Chunky Frog Hat – crochet pattern. Newborn to 12 Months

Chunky Frog Hat crochet pattern

Newborn to 12 months

Gauge:
Working in pattern: 5 dc & 3 r = 2”  **see notes below about row gauge

You will need:
Worsted weight yarn in green
Worsted weight yarn in white
2 buttons or beads
J (6 mm) crochet hook
yarn needle, sewing needle, sewing thread
a ruler or tape measure

Abbreviations Used:
ch- chain
st- stitch
ss- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet

This pattern makes a chunky green frog hat for babies. Using a 6 mm hook gives the hat a tight weave which will give the eyes a better chance of staying upright.

This is designed to fit right at mid ear so the hat is short enough that the brim will not need to be rolled up and also so that the hat will fit on top of the head without slouching back therefore keeping the frogs eyes right on top of baby’s head.

Suggested length is given for each size as general guideline and your row gauge may vary greatly depending on the brand of yarn you are using. Mine does. If your hat at the last row is not as long as you want it but you don’t want it as long as it will be with another row of double crochet then just chain one and add a row of single or half double crochet. If you do want the hat long enough so that the brim gets rolled up (which could be really cute too ) just crochet until the hat is is 2 or 2 1/2” longer than the pattern.

I hope you love this pattern. If you have any problems or questions or if you just want to send me a picture of what you made, I’m only an email away :)

You can get a pdf copy of this pattern at Craftsy

Pattern:

Using two strands of green worsted weight yarn, follow the directions below for the main part of the hat.

Newborn (up to 14” head circumference)

Round 1- Using a magic circle, dc 10 into loop. Join. Do not turn—10 DC
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 10 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 2- ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join. Do not turn—20 dc

Round 3- ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join Do not turn—30dc

Round 4- ch3 dc in next and around making an increase at the 15th stitch and the last stitch Do not turn—32 dc

Rounds 5 & 6- or until hat measures just over 4.25” long–ch 3, dc in each st around, join. Do not turn—32 dc

Cut yarn and fasten off.

0-3 Months (up to 15.5” head circumference)

Round 1- Using a magic circle 11 DC into loop. Join. Do not turn–11DC
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 11 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 2- ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join –22 dc

Round 3- ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –33dc

Round 4- ch3 dc in next and around making an increase at the 16th stitch and the last stitch –35 dc

Rounds 5,6, and 7- or until hat is just over 4.5” tall– ch 3, dc in each st around, join. —35 dc
Cut yarn and fasten off.

3-6 Months (up to 17.5” head circumference)

Round 1- Using a magic circle 12 DC into loop. Join. Do not turn–12DC
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 12dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 2- ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join –24 dc

Round 3- ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –36 dc

Round 4- ch3 dc in next and around making an increase at the 18th stitch –37 dc

Rounds 5- 8- or until hat is 5” long– ch 3, dc in each st around, join. –37 dc

Cut yarn and fasten off.

6-9 Months (up to 18.5” head circumference)

Round 1- Using a magic circle 10 DC into loop. Join. Do not turn—10 DC
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 10 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 2- ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join –20 dc

Round 3- ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –30 dc

Round 4- ch3 *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join–40 dc

Rounds 5-9 or until hat is just about 5.5” long– ch 3, dc in each st around, join. –-40 dc

Cut yarn and fasten off.

9-12 Months (up to 19.5” head circumference)

Round 1- Using a magic circle 10 DC into loop. Join. Do not turn—10 DC
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 10 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Round 2- ch3. *2 dc in next st* repeat from * around and join –20 dc

Round 3- ch3 *dc in next, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join –30 dc

Round 4- ch3 *dc in next 2, 2 dc in next* repeat from * around and join–40 dc

Round 5- DC each stitch and make three evenly spaced increases in this round by making two dc’s in the 13th, 26th, and 39th stitches – 43 dc

Rounds 6-9- or until hat is just over 5.5” tall– ch 3, dc in each st around, join. –43 dc

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Eyes- make 2
Make the outer eyes using two strands of worsted weight yarn in green and your size J (6 mm) crochet hook.

Row1- Using a magic circle 6 HDC into loop. Do not join, ch1 & turn –6 hdc
If you don’t know how to magic circle you can chain 2 and make the 6 dc into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Row 2- Make 2 hdc in each stitch , do not join, ch1 and turn –12 hdc

Row 3- hdc in 1st stitch, make 2 hdc’s in next, *hdc next stitch, make 2 hdc’s in next stitch * repeat from * around –18 hdc

Leaving a long tail of at least 12” for sewing, cut yarn.

To make the inner eyes– make 2
Holding two strands of white worsted weight yarn and using your 6 mm/size J crochet hook,
follow instructions for round 1 of the outer eye. Cut yarn and fasten off.

With sewing thread securely sew a bead or a button in the center of each of the inner (white) eyes. Place the inner eye in the center of the green outer eye lining them up at the bottom and sew them together using either sewing thread or yarn.

Once eyes are assembled, sew them to the top of the hat.

Weave in all ends and you are done. :)

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