Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So that is how this Fionna face applique was born.  Don’t miss out on the Finn face applique previously posted too (Get his free pattern here).  This is a beginner friendly pattern and is worked in the round.

Have you not heard of Fionna or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.  This is the inspirational picture I used when making this applique.

Inspiration picture for Fionna Adventure Time face crochet applique

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Golden to yellow yarn for hair strand
Black yarn for face features
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Fiona Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern - free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 6 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following 5 st around, ch 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in the following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following st for the rest of the round. Sl st in the base of the chain st from start of round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique on after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Bangs / Hair on side strand: using golden / yellow yarn
Make a chain of 10. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew in place on to rim of face area before pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until ready.

Eyes (Make 2)using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:

The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique  Fionna head base
1 – Colored face area
1 – hair strand piece
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s bangs / hair strand piece and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place along the top left side of the colored face area.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own if you are looking for guidance.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Fionna’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a super fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your Fionna face applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished Adventure Time applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.
That’s it. All done! One cool Fionna worthy project. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

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Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern
free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern1

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So thus this Finn Face applique was born. He is really simple and cute.  A quick beginner friendly project that you can crochet up in one sitting, even make up the pieces for multiple and wait til they pile up to sew together. Ahem. Not that I do that a lot. Okay I admit. There are tons of little Adventure Time pieces throughout my room at the minute.  Oops.  Once I get them all together they will be on here as well so keep an eye out! Also as you can see from picture  a little bit down below on page Fionna is done so her pattern will be up asap too.  Well here is his pattern.

Have you not heard of Finn or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Black yarn for face features
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch, ch 1 and sl st in 2nd st in round. Sl st in next 4 st, ch 1 before placing 1 sc in next 6 st, ch 1 before sl st in next st, sl st in next 5  st, ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch before sl st in next st in round before making 1 sl st in each of the remaining st around. Sl st in the base of starting chain from the round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique in after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:
The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique base
1 – Colored face area
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Finn’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Finn’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

Note: All the cRAfterChick patterns shared on this site are free of charge.  Please feel free to use them to make your own items.  If you use it to make items to sell please credit cRAfterChick for the pattern and provide link to our site.  Please do not copy and paste my pattern or try to use my images as your own.  You can link to any of my patterns.  Happy crafting!

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Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

One of my friends suggested making a Pingu character hat for my mother to wear in her classroom during story time. :) I thought he was mighty cute so I created this hat for her class.  It’s a beginner friendly pattern so give it a whirl. Happy crafting!

Oh and here is what Pingu looks like normally:
Pingu the penguin inspiration picture for my crochet character hat

Learn more about Pingu here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingu\

Get Pingu videos and items here.

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Black  yarn for beanie main color and eye pupils
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Orange yarn for beak and hat trim
White yarn for eye whites
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for Pingu’s beak

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

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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: using black yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a Pingu the penguin hat. :)

Hat Trim: using orange contrast color yarn
Attach orange yarn to last round worked in beanie where you left off with a sl st in to the st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.

Beak back (*optional*): using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st* repeating two more times, place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, repeat * twice and place 2 hdc in the last remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly.

Beak: using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st* repeating two more times, place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, repeat * twice and place 2 hdc in the last remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 25 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round (26 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 25 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 sc)
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure your beak in place on beanie hat during assembly and attach the beak back if you chose that optional step above. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Place this piece to the side until needed in assembly.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure your beak in place on beanie hat during assembly and attach the beak back if you chose that optional step above. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Place this piece to the side until needed in assembly.

