Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern

Do you have a little girl that loves unicorns? If so, she is sure to love this crochet unicorn hat with a rainbow mane! Perfect for dress up, Halloween, and a fun colorful hat for dark, gray winter days. Let’s get right to the pattern.
Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in these colors:

  • Scarlet (Red)

  • Terracotta (Orange)
  • Mustard (Yellow)
  • Fern (Green)
  • Colonial Blue
  • Dusty Purple
  • Pink Poodle
  • White

– Size H Crochet Hook

– Tapestry needle
– Poly-fil for horn
– Stitch marker (if needed)
Abbreviations:

Magic ring

SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
Hat Pattern:
Use white yarn for entire hat, earflaps and ears


Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below



Size: 6-9 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)


Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 



Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)



Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size: Child 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 


Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


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Earflaps for 0-3 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

Earflap 2:See my PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
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


With accent color (I used purple), attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 6 long strands of the same color yarn, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.

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

Earflap 2:
See my PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
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 



With accent color (I used purple), attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 6 long strands of the same color yarn, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.


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Unicorn Horn:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC inside ring, do not join, continue to SC in rounds. Use a stitch marker if needed.
Round 2: SC in each stitch around (4 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (6 SC)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (8 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (10 SC)
Round 8: SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 9: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 11: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (14 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around (14 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat. Stuff with poly-fil and with your tapestry needle, sew horn onto hat just in front of your first round. 
Want your horn longer? Continue the pattern! hopefully you can see how each round is increasing. So the next round would be “2 SC in first, SC in next 6.”






Unicorn Ears (Make 2):

Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining chains, ch 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 3-5:
 SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 6:
 SC Decrease, SC in next two, SC decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 7:
 SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 8:
 Make 2 SC decreases, continue to SC around entire ear. Join to the second SC (this will cause the ear to cup). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat. Sew onto hat about one row away from the horn.


Unicorn Mane:
Cut 3 strands of yarn about 12 inches long. Hook yarn with your crochet hook in the middle of the 12 inch strands. Pull through the backside of a double crochet stitch. Now grab the ends of the yarn (you should have 6 strands because your yarn is now halved) and pull through the loop. Pull tight. Trim yarn after your entire mane is finished.




You will want to start with the red yarn, “knotting it” around all the double crochet stitches that surround the base of the horn. Then “knot” the orange yarn around each double crochet along the next row of double crochets (about 12 double crochets across). Continue with all the colors. Each color getting their own row. You will want to have empty rows at the bottom since the yarn will hang down and cover that space. If you are making larger hats, consider skipping a row in between colors or creating two rows of each color. Be careful though, because the yarn can add a lot of weight to the back of the hat. 0-3 month size is pictured.






Now you have completed your unicorn hat! It is sure to brighten anyones day :)



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55 Comments

You're amazing! I can barely keep track of all of our shoes with two kids and you've got 3 and keep coming up with AWESOMENESS. I'm so glad I found you :) My daughter is super glad I found you! She's going to love this hat. :)

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this on Pinterest! My grand daughter is obsessed with unicorns right now and I can hardly wait to make this for her. You are so talented and I have enjoyed making other patterns that you have shared. Thanks for sharing I know how much time goes into these projects!
Robin

Just to clarify on the ear….after I stitch around it, when I get back to the top, which is row 8..I skip the first of the dec stitches and connect to the 2nd stitch. And then which way does the ear go? Is that part the top or the bottom?!

How much of each yarn do you need?

Would you say this is a fairly easy pattern? I saw it and REALLY want to make it (I know a few people it would be PERFECT for), but I've never crocheted a day in my life. :)

Thank you for sharing this … I have made 3 in the last two day. Finally got the mane right… now will go back and redo the others.. I just can't stand to look at a funky mane now that I can do it right. Thank you again.

For those about to make this hat – it works up large. The 9-12m version swamped my big headed 10mo, and the toddler version fitted an adult friend of mine! I changed to a 4.5mm hook and it worked up just fine.

Great pattern. The second round on the horn should increase two times. Maybe: 2sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2? As is, the increase is only to 5 sc total. :)

Thank you for having a printer friendly version! I linked this to Ravelry as a free project. Now there is over 50 projects completed from your pattern! THANKS!

I made this hat fory neice for xmas. Found out today her and her friends play unicorn at school with it and she is asking all her friends if they want one my aunt will make you one.

Hi there. I have a question about the earflaps. After the rows in which you single crochet across, like Row 3, do you chain 1 and turn to start work on the next row? I'm pretty new at crochet and am not sure what I'm doing if it's not specifically stated in the pattern. Thanks!

is the H hook 5mm? I tried this pattern a couple of time and they end up huge, must be im using the wrong kind of wool or the wrong hook. Shame because it does look cool

I tried this pattern in the child to adult size, and it’s HUGE. Did anyone else have an issue? I usually have the problem of my crochet creations being too small, haha. It’s adorable anyway, just not sure how I managed to make it so large.

Hi Noah I had the same experience. I just re-did it and it is much smaller. I changed it by pulling pretty tight (not crazy tight that you can’t find the stitch) but tight-er and it seems more to the right size. My last hurdle is the horn. I am a total novice and cannot figure out how to SC into the round after doing the 4 SC into the magic circle. I have tried You Tube videos to no avail.

Hi! I am a novice at crocheting. I found this pattern and with the help of some youtube tutorials I completed the hat portion and ear flaps. However I did the Child size and the hat is even too big for me. Lol. So I have done it again and am at row 10, I am counting all the right stitches and using the H hook and Vanna White yarn and it still seems it may be on the big size for my 8 year old. Am I doing something wrong?Are you supposed to pull very tightly ? I am more of a loose crocheter and I just don’t know how to make it smaller. Thanks!

I love this. I saw a little girl wearing a similar rainbow unicorn hat and the lady who made it put eyes and nose/mouth on it. SO Beautiful!

Such a great hat! Just finished making it for my 2 1/2 year old, she has a unicorn bath towel and has started trying to wear it everywhere. I made the border rainbow as well! I posted it in instagram, please let me know if I should post a link to the actual pattern. I did hashtag you.

Hi there, I love your pattern!! I’m going to make this for my 3year old niece for Christmas. Just out of curiosity, approximately how much white yarn do you need for a child size hat?

Do you have a gauge for this pattern? I’m so excited to make it but I tend to need to make a gauge swatch to find the right hook for my yarn.

Hello I am Lenke and I live in Hungary. Congratulations to this imaginative and very nice hat. Five grandchildren crocheted small shoulder bag for them than they say tarisznyát- mice, frogs, unicornist my daughters and women’s bag, but it’s a super cap. I made my grandson Dori.