Crochet Fox Hat

This crochet fox hat has been much requested and on my to-do list for a long time! After some inspiration from my Repeat Crafter Me Crochet FB Group, I finally put yarn to hook and came up with this cutie! I used my basic hat pattern and added embellishments. Full FREE pattern is below!

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta (orange), White, and Black.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Two black buttons (about 1/2 inch round)
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
HDC Decrease = Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC = Double Crochet

Size: 0-3 Months
Starting with orange yarn

Magic ring, chain 2 and make 11 DC in ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch 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)
Change color to white after round 6
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 11: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (44 SC)
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)

Change color to white after round 7
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 12: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (48 SC)

Size: 6-9 Months

Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)
Change color to white after round 8
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 13: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (52 SC)

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)

Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)

Change color to white after round 9
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 14: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (56 SC)

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)
Change color to white after round 8
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (60 SC)

Size: Child 
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)
Change color to white after round 10
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Change color to black
Round 16: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (64 SC)


Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 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)
Change color to white after round 11
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (68 SC)

Nose Bridge:
Turn hat upside down. You are going to want to locate the 6 stitches in the middle of the hat. Doesn’t need to be perfect because ANY spot could be the middle since we haven’t attached any other features yet.
Attach orange yarn along the last row of orange stitches. chain and make 6 SC in the next 6 spots, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Continue repeating row 3 until nose bridge is long enough to reach the base of hat.
Fasten off leaving long tail.
Sew all side of the nose bridge to the hat.

Nose:
With black yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 2 DC, HDC, 2 SC, HDC, 2 DC, HDC, 2 SC, HDC, and join to first DC. Pull tight and leave long tail to sew onto base of the nose bridge.

Cheek Fluff:
Right Side: Attach yarn over the DC on the edge of the last row of hat.
Chain 6, SC in second chain from hook, HDC decrease over next two, DC decrease over next last two, join with a SC to next DC on edge of hat, chain 5, HDC decrease over first two, DC decrease over last two, join with a SC to next DC row on hat, chain 3, HDC decrease and join to next DC on edge of hat. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Left Side: Starting on the 4th DC row of white from bottom of the hat, attach yarn and chain 3, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in last, join to next DC space on edge, chain 4, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next, DC in last, join to next DC space on edge, chain 5, SC in second chain from hook, DC in next two, 2 DC in last, join and fasten off, weave in ends.

Feel free to add more fluff “spikes” if you want it to fill more of the white area on large hats. The pattern above works perfectly for a 0-3 month size hat.

NOTE: After making the cheek fluff, I realized that maybe it should be pointing downwards? If you feel this way, just reverse the right and left side patterns!

Small Ears (0-12 month size hats) Make 2:
Starting with orange yarn…
Chain 9, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease over last two, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease over last two, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edge of ear…When you get back to the top, attach black yarn, SC + Chain 1 + SC along top to make black tip of ear!

Small Inner Ear (Make 2):
White white yarn…
Chain 7, SC in second chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (4 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease over next two, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC decrease, and continue to SC around edges of ear.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew inner ear onto outer ear.

Large Ears (Make 2):
Starting with orange yarn…
Chain 11, SC in second chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Change to black yarn…
Row 8: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 9: SC decrease two times, chain 1, turn
Row 10: SC decrease and continue to SC around edges of ear making sure to change yarn color at the appropriate spots.

Large Inner Ear (Make 2):
White white yarn…
Chain 9, SC in second chain from hook and rest of the way down chain, ch 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 edges of ear.

Fasten off leaving long tail to sew inner ear onto outer ear. 
Lastly, attach the button eyes and you have yourself a friendly fox hat! Feel free to add earflaps or maybe a cute little bow on one of the ears for a girl? Can’t wait to see what you do with the pattern!

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Comments

  1. says

    Super cute!
    Thanks you so much for this pattern.
    Started to "crave" foxes all over the place since I am pregnant with our little boy!

    Love it!

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  3. says

    Love this! My little brother and his wife are expecting their first, a boy, this fall. Some of the decorations for the baby's room has foxes so I will definately make them this hat! Maybe you could create a diaper cover with a tail to go with it? It would be easy to convert it to a racoon tail too, just like you did the hat!

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  5. Sarah says

    This might be a stupid question but after each round, do you turn your work since it doesn’t say otherwise?

  6. says

    Made this hat for my newest nephew (he’s 6 months old) and his sister adopted it and wears it around the house. My family members loved the hat design. Super cute. Thanks for all the great hat patterns (I’ve made a few of yours by now).

    Will post a few photos of the fox hat soon: http://www.prairiethings.weebly.com

    Thanks, again, Sarah!

  7. Vero says

    Hi! First of all, thank you for all the patterns. I love making your hats! I just have a comment about the last row of the child size. I noticed that the pattern says to switch color to black before making the SC, however this doesn’t reflect the picture and this note doesn’t appear in any of the other sizes… I just realized it as I was making the nose bridge and went to check the picture one more time.

  8. Lindsay says

    Sarah, how do i reverse the cheek fluff to be pointed down? Do I flip sides and reverse the pattern? I’ve been trying but the left side of the hat still turns out to be pointed up.

    • Karen says

      I had the same problem until I reread the directions and you will notice that it is different directions for each side. After finally noticing this, it turns out great.

  9. Sarah rydel says

    Hi, I love this pattern and I’m making it for my son but I’m struggling to find a good way to join the yarn on and start the nose bridge. My first attempt you could still see some of the white showing through because of where I was working the stitches. Any tips?

    • Karen says

      Right above your white double crochets, you will notice you have a terracotta thread (one strand of yarn between your terracotta double crochets), attach your yarn there-not the row where your white and terracotta intertwine. Worked great for me

  10. Melissa says

    After making the fox hat twice, as well as the other owl toque pattern several times, I have found that the sizing is way too big for toddlers and adults. My gauge and yarn are fine and I’m using the right size hook. I’ve ultimately just altered the pattern for toddlers and adults to fit more snuggly. Being made from a stretchy material, it’s not an item that I want fitting big from the get go.

  11. Emeily says

    Do you think I could downsize the 0-3month pattern for a preemie? If so how lol Ihave only been crocheting for 1 year and I am not sure how to go about doing so…. tia

  12. Patricia Campos says

    Thank you so much for sharing with us the beginners your talent. I made the fox hat and it came out better than I thought :)

  13. says

    Just want to know from anyone, please – is this pattern written in UK or USA terms? Thanks SO much for helping me with this, I’m still very “new” at crocheting!!

    Isobel Conradie

  14. RW says

    Sarah: I have finished the fox pattern and am having a problem with the ears flopping down. Have I not sewn the attaching stitches tight enough? I looked at other patterns. The bunny hat pattern states using a pipe cleaner but I think this is for the length of the ears and to add a bend in one of them.
    Please help.
    RW

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