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Dress Up that Boring Crochet Hat

Got a Boring Little Beanie?
~Give it some pizzazz and turn it into an adorable gift.

Recently I started pulling little crochet beanies from my WIP’s tote.  They were solid colors and some were hats that I planned on putting animal faces on for some cool critter hats.

At least when they were originally crocheted that was the plan but you’re a crafter–You know how when we get an idea from outta nowhere we tend to run with it.  I did just that.

Continue reading Dress Up that Boring Crochet Hat

Kitty Hat

How to knit a square hat and turn it into a Kitty Hat

Making a square, knit hat is so easy.

Although I crochet a lot I really do love the look of a knit hat.  My 13 year old wanted a kitty hat so I tried several patterns that had sewn on ears.  They all flopped over which was disappointing.  I noticed some hats I had seen were square and when worn the top corners would stick out like ears…kitty cat ears?  They did!

Here is all there is to it.

  • Size 8 needles  (5 mm)
  • Worsted weight yarn (about 125 yards)
  • Yarn or Embroidery Floss for adding the face
  • Ribbon or fabric for the bow and an optional button for the middle of the bow.

My gauge is: 18 st in stockingnette = 4″ (10cm)

To knit in the round – Cast on 80 stitches, ribbing for first 1″ and then stockingnette stitch until work measures 7 1/2″.  Either use the Kitchener stitch (grafting) or a 3 needle bind off to close up the top.

To knit flat – Cast on 80 stitches.  Work in ribbing of your choice for first 1″.  Stockingnette stitch until work measures 7 1/2″ .  Divide stitches evenly onto each of your needles and use either a 3 needle bind off or graft the top shut.  Turn hat inside out, with a large needle run yarn up the back to close up the seam.

Embroider as desired and add a bow if you would like.  I used a left over piece of satin and sewed two 4″ x 3″ pieces together (right sides facing) leaving a small opening, stuffed and gathered in the middle and sewed a button on the front to cover my ugly stitches before attaching to the hat.

Resources:  These are the videos I used to learn both grafting and the three needle bind off.

 

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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Baby Beanie with Mouse Ears and a Bow

On my favorite animal hats page there is an adorable hat that was decorated up with mouse ears, a bow and polka dots and just screams “Minnie”.  The original pattern for the hat disappeared off the Internet and there are many comments from readers asking how to make one.

Mouse hat crochet pattern
Click on the link to see the pattern I used or simply crochet a beanie and add round ears and a bow

Over the weekend I hooked up this basic beanie and added embellishments.  The pattern used is free and Ravelry and she has great videos to help with sewing on the ears so they don’t flop over.

Easter Chick Hat

Easter Chick Hat Pattern:  FREE Crochet Pattern
6-9 months

You will need:

  • Yellow worsted weight yarn
  • 6.5 (US K) Crochet hook
  • Small amounts of yarn in white, black and orange
  • Darning needle to weave in ends and/or attach optional facial feature embellishments
  • Ruler or measuring tape

Gauge: 6hdc x 5 rows= 2″
Note: Row gauge is not critical as you will measure length.

Crochet Terms
ss- slip stitch
ch-chain (ie ch1=chain 1; ch2=chain2)
Hdc- Half Double Crochet
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
ch-chain (ie ch1=chain 1; ch2=chain2)

 Stitches Used in This Pattern:
Half Double Loop Stitch-This is the closest example I have found for how I make my loop stitches. Its a good tutorial and right to the point. http://youtu.be/b_6iHAFwjHQ
Brick Stitch (aka Crazy Stitch)http://crochet.about.com/library/ncrazyst.htm
Pattern
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.

 

Beak
Ch2
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.

Eyes
Pupils (make 2)
Using black
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)
Using white
ch2–
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.
Fasten off all ends.
You’re done :)

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Monkey & Mouse Hats for Baby

I think it’s official, I have a serious obsession with animal hats!!!  LOL no really, it just seems that now since I have figured out how to make them I see all these other ideas that I for one reason or another was not able to find when I was looking for the info.

