Crochet Fox Hat

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I’ve spent months redesigning this little cutie and I’m so excited to finally have the pattern up. I wanted to make my Fox Hat cute, but different. I worked really hard on this one. I did so many redesigns and hated them all. I finally came up with this one and I really, really like it. I hope you like it too! The pattern below is for size 6-12 months. The pattern for the other sizes is available for purchase in my Ravelry store. Enjoy the pattern and Happy Crocheting!

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Crochet Fox Hat

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Size:

6-12 Months

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials:

  • 1 skein (170 yds) of worsted yarn in Orange for hat, ears and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Terracotta
  • 85 yds of worsted yarn in White for snout, ears, and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Snow
  • 50 yds of worsted yarn in Dark Gray or Black for nose, ears, and braids. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Charcoal
  • 18 yds of Medium weight yarn in Pink for cheeks. I used Red Heart Creme de la Creme in Pale Pink (optional)
  • Size G 4.0mm Crochet hook*
  • Size H 5.0mm Crochet hook*
  • Size I 5.5mm Crochet hook*
  • Yarn Needle, for weaving ends
  • 2 Buttons, size 7/8″
  • Sewing needle and white thread
  • 3/8″ ribbon cut to 6″ in length (optional)

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Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
mc – magic circle
sc dec – single crochet decrease
hdc dec – half double crochet decrease

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • The hat is worked in a continuous round. You will not be joining and chaining. This is where a stitch marker comes in handy. Just move the stitch marker along after each completed round.
  • Stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.

Instructions:

Hat:
With I Hook,
MC
Round 1: 10 sc into mc (10)
Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around (20)
Round 3: *hdc into next st, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (30)
Round 4: *hdc into next 2 sts, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (40)
Round 5: *hdc into next 3 sts, 2 hdc into next st* Repeat around. (50)
Rounds 6-16: hdc in each st around (50)
Round 17: hdc in each st around. Sl st into the last st.
**If you want a beanie, stop here and add one round of sc. For an earflap hat, proceed to earflap instructions.
Earflaps:
Row 1: Ch 1. Hdc into same st and the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 9 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 7 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 4: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 5 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Hdc dec, hdc into the next 3 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn (5)
Row 6: Hdc dec, hdc into the next st, hdc dec. Fasten off, weave ends. (3)
Now for the second earflap: sk 12 sts on the front of the hat. Join yarn with a sl st. Continue with instructions from above.
Trim: 
Join your trim color with a sl st in any stitch. Sc evenly all around the hat, making sure to place 2sc into the corners of each earflap. Fasten off and weave ends.
Snout (Make 2):
With H hook
Ch 2
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2:  2 sc in same st. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3:  2 sc in same st, 2 sc into the next st. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4:  2 sc in same st, sc into the next 2 sts, 2 sc into the last st. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 5-9: sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 10: sc dec, sc into next 2 sts, sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 11: sc dec, twice. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 12: sc dec. Ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 13: 1 sc (1)
This is what your snout will look like:
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Ch 1. Now start to sc evenly around the snout. Sc approximately 10 sts.
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 You will be almost at the “point”  of the snout. Ch 3, sc.
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Ch 4. Sc into the “point” of the snout
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 Ch 4, sc.
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Ch 3, sc.
Crochet Fox HatContinue to sc around (approximately another 10 scs). Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
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Nose:
With G Hook, Working in the round
MC, ch 1
Round 1: 4 sc into MC (4)
Round 2: 2 sc into each st around (8)
Round 3: sc in each st around (8)
Round 4: sc dec in each st around (4)
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing
Cheeks (Make 2):
With G Hook
MC
Round 1: 6 sc into MC. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. (6)
Ears:
Inner Ear (Make 2):
With H Hook
ch 10
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across Ch 1 turn(9)
Row 2: sc dec, sc in next 5 sts, sc dec, ch 1 turn (7)
Row 3: sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, sc dec, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 4: sc dec, sc in next st, sc dec, ch 1 turn (3)
Row 5: sc dec, sc next st, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 6: sc dec (1)
Ch 1, sc evenly around, making sure to place  2 sc in each corner. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Outer Ear (Make 2):
With I Hook
Ch 12
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across Ch 1 turn(11)
Row 2: sc dec, sc in next 7 sts, sc dec ch 1, turn(9)
Row 3: sc dec, sc in next 5 sts, sc dec ch 1, turn (7)
Row 4: sc dec, sc in next 3 sts, sc dec, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 5: sc dec, sc in next st, sc dec, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 6: sc dec, sc next st, ch 1, turn (2)
Row 7: sc dec (1)
Ch 1, sc evenly around, making sure to place 2 sc in each corner. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Assembling Ears:
Place the inner ear on top of the outer ear. With black yarn and tapestry needle, sew the inner ear onto the outer ear all the way around until you have reached the bottom of the ear. Fasten off the black yarn and weave in ends. With the tail from the inner ear and tapestry needle, sew the bottom of the inner ear to the outer ear. Fasten off and weave ends. Repeat for other ear.
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Finish:

  • Using needle and white thread, sew the buttons onto snout pieces. Using tapestry needle, sew cheeks onto the snout pieces as well. Sew the two snout pieces onto the front of the hat. I usually pin them down to keep the pieces from shifting when sewing them to the hat. Attach the nose to the center (between the two snout pieces) and sew the ears to the top of the hat.
  • Braids: Cut 9 strands of yarn (I did 3 in each color) for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24″. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how long you would like your braids. Fold the strands in half and pull through the earflap. Make a knot to secure the braids to the earflap. Braid the strands. When you’ve reached the desired length of your braids, knot the bottom and trim the ends so that they are even. Repeat for the other side.
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 There you have the finished hat! I hope you like the upgraded version of my fox hat. If you would like to make this hat in a bigger size, you can now purchase the pattern on Ravelry. fox3

 

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50 Comments

  1. It is so nice of you to share this adorable pattern. I made the hat but mine is not as cute as yours. Thank you again for sharing your pattern.

  2. Thank you so much, Amy, for this pattern. I fully expected to pay for it. I’ve researched fox patterns before but until now haven’t found one I really like. I always post the name of the person who gives me a free pattern and link back to your site. Thanks again. I love it!!

  3. Although I love all your patterns, this one has to be my absolute favorite. It is just too sweet 🙂 Thank you for sharing your talent with everyone 🙂

  4. I made your Free Fox Hat.
    Your patterns are easy to read and follow.
    Your photo tutorials made your patterns that much easier.
    Thanks for all your great work.

      1. Thanks. I did notice it was already asked in the comments once I looked through! Working on it as we speak. ☺

  5. I just love this hat! Every time I see someone post their version it looks great. Thanks for an awesome pattern!

  6. Love Love Love this hat! I would love to make this for one of my girls but they don’t really wear hats! Maybe my next one will!

    1. Hi Marilyn! I will be releasing the other sizes in a paid pattern sometime this week but it does not include an adult size. I’ve been considering it and will see if I can design it sometime soon.

  7. I’m so excited about this adorable hat! It looks fantastic!! Is there a paid version that we can buy with permission to sell finished products? I can’t wait to make this for my two little girls. My three year old loves foxes 🙂

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