Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern

by Lorene on January 4, 2013

013 Unicorn hat

I have friends that LOVE Unicorns.  They love Unicorns so much that I decided to crochet some Unicorn hats for when we all get together at the end of the summer.  We and our children will all wear our crochet Unicorn hats and have a blast!  Of course it will be a little warm for hats but that’s ok… we’ll make due!

This pattern is written in adult and toddler sizes.  It can easily be made to any size, just make the appropriate size beanie and choose either the adult sized appliques or the children’s size, depending on your finished size project.

The patterns are posted for the two hats pictured here.

 

 

Toddler Hat- ages 18mo-36mo

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

mc/r- magic circle/ring

ch- chain

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops

Materials:
Any worsted weight yarn with coordinating hook size
tapestry needle to weave in ends

  1. mc/r with 10hdc
  2. 2hdc in every stitch around <20hdc>
  3. hdc around with 2hdc in every other st <30hdc>
  4. hdc around with 2hdc in every 3rd st <40hdc>
  5. hdc around with 2hdc in every 8th st <45hdc>
  6. 10 rows of hdc around <45hdc>
  7. 1 row of sc for edge <45sc>
  8. Finish off and weave in tails

 

Adult Hat

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

st- stitch

mc/r- magic circle/ring

ch- chain

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

dc- double crochet
yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops.

Materials:

Any worsted weight yarn with coordinating hook size
tapestry needle to weave in ends

  1. Mc/r with 10dc
  2. 2dc in each stitch around <20dc>
  3. dc around with 2dc in every other st <30dc>
  4. dc around with 2dc in every 3rd st <40dc>
  5. dc around with 2dc in every 4th st <50>
  6. dc around with 2dc in every 10th st <55dc>
  7. 7 more rows of dc around <55dc>
  8. 1 row sc to finish <55dc>
  9. Finish off and weave in tails

 

Childs Horn

You will not finish off rounds but you will count them as if you were, so I have written the instructions in rounds.  Be sure to keep track/count your stitches as you go.

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

Materials:
Red Heart in gold
5.0mm hook
tapestry needle
batting or stuffing

  1. Ch2
  2. 5sc in 1st loop and join together, this will be the only round you join
  3. 1sc in next 4sps, 2sc in 5th sp
  4. 1sc in next 6sp
  5. 1sc in next 5sps, 2sc in 6th sp
  6. 1sc in next 7sps
  7. 1sc in next 6sps, 2sc in 7th sp
  8. 1sc in next 8spc
  9. 1sc in next 7sp, 2sc in 8th sp
  10. 1sc in next 9sps
  11. 1sc in next 8sp, 2sc in 9th sp
  12. 1sc in next 10sps
  13. 1sc in next 9sp, 2sc in 10th sp
  14. 1sc in next 11sps
  15. 1sc in next 11sp
  16. Finish of and weave in ends leaving 18” long tail.

This will give you a gradual cone shape for your horn.  You will stuff this with batting before sewing on to hat

Attach horn by whip stitch to center of hat when folded in half around row 6 (will overlap on row 5 and 7)

002  009  010

 

Adult Horn

You will not finish off rounds but you will count them as if you were, so I have written the instructions in rounds.  Be sure to keep track/count your stitches as you go.

Abbreviations and Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc- single crochet
insert hook, yarn over, pull through (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

Materials:
Red Heart in gold
5.0mm hook
tapestry needle
batting or stuffing

  1. Ch2
  2. 5sc in 1st loop and join together, this will be the only round you join
  3. 1sc in next 4sps, 2sc in 5th sp
  4. 1sc in next 6sp
  5. 1sc in next 5sps, 2sc in 6th sp
  6. 1sc in next 7sps
  7. 1sc in next 6sps, 2sc in 7th sp
  8. 1sc in next 8spc
  9. 1sc in next 7sp, 2sc in 8th sp
  10. 1sc in next 9sps
  11. 1sc in next 8sp, 2sc in 9th sp
  12. 1sc in next 10sps
  13. 1sc in next 9sp, 2sc in 10th sp
  14. 1sc in next 11sps
  15. 1sc in next 11sp
  16. 1sc in next 10sp, 2sc in 11th sp
  17. 1sc in next 12sps
  18. 1sc in next 11sp, 2sc in 12th sp
  19. 1sc in next 13sps
  20. 1sc in next 13sps
  21. Finish of and weave in ends leaving 18” long tail.

