St Patrick’s Day is always a blast with good friends paired with Guinness and Irish whiskey. But rather than wearing giant green leprechaun hats, I thought I’d celebrate St Patty’s Day my own way by making a little crochet lucky hat key chain!
This is a simple pattern and great for beginners who are looking for a feeling of accomplishment you get from finishing a new project. This little green hat have a golden buckle that could be made with golden yarn, but really, at this size it’s better if you find a piece of gold cloth or felt and just sew it on. Initially, I was thinking about putting this on a necklace, or as part of a crochet bracelet of lucky charms. That’s very possible, but personally, I like it best as a key chain. Or maybe as a fashion accessory for a leprechaun amigurumi.
I used a thinner yarn for the clover than the hat itself and it’s black band. And to attach this cute little hat to something, you’ll need a key chain which you can find at your local craft store, or online at Etsy or Amazon.
-small amount Light (3) DK yarn in green and black
-size 2.50mm and 2.00mm hooks
-embroidery thread in light green
-scrap piece of gold felt
-yellow or gold thread
Stitches (American terms)
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
inc- increase (2 sts in same st)
dec – decrease (sc2tog)
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
Lucky Hat Key Chain
Use green yarn and 2.50mm hook
Round 1: make 6 sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc, inc] x 6 (18 sts)
Round 4: in BLO sc around
Rounds 5-6: work even
Switch to black yarn, do not cut green yarn.
Round 7: work even
Switch back to green
Rounds 8-9: work even
Round 10: in FLO [sc in next st, inc in next st] x 9 (27 sts)
Round 11: sc in next 12 sts, dec, sc in next 11 sts, dec (25 sts)
Fasten off and weave ends.
Cut out a small buckle out of the gold felt and sew it onto the hat.
Use light green embroidery thread and 2.00mm hook
In magic ring [ch 1, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sl st] x 4. Fasten off leaving enough thread to sew onto hat.
Use the smaller hook to help attach the key chain and you’re done!