Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MineCraft Creeper Hat Free Pattern

If your kids are as into Minecraft as mine, they will love this hat! And the best news is that at the end of the week, I will be sharing another Minecraft pattern (for the Steve character)! When I opened my Toluver's Creations Shop, my very first order was for a minecraft hat. The funny thing was, at the time, I didn't feel confidenet in pattern writing so I just made up a pattern without writing anything down. Now that I actually want the pattern, I'm looking at the pictures I took and trying to remember what I did! I've learned my lesson and now I ALWAYS jot down the steps as I make up something new.

MINECRAFT CREEPER HAT 


 

Supplies:
  • 1 skein of green yarn
  • small amounts of black yarn
  • Size I crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches used in this pattern:
  • HDC (Half Double Crochet)
  • DC (Double Crochet)
  • SC (Single Crochet)
  • Magic Circle
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Chain (ch)
Notes:
  • These stitch counts are based on medium/worsted weight yarn
  • ALWAYS begin in same stitch as your chain 1.
  • Your Chain 1 never counts as a half double crochet
  • The number in parentheses at the end of each round is the total stitch count for that round. Example: (44 HDC)


HAT PATTERN


Size: 0-3 Months (Head Circumference 13-14")
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Rounds 6-13: Repeat Round 5. You may choose to do more or less than 13 rows. I like my newborn hats to be roughly 5.5” from crown to brim.
Last Round: SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.


Size: 3-6 Months (Head Circumference 15-16")
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (48 HDC)
Rounds 7-15: Repeat Round 6. You may choose to do more or less than 15 rows. I like my 3-6 month hats to be roughly 6” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.


Size: 6-12 Months (Head Circumference 17-18")
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: *HDC in first 11 stitches, 2 HDC in twelfth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Rounds 8-17: Repeat Round 7. You may choose to do more or less than 17 rows. I like my 6-12 month hats to be roughly 6.5” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off. 


Toddler/Preschooler (Head circumference 19-20”)
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: *HDC in first 11 stitches, 2 HDC in twelfth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Round 7: * HDC in first 12 stitches. 2 HDC in thirteenth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (56 HDC)
Round 8: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (56 HDC)
Rounds 9-19: Repeat Round 8. You may choose to do more or less than 19 rows. I like my Toddler/Preschooler hats to be roughly 7.25” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.


Child (Head circumference 20-21”)
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: *HDC in first 11 stitches, 2 HDC in twelfth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Round 7: * HDC in first 12 stitches. 2 HDC in thirteenth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (56 HDC)
Round 8: * HDC in first 13 stitches. 2 HDC in fourteenth stitch. * Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (60 HDC)
Round 9: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (60 HDC)
Rounds 10-21: Repeat Round 9. You may choose to do more or less than 21 rows. I like my Child Size hats to be roughly 8” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.


Teen/Small Adult (Head circumference 21-22”)
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: *HDC in first 11 stitches, 2 HDC in twelfth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Round 7: * HDC in first 12 stitches. 2 HDC in thirteenth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (56 HDC)
Round 8: * HDC in first 13 stitches. 2 HDC in fourteenth stitch. * Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (60 HDC)
Round 9: * HDC in first 14 stitches. 2 HDC in fifteenth stitch. * Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (64 HDC)
Round 10: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (64 HDC)
Rounds 11-23: Repeat Round 10. You may choose to do more or less than 23 rows. I like my Teen/Small Adult hats to be roughly 8.75” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.

Large Adult (Head Circumference 22-23”)
Begin with a Magic Ring:
Round 1: 11 HDC in magic ring. Join to first HDC. Chain 1. Pull ring tight. (11 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (22 HDC)
Round 3: *HDC in first, 2 HDC in next stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (33 DC)
Round 4: *HDC in first two stitches, 2 HDC in third stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (44 HDC)
Round 5: *HDC in first ten stitches. 2 HDC in eleventh stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1 (48 HDC).
Round 6: *HDC in first 11 stitches, 2 HDC in twelfth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (52 HDC)
Round 7: * HDC in first 12 stitches. 2 HDC in thirteenth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (56 HDC)
Round 8: * HDC in first 13 stitches. 2 HDC in fourteenth stitch. * Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (60 HDC)
Round 9: * HDC in first 14 stitches. 2 HDC in fifteenth stitch. * Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (64 HDC)
Round 10: * HDC in first 15 stitches. 2 HDC in sixteenth stitch.* Repeat * * around. Join to 1st HDC of stitch. Chain 1. (68 HDC)
Round 11: HDC in each stitch around. Join to 1st HDC of round. Chain 1. (64 HDC)
Rounds 12-24: Repeat Round 11. You may choose to do more or less than 24 rows. I like my Large Adult hats to be roughly 9.25” from crown to brim.
Last Round: Switch to Black. SC around. Join to 1st SC of round. Fasten off.

I made the face of the creeper in two sizes. The smaller size should work well for sizes through preschool. The larger face will be best for the hats in child through large adult sizes.

SmAll Creeper FAce

Eyes (make 2)
Chain 5
Row 1: Beginning in second stitch from hook, HDC across. Ch 1, turn. (4HDC)
Rows 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Fasten off. Weave in one loose end, leave the other to sew onto the hat.

Mouth
Chain 11
Row 1: Beginning in second stitch from hook, HDC across. Ch 1, turn. (10 HDC)
Rows 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: HDC in first three stitches. Ch 1, turn. (3 HDC)
Row 5: HDC back across the three stitches from row 4. (3 HDC)
Fasten off.

Reattach on the other end of the long piece (see image 1). Repeat rows 4 and 5 on that end. Fasten off again. Weave in all loose ends.

image 1: reattach yarn at other end


Turn the mouth over and reattach to the bottom side (the foundation chain). Skip the first 3 stitches and reattach to the fourth stitch. (See image 2)

Image 2: Reattach yarn to foundation chain


Row 1: Beginning in same stitch where you reattached, SC across the next 4 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC back across your 4 stitches from row 1.
Fasten off. Use photos as a guide to stitch pieces to hat.

LAge Creeper FAce

Eyes (make 2)
Chain 7
Row 1: Beginning in second stitch from hook, DC across. Ch 1, turn. (6 DC)
Rows 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Fasten off. Weave in one loose end, leave the other to sew onto the hat.

Mouth
Chain 15
Row 1: Beginning in second stitch from hook, HDC across. Ch 1, turn. (14 HDC)
Rows 2-3: Repeat row 1.
Row 4: HDC in first 4 stitches. Ch 1, turn. (4 HDC)
Row 5: HDC back across the 4 stitches from row 4. (4 HDC)
Fasten off.

Reattach on the other end of the long piece (see image 1 above in small creeper face instructions). Repeat rows 4 and 5 on that end. Fasten off again. Weave in all loose ends.

Turn the mouth over and reattach to the bottom side (the foundation chain). Skip the first 4 stitches and reattach to the fifth stitch. (See image 2 above in small creeper face instrctions)

Row 1: Beginning in same stitch where you reattached, SC across the next 4 6 stitches. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC back across your 6 stitches from row 1.
Fasten off. Use photos as a guide to stitch pieces to hat.






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