Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
If you haven’t guessed by now I’m a self proclaimed geek and totally nerd out over anything geeky, math, science… Big Bang Theory. 😉 So when I saw this hoodie online I thought I would see how it translated in to a crocheted hat. I had to make the applique a bit bigger than I wanted to fit all the details that needed to be sewn on and it was a big pain for someone like me that hates to sew pieces together. However that being said, you just need basic beginner crocheting skills to make this hat design so give it a try. I do recommend using safety pins or straight pins during making the logo so it takes a lot of the guesswork out while you are stitching. Now I just have to find something in my mostly black wardrobe to wear this hat with. Happy crafting!
Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Hat Crochet Pattern Notes
Medium to dark green yarn for beanie hat (main color) and logo
White Yarn for white logo circle and trim
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
*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
Once your beanie base is completed, take your white yarn and attach it to last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
Now you are ready to start making the front logo for this hat.
White Logo Circle: using white yarn
Round 1: Starting off with your white yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 12 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and 2 dc in the next 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st * repeat * around. Sl st in top of 1st st in beginning of round. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 st * repeat * around. Sl st in top of 1st st in beginning of round. (48 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your eye on to the beanie during assembly process. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed.
The feature above works well on toddler through adult sized hats. For sizes 6 to 12 months, leave off Round 4. For sizes newborn to 6 months, leave off Round 3 and 4.
Atom orbit lines (Make 3): using main color green yarn
Make a chain of 30. Sl st in last ch from hook.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew in to place during logo assembly. I normally judge between 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching in place when doing this kind of piecework in my crochet.
Cut yarn, leaving tail, on hook and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for other two.
This feature above works well for toddler to adult sized hats. For sizes 6 to 12 months, make a chain of 25 instead. For sizes newborn to 6 months, make a ch of 20.
Atom nucleus and electrons (Make 4): using main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to sew these in place for your logo during assembly, cut yarn, pull through loop and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for next 3 pieces.
This feature works well for toddler to adult sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, ch 3 and sl st in last chain for these pieces instead of above instructions.
Logo Circle Assembly and Finishing off Steps:
Taking the chain loop from one of the atom orbit lines you made earlier and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle stitch it in to place to start making your atom logo shape. See pictures above to see logo layout and how I placed my own. Once secure in place, pull yarn to back of logo circle and fasten off.
Repeat this process for the other two atom orbit lines.
Tip: I use straight pins or safety pins to attach where I want my lines to go before I start stitching. Then I don’t have to keep stopping to check my lines etc.
Now take one of the nucleus and electron circles you created in earlier step. Use the leftover yarn tail and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this one in place in dead center of your atom orbit lines. Once secure, pull yarn to back of logo circle and fasten off.
Taking the tail from one of the electrons, place on orbit line trail as seen in pictures. Use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place. Once attached, pull yarn to back of logo circle before fastening off. Repeat process for remaining two electrons.
At this point you should only have 1 yarn tail left, an extra long white tail from your assembled logo circle. If you have any others, fasten them off now.
Next take this remaining tail and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your logo circle securely in place on the front of your beanie hat in desired location. I just use a basic in and out stitch as my sewing skills are sadly lacking. 😉 Once you have sewn it on fully and secured it in place, pull your tail in to the inside of your beanie hat and fasten off.
Now double check over your hat for any loose yarn tails or ends you may have missed in process. If you find any, take the time now to sew them in and fasten off.
All done. I hope you enjoy my patterns and find everything easy enough to understand. I’m still new at this so feel free to drop me a line or comment if you have any questions or see crazy typo. Happy crafting!
Here are some pictures to show this Big Bang Theory logo inspired hat looks once completed and worn:
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