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I am a stay at home mom of 3 children who are my inspiration and joy of my life along with my husband. As a young girl my Great Grandmother taught me the art of crocheting. I have been developing my ...

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Cheetah / Leopard Chin Strap Hat

from My Sweet Potato 3
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Cheetah / Leopard Chin Strap Hat
Cheetah / Leopard Chin Strap Hat copyright Lisa G Photography
Cheetah / Leopard Chin Strap Hat Copyright Sweet Potato 3 Patterns
Cheetah / Leopard Chin Strap Hat Copyright Sweet Potato 3 Patterns

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Ch, Sc, Hdc, Slst, Join
  • Sew Pieces Together

Pattern Description:

This crochet pattern comes with complete instructions for this super cute Cheetah or Leopard Chin Strap Hat. This hat is perfect for those little ones who try to take off their hat or to hold their hat in place and cover those ears. If you prefer to not make the chin strap the pattern does give you that option and how to finish off. The spots are crocheted and then sewn to the hat with fabric behind them for the uneven look of Cheetah & Leopard spots. The pattern is for newborns up to child/youth.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Stitches Used:
Chain, Single, Half Double, Slip Stitch

Materials Needed:
Size H / K Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Worsted Weight Yarn
1" Button
Scrap Piece of Brown Yarn (for behind the spots)
Fabric Glue (optional)

This pattern may not be redistributed in any way. Finished items may be sold, but please refer back to me as the patterns author and include a link to my shop in your listing-thank you.


Please check gauge for appropriate sizing, change hook to correct size to obtain gauge.

With Hook K:
9 rows with 12 hdc = 4 inches square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn
  • 3-6 Months
  • 6-12 Months
  • 12-24 Months
  • Child


  • Crochet Hook H / K
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Yarn Needle
  • 1" Button
  • Scrap Fabric (for use behind the spots)
  • Fabric Glue (optional)