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Crochet Bear Hat – Tulare Bear Hat a Free Pattern in Sizes for the Family

Crochet a hat with bear ears for your loved ones. The Bear Hat includes a basic double crochet beanie, plus crochet bear ear tutorial.

This free crochet hat pattern includes sizes for baby: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and toddlers, preschoolers, and children. There are also sizes for teens and adults.

These crochet hats make great baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, or just because gifts. This beanie is a top down pattern.

Light brown bear hat with scissors and hook.

You might also like the Chunky Bear Beanie Pattern for an even cozier, super bulky yarn version.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted, printable PDF for this pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern.

Yarn

I use Red Heart With Love in tan and ecru for this beanie pattern. This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn so you can substitute any comparable yarn.

I can recommend Caron One Pound or Lion Brand Heartland for this pattern. There are many #4 yarns that will works for this one.

Stitch

This is an all double crochet hat pattern. For the bear ears you will also use the single crochet for shaping them. The stitches include links to tutorial in the abbreviations section.

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Crochet bear ear hat with scissors and hooks.

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Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart With Love in Tan (MC) + Aran (CC)
  • Rec yarn by size: 
  • Baby 0-3 mos (MC) ~65 yds/59m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Baby 3-6 mos (MC) ~70 yds/64m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Baby 6-12 mos (MC) ~75 yds/69m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Toddler (MC) ~80 yds/78m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Preschool ~83 yds/76m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Child (MC) ~85 yds/78m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~90 yds/83m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~95 yds/87m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • 5mm hook for the rest, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

CC-contrast color 

ch(s)-chain(s)

dc-double crochet

mc-magic circle  

MC-main color 

rep-repeat

sc-single crochet

sl st-slip stitch 

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 12 hdc x 8 rnds

Rnds 1-3 = 3.75”/9.5cm across

Level

Easy

Construction

This hat is a basic double crochet beanie. It’s worked from the top down, in the round. The ears are crocheted separately and sewed on to the hat.

Fit/Adjustment

To fit age (head circumference):

  • baby 0-3 mos (14”/35.6cm)
  • baby 3-6 mos (15”/38cm)
  • baby 6-12 mos (16”/40.6cm)
  • toddler (18”/45.7cm)
  • child (20”/50.8cm)
  • teen/sm adult (21”/53.3cm)
  • med/lg adult (23”/58.4cm)
Crochet bear hat with ears in light brown.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted, printable PDF for this pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern.

Hat Pattern

Light brown bear hat with scissors and hook.

Crochet Bear Hat Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to crochet a little bear hat in any size. The bear beanies make great gifts for everyone.

Materials

  • #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Red Heart With Love in Tan (MC) + Aran (CC)
  • Rec yarn by size:
  • Baby 0-3 mos (MC) ~65 yds/59m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Baby 3-6 mos (MC) ~70 yds/64m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Baby 6-12 mos (MC) ~75 yds/69m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Toddler (MC) ~80 yds/78m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Preschool ~83 yds/76m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Child (MC) ~85 yds/78m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • Teen/Sm Adult (MC) ~90 yds/83m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m
  • M/L Adult (MC) ~95 yds/87m and (CC) ~10 yds/9m

Tools

  • 5mm hook for the rest, or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape

Instructions

Hat Pattern
Baby 0-3mos
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts) 3.75” circle
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  5. Rnds 5-11. Rep Rnd 4. ~5.5” tall

Baby 3-6mos
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  6. Rnds 6-12. Rep Rnd 5. ~6” tall

Baby 6-12mos
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  6. Rnds 6-13. Rep Rnd 5. ~6.75” tall

Toddler
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  6. Rnds 6-14. Rep Rnd 5. ~7” tall

Preschool
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts) 4.75”-5” circle
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  6. Rnds 6-15. Rep Rnd 5. ~7.5” tall preschool

Child
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
    Rnds 7-15. Rep Rnd 6. `~7.75” tall

Teen/Sm Adult
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts) 5.75”-6” circle
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  7. Rnds 7-16. Rep Rnd 6. `~8” tall

M/L Adult
Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.

  1. Rnd 1. 12 dc into mc, sl st to join.
  2. Rnd 2. Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join. (24 sts)
  3. Rnd 3. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *{2 dc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (36 sts)
  4. Rnd 4. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next two sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next two sts} rep from * around, join with sl st to first st. (48 sts)
  5. Rnd 5. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next three sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next three sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (60 sts)
  6. Rnd 6. Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next four sts, *{2 dc in next st, dc in each of next four sts} rep form * around, join with a sl st to first st. (72 sts) 7.25” circle med/lg adult
  7. Rnd 7. Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. 
  8. Rnds 8-16. Rep Rnd 7. `~8.5” tall

Bear Ears

Outer Ears

Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
In MC (tan), make 2.

  1. Row 1. 6 dc in mc, pull to close in semi circle, turn.
  2. Row 2. Ch 1, in same sc, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in last st, turn. (10 sts)
  3. Row 3. Ch 1, in same sc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in last st. (16 sts) Third round of crochet ear for bear hat.
  4. Cut yarn leave a long tail. Inner Ears

Start with a magic circle, or ch 3, sl st to join into a circle.
In CC (aran), make 2.

  1. Row 1. 6 dc in mc, pull to close in semi circle, turn.
  2. Row 2. Ch 1, in same sc, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in last st, turn. (10 sts)
  3. Cut yarn leave a long tail.

Assembly

  1. Sew inner ear to outer.
  2. Lay hat flat in front of you, sew on ears, along the fold.
  3. Start them 3 rounds down for baby sizes; 4 rounds down for toddler/preschool; 5 rounds down for child/teen/sm adult size and 6 rounds down for m/l adult.

Finishing

  1. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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