Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Hat Pattern

My daughter joined Girl Scouts and is in her first year of Daises. We just finished with our pre-sales for Girl Scout cookies- YUM! I wanted to crochet something to keep her little head warm while we traveled down our street to ask our neighbors if they’d like to order cookies. This hat kept her little ears warm AND added to her Girl Scout cuteness! This pattern is fairly easy to follow and works up in no time.

Be sure to read through all directions and entire pattern before beginning. Make sure you find the appropriate pattern for your desired size. The sizes available are Child ages 5+, pre-teen/teen and adult. The hat is worked in the round. Be sure to use your stitch marker while you work to keep track of your place. If you run into any issues while following this pattern please feel free to contact me via Etsy or by e-mail.

Materials required for this project:

*Worsted weight yarn in the following colors:

Paddy green, white, coffee brown, warm brown, cornmeal, dark brown. You can sub the dark brown for a black if you’d like to crochet mint inspired cookies instead of the peanut butter inspired cookies. I used mostly Red Heart brand but any worsted weight yarn will work.

*H hook 4.75

*F hook 3.75

*Stitch marker

*Measuring tape for checking gauge

*Scissors

*Darning needle

Stitches used:

Single crochet – sc

Chain – ch

Half double crochet- hdc

Double crochet- dc

Slip stitch- ss

Half double crochet decrease – hdc dec

*Please note that your ch 1 throughout is not included in the final stitch count at the end of every row.

GAUGE:

After row 5, your work (should be in the shape of a circle) should measure about 4” wide. Feel free to switch hook sizes if your work is coming out too big or too small.

Child Size Age 5+ (will fit up to a 19.5” head)

To begin, chain 2.

Row 1. 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Row 2. 2 hdc in each st around. (18)

Row 3. 1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (27)

Row 4. 1 hdc in first 2 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (36)

Row 5. 1 hdc in first 3 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (45)

Row 6. 1 hdc in first 4 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (54)

Row 7. 1 hdc in first 5 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (63)

Row 8. 1 hdc in first 14, 2 hdc in next, repeat 3 times, hdc in last 3. (67)

Rows 9 – 19., 1 hdc in each st around. (67)

Once you’ve completed row 19, slip stitch into the next hdc and chain 1. You will now begin to work on the first earflap.

Row 1. hdc in same st as your ch 1, hdc in next 7 st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2. hdc in each st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 3. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 4, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 4. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 5. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 2 st, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 6. hdc dec twice. (2)

Finish off

With the right side of the work facing you, count 26 stitches over from the left side of the earflap. Attach your yarn and repeat the steps above to complete your second earflap. DO NOT FINISH OFF once you have completed your second earflap. Instead, chain 1, sc in the next stitch and sc in each stitch all around the hat to add a nice single crochet row to the bottom of your hat, finish off.

Pre-teen/Teen Size (will fit up to a 20.5” head)

To begin, chain 2.

Row 1. 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Row 2. 2 hdc in each st around. (18)

Row 3. 1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (27)

Row 4. 1 hdc in first 2 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (36)

Row 5. 1 hdc in first 3 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (45)

*Make sure to check your gauge here. Your work should measure about 4” wide.

Row 6. 1 hdc in first 4 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (54)

Row 7. 1 hdc in first 5 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (63)

Row 8. 1 hdc in first 6 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (72)

Rows 9 – 20.1 hdc in each st around. (72)

Once you’ve completed row 20, slip stitch into the next hdc and chain 1. You will now begin to work on the first earflap.

Row 1. hdc in same st as your ch 1, hdc in next 7 st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2. hdc in each st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 3. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 4, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 4. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 5. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 2 st, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 6. hdc dec twice. (2)

Finish off

With the right side of the work facing you, count 26 stitches over from the left side of the earflap. Attach your yarn and repeat the steps above to complete your second earflap. DO NOT FINISH OFF once you have completed your second earflap. Instead, chain 1, sc in the next stitch and sc in each stitch all around the hat to add a nice single crochet row to the bottom of your hat, finish off.

Adult Size (will fit up to a 22” head)

To begin, chain 2.

Row 1. 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Row 2. 2 hdc in each st around. (18)

Row 3. 1 hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (27)

Row 4. 1 hdc in first 2 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (36)

Row 5. 1 hdc in first 3 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (45)

*Make sure to check your gauge here. Your work should measure about 4” wide.

