Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

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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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

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 stin 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.

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 1

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 meknow. Happy crafting! :)

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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:

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 5

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 6

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 7

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 8

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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 Free Crochet Pattern long

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.
Want to learn more about Legos, check them out here.
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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 (US crochet stitches):
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
Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (22)

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 ifyou 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 eachof 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! :)

Lego Man Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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 Free Crochet Pattern long image

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.

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Here is my inspiration picture that I used when developing thishat 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 (US crochet stitches):
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
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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 1before 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 working2 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.

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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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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 Large Applique Free Crochet Pattern long image

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 (US crochet stitches):

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

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

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 Large Applique Free Crochet Pattern

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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

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

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 (US crochet stitches):

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)

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbol Vault Hunter Hat Crochet Pattern

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

 

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free cat character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

More than likely you are wondering who is Doraemon?  Doraemon  is a cute anime robotic cat that gained popularity through his manga series in Japan.  He became so popular that he went on to have his own video games, movies and a television series.  He is awfully cute and when I saw him I thought crochet character hat. :)  This is my crochet translation of this adorable anime character and I hope you like him.  Happy crafting!

Want to learn more about Doraemon?  Learn more here.

Doraemon_pic (1)

Doraemon the Anime Cat CharacterHat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright blue yarn for beanie main
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for eyes, whisker and mouth line features
White yarn for face area, eye whites and shining light spots
Red yarn for trim and nose
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):

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

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 bright blue yarn

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern


Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start creating your beanie into a Doraemon hat. :)

Hat Trim: using red contrast color yarn

This colored contrast trim will be used to represent his red collar.  Attach red 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.

Face Area: using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 14, place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next 10 ch, and 2 dc in remaining ch. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 12 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Rows 3- 4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 15 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Row 5: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 14 st across. (15 dc)
Row 6: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 13 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 7: Sl st in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the following 10 st across, 1 sc in next st and sl st in the remaining st. Do not turn.
Row 8: Now work this row around the perimeter of the face area continuing from where you left off in previous round. This will give the defined edges you see in pattern pictures. Starting in side of 1st st around corner place 2 sc, place 1 sc in each st down until bottom corner, *place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in to the corner*, work 1 sc in each st across bottom until next bottom corner repeating * in to the corner, continue working 1 sc in each st until you reach the 1st st from previous Row. Place 1 sc in same st as 1st and sl st in the top of the 1st st from previous round.
Make sure you leave an extra long yarn tail for this feature as you will need to stitch it on around the whole period and I sometimes anchor mine with a few random stitches along the middle to keep the large features from bubbling up. Once you have measured out enough of a yarn tail to do this, cut yarn and pull through last loop. Put this piece to the side until needed in assembly steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:

Row 1: Ch 8, place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 4 ch, and 2 hdc in remaining ch. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next 6 st and 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Rows 3: Place 1 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 4: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 5 st across and hdctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn.  (8 hdc)
Row 5: Sl st in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st across, 1 sc in next st and sl st in the remaining st. Do not turn. 
Row 6: Now work this row around the perimeter of the face area continuing from where you left off in previous round. This will give the defined edges you see in pattern pictures. Starting in side of 1st st around corner place 2 sc, place 1 sc in each st down until bottom corner, *place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in to the corner*, work 1 sc in each st across bottom until next bottom corner repeating * in to the corner, continue working 1 sc in each st until you reach the 1st st from previous Row. Place 1 sc in same st as 1st and sl st in the top of the 1st st from previous round.
Make sure you leave an extra long yarn tail for this feature as you will need to stitch it on around the whole period and I sometimes anchor mine with a few random stitches along the middle to keep the large features from bubbling up. Once you have measured out enough of a yarn tail to do this, cut yarn and pull through last loop. Put this piece to the side until needed in assembly steps.

Eye whites (Make 2): using white 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 and 1 sc). Pull the ovalish shaped 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 remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Fasten off.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, only make Round 1 and not Round 2 as it states above.

Eye liner Trim: using black yarn
Attach with a sl st black yarn on outside rim of finished eye white. Ch 1 before making a sl st in that st and each of the following st around. I did make (sl st, ch 1 , sl st) in top most and bottom most stitches to help round it out a little.
Repeat process for second eye.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Ch 1 and then sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this eye pupil on to the eye white during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat above steps for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Make a chain of 4 and sl st in the last ch from hook. You will sew this on in a ovalish circle during assembly.
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this eye pupil on to the eye white during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Shining light spots on eyes (Make 2): using white yarn
You can just make a large knot for these. What I did is made a ch of 2 and then made a double knot around it as a base for an easy knot. 😉
Leave a short tail that’s long enough to secure it on to the eye pupil during assembly steps before you cut the yarn. Place to side until needed
Repeat for second eye.

