I wrote my first crochet pattern!
Doll-sized Thor Helmet
© Jody Wallace 2018
Yarn: Sport weight or worsted. Hook: F.
Stitches: sc, hdc, dc, tc, sl st (American terms)
Crochet a simple sc (single crochet) beanie to fit your small amigurumi until it reaches the eyebrow area. This can approximate whatever pattern you used to shape the head. If you’re making it for a fashion doll or other store-bought item, a basic beanie pattern is:
- 6 sc in magic ring, do not join.
2. 12 sc (2 sc in each around)
3. 18 sc (2 sc, 1 sc around)
4. 18 sc so it starts to curve)
5. 24 sc (2 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc around)
6. 24 sc so it curves more
7. If it’s the right circumference now, then 24 sc until the beanie is where you want it. If it’s not, keep adding 6 sc per row (or every other row) until it is wide enough and then sc around until it fits.
8. You can add a fancier edge on the last row – back or front loop only; sl st; alternate hdc, dc; fpsc; etc.
Note: If you skip the non-increase rows, the resulting hat will be less pointy. Basically do whatever fits your doll. This one is a bit too big for our Lady Thor.
Now for the Wings – Chin Guard
Ch 11 (or whatever length is needed to go from chin to mid-head), turn, 10 sc, ch 1, turn, 10 sc. This is the base part.
Ch 4, turn, tc 2x in same, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, sc, sl st, ch 1, turn. This should leave a couple stitches from the base untouched.
Sl st in first sc (ignoring the sl st from the last row), [ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot)], sl st in next st, picot, 6x total. Once you have 6 picot, the next st is a sc, not a sl st, and the picots are 4 ch, not 3 ch. The two bigger picots should line up with the 2 triple crochet st. To finish off, after you have completed the last picot, sl st in the same st, finish off.
Attach one on each side so they are balanced around the face of whoever is going to wear this hat. If they curl up too much, you can crochet the base part again (without the wings) and sew it to the underside of your chin guards. This will stiffen it up.
Note: If your hat wearer has a smaller head than this, you can condense the wings pattern accordingly. Such as, if the desired length of the base is 7 sc, then for the “wings” row you would do the two tc in the first stitch and then maybe 1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Experiment and see what has the right proportions for your doll and then duplicate it for the other side. It’s such a short / easy pattern that frogging it and trying again isn’t as painful as it would be with, say, a human hat!
You can crochet the wings in white or add other embellishments – buttons, beads, glitter!
This exists as a printable PDF at Ravelry.
Feel free to make this hat for personal use or to sell, but don’t re-sell or claim the original pattern or photos as your own. Please include a link to me if you post your creation/sell these hats! Give credit where credit is due. www.jodywallace.com