Friday, September 27, 2013

Hungry Caterpillar Baby Hat

Size 6 to 12 months.
For this hat I used Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice Yarn
in the following colors:
Scarlet
Kelly Green
Radiant Yellow 
Espresso
I also used a size H or 5mm Hook and a yarn needle to sew on the parts. 

The base of the hat is worked in Double Crochet (DC) and the bottom is worked in a front post stitch where you alternate with one Single Crochet in the first stitch then one DC in the post of the stitch above your next stitch.  This gives it a little nicer finish at the bottom.  

Working in Scarlet:
You can either start with a magic loop, or chain 4 and make a loop, then chain 2.
Round 1:  make 10 DC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first st, and ch 2.
Round 2:  do 2 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (20 DC)
Round 3:  *2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next st*, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4:  *2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next 2 sts*, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2.  (40 DC)
Round 5:  *2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next 3 sts*, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (50 DC)
Round 6:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (50 DC)
Round 7:  *2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next 9 sts*, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (55 DC)
Rounds 8-12:  1 DC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2.  After round 12 ch 1.  
Rounds 13-14:  *1 SC in the first st, do a DC post st in the stitch above the next st*, repeat around, and sl st to the top of the first SC, ch 1.  (28 post stitches).

Eyes:  working in Kelly Green, make a loop, ch 2.
Round 1:  do 3 DC, 2 TC, 3 DC, 3 TC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first DC, tie off and switch to yellow, ch 1.
Round 2:  2 HDC in each st around, tie off leaving enough yarn to sew the eye on.  

Antennae:  Working in Espresso make a loop and ch 2. (Make 2)
Round 1:  6 DC, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 1.
Round 2 & 3:  1 HDC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 1.
Round 4:  1 HDCD in the first two sts, 1 HDC in the next 4 sts, sl st to the top of the first st., ch 1.
Rounds 5-7:  1 HDC in each st around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 1.  At the end of round 7 tie off leaving enough yarn to sew on. 

Nose:  Working in Kelly Green make a loop and ch 1.
Round 1:  do 6 HDC, 4 SC in the loop, sl st to the top of the first st and tie off leaving enough tail to sew on the nose.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for this one too. I made an HDC newborn beanie and used the nose pattern from the Monster Crochet hat for the eyes since these ones were huge! I used an F hook on the nose, and the antenna pattern is perfect!

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  2. this is the same basic pattern as the peep hat, so you can use that for a smaller size, I did one that way, the eyes were big but to make smaller you could use HDC instead of DC in the center, then SC around the outside. Either way works!!

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  3. Oh, good to know! Thanks! I've had some requests for a few more NB sizes, so I'll used the Peep pattern. I like the ribbed edge on the bottom :)

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  4. this is so cute....i will have to adapt the pattern to cotton thread as we don't have wool in Venezuela... i will let you know how it turns out!!!

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  5. Beautiful! Any advice for adapting to make a 12-24 month sized hat?

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  6. love this blog - i was brought here by this hat but have looked at everything :)

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  7. The base of the hat is worked in Double Crochet (DC) and the bottom is worked in a front post stitch where you alternate with one Single ... ctphat.blogspot.com

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  8. Whatdoes HDCD in round 4 of the antennae mean?

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    1. It's a half double crochet decrease. Tutorial here http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-half-double-crochet-decrease/

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    2. It's a half double crochet decrease. Tutorial here http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-half-double-crochet-decrease/

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  9. Thank you for this. My little one needs to dress up as the hungry caterpillar for a special library event and this is perfect - he is a tiny 6 month old :-)

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