Crochet Tiger Hat From Vanessa Mooncie’s Crochet Animal Hats

Another animal hat completed, a tiger this time. It’s going to be like a zoo in here soon with all these hat animals!

After completing the leopard hat I had a lot of yellowy wool left over so decided to use it to make the tiger from Vanessa Mooncie’s Crocheted Animal Hats. I love the hats in this book, I think making them is a bit addictive!

Unlike the leopard hat where the spot detail was added in afterwards, on this tiger hat the stripe detail is worked in while you are making the hat, which meant it came together much quicker. It took a me little while to get used to having all the seperate balls of wool on the go at once and making sure they didn’t get too tangled, but after a few rows I had got the hang of it and was off! As all the detail was crocheted in while making the main hat it was much quicker to make than the leopard hat. Similarly to the leopard hat I did plaited ties for the ear flaps using the yellow and the black wool.
Now I’ve added the tiger to the completed hats of the leopard and frog, the hardest decision to make now is which hat to do next!

Crochet Christmas Elf Hats: Ready To Be Sent To Some Little Helpers, Some Very Cute Elf Hats!

A friend of mine saw these on Pinterest and asked if I could make a couple for her little ones. I couldn’t wait to get them made – they looked so good on the picture! I decided to do them all in one colour with a grey band around the base and a grey Pom Pom rather than in stripes. They came together really quickly and I had no problems with the pattern at all – it is a great pattern, even better that there are two sizes – baby and adult. I opted to do the adult size as I didn’t think the smaller size would fit them. 

Here’s the link to the pattern: 

http://two-little-cs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/elf-hat-crochet-pattern.html?m=1

I can’t wait to see these hats on – I’m looking forward to receiving a picture from my friend with them both wearing them on Christmas Eve! 
I’ve already got requests in from other friends for some of these for next year, at this rate I think I am going to need to get started on my Christmas makes even earlier! 


  
 

  
 

Crochet Frog Hat From Vanessa Mooncie’s Crochet Animal Hats

Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Im glad I have managed to get some time to get this frog hat made, the colder weather is starting to creep in and it won’t be long before I will be needing a hat to keep the chill at bay! 


I saw this frog in Vanessa Mooncie’s book Crocheted animal hats and it stood out above of all the wonderful hats as the first I needed to make – I know for a fact many more of these hat makes will follow – they are just brilliant, I’m not too sure which to do next but I need to get cracking as I’m hoping to make some more of these as Christmas presents for friends, although I think I may be running out of time – in sure they won’t mind getting them a little late!

 

Crochet Mini Witches Hats Pattern – Perfect For Halloween Decorations

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some cackling witches lurking about, so I thought of doing these witches hat decorations, it should keep people on their toes – you never know when the witch might come cackling back to get it!


You could do these as big or as small as you wanted, I opted to do mine quite small so I could get quite a few dotted about the house. Also the colour of the band around it could be any colour that you like best. I opted for purple and green for mine as I like those colours for Halloween.


Crochet witches hats pattern

Materials:

  • Black wool for the hat – 50g ball of DK wool.
  • Different coloured wool for the band around the hat – 25g ball of DK wool.
  • 4mm hook.

Large Hat:

For the Hat Base:

4mm hook, in black:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

Round 2: 2sc into same sc, sc. Repeat around.

Round 3: 2sc into same sc, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into same sc, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into same sc, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 6: 2sc into same sc, 5sc. Repeat around.

Round 7: 2sc into same sc, 6sc. Repeat around.

Round 8-9: sc around.

Fasten off.

For the main hat:

4mm hook, in black:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch.

Round 2-3: sc around.

Round 4: 2sc into same sc, sc. Repeat around.

Round 5-6: sc around.

Round 7: 2sc into same sc, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 8: 2sc into same sc, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 9: sc around.

Round 10: 2sc into same dc, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 11: 2sc into same dc, 5sc. Repeat around.

Round 12: sc around.

Round 13: 2sc into same dc, 6sc. Repeat around.

Round 14-18: sc around.


Fasten off leaving long thread to attach to the base, stuff the main hat part, then sew the hat to the base.

Band around hat:

In your chosen colour, 4mm hook:

ch4.

Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of row.

Rows 2-34: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.


Fasten off and leave a long thread to attach around the hat at the base.

Small hat:

For the hat base:

4mm hook, in black:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

Round 2: 2sc into same sc, sc. Repeat around.

Round 3: 2sc into same sc, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 4: 2sc into same sc, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 5: 2sc into same sc, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 6: sc around.

Fasten off.

Main hat part:

4mm hook, black wool.

Make magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

Round 2: sc around.

Round 3: 2sc into same sc, sc. Repeat around.

Round 4-5: sc around.

Round 6: 2sc into same sc, 2sc. Repeat around.

Round 7: sc around.

Round 8: 2sc into same sc, 3sc. Repeat around.

Round 9: sc around.

Round 10: 2sc into same sc, 4sc. Repeat around.

Round 11: sc around.


Fasten off leaving long thread to attach to base. Stuff the main hat part, then sew onto the base.

Hat Band:

In your chosen colour, 4mm hook:

ch3.

Row 1: sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc.

Rows 2-21: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc along rows

Crochet Mini Christmas Hats Pattern

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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.

Crochet mini Christmas hat: 

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I chose purple and white for this hat and it is made up of sc stitches working in rounds.

  • 4mm hook.

In purple:

Create a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring (5sc).

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (10sc).

Round 2: sc around (10sc).

Round 3: sc around (10sc).

Round 4: 2sc in next stitch 1 sc. Repeat 5 times (15sc).

Round 5: sc around (15sc).

Round 6: sc around (15sc).

Round 7: 2sc in next stitch 2sc. Repeat 5 times (20sc).

Round 8: 2sc in next stitch 3sc. Repeat 5 times (25sc).

Round 9: sc around (25sc).

Round 10: 2sc in next stitch 4sc. Repeat 5 times (30sc).

Change to white:

Round 11: sc around.

Round 12: 2sc in next stitch 5sc. Repeat 5 times (35sc).

Round 13: sc around (35sc).

Round 14: sc around (35sc).

Round 15: 2sc in next stitch 6sc, 5 times (40sc).

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 crochet elf hat:

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

  • 4mm hook.

In teal green:

Create magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring (5sc).

Rounds 1-3: sc around (5sc).

Round 4: 2sc in each sc (10sc).

Rounds 5-11: sc around (10sc).

Round 12: 2sc in next stitch 1sc. Repeat 5 times (15sc).

Rounds 13-16: sc around (15sc).

Round 17: 2sc in next stitch, 2sc. Repeat 5 times (20sc).

Round 18: sc around (20sc).

Round 19: 2sc in next stitch 3sc. Repeat 5 times (25sc).

Round 20: sc around (25sc).

Round 21: sc around (25sc).

Change to red:

Round 22: sc around (25sc).

Round 23: 2sc in next stitch 4sc. Repeat 5 times (30sc).

Round 24: sc around (30sc).

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 crochet Christmas 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 tr(UK)/dc(US) rather than sc stitches.

  • 4mm hook

Start with purple:

Create a magic ring, ch1, 5tr(UK)/dc(US) into loop (5).

Round 1: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch, 5 times (10).

Rounds 2-3: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (10).

Round 4: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch, 1tr(UK)/dc(US). Repeat 5 times (15).

Rounds 5-7: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (15).

Change to white:

Round 8: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch 2(UK)/dc(US). Repeat 5 times (20).

Round 9: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (20).

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!