Zombie Hat

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

It’s October 1st, which means spooky season is finally upon us! Our two little boys have been talking about their halloween costumes for MONTHS. With the new movie “Lego Ninjago” that recently came out in theaters, ninja’s have quickly turned into our oldest’s favorite thing. Our youngest has been all about that Minions and Trolls. 

When I was growing up, we always celebrated halloween by picking out our own costumes and trick-or-treating the neighborhood with all of our nieces and nephews. By the end of the night, we were happy to have the jackets on that we protested wearing an hour before (it’s pretty chilly around the fall time) and our parent’s got stuck holding all of our swords, helmets, masks, wings, crowns or any other miscellaneous toys we got sick of wearing/holding.

With Halloween always being a big deal in my household growing up, I wanted to create a fun, yet gory, pattern this season that would satisfy other Halloween fanatics as well. So, join me for the zombie outbreak with this fun new FREE crochet hat pattern.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Zombie Hat

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

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Materials:

Abbreviations:

  • Ch - Chain
  • St - Stitch
  • Sts - Stitches
  • Sl st - Slip stitch
  • Sc - Single crochet
  • Sc2tog - Single crochet two together
  • Hdc - Half double crochet 

Gauge: 

  • 3" - 9 hdc sts
  • 3" - 7 hdc rows

Pattern Notes: 

  • This crochet pattern is written in US crochet terms. 
  • This crochet pattern is worked from the top down.
  • This pattern is worked in a continuous circle. Do not chain at the beginning of a round (unless otherwise stated). Do not join at the end of a round (unless otherwise stated). I would recommend using a stitch marker.

Size: Newborn
Measurements: Circumference 12", Length 5"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 Hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
5. In the back loops ONLY *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
Crown diameter should measure 3.75-4"
6-12. Hdc in each st around. (35)
Hat length should measure 5". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next eight sts (8)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
7. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 10 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next eight sts (8)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
7. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: 6 Months
Measurements: Circumference 14", Length 5.5"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 Hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
6. In the back loops ONLY * 2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
Crown diameter should measure 4.5-5"
7-14. Hdc in each st around. (42)
Hat length should measure 5.5". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 11 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: 12 Months
Measurements: Circumference 16", Length 6.5"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 Hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
6. In the back loops ONLY. * 2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
Crown diameter should measure 5"
7-16. Hdc in each st around. (42)
Hat length should measure 6.5". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 11 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Toddler
Measurements: Circumference 18", Length 7"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 Hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
7. In the back loops ONLY. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
Crown diameter should measure 5.75"
8-18. Hdc in each st around. (49)
Hat length should measure 7". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 13 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Child
Measurements: Circumference 20", Length 7.5"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
8. In the back loops ONLY. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
Crown diameter should measure 6.25"
9-20. Hdc in each st around. (56)
Hat length should measure 7.5". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 16 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Teen/Small Adult
Measurements: Circumference 21", Length 8"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
8. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
9. In the back loops ONLY. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next seven sts* repeat around. (63)
Crown diameter should measure 6.75"
10-22. Hdc in each st around. (63)
Hat length should measure 8". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 18 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Adult Large/Mens
Measurements: Circumference 23", Length 8.5"
1. Starting with red yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
8. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
9. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next seven sts* repeat around. (63)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to green yarn.
10. In the back loops ONLY. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next eight sts* repeat around. (70)
Crown diameter should measure 7.25"
11-24. Hdc in each st around. (70)
Hat length should measure 8.5". Fasten off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using green yarn. Sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 21 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to grey yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Skull Brim
Make a total of one skull brim
Using green yarn, sc in the front loop that was skipped on the green base of the hat (see pattern pointers).

Black Eye
Make a total of one black eye

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 4 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (4)
2. 2 sc in each st around. (8)
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (12)
4. Sc in each st around. (12)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (6)
2. 2 sc in each st around. (12)
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (18)
4. Sc in each st around. (18)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Large (Child, Teen/Small Adult, and Large Adult)
1.Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 8 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (8)
2. 2 sc in each st around. (16)
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (24)
4. Sc in each st around. (24)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Regular Eye
Make a total of one Regular eye

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 4 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (4)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (8)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (12)
4. Sc in each st around. (12)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (6)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (18)
4. Sc in each st around. (18)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Large (Child, Teen/Small Adult, and Large Adult)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 8 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (8)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (16)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (24)
4. Sc in each st around. (24)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto the hat.

