Saturday, August 10, 2013

Crochet Shark Hat Pattern


If you are a fan of Shark Week or Sharknado then this shark crochet hat is for you! It would also make an adorable halloween costume or a fun fall/winter hat!

Materials:
- Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn in Gray (I used Silver Gray), Red (Scarlet) and White
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle
- Buttons for eyes
- Poly-fil (or you could use scrap yarn to stuff top fin)
- Stitch marker

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Shark 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 5-9: 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 6-10: 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 7-11: 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 8-12: 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 9-13: 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 10-14: 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 11-15: 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:
If you have trouble figuring out where to place the second earflap see the picture tutorial at the bottom of my Crochet Puppy Hat Pattern.
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 the same gray yarn you will want to single crochet around the earflap edges and back of hat. NOT the front are of hat where the teeth will go. Weave in loose ends.

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:

If you have trouble figuring out where to place the second earflap see the picture tutorial at the bottom of my Crochet Puppy Hat Pattern.
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 the same gray yarn you will want to single crochet around the earflap edges and back of hat. NOT the front are of hat where the teeth will go. Weave in loose ends.

Shark Gums:
With Red Yarn...
Working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, attach yarn on the front side of the hat at the first stitch next to the earflap. Chain 2 and DC across front area of hat (all the way to the second earflap). Fasten off and weave in ends.



Shark Teeth:
With White Yarn...
Working in the FRONT LOOPS ONLY, attach yarn to the front loop of the stitch where you began the gums, chain 4, *SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next chain, DC in last chain. Now you have created a triangle! Skip 2 stitches and Slip Stitch to the next stitch. Chain 4 and repeat from *. Fasten off and weave in ends.



Shark Fin:
Magic Ring, chain 1 in ring, 6 SC in ring, continue working in rounds (use stitch marker if needed)
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (9 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (9 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch , SC in next 2, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 7: SC in each stitch around (15 SC)
Round 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 9: SC in each stitch around (18 SC)
(this is where I stopped for the 0-3 month size hat)
Round 10: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (21 SC)
Round 11: SC in each stitch around (21 SC)
Round 12: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 13: SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
Round 14: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7, repeat around (27 SC)
Round 15: SC in each stitch around (27 SC)
(this is where I stopped for the toddler/preschooler hat)
Round 16: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 8, repeat around (30 SC)
Round 19: SC in each stitch around
Round 20: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 9, repeat around (33 SC)
Round 21: SC in each stitch around
Feel free to continue this pattern (I hope you can see how this pattern increases by now) to make the fin as large as you would like.

When it's the size you desire, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto top of hat. Stuff lightly with poly-fil (or extra yarn) and sew onto top of hat by weaving tapestry needle under the last row of single crochets and then through the hat.

Sew black buttons on for eyes, or sew on a larger white button and hot glue a small black button on top of the white button (as seen in the hat in the first picture of this post).


Enjoy your new shark hat!

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31 comments:

  1. Sarah, your incredibly cute designs make me want to learn to crochet! This is precious! I'll be sharing with Grandma on her next visit for sure! :) Thanks!

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  2. This is just so cool!!
    You are just amazing, coming up with all these fabulous designs!!
    Thank you so much, it is really appreciated!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  3. You are really creative! How blessed!

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  4. This is a very good model !!!

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  5. Thank you so much for your awesome free patterns! They are adorable! I've used your owl hat pattern many times for baby shower gifts and they're always a big hit! I appreciate that you offer these patterns free as my budget is limited. Your patterns are always easy to follow and accurate! Thanks again for your generosity!

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  6. Thank you so much for this awesome pattern! So Cute!! I will definitely add link to pictures when I work this up! =)

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  7. you are just so so talented! I am so thankful for your patterns. And all of them are so cute!
    Hugs and thanks!

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  8. So cute, thank you so much for the pattern ♥

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  9. This is so cute! I have a friend who would love this!! Thanks for the pattern!

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  10. He is totally awesome and I know a little boy- or two who will love them. Thank you!

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  11. OMG soooooo cute! I just love all of your crafts :) I hope to make this soon!

    Lizzie
    www.multipurposemama.com

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  12. You are a life saver! I am making different beanies for my mother's group bubs who are turning one and I was one short!
    I hope you don't mind, but I am teaching myself crochet and blogging about it. I have linked back to the patterns of yours I have used (and given you full credit of course!)

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  13. These are fantastic! Thank you SO much for having adult size as well; I have a good friend who will be receiving one of these for Christmas :D

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  14. Love your shark hats! thank you for all the free patterns you post, it is so appreciated as purchasing them is not in
    my budget at present. I will be making these hats for my 2 great nephews for xmas. Just wondering if there is any
    possibility of matching mittens on the horizon.

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  15. I am having problems with this pattern and don't know why. The process for making the beanie is different from your others and I am wondering why. I have made a half dozen of the owls with no issues. Is there a reason you have changed the formula? The doubles do not seem to be lined up. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Making the hat for a great nephew who is looking forward to it. Could I just make the beanie from the owl and then do the additional parts without it affecting the look? Thanks for any help.

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    1. Hello, First of all, yes you could definitely use my owl hat beanie and then do the shark embellishments! I changed the stitch count since my owl hat because I was getting a lot of complaints that the sizing wasn't coming out right on the owl pattern (too short and wide). So I reworked it and simplified it. You shouldn't have problems with your rows lining up. Do everything just like the owl hat as far as where you start and join your stitches. The only difference is the stitch count.

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    2. Thanks Sarah. Feeling stupid but cannot find the error and I have been crocheting for over fifty years. Ending up with eleven dc before the double. I know that you are just wanting a four st increase and could do that but geesh I am a bit of a perfectionist and don't like to get something to get the better of me. I find the sizing for the owl hat to be fine. If they wanted it wider just add one more row of increase.
      thanks again
      Edie

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  16. I made the shark this week for my grandson. Your patterns are so easy to follow. Thanks!
    Robin S.

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  17. I'm having trouble sewing the fin on just right. Any tips keeping centered and in place while sewing it on?

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  18. Are these hat patterns accurate? Everytime I crochet hats from different websites they come out bigger or smaller than they should be.

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  19. I don't know how you have all the time to create these wonderful crafts. I commend you on your work! I am a crafter too, and sometimes it feels like there is never enough time in the day to get something finished. Bravo for the excellent work!

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  20. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. It came looking exactly like a shark :) am sure the little guy I made it for would love it

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  21. I just made this for my 8yr old son. This was such an easy pattern! :) thank you so much for sharing it :)

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  22. Hi! this hat is so adorable and I was thinking of making it for my boyfriend but I'm getting a bit confused. I'm a beginner crocheter and I was wondering if the chains counted as one of the DCs. If they do, then am I skipping the last stitch in order to keep the count as what you have or am not counting the chain as a DC. I've read that the chain counts as a DC but I'm not sure if that's what you're doing because then I would be skipping the last stitch in every round before joining. :( any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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  23. alguien lo puede traducir al español

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  24. I wanna try this, I've never did crochet in my entire file but I want to to this to myself, the problem is that I don't get ANY OF THIS. I speak English, I write and understand it, but I'm having trouble understanding this because Spanish is my mother language, so if somebody can translate this to Spanish I would be so happy :(

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  25. Thank you so much! This is SO cute!

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  26. This pattern is just too cute! I made one as a gift for an Ole Miss fan's grandson. (Ole Miss defense = "Landshark") I stitched "Fins Up" across the back in black yarn. Everyone loved it! Thank you so much for all your easy to follow, free patterns!

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