Frog Beanie (Free Crochet Pattern)

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As an accessory for puddle jumping or simply keeping little noggins warm, this hat is great! The free crochet pattern is suitable for intermediate-level crocheters.
 

Finished Dimensions:
Sized for Baby (Toddler) 17 (19–20)" [43 (48–51) cm] circumference.
 
Yarn:
Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice, a 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn packaged in 3.5 oz/100 g balls containing 170 yd/156 m: 1 skein Kelly Green, and small amount white
 
Hook:
5 mm/U.S. H-8 for Baby size; 5.5 mm/U.S. I-9 for Toddler size
 
Other Materials:
- two 1/2-inch (13 mm) black buttons
- sewing needle and thread
- tapestry needle
 
Gauge:
10 hdc = 2" (5 cm) with smaller hook
To save time, please check your gauge.

Source: Crochet 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar: from Andrews McMeel Publi...

Step 1

Body:
 
With green and appropriate hook for size, ch 4 and join to form ring.
Rnd 1: 11 hdc in ring. (11 hdc)
Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (22 hdc)
Rnd 3: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 4: *Hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (33 hdc)
Rnd 5: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 6: *Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (44 hdc)
Rnd 7: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 8: *Hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, rep from * around. (55 hdc)
Rnd 9: Hdc in each st around.
Rnd 10: *Hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next, rep from * around. (66 hdc)
Rnds 11–19 (26): Hdc in each st around. Sl st in last st of last rnd.
Rnds 20–23 (27–30): Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Sl st in last st of last rnd. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Step 2

Eyes:
(make 2)
 
Outer Eye:
 
Rnd 1: With green, ch 2, 10 sc in the 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to join. (20 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
 
Inner Eye: (make 2)
 
With white, rep Rnds 1 and 2 of Outer Eye.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Place white Inner Eye on top of the green Outer Eye. Sew in place. Place 1 black button on top of the white circle and sew in place.
Sew assembled Eye to Hat.

Step 3

Mouth:
 
With black yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st with first sc to join. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Do this twice, and then sew pieces in place, referring to photo for placement. One of the “long tails” makes
the “smile.”

Step 4

Adapted from Crochet 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar, published by Accord Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. Designed by Angela Cruise of CUTEure Creations andn photographed by Tiny Heart Photography Tiny Heart Photography



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