Mini Christmas hats.

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I have a couple of wooden penguins and ducks that I wanted to decorate this Christmas, as normally they are left bare and I think its about time they received a bit of Christmas joy!

Obviously, these are made to measure for my own ornaments but they can easily be modified to fit any small item.

 

Penguin hat: 

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I chose purple and white for this hat and it is made up of dc (double crochet) stitches working in rounds.

4mm hook

Start with the purple.

  • Create a magic ring, ch1
  • 5 dc into ring (5dc)
  • 2 dc into each stitch (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 1 dc, repeat 5 times (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 3dc, 5 times (25 dc)
  • dc around (25dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 4dc, 5 times

Change to white.

  • dc around
  • 2dc in next stitch 5 dc, 5 times (35dc)
  • dc around (35dc)
  • dc around (35dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 6dc, 5 times (40dc)

Fasten off

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small duck elf hat:

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I choose a teal green and red colour for this hat, perfect for an elf!

4mm hook

Start with the teal green.

  • Create magic ring, ch1
  • 5 dc into ring (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • 2dc in each dc (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 1 dc, 5 times (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20dc)
  • dc around (20dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 3dc, 5 times (25dc)
  • dc around (25dc)
  • dc around (25dc)

Change to red.

  • dc around (25dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 4dc, 5 times (30dc)
  • dc around (30dc)

Fasten off.

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of red wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small floppy hat:

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I chose purple (slightly darker shade) and white for this hat to match up with the penguin purple hat. This hat was completed used trb (trebles) rather than dc stitches.

4mm hook

Start with purple

  • Create a magic loop
  • 5 trb into loop (5trb)
  • 2trb into next stitch, 5 times (10trb)
  • trb around (10trb)
  • trb around (10trb)
  • 2trb into next stitch 1dc, 5 times (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)

Change to white

  • 2trb into next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20trb)
  • trb around (20trb)

Fasten off

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

I think all three hats look really good and will look great once all the other Christmas decorations are up. I might even make some scarfs to go with their hats!

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