Baby Wolf Cub Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Baby Wolf Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Baby Wolf Cub Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

 

This baby wolf crochet hat was another one of my project hats my mother, who is a teacher, requested for the children to wear in classroom play. The play is a mash up of different fairy tales together. This character is on a quest to find a teddy bear.  I also made a Mother Wolf hat you can get here for free too!  I’m partial to this little guy though.  He makes a great children’s hat. :)

 

Baby Wolf Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Front View of Hat Laying Flat

Project requires:
Gray Yarn for Beanie Hat- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Pink Yarn for ears
White Yarn for outer part of eye
Black Yarn for pupil of eye
Light Blue Yarn for eye color
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dctog – single crochet two st together (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc-half double crochet (US)

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Profile Picture

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own baby wolf  cub crochet hat!

 If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size.

Nose back:  in main color yarn
This is an optional step but I do recommend doing this step as it keeps your stuffing in the snout and now falling through the stitches when the hat is worn since they stretch to conform to head.
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Put to side until needed in nose assembly.

Nose / Snout: in main color yarn and white yarn as specified
Round 1:  In a magic circle, starting with gray yarn ch 2 before placing 6 dc. Pick up white yarn and make 2 dc in white. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 dc)
Round 2:  Pick up gray yarn, ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 5 st. Pick up white yarn and place 2 dc in next 2 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 dc)
Round 3: Pick up gray yarn, ch 2 before placing *2 dc in first st, 1 dc  in next st* repeat until you have 19 dc in gray. Pick up white yarn to finish rest of st in pattern.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 dc)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the nose back to end of the snout and then attach it to the beanie hat during assembly.  Put to side for moment.

Nose Tip: in black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 sc. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Leave long enough tail to sew on to the nose/snout front during next steps before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Nose Assembly:
Starting with Nose Tip from previous step, use the tail and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure your nose tip into position on front of the Nose/ Snout.  I then used the extra length of the tail to freehand stitch on the mouth lines directly on to the nose front.  Once you have done this pull yarn through to inside of snout once fully attached and fasten off.
Next line your Nose Back up to the opening of the Nose/ Snout piece. Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and tail from nose/snout, begin sewing the two together to make one complete piece.  You want to stop about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way to lightly stuff the snout with some fiberfill stuffing (or chosen filler) to maintain the shape desired.  Finish sewing the two pieces together and place to the side leaving remaining tail on piece to secure to hat during finishing off process.

Ear Front: (Make 2) in pink yarn
Round 1:  Ch 10 before placing 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in next 7 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (Note: beginning ch at start of round does not count as a stitch throughout these rounds) (8 dc)
Round 2:  Place 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in following 7 st. Ch 2 and turn. (8 dc)
Round 3:  Dctog 1st and 2nd together. 1 dc in next 4 st, and dctog the last 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Round 4:  Dctog 1st and 2nd together. 1 dc in next 2 st, and dctog the last 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Back and Assembly: (Make 2) in main color yarn
Rounds 1-4:  Repeat rounds 1-6 of ear front but do not fasten off at end of round 4. Place ear front (Pink) in front of the ear back (Gray).
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around the perimeter of the ear working through both ear pieces (front and back) at once. To make more rounded ear like in pictures, place 2 sc in each of the 5  stitches at top of ear curve. Sl st to bottom corner.
Cut yarn making sure you leave a long enough tail of yarn to sew the ears on to beanie hat during final assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.
Repeat for second ear.

Eye Pupil:in black yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 6 sc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (6 sc)
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew pupil on to eye during assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye Color: in light blue yarn or desired eye color
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing  10 dc. Do not pull tightly closed. We want a loose circle to expand the color the right amount. Just pull the circle closed enough that the last and first st are touching. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew pupil on to eye during assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye White:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1. Place 1 sc in each st around starting with 1st st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew on eye to hat during assembly and pull through to back. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye Assembly:
Starting with your eye color, use yarn needle and tail to sew it on to the eye white in the position you desire. You can refer to my pictures to see how I placed mine. Once secure, pull yarn through back and fasten off.
Now using the tail from the eye pupil, attach the pupil in front of the eye color attached in previous step.  Pull yarn through to back side and fasten off.

Finishing off hat steps:

Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with the nose/snout pieces of the mother wolf.  I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process.  Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
You are now going to use this the tail left on the nose/ snout and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it into place on the hat.  Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on the baby wolf cub’s eyes.  Take the white yarn tail left from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Once it’s all sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off.   I attached mine in a tighter stitch to give it more of a domed appearance to the eye.  You can exaggerate this domed appearance by adding a pinch of fiberfill stuffing if desired or just simply sew them on flat.  Repeat for second eye.
Now all that is left is to attach the baby wolf cub’s ear on to the beanie.  Sew each of the ears in place by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears with the pink yarn facing forwards on the hat.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second ear.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. :) One completed little Baby Wolf Cub hat! Enjoy your crocheted creation.

Here are pictures to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Front shot

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern 1

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Front Side View Picture

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Side Profile

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Side On View

Baby Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Rear View

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