Crochet Aviator Hat Pattern

Every little (or big!) pilot needs a Crocheted Aviator Hat! Perfect for play or a cute accessory for chilly weather. You can find the Cardboard Box Airplane tutorial HERE. And you might recognize the Goggle pattern… It’s the same as my Sleepy Owl Mask! I love when I can re-purpose old patterns :)

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn in brown and gray. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.
– Bulky weight yarn in cream or white. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman color.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

Magic ring
Ch = chain

SC = Single Crochet
HDC = half double crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
Hat Pattern:
Use brown worsted weight yarn for entire hat

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

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, 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, fasten off, weave in ends

With bulky weight yarn, attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. 
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, 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, fasten off, weave in ends

With bulky weight yarn, attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Aviator Goggle Pattern:
With Gray worsted weight yarn…
Ch 5, 2 SC in second chain from hook, SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn 
Row 2: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC) 
Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last, ch 1, turn 
Row 4-8: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (8 SC) 
Row 9: SC dec, SC in next 4, SC dec, ch 1, turn 
Row 10: SC in each stitch, ch 1 turn (6 SC) 
Row 11: SC dec, SC in next 4, ch 1, turn 
Row 12: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (5 SC) 
Row 13: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, ch 1, turn 
Row 14: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC) 
Row 15: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn 
Row 16-20: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (8 SC) 
Row 21: SC dec, SC in next 4, SC dec, ch 1, turn 
Row 22: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC) 
Row 23: SC dec, SC in next 2, SC dec, ch 1, fasten off weave in ends.
Attach Bulky weight yarn and SC around the edge of entire goggle, fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you will want to Surface Slip Stitch the circles to make the “eye holes.”  Surface slip stitch along the the same place as your single crochets that were made around the edge of the goggles. 
Sew the goggles on to the front of the hat. With your tapestry needle, sew just under the top of the SC stitches around the edge of your goggles.
Attach bulky yarn one more time to make the “strap.” Begin in the middle edge on one side of the goggles and surface slip stitch around the hat the other side of the goggles. Follow along one row of DC’s to make sure your line is consistent.
Now you are ready to take flight!

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. I have wanted this pattern for a long time. Bless you. I have a free women's hat pattern, that is great for any age and also for cancer patience that I would love to share with you if you don't mind me posting the link on here. Please let me know. THANK YOU!

  2. says

    You are so very talented and generously kind to share! The world could use more souls like yours! I can't wait to make this for the kids at the UNMC's Radiation & Oncology Dept.!

  3. says

    Seriously Sarah, these are professional photos. You should give baby photography a try. Then again, your little model is so darling. Also, I must say, I love the hat. But that jacket, that adorable jacket, did you made that too? I mean, really, is there anything you can't do!! I know you made that airplain.
    I look forward to your emails and share them with my husband. He likes your slow cooker recipies. You are awesome. Thanks.

  4. says

    First of all I would like to start with I love your patterns and they are so easy to follow, I have been happy with all the hats I have made from your website but I have a quick question……I was wondering how come the child pattern for this hat only goes to row 15 but if you make the child minion it goes to 20. Is there some reason why different child hats have different row counts? Thank You again for sharing all your wonderful patterns :-)

  5. says

    excellent trÚs belle réalisation j' aime beaucoup et merci de ce beau pas a pas je pense essayer je te mettrait un lien sur mon blog a bientÎt biz

  6. says

    So many great things going on here. First of all, that hat! Cutest aviator hat ever. And those baby cheeks! And that airplane!! Man, you are killing me. Too, too cute. If you had a second to come by and link up at The Makers link party over on my blog, that would be so great!

  7. says

    Sarah, can u please let me know the color name of the brown and grey u used? The reason I am asking is I bought a grey and brown of Vanna's choice yarn but I'm not sure if I got the right color's……….

  8. says

    This is adorable. Thanks for the pattern (especially in the varying sizes)!. I made one for my nephew's 2nd birthday, it turned out great! I had some extra white yarn that is bubbly/varying thickness, sort of like Lion Brand's "homespun" yarns.. I used that on the bottom edge and it looks even more like a woolly "lambskin" lining!

  9. says

    Hey Sarah,

    I love ur caps.. I think I make almost all of them :)
    I have a qq, what version do u think is good to make for a 3 yr old ? – a preschooler or child ? as I see only a stitch count diff of 4. I m sending this as a gift to someone so I dont have their circumferences :)

  10. Mary Sarah says

    Thank you for this pattern, I’m so excited to make this for my friend’s newborn especially since she is a pilot. I am wondering about sewing the goggles onto the hat. You say to use a tapestry needle, but I’m wondering if I should be using thread or yarn. I assumed yarn given that it’s a tapestry needle, but do you use the bulky cream colored yarn to sew it, or a different type of yarn? Thanks so much, I just need to sew the goggles on and then will be done!

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