Instructions the same for smaller sized hats.

Mouth lines / Smile: using black yarn

Downward mouth line:
Make a chain of 7.
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this chain length on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Smile line:
Make a chain of 18.
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this chain length on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

The two features above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Instead of making chains for the mouth lines like in steps above, put aside a length of black yarn that you can freehand stitch on the mouth lines in place during assembly.

Whiskers (Make 6): using black yarn
Make a chain of 7 with black yarn.
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this chain length on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat for the remaining 5 whiskers needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Instead of making chains for the whisker lines like in steps above, put aside a length of black yarn that you can freehand stitch on the whisker lines in place during assembly.

Nose: using red 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 the round. (8 hdc)
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
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 the round. (8 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Shining light spot on nose: using white yarn
Make a ch of 3 and sl st in the 3rd ch from hook. That’s it.
Just make sure you have leave a short tail to be able to sew this in place on the nose during assembly. Cut yarn 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, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Just make a a large knot like you did with the shining spots for the eyes instead of the small chain circle.

Eye Assembly Steps:
The following steps require these face features:
2 – eye whites with trim
2- eye pupils
2 – shining light eye spots

Taking the yarn tail left on one of the shining light spots, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place on to the eye pupil.  You can reference my pictures on where I placed mine but you can move them to however you like.  Once the spot is sewn in place, pull yarn to the backside of the eye pupil and fasten off.  Repeat process for second shining light spot.
Now take the black yarn tail from one eye pupil and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the pupil in place in the center of your eye white.  Once you have secured them in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Now your eyes should be fully assembled with one yarn tail on each.  Do not fasten this off as you will use it to attach to the beanie hat during assembly. Place to side until needed.

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Face Area Assembly:
The following steps require these face features:
1- face area
1- nose
1 – shining light spot for nose
2- mouth lines
6 – whisker lines

Taking the yarn tail on shining light spot for nose and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the light spot in place in desired place on the red nose.  You can see my picture above on how I placed mine.  Once it’s in place, pull yarn to the backside of the nose and fasten off.
Next take the yarn tail left on the nose and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the nose in place on your face area.  I placed mine just above the center after laying down the mouth chain lines to see how much room they would take. :)  Once you have secure it in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Taking the tail from the downward part of the mouth chain, use your yarn needle to sew it in place straight down from the nose.  I tucked the start of my chain just under the edge of the nose.  Once you have secure it in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now that that line is in place you can use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and take the yarn tail on second smile piece to sew the smile chain in a upwards facing curve. Think :)  Once you have secure it in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now all that is left is placing your whiskers on to the face area.  So using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take a yarn tail from one whisker chain and sew it in desired place on face area.  I started with the middle whisker on each side and then worked from that so I wouldn’t run out of space.  I also stitched it right to the side of the face area so it looked like it was overlapping but that was my preference, it’s not necessary. Once you have secure it in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.  You want to repeat this until all 6 whiskers are attached.

Finishing off:
Now that you have completed the face area assembly from previous steps, you should only have one yarn tail left.  Taking your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and this yarn tail, sew the face area in place on the front of your beanie hat.  When doing large areas like this, once I secure the perimeter in place, I would make several small stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up. :)  Once you have sewn it on, pull the yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Next take the remaining yarn tail on one assembled eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place where it is overlapping on top of face area.  Depending on how much space you have, you can move it around to your liking.  I placed just under half on top of the face area.   Once you have secured the eye in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat this process for the second eye.
Now just take a few moments to look over your hat for any loose ends or yarn tails you might of missed during process.  If you find any, weave in and fasten off.
All done! :)   One Doraemon crochet hat ready to wear or gift. I made mine for my stepdaughter who is a big anime fan.

Here are some additional pictures I have taken to show how the Doraemon hat looks once worn:

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free dog character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Copy of Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern long

After playing the Adventure of Tintin video game recently I was inspired to make Snowy into a character hat.  He is so cute.  I used his original drawings from the Tintin comic book illustrations to make this hat come to live versus the video game version.  I like how his features stand out more this way, especially with the eyebrows. You don’t have to be a comic or video game fan to like Snowy. He is an adorable all white terrier that is Tintin’s little sidekick on his adventures.  He makes a cute hat for children, boys or girls, adults, comic book lovers and more.  I made the hat in this pattern and as shown in pictures for one of my nephews.  I think I’m going to be making a matching Tintin hat in the near future too. :)

Don’t know about Snowy or Tintin? You can learn more about them here.

Want to check out the video game? This is the game I was talking about here. (P.S. It’s been out for awhile so it’s really cheap now!)

You can also watch episodes of his cartoon online here!

I hope you like this hat and enjoy making your own. Happy crafting!

