Sunday, July 28, 2013

Crochet Clownfish Hat

Crochet Clownfish Hat

My friend's dad sells tropical fish and asked me to come up with a clownfish type hat for little ones.  I have finally added patterns for many different sizes, but feel free to adjust any way you need!  I am trying to remember to add the inches around the head it should fit normal and with stretch, I will add those as I make more hats! This pattern may be messy and has only been tested by me, so if anything is confusing, feel free to ask or help correct my pattern! Thanks, Natasha (mnopxs2).



(The hat in the pictures is 3-6 months)




(The hat in the pictures is Teen/Adult/Womens)


-I used all 4 ply Red Heart Yarn, feel free to use whatever colors you wish, I am just sharing the yarn I used.

Colors:
Pumpkin
White
Black

-Size I-9/5.5mm crochet hook (I use this because I crochet tight) or Size H-8/5mm.  Or Whatever size is needed to get the right gauge.
-Gauge 4 DC = 1 Inch


I have been using Repeat Crafter Me's set up from her owl hats for all my hats lately.  Here is a link to that pattern:
http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/09/crochet-owl-hat-pattern-in-newborn.html




-BASE HAT

Size 3-6 Months:
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6-12: DC around, (45 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

Size 6-12 months (15"-19"):
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 8 sts, repeat around (50 DC)
Rnds 7-13: DC Around (50 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

Size Toddler/Preschooler:
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 4 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Rnd2 7-14: DC around (54 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

Size: Child
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC) 
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 4 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Rnd 7: DC around (54 DC) 
Rnd 8: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 8 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Rnds 9-15: DC around (60 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

Size: Teen/Adult/Womens
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 4 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Rnd 7: DC around (54 DC)
Rnd 8: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 8 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Rnd 9: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 29 sts, repeat around (62 DC)
Rnds 10-16: DC around (62 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

Size: Large Adult/Mens
In Orange, Magic Ring, ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 4 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Rnd 7: DC around (54 DC)
Rnd 8: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 8 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Rnd 9: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 9 sts, repeat around (66 DC)
Rnds 10-17: DC around (66 DC) Do not fasten off, work earflaps.

-EARFLAPS

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler earflaps:
Earflap 1:
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 10 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, fasten off.

Earflap 2:
For 3-6 months leave 15 stitches along the front, for 6-12 months leave 18 stitches along the front, leave 20 stitches along the front for Toddler/Preschooler, fasten on next st.
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 10 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, do not fasten off!
SC around the entire hat.

Size Child earflaps:
Earflap 1:
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 12 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 7: HDC decrease, fasten off.

Earflap 2:
Leaving 23 stitches along the front, fasten on at 24.
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 12 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 7: HDC decrease, do not fasten off!
SC around the entire hat.

Size Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens earflaps:
Earflap 1:
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 14 sts, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 10 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (12 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 7: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 8: HDC decrease, fasten off.

Earflap 2:
For Teen/Adult/Womens leave 25 stitches along the front, for Large Adult/Mens leave 27 stitches along the front, fasten on next st.
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC in next 14 sts, ch 2, turnRow 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 10 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (12 HDC)
Row 3: HDC decrease, HDC in next 8 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (10 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 5: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC decrease, ch 2, turn (4 HDC)
Row 7: HDC decrease around, ch 2, turn (2 HDC)
Row 8: HDC decrease, do not fasten off!
SC around the entire hat!

-BRAIDS

I cut 9 Orange, 50 inch strings.  Fold in half, attach through the bottom of your earflap and braid.

