Crochet Turkey Hat – Free Pattern

Crochet Turkey Hat - Free Pattern www.thestitchinmommy.com

I’ve been getting requests for this pattern ever since I started selling the finished item in my Etsy shop a few years ago. I have finally decided to sit down and write it all down and put it up for sale. My testers are testing all of the other sizes right now but the completed pattern will be up for sale soon. UPDATE: The other pattern sizes can be found here, for sale on Ravelry. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this “sneak peek” of the pattern in size 0-3 months! Happy Crocheting!

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Crochet Turkey Hat

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

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

Gauge:

6 stitches=1” 2 rows=1”

Finished Measurements:

Size 0-3 Months – 12‐13”

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.
  • The hat portion of this project is worked in a continuous round. Do not join unless otherwise noted. This is where the use of a stitch marker will come in handy. Place the stitch marker on the end of each round to mark your last stitch.

Tutorials:

Hat Instructions:

With I Hook and Color A:

Magic Circle, ch 1
Round 1: 9 sc into the 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 each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (36)
Round 5-10: 1 dc into each st around. (36)
Round 11: 1 dc into each st around, sl st into the last st of the previous round. (36)

Earflaps:
Ch 1
Row 1: 1 hdc into the first st, 1 hdc 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 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.

Eyes (Make 2)

With I Hook and Color F

Magic Circle, ch 2
Round 1: 8 dc into the magic circle; join with a sl st into the beginning dc. (8)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc into each st around, join with a sl st into the beginning hdc. (16)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Beak:

With H Hook and Color C

Ch 6
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (5)
Row 2:  Ch 1, sk 1st sc, 1 sc into each of the next 4 sts, turn. (4)
Row 3: Ch 1, sk 1st sc, 1 sc into each of the next 3 sts, turn. (3)
Row 4: Ch 1, sk 1st sc, 1 sc into each of the next 2 sts, turn. (2)
Row 5: Ch 1, sk 1st sc, 1 sc into the next st, turn. (1)
Ch 1, sc evenly around the entire beak, placing 2 sc sts in each corner. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Wattle:

With I Hook and Color D

Ch 9
Row 1: Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook, sl st into the next st, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts. 7 dc into the last st. (14)
Working down the opposite side of the row, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, sl st into each of the last 2 sts. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. (7)

Feathers (Make 4):

With H Hook and Color B (C, D, E)

Ch 8
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, 1 tr into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 sc into the last st.
Row 1 cont’d: Ch 2, working down the opposite side of the row: 1 sc into the same st as the previous sc, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, 1 tr into the next st, 1 dc into the next st, 1 hdc into the next st, 1 sc into the last st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (14)

Finish:

  • Sew buttons onto the eyes with needle and thread or yarn. Position the eyes onto the hat and sew using the long tails (I like to pin them in place using sewing pins to keep them from moving while I attach them.)
  • Once the eyes are in place, sew the wattle onto the hat. Then position the beak and sew that over the wattle.
  • Position and attach each of the feathers onto the back of the hat making sure they are visible from the front, when the hat is being worn.
  • Sew the feathers on using the long tails and a tapestry or yarn needle (Use pins to hold them in place if necessary.)
  • For the tuft, cut 8 strands of yarn that measure approximately 6”. Fold in half and pull the strands through the center of the hat. Tie a knot to secure and trim if necessary.
  • 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.

 

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72 Comments

  1. Thank you for this free pattern. It is adorable!! I was thinking if it was made with black yarn & leaving off the feathers & wattle, he resembles a penguin.

  2. I love this pattern, I had to switch it up for a preteen but she wore it to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in NY City! I’ve made 3 for babies and included a diaper cover as well. One of my favorite patterns ever. You’re amazing and thanks for sharing!

  3. A few weeks ago all the sizes were here. Guess as it got closer to Thanksgiving, you decided to make them pay-only, huh?

  4. I’m struggling with the tuff…any more description you could give to help get me past my brain block? lol I’d really appreciate it!!!

  5. Making this for a sweet little boy for his first birthday- he was born last year on Thanksgiving morning. Very appropriate! Thanks so much for the free pattern. Great silly hat!

  6. Is the number in the parentheses the number of “rows” of each instruction? This is my first crochet project so that is confusing me. Thank you!!!

  7. I wanted to thank you for sharing the fox hat pattern. I made this for my little grand daughter who by the way wore this hat to bed and would say “mine”… She loves this hat. So does her Great grandpa!

  8. We were wondering if an adult size pattern was available. It’s very cute and we were hoping to make them for a thanksgiving run.

  9. I have a 2yr old grandson (1/14/15) and a new one coming in February 2015… plus a 10yr old granddaughter (12/2/14) & her 11-yr old sister (1/16/15) that really need this hat!!! I’ll have to get it after 1st of yr at Ravelry & it will be so much fun!!!
    ~Tess

    1. Hi Tina! Typically they stay up with cotton yarn but if you are using acrylic, I find that by crocheting the feathers with 2 strands held together makes them more sturdy. I hope that helps!

  10. I just finished this hat it was very easy to make. However I did get caught up on the wattle part, were we supposed to skip a stitch before we did the 7 DC in the last stitch? I kept having one stitch not accounted for? I don’t know it is a very cute pattern all the same and I really appreciate you posting it for FREE:)

    1. Sorry for the delay Holly. Are you slip stitching in the first 2 stitches? I’ve had this pattern tested by several people, including myself, and it always manages to add up properly 🙂

  11. where/when will the larger sizes be available? i have four kids 3 montha to 8 years that i’d like to make them for. its so cute and unique!

  12. This is absolutely adorable. Thanks you so much for sharing. I have to pin this for later!!

  13. I absolutely love this! I bet my nephews would look so cute in these hats. I’m not very good with these types of things, but I’d love to give it a shot. I’ll have to try it out to see if I can do it on my own.

  14. Amy, I just adore this pattern! I hinted to my eldest daughter that her little sisters NEED these, maybe I should just take her to Joann’s and buy the yarn 🙂

  15. That is darling! I’ve always been amazed at people who can create things like this. I did some crocheting when I was a teenager, but nothing more than a blanket. Now that I’m older, I should see if I can figure out a pattern.

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