Crocheted Doc McStuffins Hat
This adorable crocheted Doc McStuffins hat absolutely delighted my granddaughter. When I went to her house I had it folded in half thinking she wouldn’t see it til I gave it to her. But I saw her look back at it and say ‘Doc McStuffins’! She loves Doc McStuffins!
There are several crocheted Doc McStuffins hat pins on Pinterest, and you might find a free or paid pattern for one you like. However, the one I liked best was just a picture. This originates from Yadira’s Creations Facebook page, but there is no pattern.
So I did what I do on most the hats I make, I improvised. It was super easy!
Using an H hook and a DC stitch, crochet a beanie hat using guidelines like these by Ashlea at Hook Heart Home. My hat was made for a 3 year old. I did 7 rows in a dark brown yarn, then 2 rows of purple for the headband. Five rows of brown and a SC around the bottom to finish the hat.
Using an H hook and white yarn I did 10 DC in a magic circle. This YouTube tutorial will walk you through it if you have never done a magic circle. Slip stitch your DC together to make a circle. Cut the yarn off long enough to sew the flower to the hat.
For the petals I attached pink yarn into a stitch of the white circle and chained 2. In the same stitch work 1 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC, then SC in next stitch. Then work 2 HDC, 3 DC, 2 HDC in the same stitch, then SC in next stitch. Repeat this to make 5 petals. Slip stitch into same stitch you started in, cut yarn. Work in ends. Sew onto side of band using white yarn so the petals stand out.
Using a length of brown yarn, wrap it around the bottom rows underneath the flower to make the hair part. I used a yarn needle so I could knot it and secure it well on the inside of the hat.
Cut some lengths of brown yarn long enough to be double the length of the braid you want and in the thickness you want. If you need a tutorial there is a good one at Classy Crochet. I used a long brown pipe cleaner for each braid. I folded it over through the stitch at the side of the hat where I would attach the braids.
A little further to the back would have been preferable to the sides after I saw the hat on my granddaughter. It was challenging to get the rhythm of braiding over the top of the pipe cleaner but I finally did. I used brown yarn to hold the braids. Then I adorned it with bows of the same pink yarn as the flower petals. With the pipe cleaners in I was able to bend the braids outward and upward like Doc McStuffins’ braids.
After my granddaughter was wearing the hat for a while she accidentally pulled off one of the pink yarn bows on the braid, so I sewed those on with thread. So keep that in mind.
Sometimes you just get lucky and a hat turns out as cute as this one did! It’s almost as cute as my granddaughter.