The adorable and classic frog hat has been updated and is now available FREE to everyone!!!
This darling hat was one of my first patterns. The cute little frog feet is what set this apart from most frog hats. I have made many of them over the years and each time, they simply turn out, adorable!
How about a twist?
Last week, I had a customer contact me about making a Cookie Monster Hat. I sat down to draw up the pattern and soon realized it was nearly identical to my frog hat! Yipee!!! I quickly used the same pattern with just a few minor changes and Ta Da!!
Do you see the similarity?
How did I do it?
First off, I followed the Child’s size Frog Hat Pattern exactly using blue yarn. Then I crocheted the eyes solid white and made a simple black round piece (with 7 hdc in the circle) and sewed them onto the eyes off balanced.
For the mouth I worked as follows (remember this is for the child sized hat):
Using black yarn and a Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
Foundation hdc 16 (tutorial for foundation hdc here)
R1: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st, turn (17)
R2: Ch 3, dc3tog, hdc in next 8 sts, dc3tog, dc in last st, turn (12)
R3: Ch 3, dc3tog, hdc in next 5 sts, dc3tog, dc in last st, turn (9)
R4: Ch 3, dc3tog, hdc in next 2 sts, dc3tog, dc in last st, turn (6)
R5: ch 1, sc across entire row and around entire mouth piece, sew onto front center of hat. Make sure when you reach the top corners of the mouth to embroider a small smile line, secure with a knot and weave in all ends.
For the Cookies I worked as follows:
Using medium brown yarn and a Crochet Hook I (5.5 mm)
R1: Ch 2, work 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in top of beg sc (7)
R2: Ch 2, hdc in first st, 2hdc in each st around, join (14)
R3: Ch 1, [2sc in next st, sc in next st], repeat  around, (21)
If this is your first piece, dark a darker color yarn and embroider small lined to represent Chocolate Chips.
Repeat R1-R3, lay your first piece on top of your current piece and slst through the sc from R3, working through both circle pieces. This just reinforces the cookies. Make 2 cookies and sew onto the hands (or frog feet). For the cookie next to the mouth, just make one side and sew onto the corner of the mouth, there is no need to have it stronger so do not make the back side of the cookie.
I hope you found this fun! I love seeing how others have taken a Sweet Potato 3 pattern and customized it in their own unique way. If you have done this, please share it with me, I love to be inspired!