Friday, January 24, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern for a Baby Frog Hat

This frog hat is so cute!......... I previously had the pattern for sale but decided to make it free a while back. I hope you enjoy making this hat for some special little ones!

Free Crochet Pattern for Baby Frog Hat


Materials
There are some basic materials needed to complete this pattern. You will need the following supplies:
H or I Hook
Scissors or Clippers
Plastic Wiggle Eyes
Fabric Glue
4 oz. of Worsted Weight Yarn (Approximately)


Basic Instructions and Pattern Information
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Size of the hats:
0 - 3 Months (14" circumference) - H Hook
3 - 6 Months (15" circumference) - I Hook
*Please note that the hats stretch. A baby's head size may be 16" but they will fit into a crochet hat that has a smaller circumference.
*This pattern does assume that you know the basics of crochet and how to work the stitches in the abbreviation chart.
Abbreviation Chart:
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SS = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
R = Row
Increase





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Baby Frog Hat Pattern
With appropriate size hook (Refer to size chart), CH 5 and form ring.
R1 - CH 2, then put an additional 11 DC in the ring for a total of 12 stitches. This includes the first chain stitch. Join and CH 2.
R2 - 2 DC in each stitch around. Join and CH 2.
R3 - DC in the first stitch. 2 DC in the next stitch (increase). DC in the next two stitches. 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue to increase every third stitch until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 2.
R4 - DC in the first two stitches. 2 DC in the next stitch (increase). DC in the next three stitches. 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue to increase every fourth stitch until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 2.
R5 - DC in the first three stitches. 2 DC in the next stitch (increase). DC in the next four stitches. 2 DC in the next stitch. Continue to increase every fifth stitch until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 2.
R6 and R7 - DC in each stitch around until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 2.
R8 - DC in each stitch around until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 1 (CH 2 if making 3-6 month size).
*Note - If you are making the larger size hat (3-6 months) with the I hook, add an extra row here. Just DC in each stitch around until you reach the starting point. Join and CH 1.
R9 - Working in back loops only for this row, SC in each stitch around until you reach the starting point. Join and CH1.
R10 - SC in each stitch around until you reach the starting point. Join and tie off. Weave the excess yarn into the back of the hat. (See picture of finished hat, without eyes.)
Eyes:
Make Two
Step 1 - CH 13. Leave a long strand of yarn at the beginning.
Step 2 - HDC in third chain from hook. HDC in the next three stitches. 2 DC in each of the next four stitches. HDC in the last four stitches.
Step 3 - CH 2 and join the bottom ends of the pieces. SC in the four spaces across (See pictures). Tie off and leave a long end. You will use this end to attach the eye to the hat.



Step 4 - Use the long end of yarn from your starting point to weave the center opening together (See picture). Go up the opening and then back down. When you reach the bottom, weave the yarn to the opposite side of the other yarn end.

Step 5 - Place the eye at the appropriate area of the hat and sew it on using the second long end of yarn (See picture). The correct area should be one row down from the top of the hat. When you have finished sewing the eye onto the hat, tie the two yarn ends together inside the hat to secure it.

Step 6 - Glue the wiggle eyes onto the hat using fabric glue. The hat should sit overnight to ensure the glue dries. You may also wish to use a clothes pin or other item to hold the eye on while the glue is setting. (See picture)

That's it!
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