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 7 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (8 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (16 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (24 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (32 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (48 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 7-23

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 7.5 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (or mark with a stitch marker and eliminate the CH 2 and SL ST at the end of the round, in other words, work a continual round)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of CH 2 (48 HDC total)

Rounds 19-23 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

Toddler – 12 Months to 3 Years

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 8-25

(or keep working rounds until it’s about 8 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Rounds 21-25 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Child Size – 3-10 Years

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 8-25

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 8 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Rounds 20-25 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Pre-Teens and Teens

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Round 8

Work an increasing stitch only 5 times this round (an increasing stitch is 2 HDC in one stitch).

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 11 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 11 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (65 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 9-28

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 9 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (65 HDC total)

Rounds 23-28 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

 

Adults (for a 22-23 inch head)

Round 1

  • CH 3, SL ST to form a ring
  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 9 HDC in ring, SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (10 HDC total)

Round 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 2 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (20 HDC total)

Round 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in next space
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH  2 (30 HDC total)

Round 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (30 HDC total)

Round 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (40 HDC total)

Round 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (50 HDC total)

Round 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (60 HDC total)

Round 8

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in same space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces
  • *2 HDC in next space
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 5 spaces
  • Repeat from * all the way around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (70 HDC total)

Done with the crown!

The Sides: Rounds 9-34

(or keep working rounds until the hat is about 9 inches tall)

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each space around
  • SL ST to top of beginning CH 2 (70 HDC total)

Rounds 30-34 change to white and continue with 1 HDC in each space

Crochet Moose Hat - The Ear Flaps

Ear Flaps

Trick For Sewing On the Face Parts Symmetrically

I have spent many a precious hour sewing and resewing facial parts onto projects before and have found the best and easiest way to do it is to tack all of the pieces onto the hat with sewing pins first. It takes more time up front, but saves lots of frustration and time later!

Knowledge of  a half double crochet decrease stitch is necessary to complete the ear flaps. If you’ve never worked one, here is my complete photo tutorial!

Row 1

  • CH 16
  • In 3rd CH from hook, work a HDC
  • 1 HDC in each CH down  (13 HDC total)

Row 2

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces (11 HDC total)

Row 3

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 4 spaces (10 HDC total)

Row 4

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in each of the next 4 spaces (9 HDC total)

Row 5

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in each of the next 3 spaces (8 HDC total)

Row 6

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC  in each of the next 2 spaces (7 HDC total)

Row 7

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 3 spaces (6 HDC total)

Row 8

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC in the next space
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (5 HDC total)

Row 9

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in each of the next 2 spaces (4 HDC total)

Row 10

  • CH 2 (counts as first HDC)
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces
  • 1 HDC in the last space (3 HDC total)

Row 11

  • CH 2
  • 1 HDC decrease in the next 2 spaces

Finish off

The Pucker Stitch Border

Once the ear flaps are sewn on, I crocheted a pucker stitch border around the entire hat.

  • SL ST anywhere you want, CH 1
  • *Treble crochet in the next stitch
  • SC in the next
  • Repeat all the way around
  • SL ST to the CH 1 and fasten off

Crochet Moose Hat - The Braids

Braids

Take 10 strands of yarn and cut them 24 inches long

Fold them in half as a group and knot onto the end of 1 ear flap by inserting the loop into a space at the point of the flap and pull the ends of the strands through the loop.

Divide evenly into 3 groups and braid. Tie off the end of the braid with a strand of yarn and trim the ends so they are even.

Crochet Moose Hat - The Antlers

The Antlers

Switch to an I hook

  • CH 16
  • In 3rd CH from hook, work 1 HDC
  • Work 1 HDC in each CH all the way down (for a more interesting look, do BLO (back loop only)). 14 total total
  • Row 2: CH 2, 1 HDC in each st (BLO if you wish) 14 HDC total
  • Row 3 – The Shells – CH 1, in the 4th space, work 6 TR (treble crochet)
  • Skip 1 space, SL ST in next space, skip 1 space
  • Shell 2: Work 6 DC in next space
  • Skip 1 space, SL ST in next space, skip 1 space
  • Shell 3: Work 6 HDC
  • SK  1 SP, SL ST in next 4

Make 4 of these and whip stitch 2 together. This makes them stiff so they stick out from the head like real antlers.

Moose Nose

  • With the hat pointed down, working on the inside of the hat, on the pucker stitch border. For each size it will be a different starting point, but it is 15 stitches wide, so find the middle point from that.
  • SL ST onto the hat right next to one of the ear flaps, CH 2
  • Work 1 HDC in each of the next 14 spaces (15 total, including the CH 2)
  • Row 2: CH 2, work 1 HDC in each space down (15 total, including the CH 2)
  • Rows 3-8, repeat row 2
  • Row 9: CH 2, skip the next space, work 1 HDC in each of the next 12 spaces, skip the last space, SL ST and fasten off

Eyes and Nostrils are buttons from….guess where….Wal-Mart! Otherwise, you can crochet them on by making small circles, like I did for the fox hat.

Be sure to check out the other hats in this series, the Crochet Fox Beanie and the Crochet Lion Beanie!

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

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  2. Very cute hat! I really like the yarn you chose, it has a real natural/organic look to it. I haven’t used any of Vanna’s Choice yarn before but I need to check it out. I think I need to venture into some new yarns that aren’t Red Heart, as thats the yarn I have stocked up at home. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Joyce Ellis says:

    Thanks so much for this cute pattern. I love to make hats for the Grandchildren and your patterns are so well written and easy to follow. You are so kind to share your talent.

  4. Hi! I love this hat! I do have a question … when you do rounds 14 -17 for the front flap in white, how many hdc do you do across? Your directions state “continue doing one hdc” but I’m not sure over how many stitches because I don’t think it’s around the whole hat? I’m kinda new to crochet and I may have missed something in your pattern. Please help!!!! Thanks so much. I love this site!

    • Looks like I left off that detail, but it will be different for each size. So, for the size in the picture, about 6 months, it was about 15-17 stitches across. You are correct that it isn’t all the way around – it’s just a third of the way around. Eyeballing it is okay. Then, just sew your ear flaps on either side of the shnaze.

  5. Love the hat! You didn’t mention, but you did alternate colors for each row? Do you just carry the color over from the previous row?

    • Hi Marcy! I did alternate colors for each row, and you’re right, I did forget to mention that! I didn’t carry the color, but I wish I had. I highly suggest it as it makes the process much easier at the end.

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