Spring Chick Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

 
Crochet Spring Chick Hat - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com



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!

Spring Chick Hat - Free Crochet Pattern www.thestitchinmommy.com
Spring Chick Hat

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Size:
6-12 Months

Skill Level:
Easy

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Abbreviations:

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

Materials:

  • 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

Crochet Spring Chick Hat - Free Pattern by The Stitchin' Mommy www.thestitchinmommy.com

Hat Instructions:
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.

Earflaps:
Ch 1.
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.

Beak:
Ch 4
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.

Finish: 

  • 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. 
 
I do provide permission to sell items made from this pattern. However, please use your own photos. The photos shown here are for my personal use only. Also, please include this text in your listing:
Pattern by: The Stitchin’ Mommy
www.thestitchinmommy.com
 
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Comments

  1. Helen says

    Your little chick is just too adorable. Love it! I am an advanced beginner crocheter – not sure if I can do this or not but would love to try. Many thanks for sharing.

  2. Lesley Ellerbusch says

    By chance do you have instructions to make this hat in different sizes, say like small to large adult?

  3. Becky says

    Thanks for the pattern! ! My daughters got these as gifts and I’m making one to match for my husband at his request, lol.

  4. says

    Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jenny
    Jbenoit@primecp.com

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