Crochet Baby Cow Hat

 

Look at this precious baby! My dear friend Francie is an amazing photographer and asked me to see if I could figure out how to make a baby cow hat for her newest grandbaby boy. 

I didn’t know if I could do it, but I think it turned out better than I could imagine! I made it as easy as possible using all single crochet. 

The key thing that I thought made the hat even cuter was using Red Heart Hygge yarn. It is so close to looking like cow fur. 

Here’s a tip about that cow tag that she used: she photoshopped the baby’s information onto the tag as a part of editing the photo instead of writing the information onto the tag. 

I thought that was so clever. 

Here’s a size chart if you want to make this on your own in a bigger size, the pattern is for a newborn, but if you make your starting band larger, you will estimate the placement of the black ovals. 

Essentially they are black ovals on either side of the hat, but maybe make the newborn size first to see what you’d need to do. (Video tutorial at the end of the post can help too.)

Stitches (US Terms)

Chain (CH)

Slip Stitch (SL ST)

Single Crochet (SC)

Double Crochet (DC)

Treble Crochet (TC)

Materials

1 skein (5 0z size) Red Heart Hygge in Ink

1 skein (5 oz size) Red Heart Hygge in Snow

Size K Hook 6.5 mm hook

tapestry needle

scissors

Pattern

With Black, chain 4. 

Row 1: Work SC in the second chain from the hook and each chain across the row. CH 1 and turn. (3)

Row 2: SC in the first stitch, back loop only SC in the second stitch, SC in the last stitch, CH 1 and turn. 

Repeat row 2 until your band measures approximately 12 inches. (approx 38-39 rows)

Join band into a circle by slip stitching the back loop of the final row, with the underside of the chain of the first row, tie off and cut black. 

Round 1: With white, pull up a loop in the join and SC in that same space. *Work 2 SC at the end of the next row, skip one row, 2 SC into the next row. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the first SC, ch 1 and turn.  (41 SC)

Round 2: Work 1 SC into each SC around, Join with a sl st to the first SC of the round, ch 1 and turn. 

(Prepare black yarn by making two separate balls about baseball size.)

Round 3: Work 1 SC into each of the next 7 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in black, (carry the white through the black and crochet over it.) drop black, SC into each of the next 10 sts in white, SC into each of the next 8 sts in black (using the other black ball of yarn.) Drop black, finish the round with white working SC in each remaining 8 stitches. Join with SL ST, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 4: Work 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 10 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 10 sts in black, 1 SC in each remaining 7 sts. Join with a SL ST, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 5: Work 1 SC into each of the next 5 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 12 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts, in white, 1 SC into each of the next 12 sts in black, 1 SC in each remaining 6 sts. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 6: Repeat Round 5. 

Round 7: Repeat Round 4. 

Round 8: Repeat Round 3.

Round 9: Work 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts in black, SC into each of the next 12 sts in white, SC into each of the next 6 sts in black, SC into each of the remaining 9 sts. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 10: Work 1 SC into each of the next 9 sts in white, SC into each of the next 4 sts in black. 1 SC into each of the next 14 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 4 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the remaining 10 sts. 

(Cut Black, we are done with it! Yahoo!)

Round 11: With white, *1 SC into each of the next 3 sts, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn.

Round 12: Work 1 SC into each st around, join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 13: *Work 1 SC into each of the next 2 sts, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 14: Repeat round 12. 

Round 15: *Work 1 SC into the next st, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 16: Repeat row 15 until the top of the hat is closed, tie off and use tapestry needle to fully close the top of the hat. Weave in the ends. 

Ears (make 2) 

With Black (Ink,) chain 10. 

Work 1 SL ST into the second chain from the hook, SC into the next ch, HDC into the next ch, DC into the next ch, TC into the next ch, DC into the next ch, SC into the next ch, SL ST into the final chain. 

Turn work to crochet on the underside of the chain. SC into the next sp, HDC into the next, DC into the next, TC into the next, DC into the next, HDC into the next, SC into the next, SL ST into the final sp. 

Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching the ear to the hat. Attach to the top middle stitch of the black spot on either side. 

Find a yellow tag from a  Tractor Supply Store. (or ask a rancher for an extra blank one.)

Now come and share your photos with us of your cute babies in a baby cow hat! We’d love to see! 

Use #daisyfarmcrafts on Instagram or come and join the Daisy Farm Crafters group on Facebook. We’d love to have you! 

XO, Tiffany

Video:

Yield: 1 newborn size hat

Crochet Baby Cow Hat

Crochet Baby Cow Hat

Materials

  • Red Heart Hygge yarn in Ink and Snow (5 oz skeins)
  • K 6.5mm hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle

Instructions

With Black, chain 4. 

Row 1: Work SC in the second chain from the hook and each chain across the row. CH 1 and turn. (3)

Row 2: SC in the first stitch, back loop only SC in the second stitch, SC in the last stitch, CH 1 and turn. 

Repeat row 2 until your band measures approximately 12 inches. (approx 38-39 rows)

Join band into a circle by slip stitching the back loop of the final row, with the underside of the chain of the first row, tie off and cut black. 

Round 1: With white, pull up a loop in the join and SC in that same space. *Work 2 SC at the end of the next row, skip one row, 2 SC into the next row. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch to the first SC, ch 1 and turn.  (41 SC)

Round 2: Work 1 SC into each SC around, Join with a sl st to the first SC of the round, ch 1 and turn. 

(Prepare black yarn by making two separate balls about baseball size.)

Round 3: Work 1 SC into each of the next 7 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in black, (carry the white through the black and crochet over it.) drop black, SC into each of the next 10 sts in white, SC into each of the next 8 sts in black (using the other black ball of yarn.) Drop black, finish the round with white working SC in each remaining 8 stitches. Join with SL ST, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 4: Work 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 10 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 10 sts in black, 1 SC in each remaining 7 sts. Join with a SL ST, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 5: Work 1 SC into each of the next 5 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 12 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts, in white, 1 SC into each of the next 12 sts in black, 1 SC in each remaining 6 sts. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 6: Repeat Round 5. 

Round 7: Repeat Round 4. 

Round 8: Repeat Round 3.

Round 9: Work 1 SC into each of the next 8 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 6 sts in black, SC into each of the next 12 sts in white, SC into each of the next 6 sts in black, SC into each of the remaining 9 sts. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 10: Work 1 SC into each of the next 9 sts in white, SC into each of the next 4 sts in black. 1 SC into each of the next 14 sts in white, 1 SC into each of the next 4 sts in black, 1 SC into each of the remaining 10 sts. 

(Cut Black, we are done with it! Yahoo!)

Round 11: With white, *1 SC into each of the next 3 sts, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn.

Round 12: Work 1 SC into each st around, join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 13: *Work 1 SC into each of the next 2 sts, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 14: Repeat round 12. 

Round 15: *Work 1 SC into the next st, SK 1 st, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 and turn. 

Round 16: Repeat row 15 until the top of the hat is closed, tie off and use tapestry needle to fully close the top of the hat. Weave in the ends. 

Ears (make 2) 

With Black (Ink,) chain 10. 

Work 1 SL ST into the second chain from the hook, SC into the next ch, HDC into the next ch, DC into the next ch, TC into the next ch, DC into the next ch, SC into the next ch, SL ST into the final chain. 

Turn work to crochet on the underside of the chain. SC into the next sp, HDC into the next, DC into the next, TC into the next, DC into the next, HDC into the next, SC into the next, SL ST into the final sp. 

Tie off leaving a long tail for attaching the ear to the hat. Attach to the top middle stitch of the black spot on either side. 

Find a yellow tag from a  Tractor Supply Store. (or ask a rancher for an extra blank one.)

Now come and share your photos with us of your cute babies in a baby cow hat! We'd love to see! 

Use #daisyfarmcrafts on Instagram or come and join the Daisy Farm Crafters group on Facebook. We'd love to have you! 

XO, Tiffany