I, like most people on the east coast right now, cannot wait for the arrival of Spring. It’s my favorite season (I guess because my birthday is in Spring!) I love everything about Spring, even the rain. I also look forward to all of the Easter items that start to appear. One of my more popular hats at Easter-time is this adorable Spring Chick hat. I hope you enjoy the pattern and make one for your little one for the Spring!
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc dec – half-double crochet decrease
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
- Size I Crochet Hook (for hat and trim)
- Size H Crochet Hook (for beak)
- Worsted Weight Yarn in Yellow and a small amount of Orange and Ecru for the beak and braids/tuft. I use Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn(Affiliate Link) but any worsted weight will do.
- Stitch Marker
- 2 black buttons
- Tapestry Needle (for weaving ends)
- Sewing needle and white thread
Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 12 sc into the mc (12)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around (24)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (36)
Round 4: *1 dc into the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (48)
Round 5-13: dc in each st around (48)
Round 14: dc in each st around. Sl st in last st of round. (48)
If you would like a beanie, stop here. Ch 1. Sc around. Join to beginning sc. Fasten off and weave ends. Continue on for earflap hat.
Row 1: hdc in the same st and the next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: hdc dec, hdc in the next 9 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: hdc dec, hdc in the next 7 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 4: hdc dec, hdc in the next 5 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 6: hdc dec, hdc in the next 3, hdc dec. Ch 1 turn. (5)
Row 7: hdc dec, hdc in next st, hdc dec. Fasten off, weave ends. (3)
For the second earflap, turn the hat to the front and skip 11 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: Sk first sc, sc into next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3: Sk first sc, sc into next st. (1)
Sc evenly around the entire beak. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
- To finish off your hat, make sure all ends are weaved in and trimmed. Join your trim color and sc evenly around the entire hat, earflaps included. Fasten off and weave ends.
- Sew buttons onto the chick using needle and white thread.
- Sew beak onto chick.
- For the braids, cut 9 strands of yarn for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24″ long. You can make them longer or shorter depending on how long you would like your braids. Fold the strands in half and pull half of the strands through the earflap. Make a knot to secure the braids to the earflap. Braid the strands. When you’ve reached the desired length of your braids, knot the bottom and trim the ends so that they are even. Repeat for the other side.
- For tufts, cut 2 strands of yellow yarn and 2 strands of ecru (4 strands in total) measuring approximately 8″ long. Fold the strands in half and pull half of the strands through the top of the hat. Make a knot to secure the strands. Trim the ends so that they are even.