Three Little Pig(gie)s Beanie Hat Set Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
The children in the play in my mother’s classroom needed three little pig hats. I wanted to make these pigs looking more young and fun versus the adult pig hat I created previously for my mother to wear when reading Three Little Pigs to her class. I like how the pig(gie)s turned out and find them very cute. The kids loved them and were so excited to wear them in their play.Make just one hat or crochet the whole set!
Three Little Pig(gie)s Beanie Hat Set Crochet Pattern Notes
Pink Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast darker Pink Yarn for ears, nose and trim
White Yarn for white part of eyes
Black Yarn for nostrils and eye pupils
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for snout
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
*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 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 you want for your project.
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Three Little Pig(gie)s hat.
Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat. For this sl st your darker Pink contrast yarn to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.
Inner Black Pupil of Eyes: using black yarn
Round 1: Starting off with your black yarn for the pupils of the eye, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 8 hdc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. (8 hdc)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your pupil in place on your eye white during assembly process. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed.
Outer White Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: Starting off with your black yarn for the pupils of the eye, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 10 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and 3 dc in the next 9 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your eye on to the beanie during assembly process. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed.
Nostrils (make 2): using black yarn
Ch 3. Pull yarn through after cutting with a tail long enough to secure nostrils on to the nose front. Put to side until assembly steps.
Nose Front: using darker pink contrast yarn
Round 1: Taking the darker pink contrast yarn, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 8 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. (8 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and 2 sc in the next 7 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * pattern until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Nose back: using main color pink yarn – optional step
Note: This is not a necessary step in making this hat but I highly recommend doing this. Since we are putting fiberfill stuffing inside nose / snout during assembly and the openings between st on beanie expand when worn, this will keep it in the snout and not of the wearers forehead which can get a bit itchy.
Round 1: Starting off with your black yarn for the pupils of the eye, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 12 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and 3 dc in the next 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Fasten off nose back.
Now is a good time to attach your nostrils on to the front of the nose front you have just assembled. Otherwise you have to sew in around the depth of the snout. So using your yarn needle and the tail left on one nostril, sew it securely on to the front of the Nose Front. (see pictures to see where I placed mine). Pull yarn through to back of nose front when secure before fastening off.
Repeat process with second nostril.
Nose Snout: using main color pink yarn
With nose front facing you sl st your main color pink yarn (or desired main color for hats) where you left off in last round in creating the nose snout so that the good side is facing towards you.
Rounds 1-3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and in each of the following 23 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Attaching Nose Back: *optional*
At this point before cutting yarn if you choose to do the Nose Back (optional step) to keep the stuffing inside the snout, place it against the opening of your snout and do Round 4 like rounds 1-3 but through the st in both pieces at once, securing it in to place. You want to stop 1/2 to 2/3 of the way around to start stuffing your snout to desired fullness. Once you have reached end of sc round, sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail needed to sew nose in place on your Three Little Pig(gies) hat during finishing off process before pulling through. Put your assembled nose/snout to side for now.
Ear front (Make 2): using darker contrast pink yarn
Round 1: Ch 8. Starting with 3rd ch from hook place 1 dc in this ch and 1 dc in the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Round 2: Dc in 2nd st, skipping the 1st st, and place 1 dc in the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 3: Dc in 2nd st, skipping the 1st st, and place 1 dc in the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Round 4: Dc in 2nd st, skipping the 1st st, and place 1 dc in the following 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Round 5: Dc in 2nd st, skipping the 1st st, and place 1 dc in the following st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 dc)
Round 6: Place 1 hdc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st. Sl st in to st. (1 hdc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
Repeat for second ear front.
Ear back (Make 2): using main color pink yarn
For Ear Backs, repeat Rounds 1-6 from Ear Fronts but do not fasten off at end of Round 6. You want to leave a long tail at the beginning of this part so you can sew it on to the beanie hat during assembly process.
Round 7: Place one finished Ear Front in front of your Ear Back you are currently working on. Ch 1 and place 1 sc in each of the st around. I place 3 sc in each of the bottom corners and in the top most ear tip st to give it more of a rounded appearance.
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off. You should still have your main color tail from Round 1 to attach ear during finishing off process. Do not fasten off this tail.
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with Winnie the Pooh’s smile. I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process. Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
Using the tail left on the assembled nose/snout from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew the piece onto the desired place on the hat. (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Now we will assemble the pig’s eyes for this hat. Take the yarn tail left from one black eye pupil and sew it into place onto one eye white. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to back of eye and fasten off black yarn. Repeat this process for the second eye.
Next we will work on the attaching the pig(gies)’eyes. Taking the white yarn tail left on your assembled eye sew it in to desired place. You can see my pictures to see where I placed mine on the face.
Once it’s sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
Now all that is left is to attach the pig’s ears on to the beanie. Sew each of the ears in place by using the leftover yarn tail (in main color yarn – pink) from when you crocheted the ears before directly on to the top sides of the beanie in your desired position. You want to attach the ears with the contrast darker pink color facing forwards (your ear front). Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off. Repeat process for second ear.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. One little pig(gie) hat all ready to wear. Now you just need to repeat process for the other two pig(gies) to have a set.
Here are some additional pictures to show how the Three Little Pig(gies) beanie hat looks worn from different directions once crocheted:
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