I, like most people on the east coast right now, cannot wait for the arrival of Spring. It’s my favorite season (I guess because my birthday is in Spring!) I love everything about Spring, even the rain. I also look forward to all of the Easter items that start to appear. One of my more popular hats at Easter-time is this adorable Spring Chick hat. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one for your little one for the Spring!
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- Worsted Weight Yarn in Yellow and a small amount of Orange and Ecru for the beak and braids/tuft. I use Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn*
- Size I 5.5 mm Crochet Hook* (for hat and trim)
- Size H 5mm Crochet Hook* (for beak)
- Stitch Marker*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
- 2 black buttons
- Sewing needle and white thread
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
hdc dec – half-double crochet decrease
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
yo – yarn over
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- This project is worked in a continuous round. This is where a stitch marker comes in handy. Use the stitch marker to mark the last stitch of each round and move the marker as you go along.
Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 12 sc into the magic circle. (12 sts)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around (24 sts)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Round 4: *1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Round 5-13: 1 dc into each st around. (48 sts)
Round 14: 1 dc into each st around, sl st into the last st of the previous round. (48 sts)
If you would like a beanie, stop here. Ch 1, sc evenly around, join to beginning sc with a sl st. Fasten off and weave ends.
Continue on for instructions for an earflap hat.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc into each of the next 12 sts, turn. (13 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 9 sts, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (9 sts)
Row 4: 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 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (7 sts)
Row 6: 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 sts)
Row 7: 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 sts)
For the second earflap, turn the hat to the front and skip 11 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sk the first sc, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, turn. (2 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sk the first sc, 1 sc into next st. (1 st)
Sc evenly around the entire beak. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
- 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.
- Sew buttons onto the chick using needle and white thread.
- Sew beak onto chick.
- For the braids, cut 9 strands of yarn for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24″ long. 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.
- For tufts, cut 2 strands of yellow yarn and 2 strands of ecru (4 strands in total) measuring approximately 8″ long. Fold the strands in half and pull half of the strands through the top of the hat. Make a knot to secure the strands. Trim the ends so that they are even.
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