Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free animal hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This a super easy and cute frog hat crochet pattern.  It works up really fast and is great for last minute gift ideas or to work on project when you don’t have much time to fill.  I tried to make it as easy as possible and I think it’s very beginner friendly so give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the pattern at all. Happy crafting!

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Project requires:
Light to medium green yarn for beanie main color and ear backs
Black yarn for eye pupils and smile
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew pieces together

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (for smaller sizes only) (US)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color light to medium green yarn 

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start building your cute frog hat. :)

Eye Whites (Make 2):  using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off. (24 sc)
Repeat above process for the second eye white

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.  (10 hdc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew it on to the eye white in following step before cutting yarn and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make 3 sc in circle instead of 6 sc pattern calls for above.

Eye Front Assembly: using eye whites and eye pupils
Take the black yarn tail from one eye pupil from previous step and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the pupil on to one of the eye white pieces.  I centered mine on Round 1 of the eye white but you can place it wherever you desire.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of eye white and fasten off.
Repeat process for second eye.

Eye Backs and Assembly (Make 2): using main color yarn and assembled eye fronts from previous steps.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 from eye whites above but do not fasten off at the end of round 2.
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * until 4 st are left.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

*For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place 2 sc in 1st st and in next 6 st. Place 1 sc in next st, and sl st in last 2 st.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

Mouth / Smile: using black yarn
Main Smile piece:
Using black yarn, make a chain of 25.  Leave a nice long yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of  16 for newborn or 18 for other infant sizes instead of 25 pattern calls for above.

Smile Sides (Make 2):
Using black yarn, make a chain of 6.  Leave a short yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.  Repeat process for second smile side.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make two chains of 3 ch instead of 6 pattern calls for above.

Now you can move on to assembly steps below.

Finishing off:
Take the tail from one completed frog eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to attach to one side of the top of your frog hat.  Stitch it on securely.  When I place features like this on top of hats I stitch on top of beanie and reinforce with another set of stitches inside but it’s not necessary.  Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second frog eye.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the mouth / smile chain and sew it in desired location on hat front. I sewed mine in a wide “u” shape but feel free to change it up on yours. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the smile side chain and sew it in desired location on one side of the smile you stitched on in previous step. I attached mine in a bit of a curve. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed them on my hat.  Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process on the other side of the smile for the second smile side.
Now take a few moments to double check over your work for any loose ends or tails you may not of fastened off during assembly of your frog hat.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten off.
All done! One easy and cute frog hat. :)

Here are some of the additional pictures taken to show how the completed easy and cute frog hat looks like when worn:

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