Friday, August 26, 2016

Crochet Unicorn Hat

This is the pattern for my adorable Child Size Unicorn Hat! If you'd like to make a different size, check out my Grover Hat Pattern  for the base of the hat in other sizes. :) Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry library! :) 

This pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at BluebabyboutiqueDesignsbyBBB, or brabideau on Ravelry  Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share :) 




Crochet Unicorn Hat 
     What you'll need:
      * Size H hook                                                      
       * I love this yarn in light pink, hot pink,      purple, and white
       * Crochet needle for sewing in ends
       * Tiny bit of stuffing for the horn

Gauge: with H hook, 6dc and 4 rows= 2”x 2”

Abbreviations:
       *MC- magic circle 
       *ch- chain
       *sc- single crochet
       *slst- slip stitch
       *sc dec- single crochet decrease
       *hdcdec- half double crochet decrease 
       *hdc- half double crochet
       *dc-double crochet 
       *CSDC- chainless starting double crochet

Note: I’ve omitted the chains at the begging of the rounds to get rid of the seam. I’ve added the chainless starting double crochet instead. The CSDC of each round will act like your chain and will be hidden in your work and not crocheted into. Make sure you place your last dc in the same stitch you placed your CSDC, and slst to the 1st dc of the round. You’ll be skipping over the CSDC and the 1st dc of the round when you slst to join.  (See pics below)

CSDC, DC in same stitch
Place your last dc in same stitch as you did your CSDC

Slst to 1st dc to join (you'll be skipping over your CSDC)


Hardly a seam! :)












Toddler Size
With light pink yarn and an H hook

Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 4, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60)
Round 7-14: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around placing your last dc in the same stitch you did your first dc, slst to 1st dc to join. (60) Continue on to Earflaps

Size Child 
With light pink yarn and an H hook

Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 4, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60)
Round 7-16: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around placing your last dc in the same stitch you did your first dc, slst to 1st dc to join. (60) Continue on to Earflaps

Earflap 1
Row 1: ch1, hdc in same stitch and next 11 stitches (12)
Row 2: ch1 and turn, hdc across (12)
Row 3: ch1 and turn,  hdcdec, hdc next 8 stitches, hdcdec (10)
Row 4: ch1 and turn, hdc across (10)
Row 5: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 6 stitches, hdcdec (8)
Row 6: ch1 and turn, hdc across (8) 
Row 7: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 4 stitches, hdcdec (6) 
Row 8: ch1 and turn, hdc across (6) 
Row 9: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 2 stitches, hdcdec (4)
Row 10: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdcdec (2)
Row 11: ch1 and turn, hdcdec (1) tie off leaving a long tail for one of your braid pieces 

Earflap 2
Turn hat facing forward, and reattach yarn 19 stitches from the other side. (Make sure you're looking at your hat upside down when you reattach so your stitches will be facing the right way) Repeat Rows 1-11 of Earflap I. Attach hot pink yarn and sc around both earflaps and the front and back of the hat, tie off and weave in ends.

Braids
Cut 8 pieces of purple, 8 pieces of white, and 6 pieces of light pink yarn about 3ft in length. (you should already have 1 of pink on each side of your hat) divide the pieces out into two sections, fold one section over and attach to earflap. Braid and tie a knot at the bottom. Repeat for other side. 

Ears 
With an H hook light pink yarn and hot pink yarn
Outer Ear- I used light pink yarn and followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Ears pattern exactly 
Inner Ear- I used hot pink yarn, and again followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Ears pattern, but I didn't sc around the outside at the end. Tie off and leave a long tail. 
Assembly- place the hot pink inner ear over the light pink outter ear and sew into place, fold the top part over and sew it closed to make the point of the ear. Sew ears on to hat.

Horn
With an H hook and white yarn
I followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Horn but added the following rounds
Round 12: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 13: sc in each stitch around (16)
Round 14: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 15: sc in each stitch around (18)
Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing on to hat. Stuff lightly and sew on to hat. 

Short Curls (make 1 light pink, 1 white, and 1 purple)
Ch 21 and turn, place 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew on to front of hat behind horn.

Long Curls (make 3 light pink, 3 white, and 3 purple) 
Ch 41 and turn, place 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew on to back top of hat. 

6 comments:

  1. My 8 year old wants to be Twilight Sparkle for Halloween. This is perfect! She'll love that she can then wear it every day to school. Thank you so much for sharing. Saved my bacon.

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  2. Hi I'd like to make this in a small adult size so using your pattern for the grover hat, please can you tell me though at what point would I start to make the ear covers and what size would I make them?
    Also how much wool and what type would you recommend I would need? Thanks.

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    1. Hey yeah you can use my Grover hat pattern teen/adult size till Round 17, and then follow my Unicorn pattern for Earflap 1. So after Round 17, CSDC and dc in next 11 stitches like Earflap 1 shows in my Unicorn pattern. I would also use a J hook when making the Unicorn ears instead of an H hook. You can use any wool you'd like as long as you meet gauge. You'll use less than a skein of each color. Hope this helps! 🙂:)

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    2. Hi, I'm in the middle of making this in the adult size as above by using your grover pattern for the base, but I'm stuck. I've followed the grover pattern to round 17 as you suggested and have 80 stitches. You said to go from there to the ear flap 1 on the above unicorn pattern but the 80 stiches have only made a circle like the top of the hat. It measures only 18cm/7inches in diameter. There is no shape for the side of the hat even before doing the ear flaps, almost as if there is something missing, any ideas?

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    3. Sorry just now seeing this...
      You should have 70 stitches at the end of Round 17, so it sounds like you've been adding a stitch after every row which will throw off the shape of your hat. Did you follow the teen/adult pattern?

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