Monday, April 1, 2013
Little Pink Pig Hat: Free Crochet Pattern
I’ve been doing a lot of crocheting lately. (See here, here, here and here.) But I’ve never developed my own pattern. Until now. I saw this hat and just had to develop a pattern to make a similar one. I figured I would try to write a crochet pattern to share with any of you who also crochet.
And these pig hats turned out just as I’d hoped. The ribbons add a lot in the way of ‘cuteness’ factor. Obviously, they’re just intended for little girls; as a mom of two boys, I’d never put a pink pig hat on my boys.
So here’s the pattern.
Use size G hook and worsted-weight yarn.
(I used the brand Hobby Lobby sells called I Love this Yarn.)
For the hat:
Round 1: Chain 3. 12 DC in last chain from hook, sl st in top of first DC (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. 2 DC in each DC, sl st in top of first DC. (picture below) (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2. (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Sl st in top of first DC (36 DC)
Round 4-10: Ch 2. DC in each DC around. Sl st in top of first DC (36 DC).
Finish off. Weave in end.
Pig Ears (make 2).
Row 1: Leave a 9-12” long tail to attach ear. Ch 6. Turn.
Row 2: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 4, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 3: Sc Across, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 4: Sc inc, sc next 4, sc inc, ch 1, turn (7 sc)
Rows 5-7: SC across, ch 1, turn (7 sc)
Row 8: SC dec, sc next 3, sc dec, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 9: sc across, ch 1, turn (5 sc)
Row 10: sc dec, sc next, sc decrease, ch 1, turn (3 sc)
Row 11: sc (1 sc)
SC around the whole pig ear and join. Weave in that end. Sew onto hat using the beginning tail. Repeat for other ear.
Round 1: Ch 3. 9 DC into third chain from hook. Sl st into first DC (not the chain 2, refer to picture above).
Round 2: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch. 2 HCD in each stitch around.
Round 3: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch. (HCD in next, 2 HDC in next) around.
Round 4: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch (HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in next) around. Fasten off. Weave in end.
Sew two big ‘X’ shapes in middle of snout with contrasting yarn and then use that same color to attach the snout to the hat.
Attach bows and buttons as desired to the ears on the hat (I used clear thread to attach them and wove the ends into the ears.)
Don’t know how to crochet?
Both of these hats pictured in this tutorial are for sale. The light pink one is a newborn size and the darker pink one is size 3-6 months. Email me at email@example.com if you’re interested in purchasing one.
Also, check out the other hats I have on Facebook. Any hat can be custom ordered in any size. Again, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and shipping information.
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