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

Hermit Crab Hat

This crochet hermit crab hat makes a fun animal costume or photo prop.

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Hermit Crab Hat


Meet the original Hermit the Crab hat. This fun earflap cap is a 3D crochet hat that can be worn in the winter or any time of year. It makes an excellent crab or lobster costume for Halloween, school plays, concerts, and other special events.

Read more about these hats in my blog post.

How the Hermit Crab Hat is Made

This animal earflap cap is made with extra soft acrylic yarn so you will always be comfortable Hermit crab hat handmade crochet ear flap hat by PurlsAndPixelswhile wearing your hermit crab hat. The red hat is trimmed with black and has black braids from its ear flaps; tie it under your chin or let the braids dangle. Your hermit crab’s eyes are three-dimensional (3D) and not flat, so your hat will look great from all angles.

Production Time

These hats are custom made when you order. Please keep in mind that it takes me two to three weeks to craft each hat from start to finish, so expect a bit of processing time before your hat ships. If you need more than two hats in an order, please send an email to purlsandpixels@gmail.com letting me know how many hats you need and in what size, so I can give you a more accurate time estimate on your order. I don’t want you to have any unexpected surprises, like a long production time.

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)

Check out my size guide to learn how to measure your head if you are unsure of your size.

Customized crab hats

Want a different color or a special kind of yarn for your hermit crab hat? No problem! I am happy to take custom order requests. Just send an email to purlsandpixels@gmail.com and let me know what you are looking for. If I can make it I will set up a custom order for you.

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Hermit Crab Hat Crochet Pattern

If you are feeling crafty, you can make this yourself by following my DIY crochet pattern. It is available at this link.

Hermit Crab Hat and DIY Crochet Pattern from Liz at PurlsAndPixels

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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 9 × 5 × 4 in

adult, child, toddler, baby


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