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How To Crochet A Toy Detective Hat: Free Pattern!

Updated on October 31, 2016
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.

Cuddly Crochet: Adorable Toys, Hats, and More
Cuddly Crochet: Adorable Toys, Hats, and More

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© 2012 Jennifer Kessner

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

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

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

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

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      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!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      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.

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      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.

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      Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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      luvintkandtj 4 years ago from USA

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

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      Jennifer Kessner 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

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

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