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St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat for Your Squirrel Friend

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St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat by Squirrel PicnicHodge and Podge are wishing you a very happy and festive St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate they crocheted leprechaun hats for themselves. Don’t they look dapper?

Now with my free pattern, your squirrel friend can join the fun. As an added bonus, if you don’t have anything green to wear today, let your squirrel wear it for you and take them with you everywhere that you go. I bet they’d look really cute with just their head and giant green leprechaun hat poking out from the breast pocket of your shirt or peeking out from a pocket on your backpack or purse.

Share photos of your squirrel friend all decked out for St. Patty’s Day at squirrelpicnic(at)gmail(dot)com or on social media. We’d love to see them!

Interested in making the pot o’ gold? You’ll find that pattern here too.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat

Difficulty rating 1

Materials

Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in green (Caron Simply Soft in Kelly Green)
Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in black (Caron Simply Soft in Black)
Small amount of worsted-weight yarn in gold or yellow (Caron Simply Soft in Maize)
Yarn needle

Leprechaun Hat by Squirrel PicnicInstructions

With green, ch 2 or begin with a magic loop.

Starting at the flat top of the hat:

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or into magic loop and close).

Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea sc around, join with slst. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, * sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (18)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, * 2 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (30)

Moving on to the sides of the hat.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in BL only of ea sc around, join with slst.

Rnd 7:  Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with slst.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, * 3 sc, dec, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (24)

Rnd 9-10: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with slst. Do not break yarn.

Rnd 11: Ch 1 with black. Sc in ea sc around, join with slst.

Rnds 12-13: Ch 1, sc in ea sc around, join with slst. Break black yarn.

Leprechaun Hat by Squirrel PicnicTo create the brim.

Rnd 14: Ch 1 with green. Working in the FL only, * 3 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (30)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, * 4 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (36)

Rnd 16: Ch 1, * 5 sc, inc, rep from * 5 more times, join with slst. (42)

FO, weave in ends.

With yarn needle and gold-colored yarn, embroider buckle on the hat’s black band.

See a mistake or something I overlooked, please let me know in the comments or at squirrelpicnic{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks!

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8 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat for Your Squirrel Friend

  1. The hats are just wonderful and Hodge and Podge look so happy in them. 😀

    • Thanks, Sharon. They are happy — so happy, I don’t know if they will want to take them off at the end of the day. In fact, they have been wearing them since last Saturday. 🙂

  2. All your patterns are favorites of mine! I try to push like and my wordpress info needs to be redone! Thanks for all your amazing patterns plus your hodge podge cartoons!

  3. Great and funny idea! Love how Hodge and Podge look with their hats. Thank you for sharing the pattern!