Special Thanks to Jennifer Jayne photography for cute photo.
I know, you guys can’t resist to make this adorable Crochet Lion Hat and good news is, it’s a FREE Pattern. Can you imagine that your little pumpkin wearing this hat? Let’s crochet and dress up your little one for their first photo shoot with easy to follow step by step photo tutorial..
Newborn-3 months (fits up to 14 inch)
You will need
- MC (shown here in yellow colour): 50 grams/95 meters of Panda cotton Blend 8ply 50% acrylic, 50% cotton)
- CC (shown here in dark brown): small amount
- For mane: use super bulky weight yarn and a wire brush or pet slicker blush.
Removable stitch markers or contrasting coloured yarn
Gauge: 4 single crochet stitches x 4 rows = 1 square inch
Skill and abbreviations:
You will need to know how to make:
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
If you are new to crochet or a beginner, don’t worry I got you cover!
My beginner tutorial check it out here
- In this pattern, you will work in the round continuously. You may use a removable stitch marker or a short piece of yarn of contrasting colour to mark the beginning of each round. At the end of each round, you will not join, but begin the next round in the next stitch.
- The stitch counts at the end of each round are given.
You will work from top to bottom
Round1. Make magic ring or adjustable ring and 12sc in ring (12 sts)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (24 sts)
Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (36 sts)
Round4. *Sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (48 sts)
Round5. *Sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * around (60 sts)
Rounds 6 – 20. Sc in each st around (60 sts). Finish off.
Use two stitch markers to mark the stitch in the middle of each side of the hat. Join MC at the first marker with sl st.
Row1. Ch 1 (counts as first sc here and throughout), sc 14, ch1, turn (15 sts)
Row2. Sc in next 13 sts, ch1, turn (14 sts)
Row3. Sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn (13 sts)
Row4. Sc in next 11 sts, ch1 turn (12 sts)
Row5. Sc in next 10 sts, ch1 turn (11 sts)
Row6. Sc in next 9 sts, ch1, turn (10 sts)
Row7. Sc in next 8 sts, ch1, turn (9 sts)
Row8. Sc in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8 sts)
Row9. Sc in next 6 sts, ch1, turn (7 sts)
Row10. Sc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn (6 sts)
Row11. Sc in next 4 sts, (5sts) fasten off. Join MC at second marker with sl st and repeat as above for second earflap.
Join MC at any st along the edging with sl st and work one round of sc around the edge, going around the earflaps. Fasten off.
With CC, loop yarn into approximately 18-20 inch long loops as shown in the picture.
Note. Please use these pictures only as a guide.
Using a crochet hook, pull the folded side of the yarn through the centre stitch at the bottom of the earflap, making a loop. Pull the free ends of the yarn through this loop and pull tight.
Divide yarn in to three parts, plaint or braid to the end, and tie a knot to finish up. One tie is made. Repeat on the other earflap to make second tie.
Make 2 pieces with (yellow colour)
Round1. Make magic ring and 8sc in ring (8sts)
Round2. 2sc in each st around (16sts)
Round3. *Sc in next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (24sts)
Round4. *Sc in 2 next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (32sts)
Round5. *Sc in 3 next st, 2sc in next st* and repeat from * around (40sts)
Round6-7. Sc in each st around (40sts)
Round8. *sc in 3 next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (32sts)
Round9. *sc in 2 next st,dec 1* and repeat from * around (24sts)
Round10. Pick up brown colour, Sc in each st around (24sts).Then finish off and leave long tail for sewing.
Making mane by loop stitch technique using super bulky weight yarn in colour of your choice.
(Loop’s length: about 1 inch long)
Loop st: wind yarn over index finger, insert hook in st, draw yarn through pulling yarn from under finger, drop loop from finger letting loop fall to right side of work and complete sc.
There are many way to crochet loop stitch.
Here some helpful tutorials.
Round1. Join CC at any st along the edging with sl st and work 1 loop stitch of sc around the edge, going around the earflaps.
Round2. Work 1 loop stitch of sc around the edge, going around the earflaps and fasten off.
Cut each of loop stitches and brush only super bulky yarn with a wire brush (or a pet slicker brush), and Keep brushing until the piece is as fluffy as you’d like it to be.
Attach lion ear behind mane by sewing.