Horse Hat Crochet Pattern

IMG_4729This horse hat started the pattern bonanza! It is the first pattern I ever wrote for someone else to follow. I started making animal hats for people and just followed the patterns I designed and memorized in my brain. Someone contacted me on Etsy and asked if I would write this pattern so they could make it… and thus began my journey into pattern writing.

You can find the Horse Hat pattern you are looking for here on Craftsy for $2.00.

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  1. Judi Masson says:

    I cannot figure out how to do the mane. Help needed!!


    • The Firefly Hook says:

      Thanks for stopping by:)

      For the mane you are drawing loops up with your hook, slip stitch, then cinch the slip stitch tight so it is secure, remove your hook and repeat the process in the next stitch/space. You work the mane last and are working on the surface of the hat.

      I hope this helps. It’s tricky to offer help when I can’t see your project, but let me know if I can offer any more assistance.


  2. Drynda Stewart says:

    Amazing hat! I really look forward to making it for my niece! I only have one problem, I do not have an 11.5 mm hook 😦 would there be any other way of making this without it? My biggest hook is 6.5 mm.

    Thank you!

    • The Firefly Hook says:


      Thanks for visiting The Firefly Hook!

      Well, you can make most of the hat with a smaller hook but the base of the hat is crocheted using two strands at the same time so even your 6.5 mm will be too small. I think having a 10 – 12 mm hook is great to have on hand for bulkier yarn (or when using two strands of worsted yarn like in this pattern) but you can also crochet a beanie in worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook and add all the horsey extras to it. Let us know if you have any more questions.



  3. Dianne Neesom says:

    What an awesome hat I love making hats for my grandchildren and I’m sure this one will be a hit.

  4. so adorable. I am going to try this. I am also looking for a hat of the same style but a fox. Any ideas where I might find a pattern?

    • The Firefly Hook says:

      Hi Pamela!
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I have a myriad of animal hat patterns in my brain but this is the only one I have written right now. I used to sell hats on Etsy and am now writing patterns. I even have a fox hat! I will let you know if I come across a good one but stay tuned – we will have a fox hat pattern soon…


  5. Very fabulous design! Shared the link on FB – thank you for sharing such a great free pattern! Rhondda

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