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Free Penguin Crochet Hat Pattern

Right now I am living in Rexburg, Idaho. It has the unfortunate reputation of being the windiest, coldest piece of land in the area. If you travel a half hour in any direction it gets warmer and less windy. No joke. I am pretty sure it is a scientific anomaly. But it doesn’t really matter why its freaking freezing, it is enough that it is. (Just being practical here.)

So it practically became VITAL that I create a little crochet penguin hat crochet pattern. And, gosh, if it isn’t the cutest. You can make a little boy penguin or a little girl penguin. I think it would be cute to add a little bow for the girl. When I was making it my dear but dearly misguided husband told me that not every girl hat needs a bow or a flower. Ouch. But I listened to him and it turned out super cute! (But, really add a bow if you want. My husband will probably not be there to smother your love of bows and flowers.) 

This hat whips up pretty fast so it is perfect if you are looking for a cute gift!

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If you want the pattern for this hat in worsted weight yarn, head HERE.

 

Shall we get started? 
You will need:
Size 6 yarn in black and white.
Size J (6.0mm) hook
Size 4 yarn in black, white and yellow
Size H (5.0 mm)
Large needle for sewing

Children’s Size Hat  
 In a magic ring chain 2, join to first DC
 
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2. (34 DC)

Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (45 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around. (50 DC)

Round 6-11: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2.

Count 12 stitches across and attach yarn for the second flap. Repeat. 

Now HDC around the whole bottom in white. 

Ear Flaps

Row 1: 10 DC,  Chain
one, turn

Row 2: DC Decrease, 8 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn

Row 3: DC Decrease, 6 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn

Row 4: DC Decrease, 4 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn

Row 5: DC Decrease, 2 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn

Fasten off and weave in.

Count 12 stitches across and attach yarn for the second
flap. Repeat.

Now HDC around the whole bottom in white

Face
Chain 24
Row 2: In second chain from hook HDC across (23 HDC)
Rows 3-5: Chain one, turn and HDC across. (23 HDC)
Row 6: HDC, DC, DC, DC, TRC, 3 TRC, TRC, DC, DC, DC, HDC, SLIP STITCH, HDC DC, DC, DC, TRC, 3TRC, TRC, DC, DC, DC, HDC
 Row 7: Chain one, turn, HDC in nect 12, Slip stitch in next 3, HDC in next 12.
 
Single Crochet around the entire thing. This makes it look so much more finished and adds some of that rounded look.
Fasten off and leave a nice long tail to sew one. But before you do that make…

Eyes (This is where you use the size 4 worsted black yarn and size 5.0 hook)

Make a magic circle, chain 2, 8 DC in ring. Pull tight and fasten off. Do this again, and attach to the penguin face. If you want to make a girly penguin with the eyelashes, leave a longer tail and embroider them as you go. It works better for me when I do two long stitches going in the same hole.

Nose (Use a yellow size 4 yarn for this)

Row 1: 10 HDC,  Chain one, turn
Row 2: 10 HDC across
Row 2: HDC Decrease, 8 HDC, HDC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 3: HDC Decrease, 6 HDC, HDC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 4: HDC Decrease, 4 HDC, HDC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 5: HDC Decrease, 2 HDC,H DC Decrease
Fasten off and weave in. Sew on face.

24 thoughts on “Free Penguin Crochet Hat Pattern

  1. If you mean the ear flaps part it is just continued from where u finished main part of hat so you would finish last row of hat do turning chain (2 i believe for a hdc) then continue as the ears are worked as part of the hat not sewn on separate

  2. I, too, was wondering about a small size for a 1 1-2 year old. Would using a lighter weight yarn make a difference in the size? It's lovely. Thank you.

  3. I would try to make it in a thinner yarn, probably size 4. And you can use the pattern that I have for the base of my koala hat. The pattern for the face would be a little large, you may have to experiment with that. Hopefully after the holidays I can get a better pattern for you!

  4. I would love to make this hat for my mom, who is battling cancer. She has such a light and funny personality that this would be perfect for her to wear during the cold winter months while she goes through chemo treatments. How can I make an adult size? Thanks!

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. But what a wonderful gift for her during this time!
    Use this pattern for the larger hat, but I would keep everything else (face, eyes, earflaps, etc) the same!
    Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
    Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
    Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
    Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
    Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
    Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join, ch 2 (55 DC)
    Round 7-13: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (55 DC)

  6. Hi! You should make corrections to this pattern.
    in magic ring ch 2, join to first DC. You did not put how many DC into magic circle.
    Row 4; 2 DC in first stitch. DC in next two, join, ch 2 . I think you need to look this pattern over
    and make all of your corrections. I was able to figure this out, but it wasn't easy.
    So please make your corrections .. Thank You, Beverly
    my e-mail is bheffley2000@yahoo.com

  7. Hello, crocheting in NZ and I am confused by your yarn sizing (and conversion charts aren't helping me) What weight yarn does this need? All the conversion charts say size 6 is super bulky but this seems too heavy, or does it mean 6ply? Help!

  8. My step daughter is having triplets (!) and I have found so, so many different and wonderful ideas to make for her and her soon to arrive babies!! Thanks for an awesome website , full of terrific ideas and inspirations! Lil at angellover33@comcast.net

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