Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crochet Frog Hat Pattern


It's Spring! Bunnies, ducks, puddles, planting seeds, baby birds, blossoming flowers, AND FROGS! If you need a quick and cute crochet project, this frog hat is the one for you! Because it basically only uses one color, it works up fairly fast. Great for the cool spring weather and perfect for a boy or a girl. I would love to see the addition of a tiny crown for a frog prince or a little red tongue :)

Materials:
- Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Fern green, white, black, and pink poodle (or red) for the cheeks
- Size H Crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Two buttons for eyes (other options listed below)

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial <----- click here
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet

Frog Hat Pattern:

Size: 0-3 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6 -14: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below

Size: 3-6 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (50 HDC)
Round 7 -15: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (50 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below

Size: 6-12 months
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7 -16: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9 -18: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (60 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below

Size: Child
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 29, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (62 HDC)
Round 10 -20: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (62 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below

Size: Adult
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 10 -21: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps 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

Second earflap placement: Fold hat in half leaving slightly more stitches in the front of the hat than the back. Place the second earflap to line up with the first earflap (Refer to earflap placement from the pictures available at the end of my puppy hat pattern).

Earflap 2:
Join yarn, 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, and continue to 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 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.

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

Second earflap placement: Fold hat in half leaving slightly more stitches in the front of the hat than the back. Place the second earflap to line up with the first earflap (Refer to earflap placement from the pictures available at the end of my puppy hat pattern).

Earflap 2:

Join yarn, 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, and continue to 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 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.


Frog Eye Pattern (back of eye): MAKE 2
Only using green yarn...
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 1 (8 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around (24 HDC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew front and back of eye together

Frog Eye Pattern (front of eye): MAKE 2
Staring with white yarn...
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 1 (8 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 HDC)
change to green yarn..
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around (24 HDC)
Fasten off and weave in ends



First, sew button onto front eyes. If you don't feel comfortable using buttons, you can crochet a small circle (magic ring, chain 1 and make 6 SC in ring, join and pull tight). OR you can start your front eye with black yarn instead of white for the magic ring round. OR you could use a safety eye.


Take your tapestry needle and long tail... sew the two eyes together by weaving your needle under the top of the last crochet stitches made as in this photo:


Now lay your hat flat and sew the eyes onto the crease of the hat right on either side of your first round. The more of the eye that you sew down, the sturdier it will be.



Frog cheeks:
With pink or red yarn...
Magic Ring, chain 1, make 10 HDC inside of ring, join to first HDC, fasten off leaving tail to sew onto hat.

Note: The cheeks and smile are virtually the same as in my gingerbread hat. I have included a video of how to sew on the mouth and cheeks in my Gingerbread Man Hat Pattern Post!


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20 comments:

  1. Love this hat! As always, thank you for the adorable pattern! Can you please tell me what size you made in the pictures shown? Thanks, again! :)

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    1. It's 3-6 month size. My daughter is 6 months and in the 25th percentile for her age so I always use the smaller size for her small head :)

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  2. thanks so much for the cute pattern, I'll try to make this hat for little daughter soon :)

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  3. Why do you always seem to be copying other peoples work and patterns? I have bought a patterns from a lot of different people in the past, and each time you put up a new pattern, it always seems to be identical to what someone else has already created. Isn't this a copyright issue? And I know you aren't charging for the pattern, but I read that you are getting paid by brand companies, so it isn't like you aren't getting money out of posting these things. It just seems very shady and suspicious to me.

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I assure you that I have never copied or stolen anyone else's pattern. I try to post projects and patterns that are unique, new and different, but when it comes to animal hats, a lot of them end up looking similar. I use virtually the same pattern for the base of my hats. I came up with my own DC and HDC hat pattern years ago and still use it. So if someone else is using this pattern then I should be looking into contacting them for copyright infringement. The embellishments (like eyes and ears) are also parts that I spend a lot of time writing, crocheting and perfecting so they are easy to follow and look aesthetically pleasing. I have worked full time (50+ hours a week) on my blog for over 2 years. I recently just started generating a small income from it. This money helps to cover craft supply cost and keeps me able to post these patterns and tutorials for free. For a long time I was paying for these supplies with my husbands hard earned money. I truly enjoy crafting and crocheting and would never want to step on any other designers toes. We all work hard on our patterns and I enjoy being a part of the crochet community. I hope this gives you a clearer picture of what is happening! Thanks for following along and let me know if you have any other questions! -Sarah

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    2. agradezco tus patrones sos maravillosa!!!!
      Sigue ADELANTE

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  4. Sarah you are amazing! You are my favorite of all the craft/crocheting that is out there! Thank you for your kindness in sharing all your projects that you make. I have made so many of them. I also want to congratulate you on your weight loss! What an encouragement you are! Your husband and children are blessed to have you!
    Keep up the amazing work, this keeps me busy wanting to make all that you share!

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  5. This is super cute! It's as if you were reading my mind because I was looking for a frog hat pattern! My little cousin Madison will be turning 3 next month and having a princess party so I have been working on some princess crowns for her, but I wanted to make a frog prince type hat for her brother. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  6. My new great-Grandson needs one of these. Maybe his Daddy too!!
    Love it.

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  7. When I make your hats, and I have made several now, they end up so big. I guess I crochet big, kind of like I talk loud! The last one I made, with the toddler pattern, will look smashing on the boy's father! I'll keep trying, but I think my trick is to just use a smaller hook AND go down a size.
    Keep these incredibly adorable hat patterns coming. I was driving around the other day, wondering what you'll come up with next. A frog, who would have thought. CUTE. (Have you thought of making a Have a Cow hat? You could send one to your detractor.)
    Jessica
    allsquaredup.blogspot.com

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    1. I use the chart here and make my own hat in hdc or dc (whatever sarah's calls for or what will look better and then use Sarah's patterns for the embellishments. I hope that helps yoy some! http://anniespictureperfect.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-properly-size-crochet-hats-chart.html?m=1

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  8. Gorgeous hat. Thanks for sharing. Please keep designing new patterns. I love them. For the problem of Jessica it can help if you tell us how many stitches and rowes makes a square of 10 by 10 cm. Then people can see if they must take a smaller or bigger hook or make another size of the pattern.

    Pleasant day, Margaret

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  9. Hi! I love all your patterns, thanks for posting! I have a question for you, I prefer doing dc for hats because it works up quicker. Would it work to make any of your hdc patterns with your dc pattern for the actual hat part without altering the way it comes out?

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  10. Hi Sarah! As always i loooove your pattern. I was just wondering if you could include the gauge for each hat. Sometimes im not sure if im hitting the nail on the head with sizing. Thank you soo much. keep up the great work. :-)

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  11. Sarah, adorable pattern as always! I've noticed you use a lot of Vanna's Choice yarn on these hats, I was wondering if you've ever run into an issue with it being scratchy? Most of the time I don't have issues with it, but I've gotten a few skeins that just are so rough, I'm starting to wonder if there was a difference because of the color because these skeins were also the same color. Anyway, if you have run into this problem, do you have any way you combat the "scratchiness"? Thanks :)

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    1. Use can stick your skeins in a lingerie bag and then throw them in the wash as Girl From Oz has mentioned :) Ive tried it with the Super Saver - you'd never believe it was the same yarn afterwards!

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  12. Cat : An employee in yarn store told me that you can soften any yarn by washing on a delicate cycle with fabric softener. He said even the Super Saver comes out soft. I have not tried it but thought that I would pass it on

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    1. I have tried it with Red Heart Super Saver (the scratchiest out of skein) and it also works @Girl From Oz (and others)

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