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How to Crochet a Horse a Hat Free Crochet Pattern

DIY Crochet Horse Hat Pattern Yes you read that right. 

How to Crochet your HORSE a HAT complete with Pom Pom! Written Crochet Pattern.  

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I've included some photos to help you along the way and how to measure your horse for his own hat.  

To Crochet, this hat for your horse drop to Double Knit yarn and a 5.00mm hook

  (I am an extremely loose crocheter my gauge/tension was 12DC to 4 inches. so adjust if needed. 

(this will make it fit an average horse)  

(please remember I wrote the original pattern to fit my 2-year-old Clydesdale whose head is still a lot bigger than most horses' heads. And it also fitted/stretched to fit my 6-year-old. 

SO please check your measurements and adjust. 

I have included general horses sizes to help you. I have added The Orange and Green photos 

 to help you size for a HORSE. 

I just love that my 2 hobbies have come together Crochet and Horses. 

I had a beautiful crochet Fly bonnet for the boys and wondered how easy it would be to crochet them a hat complete with POM POM 

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Luckily my little Clydesdale horse is such a sweetheart 
he would stand all day to be fussed over. 

How to crochet a horse a hat free written pattern


Size between his ears 

And the measurement from below his ear to the top of his eyebrow. 

 This IS a guesstimate as I have not actually found a solid measurement guide so if anyone could help that'd be fantastic. 

I would love to see what you've made so please tag me #LisaAuchCrochet if you post it online

I have NOT charged for this pattern, most people think if we own horses we are rich, 

but I can assure you that is farthest from the truth EVER!

So Please support my website by sharing the pattern amongst your friends and family who may be interested

 in my many free crochet patterns 

 If you have a horse available to measure it Does make it easier to find a fit. I have added in several measurements to help you croche the horse hat, but these are AVERAGES I have taken from bridle sizes. 

To make a custom fit crochet for a horse you will need 3 measurements 

BROWBAND (start to measure from the back of ear around and across the front of ears

 to the back of the other ear) 

Loose enough to get 2 fingers to sit comfortably. 

Small Pony -12'

pony - 13.5'

Cob - 15'

full horse - 16'

Extra full Draft - 17'

How to crochet a hat for a horse-horse hat crochet pattern

Size Between ears - measure from Base corner  of 
ear to the opposite base

Average sizes 

Small Pony - 4.25'

PONY - 4.75 '

COB - 5.25'

HORSE/FULL - 5.75'

Extra Full/ Draft - 6.5' 

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Length from above eye to ear. 

How to measure a horse hat

Pol Split To Split - Measure (Behind ) from the BASE 

of the ear  (where the browband would sit ) 

over the poll to the bottom of the opposite ear (where the browband would finish) 

US terms used example ( US DC = UK Trblecrochet)

NOTES: PLEASE READ 

TO start The Horse Hat 

Ch 17 

Row 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook, Dc in next 14 chains, Chain 2 TURN (15)

Row 2: Dc in each stitch across, Chain 2 TURN (15sts)

Row 3 to Row 8: Dc in each stitch across, (15sts)  at the END OF ROW 8: 

Chain 15,  (14sts - 1 turning st = 15 chain sts)

Row 9: Dc in 5th chain from hook, Dc in next 12 ch sts, Dc in next 14sts, Ch2 TURN (26sts)

Row 10 - Row 17: Dc in each st, Ch2, TURN (26sts)

Row 18: Dc for 14 sts, Ch2 TURN (Leave remaining stitches Unworked)  (14sts)

Row 19 to Row 25: Dc for 14 sts, Ch2 TURN (14sts)

(you will have a T shape see pictures below)  

NOTES: The 1st to LAST (Row 19) of work 

will measure the POLL (split to Split measurement) 

how to crochet a horse hat
(This picture shows a HORSE measurements for the POLL )

The middle 8 ROWS of 26 sts will equal the BETWEEN THE EAR MEASUREMENTS) 

Horse crochet hat
This measurement for between the ears is for a HORSE=  5 inches) 

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The RED version was for the Clydesdale /Draft 


NOTES: the Next chain stitches you will make will be an equal number on each side. 

To reach this number you will take the BROWBAND measurement and 
subtract The middle T piece. 

then divide that measurement = number of chains to make to equal that last measurement. 

Row 26: Dc 14sts, Ch 12, Work the NEXT Dc INTO the First top corner of the Front of Hat, (between ears) 
 
Dc EVENLY into the SIDE of the Rows 9 to Row17 to create 18 sts

Ch 12, Dc INTO End of ROW 1 to join, Dc to last stitch

(70sts in total) (Size Clydesdale) 
 
Ch2, TURN

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HORSE size I made 20 chains each sides 



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Red hat Clydesdale size Chain 12 each side 


Row 27: Dc in each st across, Ch2, TURN (70 sts) 

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The Red lines here indicate your BROWBAND measurement.
(HORSE measurements shown here) 
Continue as directed for pattern 


Row 28 to Row 31  Dc in each stitch across.


Continue until you have completed working 35 ROWS, 

However, If you want a Ribbed Border

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Join Contrasting color at ROW 32 and Work, 
 

Row 32 to Row 35: Ch2,

 Front Post DC in the first stitch, Back Post Double crochet in next. 

(Repeat Across. )

Weave in Ends and Attach Pom Pom

 This video is my favorite and creates a perfect wobbly pom pom every time


 Did you like this Croche pattern? 
well how about making a horsey look a like
 plush filled toy 

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I used the vintage pattern as it is the easiest to match where a horse's coloring and markings are. 

 (Please note it IS a vintage PAttern and takes a LOT of concentration I would say definitely it is for intermediate pattern readers!!) 


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 It helps me to maintain the website and buy new materials to make even more free patterns 

As always you are free to make and sell items you have made from the pattern. 

PLEASE mention my name as the original creator of the pattern. 

However, you must NOT copy or distribute the pattern online TEXT OR PDF, 

in part or whole anywhere else,

 or by creating an online video of my pattern. 

Without my express written permission.

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