5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Unicorn Hat with Flowers

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Crocheted Unicorn Hat with Flowers


My middle daughter loves unicorns, she has for quite a while and I have done a few projects in the past that are unicorn themed for her. For Halloween she decided that she wanted to be a unicorn. I wanted to make her costume. I have seen hats and headbands and I decided that I wanted to go the hat route because I thought with a hat she would be able to use it throughout the rest of the winter as a winter hat, where a headband would would be good for Halloween but that is about it.



The unicorn horn surrounded by flowers seem to be pretty popular right now so I decided to base my design off of that rather than the traditional mane. I made a basic white earflap hat, then added a horn, ears and flowers. Eyes are embroidered on and I added braids to the earflaps.


We just picked up a white t-shirt for her to wear and I planned on white leggings as well but I couldn't find any, I found some gold leggings that I thought would work and Lucy loved them. It made a really quick and inexpensive costume that she loved and all of the pieces can be be used again after Halloween. 


Unicorn Hat with Flowers

Child Size

You will need:

  • white worsted weight yarn (All Things You Worsted in White)
  • light worsted or dk weight yarn in yellow, pink, purple, green, and blue (Darice Silky Soft in yellow, baby pink, orchid, green, and baby blue)
  • H crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • black embroidery floss or yarn
  • small amount of fiberfill


Instructions:

This hat is a child size, it fits my 5 year old.

Hat

With white yarn begin with a magic ring, beginning ch 2 does not count as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 10 dc, sl st to first dc (10 dc)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc (20 dc)
Round 3: ch 2, [2 dc in each stitch, 1 dc in next] repeat around, sl st to first dc (30 dc)
Round 4: ch 2, [2 dc in each stitch, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, sl st to first dc (40 dc)
Round 5: ch 2, [2 dc in each stitch, 1 dc in next 3] repeat around, sl st to first dc (50 dc)
Round 6: ch 2, [2 dc in each stitch, 1 dc in next 4] repeat around, sl st to first dc (60 dc)
Round 7-13: ch 2, dc in each stitch, sl st to first dc (60 dc)
continue with first earflap

Earflap 

Row 1: ch 2, hdc in 12 stitches (12 hdc)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog (10 hdc)
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in each stitch (10 hdc)
Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog (8 hdc)
Row 5: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog (6 hdc)
Row 6: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog (4 hdc)
Row 7: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog twice (2 hdc)
finish off, cut yarn

skip 22 stitches across the front of the hat

make second earflap the same as the first, do not cut yarn at the end

sc around the bottom of the hat, around the earflaps and the front and back of the hat

Horn

make 1 with yellow yarn, begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)
Round 2: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat (6 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in each stitch (6 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2] repeat (8 sc)
Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch (8 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3] repeat (10 sc)
Round 7: 1 sc in each stitch (10 sc)
Round 8: 1 sc in each stitch (10 sc)
Round 9: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4] repeat (12 sc)
Round 10: 1 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 11: 1 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 12: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)
Round 13: 1 sc in each stitch (14 sc)
Round 14: 1 sc in each stitch (14 sc)
Round 15: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6] repeat (16 sc)
Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch (16 sc)
Round 17: 1 sc in each stitch (16 sc)
Round 18: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 7] repeat (18 sc)
Round 19: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 20: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 21: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)
Round 22: 1 sc in each stitch (18 sc)

finish off, cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

stuff lightly


Ears

make 2 with white yarn and 2 with pink yarn

ch 2 does not cound as a stitch

ch 10
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch to the end (8 hdc)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog (6 hdc)
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc in each stitch to the end (6 hdc)
Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog (4 hdc)
Row 5: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog twice (2 hdc)
Row 6: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog (1 hdc)

finish off, cut yarn

place a pink triangle on top of a white triangle and with white yarn sc around the outside through both layers


Flowers

make 3 flowers, 1 pink, 1, purple, 1 blue

ch 30
Row 1: sc in second ch from the hook, [ch 1, skip 1, sc in next] repeat to the end
Row 2: ch 1, turn, [sc in first stitch, hdc in next stitch, 3 dc in next stitch, hdc in next] repeat to the end, sc in any extra stitches

roll the flower starting with the side that was the beginning of row 2, stitch in place, leave long tail for sewing

Leaves

make 4-5 leaves with green yarn

ch 8
sl st in first ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 2, hdc, in next, sc in next, sl st in last stitch, turn leaf to work back down the other side the same way, sl st in first stitch, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 2, hdc, in next, sc in next, sl st in last stitch, finish off leaving long end for sewing


Assembly 

Sew the horn to the top middle of the hat just a little in front of the center, sew 1 ear on each side pink side forward, sew the flowers and leaves in place around the horn

Braids

cut 6- 3 feet long lengths of each pink, purple, and blue yarn

separate so that you have 3 of each color, fold one group in half and pull the loop through the end of the earflap, and pull the other end through to attach, separate into 3 groups of 6 strands and braid until you reach the desired length, knot the end and trim, repeat on the other side

Eyes

Using black yarn or embroidery floss stitch eyes below the flowers, a semicircle with 3 eyelashes on outside edge




4 comments :

  1. Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

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