Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gingerbread Man Crochet Hat Pattern



Run, run as fast as you can; You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man (and Woman)! Make a whole family of gingerbread men with this easy crochet pattern! Just in time for the holiday season and like my other patterns this one is FREE as well!

Materials:
- Vanna's Choice yarn in brown, red and white
- Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
- 2 black buttons
- Tapestry needle

Abreviations:
Magic Ring: You can find a tutorial for the magic ring HERE
Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet

Gauge: 2" across = 7 stitches, 2" height = 5.5 rows


Before starting, please follow these directions:
Start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
Join your rounds to the first HDC, NOT the chain.
Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.



Here is part 1 of the video tutorial. It shows how to crochet rounds 1-5 of the 0-3mo size hat. I am still an amateur videographer but hopefully this will help answer any questions or confusion that you may have. Be sure to check out part 2 of the video tutorial (posted below) which shows how to stitch on the embellishments.


Gingerbread Man Crochet Hat Pattern:

Size: 0-3 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6 -13: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 14: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: 3-6 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (50 HDC)
Round 7 -14: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (50 HDC)
Round 15: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: 6-12 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7 -15: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 16: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9 -16: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60 HDC)
Round 17: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: Child
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 29, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (62 HDC)
Round 10 -18: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (62 HDC)
Round 19: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: Adult
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 10 -19: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 20: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.


Here is part 2 of the video tutorial that explains how to make the "icing," cheeks, and mouth embellishments on the hat.
Gingerbread Cheeks:
With red yarn...
Magic Ring, chain 1, make 10 HDC inside of ring, join to first HDC, fasten off leaving tail to sew onto hat.

Gingerbread Icing:
You will want make a long series of chain and stitch them on in a wave around the hat.
For the 0-3 month size hat I chained 70 and stitched the chain on between rounds 4 and 5. You will want to make longer chains for the larger hats.



Gingerbread Leggings:
I haven't figured out a good way to calculate size for these. You will want to measure the child's leg before beginning so you know how many chains to make. 

The ones pictured are too small for my 19 month old. I think they would fit a 6-12 month old. You can increase/decrease the beginning chain to make larger/smaller leggings. 

Here is the pattern I used:

Chain 20, join to beginning of chain with a slip stitch, chain 1
Round 1-11: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 
Round 12: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends.

With white yarn, chain 14 and stitch on to create "icing."



Gingerbread Woman Bow:
Chain 10, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2-4, SC across, chain 1, turn
at the end of row 4, continue to SC around the edges, join to first SC, fasten off and weave in ends.
Wrap yarn around the middle of the bow, tie off tightly and attach to hat.



You can download a PDF of this pattern HERE

Disclaimer: I have not had anyone but myself test these patterns. Nor have I had the opportunity to have children and adults with different head sizes try on these hats. Please be my testers! And please refrain from negative comments. If you don't like how I've written the pattern, don't use it. I am sharing it with you for free and hope to inspire you with new ideas and patterns.


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64 comments:

  1. How cute! Thanks so much for the pattern.

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  2. As with all your wonderful patterns, this is adorable! Can't wait to make these for the grandbabies!

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  3. Forgot to ask you, are the yarn colors Chocolate for the brown and Scarlet for the red?

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    1. Yes! Those are the correct colors :) Although I was thinking it might look nice in a slightly lighter brown as well...more of a golden brown. I will have to look for something like that the next time I am buying yarn.

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  4. Hey, just noticed a possible mistake. In round 4 I am counting 36 sts :-)
    Thanks for the cute pattern!

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    1. Grrrrr, yes you are correct! I have it written down as 36 on paper and also correct in the video. Just typed it out wrong in the blog post. Thanks for catching it! Let me know if you see anything else that seem off :|

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  5. Glad someone else posted the stitch count :) I kept re-counting, then decided it wasn't too big of a deal, lol :) You have the cutest patterns, and are so talented! :) Thanks!

