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Guinea Pig Accessories: Santa Hat


I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been busy with Christmas presents.  But I wanted to give you the pattern for a guinea pig Santa hat!  (It fits Liv Dolls well too.)



  • Yarn: I used white bouclé and I Love This Yarn in red.
  • Crochet hook: I used an I (5.50 MM) hook with the bouclé and a G (4.00 MM) hook with the worsted weight.  Change hooks when you get to the color change.
  • Yarn needle & scissors
  • Small wad of stuffing
  • To hold the hat on Clover, I used a yarn scrap, but you can use elastic if you prefer.  It helps if it matches the guinea pig’s fur color, so it blends in better.


With bouclé yarn and I hook:

Ch 16.  Join with a slip stitch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around.  Join with a slip stitch to first sc.  Fasten off bouclé.

With worsted weight yarn and G hook:

Rnd 2: Join yarn with a standing double crochet to the back loop of any of the stitches.  Dc in each st around, through back loops only.  Join with a sl st in first dc.

Rnds 3-5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch).  Starting in next stitch, dc in each stitch around.  Last dc will be made in the sl st from the previous round. Join with a sl st in first dc.  (Use this starting/ending method throughout.)

Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch).  Starting in next stitch, *dc 2, dc2tog* around.  Join with a sl st in first dc.

Rnd 7: Ch 2.  Dc 3, dc2tog, dc in each of the remaining sts.  Join with a sl st in first dc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1.  *Sc 2, sc2tog* until there are three stitches left to be worked.  Single crochet in each of them.  Join with a sl st in first sc.

Rnd 9: Ch 1.  *Sc 1, sc2tog* around.  Join with a sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.  Weave yarn end through remaining sts and pull to tighten.  Weave in ends.  Make a pom-pom to put on top of the hat.  Add a strap by tying a yarn scrap on both sides of the hat (or you could sew some elastic on).

Please let me know what you think of the pattern!  Have a nice day.

~ The Cogaroo ~ 


  1. Now they are all decked out for Christmas!!1

  2. I made this for Elvis, the school guinea pig and he was the hit of the party. Your hat will be featured in the school yearbook. very cute! Thank you.

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