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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crochet Child Tiger Hat Pattern

My daughter loves animals and tigers, so she wanted me to make her this tiger hat. Her school's mascot is the tiger too! So after some trial and error, I made her this hat! She loves wearing it and pretending to be a tiger!

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Newborn Bulky Hat, instead of a D hook, Use a J hook with this pattern:, when the increase stops, then continue the pattern as written in this pattern with the J hook. 

Red Heart black, white, and orange yarn, J Hook, G Hook,Yarn needle, 2 buttons

dc=double crochet 
sc=single crochet 
sl st=slip stitch ch=chain
sc2tog=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet 
hdc2tog=half double crochet two together

(for the color change, switch your yarn before you sl st on the top chain of each ending row.)

H hook, orange and black yarn for the stripes.

Start with orange yarn, Work 11 dc in a Magic Circle, sl st on top of the chain 3. -11 dc

Video on a Double Crochet Magic Circle:

rnd 2. ch 3, dc in same st as joining, 2dc in each st. around. join with sl st. -22 sts.
- Now change to black yarn

rnd 3. ch 3 (counts as the first stitch), *, 2dc in next st., dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -33 sts.
- now switch to orange yarn

rnd 4. ch 3 (counts as the first stitch), *dc in the next st, 2dc in the next st, *dc in the next two stitches, 2dc in the next stitch,  repeat from *around, join with sl st. -44 sts.

Switch to orange yarn for two rounds and then one round of black yarn and back and forth for the stripes until your hat is finished.
rnd 5. ch 3,(Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two sts., 2dc in the next stitch; *dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch.  repeat from * around, join -55 dc

rnd 6. *ch 3, dc in each st around, join sl st., *repeat. continue until the hat reaches 7 inches, sl st. fasten off. When you are finished with the hat, turn the hat inside out, in each row, tie the ends together a few times, and cut the ends.

Ear flaps:

Make 2, H hook, 1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your black yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat, so I do the ear flap on the side of the hat) 2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. follow the directions below for both ear flaps. *1st round, sl st with black yarn (or what color comes next in your stripes), the next round sl st with orange yarn, *repeat until you are finished with the ear flap.

Make 2

Row 1. ch 2, dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn. -11 sts

Row 2. ch 2, dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -9
Row 3. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn. -7
Row 4. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -5
Row 5. ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through -3

The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, use orange and black yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.

Trim: sc around the edge of the hat with black yarn.

Eyes: Make 2, Sew on buttons, sew them about 2 inches apart, above the muzzle/mouth.

Ears: Make 2,
G hook, orange yarn,
chain 7, 
Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sc. Turn each row. 
Rows 2-4. Ch 1, sc in each sc. turn *repeat 
Row 5. Ch 1, (sc2tog)  sc in the next two stitches (sc2tog)- 4sc 
Row 6. Ch 1, sc2tog twice -2sc.
Row 7. (2sctog) -1sc. Fasten off.

Single crochet around the ear with black yarn. Place the ears about 2 inches apart on top of the hat.

(Muzzle): Make two, G hook, White yarn, 
ch 2, sc from the 2nd chain from the hook 6 times, sl st 
rnd 1. sc in the same stitch, 2sc in each stitch around, use a marker to keep track of your rounds -12 sts 
rnd 2. *sc in the next stitch, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat -18 sts 
rnd 3. *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, -24 sts 
rnd 4. *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, - 30 sts 
rnd 5. *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, - 36 sts Fasten off.

Place the cheeks 1/2 inch apart below the eyes.

Sow three black pieces of yarn on both white cheeks for the whiskers.


G hook, Black yarn,
Row 1: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each sc across -4 sc turn each row,
Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog twice -2sc
Row 3: sc2tog, -1 sc
place the nose in the top center of the cheeks.


needlekrafter said...

this is really so sweet; I'd really like to make one for my two year old. thank you for posting. great to have you back again!

kals said...

So cute, I make alot of hats for my nephew hope others do too! Any ideas for boy 1st birthday feb 13 birthday?

amyscrochetpatterns said...

Are you asking for ideas for a hat? What's he into?

Yvonne said...

Round four is a little confusing. Says dbl in next sts and 2dbl in the next st. Think it should say dbl in next two sts and 2dbl in the next st.
Cute pattern.

amyscrochetpatterns said...

I think I fixed it, the first Ch 2, counts as first dc.

Yvonne said...

I haven't crocheted for 20 years, so I take every little thing literally, as I fumble along. Sometimes I can't tell if it's me or the instructions. It's usually me:) My hat is turning out really cute. Thanks for the pattern.

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