Hermit crab hat handmade crochet ear flap hat by PurlsAndPixelsHermit crab hat handmade crochet ear flap hat by PurlsAndPixels

Crochet Pattern, Hermit Crab Hat


This crochet pattern shows you how to make a Hermit Crab Hat in adult, child, toddler, and baby sizes.


Crochet Hermit Crab Hat

A Pattern by Liz Chandler @PurlsAndPixels

Craft your own hermit crab hats in all sizes using this easy to follow crochet pattern. This crochet hermit crab hat pattern helps you make a thick earflap hat with amigurumi style animal eyes and crab claws. It also has long braided tassels. This crab hat pattern also works well as a lobster hat.

How You’ll Make a Hermit Crab Hat


Hermit crab hat handmade crochet ear flap hat by PurlsAndPixelsYou will make this animal hat with Caron Simply Soft Yarn or similar substitute. The pattern will show you how to make the hat body and the individual pieces for the eyes and claws then sew them all together.


This is an intermediate crochet skill level pattern that requires a general understanding of crochet in the round, increases, and decreases. You will also need a basic knowledge of sewing or embroidery to put the hat pieces together.

Size Notes

– Adult size fits most men, women, and older teens (21’’ – 24’’ head circumferences)
– Child size fits most children ages 2 to 14 (19’’ – 21’’ head circumferences)
– Toddler size fits most babies ages 3 months to 2 years (16’’ – 19’’ head circumferences)
– Baby size fits most babies ages 0 – 3 months (13” – 16’’ head circumferences)

Find my full size chart and how to measure here.


Since the red yarn can bleed into the white eyes when wet, it’s best to surface wash this hat or hand-wash while keeping the eyes dry. Lay flat to dry.

Please note

This listing is for a digital download of my knitting pattern, and is not a physical item. You’ll be able to download a PDF file immediately after your purchase has been processed. If you have any trouble with your order, please email purlsandpixels@gmail.com.

This pattern is only for personal use, gifting, and charitable donation of completed items. Please do not sell items made using this pattern.

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Crochet hermit crab hat pattern from Liz at PurlsAndPixels
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Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby


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