Bear Hat

from Bear Ears

Bear Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Bear Hat
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • decreasing
  • single crochet
  • double crochet
  • double crochet increase

Pattern Description:

Do you frequently have a frequent hankering for berries, find yourself wandering through camp sites, and on occasion, sleep through the entire winter? Perhaps you were meant to be a bear.
The bear hat pattern is a mixture of knit and crochet. The hat is knit while the ears are crochet. The crochet portion is in chart form along with written instructions. A light brown and dark brown bear hat can be made with the amount yarn suggested.


Baby (Adult)
Knitting: 24sts/ 36rows (16 sts/ 24 rows) = 4x4in/ 10x10 cm stockinette with size 3/ 3.25mm (8/ 5.0mm) needles. Crochet: 27sts/ 16rows (16sts/ 10rows) = 4x4 in/ 10x10cm in double crochet with size B/ 2.25mm (G/ 4.0mm) hook. Exact gauge is not crucial as long as the stitches are tight.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby: 14in/ 35.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 17in/ 43cm head, Length from brim to crown when the brim is rolled up: 5in/ 12.7cm, Brim is rolled down: 6.25in/ 15.9cm
  • Adult: 21in/ 53.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 24in/ 61cm head, Length from brim to crown when the brim is rolled up: 7in/ 18cm, Brim is rolled down: 9in/ 23cm


  • Baby: One skein of Cascade Heritage, fingering weight, 437yds/ 400m, (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) in: Needles/ Hooks Notions Gauge 5639 (Brown), 5610 (Camel)
  • Adult: One skein of Cascade 220, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 9557 (Dark Chocolate), 8622 (Camel)
  • Baby: Size 3/ 3.25mm, 12in/ 30cm circular needles and size B/ 2.25mm hook
  • Adult: Size 8/ 5.0 mm, 16in/ 40mm circular needles and size G/ 4.0mm hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

About Designer

About Designer

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I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies.
Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers market and currently work at a yarn shop. And like everyone else, I'm working on a book. But I figure anyone can start a book, the only thing that matters is that I finish mine.

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