This hat is worked in a spiral meaning you won’t join at the end of a round, you will just keep crocheting around in a circle until the hat is complete.
To keep track of your rows I recommend placing a marker in the last stitch of row and moving it with each consecutive completed row.
Round 1: Magic circle – 8 hdc (If you don’t know how to do this just ch2 and make 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook) ( 8 hdc)
Round 2– 1 hdc & 1 half double loop stitch in each stitch around. Your loop will be on the inside of the hat—we’ll fix that later *If you know how to make your loops on the front just do that here. (16 stitches)
Round 3– *hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch * Repeat from * around (24 stitches)
Round 4– *hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch * Repeat from * around (32 stitches)
Round 5– *hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat from * around (40 stitches)
Round 6– *hdc in next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch* Repeat from * around (44 stitches)
Rounds 7-12 (or until hat is approximately 5” tall) -hdc in each stitch around (44 stitches)
Brick Stitch Border: *skip 3 stitches, sc in next, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same stitch*. Repeat from * across row. End with: single crochet in next chain.
Weave in ends and fasten off.With your crochet hook gently pull your loop stitches from row 2 to the right side of your hat.
R1: 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch1 and turn (1)
R2: 2sc in same stitch, ch1, turn (2)
R3: SC1, SC 2 in next st, ch1, turn (3)
R4: SC, sc, SC 2 in next st, ch1, turn (4)
R5: sc across (4) do not ch1, turn
R6: sc across (3) DO NOT CH1, TURN
R7: SC across (2) do not ch1, turn
R8: sc across (1) do not turn,
ch1, sc around the edges. To make your beak pointier make 2 sc’s in each the top and bottom point. Fasten off leaving a long tail.
Fold the beak in half and sew to the hat. Fasten off and trim all ends.
Pupils (make 2)
ch2, and make 10 sc’s in 2nd chain from hook.
Sl st to join and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing to outer eye.
Outer Eye (make 2)
Round 1: make 10 sc’s in 2nd chain from hook.
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch -20 sc
Round 3: 1 sc in each stitch – 20 sc
Sl st to join and cut yarn leaving a long tail.
Center pupils on outer eyes and sew together. Sew outer eyes to the hat. If desired, use a strand of white yarn to add a highlight to the pupils by making a small single stitch.