Crochet Penguin Hat Pattern – Newborn Size

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

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Skill Level: 

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
hdc dec – half-double crochet decrease
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Finished Size:

Newborn

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. If you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This hat is worked in a continuous round. Do not join unless otherwise noted. This is where a stitch marker will come in handy.
  • You can use buttons for the eyes for this hat or make the eyes out of yarn. I have included instructions for both options.

Instructions:

Hat:

Use Size I 5.5mm crochet hook

With Color A, Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1:  9 sc into the magic circle. (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 from * around. (27)
Round 4:  *1 dc into the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from* around. (36)
Round 5-10: 1 dc into each stitch around. (36)
Round 11: 1 dc into each stitch around, sl st in last st of round. (36)
If you would like a beanie, stop here, ch 1, 1 sc around for 2 rounds. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for an earflap hat.

Earflaps:

Row 1:  Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st and into each of the next 8 sts, turn. (9)
Row 2:  Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (7)
Row 3:  Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (7)
Row 4:  Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (5)
Row 5:  Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, fasten off, weave all ends. (3)

For the second earflap, turn the hat to the front and skip 10 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.

Join trim color into any st with a sl st. Sc evenly around entire hat, join in beginning sc with an invisible join.

Penguin Face:

Use Size H 5.0mm Crochet Hook

With Color B, Ch 14
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (13)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 11 sts, 2 hdc into the last st, turn. (15)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (15)
Row 4-6: Repeat Row 3
Row 7: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, turn. (7)
Row 8: Ch 1, sk the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, sl st into last st, turn. (5)
Row 9: Ch 1, sk the first st, 1 hdc into each of 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 with a sl st.

Row 7 (cont’d): Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 6 sts, turn. (7)
Row 8 (cont’d): Ch 1, sk the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 5 sts, sl st into last st, turn. (5)
Row 9 (cont’d): Ch 1, sk the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 4 sts, sl st into last st, turn. (4)

Sc evenly around the entire face, placing 2 sc sts into each corner. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Beak:

Use Size H 5.0mm Crochet Hook

With Color C, Ch 2
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1)
Row 2: Ch 1, 3 sc into the next st, turn. (3)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the next st, 2 sc into the last st, turn. (5)

Sc around entire beak. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Eyes (Make 2):

Use Size I 5.0mm Crochet Hook

Magic circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 6 hdc into the magic circle, fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Bow: 
Use Size H 5.0mm Crochet Hook

With Color D, Magic circle, ch 3.
Round 1: Work 3 tr into the magic circle, ch 3, sl st into the magic circle, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st into the magic circle, fasten off and leave a long tail. Wrap part of the tail around the center of the bow to cinch the middle.

Braids:

  • For the braids, cut 9 strands of yarn for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 30 inches (Note: 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.

Finish:

  • Center the beak onto the face piece. Using the long tail from the beak and a tapestry needle, sew the beak on to the face. I use sewing pins to keep the beak in place while I attach it.
  • Attach the button eyes or yarn eyes to face using a needle and thread or yarn tail and tapestry needle, respectively.
  • Center the face piece onto the hat. Using the long yarn tail from the face and a tapestry needle, sew the face onto the hat. I use pins for this as well to hold the face piece into place.
  • Using the long tail from the bow and a tapestry needle, sew the bow into place.
  • Weave all ends.

 

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11 Comments

  1. This penguin hat is one of my favorites; I could stand to have an adult size one too, for my penguin-obsessed friends. 🙂

    1. Hi Lynne! I've recently updated the pattern for my penguin hat and didn't realize that I didn't update the free pattern. I have revised this pattern with the new instructions. It should work for you now.

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