Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Crochet tiger hat for kids

Crochet tiger hat.
Free pattern.
Made this hat a while ago, and it was very popular on my crochet magic page :)
There are many tiger hats online, some free patterns, some not, and here is mine.
I am a novice in creating patterns, so please be understanding.
Mostly I don't even use any patterns at all, just look at pictures to have inspiration etc.
When I had another order and had to make another hat, I thought I have to record it and publish that pattern:)
Hope you enjoy it, please be free to ask any questions, as my pattern might not be as clear as the one from professional crocheters :)

 Pattern.
Materials:
Patons Fab acrylic yarn in orange,
black, royal blue and white.
Hook size 3.5mm, 4 mm and 5mm
Threading needle.
Sizing
Stitches used:
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st - slip stitch

Hat:

1st Rnd: Start with black yarn, hook size 4mm, ch 5, sl st

2nd Rnd: Ch 3, then  14 dc in the ring, sl st (15sts)

3rd Rnd: Join the orange yarn, ch 3, dc in the same st, 2 dc in next st and so around sl st, ( 30 sts)

4th Rnd: 
With black yarn, ch 3 , 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next stixh and so on,sl st at the end
 ( 45 sts)

5th Rnd: With orange yarn, ch 3 ,dc in next 2 stiches, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts and so on ,sl st at the end ( 60sts)

Note: You have to increase your stitches in every round until you reach the right size, thicker the yarn, less increase rounds you will need.

 6th Rnd:With black yarn ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts and so all around, sl st  (75sts)
7-17th Rnd: Ch 3 and dc in each st all around, sl st, for each round use orange and black yarn accordingly
18th Rnd: Orange yarn. Using 3.5 mm hook, to make the edge slightly tighter (I believe makes the hat shape a bit better): ch 2 and sc all around in every st, sl st at the end fasten off. Your last round may be with orange or black yarn.

 ( If you wanted bigger hat, like the one in the picture below, then  your last round might be in black yarn )

Ears:
 Make 2:
 Black and orange yarn. I doubled up the yarn and used hook 5 mm:
1st Rnd: ch 5, sl st

2nd Rnd: ch 2,  7 hdc in the ring, don't join in the ring, just turn over and start next round,

3rd Rnd:  Joind the orange yarn, doubled up aswell, ch 2 , hdc in the same st, 2 hdc in next st, and so in all 8 sts, fasten off, orange, thread, not long, black thread long enough to sew on the ears. 
 
Cheeks:

Make 2:
 White yarn, hook 4mm:
1st Rnd: Ch 5,sl st

2nd Rnd: Ch 3, 13 dc in the ring, sl st (15sts)
3rd Rnd: Ch 3 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st, and so all around, sl st, fasten off, leave thread long enough for sewing (30sts)

Note: You can make little black  wiskers, or dots for wiskers now, before you sew on the white cheeks on the hat, to make the hat neater from inside out.  
 



 
Nose:

Use black yarn, hook size 4mm.
1st Rnd: Ch 4, sl st
2nd Rnd: Ch 3 14dc in the ring, sl st ( 15sts) 
3rd Rnd: Ch 3 dc in next st, dc in next stitch and so all around,sl st, fasten off, leave long enough thread to sew on the nose. (15sts) 

Note: I used my yarn cut off,to stuff the nose,to make it nice and shaped, before I sewn it on.
 
Eyes:
Make two:
 
With blue yarn and either hook size 3.5mm or 4 mm, depending on the size of the finished eye
I had to use hook 3.5 mm.
1st Rnd: Ch 3, sl st

2nd Rnd: Ch 2, 13hdc in the ring, sl st, fasten off,leave long enough thread to sew on the eyes.

Finaly after you sewn everything on, you can create  a  little smile with the same black thread , makes that little tiger hat  little bit nicer and friendlier :)

Below my little boy wearing, his tiger hat, what do you think? I think he looks adorable.
Enjoy the pattern. Hope it helps.
Dace.


 

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