Eye Whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc )
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to secure the eye white on to the beanie hat during the assembly process. Once length left, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye white.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc )
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to secure the eye white on to the beanie hat during the assembly process. Once length left, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye white.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc )
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure the eye pupils on to the eye white during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place the finished eye pupil to the side until needed in assembly steps below.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc )
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure the eye pupils on to the eye white during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place the finished eye pupil to the side until needed in assembly steps below.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

Eye Assembly (Make 2): requires two completed eye whites and two eye pupils
Taking the yarn tail left on one eye pupil  use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired location over one eye white.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you need guidance on this.  Once the the eye pupil is securely in place where you desire it, pull the yarn to the back side of the eye white and fasten off.  Repeat for second eye pupil and eye white.  You should still have one long white yarn tail left on each eye, do not cut this off as it will be used in following finishing steps and hat assembly.

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Finishing steps and assembly:
The following steps require these completed hat features:
1- finished beanie
1- beak back (optional)
1- beak piece
2- eye whites
2- eye pupils
Now that you have finished making the pieces for this hat you are ready to assemble it into your own Pingu hat!
Starting with the beak piece and beak back to assemble (Note: if decided to skip this optional piece, skip to next step).
Line up the beak back so that it will cover the opening on your beak piece stitch to stitch. Using the yarn tail left on your beak piece, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew them together.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the beak piece with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely. When you reach desired amount you might want to take out a little bit more due to the rounded shape hat takes when worn.
If you chose to skip the beak back part, just stuff beak piece as you sew it directly on to the hat.You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the beak with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.
Once you have done first step of beak piece, use the remaining yarn tail and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the assembled beak in the desired location on hat. I choose to center mine slightly above the bottom of the hat.  When beak is securely in place, pull yarn to the inside of the hat.  On features that stand out on hats I tend to run another quick set of knots or stitches on the inside of the hat to reinforce the joining but it isn’t required. (Yes I’m paranoid of unraveling projects..)   After doing that, fasten off.
Next up, take the yarn tail left on one assembled eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place on the face just above the attached beak. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my hat if you want some guidance on that.  When your eye is securely in place bring yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye.
Now take the time to look over your finished hat to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

Here are some additional pictures I have taken to show how this Pingu the Penguin hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

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Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 7

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 8

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Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Oh those wacky cute green pigs that mock me on failed levels of Angry Birds… how I love / hate thee.. I made this character hat design for a child that is a big Angry Birds fan and kind of love how it turned out. :) I will be working on making most of the game characters probably for Christmas gifts this year as it has been a big request from the kids. There is no stuffing required for this hat and it is advanced beginner friendly. I didn’t have a bright yellowish green color for the nose piece so I substituted a frosted green yarn instead (which has been driving me nuts). OCD crafting at it’s finest folks. :)

Don’t know Angry Birds? Check them out here.
Here is one of the pictures I used as inspiration for this minion pig character hat:

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Project requires:

Medium to bright green yarn for beanie main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Light or pale green for contrast color trim and nose front (I used a muted frosted green color)
Black yarn for eye pupils and nostrils
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

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: in main color purple yarn 
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
 Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a minion pig hat. :)

Trim: using contrast lighter green color
Attach your contrast green color to where you left off in the last round of your beanie hat with a sl st. This will be added as an additional round for the contrast trim.
Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. Fasten off.

Larger Left Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:  
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): Using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the eye pupil in place on eye white during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to eye white during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps.   Repeat for second eye pupil.

Eyebrows (Make 2): Using black yarn
Make a chain of 5.
Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew the eyebrow in place above eyes on beanie hat during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn long enough to stitch your eyebrow on in desired place during assembly and place to side until needed in finishing steps. Repeat for second eyebrow.

Larger Left Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 5 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (5 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the nostril in place on nose during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (3 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to nose / snout piece during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps. 

Inner Front Ear: Using black yarn and main color green yarn 
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

Outer (Back) Ear Part and Ear Assembly: using inner front ear pieces and main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly.  Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly. Repeat for second ear.

