Tiny Leprechaun Hat | Free Crochet Pattern
As most of you know, I have a slight obsession with my Skinny Pigs (hairless guinea pigs). We celebrate holidays around here with funny pictures of the pigs wearing holiday costumes. Of course, it is time for a St. Patrick’s Day hat!
A green top hat was a perfect accessory for my little furless wonder pets. Podrick was less than thrilled about becoming a leprechaun. I’m sure his mind will change when he finds out the gold coins are made of carrots. Regardless of his opinions of his hat, I think he is an adorable lucky charm.
This St. Patrick’s Day hat (or should I say “St. Podrick’s Day?) works up really fast and is not only a an adorable pet accessory, it is also a great hat for amigurumi! In addition, you can also make this into a great hair clippy by gluing it to a couple barrettes.
St. Patrick’s Day Hat
All patterns are written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
Beginner/Easy. You need to have knowledge of single crochet (sc), back loops only (BLO), front loops only (FLO), slip stitch (sl st), and both increases and decreases.
Finished hat is 2.5 inches tall and 2 inches around
- Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
- Scraps of Red Heart Super Saver, 100% acrylic worsted weight, < 50 yds Paddy Green (GRN), < 50 yds Black (BLK), < 50 yds Gold (GLD).
- Yarn Needle
Work in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds with slip stitch.
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With GRN, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: Working in BLO, Sc evenly around. (18)
Rnd 5-10: Working in both loops, sc evenly around.
Rnd 11: Change to BLK. Sc evenly around.
Rnd 12: Sc evenly around.
Rnd 13: Change to GRN. Sc evenly around.
Rnd 14: Working in FLO, [sc, inc] 9 times. (27)
Rnd 15: Work in both loops, [2 sc, inc] 9 times, sl st, bind off and weave in ends. (36)
With GLD, thread needle.
Sew straight line from Rnd 11-13 (across BLK stripe), three stitches to the right, two stitches up (back across BLK stripe), and three stitches left, making a rectangle. Repeat. Weave in ends.
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Kati is the designer behind Hooked by Kati. With thousands of patterns sold around the world, Kati prides herself in creating innovative, easy-to-follow amigurumi patterns. She has designed for several publications, including Crochet!, Crochet World, Simply Crochet, and I Like Crochet. Kati finds her inspiration in science fiction, video games, and numerous visits to the zoo — all passions she shares with her husband and two boys.
Your little guinea pigs are adorable. I have four (not the hairless) myself. I have to do a couple of these lol.
Please do! And share pictures!