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  6. Love, love, love the gingerbread pattern. I need to learn how to crochet.

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  7. This is super, super cute!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thanks for sharing!! I have discovered your wonderful patterns for baby hats and have become obsessed with crocheting as many as I can. We have a charity contest for our county fair and this year it's baby hats with a prize for the most made! I usually just sew the charity items, but I've been having so much fun making your hats that I may end up crocheting more than I sew! Thanks again for sharing!!!

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  9. My friend would LOVE this! I say that because I can't crochet! I just enjoy the finished product! LOL! I would love for you to add this, and any other of your awesome ideas, to my Mom's Library weekly round-up.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/moms-library-link-up-3-for-me.html

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie

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  10. Those are so very cute! :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  11. YAY you posted them! I AM so making these for my kiddos for Christmas!

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  12. Cute cute cute cute cute! Thanks for the super pattern!

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  13. Very cute, thanks for the pattern!

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  14. This is so CUTE! I am in love with it! :-) What a great gift idea for the holidays.
    Amy
    www.amystebbins.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing the pattern!!

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  16. These are precious! I wish I had the patience to learn to knit!

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  17. Oh my!! I am beyond excited! I seriously squealed! I'm obsessed with anything gingerbread related!! I can't wait to make my girls one! I see awesome Christmas pictures for The Smith Family this year! woot woot! Thank you so much! I could hug you!! :D

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  18. Super duper cute! Thanks for sharing the pattern! I might try to make these one day soon! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-4_27.html

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  19. These are so cute!! Pinning to my crochet board for later. Like way later when I finally learn how to crochet! (A girl can dream though, right?) -- your newest follower. :)

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  20. These are adorable. I don't know if I have the skill level to try them, but I'm pinning them for the future!

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  21. Has anyone made the legwarmers for a newborn yet? How many chains did you start with??

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  22. I'm visiting from Happy Hour Projects. This is really adorable. Thanks for sharing the pattern - I'm just learning to crochet so hopefully someday I'll be able to make these. Have a great weekend!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot
    www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

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  23. Great project !

    I would love you to come and share it at my Craft, Create & Inspire Linky party

    http://polkadotpretties.com/2012/11/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-3/

    Hope to see you there:)

    Claire@ Polkadot pretties x

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  24. Another great pattern!! Thank you so much. I have a four year old boy and five year old girl...these are perfect for them :)

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  25. OMG,,,these are too adorable...and I have 2 skeins of 2 differen shades of brown just SCREAMING to be used for this!!! Going to start one today :)

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  26. This is such a cute pattern! I just love it! Imade your owl hat for part of a baby shower and it was a huge hit! A big thank you for sharing all your patterns! Also appreciate the videos on adding embellishments. I love it when I learn something new! Thank you...thank you!

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  27. Oh.My.Gosh! Too darn cute! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  28. How cute is this hat! Thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorial. I bet you will see a lot of little gingerbreads heads bobbing up and down soon!

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  29. For anyone who might be having trouble forming the mouth like I did, I found it easier to crochet a chain as long as you need and sew it on like you did with the icing, except forming a smile (or you could do a wave, too. It might be cute.) It turned out so adorable!! I loved making this!

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  30. How sweet are these? I've pinned this post to my crafts board. Thank you.

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  31. Absolutely adorable. I'm determined to teach myself to crochet this year so your video is much appreciated! Susannah - www.creativemamaonadime.com

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  32. Fantastic job again, Sarah, and another free pattern. Yay! You've been featured at Hookin On Hump Day once again :) http://mymerrymessylife.com/2012/11/hookin-on-hump-day-20-link-party-for-the-fiber-arts.html

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  33. Adorable!! I love these!! Thanks for the patterns. Someday I will figure out how to crochet! :)
    Thanks for supporting Artsy Corner!

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  34. When I saw the leggings I thought they were handwarmers, so for adults I think this is actually a great idea - to make hand / wrist warmers to match your hat!

