Crochet Penguin Hat Pattern

If you follow my Facebook page, I know you have been anxiously awaiting this pattern for a couple of weeks now :) Thank you for all the great response and positive feedback from the sneak peek of this hat! I am excited about this pattern because it starts with a new basic beanie pattern that is different from my Owl and Sock Monkey hats. I was noticing the top of the hats were becoming pointed with my other patterns and I believe I have fixed that problem with this pattern. I am looking forward to your feedback!

Before we begin let me remind you of some basic directions you should follow while crocheting my hats:
– Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
– Always join your rounds to the first DC, NOT the chain.
– Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.
– Do NOT count the chain 2 as a stitch.

(You can find pictures of how to start and join your rounds HERE)



Materials:

– Black worsted weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable)

– White worsted weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable)
– Orange worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta)
– Two black buttons for eyes
– Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)
– Tapestry needle


Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
SC Decrease – Single Crochet Decrease
DC – Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
TC – Triple Crochet
Magic Ring – Find a great tutorial including video HERE





Crochet Penguin Hat Pattern

Size: 0-3 Months
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 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below
Size: 3-6 Months
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 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 6-9 Months


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 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)


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 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
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 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size: Child
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 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below


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


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Earflaps for 0-3 months – Preschooler
Earflap 1:

Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
Leave 9 stitches in front for newborn, 12 stitches for 0-3 months, 15 for 3-6 months, 19 for Preschooler,
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends


With White Yarn:
Beginning at any point on the hat, SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. fasten off and weave in ends.
With Orange Yarn:

Make two yarn pom poms, attach the pom pom to the bottom of the tails. Make sure they are secure by knotting them a couple of times. Trim ends to match the length of the yarn in the pom pom.

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

With White Yarn:
Beginning at any point on the hat, SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 40 (or as long/short as you wish), slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. fasten off and weave in ends.
With Orange Yarn:

Make two yarn pom poms, attach the pom pom to the bottom of the tails. Make sure they are secure by knotting them a couple of times. Trim ends to match the length of the yarn in the pom pom.

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Penguin Face:
Chain 16, SC in second chain from hook and rest of way down chain, chain 1, turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC across, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn
Row 3 -7: SC across, ch 1, turn
(note: here is where you can add more rows of single crochet’s to make the face longer for larger hats)
Row 8: SC in first 2 stitches, HDC in next 3, SC in next 7, HDC in next 3, SC in last 2, chain 1, turn
Row 9: HDC in first 2 stitches, DC in next 3, HDC in next 2, SC in next 3, HDC in next 2, DC in next 3, HDC in last 2, ch 1, turn
Row 10: SC in first 2, DC in next 4, SC in next 5, DC in next 4, SC in last 2,
Continue to SC around piece until you get to the beginning of row 10.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on





Penguin Nose:
Chain 5
SC in second chain from hook, HDC, DC , TC,
fasten off leaving tail to sew onto center of face

Add a bow make this hat a little more girly!

Bow Pattern:
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.

Download a PDF of this pattern HERE

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Comments

  1. Amy hutchison says

    Love this! Also so happy you fixed the pointy tops! I have been using the owl pattern for all of my hats but had to wing it a little to fix the pointiness. Do you happen to have the measurements you use for each size? That would be soo helpful!

  2. Melissa says

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! It's FINALLY here!! The day after my birthday, but that's ok 😉 Thank you so much for making this pattern free, you are totally awesome!! I've made @ least a dozen of your owl hats, super excited to make this pattern for my bff's son, he adores penguins. Thank you, thank you!! (hope everyone in your house is back to feeling better)

  3. says

    Sarah, you are amazing and keep coming with the totally adorable patterns. Most kind of you to share them all! I can't crochet fast enough :) Our little granddaughter is turning three next week and loves Minnie Mouse. I made her a hat from your pattern and can't wait to give it to her.
    A BIG thank you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  4. Ellie says

    Stoooop! showing me all those CUTE!!! hat patterns…I don't have enough time to make them all! LOL! I need to start on my sewing! My all-time favorite are the Gingerbread Men. I had to make 2 kids and 2 adult hats for my daughter's family Christmas photos. As soon as they are done I will send you a picture! You are sooo talented. Thank you and love you for sharing all these patterns!

