Donald Duck Inspired Baby Hat Crochet Pattern

In my home "Donald Duck" was literally a household name. You see, when my older brother was a baby, he owned the most adorable Donald Duck stuffed toy, that he just so happened to drag around with him everywhere he went!.. Although he'd probably deny that little fact if you asked him today -wink wink-. 
Obviously a lot of time has passed since then, but despite that, the mere thought or mention of Donald still brings back many fond childhood memories!
What are some of your favourite memories as a child growing up?

 
What You'll Need
  440yds DK (8ply) Yarn - Stylecraft Special DK
Tapestry Needle

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


~ 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 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 Crochet 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 blue. 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 blue 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 blue 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 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 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 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.

Eyelid
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and 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.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.


~ Sailor Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and blue 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 - 7~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 8~ Change yarn colour to black. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. *Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease into the following stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 9~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease into the following stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Then taking your wool/tapestry needle, work the sailor hat onto the top of your Donald Duck hat, right in the middle.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your blue, white and yellow 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,




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15 comments:

  1. Olivia, You have such a great eye for design. Not only are you a beautiful girl outside, but generous inside. We are all thankful to you for sharing your talents with us.

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  2. So cute,I really like how you describe the patterns,and How you can hover over the stitch and shows how its done.I have to send some of my girls in the class I teach to your blog,Thank You for sharing

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  3. Oh that is so cute! It goes really well with your Daisy Duck hat. Thanks for sharing the pattern!
    Liz
    Liz Makes

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  4. This hat is just adorable. I shared your pattern on my blog! :) http://whenlifegivesyouhandsmakehandmade.blogspot.com/

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  5. Absolutely love your stuff! Fabulous!

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  6. I am so thankful for people like you that will share your patterns

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    1. Aww, and I'm so thankful for people that say "Thank you" :)

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  7. I want to thank you for all your wonder patterns. I love your children's character hats. I have made a few of them for my grandson. I would love to know something. I have been looking for a pattern for eeyore. I have looked everywhere. I see so many made but have not found a pattern. I hope you can help. I'm looking for one either with flaps or not. My son wants one for his son. I hope you might be able to help. I love the details you put into your patterns. They look so well done. Thanks for all you do.

    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! For a while I've wanted to make an Eeyore hat, I just haven't gotten around to it.
      I looked everywhere for a pattern and this is the only one I could find. Hopefully it's what you're looking for? --> http://www.irarott.com/Donkey_Hat_PDF_Crochet_Pattern.html

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  8. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for posting this pattern. I have a son totally obsessed who also drags his donald duck stuffed toy everywhere. His birthday is next month and I know just what I am going to ask his Nana to make him.

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  9. THESE ARE TERRIFIC AND THANK U FOR SHARING..

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  10. I love these. I made both Donald and Daisy for my grandchildren.

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  11. can i use worsted weight yarn and if so what size hook ?

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  12. OMG! I LOVE this pattern. It is so cute and I can't wait to knit this for my nephew. My brother was a huge Donald Duck fan growing up and will be thrilled :)

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  13. My sister will love this for her lad! How do we make it for a 6-12 month old?

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