 


-EYES (Make 2)

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler:
Rnd 1: With Black, Magic ring, SC 6 times, ss in 1st sc.
Rnd 2: With Orange, attach, 2 SC in each st around (12 SC)
Rnd 3: With White, attach, 2 SC in 1st St, 1 SC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (18 SC)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in first st, SC in next 2 sts, repeat around, Leave a long tail in white to sew onto hat (24 SC)

Size Child, Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens:
Rnd 1: With Black, Magic ring, SC 6 times, ss in 1st sc.
Rnd 2: With Orange, attach, 2 SC in each st around (12 SC)
Rnd 3: With White, attach, 2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (18 HDC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, Leave a long tail in white to sew onto hat (24 DC)




-DORSEL FIN

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 6 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, join, ch 2 (12 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 4: DC around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on (24 DC)
SC in black along the side of the fin.

Size Child, Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: DC around, join, ch 2 (18)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 5: DC around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Rnd 6: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on (36 DC)
SC in black along the side of the fin.




 -MIDDLE FIN

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 6 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, join, ch 2 (12 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in first st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on (15 DC)
SC in black along the side of the fin.

Size Child, Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 9 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: DC around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in fist st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on (22 DC)
SC in black along the side of the fin.




-TAIL FIN

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler:
In Orange, chain 6 (leave a long tail out backwards through ring to attach to hat)
Rnd 1: Skip 2, DC in next 3 chains, 2 DC in last chain, turn, DC in last 3 sts, join with ss in first DC (8 DC)
Rnd 2: In Black, ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC in next st, repeat around, join (12 SC)
Rnd 3: In White, ch 2, DC in each st around, join (12 DC)
Rnd 4: In Black, ch 1, SC in each st around, join (12 SC)
Rnd 5: In Orange, ch 2, 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 6: DC across, join (18 DC)
SS across back loops in stitches together, finish off.
SC in black along the top of the fin.

Size Child, Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens:
In Orange, chain 7 (leave a long tail out backwards through ring to attach to hat)
Rnd 1: Skip 2, DC in next 4 chains, 2 DC in last chain, turn, DC in last 4 sts, join with ss in first DC (10 DC)
Rnd 2: In Black, ch 1, 2 SC in first st, SC in next st, repeat around, join (15 SC)
Rnd 3: In White, ch 2, TR in each st around, join (15 DC)
Rnd 4: In Black, ch 1, SC in each st around, join (15 SC)
Rnd 5: In Orange, ch 2, 2 DC in first st, DC in next st, repeat around, join, ch 2 (23 DC)
Rnd 6: DC across, join (23 DC)
SS across back loops in stitches together, finish off.
SC in black along the top of the fin.




-SIDE FINS (Make 2)

Size 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler/Preschooler:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 6 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2 (leave a long tail out backwards through rinf to attach to hat)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (8 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (11 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, (15 DC)
SS across back loops in the stitches together, finish off.
SC in black along the top of the fin.

Size Child, Teen/Adult/Womens, and Large Adult/Mens:
Rnd 1: In Orange, Magic Ring, Ch 2, 8 DC in magic ring, ss in first DC, ch 2 (leave a long tail out backwards through rinf to attach to hat)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (10 DC)
Rnd 3: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (13 DC)
Rnd 4: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, repeat around, join, ch 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 5: 2 DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts, repeat around, join (21 DC)
SS across back loops in the stitches together, finish off.
SC in black along the top of the fin.




-STRIPES

3-6 months:
Front: In White, Chain 49, skip 2 chs, DC across last 47
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 44, skip 2 chs, DC across last 42
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.

6-12 months:
Front: In White, Chain 51, skip 2 chs, DC across last 49
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 46, skip 2 chs, DC across last 44
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.

Toddler/Preschooler:
Front: In White, Chain 53, skip 2 chs, DC across last 51
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 48, skip 2 chs, DC across last 46
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.

Child:
Front: In White, Chain 55, skip 2 chs, TR across last 53
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 50, skip 2 chs, TR across last 48
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.

Teen/Adult/Womens:
Front: In White, Chain 57, skip 2 chs, TR across last 55
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 52, skip 2 chs, TR across last 50
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.

