Crocheted Penguin Hat

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My first penguin hat! The main hat pattern is on Repeat Crafter Me, but I adjusted the eyes a bit to make them bigger.

I made the teen/adult size hat. I tried it on my head and my teens heads to make sure the size was good. I found it a bit snug…
I plan on making more of these for my nieces and nephews for Christmas, in different colors.

 

Supplies: • medium worsted weight yarn (Black and an accent color such as pink, green, purple, turquoise) • Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm) • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • sl st- slip stitch
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • HDC – Half Double Crochet
  • HDC Decrease – Half Double Crochet Decrease
  • TC – Triple Crochet

 

Size: Teen/Adult: Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2 Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC) Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC) Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC) Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC) Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC) Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC) Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC) Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC) Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC) do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

*Note: I found the Teen/Adult a little snug. Pattern might need adjusting.

Earflaps for Child – Adult: Earflap 1: Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 3: SC across (10 SC) Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC across (4 SC) Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends Earflap 2: Leave 22 stitches in front for Child, 25 stitches for adult Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 3: SC across (10 SC) Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC across (4 SC) Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Eyes (Make 2):In Black: Magic Ring
Chain 2 Round 1: 10 DC in magic ring,  join to first DC, chain 2 (10)
Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each stitch around, *Change colors to accent color before joining*: join, chain 1 (20)
Round 3: SC in same stitch, 2 SC in next, *SC, 2 SC in next, repeat from * around, *Change colors to white before joining*: join to first sc, Chain 2
Round 4: DC in same stitch, 2 DC in next, *DC, 2 DC in next, repeat from * around DC
fasten off leaving long tail to sew on (30)

Nose: *Consider making bigger*

Small nose:

Chain 5 Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on

Medium nose:

Chain 6 Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, fasten off leaving long tail to sew on

Large nose:

Chain 7 Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, SC, HDC, DC, DC, TC fasten off leaving long tail to sew on

Braided Tails: Cut three 1 yard strands of each color (9 strands total). Pass through last space in earflap. You should now have 18 strands to braid with. Make knot and braid approx 5.5 inches long, knot, trim ends.

Finish off by adding a pom pom on top for flare!

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