Crochet Football Pattern

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, I decided to post my free crochet pattern for a plush football (sorry if you were waiting for the sporty bootie pattern – I promise I will post that next).  It shouldn’t take long to make and would make a great indoor ball for little ones.  I think it would also be fun to make in different colors.  I plan to sell them soon!  Since it is stuffed with fiberfill, you don’t have to worry about this ball deflating 😉

 

FOOTBALL PATTERN

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

– Approximately 7.5 inches long

MATERIALS

– 4.00mm (G) hook

– Worsted weight yarn in brown (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Chocolate)

– Worsted weight yarn in white (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in White)

– Fiberfill

– Tapestry needle for sewing and weaving in ends

– Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– dc = double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– sc2tog = sc 2 stitches together (sc decrease)

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

– Join each round with a slip stitch.

– The first stitch of each round is done in the same stitch as the beginning chain. (All rounds start in same stitch as beginning chain 1).

 

DIRECTIONS

Rnd 1: Magic circle, 10 sc in the circle, join to first sc with slst. (10 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (10 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in last st, join to first st of round with slst. (22 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, repeat [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (33 sc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 10 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (36 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 9: Change yarn color to white, ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 13 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 11: Change yarn color back to brown (or main color), ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 13: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 14 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with slst. (48 sc)

Rnds 14-16: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnd 17: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 23 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (50 sc)

Rnds 18-19: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (50 sc)

Rnd 20: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 23 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnds 21-23: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (48 sc)

Rnd 24: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 14 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 26: Change color to white, ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (45 sc)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 13 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 28: Change yarn color to brown (or main color), ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (42 sc)

Rnd 29: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 5 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (36 sc)

***At this point, make the laces and sew them onto the football using your tapestry needle.  The directions for the laces can be found below.  Sew the two long laces side-by-side and then sew the shorter laces evenly spaced across the top.  I separated each short lace by two rows.  I decided to sew my laces on top of the seam of the football in order to disguise it better. You can always sew yours in a different area if you want a different look.

Crochet Football Pattern

Crochet Football Pattern

Rnd 30: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 10 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (33 sc)

Rnd 31: Ch 1, repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (22 sc)

***At this point, start stuffing your football with fiberfill.  You can continue stuffing as you complete your final rounds.

Crochet Football Pattern

Rnd 32: Ch 1, repeat [sc in 9 sts, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 33: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst. (20 sc)

Rnd 34: Ch 1, repeat [sc in next st, sc2tog] around, join to first st of round with a slt. (10 sc)

Rnd 35: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first st of round with a slst, fasten off, leaving a long tail for closing the circle. (10 sc)

***After fastening off, thread your tail end through a tapestry needle.  Weave the needle through the front loop of each of the stitches in the last round and pull the tail tight.  This should close the circle.  Then weave in the remaining tail end and cut it so that you hide it inside the football.

 

Long Football Laces (Make 2)

Ch 14, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto ball.

Short Football Laces (Make 4)

Ch 6, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto ball.

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Crochet Football Pattern

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, I decided to post my free crochet pattern for a plush football. Since it is stuffed with fiberfill, you don’t have to worry about this ball deflating 😉

football crochet hat

Here is a fun football hat to wear while watching your favorite team!  Lift the goal post earflaps up when your team kicks a field goal, scores, or does something awesome!  My husband came up with this idea a while ago and I finally had a chance to make it.  If you would like to make one, see below for my pattern.  I also sell the finished hat in my Etsy store.

football crochet hat

football crochet hat

MATERIALS

– 5.5mm (I) hook

– Worsted weight yarn in brown (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Chocolate)

– Worsted weight yarn in gold (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Gold)

– Worsted weight yarn in white (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in White)

– Tapestry needle for sewing and weaving in ends

– Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

ch = chain

– chs = chains

– hdc = half double crochet

– sc = single crochet

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

GUAGE

7 hdc = 2 inches

5 hdc rounds = 2 inches

SPECIAL NOTES

The first stitch of each round of the main hat is done in the same stitch as the beginning chain. (All rounds start in the same stitch as beginning chain 1).

– Make sure to join your rounds to the first hdc of the round (not the chain).

– The goal posts are made in continuous rounds.

– Start all hat sizes with brown yarn.

 

Crochet Field Goal Football Hat Pattern

0-3 Months

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnds 9-13: Repeat Round 8. (48 hdc)

Rnd 14: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 15: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to directions for earflaps. (48 hdc)

*If this is for a newborn, you might want to stop at 40 hdc around and only do 14 rounds.

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 10 sts. (10 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 16 sts over (14 sts over if for newborn only) from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 10 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (10 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions for the edging below. (2 sts)

 

3-6 Months

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc n next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, hdc in first 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, join with slst to first st of round. (52 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to last st of round. (52 hdc)

Rnds 10-14: Repeat Round 9. (52 hdc)

Rnd 15: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (52 hdc)

Rnd 16: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to directions for earflaps. (52 hdc)

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 12 sts. (12 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 17 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 12 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (12 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions for the edging below. (2 sts)

 

6-12 Months

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdcin next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnds 10-17: Repeat Round 9. (56 hdc)

Rnd 18: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 19: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to directions for earflaps. (56 hdc)

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 12 sts. (12 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 19 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 12 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (12 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions for the edging below. (2 sts)

 

Toddler (12-24 Months)

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdcin next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in first 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 13 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, join with a slst to first st of round. (60 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (60 hdc)

Rnds 11-16: Repeat Round 10. (60 hdc)

Rnd 17: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (60 hdc)

Rnd 18: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to directions for earflaps. (60 hdc)

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts. (14 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 20 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (14 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions for the edging below. (2 sts)

 

Child Size (3-5 years)

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc n next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in in first 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (63 hdc)

Rnds 10-17: Ch 1, hdc each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (63 hdc)

Rnd 18: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (63 hdc)

Change color back to brown at the end of Round 18 and follow the directions for the earflaps.

