Crochet Lamb Hat Pattern

The sweet little baby that is growing in my tummy got me thinking of all the cute hats I need be making in preparation for his/her arrival. I loved the idea of making a lamb hat and I had to make a boy version and a girl version since we don’t know the gender yet. There are lots of different yarns you could use to create different effects and you can even add some felt accents to create a lamb face. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to post your finished hat on my Facebook page for all to see :)

Materials:
– Worsted Weight Yarn (weight category 4) – I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Gray and Beige for the gray hat. You can buy this yarn HERE.
OR 
– Bulky Weight Yarn (weight category 6 ) – I used Loops & Threads Country Loom Baby yarn in White for the white hat and accented it with Vanna’s Choice yarn in pink for the ears. I purchased the bulky white yarn at Michaels.
– Size J (6.00mm) crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Bobble  = Bobble Stitch

Lamb Hat Pattern:

Note: This pattern is written for worsted weight yarn, if you want to use bulky yarn, follow the same pattern but make a smaller bobble (see video) and take off two rows at the bottom for each size.

Size 0-3 Months:
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 6-10: Repeat rounds 4 and 5 until you have 10 rounds, then begin on first earflap as written below.
Note: If at any time your hat seems too short, feel free to add more rows.
Size 3-6 Months:
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 7, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 HDC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (18 HDC + 18 Bobble = 36)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (36 HDC)
Round 8-11: Repeat round 6 and 7 two more times, then begin on first earflap as written below.
Size 6-12 Months:
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 2 (40 HDC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (20 HDC + 20 Bobble =  40)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (40 HDC)
Round 8-12: Repeat rounds 6 and 7 until you have 12 rounds, then begin on earflaps as written below.
Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 HDC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (24 HDC + 24 Bobble = 48)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (48 HDC)
Round 8-13: Repeat rounds 6 and 7 until you have 13 rounds, begin on earflaps as written below.
Size: Child
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 HDC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (24 HDC + 24 Bobble = 48)
Round 7: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 7 stitches, repeat around, join, chain 2 (54 HDC)
Round 8: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (27 HDC + 27 Bobble = 54)
Round 9: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (54 HDC)
Round 10-14: Repeat rounds 8 and 9 until you have 14 rounds, begin on earflaps as written below.
Size: Teen/Adult
Magic Ring, chain 2, 8 HDC in magic ring, join to first HDC, chain 2 (8 HDC)
Round 2: HDC and then Bobble in first stitch and in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (8 HDC + 8 Bobble = 16)
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (32 HDC)
Round 4: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (16 HDC + 16 Bobble = 32)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 HDC)
Round 6: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (24 HDC + 24 Bobble = 48)
Round 7: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 7 stitches, repeat around, join, chain 2 (54 HDC)
Round 8: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (27 HDC + 27 Bobble = 54)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8 stitches, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 HDC)
Round 10: HDC in first stitch, Bobble in next stitch, repeat around, join, chain 2 (30 HDC + 30 Bobble = 60)
Round 11: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (60 HDC)
Round 12-15: Repeat rounds 10 and 11 until you have 15 rounds, begin on earflap as written below.
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Earflaps for 0-6 months:
Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 8, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (6 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 4 SC)
Row 6: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Second earflap placement: Fold hat in half leaving slightly more stitches in the front of the hat than the back. Place the second earflap to line up with the first earflap (Refer to earflap placement from the pictures available at the end of my puppy hat pattern).

Earflap 2:
Join yarn, chain 1, SC in next 8, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (6 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 4 SC)
Row 6: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC decrease, and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.
Earflaps for 6 months – Preschooler
Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Second earflap placement: Fold hat in half leaving slightly more stitches in the front of the hat than the back. Place the second earflap to line up with the first earflap (Refer to earflap placement from the pictures available at the end of my puppy hat pattern).

Earflap 2:
Join yarn, chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.
Earflaps for Child – Adult:
Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across (8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Second earflap placement: Fold hat in half leaving slightly more stitches in the front of the hat than the back. Place the second earflap to line up with the first earflap (Refer to earflap placement from the pictures available at the end of my puppy hat pattern).

Earflap 2:

Join yarn, chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across (8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn

Row 11: SC decrease, and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.

