Newborn Fox Hat Crochet Pattern

While creating this baby hat, I couldn't find the felt I needed to create his eyes and nose anywhere. Frustrated, I tried thinking where I could find the right colour. You see, I live in a small town, and there's usually not that many choices when it comes to crafty things.
So you can understand how grateful I was when a friend of mine opened her craftroom to me, and gave me this lovely piece of cream felt! Though she is almost old enough to be my grandmother, it's our love of creativity that has bounded us together as friends.

This little story above actually reminds me of a classic... Fox and the Hound! True they were the unlikeliest of friends, but they loved each other anyway!



 
What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
8.00mm Crochet Hook
65g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
5g Brown Bulky Yarn
Piece Of Fabric 8 inches x 8 inches {20cm x 20cm}
Piece Of Felt 6 inches x 6 inches {15cm x 15cm}
2x Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8inches} 
Sewing Needle
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 burnt orange 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.
 
~ Ears ~

Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky burnt orange yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 5 Chains.
Chain 1, then crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Chain 2, then Slip Stitch down into the last stitch.
{Note: Turn your work around, and upside down. Now you're going to continue crocheting into the bottom of the row of chains.}


Chain 2, then crochet a Triple Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Chain 2. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat ear pattern once more to make a pair.


Once you've finished crocheting the ears, take a sewing needle and piece of fabric and line the inside of the ears. Make sure to leave a border of crochet approximately 0.4 inches {1cm} wide all around.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both ears to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out.


~ Nose & Eyes~

Nose
Row 1~ Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and brown bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the first chain you made. You should have 2 half double crochets now.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the next stitch. You should have 4 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.Taking your sewing needle, sew the felted part of the nose onto your hat, towards the bottom middle. {Note: I created THIS printable PDF template for the felted part of the nose and eyes.}
Then sew the crocheted part of your nose onto the felted part.

Eyes
Taking your sewing needle, sew the felted part of the eyes onto your hat, above the nose, making sure to space them out evenly. {Note: I created THIS printable PDF template for the felted part of the nose and 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,





1 comment:

  1. Felicidades todos los gorros de bebé están preciosos.

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