I designed this cute crochet dog hat pattern after multiple requests about it. It is easy and fast to make and requires only a small amount of yarn. This makes it a perfect stash buster project for your four-legged friend.
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This hat is designed for a golden retriever and should fit large dogs in the 55-70 pound range. The dog in the pictures is our adorable golden retriever Lucy who is about 62 pounds. By the way, Lucy is the inspiration for this website’s name.
If you are planning to crochet a hat for your dog, I hope she will not mind wearing it! I suspected that our Lucy would not like wearing the hat and it turned out to be very true.
After I made the hat, I wanted to take some pictures with Lucy wearing it. But it was almost impossible to make Lucy wear it. She immediately was doing her best to try taking it off.
As much as she likes to wear her crochet bandana and can wear her crochet headband for some period of time, we found that she can’t handle wearing the hat. Maybe your dog will not be so annoyed by it as my Lucy was.
So, anyway, with help of my son and a lot of dog treats, I was able to take some pictures of Lucy wearing my crocheted hats.
All patterns I designed for our Lucy can be found in this post: Crochet patterns for dogs.
Need more ideas? Check out these patterns on the Etsy website!
Also, check out these gift ideas for pets and pet lovers!
Dog Hat – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this crochet dog hat is also available as a print-friendly, styled, and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop. Free pattern is below.
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BLO – back loop only
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
DC2tog – double crochet two stitches together
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This hat is designed for a large size golden retriever and will fit dogs 55-70 pounds.
The hat is about 22” in circumference.
Medium weight #4 cotton yarn, colors of choice – Color A and Color B.
- Crochet hook I/9 – 5.5 mm
- Crochet hook J/10 – 6 mm
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1. Ch 1 or Ch 2 at the beginning of the rows and rounds doesn’t count as a stitch.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With Color A, Ch 5;
Row 1. SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each of next 3 Chs. Total 4 SC. Turn.
Row 2. Work in BLO. Ch 1, SC in each St across. Total 4 SC. Turn.
Rows 3-56. Repeat Row 2.
Bring the short sides together and working in BLO of last Row, join both ends together by slip stitching across. Do not fasten off, continue working along the edge.
The Body of Hat
Rnd 1. Ch 1, work across the edge one SC per row, Sl St to first SC to join. Change to Color B: work final Sl St as follow – insert hook in first St of the round, drop old color and yarn over new color, finish Sl St. Total – 56 SC. Do not fasten off Color A, leave it on the back side.
Rnd 2. Ch 1, SC in first St and in next 7 Sts, Ch 12, skip 12 Sts, SC in each of next 16 Sts, Ch 12, skip 12 Sts, SC in each of next 8 Sts, Sl St to first SC to join. Total – 32 SC and two Ch-12 arches.
Rnd 3. Ch 1, SC in first St and in each of next 7 Sts, SC in each of next 12 Chs, SC in each of next 16 Sts, SC in each of next 12 Chs, SC in each of next 8 Sts, Sl St to first SC to join (work final Sl St as follow: insert hook in first St of the round, drop old color, pick up Color A from back side and finish Sl St). Total – 56 SC. Fasten off Color B.
Rnd 4. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in each of next 6 Sts, [DC2tog, DC in each of next 5 Sts] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 48 Sts.
Rnd 5. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in each of next 5 Sts, [DC2tog, DC in each of next 4 Sts] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 40 Sts.
Rnd 6. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in each of next 4 Sts, [DC2tog, DC in each of next 3 Sts] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 32 Sts.
Rnd 7. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in each of next 3 Sts, [DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 Sts] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 24 Sts.
Rnd 8. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in each of next 2 Sts, [DC2tog, DC in next St] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 16 Sts.
Rnd 9. Ch 2, skip very first St, DC in next St, [DC2tog] 7 times, Sl St to first DC to join. Total – 8 Sts. Fasten off leaving a tail to close the hat.
With tapestry needle, weave the yarn in and out of the top loops of the last round, pull the end tight to close the top, secure the top closed by sewing back and forth across the opening a couple of times.
With crochet hook 6 mm, join two yarn strands held together (one of each color) to the outer edge of the band above the earhole center (see Picture below ) and Ch 25-30 (or make it as long as desired). Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
Make tassel (or pom-pom) and attach it to the top of the hat.
I hope you enjoyed this dog hat free crochet pattern!