lion hat crochet pattern

Lion Hat

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Lion Hat

MARCH 16, 2018

free-lion-hat-crochet-pattern

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. 

Materials

H, I & J Size Crochet Hooks-  Clover Amour Crochet Hook Set 
Tapestry Needles 
Stitch Markers 
Small Scissors
Worsted Weight Yarn- Soft gold, Gold, Off-white, Black, Light brown & Medium brown

Notes

Finished Sizes: 0/3m, 3/6m, 6/12m, toddler, child, adult
You are crocheting in the round (hat).
The ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a dc.
You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the second to last row.

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.

If you would like me to walk you through the first four rounds of my hat or if you need help with making a magic ring or any of the stitches, visit my channel.

0-3 months

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count= 48]

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

Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [rnd 14 count= 48]

3-6 months

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count=48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count=52]

Rnds 6– 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 6– 16 count= 52]

Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [rnd 17 count= 52]

6-12 months

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7– 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 7– 18 count= 56]

Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [rnd 19 count= 56]

Toddler

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnds 8– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 8-19 count= 60]

Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [rnd 20 count= 60]

Child

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnds 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14sts*, join [rnd 8 count= 64]

Rnds 9– 20: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 9-20 count= 64]

Rnd 21: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [rnd 21 count= 64]

Adult

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 [rnd 1 count= 12]

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

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [rnd 3 count= 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 [rnd 4 count= 48]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [rnd 5 count= 52]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12sts*, join [rnd 6 count= 56]

Rnd 7:  ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13sts*, join [rnd 7 count= 60]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14sts*, join [rnd 8 count= 64]

Rnd 9:  ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 15sts*, join [rnd 9 count= 68]

Rnds 10– 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [rnds 10– 21 count= 68]

Rnd 22: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends  [rnd 22 count= 68]

Ears  0/3m– 6/12m

Use I 5.5mm hook

Row 1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem of the 5 rem chs, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 6]

Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 8]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 8]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 6]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 6]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 2sts, sc2tog, ch 1 turn [row 6 count= 4]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 4]

Row 8: sc in each st and continue to sc around entire ear, join with sl st to top of first sc, finish off leaving a long tail

Ears  Toddler– Adult

Use I 5.5mm hook

Row 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the 7 rem chs, ch 1, turn [Row 1 count= 8]

Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in 6 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 10]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 10]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 8]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 8]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 6]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 6]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 4]

Row 9: sc in each st and continue to sc around entire ear, join with sl st to top of first sc, finish off leaving a long tail

Face (0/3m—6/12m)

Use off-white yarn and H 5mm hook

Rnd 1: ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc in last ch, you are working in the roundcontinue on the other side in the unworked ch loops, sc in next 8 ch loops, 2sc in last ch loop, join with sl st to top of first sc

[rnd 1 count= 20]

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts, join [rnd 2 count=24]

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last 3 sts, join and finish off– leave a long tail [rnd 3 count= 31]

Face (Toddler—Adult)

Use off-white yarn and H 5mm hook

Rnd 1: ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc in last ch, you are working in the roundcontinue on the             other side in the unworked ch loops, sc in next 8 ch loops, 2sc in last ch loop, join with sl st to top of first sc

[rnd 1 count= 20]

Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last 2 sts, join [rnd 2 count=24]

Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last 3 sts, join [rnd 3 count= 30]

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next st, dc in next st, 2 tc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last 4 sts, join and finish off – leave a long tail [rnd 4 count= 39]

Nose

Nose is worked the same for all sizes. It will scale a little larger on the 0/3-6/12m hats. I think it looks cute but if you want the nose to be smaller, you can work the same steps using a smaller hook.

Medium brown yarn, H 5mm hook

Magic loop, ch 2, 4 dc, 2 tc, ch 4, sl st, ch 3, 2 tc, 4 dc, join to top of first dc, fasten off and leave long tail

Mane

Colors: soft gold (this is the same as the hat), light brown, medium brown, gold

Cut yarn in to 6” strips

Assembly

Use the pictures below as a reference.

Ears: Sew  onto hat using the yarn tail and a tapestry needle. You are sewing the wider end onto the hat. Attach each ear about 3 rows down from the center on each side of the hat.

Face: Sew onto hat using yarn tail and a tapestry needle. Sew it one row above the hat’s brim. Make sure it is centered between the ears.

Nose: Sew onto hat after you have sewed on the face. Position the nose so that the top third of it is above the face.

Mane: Attach to hat by looping the yarn groups (4 strands) around the sts on the hat. I did one row in front of the ears/down the sides and one row behind the ears/down the sides.

Mouth & whiskers: Using a tapestry needle, sew extra yarn onto the hat to form a mouth, whiskers and to outline the bottom of the nose.

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