This will give you a gradual cone shape for your horn.  You will stuff this with batting before sewing on to hat

Attach horn by whip stitch to center of hat when folded in half around row 6 (will overlap on row 5 and 7)

 

Childs ears

  1. Ch10
  2. Sc back down <9st>
  3. Turn and 1hdc in next 2sps, 1dc in next sp, 2dc in next two sps, 1dc in next sp, 1hdc in next sp, 1sc in next two sps,
  4. Ch3 and sl st into last completed st,
  5. Stitch back down ear, 1sc in 1st two sps, 1hdc in next sp, 1dc in next sp, 2dc in next two sps, 1dc in next sp, 1hdc in next 2sps
  6. Turn and sl st into front loop only all the way around ear, in the ch3sp do 3sc
  7. Finish off leaving 12” long tail.

Attach Ears at just in front of center point of hat when folded in half between rows 3-4

 

Adult ears

  1. Ch12
  2. Sc back down <11st>
  3. Turn and 1hdc in next 4sps, 1dc in next sp, 2dc in next two sps, 1dc in next sp, 1hdc in next sp, 1sc in next two sps,
  4. Ch3 and sl st into last completed st,
  5. Stitch back down ear, 1sc in 1st two sps, 1hdc in next sp, 1dc in next sp, 2dc in next two sps, 1dc in next sp, 1hdc in next 4 sps
  6. Turn and sl st into front loop only all the way around ear, in the ch3sp do 3sc
  7. Finish off leaving 12” long tail.

Attach Ears at just in front of center point of hat when folded in half between rows 3-4

008

To add mane and forelock

I used a mixture of fun fur and Caron’s Simply Soft in complimentary colors.

  1. Cut yarn to in approximately 5” lengths (this does not have to be exact, no need to measure)
  2. Each section is made of 1 strand of yarn and two strands of fun fur
  3. Insert hook underneath stitch where you want to place “hair” from top to bottom and back up to top.  Fold yarn in half and hook in center with crochet hook, pull loop just through (so that there is a little loop on hook.  Yarn over the rest of yarn and pull it through the loop.  (the same way you would attach fringe on a scarf).  Be sure to pull tight and repeat to finish.

For the forelock I did one row around horn and then three rows on top (2 stitches in top row, 3 stitches in other two rows)

For the mane the first two rows two stitches wide and the rest of the rows 4 stitches wide down the back of the hat till it looked the way I wanted.

011   012

 013   014

And now you are done with your very own Crochet Unicorn Hat!!!  Enjoy!!!

Free Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Flida January 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

What a lovely hat! Thanks a lot for the pattern. My daughter adores unicorns & horses!)))

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Sandra Grote January 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thank you so much! Both of my litttle Granddaughters LOVE Unicorns! I’m going to be the coolest Grandma EVER, thanks to your pattern.

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Lorene January 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Awesome… thanks a bunch

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Tammy Phillips July 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

I just wanted to share a trick I learned from making mohawk beanies. When adding the mane or any hair, if you use a latch hook for a latch hook rug you can pull three or so pieces thru the stitch at the same time. MAKES IT SO EASY! THANKS FOR THE GREAT PATTERN ! I look forward to making it!
Tammy

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Lorene July 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

great tip, thank you!

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Belle September 27, 2013 at 1:56 am

Im making this for my friend who is OBSESSED with unicorns. She has a unicorn onesie and all! Love the pattern, but i had to do a half a dozen more rows to make the beanie the right size and the ears were confusing. Im 16 and this will be my first real crochet project!

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Lorene September 27, 2013 at 7:34 am

what yarn are you using? And are you following the adult sizing or toddler sizing?

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kristin August 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Love this hat the ears are the best ears I have found to crochet. Thank you for putting it on here for free.

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