Free frog hat crochet pattern

This was one of my first animal hats. I LOVE his spots and curly legs.

Ribbitz the frog

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Materials:

Worsted weight yarn in two shades of green, yellow, white, black, red (optional)
Hooks: G, H, I
Yarn needle
For smaller sizes, an F hook may be used for the polka dots.

Finished length:
Newborn: 5-5.5”; 3-6 mths: 6.5”; 6-12 mths: 7”; 12-24 mths: 7.5”; Child/preteen: 7.5”; Adult: 8.5” (or longer if desired)

Directions for all sizes:
Follow increases until desired size, as listed at the end of the row, then skip to “for all sizes” and continue.
Note: Do not join at the end of each round, unless stated. This hat is worked in a continuous round to avoid a “seam” look.

With I hook and green yarn, start with a magic loop of 6 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts), join and place a marker for working in the round.
1.    2sc in each stitch around (12sts).
2.    *sc 1, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (18sts)
3.    *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (24sts)
4.    *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (30sts) newborn
5.    *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (36sts) 3-6 mths
6.    *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (42sts) 6-12 mths
7.    *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (48sts) 12-24 mths
8.    *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (54sts) Child/preteen
9.    *sc 8, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (60sts) Teen/Adult
10.    *sc 9, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat to end of round. (66sts) Large adult
When increase rows for desired size have been reached, do not join. Remove marker and hdc each stitch until hat is the following length, from top to current row:
Newborn: 4”; 3-6 mths: 5”; 6-12 mths: 6”; 12-24 mths: 6.5”; Child/preteen: 7”; Adult: 7.5-8”

Ribbed Band:
With yellow or color of choice: Ch 2, *FPDC (front post double crochet) in next st then, BPDC (back post double crochet) in next st*, repeat to end of round.
Repeat previous round for a total of 2-3 rows.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Eyes (make 2): With I hook and darker green, start with a magic loop of 6 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts), join and place a marker for working in the round.
1.    Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch around (12sts)
2.    Ch 1, *sc 1, 2sc in next st*, repeat to end of round (18sts)
3.    Ch 1, Sc in each stitch around.
4.    Sl st 3, Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog, sc in next 3, sl st to end. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing in place.

White part of eyes (make 2): With H hook and white, start with a magic loop of 5 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 5 sc sts), join and place a marker for working in the round..
1.    Ch 1, 2sc in each stitch around (10sts)
2.    Ch 1, *sc 1, 2sc in next st*, repeat to end of round (15sts)
3.    Ch 1, Sc in each stitch around.
4.    Sl st 3, Sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 2, sc2tog, sc in next 2, sl st to end. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing in place.

Pupils (make 2): With G hook and black, leave a 3” tail and Ch 3 (or magic loop), join and pull closed. Finish off, leaving a 3” tail for attaching. Place pupil in middle of eye. Pull strands down through middle, each yarn slightly apart from the other so it doesn’t pull right through.
Slip insert (white circle with pupil sew in place) into back “eye” part and sew into place.
Refer to picture for placement and securely sew into place on either side of the hood or top of cap using a yarn needle and yarn tail.

Small Polka Dots (make 2 or more): With G hook and lighter shade of green yarn, Ch 4 (or magic loop), join and pull closed. Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.

Large Polka Dots (make 1 or more): With H hook and lighter shade of green yarn, Ch 6 (or magic loop), join and pull closed. Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.

Open dots (make as many as desired): With H hook and lighter shade of green yarn, Ch 4-6, join to make a circle. Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.

With a yarn needle and long tail from dots, sew into place with a few stitches. No need to go all the way around the outside edge because they are so small.

Legs: With I hook and darker shade of green yarn, Ch 48, turn and hdc in second chain from hook and in next 4 chs. *3hdc in next ch, hdc in next 5 chs*, repeat to end of ch. Finish off, leaving tails long enough to tie to hat. From outside of hat, pull both yarn tails through and tie securely. Pull ends back through to inside of hat and weave in.
Repeat for second leg.

Tongue (optional): With H hook and red yarn, Ch 4, Turn and hdc in each stitch across. Turn, Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Turn, hdc2tog, sl st in last stitch, finish off.
Bug: With G hook and black, ch 3, join and pull closed. Finish off, leaving a 3” tail for attaching. Cut 3 pieces of black yarn approximately 2” long and place on tongue. Place bug body on top of yarns and with a yarn needle and yarn tail, sew in place (make sure to sew over the legs to make sure they stay). With yarn needle and red tail, sew into place on yellow band.

Bow (optional): Using an H hook and ww yarn, ch 15.  *Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 2, turn*, repeat for a total of 7 rows. Finish off.
Center strip: Ch 5, *sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn* repeat until strip is long enough to barely wrap around center of bow. Fasten off, leaving an 8” tail.
Wrap strip around center of bow and using the tail and yarn needle, sew short ends of strip together. Finish off.
Note: for larger bows use an I or J hook. Attach bow behind the eyes if desired.

Common Crochet Abbreviations

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St – stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Sp – space; sps – spaces
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • FPHDC – front post half double crochet
  • BPHDC – back post half double crochet
  • ** – repeat instructions between, as many times as indicated

 

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