Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern – toddler size

Puppy Dog Hat
1-3 years, Double Crochet

You will need
· Worsted weight yarn
· scrap yarn in contrasting colors if you are adding trim, eyes, nose, or ears
· Size K (6.5mm) and size I (5.5 mm) crochet hooks
· Smaller crochet hook or yarn needle to weave in ends.
· Yarn needle to attach optional facial features

Gauge= End of Round 2 = 2 ¾”

Thanks for using this pattern. I am still fairly new to crochet and even newer to writing up patterns so if you find an error kindly let me know. Chances are you have more crochet experience than I do.
This pattern is for a 12 month – 3 year old toddler hat in double crochet.

The photos shown, and pattern was created using

White Hat — I Love This Yarn acryclic  ( Red Heart Super Saver Café for ears and nose, Red Heart Super Saver Grey Heather for eyes and Red Heart Super Saver Light Blue for eye patch and contrasting trim)

Off White Hat — Red Heart Super Saver in “Soft White”, Cafe for ears and nose and Light Blue for eye patch.

These are heavier worsted weight yarns therefore if you are using a different weight yarn you may need to adjust your hook size and/or number of stitches.

For additional sizes, single crochet, half double crochet or are looking for different types of animal faces for hats please check this page on my website for updates: http://www.allyssite.com/crochet-animal-hats-index.html

HAT Pattern
Hat is crochet in a spiral (continuous rounds) meaning you will not join at the end of each round.  It is recommended you place a marker to keep track of your last stitch in each round.
Crown
Round 1- Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or
if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop.
Round 2– Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch
made. You should have 20 stitches
Round 3– *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat
around (30 stitches total)
Round 4 –*1 dc in each of the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat around (40 stitches total)
Round 5–*1 dc in each of the next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch* repeat around (48 stitches total).  At the end of this round your circle should measure approximately  6″ across which will give you a hat 18.75 -19.25“
Rounds 6 – 11 (or until hat is approx 6 ½” long when measuring from top center to bottom.) Dc in each stitch around hat making sure to move marker with each completed row.
Leave marker in place –this will be the back center of your hat.
Do NOT cut yarn at end of rounds.
EARFLAPS
Rows:
Ss next 5 stitches. SS in next st, ch1. Sc in same stitch and in next 10 stitches. Ch 1 and turn. (11 sc)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (11)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (10)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (9)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (8)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (7)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (6)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (5)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (4)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (3)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (2)
Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (1)
Count 17 stitches across front of hat. In the 17th st attach yarn for 2nd ear flap by ss, ch1 and sc in that stitch. Sc in the next 10 dc. Ch1 and turn. (11 sc)
Repeat rows 2-12 of earlfap pattern above. Cut off yarn and weave in ends of both earflaps.

Trim- with contrast color of your choice, attach yarn with slip stitch behind right
ear. Ch 1, and sc around entire hat and earflaps. Cut yarn and
weave in loose ends.

To add a dog face to the crochet hat just crochet and sew on these embellishments. Because these animal hat patterns are for babies please make sure the eyes, ears, noses and other parts are securely sewn to your finished garment. Personally I would not recommend buttons for children under three.

Disclaimer – I am not a child safety expert nor am I providing guidance. My statements regarding safety are only my opinions as a mother and grandmother. By crocheting and adding these embellishments you claim full moral and legal responsibility for the outcome and safety of the hat you create.

Directions given are for sewing the embellishments on with yarn and a yarn needle. If a neat appearance on the inside of the hat is a big concern for you, you may find regular sewing thread to be more invisible. Additionally, I have found I prefer to place facial embellishments onto the front of the hat with a couple drops of fabric glue and let it completely dry before sewing the eyes and nose to the hat opposed to pinning them in place.

Puppy Dog Ears – floppy
Using 5.5 mm hook (US size I)
Ch 14 leaving a long tail (about 12“).
Rows:
DC in 4th st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
DC in 2nd st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
Increase by making 2 dc in 1st stitch, dc across and make 2 dc in last stitch ch3 and turn (13)
DC in all st. ch3 and turn. (13)
Repeat row 4 (13)
Repeat row 4 (13)
Repeat row 4 (13)
DC2tog, dc next 10, dc2tog last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn. (11)
Dc2tog first two dc‘s, dc in next 7 st, dc2tog the last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn(9)
Dc2tog first two dc‘s, dc in next 5 st, dc2tog the last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn(7)
Dc2tog, 3 times, dc last st. (4)
Slip stitch into side of ear nearest your hook, ss all
the way around ear. Fasten and weave in end.
Repeat for 2nd ear.
Use tails from beginning chain to sew ears to top sides of hat.

Puppy Dog Eyes
(Make 2)
Using a 5.5 mm hook, Ch 2
Rows
6 sc in last chain from hook
2 sc in each sc. Slip stitch to join.
Fasten and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail for sewing
to hat.
Place on front of hat. Pin in place and use same color
yarn and a large needle to sew the eyes to the front of the
hat. (If you are using an eye patch see below before sewing
on)

Puppy Dog Eye Patch
(optional- shown as blue in photo)
With eye patch color, and 5.5 mm hook, ch 2 and follow instructions for
eyes except add an additional row as follows
Row 3- ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in each sc around. Ss into top of ch3.
(24)
Fasten and cut yarn leaving a long enough tail for sewing
to hat.
Place on of the eyes onto the eye patch with right sides
facing you. Making sure the eye is centered, sew it atop the
eye patch and trim all loose yarn.
Place on front of hat. Pin in place and use same color
yarn and a large needle to sew piece to the front of the
hat.

Puppy Dog Nose-
With nose color and a 5.5 mm hook, Ch 2
Rounds:
6 sc in last chain from hook
2 sc in each sc. (12)
sc in each sc around (12)
Repeat round 3.
sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (18)
1 sc in each sc (18)
sc2tog all the way around. Join with ss. (9 sc)
Pin in place on front of hat and use same color yarn and
a large needle to sew piece to the front of the hat.
Hat Ties
With colors of your choice cut 12 strands of 18” long yarn
Use a yarn needle to insert cut yarn into the ss’s at the bottom of first ear flap.
Double the yarn over, split into 3 sections and braid. Tie with scrap yarn in color of your choice to fasten braid off.
Repeat for second braid.

Legend –US Crochet Terms
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
Hdc -Half double crochet
ss- slip stitch
ch-chain (ie ch1=chain 1; ch2=chain2)

 

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which is a heavier worsted weight yarn. If you are using a different yarn you may need to adjust the number of stitches and/or the hook size.

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