Free Crochet Hat Pattern: Flamingo Style

So, in the last few weeks I have been loving anything with flamingos. Before I never really thought of them beyond the plastic ones that people stick in their yard in Florida. But all of a sudden I have developed an extreme fondness for them. Naturally, I had to make a crochet flamingo hat. Because that makes sense.
Well in my little character hat loving world it does. So I did. Enjoy!



You will need:
  • size H (5.00mm) hook
  • Red Heart with Love in Bubblegum or Hot Pink, yellow, white and black.
  • Yarn needles for sewing
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker
Beanie
Size: 9-12 months
Row 1: 12 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (24 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (36 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (48 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 7, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (54 DC)
Row 6-13: DC in each around. Chain 2. (54 DC)

Size: Toddler
Row 1: 12 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (24 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (36 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (48 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 7, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (54 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 8, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (66 DC)
Row 7-14: DC in each around. (66 DC)

Size: Child
Row 1: 12 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (24 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (36 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (48 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 7, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (54 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 8, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (60 DC)
Row 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 9, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (64 DC)
Row 8-15: DC in each around. (64 DC)

 Size: Teen/Adult
Row 1: 12 DC in a magic ring, join to first DC. Chain 2
Row 2: 2 DC in each around, join. Chain 2 (24 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (36 DC)
Row 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (48 DC)
Row 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 7, repeat around, join. Chain 2. (54 DC)
Row 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 8, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (60 DC)
Row 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 9, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (64 DC)
Row 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join. Chain 2 (68 DC)
Row 8-15: DC in each around. (68 DC)

Earflaps
Size:9-12 month
Row 1: DC in next 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: Decrease DC, DC in next 8, Decrease DC (10 DC)
Row 3: Decrease DC, DC in next 6, Decrease DC (8 DC)
Row 4: Decrease DC, DC in next 4, Decrease DC (6 DC)
Row 5:  Decrease DC, DC in next 2, Decrease DC (4 DC)
Row 6: Decrease DC, Decrease DC, Fasten off. (2 DC)

Size: Toddler to Adult

Row 1: DC in next 12, chain 2, turn
Row 2: Decrease DC, DC in next 10, Decrease DC (12 DC)
Row 3: Decrease DC, DC in next 8, Decrease DC (10 DC)
Row 4: Decrease DC, DC in next 6, Decrease DC (8 DC)
Row 5: Decrease DC, DC in next 4, Decrease DC (6 DC)
Row 6:  Decrease DC, DC in next 2, Decrease DC (4 DC)
Row 7: Decrease DC, Decrease DC, Fasten off. (2 DC)

To make it look nice and even crochet around the entire base. I usually HDC around the ear flaps and SC in the rest. Works for me.


For 9-12 Month and Toddler:
Beak
With White:
Row 1: Chain 7
Row 2: In second chain from hook HDC. HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Row 3-9: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Now SC around the edge, but stop when you get to row 9. Attach your black yarn. Cut your white yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.
Row 10: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Row 11: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn (6 HDC)
Row 12: Decrease HDC, HDC in next 3, 2 HDC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. (6 HDC)
Row 13: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Decrease HDC. (6 HDC)
Row 14: HDC in next 2, Decrease HDC, Decrease HDC.
Fasten off, and leave a long enough tail to sew on. Sew the back portion with black yarn, white portion with white yarn.

For Child and Teenager/Adult:
Beak
With White:
Row 1: Chain8
Row 2: In second chain from hook HDC. HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (7 HDC)
Row 3-9: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (7 HDC)
Now SC around the edge, but stop when you get to row 9. Attach your black yarn. Cut your white yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.
Row 10: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (7 HDC)
Row 11: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn (7 HDC)
Row 12: Decrease HDC, HDC in next 4, 2 HDC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. (7 HDC)
Row 13: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Decrease HDC. (7 HDC)
Row 14: HDC in next 2, Decrease HDC, Decrease HDC.
Fasten off, and leave a long enough tail to sew on. Sew the back portion with black yarn, white portion with white yarn.


Eyes
In Magic circle DC 8. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew on eyelashes. Follow my instructions for eyelashes by visiting my Pony Hat Post.

Feather Tuft
Make one half of a pom pom by only wrapping yarn on one side of the maker. I used very little yarn, barely covering the plastic. Leave a long tail for sewing.



Leg Tassels:

For a 9-12 month and Toddler size chain 30
For a Child and Teen/Adult size chain 35

In 4th chain from the hook place 3 DC. Chain 6 and slip stitch in the same stitch. Slip stitch over to the next stitch. Chain 6 and slip stitch in the same stitch. Repeat for a third time. Slip stitch to reach your chains. DC up toward the ear piece. Slip stitch onto the base of the hat. SC back down until you reach the toe part. HDC in each stitch until you reach the opposite side of the foot. Slip stitch onto the DC and fasten off. Use the tail to sew together any holes.
Repeat on the opposite side.






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