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How To Crochet A Toy Detective Hat: Free Pattern!

Perry the Platypus happily sports his detective hat!

Perry the Platypus happily sports his detective hat!

All Things Have A Purpose.

I crocheted a Perry the Platypus for my best friend for Christmas. But Perry is only a regular platypus without his hat! This is what I came up with. I improvised as I went, and this was written down by memory. Let me know if you find any mistakes!

Toy Detective Hat

Toy Detective Hat

Toy Detective Hat from the side

Toy Detective Hat from the side

Abbreviation Key

sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase
dec: decrease
st: stitch

I used a size G hook.

Toy Detective Hat Pattern

With brown yarn, ch 4. Join.

R1: sc inc around (8)
R2: sc inc 2 times, dc in the next st, tr in the same st, dc inc in the next st, sc inc 2 times, hdc in next st, dc in same st, hdc in next st, sc in same st (16)
R3: sc inc 4 times, dc inc, tr inc, dc in 2 times, sc inc 4 times, hdc inc, dc inc, hdc inc, sc inc (32)
R4: 8 sc, sc dec 4 times, 8 sc, sc dec 4 times (24)
R5: (sc inc, 4 sc) 4 times, (sc inc, 3 sc) 1 time (29)
R6: (sc inc, 4 sc) 5 times, (sc inc, 3 sc) 1 time (35)
R7: sc around (35)

Switch to black.

R8: sc around (35)
R9: (sc inc, 7 sc) 4 times, sc in last st (40)
R10: sc around (40)

Switch to brown.

R11: Working in previous round, (sc inc, 8 sc) 4 times (44)
R12: Working in current round again, (sc inc, 9 sc) 4 times (48)

Tie off to finish, weave in ends.

© 2012 Jennifer Kessner

Comments

Jennifer Kessner (author) from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2012:

Thank you! =D I hope she likes it. Let me know if she has any suggestions or critiques!

luvintkandtj from USA on May 15, 2012:

great hub! sending this to my mother who loves to crochet

Jennifer Kessner (author) from Pennsylvania on April 19, 2012:

Lol I hope they can use it! =) Thanks for reading and for the comment! (Oh, and my friend is definitely uber grateful! XD hehe.)

Catherine Taylor from Canada on April 19, 2012:

I cannot wait to share this with a friend of mine who is a crocheting maniac and loves Barry the Platypus. Best gift ever! Lucky friend.

Jennifer Kessner (author) from Pennsylvania on January 22, 2012:

Thanks, Stephanie! Following crochet lingo definitely takes practice. If there's any way I can help, let me know! Good luck!

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on January 22, 2012:

This is such a cute idea. I am not good with following crocheting directions, mainly because I learned only one stitch from my mom and learned by doing basic blankets. There is not much help for us lefties. But I think I will give this a try. I am definitely bookmarking.

Jennifer Kessner (author) from Pennsylvania on January 06, 2012:

Thanks! =D It definitely is. It does has half double, double, and treble crochet stitches in there, but they're only a couple! If you try out the pattern, let me know how it goes!

craftdrawer on January 06, 2012:

Great toy hat and it looks pretty easy to crochet!!!

Jennifer Kessner (author) from Pennsylvania on January 06, 2012:

Thanks! =) I love making toy hats. I've two more on the way. Keep an eye out!

Helena Reimer on January 06, 2012:

What a cute hat! I'll be linking back to this. Thanks for the pattern.

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