Three Little Pigs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Storytelling
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
Three Little Pigs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Storytelling Notes
Pink Yarn for Beanie Hat- (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 outer part of eye
Black Yarn for 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
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
*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 Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie 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
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.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Three Little Pig hat.
Eye Construction (Make 2):
Inner Black Pupil of Eyes:
Round 1: Starting off with your black yarn for the pupils of the eye, ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 6 sc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. ( 6 sc) Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to sew the pupil on to the eye white during assembly. Pull yarn through and sit to side until ready to assembly hat.
Repeat process for eye number 2.
Outer White Eye:
Round 1: Using white yarn, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 10 dc. Pull circle closed before making a sl st in to the top of the 1st st from round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st, 2 dc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in last two st. Sl st in to top of first st in round. (18 dc and 2 hdc)
Leave a long enough tail to sew your eyes directly on to the beanie during assembly before cutting your yarn and put to the side for now.
Repeat process for eye number 2.
Nostrils (make 2): Using black yarn
With black yarn, ch 4 before making 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in following ch and sl st into the last ch. Pull yarn through leaving a tail long enough to secure on to nose/snout during assembly. Repeat process for second nostril.
Nose / Snout:
Round 1: In magic circle with your contrast pink yarn, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of 1st st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 5 st. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (24 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (30 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
This is a good time to pick up your nostrils you made before and sew them in place on the front of the nose. Once you secure them, pull yarn through to inside/ back of nose and finish off.
Now switch to main color pink yarn, attach to where you left off on round 5 with a sl st.
Round 6-7: Ch 1 placing 1 sc in first st and each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st of round. (30 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1 placing 1 sc in first st and each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st of round. (30 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to attach nose back (optional step below) and nose/snout on to the beanie hat.
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.
Repeat round 1-5 of nose front. Cut yarn and finish off.
Ear front (Make 2): Using darker pink contrast yarn and “H” hook
Round 1: With your contrast pink yarn, ch 9. Starting in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as a dc in the ears), place 1 dc in 4th chain and each of the following 5 ch. Ch 3 and turn. (7 dc)
Round 2: Dc in second st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st. Ch 3 and turn. (6 dc)
Round 3: Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 3 st. Ch 3 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 4: Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 st. Ch 3 and turn. (4 dc)
Round 5: Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next st. (3 dc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
Repeat process for second Ear.
Ear back (Make 2):
Repeat rounds 1-5 from ear front above but do not finish off after 5th round.
Round 6: Place one ear front in front of the ear back you are working on. Ch 1 before working a round of sc around the perimeter of both in the color of your ear back to show a contrast ear trim in front. I tend to put 2 sc in the side of dc st and 3 sc in tip plus corners. Sl st back in to your first st. You can choose to fasten off here and reattach yarn to bottom corner to sew ear on to beanie or just work down one side to a corner with sl st down in each sc. Leave long enough tail to be able to fix securely on to the beanie hat.
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with the nose/snout pieces of the pig. 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.
Take the nose back and place it on top of the opening at the end of the snout / nose piece. Using the tail you left in your previous steps for the nose, sew the nose back to close the opening. You will want to stop 1/2 to 2/3 of the way around in order to fill your snout with your fiberfill stuffing. You don’t need much or it will end up giving the nose front a really rounded dome appearance instead of flat. Do not cut off extra yarn from tail once sewed on! You are now going to use this to sew it into place on the hat. Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on the pig’s eyes. Take the tail from one black eye pupil and sew it into place on top of one of the outer eye whites. Once secure, pull yarn through to back and finish off. Repeat process with other pupil and eye white. Now take the white yarn tail from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Once it’s all 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 ear on to the beanie hat. Sew each on by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears with the contrast dark pink yarn facing forwards on the hat. Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.
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 crocheted Three Little Pigs beanie all ready to wear for storytime, costume or just everyday fun. Oink oink!
Here are pictures to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:
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