Row 6. 1 hdc in first 4 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (54)

Row 7. 1 hdc in first 5 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (63)

Row 8. 1 hdc in first 6 st, 2 hdc in next, repeat around. (72)

Row 9. 1 hdc in first 36, 2 hdc in next, hdc in each st. (73)

Rows 10 – 21. 1 hdc in each st around. (73)

Once you’ve completed row 21, slip stitch into the next hdc and chain 1. You will now begin to work on the first earflap.

Row 1. hdc in same st as your ch 1, hdc in next 7 st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2. hdc in each st, ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 3. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 4, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 4. hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 5. hdc dec over first two st, hdc in 2 st, hdc dec over last two st, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 6. hdc dec twice. (2)

Finish off

With the right side of the work facing you, count 26 stitches over from the left side of the earflap. Attach your yarn and repeat the steps above to complete your second earflap. DO NOT FINISH OFF once you have completed your second earflap. Instead, chain 1, sc in the next stitch and sc in each stitch all around the hat to add a nice single crochet row to the bottom of your hat, finish off.

Braids

For the braids you will need to cut 15 strands of green and 15 strands of white, all 30” in length. Create two groups of strands, one group with 7 green and 8 white, and the other group with 8 green and 7 white.

Using your crochet hook, you will need to pull a group of strands through the top center loop of one earflap. Fold the strands in half, insert the hook through the loop, and pull the strands through. Once you have the center of the strands pulled through, grab the ends of the strands and push them through the center of the strands that you have pulled through the loop. Pull the ends of the strands to tighten them onto the earflap. You might have to pull each individiual strand to achieve an even tightness with all of the strands. Once you have your strands through and tightened on the earflap, you will need to braid them. At this point you can have someone hold onto the hat while you braid the strands, or you can hold the hat between your knees. Make sure you create a TIGHT braid.

You can choose to mix the white and green together in your seperate braid strands, or you can seperate the greens and whites like mine. Braid the strands together and then knot at the bottom by using the ends of the strands. Trim the bottoms of the strands to make them nice and even.

Cookies

You will need to use your size F hook to crochet the cookies in a smaller size, but feel free to use your H hook if you’d like them a bit bigger than mine.

For the caramel inspired cookies you will need a light brown yarn and a dark brown yarn. Make two of these cookies, one for each earflap.

Using dark brown, ch 10 and ss to first st to create a loop. (Make sure you don’t twist the yarn before you ss).

Row 1. chain 1, hdc in each st around, ss to first st. (10)

Row 2. ch 1, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, repeat around, ss to 1st st. (15)

Finish off

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 in light brown.

Using your dark brown, you will now complete some chains to use as the drizzle on the top of the cookie.

Chain 8, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing on.

Chain 6, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing on.

Chain 4, finish off leaving a long tail for sewing on. (complete two of the chain 4 drizzles)

Sew the chains onto the top of the light brown circle. You can use the long tail that you left for sewing these on. Once you have sewn them on, be sure to sew in all of the ends. These cookies do not always look the same, so feel free to sew your drizzle on differently than how I chose to. You can also chain more or less on your drizzle pieces to customize your cookie a bit more. Once you have sewn on the drizzle, sew the dark brown circle onto the bottom of your light brown circle. Once you have completed the cookies, sew one cookie onto each earflap as shown.

  

For the shortbread inspired cookies you will need a cornbread colored yarn, or any yarn in a light brown color. (make 4)

Leave a long tail at the beginning of your work to use for sewing your cookie onto the hat.

To begin, ch 2.

Row 1. 8 sc in second ch from hook, ss to first st, ch 1 (8)

Row 2. 2 hdc in each st, ss to first st, ch 1 (16)

Row 3. In the first st complete a ss and one dc, dc in the next 2 st, complete one dc and one ss in the 4th st. Complete this sequence 3 more times. Finish off.

For your last type of cookie, you can choose to use a dark brown for peanut butter inspired cookies or a black for a chocolate mint inspired cookie. (make 3)

Make sure you leave a long tail at the beginning of your work to use for sewing your cookie onto your hat. To begin, ch 2.

Row 1. 9 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ss to first st, ch 1 (9)

Row 2. 2 sc in each st around, ss to 1st st, ch 1. (18)

Row 3. 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next, repeat around, ss in 1st st. Finish off. (27)

Using the long tails on your cookies, sew each cookie onto your hat. You can sew your cookies on in the same pattern as mine, or choose to customize your hat by sewing a different cookie pattern. I sewed one mint on each side and one on the back, and one shortbread between each, and one shortbread on the top center.

      

Look at my adorable little Daisy! Please feel free to let me know if you come across any issues while following this pattern, and I would love to see photos of your Girl Scout in her new hat! Enjoy!

Shari

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