13 Funny Crochet Patterns – Free Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

by Hanne // updated on: May 10, 2023

Funny crochet patterns can be the perfect solution for when you’re bored and unsure what to make. 

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next crochet project you’ve come to the right place!

Whether it’s a funny hat or some really original slippers, you can be sure these make for perfect funny crochet gifts.

In this list you’ll only find funny crochet projects that will put a smile on your face! 
Take a few minutes to go through them. They all come with crochet patterns ready for you to get started right away.

Funny Crochet Hat Patterns

Funny crochet patterns come in all different objects, but in the following list you’ll specifically find funny crochet patterns for hats.

The reason we selected these hats is because their excellent props for photos or to elevate a costume.
Bring a funny hat to a party and everyone will want to wear it at least once!

1. Unicorn Hat – Free Pattern

First up in our list of funny crochet patterns is this unicorn hat.

You can be sure that this unicorn will stand out! It’s adorable and perfect for carnival, Halloween or just to brighten up a grey winter day. The free crochet pattern is explained in different sizes. From newborn to adult so don’t hesitate to make this cute crochet project for any unicorn lover in your life! What really makes this hat unique is the colorful mane. It’s also the perfect way to get rid of some of your leftover yarn!

2. Yellow Bird Free Funny Pattern

Funny Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern for Angry Bird Hat

Get out the yellow yarn because this crochet project is really fun for any angry bird or chicken lover.

The pattern is only explained in one size but it’s easy to adjust. All the explanations are in US crochet terms.

The basic shape of this hat is really easy to crochet. It’s the details (the eyes, eyebrows and beak) added on top that make it so unique.

Full instructions for this crochet pattern available here

3. Leprechaun Top Hat Free Crochet Pattern

How cute is this for the little guy or girl in your life? You can make this crocheted baby top hat in green for St. Patrick’s Day, or brown for a Thanksgiving pilgrim, or black for a vintage top hat. And if you are a fan of “Alice in Wonderland” this would make a great Mad Hatter hat!

The pattern comes with video instructions and with alterations for an adult version.

What do you think? Will you crochet a Leprechaun or a Mad Hatter?

Check out the free crochet pattern.

4. Christmas Tree Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Get your crochet hook and yarn ready to make this Christmas Tree Hat! Keep your loved ones warm and stylish. You can make it as a present for under the Christmas tree and then it’s immediately the perfect opportunity to get some cool photos.

This is not the easiest pattern because you need to know the crocodile stitch, but once you’ll get a hang of that stitch, I’m sure you’ll enjoy creating this beanie over and over again.

Because let’s be honest, isn’t this much more fun than crocheting yet another blanket?

5. Bobble Bearded Beanie Free Crochet Pattern

This must be one of our favorites in this roundup of funny crochet patters!
How can a beard on a baby or young child not be funny? This crochet pattern explains how to make bearded beanies in a ton of different sizes so that you can create some for the whole family!

What makes this pattern so darn cute is the use of the bobble stitch for the beard.
The bobble stitch is a nice, textured crochet stitch that’s very easy to make by crocheting 5 stitches in one stitch and closing them all together.

6. Pumpkin Cat Hat Free Pattern

Hat’s aren’t only for humans… Imagine adding some Halloween style to your cat with this pumpkin pattern.
Not sure how impressed your cat will be but at least you’ll have fun looking at them and taking pictures.

On top of that, this is a very quick and easy pattern so perfect if you’re bored or need a quick project with some orange leftover yarn.

7. Shark Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Are there any Jaws lovers in your family? Or maybe the opposite? This fabulous shark pattern is available in newborn to adult size.
Super cute for babies, toddlers and silly uncles alike!

The pattern is simple using only single crochet, half double and double crochet stitches. And by using buttons for the eyes you don’t even have to spend extra time crocheting those.

8. Octopus Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This is the ideal crochet pattern if you want to go all out! The Octopus pattern isn’t only funny but also really beautiful. It’s obviously a show stopper but we’re sure many people will be super impressed.

The pattern is handwritten, so it might take some effort to piece it together. But several crocheters on Ravelry have managed to make it so with a bit of patience you should be able to do so too!

9. Krampus Hat Free Pattern 

This is without a doubt one of the most unusual crochet patterns in this list!
In case you didn’t know, a Krampus is a Christmas demon. But this twisty-horned, shaggy eared hat could also be a ram, a yeti, a Wild Thing, or any number of horned beasts.

You can let your imagination go wild!

Funny Crochet Sock and Slipper Patterns

Slippers are the perfect crochet pattern when you want to create something funny. Unlike hats, you usually won’t leave the house which makes them so much more likely to actually be used!

But rather than simply picking them up from a store, you can make them yourself!
All you need is your hook and yarn and you can start crocheting right away.

Some of the patterns are perfect for beginners (such as the Monster Eye Slippers) while others require a little bit more experience.
But don’t let that stop you even if you’re not one of the seasoned crocheters ! All of the examples come with full instructions often including photos or even video explanations.

So kick off your shoes and start wearing these funny crochet patterns.

10. Shark Slippers Crochet Pattern

Maybe the shark on the head was a bit too much but how about sharks around your feet? With these shark slippers you can easily create the illusion if a shark feasting on your legs.
This is a premium pattern but it’s well worth the couple of bucks for such a fun crochet project.

Don’t be surprised that after making one pair of these, others will ask you to also make them for their feet!

11. Monster Truck Slippers

This funny pattern is guaranteed to make some boy very happy! Who wouldn’t want to walk around in monster truck slippers? Get your hook and your yarn and get started right away.

The crochet pattern is available in different sizes from 6 months to 13 years. The instructions come with a handy photo tutorial so even if this pattern seems a bit more complicated, don’t let that intimidate you!

One of the advantages of this design is that you can make it in any desirable color. If you don’t have orange at home simply use red, green or blue and you’ll still get an impressive monster truck.

12. Monster Eye Slippers Free Funny Crochet Pattern

Freaky, unusual and funny, those are the words fitting for this Monster Eye Slipper free crochet pattern. The pattern is available in 4 sizes, toddler, youth, woman and man. So if you like it, make sure to take an extra minute and create more than one pair!

This is an easy pattern that uses only one special stitch, the Sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together). The pattern is written in US terms. To make the eye pop out, you’ll use fiber-fil.

13. Cow Slippers Free Pattern

Definitely kitsch, but that’s what makes these cow slippers so amazing. These cute stuffed heifers are an easy crochet project that will bring on the fun!

They use a 4mm crochet hook and you’ll also need poly-fil stuffing to create the desired effect.

The pattern is written for an adult size medium.

Which Fun Crochet Project Are You Going to Make?

That’s a wrap! Pick one of these funny crochet patterns and surprise your friends and loved ones with a unique gift or create something that will put you in a good mood each time you see it.

Remember, laugh is the best medicine and with these unusual crochet projects you can be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

We hope this article answered your question “What to crochet when you’re bored?” and gave you some additional inspiration for when you’re not in the mood to crochet a blanket, sweater, scarf or cowl.

Of course, nobody holds you back from using your imagination and adding a crocheted scarf to any of these hats.

Liked these funny crochet patters? Share them on social media or pin to remember where to find them later!

About the Author

Hanne has been obsessed with arts and crafts ever since her mum taught her how to crochet at the age of 6. Since then, she's been bitten by the DIY bug and knows how to sew, knit, knot macramé, tuft and much much more.
On the Funky Stitch she shares her favorite projects from around the web as well as her own designs.

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