TweetHeart Hat

As everyone well knows, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I wanted to make a couple different Valentine’s hats with my free Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern, but I have also been wanting to make some fun animal hats. I guess the animal won for now, but this bird still has a cute heart-shaped beak for a little Valentine’s touch (I couldn’t help myself).

To make this hat you should follow the directions in my Versatile Earflap Hat Pattern available for download here. Make the entire hat and both edgings in the same color. Add tassels in the same color to the earflaps (or braids or whatever you like), and I knotted some strands of yarn to the top of the hat for a little tuft of hair.

Follow the directions below to crochet the eyes and beak using worsted weight yarn and a G hook, and then sew them to the hat. I prefer to use 1/2″ buttons for the pupils, but if you are looking for an alternative to using buttons, you can always cut small circles from felt and sew them on, or you could make six single crochet in a magic circle, join with a slip stitch and then sew that on.

Eyes (make 2)

0-3 Month, 3-6 Month and 6-12 Month Sizes

  • Round 1: Ch 3, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, working on the other side of the chain sc in next ch; do not join, use a stitch marker if you need to. (6)
  • Round 2: 2 Sc in ea st around; do not join. (12)
  • Round 3: 2 Sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; ch 1, skip next st and sl st in next st. (18) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the eye to the hat.

Toddler, Child and Teen/Adult Sizes

  • Round 1: Ch 3, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, working on the other side of the chain sc in next ch; do not join, use a stitch marker if you need to. (6)
  • Round 2: 2 Sc in ea st around; do not join. (12)
  • Round 3: 2 Sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; do not join. (18)
  • Round 4: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts;┬ách 1, skip next st and sl st in next st. (22) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the eye to the hat.
Heart Beak

All Sizes

  • Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook; ch 1 and turn. (1)
  • Row 2: 3 sc in next st; ch 1 and turn. (3)
  • Row 3: (Hdc, dc) in next st, ch 1, sl st in next st, ch 1, (dc, hdc) in next st, ch 1, sl st in same st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the beak to the hat.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Now go have fun crocheting hats for all the “tweethearts” in your life!

Comments

  1. 1
    Kinberlee Adams says:

    Micah, this is cute and amazing! Thank you!!!

  2. 2
    Lauren says:

    I love all the patterns you post! Thank you so much!

    I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-25.html

  3. 3
    Joan says:

    Micah, Thank you for an adorable hat pattern, I enjoy crocheting.

  4. 4
    Susan says:

    Thanks so much for the pattern. I sent you a picture of the chickie hat I made with it. I’ve always wanted to make those cute critter hats but I never got around to getting a pattern for them so when I saw yours for free I just ran with it! I’m just now making a mug cozy with your pattern as well! You rock! Thanks so much!

  5. 5
    Michele says:

    Just downloaded the pattern for your hat and now I find all these wonderful variations, many thanks for sharing so generously!

  6. 7
    Shawna says:

    Micah, thank you so much for the beautiful patterns that you share with us! I love to crochet, but I’m not quite at the point where I can create my own patterns. This blue bird is so adorable!