caterpillar costume crochet pattern

Caterpillar Hat & Cocoon

Caterpillar Hat & Cocoon

MAY 5, 2018

Note: I recently decided to revisit my basic beanie/hat pattern.  After designing my Candy Corn and Scarecrow hats using an I 5.5mm crochet hook, I found that I really liked the size and closeness of the stitches. I will be transitioning all of my hat and wig patterns over to my new Basic Beanie pattern beginning on Monday, October 22nd. 

H & J Size Crochet Hooks-  I highly recommend these Clover Crochet hooks!  
Poly Fil 
Tapestry Needles 
Stitch Markers 
Small Scissors

Finished Size

0/3 months

Gauge

Crochet gauge: 15 dc= 4”, 7 rows= 3"

If you find that your hat is too large, use an I 5.5 mm crochet hook.

Cocoon

J 6mm hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: (blue) magic ring, 11 dc, join [11]

Rnd 2: (dark grn) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, 2 dc in next st*, join [22]

Rnd 3: (dark grn) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: (dark grn)  ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: (yellow) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts*, join

Rnd 6: (yellow) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts*, join

Rnd 7: (light grn) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts*, join

Rnd 8: (light grn) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts*, join

Rnd 9: (blue) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts*, join

Rnd 10: (blue) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts*, join

Rnd 11: (blue) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 12-14: (dark grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 15-16: (yellow) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 17-18: (light grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 19-21: (blue) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 22-24: (dark grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 25-26: (yellow) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 27-28: (light grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 29-31: (blue) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 32-34: (dark grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 35-36: (yellow) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 37-38: (light grn) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnds 39-41: (blue) ch 2, dc in each st, join

Rnd 42: (blue) ch 1, sc in each st, join, finish off and weave in ends

Caterpillar Hat

J/6mm hook & red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 12 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [12]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [24]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [36]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [48]

Rnds 5– 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [48]

Rnd 14: ch 2, *skip a st, 4 dc in next st, skip a st, slip st in next st* (repeat between the * all the way around), join, fasten off and weave in ends. 

Eyes

H hook

Rnd 1: (light grn) magic ring, 6 dc, join

Rnd 2: (yellow) ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join [12]

Rnd 3: (yellow) ch 2, *2 dc in same st, dc in next st*, join, finish off and leave long tail to sew onto hat

Nose

H hook

Rnd 1: (light grn) magic ring, 6 sc, join [6]

Rnd 2: (light grn) 2 sc in each st, join [12]

Antenna

Rnd 1: (dark blue) magic ring, 9 sc, join

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in each st, join  [9]

Repeat round 2 until your antenna is 3” long. Leave a long tail to sew onto hat. Stuff with poly fil.

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