Leprechaun Hat

Leprechaun hat that is a bowl filled with plastic coins. Bowl has shamrock and buckle.

Hello!

Have you ever wished that you could get your hands on that pesky little leprechaun’s gold at the end of a rainbow? I know I have…even as an adult! Ha! Imagine all the yarn it would buy…. *Sigh*

Okay, back to reality.

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This week, I wanted to share a pattern that I designed last year but never got a chance to release. So you may have seen it for sale on Etsy or you may not. I’ve held onto it for a whole year and now it is time for it to be free!

leprechaun hat with buckle and shamrock appliques. photo shows empty hat like a bowl.

The Leprechaun Hat is fun because it has a solid bottom! Basically, it’s a bowl and you can put whatever you want in it. I found plastic St. Patrick’s Day coinsΒ for the photos, however you could also try holiday candy. Have you seen those chocolate candies that are shaped like coins? Amazon sells them here.

Or you can also fit a 4″ diameter candle! (In a jar, please. We don’t want to burn down any buildings πŸ˜‰ ) I always buy the Yankee candles. I saw this one on Amazon and thought it sounded perfect for a Leprechaun; it’s called Lucky Shamrock! Have you ever smelled it? I haven’t yet, but I’ll certainly be on the look out for it the next time I go shopping for candles! One reviewer said it smelled like fresh-cut grass and clover. Sounds heavenly when you’re surrounded by snow…

leprechaun hat bowl that has a glass candle inside. hat has buckle and shamrock appliques

This pattern works up quickly and the only stitches you will need to know are the single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet (only for the shamrock). The shamrock would also make an excellent applique for your other crafty projects!

Here is a pin for your Pinterest board if you’d like to save this project for later…

leprechaun hat pin for pinterest

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here…

There’s also a pattern for a Snowman’s Hat that I designed last year! If you’d like to see it, click this link.

Good Luck!

Leprechaun Hat

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

6 ½” brim width
4” opening for bowl
3 ¼” height

Gauge:

16 stitches and 16 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Back Loops Only – Loops furthest from you.

leprechaun hat crochet pattern photo indicates the location of the back loops of a foundation chain - the loop furthest from you.

Bottom Loops – flip chain over, they are the loops underneath.

leprechaun hat crochet pattern photo shows bottom loop of a foundation chain

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain or beginning chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
tc – triple crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
BLO – back loops only

Notes:

  • You don’t turn your work throughout the entire hat pattern.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Hat Base

With Medium Thyme and H hook

FC: Ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch to form a loop.

Note: The magic circle would work instead of the FC if you prefer that method.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop. Sl st in the top of 1st sc made of round. (6 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (12 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round . (18 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (24 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (30 sc)

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (36 sc)

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (42 sc)

Round 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (48 sc)

Round 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (54 sc)

Round 10: Ch 1. Working in BLO, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (60 sc)

Note: You now have a ridge line for connecting the upper portion of the hat. Also, the increases will be different as we are rounding out the hard edges of the hexagon.

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Sc in last 5 sts, sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (66 sc)

Round 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (72 sc)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * 5 times. Sc in last 5 sts, Sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. (78 sc)

Round 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, *sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. Finish off. Weave in end. (84 sc)

flat bottom panel of the leprechaun hat showing raised ridge for working into.

Hat Band

With Black and H hook

Round 1: Attach yarn at any raised ridge from Round 10, inserting your hook from what would be the outside of the hat toward the inside. Ch 1. Sc in only the exposed loops all the way around. Sl st in top of the 1st sc made. (60 sc)

leprechaun hat three photos indicates where to begin working the upper portion of the hat.

Round 2 – Round 3: Ch 1, sc in every st around, sl st in top of 1st sc made of round.

Finish off.

With Medium Thyme and H hook

Round 4 – Round 12: Ch 1, sc in every st around, sl st in top of 1st sc made of round.

After Round 12, finish off and weave in the end.

Leprechaun Buckle

leprechaun hat buckle close up

With Cornmeal and F Hook

FC: Ch 21

Round 1: Working only in the bottom loops of your FC and starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 chs, 3 sc all in next ch (corner was made), sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in next ch (corner), sc in next 6 chs, 3 sc in next ch (corner), sc in next 2 chs, 3 sc in last ch (corner), sl st in top of 1st sc made of round. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Shamrock

leprechaun hat clover close up

With Tea Leaf and F hook

FC: Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch made to form a loop.

Round 1: (Ch 3, tc, hdc, tc, ch 3, sc) in loop 4 times, ch 6. Working in the bottom loops only and starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc. In the next ch, sc. Sl st in the next 3 chs. Then sl st in the last sc made of the last clover leaf. Finish off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Finishing

Using the tapestry needle and long tails, stitch the buckle to the front of the hat. Lay the buckle horizontally, where, through the center, all that can be seen is the black hat band. On the side of the hat along the hat band, stitch the clover on using a tapestry needle and your long tail.

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8 thoughts on “Leprechaun Hat

  1. This is so cute. At Christmas, I saw a snowman hat basket and went on eBay to see if cI ould buy one and the basket and shipping was way too expensive so I did not purchase it. Sigh. Now I see your leprechaun hat and think, wow, that would be a perfect pattern for a snowman hat, all I would need to do is change the colors from green to black with a red hat band and some Xmas greenery instead of the shamrock. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much. You are so clever!

    1. ericafedor

      Thank you so much, Mary! To be honest, I got the idea from a basket I saw at a friends house. It was shaped like a Snowman’s Hat. That crochet pattern does exist. I created it this past December. I just put a link to it in the Leprechaun Hat pattern so that other people would be able to find it too. I’m so glad that you like it and you are absolutely right about changing the Leprechaun Hat to a Snowman Hat. It’s just a color change and decorations! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your much cheaper Snowman Hat! πŸ™‚

      Erica

    1. ericafedor

      You’re welcome, Lisa! I’m so glad that you enjoyed making the hat and the idea of the coasters is brilliant! Thank you for sharing your idea!

      Erica

  2. Super cute! I’m always looking for little things to do or make for the holidays that aren’t Christmas or Easter…. Something easy, cute, and able to be stored easily! This little hat is adorable!

    1. ericafedor

      Thank you so much, Melissa! I’m so glad that you like it. I love making holiday items so there will be plenty more to choose from as time goes on. πŸ™‚

      Erica

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