Crochet Raccoon Hat



Earlier this week I posted the pattern and tutorial for a CROCHET FOX HAT and the more I looked at the it,  I started to see some resemblance to a raccoon as well! With just a few tweaks and the addition of black eye patches, Mr. Fox turned into a cute little raccoon! Full pattern is posted below!

Materials: 
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Silver Grey, Silver Blue, and Black. 
– Size H Crochet Hook 
– Two White buttons (about 1 inch wide) and two black buttons (about 1/4 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 dark gray 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 light gray 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
Starting with dark gray yarn
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 light gray 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
Starting with dark gray yarn

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 light gray 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)
Starting with dark gray yarn

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 light gray 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

Starting with dark gray yarn
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 light gray 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 
Starting with dark gray yarn
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 light gray 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 
Starting with dark gray yarn
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 light gray 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)
Row 4: SC decrease two times, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch (2 SC)
Continue repeating row 5 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.

Eye Patches:
Left Eye:
With black yarn
Chain 7,  SC in second chain from hook and in next 5, make 3 SC in last chain. SC in each stitch along other side of chain, join, chain 2 (13 SC)
Round 2: 2 DC in first 3 stitches, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next 3, SC in next rest of stitches, join to top of first DC. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.


Right Eye:
With black yarn
Chain 7,  SC in second chain from hook and in next 5, make 3 SC in last chain. SC in each stitch along other side of chain, join, chain 1 (13 SC)
Round 2: SC in first 5 stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, SC in next, HDC, 2 DC in last 3, join to first SC. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.

Sew on white button to each eye patch. Leave as is or glue on a black button for a round pupil. If your button holes match up you could stitch the black button and white button on together.

Small Ears (0-12 month size hats) Make 2:
Starting with dark gray 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.


Small Inner Ear (Make 2):
With light gray 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 dark gray 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)
Row 8: SC decrease two times, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease and continue to SC around edges of ear.


Large Inner Ear (Make 2):
With light gray 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. 
For more detailed pictures of the base hat and adding embellishments please refer to my CROCHET FOX HAT tutorial.

Happy Hat Making!

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  1. says

    You are one of my favorite people!!!!!!! I have really enjoyed all of your patterns that I have made for my little grandson!!!!! God bless you for your giving those adorable patterns to all of us!!!!

  2. says

    You are one of my favorite people!!!!!!! I have really enjoyed all of your patterns that I have made for my little grandson!!!!! God bless you for your giving those adorable patterns to all of us!!!!

  3. Claire says

    I’m currently adapting this to be a red panda! We’ll see how it turns out.
    Also, I’m curious about your sizing. The 0-3 month size fits my (large) 2 year old! ???

  4. Jessica says

    Love the hat but HELP! I can’t for the life of me figure out the cheek fluff…I’m throwing in the yarn for now. Mine is cheekless. :( I need a video tutorial. I’ve tried a good dozen times or more and to no avail. Argh! Please help anyone!

  5. Allison Tomasek says

    Had a hard time with this site. The pattern is great but your site kept crashing and refreshing and had some populous. I use alot of your patterns and I’ve experienced this many times. Can this be fixed?

  6. Den says

    Raccoon has an error
    On the nose bridge you have wrong color yarn listed
    This is what it says –Attach orange yarn along the last row of orange stitches. chain and make 6 SC in the next 6 spots, chain 1, turn

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