14 Free Crochet Hat Patterns: Crochet Beanie Hats, Crochet Cap Patterns, and More
By: Grace Alexander for Red Heart Yarn
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We think this adorable Bumblebee Hat is one of the cutest crochet hat patterns ever. It's the perfect pattern to make for your kids. They will love wearing this hat not only during the winter to keep their heads warm, but also during the spring when the bumblebees are out in full force. Use Red Heart Super Saver yarn to complete this free crochet hat pattern. All you need is one skein of each color.
Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 312 Black A, 324 Bright Yellow B; small amount 316 Soft White C
- Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks:5mm [US H-8] and 6mm [US J-10]
- Yarn needle
- Small amount of polyester fiberfill
- Two 5mm wiggle eyes
- Glue to secure eyes
GAUGE: 13 sts = 4” (10 cm); 14 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
To fit 14 (16, 18)” [36 (41, 46) cm] head circumference.
Directions are for child’s size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.
sc2tog = draw up a loop in next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
* 3 rounds A and 3 rounds B; repeat from * for stripe pattern.
Beginning at lower edge, with larger hook and A, ch 44 (52, 56); join with a slip st to first ch, making sure ch is not twisted.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around; join with a slip st in back loop of first sc – 44 (52, 56) sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc around; join with a slip st in back loop of first sc.
Maintain Stripe Pattern and repeat Round 2 until piece measures 6 (7, 8)” [15 (18, 20) cm] from beginning. Fasten off.
Sew a seam straight across the top of the hat. Fold the corners formed by the top seam into the center of the hat and tack in place.
Row 1: Beginning at rear end, with smaller hook and A, ch 4; 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across changing to B in last st; turn – 12 sc.
Row 3: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 changing to A at end of row.
Rows 5 and 6: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4, changing to B at end of Row 6. Rows 7-10: With B, repeat Row 3. Row 11: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 6 times; turn – 6 sc. Row 12: Ch 1, draw up a loop in next 6 sc, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook. Fasten off.
Bumblebee Wings (Make 2)
Row 1: With smaller hook and C, ch 3; 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in next sc; turn – 4 sc.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, draw up a loop in next 4 sc, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. Fasten off.
Bumblebee Antenna (Make 2)
With A and smaller hook, ch 4. Fasten off.
Sew seam of bumblebee, stuffing with fiber fill before closing seam. Sew wings and antennae to bumblebee in place as shown. Glue wiggle eyes in place. Sew completed bumblebee to center top of hat.
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