The Cutest Baby Bear Beanie Crochet Hat Pattern

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Baby Bear Beanie Crochet Pattern

This super cute baby bear beanie is a fun crochet hat pattern that is different from your typical baby hat pattern. It is easy to make, and the finished results are adorable. I am so very excited to share this cute hat crochet pattern with you because it is so easy to make, and is super adorable when finished.

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The Cutest Crochet Baby Bear Hat – Free Pattern

These adorable baby bear crochet hats are the perfect project to make for any newborn baby, or just any baby in your life. If you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, this is such a fun idea, no matter what the gender of the baby. 

These hats are a lot of fun to make, and super cute when they are finished. I am very excited to walk you through the step-by-step instructions for making these baby bear beanie hats. They are one of my favorite patterns, and I hope you will enjoy it too. 

A Quick Pattern Overview

I like to start off a little differently when making most types of hats, this one included. I prefer to start with the hat ribbing, then work your way up, starting with the ribbing, then making the main body of the hat, and finishing the body of the hat with the crown of the head. Finally, make the bear ears and attach them to the body of the head as you prefer. This way, you can easily make the baby bear hat the perfect size. 

Let’s take a look at the free pattern for making the crochet baby hat, beginning with the materials you will want to have on hand before making this crochet pattern.

How to Crochet Baby Bear Hats

Materials Needed

1 Skein of Yarn – I used a light brown “brownie” from Hobby Lobby in Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Low-Pill Fiber 

I Hook Size or 6.00mm Crochet Hook

A Tapestry Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations 

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches 

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

BLO – back loop only

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet 

mr – magic ring 

inv dec – invisible decrease

inc – increase 

To learn more about these stitches be sure to check out my tutorial for learning how to crochet

Please Note: This pattern is written in US Terms

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Baby Bear Hat Pattern

Baby Bear Beanie in Different Sizes

Premie Size Bear Beanie

9-12 inches in circumference 

Approximately 3-5 inches tall

0-3 Months Newborn Size Bear Beanie

13-15 inches in circumference 

Approximately 4-6 inches tall 

3-6 Months

14-18 inches in circumference 

Approximately 5-7 inches tall 

6-12 Months

16-19 inches in circumference 

Approximately 6-8 inches tall 

Ribbing

Row 1: Ch 8 sts. turn

Row 2: In the 3rd ch st from your hook, make a hdc st, hdc in each st across. Ch 2 sts, turn. (6 hdc sts)

Row 3: skip the first 2 sts closest to your hook, working on the BLO, make a hdc in the 3rd st from your hook and in each st across. Ch 2 sts, turn. (6 hdc sts)

Repeat row 2 until your ribbing measures your desired size based on the above size estimates. Do not finish off. 

baby bear beanie starting chain

Create the starting chain

working in back loop only with the band

Work in BLO

the finished band for the baby bear hat

The finished band

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Joining the band

Joining your Ribbing into a Circle

When your ribbing is your desired length, fold the ribbing so that the two ends are together. Slip stitch in each hdc st to join and form into a circle. This is the base of your baby bear beanie. Do not finish off. 

The Bear Hat Body

Turn the ribbing so that it forms a circle, with the slip stitches on the inside. Then hold it so that the circle opens at the top. 

Round 1: To begin working your stitches in the top, you will start by making 2 ch sts, then hdc in the side of each hdc st in the ribbing. Join with a sl st to the first hdc st made in that round. 

Round 2: ch 2 sts, hdc in the first st, place a stitch marker in this st, and in each st around. Do not join, continue working in continuous rounds, moving your stitch marker out as you work, until the body of your baby bear beanie reaches approximately 1-1 ½ less than your desired height size. 

working up from the band of the bear beanie

Creating the first row of the hat body

starting the body of the bear hat

Working in rounds

starting the decrease rounds

Finishing the main body of the hat

finishing the baby bear beanie

Finishing the top of the beanie

Finishing the Top of the Hat

Premie Size

Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.

Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st. 

To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends. 

0-3 Months

Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.

Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st. 

To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends. 

3-6 Months

Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.

Finishing Round 5: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st. 

To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends. 

6-12 Months

Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st. 

Finishing Round 5: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.

Finishing Round 6: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st. 

To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends. 

bear ear round 1
bear ear round 2
bear ear round 3

Bear Ears – Make 2

Round 1: Make a magic ring, in the mr make 7 hdc sts. Join with a sl st

Row 2: ch 3, make 2 dc sts in the 4th st from the hook, and in each st across, do not join. 

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each dc st from the previous round. Do not join. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. 

Attach the Little Ears

Step 1: Position Ears

The first step in attaching the ears for your baby bear beanie is to determine where you want the ears to be located. I like to use a small crochet hook to hold each one in place. You can also use clips or straight pins if you have any on hand. 

Step 2: Turn the Hat Inside Out

Once you have the ears pinned in place, pull your long yarn tail from each ear, through the hat, to the bottom side. Thread your yarn onto a yarn needle, and then turn the hat inside out. 

Step 3: Sew the Ears in Place

Using your yarn needle, and the long tail of yarn, sew each ear securely in place. After each ear is secured, tie a knot, and then weave in any yarn tail remaining. 

Your adorable baby bear beanie is now finished using my crochet pattern, and it is ready to be enjoyed or given away as a gift. 

Would you like to see how this is made in a video? Be sure to check out my video tutorial that walks you through the steps of making this cute hat!

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How Hard are Crochet Baby Hats to Make?

Once you know the basic crochet stitches, you can easily make one of these cute baby bear beanie hats following this crochet pattern. If you are just starting out, I would suggest practicing your stitches a bit before tackling this project. But once you are comfortable with the basic stitches, this is a fun project to try out! 

