Daisy Duck Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

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What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
5.00mm Crochet Hook
  50g of White 8ply Yarn
5 Colours of 20g 8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Dusty Pink
Lavender
Jet Black
Snow White
Sky Blue
Sunshine Yellow 


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and snow white yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 53 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 12~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 13 - 14~ Change yarn colour to lavender. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 15~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 35 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 35 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your lavender yarn to the last stitch of Row 16.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Round 4~ Chain 1. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochet Decreases.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and lavender yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Duckbill ~

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and sunshine yellow yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Once you've completed all the rounds, fold your circle in half. Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew the outer corners of the duckbill together. Then sew the duckbill to the front of your hat, right beneath the eyes.
Fasten off, and weave in ends. 


~ Eyes ~

Iris
Start of by taking your sky blue yarn and 5.00mm crochet hook and make a Slip Knot, then crochet 4 Chains.
Round 1~ Chain 1, then Single Crochet into the following stitch. Continue crocheting Single Crochet all across, making sure to end with 3 Single Crochet into the last chain. The extra 2 single crochets will turn your work around. Now you're going to continue crocheting Single Crochet into the bottom of the row of chains, making sure to end with 2 single crochets in the last chain. Slip Stitch into the chain you made at the start of this row.
Round 2~ Chain 1, then Single Crochet into the following 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the following 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 3 stitches. {Note: Be sure to crochet only 1 Single Crochet into the stitch you chained 1 at the very beginning of the row. That chain counts as the last Single Crochet of that round.} Slip Stitch into the chain you made at the start of this row.
Round 3~ Chain 1, then Single Crochet into the following 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 6 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the following 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Single Crochets into the next 6 stitches. {Note: Remember, be sure to crochet only 1 Single Crochet into the stitch you chained 1 at the very beginning of the row. That chain counts as the last Single Crochet of that round.} Slip Stitch into the chain you made at the start of this row.

Pupil
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 10 half double crochets now. 
When you've completed all the rounds, take your tapestry needle and snow white yarn and stitch some detailing on both your eyes pupil's, in the upper left-hand corner.

Eyelashes
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and jet black yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the upper right hand corner of your eye. Crochet 11 Slip Stitches all along the edge of your eye. 
Repeat eye pattern once more to make a pair.
Then, taking your tapestry needle, sew both iris's to the front of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the pupils on top of the iris.
Then, taking some jet black yarn, and a tapestry needle, sew 2-3 lashes at the top of your eyes, making sure to join them to lash line you previously created.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Bow ~

Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and dusty pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 40 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2, skip 2 chains from your hook, then crochet Half Double Crochets all across into every chain.
Row 2 - 8 ~ Chain 2, half double crochet into every stitch across.
When you've completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the bow band together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together.
Once you've slip stitched the ends together, flip the slip stitched part to the inside and fasten your yarn off. You don't want to trim your yarn less than 55"/140cm because you need a long enough tail to wrap around your bow.
Start of by slowly yet tightly wrapping the yarn around the center of the bow. You need to wrap it around the bow at least 15 times. When you've finished wrapping, knot it to the back of the bow.
Then taking your wool/tapestry needle, work the bow onto the top of your hat, right in the middle.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your dusty pink, snow white and lavender yarn, cut 12 strands of yarn (4 of every colour), each 30 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


Hope you all enjoyed this Disney inspired pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting!

23 comments:

  1. Adorable!! Thank you!! :)

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  2. This is adorable! I am a beginner at crochet but seem to be picking it up pretty fast. I think I am ready for a more challenging project and I would love to make this for my grand. She is six months old and a large baby. She is already several months ahead in size wearing 6-9 months easily. How should I modify the pattern for her to be able to wear it for the next six months or so?

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    1. Hello Elaine!

      Here is a link to a basic earflap hat for a 9-12 month old, that you should easily be able to adjust the colours of the rows, to look like Daisy. Then you can just make the bow, eyes, duckbill with the above pattern and sew them on.
      http://allicrafts.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/free-pattern-earflap-hat-9-12-months.html

      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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  3. your patterns are being sold on Listia for a profit for the sellers.

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    1. I found out about this problem a week ago, and contacted Listia, but they didn't take any action.
      Thank you though, for letting me know :)

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  4. I am currently crocheting your hat, and everytime I reach round 6 I end up with 54 stitches not 53. I have done this multiple times. All the other rows have the right amount except round 6.

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    2. Am I doing something wrong? I will start over again. I just frogged again.

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  5. Thank you for this pattern!

    Might I share a variation of this on my blog: lovinglifeinpink.blogspot.com? I'll link to your original post and use my own photos.

    Thanks!

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    1. Are you coming up with the correct stitches, I keep having off stitches and Idk why. I have done this hat so many times and am going to try again.

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    2. Hello,

      Yes, you may share your own photos, and include variations you made. But please do not share any other parts of my pattern.
      Thank you!

      Olivia

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  6. Hello.

    I was wondering, is it alright to sell items made from your patterns if people give you credit?

    - Thank you!

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    1. Hello Laylah,
      Yes, you can sell items made from my patterns, as long as you give me credit :)
      Olivia

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  7. I am stuck on row 15/16.
    I start with 53hdc...row 15 says hdc 35 this leaves 18
    row 16 says hdc another 35? suggestions?

    did i miss something?

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    1. Hello,
      On row 15 you're ONLY crocheting into the next 35 HDC's.
      Then you turn your work, and crochet row 16's 35 HDC's into the HDC's of row 15.
      Hope this helps!
      Olivia

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    2. OHHH Totally makes sense now!! LOL. I worked around it for this one but the next one i'll know now! :) thanks so much!

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  8. Hello, my 4yr old has asked me to make the daisy hat for her, is there any chance of bigger sizes?

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    1. Hello Melissa,

      You can use this crochet pattern to crochet a bigger size. It fits 4 - 10 years old --> http://www.hopefulhoney.com/2014/09/frozen-olaf-inspired-hat-crochet-pattern.html

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  9. Judy Phelps aka The Hook and "I" {:0)14 October 2014 23:30

    This little hat is just too cute to pass up making. I have been crocheting some hats for charity and I just HAVE to do this one too. Thank you so much for this adorable pattern.

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  10. For the eyes when it says chain 4 then chain one and single crochet into the following stitch, could you expain this...I don't know if you start it right attached to your hat or if you do then and then attach. Thank you

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  11. Thank you Olivia for sharing your lovely pattern for the Daisy duck hat I just love it I have done one of them and now about to start another one they are truly beautiful I ;you so beautiful work well done
    Rena

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