Intermediate Crochet Pattern

Do you know someone who could use a hat? If you have the skills of crochet, then this pattern is for you. My mother taught me how to crochet when I was a teenager. It was a basic granny square that grew and grew until it was a blanket. I took the fundamental skills my mother gave me and went to YouTube to gather more skills. Recently, my niece went into the Navy, and before she left we made hats to donate to those less fortunate. It is a bond which continues to unite us to this day. 

Shark hatCredit: Self
Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hook Set in Pouch Sizes F, G, H, I, J, K
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Supplies

Hook size 5.5mm (US size I)

7 oz (gray yarn)

7 oz (white yarn)

Yarn Needle

Scissors

2 Black Buttons 1”

Black Felt

Gauge

16 St = 4” and 8 rows = 4”

Use any hook to obtain gauge.SharkCredit: self

Size

Adult 21-22 “

Legend

Ch=Chain

Sl=Slip stitch

Sc=Single Crochet

Dc=Double Crochet

Dctog=Double Crochet Decrease (Double crochet pulling through first two loops but leaving one loop on the hook. Start double crochet in next stitch and pull through first two loops, yarn over and pull through all three loops.

Bl=Back Loop

Tr=Triple Crochet

 

Lion Brand Yarn 630-155E Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn, Silver Grey
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Directions

Rd 1: Magic loop or Ch 3 and join to form ring. 8 Sc in ring. (8 Sc)

Rd 2: Ch 2, *2 Dc in same St, 1 Dc in next St* repeat 7 times. Sl to join. (10 Dc)

Rd 3-6: Ch 2, *1Dc in each St* Sl to join. (10 Dc)

Rd 7: Ch2, *2 Dc in each St* Sl to join. (20 Dc)

Rd 8: Ch2, *2 Dc in same St, 1 Dc next St* repeat 10 times. Sl to join. (30 Dc)

Rd 9 Ch 2, *2 Dc in same St, 1 Dc in next 2 St* repeat 10 times. Sl to join. (40 Dc)

Rd 10: Ch 2, *2 Dc in same St, 1 Dc in next 3 St* repeat 10 times. Sl to join. (50 Dc)

Rd 11: Ch 2, *2 Dc in same St, 1 Dc in next 5 St* repeat 9 times. Sl to join. (63 Dc)

Rd 12-22: Ch 2, 1 Dc in same St, *1 Dc in each St* Sl to join. (63 Dc) Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Accessory Directions

Gray yarn

Tail Fin (make two)

Rd 1: Magic loop or Ch 3 and join to form ring. 8 Sc in ring. (8 Sc)

Rd 2: Ch 2, *1 Dc in each St* Sl to join. (8 Dc)

Rd 3: Ch 2, 2 Dc in same St, *2 Dc in each St* repeat 7 times. Sl to join. (16 Dc)

Rd 4-5: Ch 2, 1 Dc in same St, *1 Dc in each St* Sl to join. (16 Dc)

Rd 6: Ch 2, 1 Dc in same St, *Dctog in next 2 St* repeat 7 times. Sl to join. (17 Dc)

Rd 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in same St, *1 Sc in each St* Sl to join. (8 Sc)

Pin fin to tail portion and sew in place.

Lower Jaw

Gray yarn

Rd 1: Ch 18, Dc in second Bl Ch from hook, *1 Dc in each Ch* Ch 2 and turn. (15 St)  (16 Dc)

Rd 2: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (15 Dc)

Rd 3: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (14 Dc)

Rd 4: : Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (13 Dc)

Rd 5: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (12 Dc)

Rd 6: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (11 Dc)

Rd 7: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (10 Dc)

Rd 8: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (9 Dc)

Rd 9: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (8 Dc)

Rd 10: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (7 Dc)

Rd 11: Ch 2, 1 Dc in each St, Ch 2 and turn. (6 Dc)

Rd 12 Ch 12 and join to beginning Dc. Fasten off.

Join with beginning row and complete steps 1-12. Do not fasten off!

Outline of lower jaw

Grey yarn

Sc in each Dc edge, 14 Sc in loops, and then fasten off.

Attach buttons on the side of hat.

(tip: Use a head stand and stitch markers for the correct placing of buttons.)

Teeth lower jaw

White yarn

Rd 1: Fold jaw in half and join white yarn to 3rd row Sc. Sc in same St, 1 Sc in each Sc space* repeat 12 times. Ch 1 and turn. (13 Sc)

Rd 2: *2 Hdc in next stitch, Sl in next 2 St* repeat 4 times Sl and fasten off. Weave in ends (5 teeth)

Teeth Upper Jaw

White yarn

Rd 1: Fold beanie in half (with tail fins vertical for the shark look or horizontal for a whale look.) Join white yarn in 7th Sc from fold. 1 Sc in same St, Sc in each st 12 times. Turn. (13 Sc)

Rd 2: 1 *Dc in 3rd Sc, 3 Tr in same St, 1 Dc in same St, skip next Sc and Sl in the next Sc.* Sl in next 5 St and repeat * Fasten off and weave in ends. (Two teeth)

Tail

Cut a 2” X 12” strip of black felt and roll into a cylinder. Push into tail space.

Cap for tail

Magic loop or Ch 3 and join to form loop. Ch 2, 11 Dc in loop. Fasten off and sew to the open end of the tail.

Please feel free to ask questions if you have any trouble with this pattern. I would love to see how your creation turns out. Enjoy your hat!

shark selfieCredit: self