Crafty Critterz – Ginger’s Crocheted Winter Hat

What a wonderfully seasonal submission by ban with Coconut! We’re told that Ginger’s Crocheted Winter Hat was originally designed for a Gingerbread Puppy, but should fit most other dogs or pets with floppy ears.



What you need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in red and white
  • A 5.5 mm or I sized crochet hook
  • A dinner fork
  • Scissors


What you do:

Abbreviations used: Rnd = Round, Sc = Single crochet, Hdc = Half double crochet, Ch = Chain. Number at the end represents the number of stitches in that round.

  • Rnd 1: Sc 6 in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: Hdc in each stitch around (6)
  • Rnd 3: *Hdc 1, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat around (9)
  • Rnd 4: *Hdc 2, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat around (12)
  • Rnd 5: *Hdc 3, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat around (15)
  • Rnd 6: *Hdc 2, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat around (20)
  • Rnd 7: *Hdc 2, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat 6x, hdc 2 (26)
  • Rnd 8: *Hdc 5, hdc 2 in next stitch * Repeat 4x, hdc 2 (30)
  • Rnd 9: *Hdc 5, Ch 6, skip the next 5 stitches, hdc 10, ch 6, skip the next 5 stitches, hdc 5. (Note: if you are skipping ear holes, hdc around)
  • Rnd 10: Switch to white yarn. Hdc 5, hdc 5 in the Ch space, hdc 10, hdc 5 in the ch space, hdc 5.
  • Rnd 11: Hdc around. Fasten off.
  • Weave in ends.
  • Attach Pom-Pom (see instructions below)


To make the Pom Pom:

Cut a piece of white string about 1 foot long. Place in the tines of a dinner fork, and hold in place with your thumb. Wrap another piece of white yarn (anywhere from 1 – 4 yards long, depending on how dense you want your pom pom) around and around the tines, until it is a little bundle in the middle of the fork. Using the short piece of sting, tie a half knot around the bundle. Gently pull it off the fork. Tighten and double the knot. Use a pair of scissors to cut the loops and create your pom pom. Trim except for the two ends of the yarn used to tie it together. Use your hook to pull these ends through the very top of the hat about a 1/4 inch apart from each other. Double knot them and trim. Your new hat is done! Wrap it up and give it to your favorite pet!

These cute hats are a great way to get your Webkinz pets in the mood for Christmas!

Do you have a great idea for a craft, recipe or party game? We’d love to hear them!

19 Responses to Crafty Critterz – Ginger’s Crocheted Winter Hat

  1. FoxesRule612 says:

    Wow, this is amazing! Emie, you should make one for Candy or something! ;D

  2. MyLittlePony2010EG13 says:

    Awww, so cute! I’d like to make it! I really want the Gingerbread Puppy plush and virtual. Anyone know if it’s cheap and still available? Thanks! ~~~ 09xStarlightx09

    • Itswebkinztime says:

      Unfortunately it’s not very cheap. Maybe you could get the virtual version from the W Shop and get the plush on eBay. The plush without the code is a little bit cheaper. I’ve had to do that with some webkinz That I’ve bought. I did that with my signature rag doll cat. I got the virtual pet from the w shop and ordered the plush without the code haha.

  3. tkkac says:

    This is so cute! I’ll have to try making it. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. nettne2 says:

    I am new to crocheting and will try this cute little hat for sure. thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

  5. TaffyKitty12 says:

    Aw, how cute! ^-^ I’d love to make this except, well… I have absolutely no idea to crochet XD I’d like to learn, but I can never seem to find the time… I also have no idea what any of those abbreviations mean, so reading them is like looking at a foreign language hahah

  6. KSC says:

    This is such a great hat!!!! Awesome work, ban, and thank you for sharing!

  7. moonkey1115 says:

    AAH yay I love crocheting!! Looking at my Webkinz snowman right now, I may modify this pattern a little bit for my no-eared friend! He’s looking a little bare! XD He could use a tiny scarf too!

  8. Alphaowlbear says:

    I love it! Thanks for sharing :-)

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