Easy Fun Froggy Hat

Size
Hat fits 12-36 months.
Circumference: 18″.

Gauge
14 sts = 4″; 14 rows = 4″ in sc.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations
CA, CB, CC: Colors A, B, C
ch: chain
lp(s): loop(s)
rem: remaining
rnd: round
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
tog: together
yo: yarn over
*: repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[]: work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Instructions
CROWN: With CA, ch 3; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a sl st in first sc – 6 sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times; join – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 5 times; join – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 5 times; join – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 5 times; join – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 5 times; join – 42 sc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] 5 times; join – 48 sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc] 5 times; join – 54 sc. Join.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc] 5 times; join – 60 sc.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 9 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc] 5 times; join – 66 sc.
Rnds 12-16: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.

SIDES: Now work back and forth in rows as follows:
Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sc in first 56 sc; TURN, leaving rem sts unworked.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 1; [insert hook in next st and draw up a lp] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook – sc2tog made; sc in each sc to last 2 sts; sc2tog; turn – 54 sc.
Rows 7-10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each sc to last 2 sts; sc2tog; turn – 46 sc at end of Row 10.

TIES-Left Tie-Row 1 (Wrong Side): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 2 sc.
Rows 2-40: Ch 1, sc in 2 sc; turn.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Right Tie-Row 1: With wrong side facing, join CA in 2nd sc made on Row 10 of Sides; ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next st; turn – 2 sc.
Rows 2-40: Ch 1, sc in 2 sc; turn.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

EYES (Make 2): With CB, ch 3; join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a sl st in first sc – 6 sc. Fasten off CB.
Rnd 2: Join CC in any sc; ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 12 sc. Fasten off CC.
Rnd 3: Join CA in any sc; ch 1, 2 sc in same sc as joining, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 5 times; join – 18 sc.
Rnds 4 and 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sc, sc in next sc, [sc2tog, sc in next sc] 5 times; join – 12 sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, [sc2tog] 5 times; join – 6 sc. Stuff eye.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc2tog over first 2 sts, [sc2tog] twice; join – 3 sc. Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Stitch back of eye shut.

FINISHING: Stitch side of eyes to top of hat about 3″ apart in middle of Rows 6-8 on Sides as shown. Weave in all ends.