Lamb Ears Pattern:
Outer Ear: (Make 2)
Chain 8, HDC in second chain from hook and in the next 6, make 2 HDC in last chain
now work your way up the other side of the chain with HDC’s (7 HDC), join to first HDC, Chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in the first 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in the next 8, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in last 3, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew ear onto hat.
Inner Ear: (Make 2)
Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook and in the next 4, make 2 SC in last chain
now work your way up the other side of the chain with SC’s (5 SC), join to first SC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in the first 2 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 6, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in last two stitches, join, fasten off leaving long tail to sew inner ear inside the outer ear.
After you sew the inner ear into the outer ear, pinch the end together and sew some of it shut before you sew it onto the hat.
Here is what the back of the ears look like once they are sewn onto the hat:
Feel free to add your own embellishments. I went ahead and added a felt face to my hat! I cut out the face, eyes and nose from felt, added two black buttons for the eyes and stitched everything together and then onto the front of the hat with matching yarn and a tapestry needle.

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My friend Stephanie over at All About Ami recently made the most adorable sheep amigurumi named Cotton! The best part is that her and I happened to use the exact same white yarn: Loops & Threads Country Loom Baby! I think the hat and the amigurumi together would be a wonderful gift for child and would also make the most adorable newborn photo prop. Click HERE to see how she made this adorable little lamb :)

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  1. says

    How adorable 😀 I love all you're work 😀 And thank you for sharing you're patterns 😀
    You're adding a lot of wonderful colors to the crocheting world 😀

  2. says

    Hi !….they all are so lovely…..beautiful.You always having great ideas and beautiful projects.Thanks for sharing and God bless you !

  3. says

    These are so cute!! Too funny, that just a few days ago, I was going to email you. And ask if you would make a pattern for lamb hats. I had twins, just a few weeks ago. And the theme of their nursery is, Little Lambs. I'm definitely going to be making these! Thanks for always sharing your patterns. :)

  4. says

    Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing your pattern – I stumbled across it from All About Ami's link on Facebook – I'm a fan too! I think I could make a unisex one in the same kind of colour scheme as the Cotton sheep by Stephanie. Great inspiration :) LOVE and I'm pinning this! <3

  5. says

    Hi Sarah,
    I must say that I absolutely love this pattern! As soon as I saw it I sat down and made one in the grey/beige combo! So cute! I just have one quick question for you, my bobble stitches are all dimpled into the hat. No matter how many times I push them out they pop right back in. I haven't made anything using this stitch before, so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
    Thanks for such an awesome pattern!!!!

    • says

      My daughter is going to be in a Christmas play for school. She looks about the same size as your daughter in the pictures of her in the lamb hat. (beautiful work by the way!) Could you tell me if you made her the preschool or child size? Thank you!

  6. says

    I have a baby girl coming in Sept (2013) and my mom and I were perusing Pinterest and came across a link to your page. When we saw the pattern for this hat, we both knew that my mom just had to make it! To say the least, I LOVE how it turned out and I cannot wait to see it on my baby girl!! Thanks for all the great patterns! We are having so much fun going through them all! Here is a link to her finished hat! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201197084791358&set=a.1849219152382.2108816.1297806777&type=1&theater&notif_t=mentions_comment

  7. says

    I too, like Emily Doyle, am having a baby girl that is due in October. My baby's initials are "LAM" so I am looking for anything lamb for her. I saw a hat at the store that was close to a lamb but not quite right but it gave me the idea. Your pattern is PERFECT, adorable, thorough, priceless, amazing, and more words that I can't think of right now. Thank you so much for posting it for everyone to use! I will post the picture of me and baby Lily wearing our lamb hats when she's born!

  8. says

    I made this in the 6-12 month size and it turned out darling but rather small for a 6 month old. Am I just crocheting too tight? Or does the little girl I made it for just have a huge head? (not my daughter so feel free to choose that option without me taking offense)

    • says

      I used Bernat Satin and as it turns out that makes a much smaller hat than Vanna's Choice though they all claim the same weight. Just a warning to others! Really learning my lesson here. But the hat is really cute. I love it and the pattern is super easy to follow.

  9. says

    I've just finished making one of these. Had to adapt the pattern slightly as my tension tends to be a bit loose. I used sc instead of hdc and it kept the tension tighter and bobbles more puffed out.

    My little girl is being a sheep in her nativity tomorrow. Shall try and get a decent picture to put up.

    Great pattern. Thanks very much.

