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Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern – toddler size

Puppy Dog Hat Crochet Pattern
1-3 years

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” diameter

The photos shown, and pattern was created using

White Hat — I Love This Yarn acrylic  ( 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.

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  with 6.5 mm (K) hook
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 from * 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 from * 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.
Don’t cut yarn yet.

EARFLAPS

Rows:

  1. Ss next 5 stitches. SS in next st, ch1. Sc in same stitch and in next 10 stitches. Ch 1 and turn. (11 sc)
  2. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (11)
  3. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (10)
  4. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (9)
  5. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (8)
  6. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (7)
  7. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (6)
  8. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (5)
  9. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (4)
  10. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (3)
  11. Sc in each sc. Do not ch1. (2)
  12. 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.

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.

Puppy Dog Ears – floppy
Using 5.5 mm hook (US size I)
Ch 14 leaving a long tail (about 12“).

Rows:

  1. DC in 4th st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
  2. DC in 2nd st from hook and in all st. Ch 3 and turn(11)
  3. Increase by making 2 dc in 1st stitch, dc across and make 2 dc in last stitch ch3 and turn (13)
  4. DC in all st. ch3 and turn. (13)
  5. Repeat row 4 (13)
  6. Repeat row 4 (13)
  7. Repeat row 4 (13)
  8. DC2tog, dc next 10, dc2tog last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn. (11)
  9. Dc2tog first two dc‘s, dc in next 7 st, dc2tog the last 2 stitches . Ch 3 and turn(9)
  10. 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)
  11. Slip stitch into side of ear nearest your hook, ss all the way around ear. Fasten and weave in ends.

Repeat for steps 1-11 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

  1. 6 sc in last chain from hook
  2. 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:

  1. 6 sc in last chain from hook
  2. 2 sc in each sc. (12)
  3. sc in each sc around (12)
  4. Repeat round 3.
  5. sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat (18)
  6. 1 sc in each sc (18)
  7. 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.

Abbreviations –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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Easter Bunnies and Bunny Hats

I found these adorable little Easter Bunny appliques at Bev’s County Cottage.  They are crochet and can be attached to baby and children hats.  The crochet bunnies are here: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bunny2.html.

The ‘Bunny Hats’ she has can be found herehttp://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bunnyhat.html the hats are knitted.

There is a free Easter Bunny Crochet pattern at Fave Crafts (after you get done with their pop up) using sc (single crochet).  It just says Baby but doesn’t give a size. Given the fact they are using a 5mm hook and 48 stitches I would say this pattern is for a 3-6 month baby.  You can make this larger simply by continuing with the pattern of 6 increases per round until your circle (actually it will look like an octagan) is 1/3 the width you want your hat to be and then pick up again on round 9.  Of course if you are making it larger it stands to reason you would probably want to make it longer so you would just keep hooking til your desired length.
I positively adore how they have done the ears in rounds!!

Below is a video that walks you thru crocheting an Easter Bunny Hat in various sizes using hdc (half double crochet)

This hat and the one at Fave Crafts linked above do not have earflaps. Remember the are very quick and easy to add on as shown here where we attached ear covers to a double crochet hat.

Just found this one linked from KnittingPatternCentral.com.  It is a knitted Bunny Hat pattern–positively adorable

Attaching Earflaps to a Crochet Hat

Got a Crocheted Hat That is Too Short or Just Want to Add Earflaps to it?

Attaching Ear flaps to a Crochet Hat —

Easily crochet ear flaps onto a hat
Earflaps can be easily attached to crochet hats.

Isn’t it amazing how quick babies grow?  What is really great about crochet hats is that if you are crafty, you can keep adding rows and stitches to them to or you can do like I did with my grandson’s hat and add another row and some ear flaps.

Count the stitches of your hat.  Mark of 1/3 of them for the face.

With worsted weight yarn and a size H (5mm) crochet hook I usually make my earflaps for newborns and 0-3 Month size hats 10 stitches wide at the top.  For larger hat I usually do 12ish.

 

  1. To the right of your right marker, ss new yarn and chain 3,DC in the same st and in the next nine. (10) ch 3 and turn
  2. DC in next and across the row (10) do not ch, turn
  3. Now we begin decreasing.  By not chaining at the row ends we lose a stitch each row which makes the ear flap taper.
    DC in next and across the row (9) do not ch, turn
  4. DC in next and across the row (8) do not ch, turn
  5. DC in next and across the row (7) do not ch, turn
  6. DC in next and across the row (6) do not ch, turn
  7. DC in next and across the row (5) do not ch, turn
  8. DC in next and across the row (4) do not ch, turn
  9. DC in next and across the row (3) do not ch, turn
  10. DC in next and across the row (2) do not ch, turn
  11. DC in next and across the row (1) do not ch, turn

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for weaving in.

Pick up your hat, you still have a marker on the other side.  With the right side of your work facing you count 10 stitches toward the back of the hat and move your marker there.  That is where you will slip stitch your new yarn and begin the second earflap.  You will be crocheting from the back of the hat toward the face.  Repeat rows 1-11 above.

double crochet hat with ear flaps
It took longer to get the baby to hold still for this picture than it did to crochet the ear flaps onto his hat!

So we had earflaps but the hat needed a little more help.

Adding a contrasting border.

This doesn’t have to be in a contrasting color, you can use the same color as you did for the hat but the crocheted border does neaten up the appearance of the hat.

I usually attach my contrast yarn either in the point of the left earflap (if I’m going to add ties or braids) or directly behind the left earflap.    It’s easy, just ss your new yarn, chain 1, sc in the same and around the hat.  When you get to the ear covers remember to make 2 sc’s in the end of each dc row so your flaps don’t look all curled up.  When your’re done fasten off and weave in your ends.  It will probably look something like this > > >

What a difference the contrast color made!

Wah Laa!

PS- Quick and Easy pattern at mom’s site:  http://www.crochetphotoprops.com/photo_prop_patterns/#earflap