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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crochet Frog Child Hat


Crochet Frog Child Hat



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I love this crochet Frog hat pattern for my baby! She looked so cute wearing this crochet hat pattern. I wanted to make a crochet frog hat after seeing such adorable hats made online. So created this one after a few trial and errors. I think this is such a sweet gift for a newborn or baby! Enjoy~

HDC pattern: 
Newborn baby head circumference: 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= F hook, Baby - 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"= G hook, baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=H hook, toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =I hook, child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=J hook, teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"= K hook, 

Supplies:
Green, White and black yarn
I Hook
G Hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
dc=double crochet
sc=single crochet
sl st=slip stitch
ch=chain,
hdc=half double crochet


Half Double Crochet Hat
I hook, Green yarn,
Size for a child's head toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =I hook

Instructions: I hook ch 4, sl st, to form a ring.
rnd 1. ch 2 (count as one hdc), work 9 hdc in the ring, sl st. (10 hdc) 
rnd 2. ch 2 (counts as one hdc), hdc in the same stitch as the ch2, then work 2hdc in each stitch around, Slip Stitch (start to use a marker) (20 hdc) 
rnd 3. *work a hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around, no slip stitch or chain, (I would use a marker so you can keep track of your increased rounds) (30 hdc) 
rnd 4. *work a hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (40 hdc) 
rnd 5. *work a hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (50 hdc)
rnd 6. *work a hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in the next stitch, *repeat around, continue around. (60 hdc) 
rnd 7. *work a hdc in each stitch around,*repeat until you hat measures 7 inches long, (will be longer for a bigger size head, see above for sizes)

Trim: half double crochet in each stitch around with white yarn, sl st. Fasten off. weave in the ends

Eyes: Make 4, G hook

Black, White, and Green yarn

Eyes: The front of the eyes: Make 2, G hook, Black, white, and green yarn Start with black yarn ch 2
rnd 1: work 5 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st. -5 sc
rnd 2: work 2sc in each stitch around, (10sc) sl st. Change to white yarn -10 sc
rnd 3: *work 1 sc in the next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, *repeat from* around, sl st. -15 sc
rnd 4: *work 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat from *around, sl st. Change to green yarn -20 sc
rnd 5: *work 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat from *around, sl st. -25 sc
rnd 6: work 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat from *around, sl st. fasten off. weave in the ends. -30 sc

Eyes: Make 2, G hook, Green yarn. back of the eye. Make it the same as above but use all green yarn.

Sew the front of the eye and the back of the eye (all green) together with single crochet with green yarn. *repeat again for the second eye. Place the eyes 2 inches apart on the top of the hat. I keep the bottom of the eye opened and not sewed and have it wrap around the top of the hat and sew it on that way, so it stands up better.

Mouth: Sew On a smile, by sewing with black yarn, sew a straight line, then come back sew a slanted line on each side for a smile.

Cheek circles, G Hook, White yarn, Make 2 circles for the end of the smile. ch 2, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook 10 times, sl st. fasten off. Place one circle on each end of the smile.

20 comments:

needlekrafter said...

Now I'm not sure which pattern to start with first-- this one is SO adorable... frogs are the cutest little creatures...thanks, again, Amy...

Anonymous said...

This is SOOOOOOOO cute! I have a 4 year old little girl and a 7 month old girl too....I can make two froggies!! Thanks! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway to get a pattern for an adult size froggy hat?? I would love to make one for my mother, she loves frogs.

Amy said...

Use a k hook, keep the pattern the same

Jackie said...

Thank you for a lovely pattern. I have pinned this on my pinterst account - which links to your blog - and it has been repinned many times. Thank you very much!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, I'm just curious about your hat patterns that are done in hdc, do you count the ch2 as a stitch or no?

Amy said...

Yes I count it as a stitch the ch 2

YarnYokel said...

I guess I will have to start with the frog. These hats are all just to cute. Thanks for posting and sharing these with everyone. I can't wait to try it out.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the wonderful pattern!

I need help though please... what kind and color of yarn did you use for the one in the picture????

Amy said...

Green and white soft car on yarn

Amanda said...

I just finished making this hat. Cute! Love the cow, too! Thanks!

Rachel said...

Why do you increase to 60 hdc stitches per round on the hdc version but only to 48 dc per round for the dc version of the same size hat? Wouldn't the dc hat end up too narrow and too small with only 48 stitches around on the biggest part of the hat?

Amy said...

No dc stitch will make it bigger so u have less stitches, hdc will give u a tighter stitch, it's your choice, I've done both, they both work for the size u want.

Rachel said...

Thanks Amy for the reply. I have gotten to 48 dc around and it looks like it would only fit a baby and my son is 3 years old with a fairly big head. Should I just keep increasing until 60 or so dc instead? Or should i just increase until a certain circumference, which would be.....? Doesn't dc just make the stitch taller and not wider than hdc? I don't want to end up with a hat that will be way too tight to get on his head. Thanks for your help. I am excited for the hat. It is a cute pattern!

Amy said...

I changed the dc pattern a little, try this one. its the same, just the stitches fit the number count.

Amy said...


this pattern is for a 12 months to 3 year old, thats why its small for a baby for the hdc, using an I hook, so with the hdc or dc pattern, I suggest a J hook. This will work best. Also measure around his head to see the circumference of his head.

Jodi Hanlon said...

Hi Rachel,

I use this site as a guideline for age/size. My son is 3 and has a small head, so I try to make hats on the smaller end of the range recommended by Amy as well as this site. It may give you a better idea on how much to increase. Hope this helps!

Jodi

Tammy said...

From one crocheter to another....

I'm not sure if you've seen this or not, but I found it while searching for patterns today. It looks to be identical to yours.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frog-hat-for-new-born-to-todllers-easy-crochet

I thought you may like to see it :(

Rachel said...

Yeah Tammy, it looks like someone else stole the exact photo and pattern from this website and is claiming it to be their own original...and even making money off it. Maybe the owner of this website can contact the other person and let them know that they are being illegal. So sad.

Amy Lehman said...

here is the blog that is stealing my pictures and probably my pattern, they look foreign, http://mosterskuffert.blogspot.com/