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts. (14 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 21 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (14 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions for the edging below. (2 sts)

 

Child Size (6-11 years)

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc n next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in in first 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (64 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in first 31 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 31 sts, 2 hdc in next] once more, slst to first st of round. (66 hdc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (66 hdc)

Rnds 12-17: Repeat Round 11. (66 hdc)

Rnd 18: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (66 hdc)

Rnd 19: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to the directions for the earflaps below. (66 hdc)

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts. (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 22 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions below for the edging.

 

Teen/Small Adult

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc n next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in in first 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (64 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in first 31 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 31 sts, 2 hdc in next] once more, slst to first st of round. (66 hdc)

Rnd 11: Ch 1, hdc in first 21 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 21 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, join with a slst to first st of round. (69 hdc)

Rnd 12: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (69 hdc)

Rnds 13-18: Repeat Round 12. (69 hdc)

Rnd 19: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (69 hdc)

Rnd 20: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. Do not fasten off – go on to the directions for the earflaps below. (69 hdc)

 

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts. (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 23 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions below for the edging.

 

Adult Size

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 8 hdc in magic circle, slst to first hdc. (8 hdc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, slst to first st of round. (16 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, rep [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st], slst to first st of round. (24 hdc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in first 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (32 hdc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in first 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (40 hdc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, hdc in first 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc n next st] around, slst to first st of round. (48 hdc)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, hdc in first 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 8: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st of round. (56 hdc)

Rnd 9: Change color back to brown, ch 1, hdc in first 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st of round. (64 hdc)

Rnd 10: Ch 1, hdc in first 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, repeat [hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st] around, slst to first st in round. (72 hdc)

Rnds 11-18: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first st of round. (72 hdc)

Rnd 19: Change color to white, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with a slst to first hdc of round. (72 hdc)

Rnd 20: Change color to brown, ch 1, hdc in each st around, join with slst to first hdc of round. Do not fasten off – go on to directions for earflaps. (72 hdc)

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts. (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, fasten off, weave in ends. (2 sts)

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Count 26 sts over from the front of the first earflap and attach brown yarn. Ch 1, hdc in next 16 sts (including st in which you attached yarn as first hdc). (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc dec. (14 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 10 sts, hdc dec. (12 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc dec. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc dec. (8 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc dec. (6 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec. (4 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 hdc dec, do not fasten off – follow directions below for the edging.

 

EDGING (Every size)

Using the yarn you left attached on the second earflap, sc evenly around the entire outline of the hat. Join to the first sc with a slst, fasten off, and weave in ends.

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GOAL POSTS (Make 2)

The goal posts are made in continuous rounds (do not join with a slip stitch nor make a chain stitch at the beginning of each round – just add your next stitch to the first stitch of the previous round).

It helps to weave in the first loose end of the magic circle and turn right-side out after the first few rounds instead of waiting until the end to do it.

In all honesty, I did not mark my rounds nor keep track of how many rounds I had in total – I just continued until I had a length I liked.

 football crochet hat

0-3 Months/3-6 Months

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 5 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (5 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 8-8.5 inches (or however long you like). If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 20 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

 

6-12 Months

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 5 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (5 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 9 inches (or however long you like). If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 23 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

 

12-24 Months/Child Size (3-5 years)

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 6 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (6 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 10 inches (or however long you like). If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 25 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

 

Child Size (6-11 years)

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 6 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (6 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 10.75-11 inches (or however long you like). If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 27 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

Young Teen/Small Adult

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 6 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (6 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 11-11.5 inches (or however long you like). If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 28 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

 

Adult Size

Rnd 1: Magic ring, ch 1, 7 hdc in magic ring.

*Rnd 2: hdc in each st around. (7 hdc)

*Repeat Round 2 until goal post measures 12 inches. If you are counting/marking rows, it should be about 30 rows.

At the end of the last row, add one sc, one slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the hat.

 

CROCHET LACES OPTION

Size 0-3 Months/3-6 Months

VERTICAL LACE (Make 1):

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 chs, 2 sc, slst in last ch, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto hat.

HORIZONTAL LACES (Make as many as will fit across the vertical lace):

Row 1: Ch 5, fasten off, leave tail for sewing onto hat.

Sizes 6-12 Months and up

VERTICAL LACE (Make 1):

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 chs, 2 sc, slst in last ch, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing onto hat.

HORIZONTAL LACES (Make as many as will fit across the vertical lace):

Row 1: Ch 7, fasten off, leave tail for sewing onto hat.

EMBROIDERED LACES OPTION

Using white yarn and a tapestry needle, sew a vertical line on the front of your hat in between the white rows to represent the long lace of a football. You may want to double it to make it thicker. Then add the smaller horizontal laces going across the vertical lace using your needle and yarn.

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HAT ASSEMBLY

  1. Sew a goal post on the inside of each ear flap. Be careful not to take your yellow yarn all the way through to the outside of the earflap since you don’t want it to show.
  2. If you crocheted your laces, sew the long (vertical) lace of the football to the front in the center of the hat.
  3. If you crocheted your laces, sew the short laces over the long lace, making sure to separate them evenly as you go.

 

Wear your hat while watching your team and raise the goal posts when they do something great!

 

Below are the hats in adult size, child size (3-5 years), and toddler size (the toddler size shows the embroidered option for the laces).

football crochet hat

Below is my daughter wearing the child size (3-5 years).

football crochet hat

Below is my brother wearing the adult size.

football crochet hat

football crochet hat

 

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football crochet hat

Field Goal Football Crochet Hat

$25.00 USD

 

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