This is a crochet pattern review of the Chicken Hat by Lucy Duke from Thymeline Design. Review done my Maggie from Crochet Happens for EyeLoveKnots.
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Hi! This is Maggie from Crochet Happens.
Last fall when my mom asked me for a hat with ear flaps to wear when she was tending to her chickens and that I could make it whatever color I wanted, I just knew I had to make her this hilarious and adorable crocheted chicken hat. I mean, who wouldn’t want one? I surprised her with it on Thanksgiving Day and she loved it. Since then, I have made several more for customers after sharing on social media.
What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Chicken Hat?
- Beak & Comb: Bulky Weight #5 Yarn – see Material Notes below
- Beak: Worsted Weight Yarn
- Beanie & Comb: M13/9mm Crochet Hook
- Beak: I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- 2 -1″ Buttons for the eyes.
- Darning Needle
- Chicken Hat, Paid Crochet Pattern from ThymelineDesign on Etsy
This crochet pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn, but I found that using 3 strands of worsted weight also works great. I chose to go with the worsted weight yarn so that I could mix colors and use up some scrap yarn I had. For my hat’s main color I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in the colors Linen, Ivory, and Toasted Almond. For the comb I chose to go with 2 strands of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Cranberry and one strand in Red. For the beak I ended up using Sungold.
How Long Does It Take to Crochet a Chicken Hat?
It took me about two and a half hours to complete my adult size Chicken Hat. This was the third chicken hat that I have completed so it may have taken me a little less time than the first one since I had a general idea of what I was doing.
10″ by 8.25″ for main part of the hat (not including ear flaps) when laying flat.
8 HDC = 2″ by 3 Rows = 2” with an M13/9mm hook.
This beanie pattern is worked in the round, top down, joining at the end of each round and uses the magic loop method. I always get a little worried that it is going to come undone, so I like to weave the end in around the circle, switching directions a couple times and pulling tight. If you need help doing a magic circle, this video from MJ Carlos does a great job explaining how to do it.
If you are anything like me and hate weaving in ends, then you might find this little tip to be helpful: when making the earflaps leave a LONG tail after fastening off that you can braid into the tassels. Anything that I can do to avoid extra ends to weave in is always a plus for me. On this last hat that I made, I forgot that I was combining thinner yarn and forgot to add some extra strands for the tassels, so they turned out a bit thinner than the first two. I think it still turned out cute though.