Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern



Do you have a little girl that loves unicorns? If so, she is sure to love this crochet unicorn hat with a rainbow mane! Perfect for dress up, Halloween, and a fun colorful hat for dark, gray winter days. Let's get right to the pattern.

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn in these colors:

  • Scarlet (Red)
  • Terracotta (Orange)
  • Mustard (Yellow)
  • Fern (Green)
  • Colonial Blue
  • Dusty Purple
  • Pink Poodle
  • White





- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle
- Poly-fil for horn
- Stitch marker (if needed)

Abbreviations:
Magic ring
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC decrease = Single Crochet Decrease

Hat Pattern:
Use white yarn for entire hat, earflaps and ears

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:
See my PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
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 accent color (I used purple), attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 6 long strands of the same color yarn, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.

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:

See my PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
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 accent color (I used purple), attach yarn and SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 6 long strands of the same color yarn, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.

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Unicorn Horn:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC inside ring, do not join, continue to SC in rounds. Use a stitch marker if needed.
Round 2: SC in each stitch around (4 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (6 SC)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (8 SC)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (10 SC)
Round 8: SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 9: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 11: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5, repeat around (14 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around (14 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat. Stuff with poly-fil and with your tapestry needle, sew horn onto hat just in front of your first round. 
Want your horn longer? Continue the pattern! hopefully you can see how each round is increasing. So the next round would be "2 SC in first, SC in next 6."




Unicorn Ears (Make 2):

Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in remaining chains, ch 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, 2 SC in last stitch, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 3-5:
 SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 6:
 SC Decrease, SC in next two, SC decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 7:
 SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (4 SC)
Row 8:
 Make 2 SC decreases, continue to SC around entire ear. Join to the second SC (this will cause the ear to cup). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat. Sew onto hat about one row away from the horn.



Unicorn Mane:
Cut 3 strands of yarn about 12 inches long. Hook yarn with your crochet hook in the middle of the 12 inch strands. Pull through the backside of a double crochet stitch. Now grab the ends of the yarn (you should have 6 strands because your yarn is now halved) and pull through the loop. Pull tight. Trim yarn after your entire mane is finished.



You will want to start with the red yarn, "knotting it" around all the double crochet stitches that surround the base of the horn. Then "knot" the orange yarn around each double crochet along the next row of double crochets (about 12 double crochets across). Continue with all the colors. Each color getting their own row. You will want to have empty rows at the bottom since the yarn will hang down and cover that space. If you are making larger hats, consider skipping a row in between colors or creating two rows of each color. Be careful though, because the yarn can add a lot of weight to the back of the hat. 0-3 month size is pictured.





Now you have completed your unicorn hat! It is sure to brighten anyones day :)




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45 comments:

  1. So awesome! This will be a great Christmas gift for a little girl I know!

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  2. You're amazing! I can barely keep track of all of our shoes with two kids and you've got 3 and keep coming up with AWESOMENESS. I'm so glad I found you :) My daughter is super glad I found you! She's going to love this hat. :)

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  3. This is amazing Sarah! I don't have anyone to make it for at the moment...but it's going into my bookmarks for future reference. Too, too cute!!

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  5. Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for your generosity with your patterns. You are quite the talented lady.

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  6. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this on Pinterest! My grand daughter is obsessed with unicorns right now and I can hardly wait to make this for her. You are so talented and I have enjoyed making other patterns that you have shared. Thanks for sharing I know how much time goes into these projects!
    Robin

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  7. So adorable. Seeing this hat brings a smile on my face.
    How nice of you sharing this cute pattern with us. Thank you.

    Big hug, Margaret

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  8. You are so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Need to put it up on ravelry.com great site.Need to make this for me.

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  10. ANOTHER awesome free pattern!! Thank you!!!

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  11. If I'm making two child/tween sizes would I need two skeins of white or just one?

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    1. I just made a person hat and used about 1/2 a skein. So I think one might be enough, but it's gonna be really close! Might just want to buy two!

