Free Penguin Beanie Pattern…

Recently I had a request from a customer (on my Hatting Madly Crochet Facebook page) to replicate a knitted penguin beanie (that her 22 month old daughter had lost. So I began hatting madly, and this is the crocheted version that I came up with.

This is a pattern is for a petite 22 month old girl. She has a head circumference measurement of 18 inches (46cm), hat height 7 inches (18cm). In saying that, this hat fits my 13 month old son – head circumference: 19 inches (48cm).

Hook: 4 mm for body of hat … or whatever hook achieves required hat circumference. 4.5mm for ribbing, eyes and beak, 5mm hook for eyes.

Yarn: DK/8ply. I used Sullivans Soft Touch acrylic. It seems a bit heavier than most DK/8ply yarns – it’s probably more a worsted weight. I normally used 2 strands of 8ply held together in place of a super bulky weight yarn, but with this particular yarn, and also because I was working ribbing which crochets up quite thick, I chose to use one strand.

Gauge: 10 dc stitches = 6.9cm (sorry I didn’t pay attention to the height)

Hat circumference: 17.5 inches (45cm)

Hat height: 7 inches (18cm)

BODY OF HAT

Ch2

R1. In 2nd chain from hook 10 sc. Join with sl st in first sc.

R2. ch3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in same stitch, then 2dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (20 dc)

R3. ch3, dc in same stitch, (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (30dc)

R4. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next 2 stitches, (2dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (40dc)

R5. ch3, dc in same stitch, dc in next 3 stitches, (2dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (50dc)

R6. ch3, increase evenly seven times by crocheting twice  in same stitch until you have total of 64 dcs (64dc)

R7 – R15. ch3, then dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (64dc)

R16 – 19. ch3, (FPDC, BPDC) around. Join with sl st in first FPDC (not the top of the chain). The chain 3 should fall slightly to the back.

Fasten off.

EYES

Using 4.5mm hook and one strand of black…. ch2 (join with sl st at end of each round).

R1. In 2nd ch from hook, 5 x sc (5 sts)

R2. Using 5mm hook and 2 strands of white (so that the eyeballs are rigid and stand up off the hat) ch1, sc x2 in each stitch around (10 sts)

R3. Ch1, (2sc, 1sc) around (15 sts)

R4. Ch1, sl stitch around, but do 2 sl st decreases (same concept as sc2tog) evenly in the round to make eyeballs stand up (13 sts)

Join and fasten off.

BEAK

Using 4.5mm hook and one strand orange yarn ch2

R1. 6sc in 2nd ch from hook – don’t join. Use st marker to indicate beginning of each round here and throughout. (6 sts)

R2. 2sc in each st around (12 sts)

R3. (2sc, sc) around (18 sts)

R4. (2sc, sc, sc) around (24 sts)

R5. (2sc, sc, sc, sc) around (sorry didn’t do stitch count – not really that important)

Fasten off.

I used the wrong side as the “right side” coz I thought the texture looked better.

Fold beak in half and stitch the straight edge to the body of the hat, just above the ribbing. You can stuff it and sew it completely shut if you wish, or you can sew it to the hat so that the beak stays open, but not entirely open. I kinda stitched it half shut – if that makes sense?

Sew eyes either side of the beak, just above ribbing.

Hope that’s not overly confusing 😉

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Free Ribbed Brim Beanie Pattern…

This is a pattern I made up for my 3 year old daughter. She has a head circumference measurement of 20 inches (50.8cm).

Hook: 5.5mm (I) … or whatever hook achieves required hat circumference

Yarn: bulky weight or 2 strands of a light 8ply/DK held together. I used Patons Big Baby 8ply

Hat circumference: 20 inches (50.8cm)

Hat height: 7.5 inches (19cm)

Ch2

R1. In 2nd chain from hook 10 sc. Join with sl st in first sc.

R2. ch3 (counts as dc from here forward), dc in same stitch, then 2dc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (20 dc)

R3. ch3, dc in same stitch, (2dc in next dc, dc in next dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (30dc)

R4. ch3, dc in same stitch, (2dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (40dc)

R5. ch3, dc in same stitch, (2dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (50dc)

R6. ch3, dc in same stitch, (2dc in next dc, dc in next four dc) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (60dc)

R7 – R13. ch3, then dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to to of beginning chain. (60dc)

Work ribbing….

R14 – R18. ch3, (fpdc in first 2 stitches, bpdc in next 2 stitches) repeat between brackets around. Join with sl st in first fpdc – not the top of the ch3. Ch3 will sit slightly behind first fpdc.

Fasten off and weave in all the tails.

Two layered flower…

Front flower is worked first (light purple):

ch5 join with sl st

R1. ch1, 10 sc in foundation ring, sl st in first sc to join (10sc)

R2. Working in front of sc stitches…(sc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, sc) in first sc, then skip next sc… repeat between brackets in every 2nd sc around. Join with sl st in first sc

R3. In unused back loop of sc below… (sc, ch4) repeat around = 5 ch4 loops. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Change colour (dark purple).

R4. (sc, hdc, dc, 3 treble, dc, hdc, sc) in all 5 ch4 loops. Sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off, weave in ends, and attach to hat.