Large Adult:
Front: In White, Chain 59, skip 2 chs, TR across last 57
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.
Back: In white, chain 54, skip 2 chs, TR across last 52
In Black, SC around, finish off, leave a long long long tail in black to sew on.





 


Now all that is left is putting together your hat!  Thank you so so so much for reading my pattern!  Hope your project turns out wonderful!  -Natasha (mnopxs2).







Here is the video tutorial for the 6/12 month size!




28 comments:

  1. Great post! I love it!! I love your blog! :)

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    1. that is freaking cute i just made one for my son his so excited!

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  2. Absolutely awesome and innovative. Great job.

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  3. Love your hat!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

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  4. You are so talented. Thanks for the pattern and demo.

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  5. I just made this had last night super cute. I just have one question about the hook size. I was trying to make a toddler/preschool size hat with the I hook like you used but it came out to big. It fits an adult. Did you use the I hook or was that a typo?

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  6. I do use the "I" hook, but my crochet is very tight. You can use whichever hook size you like to get the right gauge. The yarn normally says size "H"

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  7. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoE5ltG0c0U

      Here is a link to the youtube video, in case it helps :)

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  9. Thank you Natasha, I finally finished this last night and wanted to give you props on my pages here is the link to my blog so that you can see the pictures. http://www.the-knit-wits.blogspot.com/

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  10. You did an amazing job on this! I absolutely love Dori... and when I saw the picture at the bottom that showed you did her too I just knew i had to share it... so, I featured it in an MNE Crafts round-up so even more people can find it!!

    http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/07/character-crochet-round-up-10-free.html

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    1. This made me squeel and jump up and down! Thanks so much for featuring me in your round up! This made my day! I appreciate the compliment so much!

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  11. Hi there, I've been flying though your pattern, with no problems at all! But then I've got to the tail and I've got myself all confused!! I don't really understand why it's not working so I can only assume I'm doing it wrong! You don't suppose you could draw a diagram or something to show how it works? For example, in the first round, it says: 'Turn' but how do I turn it? There's no turning chain, so I guessed it just meant go back the way I came? Then it says 'Dc in the last three stitches,' does that mean I skip stitches up to the last 3? Sorry if it's obvious and I've got it all mixed up!!! If you have time to help me that would be awesome :D xoxo

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    1. Sorry, when it says turn, it really means just work along the backside of the chain, making a ring withbyour double crochets. It may make more sense in my video if you want to try that. Sorry sorry (so work along one side of the chain, 3 dc, 2dc in last chain, then coming back the other way dc in next 3 chs.

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    2. Yay! Thanx so much for getting back to me so quickly :) It's looking pretty cute at the moment ;) I'll give that a try, and see how I go :) I'll bother you again if I'm too clueless to figure it out afterwards :P Thanx

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    3. And thank you as well! I will go back and reword it to fix it. Always nice to have help with the pattern too!

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  12. Both of these hats are super cute! I'm thinking there may be a descrepency in the side fin directions. I've worked it a few different ways and the stitch count is off each time. I can only get 10 stitches by end 3. I compared it to the Dory side fin pattern and it's very different. Is it me?
    Can't wait to finish it. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! Row 3 should be ending on 11 sts. 2dc in 2, dc in 2, 2dc in 1, dc in 2, 2dc in 1, dc in 1. (11). That was my fault! I love that you let me know the error. It will be different from Dory fins, as I made them different :) I appreciate the help! Thank you again!

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  13. Hello!
    I have alittle crochet shop and would love to add this to my shop! I was wondering if I can sell products made from your patterns and attribute the pattern to you (aka this page)

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    1. Absolutely go right ahead! I would love to see them too when you add them to your shop! I love seeing everyone's projects! Thanks for using my pattern!

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    2. Thank you!! It is an amazing pattern! My boys love the hats!

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  14. I think you should explore the articles on your website, You should also cover different different categories for articles as you writes awesome. Thanks for sharing this great article with us.
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