Knit a sweet and silly Frog Hat with this free knitting pattern!
Oh my gosh, you guys, I was cracking up taking the pictures for the Funny Frog Hat Knitting Pattern. It just so happened, that the day I took the pics happened to be the day Baby V discovered how much fun it is to stick your tongue out. All. Day. Long. Which is totally appropriate for a frog, right? It was cracking me up! Anyway, I’m trying to expand my baby hat collection and include some more that can work for both boys and girls. I am noticing that an increasing number of my friends are waiting to find out the gender of their baby until its born. We didn’t, but I can definitely understand wanting to wait. But then I need a wider variety of gender neutral baby gifts to make. So a frog hat is perfect! Works for a boy or a girl! Ribbit! Let me know if you make a froggy hat for your little tadpole, I love to see the projects you make! Enjoy!Looking for the pattern? Here's how it works: This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!
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Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the green yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.
Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.
Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 10: Knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 12: Knit all stitches
Round 13: k2tog repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
To make the eyes: the eyes are knit in three layers, green, white and black, and then stitched together and to the frog hat. Make two of each color.
Eyes – Green (make 2):
Using straight needles, cast on 10 stitches, leave a long tail to stitch the eye to the hat.
Rows 1 -4: knit all odd rows, purl all even rows.
Row 5: k2tog, k6, ssk
Row 6: purl all stitches
Row 7: k2tog, k4, ssk
Row 8: p2tog, p2, p2tog
Row 9: Bind off
Weave in top end only, leave long cast-on end to stitch the eye to the frog hat.
Eyes – White (make 2):
Using straight needles, cast on 9 stitches with white yarn, leave a long tail to stitch the white part of the eye to the green part.
Rows 1 -4: knit all odd rows, purl all even rows.
Row 5: k2tog, k5, ssk
Row 6: p2tog, p3, p2tog
Row 7: k2tog, k1, ssk
Row 8: Bind off, weave in top end on wrong (purl) side.
Eyes – Black (make 2):
Using straight needles, cast on 4 stitches with black yarn, leave a long tail to stitch the black part of the eye to the white part.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: purl all stitches
Row 3: k2tog, ssk
Row 4:Bind off, weave in top end on wrong (purl) side.
Attaching the Eyes:
First lay one black eye wrong right side up on top of the white eye. Use the long cast on tail from the black piece to stitch the black to the white. Repeat with the other eye.
Then lay one white +black eye wrong (purl) sides together with one green eye. Use the long cast on tail from the white piece to whipstitch the white to the green. Make sure you are only catching purl stitches on the back of the green piece (don’t stitch all the way through the green) so that your white stitching doesn’t show through on the back of the eye. Repeat with the other eye.
Finally, use the long cast on tail from the green eye piece to stitch the entire layered eye to the frog hat securely. Weave in all ends.
To knit the Tongue:
Using straight needles, cast on 8 stitches with pink yarn, leave a long tail to stitch the tongue to the hat.
Rows 1-7: knit all stitches
Row 8: k2tog, k4, k2tog
Row 9: k2tog, k2, k2tog
Row 10: Bind off, cut yarn and weave in that end.
Use the long cast on tail to stitch the tongue along the cast-on edge to the hat. Then thread your yarn needle with a length of black yarn and use that to stitch a slightly curved mouth.
And that’s it! Happy frogging, friends!
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