  10. says

    Hello, Sarah! I'm not one who typically posts comments; however, I am compelled to say I am thoroughly IMPRESSED by your creative and generous offerings on this blog! (My son laughed out loud at the name of your site – "Repeat Craft-er Me…Ha! Funny, Mom!" I had my kids late in life, and when they were in their early teens I came down ill and had to quit work; I took up crocheting (after a 20-year hiatus) to feel productive. I don't have grandkids yet, but am (great-) Auntie Sue to many nieces and nephews, including little ones at church. It's hard to choose which projects to make; they're all so clever! Your instructions are clear, and I appreciate your taking the time to create separate instructions for different size hats. I've been trying to find uses for a large skein of white baby boucle I was given; this is the PERFECT project. Thanks again for generously sharing your creativity with those whose minds are waning…. <3><

  11. says

    LOVE this pattern, but my bobbles just don't like to stick out ~ not sure if using a larger or smaller hook would make a difference ~ HELP!!!! I really want to create this for our granddaughter!

    • says

      You posted a while ago and probably figured it out, but I thought mine was looking less cute when i finished and before adding the ears, then i flipped it inside out and voila!

  12. says

    PLEASE HELP! I am trying to do the inner ears. It says to Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook and in the next 4, make 2 SC in last chain…
    Can someone please explain…If I chain 6, and sc in second chain, that leaves "4 free chains", then when I do the Sc in the next 4, that leaves "0" free chains. Explain where the chain comes from to do those "2SC" in the last chain…where is the last chain. Is there a typo in the instructions? Do I need to chain "7" instead of "6", or am I missing something. Thanks

  13. says

    So we are doing a bobble stitch and THEN a HDC in the NEXT stitch. (In your video it sounds like you said HDC in the SAME stitch however your directions say NEXT and that is what I'm doing)

  14. says

    Thank you EVER SO MUCH! A friend wanted one of these for her new baby and I just couldn't figure out how to start it! It was really easy to follow and soooo cute! Again, Thanks!

  15. says

    This is so adorable!! I just taught myself to crochet yesterday and got through this perfectly! My maiden name is Lamb, so it's awesome to keep myself busy with the baby coming in a week or so!
    Quick question: if I was to make adult sizes for my siblings to have for some silly family photos over christmas, do I need to make the ears any larger? I feel like they might look a little small on a full-sized beanie. and if so, how do I do that?
    Thanks so much!!

    • says

      I made the preschooler size hat and thought the ear pattern was too small as written–what makes the original hat so adorable to me is the oversize floppy ears. To enlarge them a little, I did two of Round 1 before going on to Round 2 for both inner and outer ear patterns.

  16. says

    Sarah, you truly are a genius, I loved this lambmikin hat. I made it for newborn and made adjustments. Princess Lambmie had smooth curly hair, by using HDC instead of bobbles, only used for ear flaps. I paired with matching poncho, will send pic. Thanks again, Rosie;

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  18. says

    Hi, Sarah! Thank you for this fantastic pattern! You're a crochet genie!
    I did it with a very fine yarn for a baby girl and a 3mm hook and the result: beyond than beautiful! I love everything you do! Thank you for helping us accomplish our dreams! I would like to send you the picture!

    • says

      Hi, I'm also using a fine yarn (baby wool to be exact) and i'm using a 3,5mm hook. I was wondering: did you adjust the pattern? When I made it the first time, it was too small. Now I'm trying to increase by using the pattern for 3-6months, but it still looks very small… I guess I'll have to adjust again (so pull everything out until round 4 and start over), but I don't know how I can estimate which pattern (for which age) I should use… Is there a trick to do this? After yarning round 5, I just can't judge if it's big enough, so I yarn round 6-7-8-9 and thén I evaluate… but that's not very efficient off course… Thanks for the advice!

    • says

      Hi, Karen! You'll have to adjust the pattern (with one of the optional instructions) and I've learnt a simple trick from Clare of Bobwilson123 which has helped me a lot and has saved me a lot of time.
      You put your work on a flat surface and with the measuring tape, you measure from side to side and multiply that number by 3,14. The result will give you the size of the circumference you have at that moment.
      For example, you measure your circle and it's 12 cm wide, if you do 12*3,14 = 37,68, in that case you get the size circumference of a 3mo to 6mo baby (look for charts on the internet for size of circumference and height in babies, that it's really helpful).
      Please, let me know if this has helped you.

    • says

      Hi Marina, thank you for the tip… I'll check it out! Meanwhile, I saw my grandmother yesterday and she gave me the advice to use double yarn (so 2 threads in stead of 1) and to use a bigger hook. I tried this and it magically worked! So I still used the pattern for 0-3 months. I'm eager to check out if it matches the size of an actual baby head :-). Thanks a lot!

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