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!
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.
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.