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  35. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

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  36. I made this hat for my son and it turned out super cute. He's six and I found the pattern for 'children' seemed to be too small. I followed it to where you do every 8 stitches. This would have not fit him and he doesn't have a large head. I did the inc every 9 and it was perfect size.

    I don't think the every 9 inc would be remotely large enough for an adult. My daughter wants one as well. She's ten. I will do an increase every 10 stitches and that should fit her.

    I also did a chain of 80 for the top icing, but it was loose. I prob should have made it a bit tighter. I did not have black buttons so I made 2 sc black eyes... 8 sc in the middle and joined then stitches a white x across them. Looks cute.

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  37. I so love this! I am making one for my daughter, one for my son, and one for their close friend. I added a little ruffle around the bottom of the leggings,if anyone is interested it is row 12 *sc, 2tc in next st, repeat

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  38. How cute! I will be trying this pattern out, i'm horrible at following patterns so hopefully I can do it.

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  39. Beyond cute. I'm having so much fun making this hat (girl version). Thanks!

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  40. These are so cute... I am going to make 3 of them... man I better hurry!! I am making an owl hat now!! I just love your patterns!! Thank you soooo much!!

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  41. arrrgggg! i did the one that is supposed to fit a toddler/preschooler and it fit my 10yr old and it wasn't tight! and my gauge is spot on! i will have to try the smaller version to see if it fits a toddler! i can't seem to get that size down!!! maybe i'll try using a smaller hook. i used the same hook and yarn so it should have worked. i will not give up, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! thanks for the cute patterns!

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  42. Thank you so much! I made my daughter the toddler size, using "I love this yarn" and the size I hook, and the hat came out a little large, but overall fit...just a little loose. I am making an accompanying tutu in brown, red and white! I will post pics on your FB page soon. Such a cute pattern. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  43. This is adorable. I can't wait to try to make one! What weight of yarn did you use?

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    1. I checked on Lion Brand's site and its a 4.

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  44. Just ran across your site, and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing all these patterns! Making this hat now for my 3 year old!

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  45. Your site is great! I just came across it this morning! I am so excited to explore and check out your beautiful, and creative ideas! <3
    -KristenInGermany

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  46. I love your blog!!! I wish I had the time and guts to make all this! I have done few baby sets for my neices and nephews and they turned out to be great. Now they are all more than 1 year old so Im gona try these hat patterns soon! Plus I live in a warm country, so our winters are limited :D

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  47. I am making an afghan (Herrschner's Holiday Afghans - 2011 national contest winners) and sleeping buddy with gingerbread men and the yarn I am using is Red Heart Super Saver - color - Warm Brown. Pretty good color for a gingerbread man. Can't wait to make the hats and leggings.

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  48. Hi sarah
    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns.Other than one other crocheter, your patterns are by far the easiest to follow and the fastest to work up. I can't wait until you post more.

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  49. aw ill be making these for my three year old cousin
    ~niftynickelsdaughter

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  50. Shes a girl so sooooooo happy to make the girl and leggings

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  51. omg it came out so cute i used the dark brown and call it brunt gingerbread man lol. this one is for my baby niece the other patterns are for my big 15yr old baby lol. thanks for your free pattern that is very sweet of you to share your knowledge with others

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  52. I am just loving all your patterns! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. I tested out the child size...perfect! I made the girl version for my friend's 8 year old daughter. The only thing I did different was enlarge the cheeks and eye buttons a little bit...but obviously that was just a matter of personal taste. Thank you so much for sharing all of these. They are very lovely!

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  54. Sarah, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your patterns. You seem to be much more sane than I was with my 3 girls were little. I usually describe that time as pure pandemonium and literally gave up every kind of crafting. I began to realize that it left me feeling empty and now that my girls are all grown up, and although I have fibromyalgia and not a lot of energy, I find that crocheting is the main thing that gives me joy and peace. Bless you for your creativity, energy and generosity.
    Barbara, Cornelius, NC

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