November 10, 2011

Frog Beanie with Earflaps

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By JC Designs
Frog Beanie being model of by one of my son's stuff animal. :)
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
newborn - 18 months old

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size 5.5mm
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Green (50g), Dark Green, White
*Felt: Black
*Stitch Markers
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread

PATTERN NOTES
  Their's no need to chain when going to the next round.
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round or row indicate the total number of stitches for that round or row.

SHAPING THE BEANIE
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3sc, 2sc in next sc around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4sc, 2sc in next sc around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 5sc, 2sc in next sc around (42)
  Rnd 8: sc in next 6sc, 2sc in next sc around (48)
  Rnd 9: sc in next 7sc, 2sc in next sc around (54)
Sizes 6-12 months:
  Rnd 10:  sc in next 8sc, 2sc in next sc around (60)
  Rnd 11: sc in next 9sc, 2sc in next sc around (66)
Sizes 12-18 months:
   Rnd 12: sc in next 10sc, 2sc in next sc around (72)
   Rnd 13: sc in next 11sc, 2sc in next sc around (78)
All Sizes:
  Rnd 12-22 (14-24): sc in each sc around (66 or 78)
Place marker at 21 & 49 sc (24 & 55). F/O and weave in ends.

SHAPE EARFLAPS
  Row 1: Join the yarn at first marker with sl st, ch1, sc in next 11sc, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 2: dec over next 2sc, sc in next 8sc, dec over next 2sc, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 3: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: dec over next 2sc, sc in next 6sc, dec over next 2sc, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 6: dec over next 2sc, sc in next 4sc, dec over next 2sc, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 7: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 8: dec over next 2sc, sc in next 2sc, dec over next 2sc, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 9: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 10: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 11: dec over next 2sc twice (2)
F/O and weave in ends.
Join yarn at the second marker with sl st. Repeat above for the second earflap.

CONTRAST EDGING
Join CC at any st along the edge with sl st. Sc around the entire edge including the earflaps. F/O and weave in ends.

EYES: light green (make 2)
  Rnd 1: 8sc in Magic Ring (8)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (16)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (24)
  Rnd 4: sl st around (24)
F/O and weave in ends.

White part of the eye: (make 2)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc around (18)
F/O and weave in ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.


ASSEMBLY
  I highly recommend pinning all the pieces together before sewing anything to make sure you have all the pieces done right and that you get them in the positions you like best before sewing. It seems like alot of extra work, but this will save you ALOT of hassle.
  Sew the white part of the eye to the green one. Black circle is cut out of felt and its glue on or sewn in place. Place the eyes on top of the beanie. Space them 3" apart from each other.
- Janet Carrillo

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "JC Designs" (November 2011). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items may from this pattern.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

cute ! thanks so much for sharing your pattern !

Janet said...

Your welcome. :)

Anonymous said...

Way Cute, I'm looking forward to trying it>

Janet said...

Thanks. Hope you enjoy making it. :)

Anonymous said...

I am a beginner and I don't understand this pattern. I started to make it and then I realized that at the beginning of each round you do not specify whether to ch 1 or 2, so when finishing the round to join I noticed a seam because the only place to join is in the beginning stitch of that round. Is that the way yours came out as well or should I have known to chain at the beginning?

Anonymous said...

i would like to make this for a teenager who loves frogs what size crochet needle would u recomend using thank you rose

Janet said...

-When crocheting the beanie you do not need to chain at all. This is done by going round and round. You'll just need to put a stitch marker in the beginning of each round to know where you started.

- For chocheting this beanie for a teenager... Use the hook indicated in the pattern but just add more increase rounds until it fits her well.

PumpkinNut said...

Janet your patterns are easy to follow and I love how this fits my lil girl just right. I made the hat in brown and added teddy ears instead, but your pattern for the hat is the best I've seen so far. Thank you a million for your great pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am also a beginner and I can't seem to get the same amount of stiches you have at the end of each row and I can't figure out why... perhaps you can clarify.. for example, in row 3, do you sc in the first sc, the put 2 sc's in the next one... and the do sc the rest of the way around (that makes 14) or do you do a pattern of 1 sc 2sc all the way around... whcih also doesn't seem right. Sorry for the confusion!

Janet said...

@ PumpkinNut - I'm glad you like the pattern and that it was a perfect fit for your little girl. :)

@ Anonymous - When a pattern saids all around means to do the same thing until you reach the end of that round. So in row 3 your suppose to do; sc, 2sc in one st, sc, 2sc in one st, sc, 2sc in one st, etc until you reach the end. If done right you should have 18sts. Hope this clarifies your confusion. :)

Michelle said...

Hi Janet! Thanks for your pattern, it's adorable and fit perfectly for my 12mth old niece! I was just wondering, if I wanted to make this for an average-sized adult head :P, how many more rows would I need?

Janet said...

@ Michelle, I haven't made an adult size yet so what I would do is make those extra rounds and place it in their head and see if its too big or small.
That's how I do it when making beanies. :)

Grace said...

I really like this pattern but I've never made a hat before. Only Afghans. I'm having a lot of trouble starting it. I know how to make he magic ring and everything but I can't seem to get it right. Please help?- Thanks!

Janet said...

@ Grace, since I cant see your work. I will say the same I tell my sister just practice and eventually you'll would learn.
I learn from watching videos youtube. Search crochet earflap beanie and watch how they make it and trust me you'll learn.

Anonymous said...

so I was making this hat for my new nephew and it came out amazing, very cute Pattern btw :) but the only problem I'm having now is the eyes. I got stuck on the last row for the green part. wasn't sure what "slip stitch around around" meant. could you explain that for me? Would be a big help! thanks

Janet said...

Thanks. I'm sorry I wrote down "around" twice. For that round your just suppose to slip stitch around

VWaters said...

Hi Janet! Just wanted to say thank you so much for this great beanie pattern, it is definitely the best one I have seen and you made the instructions so easy to follow! I have one question, I am making the two larger sizes and don't know in which stitches to start the earflaps, could you give me an idea? Thanks again!

Janet said...

@ VWaters, this is how I figure out how to place the earflaps I place the beanie on the baby's head and kinda place the stitch markers where they would look best.

Vicki said...

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful work. Can't wait to make this very cute hats. Thanks again.. You're awesome.
Vicki

Janet said...

@Vicki, thank you. Glad you like my creations. Hope you have fun making them. :)

Anonymous said...

How do you make this hat for a newborn or 3-6months, I get confused after round 9

Janet said...

For a 3-6 month old stop on round 9 and then continue where it says all sizes.

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