Link's Awakening: Crocheted Link's Hat

I watch people play the newest Legend of Zelda game, Link's Awakening, and I was interested in creating a project to accompany the game. I thought Link's hat would be the best prop to represent this franchise, as it is an instantly recognizable feature of the character. Because I enjoy crocheting, I thought this would be the best way to create this iconic hat.

This pattern can be adjusted to fit children, men, and women. It can also be used to dress up family pets. This hat works well for costumes and cosplay. It can be modified easily to be a witch's hat or elf hat if needed. Also the colors that I use can be changed if one desires for different colored hat and ears.

Beginning crocheters will want to start at Step 1 and move through sequentially. Intermediate and expert crocheters may want to skip through to later steps. I wanted to make a crochet pattern that was accessible for everyone.

Key abbreviations: sc- Single Crochet, dc- Double Crochet, inc- Increase

Supplies:

One skein of green worsted size 4 yarn.

One skein of beige worsted size 4 yarn.

One 4.25mm crochet hook.

Scissors

Either stitch markers or a scrap piece of an off-color yarn.

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Step 1: Start of Hat: Magic Circle

First place tail of yarn between thumb and ring finger. Next wrap the yarn around the top of the index finger behind both the index and middle.

Step 2:

Wrap the yarn around the index and middle finger, making an X on the inside of the fingers. Pinch yarn between thumb and ring finger.

Step 3:

Place crochet hook under first loop and grab second loop. Then twist hook and pull yarn out from under front loop. Gently pull ring off fingers and hold the loop on the hook.

Step 4:

Wrap yarn over the hook and then pull through the loop on the hook.

Step 5:

Place hook into the front of the circle and then wrap yarn over the hook.

Step 6:

Pull the yarn through the front of the circle with the hook. Now there are two loops on the hook. Place yarn over hook to now have three loops onto the hook.

Step 7:

Pull the top loop closes to hook through the middle and bottom loop with the hook. Now there should only be one loop on the hook.

Step 8:

Repeat steps 5-7 for three more single crochets into the ring.

Step 9:

Once there are four stitches on the ring, grab the tail while holding the loop on the hook and pull gently. This will close the ring and now you have a magic circle. This circle will be used for the hat and the ears.

Step 10: Row 1 of Hat

Create the magic circle.

Step 11: Row 2

Increase in the 4 stitches of the magic circle for a total of 8 stitches.

To increase (inc), single crochet (sc) into the same stitch twice.

Step 12: Row 3-5

sc in the round with each row being 8 stitches total.

Step 13: Row 6

*sc, inc* in the round for a total of 12 stitches. * means you will repeat this sequence of stitches in the round.

Step 14: Row 7-9

sc in the round for a total of 12 stitches in each row.

Step 15: Row 10

*sc, sc, inc* in the round for a total of 16 stitches.

Step 16: Row 11-13

sc in the round for a total of 16 stitches in each row.

Step 17: Row 14

*sc, sc, sc, inc* in the round for a total of 20 stitches.

Step 18: Row 15-17

sc in the round for a total of 20 stitches in each row.

Step 19: Row 18

*sc, sc, sc, sc, inc* in the round for a total of 24 stitches.

Step 20: Row 19-22

sc in the round for a total of 24 stitches in each row.

Step 21: Row 23

*sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, inc* in the round for a total of 28 stitches.

Step 22: Row 24-30

sc in the round for a total of 28 stitches in each row.

Step 23: Row 31

*sc in the next 6 stitches then inc in the 7th* in the round for a total of 32 stitches.

Step 24: Row 32

sc in the round for a total of 32 stitches.

Step 25: Row 33

*sc in the next 7 stitches then inc in the 8th* in the round for a total of 36 stitches.

Step 26: Row 34-35

sc in the round for a total of 36 stitches in each row.

Step 27: Row 36

*sc in the next 8 stitches then inc in the 9th* in the round for a total of 40 stitches.

Step 28: Row 37-38

sc in the round for a total of 40 stitches in each row.

Step 29: Row 39

*sc in the 9 stitches then inc in the 10th* in the round for a total of 44 stitches.

Step 30: Row 40

* sc in the next 10 stitches then inc in the 11th* in the round for a total of 48 stitches.

Step 31: Row 41

sc in the round for a total of 48 stitches in total.

Step 32: Row 42

*sc in the next 11 stitches then inc in the 12th* in the round for a total of a total of 52 stitches.

Step 33: Row 43

sc in the round for a total of 52 stitches in total.

Step 34: Row 44

*sc in the next 12 stitches then inc in the 13th* in the round for a total of 56 stitches.

Step 35: Row 45

sc in the round for a total of 56 stitches.

Step 36: Row 46

*sc in the next 13 stitches then inc in the 14th* in the round for a total of 60 stitches.

Step 37: Row 47

sc in the round for a total of 60 stitches.

Step 38: Row 48

*sc in the next 14 stitches then inc in the 15th* in the round for a total of 64 stitches.

Step 39: Row 49

sc in the round for a total of 64 stitches.

Step 40: Row 50

*sc in the next 15 stitches then inc in the 16th* in the round for a total of 68 stitches.

Step 41: Row 51-54

sc in the round for a total of 68 stitches in each row.

Step 42: To Fasten Off a Crocheted Project

Cut the yarn at about 3 inches long, then place yarn over hook and pull through the loop. Tighten the knot and crochet the tail into the hem of the hat.

Step 43: Ears (make 2): First Magic Circle

Create a magic circle with the beige yarn. However, you will be double crocheting the ears and the starting circle.

Create the circle the same way as the hat the place yarn over hook to make two loops. Then place hook into the circle and yarn over the hook again.

Pull hook through the circle and you should have three loops on your hook.

Yarn over and pull the yarn through two loops. You should have two loops left on your hook.

Yarn over and pull through last two loops.

Repeat these steps three more times for the magic circle. Then close the circle.

Step 44: Row 1

Magic circle by double crocheting (dc).

Step 45: Row 2

dc inc in each of the 4 stitches of the magic circle for a total of 8 stitches.

Step 46: Row 3-5

dc in the round for a total of 8 stitches in each row.

Step 47: Row 6

*dc, inc* in the round for a total of 12 stitches.

Step 48: Row 7

dc in the round for a total of 12 stitches in the row.

Step 49: Row 8

*dc, dc, inc* in the round for a total of 16 stitches.

Step 50: Row 9

dc in the round for a total of 16 stitches. Fasten off and leave a long tail. Make two ears.

Step 51: Assemble the Hat With Ears

Use the long tail left from the ears to sew them onto the hat. Make sure that they are even on either side of the hat.

Step 52: Show Off Your New Link Hat!

Now you have a hat that anyone can wear. Perfect for costumes and cosplay alike.

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    audreyobscura

    23 days ago

    This came out so good! Thank you for sharing your pattern!