I wanted to make a puppy dog hat with earflaps for a new baby but most of the patterns I found either made 15″ hats…which is 2 inches too big for newborn babies with 13″-14″ heads, or the patterns called for a small crochet hook, [I rarely use anything smaller than my K 6.5 mm as smaller hooks make my hands and wrists ache] OR the patterns were something like 0-6 months..which is a huge difference in size…
So I just decided to write up my own patterns.
|Easily add ears, eyes, and a nose to make frog hats, puppy dogs hats, panda bear hats or kitty cat hats.||You will need
Gauge= 6 stitches = 2″
To double crochet the body of your hat
Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or
if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop.
Row 1 – Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch
made. You should have 20 stitches
Round 2 – *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat
around (30 stitches total)
Round 3 – *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat
around (40 stitches total)
Following rounds – dc in each stitch around hat making sure to
move marker with each completed row.
If you will be attaching earflaps crochet until hat measures 4“
tall and do NOT cut yarn. Then proceed with earflaps.
If you will not be attaching earflaps crochet until hat is 5“
tall, cut yarn, fasten and weave in end.
Dc 6 stitches beyond your maker
Ch 3 and turn
Dc across each stitch (6)
Turn. Do not chain. DC in the top of each stitch(you should now
Turn. Do not chain. Dc in each stitch (4)
Repeat last row (3)
Fasten, cut yarn and weave in ends.
Skip across 4” and place a marker. This will be where you begin
your next earflap and the space between the ear covers will
become the back of the hat.
Slip stitch to attach yarn and proceed with earflap as you did
Trim- with contrast yarn attach with slip stitch behind right
ear. Ch 1, and sc around entire hat and earflaps. Cut yarn and
weave in loose ends.
crochet hat into a
-Puppy Dog Hat
-Bear or Panda