Spring Chick Hat Sizes 0-3 Months to 1-3 Years

Crochet Spring Chick Hat - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com
I’m so excited for Spring and Easter to be arriving! I love springtime and I especially love Easter. I thought it was about time that I added a few more sizes to my Spring Chick hat, since it’s perfectly festive for Easter! I now have sizes 0-3 months all the way up to 1-3 years available. Enjoy and Happy Crocheting!

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Crochet Spring Chick Hat - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com

Spring Chick Hat

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Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

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Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)
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)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated

Gauge:

6 stitches=1” 2 rows=1”

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • This hat is worked in a continuous round until you reach the earflaps. You will not be joining any stitches unless otherwise noted. This is where the stitch marker comes in handy. Move your stitch marker along at the end of every round to keep your place.
  • This pattern begins with a magic circle (or magic ring). If you are not familiar with this technique, there is a great tutorial here. You can alternatively start with a chain 2 and work your single crochets in the second chain from hook.
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Please check your gauge before starting this project.

Hat Instructions:

With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Size 0-3 Months:

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

If you would like a beanie, stop here. Join trim color in same stitch. Ch 1. Sc around for 1 round. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.

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 9 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.


With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Size 3-6 Months:

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 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 round. (36)

If you would like a beanie, stop here. Join trim color in same stitch. Ch 1. Sc around for 1 round. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.

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 9 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.


With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Size 6-12 Months:

Magic Circle, ch 1,
Round 1: 12 sc into the magic circle. (12)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around. (24)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (36)
Round 4:  *1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (48)
Round 5-13: 1 dc into each st around. (48)
Round 14: 1 dc in each st around, sl st into the last st of the round. (48)

If you would like a beanie, stop here. Ch 1. Sc around. Join to beginning sc. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.

Earflaps:

Ch 1,
Row 1: 1 hdc into the first st; 1 hdc into each of the next 12 sts, turn. (13)
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)
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)
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)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (7)
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)
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 ends. (3)

For the second earflap, turn the hat to the front and skip 11 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.


With Size I 5.5mm Hook

Size 1-3 Years:

Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 11 sc into the magic circle. (11)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around. (22)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (33)
Round 4: *1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (44)
Round 5: *1 dc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc into the next st; Repeat from * around. (55)
Round 6-12: 1 dc into each st around. (55)
Round 13: 1 dc into each st around, sl st into the last st of the round. (55)

If you would like a beanie, stop here. Join trim color in same stitch. Ch 1. Sc around for 1 round. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.

Earflaps:

Ch 1,
Row 1: 1 hdc into the first st; 1 hdc into each of the next 14 sts, turn. (15)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 11 sts, 1 hdc dec over the last 2 sts, turn. (13)
Row 3: 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)
Row 4: 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)
Row 5: 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 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (7)
Row 7: 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 8: 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 13 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.


Beak:

Size 0-3 Months & 3-6 Months (With Size H 5.0mm Hook):

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

Size 6-12 Months & 1-3 Years (With Size I 5.5mm Hook):

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


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.
  • Sew buttons onto the chick using needle and white thread or yarn.
  • 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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  1. This is absolutely adorable! I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party on BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

  2. I love this an am attempting to make it for my grand niece, but the page keeps freezing. Do you have a printer friendly link, perhaps?

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