What Yarn is Best for These Baby Bear Beanies?

My favorite yarn to use for these baby bear beanies is from Hobby Lobby. I use their Yarn Bee, Soft and Sleek, Low-Pill Fiber in the color “brownie”. I like this yarn because it is nice and soft, without being too thin. It works up into a very nice crochet baby bear beanie, with a lovely soft texture to it.

You may of course choose any other type of soft yarn that you enjoy working with. There are many different color options and yarn varieties to choose from. I chose to use a nice brown for my bear hat, but another fun option is to use black for a baby black bear beanie. I just like to make sure that it is nice and soft when making a baby hat crochet pattern. A nice number 4, medium-weight yarn is a good choice or a worsted weight yarn. I would not recommend using a chunky yarn, and it could be difficult to work with.

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Why does that pattern not give specific stitches for each size? 

In this pattern, I have given you suggested sizes for each baby’s age and size range. I have chosen to lay the pattern out this way so that it is easily adaptable to the baby you are trying to make the crochet beanie for. Since everyone stitches slightly looser or tighter, I have found this method to be the best when trying to make a specific size. 

This way, when you make my free crochet pattern for the baby bear hat, all you have to know is how big around to make the ribbing, and then approximately how tall to make the body of the hat. Then you get to enjoy the easy hat pattern, which easily turns out to be your desired size.

What if my project has holes?

The easiest way to fix your crochet baby hat that has unwanted holes is likely because your stitches are a bit too loose. You can easily fix this by switching to a smaller hook size. Try dropping a size or two and see if this helps to make your stitches tighter.  

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Baby Bear Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Thank you so much for stopping by to learn more about my free baby bear beanie crochet pattern. I hope that you will enjoy making this beautiful pattern, for any baby in your life. This free crochet pattern is a lot of fun to make and is a very sweet gift for a baby shower, or for a new mom in your life. 

It is my hope that you will give this free crochet pattern a try, and I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Happy Crocheting! 

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Baby Bear Beanie Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 1 Skein of Yarn I used a light brown “brownie” from Hobby Lobby in Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek Low-Pill Fiber
  • I Hook Size or 6.00mm Crochet Hook
  • A Tapestry Needle or yarn needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Premie Size Bear Beanie

  • 9-12 inches in circumference
  • Approximately 3-5 inches tall

0-3 Months Newborn Size Bear Beanie

  • 13-15 inches in circumference
  • Approximately 4-6 inches tall

3-6 Months

  • 14-18 inches in circumference
  • Approximately 5-7 inches tall

6-12 Months

  • 16-19 inches in circumference
  • Approximately 6-8 inches tall

Ribbing

  • Row 1: Ch 8 sts. turn
    baby bear beanie starting chain
  • Row 2: In the 3rd ch st from your hook, make a hdc st, hdc in each st across. Ch 2 sts, turn. (6 hdc sts)
  • Row 3: skip the first 2 sts closest to your hook, working on the BLO, make a hdc in the 3rd st from your hook and in each st across. Ch 2 sts, turn. (6 hdc sts)
    working in back loop only with the band
  • Repeat row 2 until your ribbing measures your desired size based on the above size estimates. Do not finish off.
    the finished band for the baby bear hat

Joining your Ribbing into a Circle

  • When your ribbing is your desired length, fold the ribbing so that the two ends are together. Slip stitch in each hdc st to join and form into a circle. This is the base of your baby bear beanie. Do not finish off.
    join the band baby bear beanie

The Bear Hat Body

  • Turn the ribbing so that it forms a circle, with the slip stitches on the inside. Then hold it so that the circle opens at the top.
  • Round 1: To begin working your stitches in the top, you will start by making 2 ch sts, then hdc in the side of each hdc st in the ribbing. Join with a sl st to the first hdc st made in that round.
    working up from the band of the bear beanie
  • Round 2: ch 2 sts, hdc in the first st, place a stitch marker in this st, and in each st around. Do not join, continue working in continuous rounds, moving your stitch marker out as you work, until the body of your baby bear beanie reaches approximately 1-1 ½ less than your desired height size.
    starting the decrease rounds

Finishing the Top of the Hat

    Premie Size

    • Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends.

    0-3 Months

    • Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
      finishing the baby bear beanie
    • Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends.

    3-6 Months

    • Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 5: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends.

    6-12 Months

    • Finishing Round 1: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 2: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 3: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 4: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first two sts, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 5: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in the first st, hdc in the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finishing Round 6: ch 2 sts, work a *hdc inv dec in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • To finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread a needle with the long tail, and whip stitch through each remaining hdc st. Pull the yarn tight, so that each of the stitches comes together. Tie a knot, and weave in the ends.

    Bear Ears – Make 2

    • Round 1: Make a magic ring, in the mr make 7 hdc sts. Join with a sl st
      bear ear round 1
    • Row 2: ch 3, make 2 dc sts in the 4th st from the hook, and in each st across, do not join.
      bear ear round 2
    • Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each dc st from the previous round. Do not join. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.
      bear ear round 3

    Attach the Little Ears

      Step 1: Position Ears

      • The first step in attaching the ears for your baby bear beanie is to determine where you want the ears to be located. I like to use a small crochet hook to hold each one in place. You can also use clips or straight pins if you have any on hand.

      Step 2: Turn the Hat Inside Out

      • Once you have the ears pinned in place, pull your long yarn tail from each ear, through the hat, to the bottom side. Thread your yarn onto a yarn needle, and then turn the hat inside out.

      Step 3: Sew the Ears in Place

      • Using your yarn needle, and the long tail of yarn, sew each ear securely in place. After each ear is secured, tie a knot, and then weave in any yarn tail remaining.
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