On my local news station they have a segment called Free Friday where they show local deals for free items and services. What better way to celebrate Free Friday than to post a free pattern! This is the pattern for my Penguin Hat that I sell in my Etsy store. I wrote this pattern myself so if there are any mistakes please let me know and I will try to fix or clarify any issues. This pattern is for a newborn size only. I am working on writing up the pattern for the other sizes. Happy crocheting!
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Crochet Penguin Hat
- Size I Crochet Hook(Affiliate link), For Hat
- Size H Crochet Hook(Affiliate link), For Face
- 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn in black and white and a small amount of hot pink for ties and bow. I use Lily Sugar n’ Cream(Affiliate link)
- Tapestry needle, to weave ends
- Stitch Marker
MC, ch 1.
Round 1: 9 sc into the mc (9)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around (18)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (27)
Round 4: *1 dc into the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (36)
Round 5-10: dc into each stitch around (36)
Round 11: dc into each stitch around. Sl st in last st of round. (36)
If you would like a beanie, stop here. Ch 1. Sc around for 2 rounds. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.
Row 1: hdc in the same st and the next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 2: hdc dec, hdc in the next 5 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: hdc dec, hdc in the next 3, hdc dec. Ch 1 turn. (5)
Row 5: hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec. Fasten off, weave ends. (3)
For the second earflap, turn the hat to the front and skip 10 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.
Finish: To finish off your hat, make sure all ends are weaved in and trimmed. Join your trim color and sc evenly around the entire hat, earflaps included. Fasten off and weave ends.
- Row 1: ch 14
- Row 2: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (13)
- Row 3: 2 hdc, hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Ch 1, turn (15)
- Row 4: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (15)
- Row 5-7: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn (15)
- Row 8: hdc in first 7 sts. Ch 1 turn (7)
- Row 9: sk first st, hdc in next 5 sts, sl st into last st. Ch 1, turn (5)
- Row 10: sk first st, hdc in the next 4 sts, sl st into last st. Fasten off (4)
- Count 7 sts from the end of Row 7. Join yarn into 7th st. Ch 1. Hdc into same st and next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn (7)
- sk first st, hdc in next 5 sts, sl st into last st. Ch 1, turn (5)
- sk first st, hdc in the next 4 sts, sl st into last st.(4)
- sc evenly around the entire face, placing 2 sc into each corner. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Weave any other loose ends.
- Ch 2
- Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn
- Row 2: 3 sc, ch 1, turn
- Row 3: 2 sc, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st
- Sc around beak to have a finished edge.
- Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
Sew buttons onto face and attach beak. Sew face to hat.
For the braids, cut 9 strands of yarn for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24″. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how long you would like your braids. Fold the strands in half and pull half of the strands through the earflap. Make a knot to secure the braids to the earflap. Braid the strands. When you’ve reached the desired length of your braids, knot the bottom and trim the ends so that they are even. Repeat for the other side.
- Ch 3. 3 tc into mc. Ch 3. Sl st into circle, ch 3, 3 tc, ch 3, sl st into circle.
- Close the mc by pulling on the tail.
- Fasten off and leave a long tail.
- Wrap part of the tail around the center of the bow.
- Sew onto hat with tapestry needle.
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