Sunday, February 9, 2014

Crocheted Octopus Beanie Hat- Free Pattern

This cute hat is super easy and very quick to make.  I haven't tested all of the sizes so please let me know if you find any mistakes and I will do my best to correct them.



Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in black, white, and in color of your choice. (If you wish do the optional bow pick a second color of your choice)
H Hook
Stitch Markers (if desired)
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch

Notes: Don't fret too much over the tentacle placement. Important thing is that you end up with 8 tentacles and that they semi line up towards the front of the hat but aren't going to be in the face of the person wearing the hat. I find that placing a stitch marker in the stitches where the tentacles are going to be makes it a lot easier.  Also feel free to make the tentacles as long or as short as you like, just keep in mind that the tentacles will spiral and end up being about half the length of your chain.


Main Body of hat (in color of your choice)

0-3 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 12: SC in first st, ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st*. *Repeat* until you have 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 19 remaining stitches)

3-6 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Rounds 7-12: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc). Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 13: SC in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat., sc in next 4 st. * SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st (repeat until you have 7 tentacles ), sc in next 4 st, SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 21 remaining stitches)

6-12 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Rounds 8-13: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st. (56 DC) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 14: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 st. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 23 remaining stitches)

Toddler/Preschooler
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rounds 9- 14: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 15: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 sts. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts*. *Repeat* until you have 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 25 remaining stitches)

Child
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rouns 9: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Rounds 10- 15: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 16: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in next 5 sts. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in next 4 sts*. *Repeat until you have a total of 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 27 remaining stitches)

Adult
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 15 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc)
Rounds 11- 16: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 17: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 st. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in remaining sts around the front of the hat (should have 29 remaining stitches)

Eyes (make 2):
in black Ch 4, join to first st with slst to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 8 dc in center of ring. Join to top of first st with a sl st (8 dc). Switch to white
Round 2: Ch 2, in same st make 2 dc. Make 2 dc in each remaining st in round. Join to top of first st with a sl st. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew eyes onto hat. (16 dc)

When sewing on the eyes make sure you have them placed close enough together.  I think I may have sewn my eyes just a wee bit too far apart.

Smile/Smirk
Using black yarn and a tapestry embroider on the expression of your choice using the back stitch.

Bow (optional)
in color of your choice, Ch 16
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (14 hdc)
Rows 2- 10: Hdc in each st. Turn, Ch 2 (14 hdc). Fasten off
Take a long strand of yarn in the same color as the bow and wrap around the middle of the bow to draw it in. Wrap several times. Tie the ends in the back of the bow. Using the yarn needle weave the ends into the bow to hide then use these same ends to sew onto the hat. Sew the middle of the bow and bottom of the bow onto the hat. 

Please do not copy, post, and/or sell this pattern and claim it to be your own. You may sell finished items made from this pattern for profit but please give me credit for the pattern and include a link to my blog. 

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