Dancing Sheep Hat free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Hat free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Look at that, it’s Tuesday again! How fast the time flies when you’ve got a billion things on your to-do list and you only get 3-4 done before the new week starts again. Well, at least this week is something fun. It’s National Crochet Month again! And Crochetville is bringing you another fantastic round-up of designers, yarn shops, and giveaways! Today is my blog post day and I thought hard about what to design for today. I wasn’t sure if it would land with everyone, but I wanted to finally finish my Dancing Sheep Hat and, what celebrates NatCroMo more than a sheep design? 😉
Anyway, I really hope you like this design. It’s not hard, you can carry the yarn around, and hopefully if you’ve never tried tapestry crochet you’ll give it a try!

You can get an ad-free downloadable pdf in my Ravelry shop for for this pattern $.50 right now.

 

 

Materials:

  • US H (5.00) mm crochet hook
  • Worsted weight/ size #4/ medium weight yarn
    • 2.3/ 2.5 Oz| 142/154 (about)  yards
    • I used various WWs for this (4 – 5 colors)
  • Yarn needle

Gauge:

  • 4.5” x 4.5” = 16 scs x 17 rowsRavelry link

Terms/ stitches:

  • Magic circle
  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in the round, with a slip st into the first st from the last (this is what “slip st into the first st” means in the instructions.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked from the top down.
  • All of the stitches in this pattern are single crochets, because of this the sides portion (where all the color changes are) only tells you how many stitches to do in what color, this is what the number in the parentheses means.
  • Rather than changing, cutting, and weaving in the ends of all the colors, the colors B and C yarn are carried  in the photos (and traded off when necessary). Here’s a great tutorial on color changes. In this pattern, the active yarn is worked over the inactive. 
  • The top is worked into both loops.
  • This hat is a bit long, if you’d like to make it shorter than the dimensions listed, remove rows 18 – 19 (size 19.5″) and rows 20 – 22 (size 22″).
  • Also check out this post about tapestry crochet from Moogly, it’s helpful.
  • Color A: is tan, color B is taupe, color C is white, color D is black and color E is brown.
  • Size 22″ is shown in the photos.

Finished dimensions:

  • 19.5”

    Height: 7.75”

    Diameter: 9.75”

    22”

    Height: 8.75”

    Diameter: 11”

Dancing Sheep Hat free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Dancing Sheep Hat free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Pattern instructions:

19.5”

Top:

Row 1: A: Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 10 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 10 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 15 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 20 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 25 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 5 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 35 scs
Row 7: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 40 scs
Row 8: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 7 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 45 scs
Row 9: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 50 scs
Row 10: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 9 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 55 scs
Row 11: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 10 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 10 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs
Row 12: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 11 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 65 scs
Row 13: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 12 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 12 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 70 scs
Row 14: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 13 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 13 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 75 scs
Row 15: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 14 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 14 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Row 16: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 15 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 15 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 85 scs
Row 17: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 16 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 16 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 scs

Sides:

Note:

  • Every row of the sides are worked into the back loop only.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of the pattern is a single crochet, because of this the directions only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses then tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Rows 18: A: Ch 1, (90), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Fasten off color A.
Row 19: B: Ch 1, (90), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 20: B: Ch 1, (3), C: (4), *B: (6), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (3), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 21: B: Ch 1, (2), C: (6), *B: (4), C: (6),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (2), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 22: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (1), D: (4), C: (3), *B: (2), C: (1), D: (4), C: (3),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (1), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 23: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (2), D: (2), C: (4), *B: (2), C: (2), D: (2), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (1), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Fasten off color D.
Rows 24 – 25: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (8), *B: (2), C: (8),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, 90 scs (1), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 26: B: Ch 1, (2), C: (6), *B: (4), C: (6),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (2), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 27: B: Ch 1, (3), C: (4), *B: (6), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, B: (3), slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Fasten off color C.
Row 28: B: Ch 1, (3), D: (1), B: (2), D: (1), *B: (6), D: (1), B: (2), D: (1),* repeat from * to * 7 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Fasten off colors B and D.
Row 29: E: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), hdc into the next 89 sts, slip st into the first st – 90 hdcs
Row 30: Ch 2, bphdc around the next st, *fphdc around the next st, bphdc around the next st,* repeat from * to * 43 more times, slip st into the first st – 100 hdcs (counts both fphdcs and bphdcs)
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

