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Penguin Hat :: Free Crochet Pattern (All Sizes!)

crochet patternKaty McKinleyComment

It's probably been too long since I've shared a crochet pattern on here...so I thought I'd change that.  During the cooler months, all I seem to want to do is crochet and I thought it'd be fun to share a super easy pattern with you guys.  So here's a cute little penguin for your head.  AND, I wrote it out for sizes newborn - adult, so you can make one for any size head you want!

Are you ready to crochet up this cutie?
**Remember, you’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.  If you do end up making a hat from my pattern, I’d love to see the results!  Link me to your blog, email me a photo (katy@threadandgrain.com), share it on Instagram @mckinleykaty or post it to my Facebook page.  I want to see what you can do!!

Free Crochet Penguin Hat Pattern

Materials:

  • Black, White + Orange Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
  • Buttons (for eyes)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fabric glue (if desired)

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
st - stitch
sl st- slip stitch
DC - Double Crochet
Magic Ring - Find a great tutorial including video HERE


Size 0-6 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
ound 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6-11: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Fasten, weave in ends.


Size 6-12 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7-13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Fasten, weave in ends.


Size Toddler (1-3 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7-14: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Size Youth (3-10 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
Round 8-15: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Size Adult

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)
Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)
Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)
Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
Round 8-18: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Beak (for all sizes):

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.
Magic ring.  Ch 2 (counts as 1 DC), DC 2 into magic ring.  Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: DC in same st, 1 DC in next to st. (4 DC).  Ch 2, turn.
Row 3: DC in same st. 1 DC in next 2 st. (5 DC). 
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Eyes (0-6 Month Size) : Make 2

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
ound 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Eyes (All Other Sizes) : Make 2

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.
Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)
Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)
Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)
Fasten off, weave in ends.


I am a big fan of attaching the extra pieces using Fabri-Tac glue.  It's quick to dry, works fast, and holds really well.  You just have to be careful when applying it because it will stay wherever it falls.  You can also sew the pieces on with a tapestry needle and matching yarn...it just takes longer and I tend to take the lazy way out. 

With the eyes, I like to overlap them slightly in the middle...rather than have them too far apart.  For some reason it screams penguin more to me that way.

And please, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!