Crochet Tiger Hat Pattern







This tiger hat was a lot of fun to make because all I had to do was combined three of my older patterns! I used the Zebra Hat pattern for the base of the hat, ears from my Polar Bear pattern and face from my Dalmation Dog. I am very excited about the way it turned out and if you ask me, tigers have been pretty popular this past year due to Katy Perry’s hit song “Roar” and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS kids. And of course if you root for  a sports team that has a tiger as the mascot, this ones for you! Thanks to my awesome hat model/cute daughter who always gives me big smiles and happily wears my crochet :)




Materials:
– Black worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice)
– White worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice)
– Orange worsted weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta)
– Two .5″ 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
Magic Ring – Find a great tutorial including video HERE



Newborn size: Follow directions for 0-3 months using a smaller hook (G6/4.00MM). End with 11 rounds instead of 12.


Size: 0-3 Months
Starting with orange yarn

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: DC in each around, join (44 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: SC in each around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7-12: Repeat what you did in rounds 5 and 6 for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (44 DC or SC)
fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.

Size: 3-6 Months
Starting with orange yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: SC in each around, join (48 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: DC in each around, join (48 SC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8-13: Repeat what you did in rounds 6 and 7  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (48 DC or SC)
fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.
Size: 6-9 Months
Starting with orange yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 11, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: DC in each around, join (52 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8: SC in each around, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 9-14: Repeat what you did in rounds 7 and 8  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (52 DC or SC)
fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.
Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months) 
Starting with orange yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)

change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 11, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join (56 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8: SC in each around, join (56 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 9: DC in each around, join (56 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 10-15: Repeat what you did in rounds 8 and 9  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (56 DC or SC)

fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.

Size: Toddler/Preschooler 

Starting with orange yarn



Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC



change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)



change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)


change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 11, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join (56 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 13, join (60 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 9: DC in each around, join (60 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 10: SC in each around, join (60 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 11-16: Repeat what you did in rounds 9 and 10  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (60 DC or SC)

fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.

Size: Child



Starting with orange yarn
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join (22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 11, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join (56 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 13, join (60 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join (64 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 10: SC in each around, join (64 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 11: DC in each around, join (64 DC)

change to black yarn, chain 1

Round 12-17: Repeat what you did in rounds 10 and 11  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (64 DC or SC)
fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps as written below.

Size: Teen/Adult


Starting with orange yarn

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC

change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each around, join(22 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join (33 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around, join (44 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join (48 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 11, join (52 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join (56 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 13, join (60 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join (64 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 10: 2 SC in first, SC in next 15, join (68 SC)
change to orange yarn, chain 2
Round 11: DC in each around, join (68 DC)
change to black yarn, chain 1
Round 12: SC in each around, join (68 SC)

change to orange yarn, chain 2

Round 13-18: Repeat what you did in rounds 11 and 12  for the remaining rows. Use orange for the double crochet rounds and black yarn for the singe crochet rows. (68 DC or SC)
fasten off and weave in ends. Continue with earflaps 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 picture in puppy hat pattern for second earflap placement 

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, continue to SC around the entire edge of hat and earflaps. Fasten off and weave in 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:
See picture in puppy hat pattern for second earflap placement
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, continue to SC around the entire edge of hat and earflaps. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Braided Tails: Cut six strands of orange and 3 strands of black. Pass through last space in earflap. You should now have 18 strands to braid with. Braid, knot, trim ends.



Note: I used a size G crochet hook for the face elements on my 3-6 month size hat. You may want to use a larger hook with larger hats.

Nose: 
with black yarn…
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.

Cheeks: make 2
with white yarn…
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC) Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (15 SC) Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, repeat around (20 SC) Fasten off leaving long tail.

First sew on checks so they are almost touching each other. Then sew the nose over the cheeks. 
Then make 3 whiskers on each side with strands of yarn and your tapestry needle.


Eyes: make 2
with white yarn…
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in ring, join to first DC, fasten off leaving long tail.

Ears: (using H hook)
with black yarn…
Magic ring, chain 2, make 10 DC in ring, join to first DC
change color to orange
Round 2: chain 1, 2 SC in each stitch around, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (this causes the ear to curve in).

Sew ears onto hat right at about round 4.

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