Hanging Stuffed Eyeball
Make a total of one stuffed eyeball

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 4 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (4)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (8)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (12)
4-6. Sc in each st around. (12)
7. *Sc2tog in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (8)
8. Sc2tog six times. (4) 
Stuff quite stiffly to help keep round shape.
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to red yarn.
9-13. Sc in each st around. (4)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto Black Eye.
Using red yarn or red thread, st on veins (see pattern pointers).

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 6 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (6)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (18)
4-6. Sc in each st around. (18)
7. *Sc2tog in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (12)
8. Sc2tog six times. (6) 
Stuff quite stiffly to help keep round shape.
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to red yarn.
9-14. Sc in each st around. (6)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto Black Eye.
Using red yarn or red thread, st on veins (see pattern pointers).

Large (Child, Teen/Small Adult, and Large Adult)
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 8 sc in second ch from hook. Pull end string to close hole. (8)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to blue yarn.
2. 2 sc in each st around. (16)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to white yarn.
3. *2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (24)
4-7. Sc in each st around. (24)
8. *Sc2tog in the first st, 1 sc in next* repeat around. (16)
9. Sc2tog eight times. (8) 
Stuff quite stiffly to help keep round shape.
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to red yarn.
10. Sc in each st around (8)
11. *sc2tog in the first st, 1 sc in the next two* repeat around. (6)
12-16. Sc in each st around. (6)
Fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto Black Eye.
Using red yarn or red thread, st on veins (see pattern pointers).

Nose
Make a total of one nose
Using a strand of black yarn folded in half, sew an upside down "V" for the nose (see pattern pointers).

Mouth and Teeth
Make a total of one mouth and three teeth
Using a strand of black yarn folded in half, sew a slanted line for the mouth (see pattern pointers). 
Using felt sheets for the teeth, cute out shapes and sew them onto the hat using thread (see pattern pointers).

Tassels
Make a total of two tassels
Using grey, green and red yarn. Cut 18 strands of yarn 28" each (6 of each color), separate 9 strands for EACH earflap. Attach to bottom of earflap and braid (see pattern pointers). 

Brain
Make a total of one brain
Using the slip stitch method, make a series of slip stitch rows in sets of three (see pattern pointers).

Pattern Pointers

Base
This is what the base of the hat should look like. You may have more or less rounds depending on what size is being made. For this example, I am using the toddler size.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Skull Brim
In the first round of the base that was made in green, the stitches are done in the back loop only. Now working in the front loop only, sc in each st around. The total st count will vary depending on what size of hat is being made.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Eyes
One eye will be all black and the other eye will be black, blue and white. Sew the eyes on the green part of the hat but make sure that there's enough room for the nose and mouth on the bottom half of the hat.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Stuffed Eyeball
Using a strand of red yarn folded in half, sew a vein onto the eyeball that looks similar to a long "Y". Repeat making more veins until you get the desired look you want to achieve. Optional: Instead of weaving in ends from the veins you can knot the strands and let them hang out for an added "gore" texture.

The stuffed eyeball will be sewn onto the black eye. 

Nose
Using a strand of black yarn folded in half, sew an upside down "V" for the nose.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Mouth and Teeth
Using a strand of black yarn folded in half, sew a slanted line for the mouth. I like to line it up with the region between the middle of the nose and the middle of the eye.

The teeth can be made in a wide variety of ways. For this pattern I cut some shapes out of felt sheets and sewed them on with thread. If you don't have any felt sheets you could crochet some teeth or even weave some white/yellow strands of yarn between the stitches to create the look of the teeth. Its all completely up to the crafter. 

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern 
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Tassels
Fold 9 strands in half (three of each color), loop and attach to bottom of earflap. Splitting the strands into three equal parts, braid. Repeat for the other side.

Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern
Free Crochet Zombie Hat Pattern

Brain
The brain is made in a series of slip stitches rows. Starting with your beginning loop on the inside of the hat, insert your hook and draw up the loop, insert your hook into the next space and pull up another loop with your working strand. Pull that loop through the first loop on your hook and that completes your first slip stitch. Continue making slip stitches by pulling up a loop and pulling it through the first loop on your hook. 

I like to do three rows of slip stitches together so the brain has some thickness and texture.


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