Newborn Frog Hat Crochet Pattern

Since a very early age, I've always had a fascination with frogs. 
As a little girl I'd scour our gardens for any signs of croaking life. These little expeditions always involved a sandwich (The food of brave explorers) and a pair of purple and green binoculars dangling around my neck.
After an endless search of roughly 10 minutes I'd spy a pair of froggy eyes peering out behind a water lily. Suddenly the hunt was on! I'd chase those green little legs across the backyard until finally I had captured my prey!... Only to release the poor little frog once I stared into it's lonely little eyes and realised that this little frog might be missing her mummy... 


What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
4.50mm Crochet Hook
60g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
5g White DK Yarn {8ply}
2x Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8inches}
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}


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

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. 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 3~ 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 22 half double crochets now. 
Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 9~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Eyes ~

Outer Eye
Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. 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 15 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

White Of The Eyes
Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 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 20 half double crochets now. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat eye pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both outer eyes to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the white of the eye's inside of the outer eyes. Taking your buttons, sew one onto each eye, towards the bottom middle.


Hope you all enjoyed this adorable newborn 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,

5 comments:

  1. Just made one for a friends month old son, just did an extra increase row and it worked out perfect. :-)

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  2. My nephew is a toddler, any ideas on how to make this bigger?

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  3. Olivia, I'm attempting to make this but I'm in the US and I couldn't find something as heavy as Lincraft Luxe. I'm using a weight 6 yarn but I've had to have more rows in order to make this work. I'm about to start working on the eyes and I'm curious, how big are they diameter-wise. Roughly. Thanks in advance for the help!

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