I’ve been getting requests for this pattern ever since I started selling the finished item in my Etsy shop a few years ago. I have finally decided to sit down and write it all down and put it up for sale.
My testers are testing all of the other sizes right now but the completed pattern will be up for sale soon. UPDATE: The other pattern sizes can be found here, for sale on Ravelry. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this “sneak peek” of the pattern. This is size 0-3 months:
Crochet Turkey Hat
- Size H (5.0mm) Crochet Hook
- Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
- Worsted Weight Yarn (I use Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn)
- 1 skein (120 yds) of Warm Brown (for hat)
- 50 yds of Yellow (for trim, feather, tuft, and braids)
- 20 yds Hot Orange (for feather, tuft, and braids)
- 25 yds Red (for wattle, feather, tuft, and braids)
- 5 yds Mod Green (for feather)
- 20 yds White (for eyes)
- Stitch Marker
- Tapestry Needle (for weaving ends)
- (2) 3/4” Buttons
- Needle and Thread
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sk – skip
sc – single crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
hdc dec – half-double crochet decrease
mc – magic circle
yo – yarn over
Gauge: 6 stitches=1” 2 rows=1”
Finished Measurements: 12‐13”
With I Hook (Working in the round)
Magic Circle, ch 1.
Round 1: 9 sc into the circle (9)
Round 2: 2 dc into each st around (18)
Round 3: *1 dc into the next st, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (27)
Round 4: *1 dc into the next 2 sts, 2 dc into the next st* Repeat around. (36)
Round 5-10: 1 dc into each st around. (36)
Round 11: 1 dc into each st around. Sl st in last st of round. (36)
Row 1: hdc in the same st and the next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 2: hdc dec, hdc in the next 5 sts, hdc dec. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: hdc dec, hdc in the next 3, hdc dec. Ch 1 turn. (5)
Row 5: 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 10 stitches. Join yarn and repeat instructions above.
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.
Eyes (Make 2)
With I Hook
MC, ch 2.
Round 1: 8 dc into the magic circle. Join with a sl st into the beginning dc. (8)
Round 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc into each st around. Join. (16)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
With H Hook
Row 1: Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: Sk 1st sc, sc into the next 4 sts. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 3: Sk 1st sc, sc into the next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 4: Sk 1st sc, sc into the next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 5: Sk 1st sc, sc into the next st. Ch 1, turn. (1)
Sc evenly around the entire beak, placing 2 scs in each corner. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
With I Hook
Row 1: Sl st into 2nd ch from hook and in next st, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts. 7 dc into the last st. (14)
Working down the opposite side of the row, 1 dc into each of the next 2 sts, 1 hdc into each of the next 3 sts, sl st into each of the last 2 sts. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. (7)
Feathers (Make 4):
With H Hook
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st. Ch 2. Working down the opposite side of the row, sc into same st as the previous sc, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in last st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. (14)
- Sew buttons onto the eyes with needle and thread or yarn. Position the eyes onto the hat and sew using the long tails (I like to pin them in place using sewing pins to keep them from moving while I attach them.)
- Once the eyes are in place, sew the wattle onto the hat. Then position the beak and sew that over the wattle.
- Position and attach each of the feathers onto the back of the hat making sure they are visible from the front, when the hat is being worn.
- Sew the feathers on using the long tails and a tapestry or yarn needle (Use pins to hold them in place if necessary.)
- For the tuft, cut 8 strands of yarn that measure approximately 6”. Fold in half and pull the strands through the center of the hat. Tie a knot to secure and trim if necessary.
- For the braids, cut 9 strands of yarn for each side of the hat (18 strands in total) measuring approximately 24”. 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.