Nose/Snout Piece: using contrast green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st 2 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 dc total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 3 st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat * 3 times and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc total)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Finishing off and hat assembly:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have:
1- larger eye white
1- smaller eye white
2- eye pupils
2- eyebrows
1- larger nostril
1- small nostril
1- nose / snout piece
2- assembled ears
Taking the tail from the larger of the two eye pupils, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this nostril in place on the left side of your nose/ snout piece. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to the backside of your nose/snout piece and fasten off. Repeat this process with the smaller of the two eye pupils placing it on the right side of the nose/ snout piece.
Now take the yarn tail left on the assembled nose / snout piece and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew this piece on the middle bottom area of your beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see how I placed it on my own hat. Once fully secure on hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your larger eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled larger eye, sew it in place on the left side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your smaller eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled smaller eye, sew it in place on the right side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now that your eyes are attached you can place your eyebrows above each. To do so take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail from one eyebrow chain and sew it in desired location and shape over one eye. One sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for second eyebrow over the other eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on one assembled ear and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the ear in place with the black ear front facing forward on the beanie on the left side of the hat. On features like this I like to run a second row of double knots or stitches on the inside of the beanie hat to secure them in place but it isn’t necessary. Once fully secure on top of the beanie hat, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. For second ear, you want to place this ear just to the right of the center of your hat instead of in a mirror image placement like most hats with ears to make this character hat. Attach with the same instructions as first ear.
Now take the time to double check over your finished hat for any tails or loose ends you might of missed in process just in case. If you find any, fasten them off now. All done. One super cool Angry Bird minion pig hat for the Angry Birds fan in your life.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Yeah I needed more skulls and cute a girly skull as well.  I love skulls on almost anything. :) This was just a simple upgrade to the Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern which you can see here.  I decided to add the bow to because I wear shoes most of the time that have a similar bow on the skull on them as well. Told you I wear a lot of skulls..  This is a very quick and small project to make to upgrade or personalize almost any project.  It is beginner friendly so give it a try. Happy crafting!

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
Raspberry yarn or desired contrast color 2 yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

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

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Bow: using contrast yarn color 2 (mine is raspberry color from Red Heart like in pictures)
Row 1: Chain 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, place 1 sl st in each of the following 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, ch 3 and sl st in to bottom of last sc worked.
Leave an extra long tail before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  You will now pull yarn to back of bow before wrapping several times around center and double knot to secure wrapping in back.  Place to side until ready to attach to your skull applique during assembly.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Last but not least we are adding this cute girl skull’s bow. I like mine off to the side but it looks cute centered on top of skull as well so feel free to switch it up. :)   I just secured mine with two double knots on the back of the project but you can use your yarn needle to sew it in place if you so desire.
All done! Now you have a completed girly skull with bow applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is a picture to show how this applique turned out when I put it on my desired project (hat):

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern on hat

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (22)

My nephews are mildly (okay more than mildly) obsessed with all things Lego. Anything Lego is a win so for my oldest nephews birthday I decided to make him a Lego Man hat and a few other Lego inspired crochet projects as gifts.  His face when he saw the hats were priceless. I even added a new category to cRAfterChick.com so that I had a place to see all the Lego inspired projects.  You can check them all out here once they are added:  Lego Inspired.
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Here is the inspiration picture I used when designing this hat to make it look like a Lego Man. :)

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Gold to bright yellow yarn for beanie and ears
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Black yarn for features
Small amount of white yarn for light spots on eyes
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for head topper piece

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
BLO – work in back loops of stitches only

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: using gold to bright yellow yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a Lego Man hat!

Lego Topper Base (*optional*): using gold  to bright yellow main colored yarn
This feature is an optional step I highly recommend.  Why? This will keep your stuffing in the topper and prevent it from leaking  in to the hat when it stretches while being worn and extends the life of the hat. It irritates me so I prefer to use this step to make my future hat wearer more happy in the long run. :) You can skip to next section if you choose not to make this piece.
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before *placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly steps.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly steps.

