Crochet Ladybug Hat Pattern

Christmas is over but if you’re like me, you still have a lot of red yarn in your stash. This ladybug hat is the perfect project to help you use up that yarn! It also makes a great Valentines Day gift for your little love bug and can easily be worn throughout the spring.

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn in Red, Black and White.
   I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet (Red), Black and White.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Two small black buttons
– Tapestry needle

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

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ringjoin 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

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 and weave in ends.

With black yarn, attach to end of earflap and chain 1. Continue to SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. 
Cut 3 long strands of Red, White, and Black color yarn (you should have 9 strands total), pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 18 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 and weave in ends.

With black yarn, attach to end of earflap and chain 1. Continue to SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. 
Cut 3 long strands of Red, White, and Black color yarn (you should have 9 strands total), pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 18 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. 
Ladybug Wing Line:
With black yarn, make a long chain that is the approximate length of the hat from middle of one edge to middle of back edge. Better to make your chain too long because you can also unravel extra chains. I made a chain of about 65 for the toddler hat (pictured). With tapestry needle, sew chain onto the middle of hat.

This is also a good picture of my “hidden seam.” Can you see it on the right, just before my logo?!
Ladybug Spots:
with black yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC and pull tight. Fasten off, leaving tail to sew onto hat.

Make as many spots as you need. I made 12 spots for my toddler hat (pictured). Better to wait to sew your spots on after you have the face in place. Sew them on at random at the front and back.

Ladybug Eyes: (make 2)
with white yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 12 DC in ring, join to first DC and pull tight. Fasten off, leaving tail to sew onto face area.
to make eyes smaller, use the same pattern but use either HDC or SC instead of DC.
Sew on black buttons to each eye.

It is easiest to sew the eyes to the face first and then the face to the hat.

Ladybug Face:

With black yarn…
Magic Ring, 6 SC in ring. Pull tight but don’t join. You should have a half circle. Chain 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next stitch, repeat to end, ch 1, turn (9 SC)
Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat to end, ch 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat to end, ch 1, turn (15 SC)
Row 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat to end, ch 1, turn (18 SC)
Row 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches, repeat to end (21 SC)

Row 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6 stitches, repeat to end (24 SC)
Row 8: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7 stitches, {chain 7, make 2 HDC in second chain from hook, slip stitch the rest of the way down chain – now you’ve made your first antennae}, 2 SC in next stitch in row, SC in next 7 stitches, {chain 7, make 2 HDC in second chain from hook, slip stitch the rest of the way down chain – now you’ve made your second antennae}, 2 SC in next stitch, SC in next 7 stitches.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew into hat. No need to sew antennae down. Just the face area.
This is what the back of the hat looks like

If you need help on how to sew the spots onto the hat, see the video tutorial of my Gingerbread Man Hat. I sew the gingerbread cheeks on the same way!

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Comments

    • says

      I don't know if this helps, but I know I crochet tight so I use a I hook and it comes out the correct size. I would suggest that if you want to use a J hook, one of the smaller sizes would be used (i.e. using a J hook on a Toddler size would actually produce a Adult size hat). Hope this helps.

  1. says

    This is super cute. I crochet the child size and it was awfully big. I used the H hook and crocheted the 64 around but the hat really was more of a teen/adult size.

  2. says

    Huge fan of your patterns. Since our grand-daughter was born a lost 5 months ago I've been addicted to making her hats….most of them from your patterns. She was wearing her ladybug hat today….has the piglet hat, owl hat, just finished the giraffe last night ( my daughter loves it as it matches her "sophie" teether she loves. Thank you again for sharing these fantastic patterns!

  3. says

    I love this little hat and wish I had a little one to make it for! I would love to use this pattern in a round up I will be posting on Wednesday 4/23. I will give proper credit to you, of course. Thanks!

  4. says

    If I'd like to sell hats based on your patterns, how do I go about linking back to you? I'm sure that my grandkids could tell me, but they aren't here now. I really enjoy the simplicity and creativity of your patterns. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Lara says

    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous pattern. I made this hat for a Christmas fair coming up at my son’s nursery in Italy, I made the minion hat which also turned out perfectly so I’m going to browse now for my next crochet project on your website as you write beautiful clear instructions and photos. Thanks again!

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