Crochet Hat sizes with this HDC pattern:
Newborn baby head circumference: 13″ – 14″, Hat height = 5.5 to 6″= F hook, Baby – 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14″ – 17 “, Hat height= 6.5 – 7″= G hook, baby 6-12 months, 16″-19″ head cir., hat length=6.5-7″=H hook, toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18″-20″ head cir., hat length=7″ =I hook, child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19″-20 1/2 “”, hat length= 7.5″=J hook, teens, head cir., 20 1/2″-22″, hat length, 7.5-8″= K hook
Impeccable Pink and white yarn
Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, hdc2tog=half double crochet 2 together decrease, 2sctog=2 single crochet together decrease
I made this for my 4 year old, measures 19 inches around with nice stretch and length= 7 inches long.
Instructions: J hook, pink yarn
ch 4, sl st, to form a ring.
rnd 1. ch 2 (count as one hdc), work 9 hdc in the ring, sl st. (10 hdc)
rnd 2. ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc in the same stitch as the ch2, then work 2hdc in each stitch around, Slip Stitch (start to use a marker) (20 hdc)
rnd 3. *work hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around, no slip stitch or chain, (I would use a marker so you can keep track of your increased rounds) (30 hdc)
rnd 4. *work hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (40 hdc)
rnd 5. *work hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (50 hdc)
rnd 6. *work hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (60 hdc)
rnd 7. *work hdc in each stitch around,*repeat until you hat measures 7 inches long, (will be longer for a bigger size head, see above for sizes)
J hook , use pink yarn
For the first ear flap, continue from your hat. 2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in hdc directly across from the last hdc from the other ear flap. follow directions below for both ear flaps.
Row 1. ch 2. hdc in next 14 stitches, turn. -14 sts
Row 2. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 9 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -12 sts
Row 3. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in next 7 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in last st., turn. -10 sts
Row 4. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, turn. -10 sts
Row 5. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 5 stitches. hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -8 sts
Row 6. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, turn -8 sts
Row 7. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in the next 3, hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn -6 sts
Row 8. ch 2. hdc2tog, hdc in next 1, hdc2tog. hdc in the last st., turn. -4sts
Row 9. ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, pull through and fasten off. -4 sts.
ch 2. hdc in each stitch across, pull through and fasten off.
The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, attach white and pink yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn. sl st with white yarn and single crochet around the edge of the hat to complete.
Trim: sc around with white yarn
Make 2, Sew on two buttons about 2 inches apart above the snout.
rnd 1: ch 2, work 6 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st to join. -6 hdc
rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each hdc around. work in continual rounds, use a marker to track your rounds.
rnd 3: *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * -16 hdc
rnd 4: slip stitch in each hdc around, join, fasten off. -16 sl st
Sew with black yarn 1/2 inch vertical slits for nostrils on the snout. Attach the snout to the hat in the center below the eyes.
rnd 1: ch 7 , sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each sc across, chain, turn -6 sc
rnd 2: 6 sc in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn -6 sc
rnd 3: 6 sc in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn -6 sc
rnd 4: 2sctog decrease, sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sctog decrease, chain 1 and turn -4 sc
rnd 5: 4 sc stitch across, chain 1 and turn -4 sc
rnd 6: 2sctog decrease twice, chain 1 and turn -2 sc
rnd 7: 2 sc in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn -2sc
rnd 8: 2sctog decrease, pull through, fasten off. -1sc
Create an Ear: Single crochet around 2 Ear pieces together to create one Ear, *Repeat for the other ear. Attach the ears on top of the hat, about 2 inches apart. Weave in the ends.