Crochet Turkey Hat Pattern

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Gobble Gobble! I’m cutting it close, but I finished this crochet turkey hat just in time for Thanksgiving! I know, it’s short notice, but you do have a little over a week to make one too! Or you can go ahead and pin this for later :)

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Materials:
-Bernat Super Value Yarn in Topaz (tan brown for majority of hat), Bright Yellow, Pumpkin, Kelly Green, Taupe or Chocolate Brown, and  teeny bit of Red. Shop all yarn colors at Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
Comic Safety Eyes. You can purchase these HERE on Amazon (aff).
– Tapestry needle

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

Basic hat is crocheted in Topaz brown.

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

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.

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Turkey Head (make 2):
With light brown yarn…

Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, pull tight and join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (24 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, repeat around, join chain 1 (32 SC)
Don’t fasten off, now we are going to work in rows
Row 1: SC in first 8 stitches, chain 1 turn
Row 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 8, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 5-9: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (12 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
Add safety eyes, beak, and slip stitch the red snood (thingy that hangs off beak) on one of the head pieces.

Beak pattern: chain 3, make a SC in the second chain from hook and a HDC in the last chain. Fasten off.

Sew both head pieces together.

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Sew head piece onto front of hat. Line up the bottom of the head to the bottom edge of the hat.
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Turkey Feathers:
Make 2 of each color (dark brown, orange, yellow, and green)
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join to first SC, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 3-7: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 SC)
Round 8: SC Decrease in first, SC in next two, repeat around, join, chain 1
Round 9-13: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (12 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat. Feel free to lightly stuff if desired!
Also, for larger size hats you may want to make a few more feathers so they fit nicely around the crown of the hat.
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Lay hat flat and line up feathers along edge of hat. Sew on while hat is still laying flat.
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Feet:
With yellow, yarn
Connect yarn with slip stitch to the bottom of the hat tails.
Chain 9, slip stitch in second chain from hook and in the next two chains, chain 4, slip stitch in second chain from hook and in the next two chains (you have now made two talons), chain 4, slip stitch in second chain from hook and in the next two chains (third talon), join back at your original chain and slip stitch the rest of the way down the original chain. Fasten off and weave in ends. Do this again for other hat tail.
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Optional: tie on a few strands of yarn to the top of the turkey head and fray the yarn.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Comments

  1. Jodi says

    I made this hat and found that the feathers on top do stand up rather well once the hat is worn. i didnt stuff the feathers as they looked great without stuffing. Thank you Sarah for such a sweet pattern. Love your patterns and recommend them to many!

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