Crochet Squid Hat – Free Pattern

Hello everyone. I’ve got a rather unusual crochet squid hat pattern for you this week.

This had was inspired by and made for a fabulous steampunk friend of mine Dr Cornelius Porridge. Porridge is a regular face at steampunk events and is also a stand up comic. It was during his stand up act that Porridge first introduced his fans to the squid hat and his alter ego The Bishop of Squid (all hail!!)

A bearded man wearing a neon yellow crochet squid hat and a bright red soldiers coat

 

The original squid hat is material, but last year Porridge asked me to make a  crochet squid hat, and this is the finished article. I love the neon yellow colour, but it could easily be made in more squid like colours, for a more realistic crochet squid hat.

Crochet Squid Hat Pattern

The main body of the crochet squid hat and the rim have been made using a double strand of DK to give extra rigidity.

Unless stated use a 4mm hook.

All crochet terms are in the US style

Sc = single crochet
2sc = 2sc into the next stitch
2tog = crochet next 2 stitches together.

 

Main Hat

3.5mm hook, 2 strands of DK

1)  Ch 4, join into ring. Make 6 sc into ring.

2) 2sc in each stitch.

3) *Sc next stitch, 2sc into next stitch* 6 times.

4) sc into each stitch

5) *Sc in next 2 stitches , 2sc in next st* 6 times.

6-7) sc into each stitch

8)*Sc in next 3 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

9-10) sc into each stitch

11) *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch * 6 times.

12-13) sc into each stitch

(14) *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(15) *sc in next 6 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(16) *sc in next 7 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(17) *sc in next 8 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(18) *sc in next 9 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(19) *sc in next 10 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

(20) *sc in next 11 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

21-25) sc in each stitch.

26) *sc in next 12 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* 6 times.

27-31) sc in each stitch

Hat rim

4.5mm, 2 strands of DK

1) Ch 65, sc into first chain to make a loop, sc into next 64 chains.

2-15) sc into each stitch.

Tenticles – x8

1) chain 4, join in a loop, make 6sc into loop

2) *sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

3) sc into each stitch

4) *sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

5) sc into each stitch

6) *sc into next 4 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

7) sc into each stitch

8) *sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

9-58) sc into each stitch

Long tenticles x2

1) chain 4, join into a loop, 6sc into loop

2) *sc into next 2 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

3) *sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

4) *sc into next 4 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

5) *sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

6) *sc into next 6 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

7) *sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc* 2 times

8-12) sc into each stitch

13) *sc into next 7 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

14) *sc into next 6 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

15) *sc into next 5 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

16) *sc into next 4 stitches, 2tog* 2 times

17 – 78) sc into each stitch

Eyes

In white

1) Ch 5, 3hdc, hdc in next 2, 6hdc, hdc in next 2, 3hdc.

2) 2hdc in next 3, next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next 6, hdc in next 2, 2hdc in n3xt 3.

3-4) hdc into each stitch.

In black

1)Ch 5, 3dc, dc in next 2, 6hdc, dc in next 2, 3dc.

2) 2dc in next 3, next 2 dc, 2dc in next 6, dc in next 2, 2dc in next 3.

In white

1) ch4, join, 6dc in ring.

Wings

1) Ch 41, sc into each ch starting in the 2nd ch from hook.

2) 2tog, sc into next 38

3) 2tog, sc next 35 2tog (

4) 2tog, sc into next 35

5) 2tog, sc next 32, 2tog

6) 2tog, sc into next 32

7) 2tog, sc next 29, 2tog

8) 2tog, sc into next 29

9) 2tog, sc next 26, 2tog

10) 2tog, sc into next 26

11) 2tog, sc next 23 2tog

12) 2tog, sc into next 21, 2 tog

13) 2tog, sc next 20 2tog

Sew each wing along the sides of the main hat.

Crochet squid hat, close up of hat

The finished crochet squid hat is funky and will definitley keep you warm and make you stand out in a crowd.
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10 Comments

  1. sensationallearning

    October 14, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I absolutely love the look of this squid hat! I don’t know the first about crocheting, but the hat is fantastic! X
    #MixItUp

  2. Nikki Ranson

    October 9, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Omg that looks amazing, From ine crocheter to anither, I have got to try this!

  3. mummy here and there

    October 8, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Haha looks awesome on your friend, great design X #mixitup

  4. endardoo

    October 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    What a brave man to wear that hat!! !Lol #MixItUp

  5. RaisieBay

    October 8, 2018 at 10:56 am

    What creative genius, this really made me smile. I don’t think I’ll make one but I do know someone who has a love of squids! It would be brilliant for Splatoon fans too.

  6. Jo

    October 8, 2018 at 10:35 am

    This is just superb! I can barely do granny squares unfortunately #mixitup

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you xx

  7. Jo - Cup of Toast

    October 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I love this! What a fun idea 🙂 #MixItUp

  8. Nunnzi

    October 6, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    I’ll set my mum to work forthwith methinks 🙂 Thanks for the pattern, I’ve been wondering just how to get one of these hats and now I can!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      October 7, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Are you going to go for the neon yellow?

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