Lego Topper Piece: using gold  to bright yellow main colored yarn
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before *placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Round 4: Done in back loops only! Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in BLO in 1st st and 1 hdc in the BLO of the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (30 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave extra long tail to secure topper base if you chose this step and then to sew it on top of the beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn and pull yarn length through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Done in back loops only! Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in BLO in 1st st and 1 hdc in the BLO of the remaining 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in the remaining 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave extra long tail to secure topper base if you chose this step and then to sew it on top of the beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn and pull yarn length through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull the ovalish circle nice and closed before making a sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eye on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above process for second eye.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc , 2 sc, 1 hdc and 1 sc.  Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (6 st total)
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eye on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this smile chain on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Switch to a smaller hook, a G or H are recommended and make a chain of 7 -or- place small amount of black yarn to the side to stitch smile on in desired place during assembly.

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 8.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eyebrow on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above for second eyebrow.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Switch to a smaller hook, a G or H are recommended and make a chain of 4 -or- place small amount of black yarn to the side to stitch eyebrows on in desired place during assembly.

Shining light spot on eye (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this spot on to the finished eye during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.
Repeat process for second eye light spot.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Instead of doing  a round of sc stitches like in larger sized hats make a double knot once or twice and leave a length of tail long enough to secure it in place to the eye during assembly. Repeat for second eye light spot.

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Finishing steps and assembly:

The following steps require these completed hat features:
1- finished beanie
1- topper base (optional)
1- topper piece
2- eyes
2- shining light spots
2- eyebrows
1- smile

Now that you have finished making the pieces for this hat you are ready to assemble it into your own Lego Man hat!
Starting with the topper piece and topper base to assemble (Note: if decided to skip this optional piece, skip to next step).  Line up the topper base so that it will cover the opening on your topper piece stitch to stitch.  Using the yarn tail left on your topper piece and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew them together.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.  I may have added a pinch or two too much in my hat so it didn’t sit just like I wanted it to due to dome shape of beanie, so when you reach desired amount you might want to take out a little bit more just in case for a less bubbled look.
If you chose to skip the base part, just stuff topper as you sew it directly on to the hat.You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.
Once you have done first step of topper piece, use the remaining yarn tail and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the assembled topper in the desired location on hat. I choose to center mine around the original rounds of beanie for symmetry.  When topper is secure on top of hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat.  On features that stay upright on hats I tend to run another quick set of knots or stitches on the inside of the hat to reinforce the joining but it isn’t required. (Yes I’m paranoid of unraveling projects..)   After doing that, fasten off.
Next up, take the yarn tail left on your smile chain (or length of black yarn to stitch smile on in place for infant hats) and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the smile in face in the bottom middle area of hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my hat if you want some guidance on that.  When your smile is secured in place (or stitched on) bring yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking the tail left on one shining light spot for a eye and secure it in desired place on a Lego Man Eye. You can use use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to do so or just secure around a stitch with a double knot or two in the back.  Repeat for the second eye.
Now that his eyes are assembled, we are ready to move on by attaching the finished eyes on to the beanie hat.  Use the black yarn tail left on one eye and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place on the front of the beanie hat above the smile. You can see where I placed my own in the pictures if you want to see how I did it.  When eye is securely in place, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second assembled eye.
The last feature to add are the eyebrows, so taking the yarn tail left on one eyebrow (or length of yarn to stitch on in infant hats) use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew (or stitch on) the eyebrow in desired location over one eye.  Once eyebrow is where you desire, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.  Repeat for second eyebrow.
Now take the time to look over your finished hat to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

Here are some additional pictures I have taken to show how this Lego Man hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (20)

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Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free costume beanie hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

I couldn’t resist making this Shrek Ear hat for one of my nephew’s birthday.  It’s a fun and easy beginner friendly crochet project.  I think if I make another I will use less stuffing so they don’t look so full.  I can’t wait to see how he likes this and what it looks like on top of his cute head. :) I may have to make the baby girl ogre in to a hat for my little niece and more of this for my other wonderful nephews.

Want to learn more about Shrek and his world? Learn more here.