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    2. *preschool.... Not person!

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  12. I love this but I think I would try to make pointy ears

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  13. Thank you for the pattern, I will be making my 1 year old daughter this! I appreciate that you put it for free, a lot of time and skill goes into each pattern.

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  14. çok güzel bir el işi.çok emek verilmiş.ellerinize sağlık :)

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  15. Just to clarify on the ear....after I stitch around it, when I get back to the top, which is row 8..I skip the first of the dec stitches and connect to the 2nd stitch. And then which way does the ear go? Is that part the top or the bottom?!

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    1. I just made it. I figured it was the bottom of the ear. It came out just fine!

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  16. How much of each yarn do you need?

    Would you say this is a fairly easy pattern? I saw it and REALLY want to make it (I know a few people it would be PERFECT for), but I've never crocheted a day in my life. :)

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  17. This is fantastic! I love all the rainbow goodness in the hair!!! It's really very beautiful!

    I hope you don't mind, I've mentioned this pattern on my blog. You can see the link at http://jubilantjessi.blogspot.com/2013/10/random-roundup-crochet-christmas-ideas.html

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  18. i love it!!!!!
    http://awesomeneedles.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. Heres my finished project

    http://onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com/2013/10/rainbow-unicorn.html

    Thanks for sharing this pattern

    Robin

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  22. Made this hat in just under 6 hours. the hard part was the mane! Did it child sized by tweaked it as the child has a smaller than normal head. The link below shows my version complete with bow. It also has the link for this pattern. Thanks for this pattern. IT was so much fun!

    http://i4.minus.com/ibnq6J8w0yf94L.jpg

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  23. Thank you for sharing this ... I have made 3 in the last two day. Finally got the mane right... now will go back and redo the others.. I just can't stand to look at a funky mane now that I can do it right. Thank you again.

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  24. Absolutely love this pattern. It worked up quickly and easily. Can't wait for my baby to keep it on her head longer than 2 seconds!

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  25. For those about to make this hat - it works up large. The 9-12m version swamped my big headed 10mo, and the toddler version fitted an adult friend of mine! I changed to a 4.5mm hook and it worked up just fine.

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  26. Hello I was wobdering what kind of yarn do you use I know is vanna's choice by lion brand but they have differet material thanks and wonderful job

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  27. Great pattern. The second round on the horn should increase two times. Maybe: 2sc in next 2 st, sc in next 2? As is, the increase is only to 5 sc total. :)

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  28. Thanks for the awesome Tutorial. I featured it over on my blog today. http://knotsewnormal.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/pretty-little-unicorn/

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  29. I just made this today. Love this blog have found several more things you designed I plan to make. Thank You

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  30. I didn't know what to make for my sister for Christmas but I think I just found it!!!! AMAZING!!!

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  31. I didn't know what to make for my sister for Christmas but I think I just found it!!!! AMAZING!!!

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  32. Thank you for having a printer friendly version! I linked this to Ravelry as a free project. Now there is over 50 projects completed from your pattern! THANKS!

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  33. Cant believe how quick this was. So simple and so effective and no eyes to mess up! Thank you so much. Off to make a polar bear next :-)

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  34. I Sarah! I plan on featuring this hat in a roundup on Moogly next week! :D Let me know if you have any objections! ;)

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  35. I made this hat fory neice for xmas. Found out today her and her friends play unicorn at school with it and she is asking all her friends if they want one my aunt will make you one.

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  36. Hi there. I have a question about the earflaps. After the rows in which you single crochet across, like Row 3, do you chain 1 and turn to start work on the next row? I'm pretty new at crochet and am not sure what I'm doing if it's not specifically stated in the pattern. Thanks!

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  37. sc for earflaps? dont think so ...looks like the earflaps from puppy hat ... i hope it will look better with dc

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  38. is the H hook 5mm? I tried this pattern a couple of time and they end up huge, must be im using the wrong kind of wool or the wrong hook. Shame because it does look cool

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