FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

I could not help myself and had to jump on the Big Cat train. You never know when you will get inspired and what will lend itself to that inspo. A recent streaming docu-drama became the precipice to making my Big Cat Tiger Hat, and who better to demonstrate how adorable this hat is than Nasir?

Using the selections of yarn in my present stash (due to quarantine, I am limited to finding projects to which lend themselves to what I have because making a yarn order is off the table for the time being) I decided to construct a tiger hat using a selection of Red Heart Yarns in Hygge, With Love, Soft, and Super Saver.

Here is the step by step pattern that will walk you through this project so you can make your very own.

Due to the constraints that our present situation has put on us. I am continuing the practice of SAFER AT HOME. Therefore, am unable to film a detailed video tutorial right now. Once the mandate is lifted and I am able to travel, my dad and I hope to film this project. A detailed piece like this deserves a top notch video tutorial for everyone. In the meantime, I hope this will suffice.

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gold
Red Heart Soft yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart With Love yarn in Mango
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This hat will fit a 12 month old baby, you can continue the increase as established to make the head part wider. End the increase sooner to make it smaller.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 together
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat Shell:

Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
With Mango orange

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (20)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times. (50)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times. (60)

Rnds 7-20: SC in each st around. (60)

Sl st into next st, Do not fasten off. Continue to work the first earflap

First Earflap:

Work in Both Loops, Ch 1
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off first earflap.

Skip 20 sts

Second Earflap:

Attach Yarn in both loops, Ch 1

Work in Both Loops
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)

Fasten off Mango.
With Black,
Edging: SC around the entire brim of hat.

Mouth Piece:

With White
Ch 15

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2 until there are only 2 sts left.
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:

With Rose blush Pink

Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC3TOG, HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in last Ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew White mouth piece to Hat, Sew Nose to the top of the mouth part. Embroider a line down the center of the nose all the way to the bottom of the mouth piece. Weave in all ends. (see photo for visual location)

Eyes:

Make 2 of each part.

Large part:

With Black, Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Medium Part:

With Gold,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Part:

With White,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step: Sew the gold part to the black part, then sew the white part to it, then add a safety eye, position the eyes so they are more oval shaped than circular shaped. Just pull the side and sew the pieces toward one side (see the photo of the eyes as a guide on how to sew them together)
Sew the eyes to the hat, weave in all ends.

Ears:

Make 2 in Mango

Work in continuous rounds, and in BLO

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-8: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:

With White
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, Put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 4: SC across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. 3
Do not fasten off, Continue to SC around the entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of ear piece:

With White,
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step: Flatten orange part of ear, Sew inner ear to one side, sew the smaller circle to the back of the ear.

Surface crochet the black stripe (or you can embroider it), around the curve of the ear using black Hygge yarn.

Surface Crochet all the stripes on the hat with Black Hygge Yarn or any Black Yarn (you can also embroider these or make chains as long as you want your stripes and sew them to the hat), I did surface crochet and made my stripes at random.

Tie Braids to each earflap (optional)

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

One response

  1. Glad you guys are safe, Nadia. This tiger hat is the cutest thing! Although it’s probably your model making it even more awesome πŸ˜‰

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