Android Hat

Want to be the man in the machine? Now you can with this crocheted Android hat! I designed this hat for my brother-in-law who is somewhat of an expert on Droid. (You can check out his website, Use My Droid, for lots of tips and tricks.) This hat can be made with or without arms, and though I added a lining, one is not required.

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The directions for the crocheted version of the Android hat are written below. Click on Android Hat for the PDF version.

Materials:

85 grams Red Heart Soft Guacamole yarn

Remnant Red Heart Soft Off White yarn

Or medium worsted weight yarn of your choice

Size H hook (5 mm)

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dec = decrease (crochet 2 together)

Hat Directions

Using green color

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch remaining. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 3: Chain 3, 2 dc in next stitch. *1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* (repeat pattern in * around). Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 4: Chain 3, dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 5: Chain 3, 2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 6: Chain 3, 3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *4 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Note: To make a larger hat, continue the pattern of increases until you get the circumference desired.

Rnd 7-15: Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. (Do as many rounds needed to get the length desired.)

Rnd 16-17: Switch to off white yarn. Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. Cut yarn. Weave in end.

If more length is desired in the back, a few short rows can be added. Using green, connect it to any stitch:

Row 18: Chain 3, 41 dc, turn

Row 19: Chain 3, dc dec, 38 dc, turn

Row 20: Chain 3, dc dec, 36 dc. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Antennae (make 2)

( Leave a long tail in the beginning for sewing the antennae to the hat.)

Chain 7. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Rnd 1-7: Sc around. Do not join with a slip stitch, rather continue sc around until the antennae is about 1 ½ inches tall (3.5 cm) or height desired.

Rnd 8: 3 dec. Finish with a slip stitch. Cut yarn, pick up each stitch to pull tightly closed. Knot and weave in end.

Eyes (make 2)

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms/Ear Flaps (make 2)

Chain 13

Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook. Dc in each stitch until the last one. 6 dc in last stitch. Working on the other side of the chain stitches dc across. 5 dc in same stitch as the original chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3. 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next two stitches, 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in same stitch as chain 3 stitch. Join. (Add or subtr

act dc stitches on the ends to keep the arm flat as needed.)

Rnd 3: Chain 3. 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches, 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches. Join. Cut yarn and leave a long end for sewing on to hat.

Placement

Eyes: The eyes are somewhat wide originally, but when the hat is worn, the eyes seem farther apart. Sew them on approximately two rows above the white and 6 stitches apart.

Antennae: They are sewn on round 5 at the midline.

Arms: These can be sewn on the ends of the extensions of the hat or on the white band. For best results, the hat should be tried on and the arms sewn where the ears line up.

Optional: A fleece lining can be sewn inside.

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Comments

  1. love this hat

  2. Hi! Love the boggan, but I’m having problems with the pattern.

    I keep getting a cone shape when working the pattern rows 1-4. This cannot be right. I have made a few different toboggans before and not run into this issue. If you have any suggestions, they would be much appreciated.

    Beckie

    • bagleybiker says:

      I run into the conehead scenario occasionally. I think if you start with 8 sc in round one rather than 6, it will go away. You will need to fewer increasing rounds. For the android hat, that means not doing rounds 5 and/or 6 as starting with 8 sc in round one will make it get larger faster.

  3. Shinies says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome idea! I really want to make this for my friend, however, I’m having lots of trouble understanding the pattern once I get to round 3 and beyond. I’m new to crochet, and I keep getting mine to ruffle and it won’t make a hat shape or lie flat. Any help would be greatly appreciated… I was ending up with 3dc in each one dc of the previous row, is that right at all? Can anyone who has done this before lay out rnd 3 in more detail? Thanks in advance!

    • bagleybiker says:

      Ruffles are usually the result of extra stitches in the row/rnd. To help keep the number of stitches accurate, after rnd 1 you should have 6 sc. After rnd 2: 12 (one ch 3 and 11 dc). Rnd 3:18 stitches; Rnd 4: 24 stitches; Rnd 5: 30 stitches; Rnd 6: 36 stitches

  4. Donna Dansby says:

    This is so cute. Can you tell me how you sewed the lining into the hat? I really like that idea.

    • bagleybiker says:

      I cut a 4 inch strip of flannel and used needle and thread. I used small sections for the ear flaps as well. I don’t sew much and can’t really give advice or direction on that!

  5. Love it!!! The user interface designer for the Motorola Droid will be getting this for Christmas!

  6. This hat would be great for my 2 yr old grandson! Do you have this pattern in a toddler size? Thanks!

    • bagleybiker says:

      Sorry, I only have this in the adult size. However, if you follow the basic instructions and stop increasing when you get the size you need, the other parts should still work.

  7. I just started reading patterns so im in need of help! When I started row 5 of this hat it started looking like a ruffled skirt am I doing something wrong or is it suppose to look like that?

  8. I think this is really cute. My husband works for t-mobile so I made this for him today. This was my first time reading and following a crochet pattern, but it turned out well. I made it without the arms b/c I kept confusing myself. Otherwise easy to follow and a fun hat to make.

    Thanks

  9. Marion T says:

    Do you think this hat could adapt into a ski helmet cover?

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