22″
Top:
Row 1: A:
Create a magic circle, ch 1, sc 10 times into the circle, slip st into the first st – 10 scs
Row 2: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next st, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next st,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 15 scs
Row 3: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 2 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 20 scs
Row 4: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 3 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 25 scs
Row 5: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 4 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 30 scs
Row 6: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 5 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 35 scs
Row 7: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 6 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 6 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 40 scs
Row 8: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 7 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 45 scs
Row 9: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 8 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 50 scs
Row 10: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 9 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 9 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 55 scs
Row 11: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 10 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 10 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 60 scs
Row 12: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 11 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 11 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 65 scs
Row 13: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 12 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 12 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 70 scs
Row 14: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 13 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 13 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 75 scs
Row 15: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 14 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 14 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 80 scs
Row 16: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 15 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 15 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 85 scs
Row 17: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 16 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 16 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 90 scs
Row 18: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 17 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 17 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 95 scs
Row 19: Ch 1, sc twice into the same st as join, sc once into the next 18 sts, *sc twice into the next st, sc once into the next 18 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, slip st into the first st – 100 scs

Sides:

Note:

  • Every row of the sides are worked into the back loop only.
  • Every stitch in the sides portion of the pattern is a single crochet, because of this the directions only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses then tells you how many single crochets to make.
  • Following the ch 1, the first st is worked into the same st as join.

(RS) Rows 20 – 21: A: Ch 1, (100), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Fasten off color A.
Row 22: B: Ch 1, (100), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 23: B: Ch 1, (3), C: (4), *B: (6), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (3), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 24: B: Ch 1, (2), C: (6), *B: (4), C: (6),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (2), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 25: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (1), D: (4), C: (3), *B: (2), C: (1), D: (4), C: (3),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (1), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 26: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (2), D: (2), C: (4), *B: (2), C: (2), D: (2), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (1), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Fasten off color D.
Rows 27 – 28: B: Ch 1, (1), C: (8), *B: (2), C: (8),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (1), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 29: B: Ch 1, (2), C: (6), *B: (4), C: (6),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (2), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Row 30: B: Ch 1, (3), C: (4), *B: (6), C: (4),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, B: (3), slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Fasten off color C.
Row 31: B: Ch 1, (3), D: (1), B: (2), D: (1), *B: (6), D: (1), B: (2), D: (1),* repeat from * to * 8 more times, slip st into the first st – 100 scs
Fasten off colors B and D.
Row 32: E: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc here and throughout), hdc into the next 99 sts, slip st into the first st – 100 hdcs
Row 33: Ch 2, bphdc around the next st, *fphdc around the next st, bphdc around the next st,* repeat from * to * 48 more times, slip st into the first st – 100 hdcs (counts both fphdcs and bphdcs)
Fasten off, weave in all your ends.

 

 

Tada! There it is. I hope you like this new item in the Dancing Sheep line. 😀 See ya next week!

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6 thoughts on “NatCroMo: Dancing Sheep Hat

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  • March 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    Love this hat! Sheep are my favorite animals, and I love all your sheep patterns! Thank you!

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  • March 7, 2017 at 10:27 pm
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    Can’t wait to do this hat. I’ve friend’s who are sheep farmer’s and I think they will love these. Thank you 😊

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  • March 8, 2017 at 12:48 am
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    Amber, thank you so much for being part of Crochetville’s blog tour for NatCroMo.

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  • March 11, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    Thanks so much for celebrating NatCroMo so generously and appropriately with this adorable homage to the noble sheep! I wonder what it says about me that I’m thinking about making one of the sheep black? On second thought, maybe I don’t want to know! 😉

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    • September 23, 2017 at 9:44 am
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      My thought also, trying to decide to make face white, black or brown

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