DIY Unicorn Hat

A Crochet Pattern by: Christina Ryan

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Pattern Inspiration

Fall is on the way, and I knew I wanted to design something for fall! Most of my designs have been amigurumi. I want to widen what patterns I design. I thought of a unicorn hat because I already have designed a few unicorn patterns. Plus, my daughter is a perfect model for the hat.

Bella named this hat after her piano teacher Mrs. Tina Lujan! She is a dear friend to me as well! She is full of enthusiasm, joy, energy, and love. I think it fits the name perfectly!

About the Hat Design

I got the opportunity to collaborate with We Crochet! I enjoy working with them. In fact, they sponsored this yarn I used to design the hat with! I want to thank We Crochet for sponsoring my yarn for this hat design!

This hat comes in 7 different sizes ranging from Infant to Adult Small. The child size will be available forever on my blog. The PDF Upgrade includes all 7 sizes and photo tutorials.

I used Brava Worsted yarn sponsored by We Crochet! I love how the yarn works up. It is easy to crochet with. It is also very soft. The only thing I wished would be better is a center pull more easily.

Materials:

0-3 Months

80 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Sparkle 

35 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia 

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial

3-6 Months

100 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Sparkle 

35 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary 

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial

6-12 Months

140 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Sparkle

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

25 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial 

12-24 Months

150 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Speckle

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary 

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial

Toddler

175 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Speckle

60 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia 

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial

Child

200 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Speckle

70 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia 

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange

40 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial

Adult Small

250 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Cake Pop Speckle

80 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Rouge

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Marina

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Canary 

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Freesia 

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Orange 

50 yards, Worsted Size 4, Brava 100 grams, 218 yards in Celestial 

Other Materials Needed

HOOK:  I/9 5.5 mm; G/6 4.0 mm 

A small amount of Polyfil

Yarn needle to weave in ends

Stitch markers

Scissors

Experience Level: Easy

Gauge:

13.5 stitches x 10 rows = 4” x 4” square blocked.

Pattern used for gauge:  HDC

Sizes:  

SizeHead CircumferenceHat CircumferenceCrown Circle DiameterHat Height (Top of crown to bottom of ear)
0-3 Months13-14 inches12-13.5 inches3.5-4.75 inches4.5-6 inches
3-6 Months15 inches14-14.5 inches5 inches6-6.25 inches
6-12 Months16-16.5 inches15-15.5 inches5.25-5.5 inches6.25-6.5 inches
12-24 Months17-18 inches16-17 inches5.5-5.75 inches6.75-7.25 inches
Toddler18-19 inches17-18 inches6-6.25 inches7.25-7.5 inches
Child19-20 inches18-19 inches6.5-6.5 inches7.75-8 inches
Adult Small20-21 inches19-20 inches 6.5-6.75 inches8-8.5 inches

Pattern Key:

SC – Single Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet 

Ch – chain

Sl st – slip stitch

FO – Finish off

St(s) – stitch/stitches

Rnd(s) – Round/rounds

MC – Magic Circle

Shell St – 5 DC in the same stitch

Sk st – skip stitch

Color A – Cake Pop Speckle 

Color B – Rouge

Color C – Marina 

Color D – Canary 

Color E – Freesia 

Color F – Orange 

Color G – Celestial 

Special Stitches:

Shell Stitch – 5 DC in the same stitch.

Notes:

  • Read through the entire pattern first.
  • The horn and ears are worked in continuous rounds.  Do not join while making the horn.  Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is.  
  • Hat is worked in joined rounds.
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; number of SC in the 2nd chain from the hook.
  • Repeat stitches between * and *.
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Pattern Instructions:

Child Hat:

Using I hook and Color A, ch 4; join to the first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1:  Ch 1; 12 HDC inside the ring; sl st to the first st to join.  (12 sts)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1; 2 HDC in each st around; sl st to the first st to join.  (24 sts)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1; HDC in the same st; 2 HDC in the next st; *HDC in the next st; 2 HDC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st to join.  (36 sts)

Rnd 4:  Ch 1; HDC in the same st; HDC in the next st; 2 HDC in the next st; *HDC in the next 2 sts; 2 HDC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st to join.  (48 sts)

Rnd 5:  Ch 1; HDC in the same st; HDC in the next 2 sts; 2 HDC in the next st; *HDC in the next 3 sts; 2 HDC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st to join.  (60 sts)  

Rnd 6:  Ch 1; HDC in the same st; HDC in the next 3 sts; 2 HDC in the next st; *HDC in the next 4 sts; 2 HDC in the next st.*  Repeat around; sl st to the first st to join.  (72 sts)

Rnds 7-17:  Ch 1; HDC in the same st and  in each st around.  FO Color A, and join Color B in the last stitch of Rnd 17; sl st to the first stitch to join.  (72 sts)  (11 rounds total)

Rnd 18:  Ch 1; SC in the same st and in every stitch around; sl st to the first st to join.  (72 sts)

Rnd 19:  Ch 1; SC in the same st; *sk st; Shell in the next st; sk st; SC in the next st.*  Repeat around until the last 3 sts; sk st; Shell in the next st; sk st; sl st to the first st to join.  

FO and weave in the ends.  (18 Shells)

Horn:

Rnd 1:  Using G Hook and Color C, create MC; 4 SC in MC.  (4 sts)

Rnd 2:  SC in each st around.  (4 sts)

Rnd 3:  *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (6 sts)

Rnd 4:  SC in each st around.  (6 sts)

Rnd 5:  *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (8 sts)

Rnd 6:  SC in each st around.  (8 sts)

Rnd 7:  *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (10 sts)

Rnd 8:  SC in each st around.  (10 sts)

Rnd 9:  *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 10:  SC in each st around.  (12 sts)

Rnd 11:  *SC in the next 5 sts; 2 SC in the next st.*  Repeat around.  (14 sts)

Rnd 12:  SC in each st around.  (14 sts)

FO with 6” tail to sew to hat.  Stuff slightly.

Ears: Make 2

Rnd 1:  Using G Hook and Color A, create a MC; 5 SC in MC.  (5 sts)

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (10 sts)

Rnds 3-10:  SC in each st around.  (10 sts)  (8 rounds total)

FO with 6” tail.  Fold flat and sew ends closed.

Mane:

 Using G hook, ch 50; 3hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and in each of the remaining chains.  FO with a 6” tail to sew to hat.

Make a total of 4 – 1 in each of the following colors:  Canary, Freesia, Orange, and Celestial.

Assembly:

Sew the horn on the center of the top of the hat.  Sew the ears on either side of the horn.  Sew each mane 2 on each side between ears and horn.

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Thank you to my Testers

Here is a 0-3 months size from Debra Gibson. She did several sizes for me. You can check out all of her photos on Ravelry under projects! Love these pastel colors!

Here is the Adult Small size from Debra! Please go check out all of her photos under projects on Ravelry!

Here is a child size from Reecha Nagpal! I love these colors! My testers do amazing work! I love working with each of them!

One more tester also made unicorn hats in several sizes. Her ravelry name is Crazywolf! You can see all of her photos under projects!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Happy Crocheting!

Christina

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