Chicken Hat

Very easy free crochet pattern for the chicken hat will help you to make this Easter hat fast and pain-free.

You can make the hat in yellow, beige or any other of your favorite colors as well as in traditional white.


Difficulty level: Beginner crochet pattern.

Sizes available: Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months

If you need to make bigger size (up to adult size): How to make a hat in any size instructions are here:

TUTORIAL: HOW TO CROCHET A HAT (any size, any style)

You will need:

Yarn bulky (chunky) weight (#5) in white or yellow

Crochet hook L 11/ 8.0 mm or M 13 / 9.00 mm or size needed to obtain the gauge

A bit of medium weight (#3 or #4) yarn: black or brown for the eyes and red or orange for the beak (and a crochet hook accordingly)

Gauge:  4 SC = 2’’, 5 rows = 2’’


Abbreviations and stitches used:

SC – single crochet, DC - double crochet, CH - chain, slip stitch.

Chicken Hat is made as a Basic beanie with details added (scallops, beak and eyes).

SC 2 (the # of stitches is AFTER the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in two stitches of the previous row.

2SC (the # of stitches is BEFORE the stitch's abbreviation) means: make two single crochet stitches in one stitch (increase).

Start the beanie from the round bottom. The center is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join with a slip stitch at the end of each round, and do not turn at the beginning of each round. Use a stitch marker to indicate the beginning of the round, and move the marker up as work progresses.


You can use 2 strands of medium weight yarn (weight category #3 - such as DK or sport yarn) instead of chunky yarn. Just check the gauge!

CH 3, join in the ring with a slip stitch.

Row #1: SC 6 in the ring, slip stitch

Row #2: 2SC in each SC all around the row.

Row #3: [SC, 2SC], repeat [  ] 6 times.

Preemie size: Make 1 more row: [SC 5, 2SC] repeat [  ] 3 times, skip Rows ##4-6 and go to Row #7

Row #4: [SC 2, 2SC], repeat [  ] 6 times. For the Newborn size skip Rows ##5-6 and go to Row #7

Row #5: [SC 3, 2SC], repeat [  ] 6 times. For the size 0-3 months skip Row # 6 and go to Row #7

Row #6: [SC 4, 2SC], repeat [  ] 6 times.

Row # 7: SC in each SC all around the row.

Preemie size: Make 4 more rows like Row # 7, fast off

Newborn size: Make 5 more rows like Row # 7, fast off

Size 0-3 months: Make 6 more rows like Row #7, fast off

Size 3-6 months: Make 7 or 8 more rows like Row # 7, fast off

If possible, try the beanie on to make sure the height at the forehead is enough.

The basic hat is ready - let's add scallops, beak and eyes to make it Chicken Hat!

The scallops.

For smaller sizes make 3 scallops, for bigger sizes you might want to make 5 scallops, in both cases the center scallop in on the top of the hat.

Fold the beanie flat and make scallops along the edge:

Attach the yarn between the 4th and the 5th row of the beanie (count from the top). CH 1 and make 5 DC stitches in one place: between the 2nd and the 3rd row of the beanie. Make a slip stitch between the first and the second row of the beanie. The first scallop is ready!

The first scallop is ready!

Make the second (the center) scallop making sure it is in the top center of the hat, and make the third scallop.

The scallops for the Chicken Hat are ready!

The beak and the eyes.

The beak: CH 3, join in a ring. SC 6 in the ring. SC in each SC (6 stitches), slip stitch, cut off the tread leaving approximately 8 in (20.5 cm) of yarn to sew the beak on.

The eyes: make 2 eyes: CH 3, join in a ring, SC 4 in the ring, slip stitch, cut off the tread leaving approximately 8 in (20.5 cm) of yarn to sew the eye on.

Sew on the beak to the hat, arrange symmetrically and sew on the eyes.


The Chicken Hat is ready!

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