If you need a quick and incredibly soft hat, this bear hat crochet pattern is what you’re looking for. The baby bear hat is crocheted with a plush yarn that works up fast and comes in three sizes.

The largest size only takes 9 rounds to complete.

A practical baby hat that the baby will actually wear is important.  Here are a few rules I follow to make sure the hat is a hit.

  1. Soft Yarn: The yarn is important. If you use a scratchy yarn the baby won’t be comfortable.
  2. No Holes: Unless you live someplace hot, a thick hat is a must. If you can see through the hat it won’t keep the baby warm.
  3. Modern Style: This is personal preference, but a hat that matches everything will be worn a lot more. If you can’t choose a color, neutrals are a good place to start. For the record, pink is a neutral for girls 🙂

The bear hat crochet pattern will make a darling matching baby gift set with the Baby Cocoon Crochet Pattern. The pattern uses the same soft and squishy yarn.

The softest baby bear hat crochet pattern yet! The bear hat is made with plush thick yarn making it a quick project. A beginner friendly crochet pattern. Baby hat crochet patterns.

Baby Bear Hat Sizes

There are 3 sizes for the bear hat crochet pattern. Each size has an estimated head circumference in inches.

  • 0-3months: 12-14″
  • 3-6months: 14-16″
  • 6-12months: 16-18″

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What You Need

Gauge

4″ square = 5 rows of 7 hdc’s

Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
ch= chain

Helpful Tips

  • The hat is worked starting at the top using a magic circle.
  • The chain at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.
  • To join at the end of each round, slip stitch into the chain or use the no-cut join method for a seamless look.

The Baby Bear Ear Pattern

Make 2
Make a magic circle.
row 1: work 3 sc’s in the magic circle, don’t join, turn (3 sts)
row 2: ch 1, 2 sc’s in the first st, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc’s in the last st, don’t join, turn (5 sts)
row 3: ch 1, [ 2 sc’s in the next st, 1 sc in the next] work 2 times, 2 sc’s in the last st (8 sts)

Break yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew the ears onto the hat. (15”)

The ear is a half moon shape. Weave the tail of your yarn through the bottom of the ear. When you pull the yarn tight the ear will gather slightly. Sew onto the top of the hat.

The Bear Hat Crochet Pattern

Size 0-3 Months

Make Magic Circle
round 1: work 8 hdc in the magic circle, join (8 sts)
round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 sts)
round 3: ch 1, [1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc’s in next st] work 5 times, 1 hdc in the last st, join (21 sts)
rounds 4-7: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, join (21 sts)

Break yarn and sew in ends.

Size 3-6 Months

Make Magic Circle
round 1: work 8 hdc in the magic circle, join (8 sts)
round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 sts)
round 3: ch 1, [1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc’s in next st] repeat around, join (24 sts)
rounds 4-8: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, join (24 sts)

Break yarn and sew in ends.

Size 6-12 Months

Make Magic Circle
round 1: work 8 hdc in the magic circle, join (8 sts)
round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 sts)
round 3: ch 1, [1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc’s in next st] repeat around, join (24 sts)
round 4: ch 1, [ 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, 2 hdc in the next st] repeat around, join (28 sts)
rounds 5-9: ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around, join (28 sts)

Break yarn and sew in ends.

Now you have a cute hat your baby will actually wear. The soft squishy yarn will make you want one in your size. You can find more modern hat crochet patterns here.