Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Not Sponge Bob Square Pants Crochet Hat


It was a bit like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, but I tried.
Sponge Bob round pants hat.

Not Sponge Bob Square Pants Hat



To fit 2 to 4 yr old approx


AU 8 ply yarn (US Light worsted/DK) Less than 50 gm of main color (yellow)


Small amounts of contrasting colours


White, brown, blue, black and red


4.00 mm hook (US G)


US st abbreviation used


Stitches used hdc = yarn over hook, insert hook into st, pull yarn through st, (3 loops on hook) pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook. (htrb AU, UK)


Sc


Hdc foundation row , see video tutorial


Color changing , see video tutorial

Magic circle, see video tutorial

Medium tension used, I am neither a loose or tight crocheter.


Hat begins at crown


Begin.


Beginning ch 1 of every rnd is not counted as a st.


Working with yellow yarn:


Chain up 4, sl st to first ch to form a circle.


Row 1: ch 1, work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join in the 1st hdc (you will do this on every round)


Row 2: ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around sl st to join (24 hdc)


Row 3: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (32 hdc)


Row 4: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (40 hdc)


Row 5: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (48 hdc)


Row 6: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 5 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (56 hdc)


End Increases


Row 7: ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st around sl st to join (56 hdc)


Rows: 8 to 16: repeat row 7, in yellow


Rows: 17 and 18, repeat row 7 in white


Rows: 19 and 20 repeat row 7 in brown


Belt row (can be worked in brown and belt affect can be sewn on later)


Row: 21 *work 4 st’s in brown then 4 st’s in black* repeat from *to* to end


Row: 22 and 23 repeat row 7 in brown, finish off and sew in all ends



Making the features:


Eye’s made with 3 different sized circles: 
Using white: make 2


Make a magic circle and chain 1 (see tutorial for magic circle)


Row 1: work 6 sc into ring, sl st to first sc to join, ch 1 and tighten up magic circle (but not too tight do that when you have finished the circle)


Row 2: work 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc to join, ch 1 (12 sc)


Row 3: *work 1 sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to first sc to join, ch 1 (18 sc)


Row 4: *work 1 sc in next 2 sc, work 2 sc in next sc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to first sc to join, do not ch 1 (24 sc), fin off leaving a long tail for sewing eye’s onto hat


Using blue: make 2


Make a magic circle and chain 1 (see tutorial for magic circle)


Row 1: work 6 sc into ring, sl st to first sc to join, ch 1 and tighten up magic circle (but not too tight do that when you have finished the eye)


Row 2: work 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to first sc to join, do not ch 1 (12 sc) fin off leaving a long tail for sewing eye’s onto hat


Using black: make 2


Make a magic circle and chain 1 (see tutorial for magic circle)


Row 1: work 6 sc into ring, sl st to first sc to join, fin off leaving a long tail for sewing eye’s onto hat and tighten up magic circle


Making teeth use white: make 2


Work a 2 hdc foundation row, finish off leaving long tail for sewing


Making tie using red: make 1


Work a 3 hdc foundaton row, ch 3 work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, finish off leaving long tail for sewing


Making nose using yellow: make 1


Start and end with a long tail, work an 8 hdc foundation row fin off, fold nose in half sew one side up finish off, then sew the other side leaving a small opening that will lay flat when sewing onto hat (this will make the nose stand out ward instead of flat)


Putting the eyes together:



Firstly sew in loose ends of all pieces except for the long tail for sewing together and onto hat


Sew blue circle onto white circle in a central position



Sew black circle onto the blue circle in a central position



Sew eyes onto hat making sure they touch one another


Sew nose into the space between the eyes



Hand stitch mouth onto hat coming down from an eye and straight across to the same position on the other eye and go upward to the opposite position you began with (see pictures)



Attach teeth to under mouth, using the nose for a guide, place teeth either side of the nose, so that the nose is centred to the teeth


Place tie below and in between teeth (if you need to sew on belt, do the belt before the tie)



Sew 3 eye lashes above each eye

Sit back and admire your handy work.

You can use this pattern for all purposes, but please do not sell this pattern.

Below are the video tutorials you may need.

This video shows the hdc foundation row.


This video shows how to change colors on the same row (for the belt)


This video shows you how to do the hdc st


This video shows you how to do a magic circle


A big thank you to all of the video tutorial makers.

7 comments:

Molly said...

I love that cap and I must try it soon. You have a great blog and I have signed on to follow it, I can learn something if I follow you. When you get time come by and visit me, take care.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Thank you Molly, I'll be sure to come visit your blog too :)

Spirit said...

I just finished making the SpongeBob hat for someone who is using it as a holiday gift. Thank you very much.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Cheers Spirit :)

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway this hat can be made adult size?

cats-rockin-crochet said...

to make an adult hat, just use an adult sized hat pattern and use the same decorating method, good luck :)

Rose said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!! My nephew loves Spongebob and this is the perfect gift for him.