Minecraft inspired Pig hat

Following on from the Creeper hat, I decided to try making another Minecraft character hat. After green, pink is my favourite colour so it had to be the pig! The faces are so easy to make as the Minecraft characters are all pixellated which makes the designs nice and square. The Pig is almost as simple as the Creeper, just a couple of colour changes to consider.

This pig has a derpy face. Apparently.

I adjusted the hat pattern slightly from the Creeper hat, just to make the edge a bit more snug.

You need:

  • DK yarn in two shades of pink/red. I used Stylecraft special DK in Fondant and Pomegranate. (Approx 35g of each)
  • Chunky yarn in pink (I used Stylecraft chunky in fondant but you could double up the DK yarn)
  • Chunky yarn in dark pink (or again, double up the darker DK you used)
  • Black chunky yarn (scraps)
  • White chunky yarn (scraps)
  • 5mm hook (for face)
  • 6mm hook (for hat)
  • 5.5mm hook (for hat edge)

I use US crochet terminology.

HAT
Start with 6mm hook:
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: ch 2, 2 DC in each around, join (20 DC)
Round 3: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join (30 DC)
Round 4: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join (40 DC)
Round 5: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join (50 DC)
Round 6: ch 2, 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join (55 DC)
Round 7-13: ch 2, DC in each stitch around, join (55 DC)
Round 14-17 (change to 5.5mm hook): ch1, SC in each stitch around, join, ch 1 (55 SC)
Finish off.
PIG FACE:
Eyes – make two (In chunky black using 5mm hook):
ch6
Row1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in next 4 chains. Ch1, turn. (5 SC)
Row 2: SC in each stitch. Ch1, turn.
Row 3: SC in each stitch. Change to white chunky yarn. Ch1, turn.
Row 4-5: SC in each stitch, Ch1, turn.
Row 6: SC in each stitch, fasten off.
Snout (light pink chunky and 5mm hook):
Ch7
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 st. Ch1, turn. (6 SC)
Row 2-7: SC in each stitch. Ch1, turn.
Row 8: SC in each stitch. Fasten off. (6 SC)
Nostrils – make two (In dark pink chunky using 5mm hook):
Ch4
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch. Fasten off. (2 HDC)
Tie in the ends and position the face pieces on the hat as shown in the picture. Stitch the nostrils to the snout before sewing the snout on. Pin the eyes in place and sew on the hat.
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