Buy the Shrek DVDS here.

Here is my inspiration picture that I used when developing this hat patterned for Shrek. Cute isn’t he? 😉

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern inspiration picture for hat making

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright to medium green yarn for beanie and ears
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for ears

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
BLO – work in back loops of stitches only

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: using bright green yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into an ogre worthy hat. :)

Ear topper (Make 2): using bright green yarn
This part of the feature is attached near the top of the ear during ear process to create a closed pocked for the fiberfill stuffing to keep it from falling out.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and fasten off.
Repeat above process for second ear topper.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and fasten off.
Repeat above process for second ear topper.

Ear (Make 2): using bright green yarn and finished ear toppers from previous step
Important note: Since we are working from the bottom up for the ears, you want to start off with a length of yarn being unused at the start of your project so you can sew it in place on the hat to secure it during assembly.
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 10 hdc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 9 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc)
Rounds 3-6: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 7: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 9 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 1 before placing 8 sc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the back loop of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Rounds 3-4: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 5: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 7 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 15 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Hat Assembly:
Taking the yarn tail from one of the completed shrek ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the ear in place on one top side of the beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see where I placed mine if you are looking for some guidance. I tried to make mine as close as possible to Shrek images. Once you have sewn it in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the beanie hat. At this point I normally reinforce any large or upright features for my hats with a second set of stitches on the inside. It’s not a necessary step but I do recommend it. Once you have the ear secure in place, fasten off in the inside of the beanie hat.
Now you will repeat this process with the second Shrek ear making sure you are placing it in a mirror image location of the previous one so they are symmetrical.
Once both ears are attached, double check your work to make sure you don’t have any loose end or tails that you missed during assembly process. If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! Super easy but fun Shrek hat. I can’t wait to see what my nephews think about them.

Here are some additional pictures I had taken to show how this Shrek ear hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (17)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (18)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (20)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

I wanted to make up a simple and quick unisex applique that I could use on hats for either boys or girls *coughs* and for myself. 😉  So I whipped this up in just a few minutes. It’s that easy so give it a try!  It is definitely a beginner friendly crochet pattern.

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

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

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in each of the next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Now you have a completed unisex skull applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

This is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat):
Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern on Hat

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just decided I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern that can be done in a quick amount of time. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :) (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for applique background for logo
Red or desired contrast color yarn for applique logo lines
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)

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

Applique background: using main color yarn

Round 1: Using main color yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on your desired project when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Finishing off and assembly: 
Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where round 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place during process but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat): (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern on finished project hat

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired geek beanie hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbol Vault Hunter Hat Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

 

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

 Project requires:

Black or main color yarn for beanie main
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for contrast color 1 for trim and applique logo
Red or desired color yarn for contrast color 2 for trim and applique logo
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US) (for infant sizes only)

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 Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant 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: in main color black or desired main color yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start transforming your beanie into a super awesome (okay maybe only I think that..) Borderlands inspired hat! :)

Hat Trim: using gold/ yellow color (contrast color 1) and red contrast color (contrast color 2) yarn
Attach red yarn (or desired contrast color 2 yarn) to last round worked in beanie where you left off with a sl st in to the st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
Now attach the gold/yellow yarn (or preferred contrast color 1 yarn) to last st worked in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
That’s it! Now on to the applique logo.

Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Instructions:

Applique background:  using gold / yellow or contrast color 1 yarn for logo background
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) 
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (16 hdc)
Round 3:   Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 14 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your beanie hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 16. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 8.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Applique Assembly Instructions:
The following steps require these following pieces before proceeding:
1- completed beanie hat for base
1- circle applique background
1- circle applique chain length
1-  symbol ^ applique chain length

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle  to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where rounds 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to your beanie hat.

Finishing off:
All you will need to do is again use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the inside of your beanie hat and fasten off.
All done!

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

I will be adding some pictures of how hat looks worn from different directions soon!

 

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