  5. says

    I seriously get excited to come check out your blog because you always have such awesome things for us. I'm a blog designer and have seen many, many, blogs and websites…yours is the ONLY one that I keep coming back to. I love this penguin hat! I can't wait to get started on one of each for my little boy and little girl.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your talents with us!
    Jennifer

  6. says

    Thank you for another fabulous pattern. I love it. I gave your owl hat as part of a baby shower gift. It was the hit of the shower. Now the Daddy wants one to match! It's so awesome that you offer these patterns for free! Thank you, thank you!!

  7. Shelley says

    I love the new pattern without it being so pointy at the top. I am trying to make a beanie for my husband and would like to use this pattern. Do you know how to make a larger hat size then the teen/adult? Thanks so much!

  8. Anonymous says

    I have made about 10 owl hats in all sizes and then I went to make the penguin adult hat and it turned out WAY too big. I just ripped it out down to 60 stitches to see how that will turn out.

    • Anonymous says

      This has happened to me to, I just got done making hat for a child and it's a little big on me and I'm 24. I think if you take 1 or 2 of the increase rows out it will be the right size. Love this pattern btw lol :)

    • says

      I am having the same problem. I was thinking I did something wrong. Glad to hear it's not just me. Thankfully it will still fit the child I made it for. She has a large noggin. :)
      I still absolutely love this darling pattern!

    • says

      I'm having the same problem – my owl hats always turned out very small (I used dk rather than worsted yarn) so I got used to making a couple of sizes bigger than I needed. So I did the same with this, and have only just looked back to compare to the owl pattern and realise that the sizing has completely changed – 6-12m here ends up with 60DC all the way around, whereas for the owl pattern it was 50DC. Think I'll be frogging the last few rows….

  9. Anonymous says

    These are absolutely just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing these awesome patterns with all of us! What a blessing you are!

  10. Anonymous says

    I'm in the process of making the hat, but when I add up the stitches on each row, I always have to add one more to make it right next to the chain stitch. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, I'm counting all my stitches, and starting in the same as my chain. Is this happening to anyone else? It still seems to be fitting my 2 year old, so far. Thanks for the free pattern!

  11. says

    Your patterns are so freakin' cute. THANK YOU for making them free! I seem to have this thing against paying for patterns… maybe I'm convinced I could figure it out and save the few bucks (ha)… but free patterns are SO awesome, especially when they're good enough to be sold.

  12. says

    I love this pattern and have made a few already, but it seems the number of stitches to leave between the two earflaps isn't correct? Aren't there supposed to be more stitches between the earflaps?
    Thank you!

  13. says

    I'm just starting up my crocheting again, and with a little one on the way in November, it certainly wouldn't hurt to give a special little hat to the little pumpkin seed.
    thanks for this!!

  14. says

    Wonderful pattern!! I made the 6-12m penguin and then used the basic beanie pattern to make a Zebra toddler one! I left one row off of the zebra hat for my daughter and it fits perfectly! Thanks again for yet another great pattern!

    Penguin
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=589705131074612&set=pb.513291758715950.-2207520000.1374253739.&type=3&theater

    Zebra
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=593829290662196&set=pb.513291758715950.-2207520000.1374253672.&type=3&theater

  15. says

    Your site is my very favorite when it comes to patterns. I love that you are clear and precise in your instructions. Thank you so much from this grandma who loves to spoil her grandchildren!

  16. says

    I just wanted to let you know that I just love all the patterns you have posted and I follow them for EVERY hat I make. I also wanted to let you know that a women bought 4 of the girl penguin hats that I make and they will be worn at Sea World in CA with a girl scout troop. Very excited! Thanks again!

  17. says

    Thank you SO much for this pattern! My sister-in-law is having a penguin-themed baby shower (not kidding), and I've been racking my brain on what I could make that was penguin themed. I've made your owl hat for a friend who loves owls (also her theme for her little one) and a Mickey Mouse hat for another friend. THANK YOU for sharing this.

  18. says

    Love all your patterns, thank you so much for sharing them. You are one talented lady. I do have a question, though. I've made the "face" to use on an adult sized hat but it seems too small. I added a couple of rows, as you suggested, to make it longer, but it doesn't appear wide enough. Any suggestions? Thank you.

  19. says

    Thank you for posting your patterns. They are such a joy to make. Easy to follow detailed instructions. I have had the pleasure of making several of them for my grands and great nieces and nephew and they love them. Again, thank you!

  20. says

    Finished the Penquin Hat and I love it. The Polar Bear Hat big hit with the family I gave it t for their baby and they posted a Picture on Face book. I sharedt her picture and entered your link. Thanks again so so much. Now on to adding the bits to the Monkey Hat. Then starting on Cupcake. Addicted to your Page.

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