Crochet Llama Hat!

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This project is relatively easy and looks 100% AWESOME. I mean, who doesn't like llamas? The hat also has ear flaps to keep your ears nice and cozy. I don't have much experience making my own patterns but seriously, how hard could it be (famous last words). This pattern is perfect for beginners and intermediates who simply want an AWESOME llama hat.

If you are a complete pro and don't want to waste your time looking at each step, the full pattern is attached below.

Step 1: Materials and Supplies

Yarn (weight 4 medium worsted)

  • White
  • Beige
  • Black

Other

  • Crochet hook size 4.5
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle (I know, sewing sucks...)

Making sure you know how to do a double crochet, single crochet, and magic ring...EASY!!!

DC - double crochet

SC - single crochet

Step 2: Starting the Hat

Use WHITE yarn

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)

Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)

Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 2 (55 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, join, chain 2 (60 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (65 DC)

Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (70 DC)

Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (75 DC)

Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (80 DC)

Round 11-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (80 DC)

Round 15: DC dec, DC in next 14, join, fasten off (75 DC)

Step 3: Ear Flaps

Try your hat on and mark where you want the back of the ear flaps to start (start from the back and work towards the front). Follow the pattern below...


Use WHITE yarn

Round 1: DC in next 13, chain 1, turn (13 DC)

Round 2: DC in next 11, DC dec, chain 1, turn (12 DC)

Round 3: DC in next 10, DC dec, chain 1, turn (11 DC)

Round 4: DC dec, DC in next 7, DC dec (9 DC)

Fasten off and weave the ends to bottom-center of the flap. Make sure the end is long enough to braid a tassel.

Step 4: Braiding the Tassel

Attach 6 more strands to the end of the ear flap and braid to your desired length. Tie a knot at the end to keep the braid from unraveling, then use a brush to fray the ends.

Step 5: Llama Muzzle

Use Beige yarn

Magic ring, 6 SC in magic ring

Round 2: 2 SC in each around, repeat around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in next 4 stitches, SC in next 8, repeat around (32)

Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (40)

Fasten off, but leave enough yarn to sew to hat

Using BLACK yarn, stitch the mouth onto the muzzle of your Llama. I went over it twice just to make it stand out.

Sew the muzzle (with mouth) onto the center of your hat. Make sure to stuff the muzzle with Polyester Fiber Fill (stuffing) before sewing it closed.

Step 6: Eyes

Without a doubt, the easiest part of this entire project...

Use BLACK yarn

Magic ring, 6 SC in magic ring

Round 2: 2 SC in each around, repeat around (12)

Fasten off, but leave enough yarn to sew to the llama's face...

Use WHITE yarn

Sew a white dot into the eye. This gives the llama a more comical, cartoonish appearance.

Make 2 eyes (unless you like 1-eyed llamas...)

Sew the eyes on either side of, but a little above, the muzzle of the llama.

Step 7: Ears

Round 1: ch 6, turn stitch (6)

Round 2-8: SC in next 6, turn stitch (6)

Round 9-10: SC in next 5, turn stitch (50

Round 11: SC in next 4 stitches, turn stitch (4)

Round 12: dec, SC 2 (3)

Round 13: SC in next 2 (2)

Fasten off, hide end

Use WHITE yarn and work single-crochets around the perimeter of the ear.

OPTIONAL: Make a back for the ear using WHITE yarn so it's not beige on both sides

Make 2 ears (unless you like 1-eared llamas...)

Sew both ears onto to the top of the llamas head.

Step 8: The AWESOME Hair

Pull two strands of BEIGE yarn under a stitch. Pull the four loose ends through the loop and tighten. Repeat this process multiple times between the ears further down the head. Trim to desired length, then use a brush to fray the ends.

Step 9: Wear Proudly!!

Wear your llama hat with pride!
If you liked this ‘ible, please give it a vote in the Warm and Fuzzy Contest and comment below!
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SparkyGiraffe

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    Arbormakes

    5 weeks ago

    I love this.
    I am crazy about llamas, but I have never seen one!

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    ArbormakesSparkyGiraffe

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    I would have, but the nearest llama farm is some 1000km away from where I live (India)

    That's why I am crazy!

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    dannesys

    Question 5 weeks ago on Introduction

    This is just great love it!
    I want to try but first need to check:- are you using US or UK crochet terms? As you know, there's a lot of confusion in the differences!

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    Mazes169

    5 weeks ago

    Wonderful pattern! Llamas!!! Will try, great gift idea!!

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    randofo

    6 weeks ago

    Nice hat! If I could crochet at all I would modify the colors and make a version of this that looked like a sheep... Long story... :)

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    dannesysSparkyGiraffe

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Might well do the same...! (another, different long story :-)

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    Mimikry

    6 weeks ago

    had to hit the vote button instantly!
    awwww the world is way to serious!
    could you add a picture with the hat been actually worn?

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    SparkyGiraffeMimikry

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thanks! Really appreciate it! And yes I have added a picture of it being worn, check step 9.

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    DianeA67

    Question 6 weeks ago

    I assume this is for an adult. Is there a child version?

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