These hats along with the Sock Monkey Hat and the Owl Hat are top candidates for my Fav’s.  These are other people’s patterns that I love, these are not my patterns.

 


Monkey Crochet Hat Pattern for Babies: This is a single crochet hat for a 6-12 month baby (but remember, it’s easy to make different sizes).  I love how she has done the ears so they curl in. 


Free crochet pattern for baby's monkey hat
Easy animal hat pattern that uses single crochet



Free Minnie Mouse hat pattern in crochet
Easy double crochet pattern – perfect for a beginner


Minnie Mouse Hat by CrochetDreamz—  check out how she did the ears.  I have spent so much time trying to figure out how to make semi circles for bear ears so they would lay flatter when sewn to the hat.  Her method is perfect. 



Mouse hat crochet pattern
Click on the picture to see the pattern I used or simply crochet a beanie and add round ears and a bow


UPDATED: FEB 20, 2012 Over the weekend I crocheted a hat  using the Minnie Mouse Inspired Hat pattern by Cristina Barnes.  There is a helpful video showing how to you sew embellishments, like round ears, onto an animal hat and avoid the ears flopping. 


Reversible Parallelogram Hat with Earflaps

Double Stranded Earflap Hat in Parallelogram Knit Pattern
~Knit flat

I wanted a hat to go with the Parallelogram Scarf but didn’t know if it would have to be ‘converted’ to be knit in the round.  If so, that was way over my head and I decided knitting it flat would work just as well.  Also, I wanted earflaps and wanted them along with the rows around the bottom to be in garter stitch to coordinate with the edges of the scarf so I worked up this pattern.

The scarf took several days to knit….this hat only a day.

Here is the pattern

Size 13 (9 mm) straight knitting needles
One skein of worsted weight yarn in the same color separated into 2 equal size balls
Crochet Hook or yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 3 stitches per inch

*NOTE: This entire pattern is knit using 2 strands of yarn
This hat is knitted flat and then seamed to finish*

Begin with Earflaps
Cast on 3
Knit 2 rows
Row 3 – increase 1 stitch at the end and beginning of row (5)
Row 4-Knit all
Odd rows- repeat row 3, adding two stitches each of these rows
Even rows- repeat row 4 until there are 19 stitches

Cut yarn leaving a 12-18″ tail and move stitches to a holder or an extra needle

Make second earflap using pattern above

Hat
Cast on 2 (this will be for the back of the hat which is divided but will be seamed when you are finished)
Knit across first earflap
Cast on 8 (this will be the front of your hat)
Knit across second ear flap
Cast on 2 stitches (to finish back of hat)
You should have 50 stitches total

Knit in garter stitch for 6 rows
Continue knitting using this pattern stitch until patterned area is approx 7″ long

Row 1: *P5, K5* repeat 4 more times
Row 2: *K1, P4, K4, P1* repeat 4 more times
Row 3: *K2, P3, K3, P2* repeat 4 more times
Row 4: *K3, P2, K2, P3* repeat 4 more times
Row 5: *K4, P1, K1, P4* repeat 4 more times
Row 6: *K5, P5* repeat 4 more times
Row 7: *P1, K4, P4, K1* repeat 4 more times
Row 8: *P2, K3, P3, K2* repeat 4 more times
Row 9: *P3, K2, P2, K3* repeat 4 more times
Row 10: *P4, K1, P1, K4* repeat 4 more times

Shaping Crown
Rows 1 and 2 Knit rows in garter stitch
Decrease evenly until only several stitches remain.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail to gather top and seam up the back of the hat with a yarn needle.

Ties
Pick up 3 stitches from the inside of each ear flap and knit an icord for desired length.

Print a PDF of this pattern Reversible Parallelogram Hat with Earflaps