Crocheted Angry Bird Hat
Kids take delight in silly things and this crocheted Angry Bird hat was one that my grandson picked. The colors make this hat delightful. You can’t help but smile at the antics of an Angry Bird, even if you have not played the game.
There were no patterns available for the crocheted Angry Bird hats that I liked the best on Pinterest. This first one can be found for sale on esty at this link for as long as it’s available…but most of us are looking for patterns to make one. I just wanted to give credit to the pin.
I took my idea from two pins on Pinterest, along with google images of the actual Angry Bird. This was the other pin, but there is no link to where it came from. It only opens the picture.
I liked the beak better on this one, as well as buttons for the eyes. I used an H hook and made a basic earflap hat like this one over at Craft Chic. She has patterns for all sizes of hat.
Using an H hook I improvised the facial parts. The whites of the eyes are just circles. I did 4 rows of SC, but you can do HDC and just go the rounds to the size that looks good to you. I really liked the black buttons for the other part of the eye, and I liked the placement up by the eyebrows so he looked angry and not cross-eyed. You could also crochet small black rounds if preferred.
For the eyebrows chain the length you want them to go and then add a few rows of SC or HDC to the desired thickness (width).
The beak parts aren’t difficult at all. I chained the width I wanted then SC and decreased til it was a triangle.
For the feather tufts work something like the following (also with H hook):
Magic ring, chain 2, 6 HDC in a magic ring, slip stitch to top of chain 2. Keep crocheting in the same direction on all rows.
Two HDC in each chain around (12), slip stitch and chain 2.
HDC approximately 5 rows. This makes the smaller tuft.
For larger tuft:
Magic ring, chain 2, 6 HDC in a magic ring, slip stitch to top of chain 2.
Two HDC in each chain around (12), slip stitch and chain 2
One HDC in next stitch, 1, HDC in next stitch, 2 HDC around (because you want this tuft to be a little fatter), slip stitch and chain 2.
HDC for about 5 or 6 rows.
Stuff a little batting in if you want a full tuft. I did not use batting in mine.
Sew onto top of hat.
I liked the black for the SC trim around the bottom and earflaps. And I liked the black, red and white for the braids. Here is a tutorial by Classy Crochet for making and attaching braids if you need it. I love the look of the 3 colors in a thick braid.
My grandson was being silly and pulled the hat way down so it looks pretty long. I did about 23 rows of HDC. You might want to shorten that, depending on the size of the child. My grandson is 8, but he’s also small for his age.