Free Crochet Hat Friendly Penguin

This crochet penguin hat will be a hit with pretty much everyone because who doesn't love a penguin!? They are fun and cute and make some pretty awesome you tube videos! Don't they have such  such sweet little faces. Add eyelashes for a girly look, or do the ultra girly eyelashes like The Little Deer Hat.  Either way you will have an adorable crochet penguin hat that anyone would love to wear!


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You will need:
 Black Worsted Weight yarn (I used Red Heart with Love and I Love this Yarn)
5.0 or a 5.5 hook (depending on what size of hat!)
White yarn
Small amount of black yarn and yellow yarn
Yarn needle
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Start with my pattern for a Double Crochet Beanie with Ear Flaps.

Eyes
10 HDC in a magic circle, slip stitch to the first stitch. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on. With scrap yarn sew on a little reflection spot.

Beak
Row 1: Chain 7
Row 2: In the second chain from hook HDC. HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (6)
Row 3:  DEC HDC. HDC in the next 2. DEC HDC. (4)
Row 4: DEC HDC. DEC HDC. (2)

The Face
Use a 4.5 or 5.0 hook. If you crochet very loose, I recommend using the smaller hook.
Row 1: Chain 24
Row 2: In the second chain from the hook, HDC. HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (23 HDC)
Row 3: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (23 HDC)
Row 4: HDC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn. (23 HDC)

Row 5: HDC, DC in the next 3, TRC, 3 TRC in same stitch, TRC, DC in the next 3, HDC, SC, HDC, DC in the next three, TRC, 3 TRC in the same stitch, TRC, DC in the next 3, HDC. Chain 1 and turn. (27)

Row 6: DEC HDC, DC in the next 4, 3 DC in the same stitch, DC in the next 3, HDC, SC in the next 5, HDC,  DC in the next 3, 3 DC in the same stitch, DC in the next 4,  DEC HDC. Chain 1 and turn. (29)

Row 7: DEC HDC. HDC in the next 11 SC, SLST, SC. HDC in the next 11. DEC HDC. (27)

Now single crochet around the piece for the toddler size. HDC for the child and adult size. Remember to crochet two stitches as you turn corners.
(I didn't go around the top, just the sides and bottom to clean up the edges.)
Leave an extra long tail to sew on to the hat.

Sew on the eyes and the beak and then sew the face onto the hat.

Add the tassels and you have yourself a cute penguin hat!

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