Inspiration picture for the Snowy the Dog Adventure of Tintin hat crochet pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie main color,ears, shining light spot on nose and snout
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for nose, eyes and eyebrows
“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 snout

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

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 

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 white yarn 

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start creating your beanie into a Snowy hat. :)

Snout back *optional*: using white yarn
Note: This step is an optional step but one I highly recommend as it will prevent stuffing from slipping between stitches on to the wearers head when wearing hat as it stretches when worn. It can make it a bit itchy so I take this extra step to keep it where the stuffing belongs. :)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed.  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 following 9 st.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st* repeating * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Fasten off.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st 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.

Snout: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed.  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 following 9 st.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st* repeating * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st.  (30 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st 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 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 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 each of the following 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 3:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 dc)
Row 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 5 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.    (7 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 6 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (8 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 hdc)
Row 3:  Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 hdc)
Row 4: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

Ear Back and Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn and completed ear fronts from previous steps
Repeat Rows 1-6 from Ear fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 6 as you have with the ear fronts. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed ear front in front of the ear back you are working on, lining up the stitches.
Row 7:  Place 1 sc in each st around and in each corner make the following: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Continue process around the perimeter of both pieces until you are back to the 1st st in this row. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in row.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a tail that will be long enough to secure the ear on the top of the beanie hat during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat the above process for second ear

Shining Light Spot for Nose: using white yarn
Make a chain of 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, make a large knot with white yarn to represent the shining light spot instead of above instructions leaving a short yarn tail to attach during assembly.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following stitches in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish shaped circle closed. 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 worked in round. (18 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the front of the snout during assembly before cutting your yarn and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, skip round 2 and just make round 1 for his nose.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following sts in this order: 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in the top of the first st in round. (12 st total)
Leave a yarn tail length long enough to sew the eye on the hat during assembly process before cutting yarn and pulling tail through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat this process for second eye.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for a toddler sized hat, you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 6. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew his eyebrows in place during assembly before pulling through loop on hook and placing to side. Repeat instructions for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, leave a small length of black yarn to the side to freehand stitch on skinny eyebrows on top of the eyes during assemble instead of chain instructions given above.

Finishing off steps:
Starting with the nose and snout assembly, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to take the yarn tail left on your shining light spot for nose and sew it on to the top left portion of the black nose. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine to look more like Snowy.  Once you have secured it in place, pull yarn to the backside of the black nose and fasten off.
Now take the black yarn tail left on your nose from previous step and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew it in desired place on the front of the nose snout.   I placed mine just above the center of the front so it would be more near top like comic pictures but feel free to play around with your placement to find what you like the best.  Once it is secure, pull yarn to the inside of the snout and fasten off.
Next up use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the extra long white yarn tail on the snout piece to attach it to your snout to the bottom front of your beanie hat.  If you have opted to do the optional snout back, take the time to stitch that over opening first before sewing it on to the beanie hat.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around stuff your nose/snout to desired fullness with the fiberfill stuffing.   Try not to overstuff this feature as it will bubble and can cause the area it is attached to on the beanie hat to sag or bunch. Not cute.  You just want to stuff it enough for it to hold the shape of the snout.   Once fully secured in place, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now take one of the tails left on an eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place above the snout.  I placed mine just above the snout as you can see in pictures but you can move them around a little to see what works best for your hat.   Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat for second eye.
Next you are going to use the tail on one of Snowy’s eyebrows and use your yarn needle to sew it in place above one of the eyes.  I did mine in an upside “U” shape, kind of a curve, as you can see in pictures.  Once you have sewed them on to your liking, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eyebrow.
Now all that is left is to attach Snowy’s ears.  If you want your ears to be more upright like in most of his comics, place the ears closer to the top center of the beanie hat when attaching them.  I wanted my ear tips to flip forward like in comics so I didn’t use anything inside the ears to keep them fully upright like a pipe cleaner that I would use during ear assembly for bunnies and such.  If you want your ears to be more downward floppy, place more to the sides of the head.  You can also tilt the ears so the front concave part is facing forward while on the side of the head too.  You can see where I placed mine in pictures below.  Once your ear is sewn in place, pull yarn to inside.  At this point on features that are on top of hat, I run another short row of stitches and knots on the inside to support them but it’s mandatory.  Fasten off and repeat the process for the second ear.
Go ahead and double check your work for any tails or loose ends you might of missed during process.  If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One fun Snowy hat that Tintin fans and children will love. :)

Here are some pictures taken to show how this Snowy hat looks worn once completed:

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

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Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

 

This crochet pattern was a special design at the request of one of our guy friends. An evil bunny? in his favorite colors black and red? Why not? So I made up this hat just for him but had to keep the pattern to share with everyone of course. :) This is an advanced beginner crochet project with very few pieces for a character or animal hat so it’s not that hard to do in one sitting even. It makes a perfect fun gift for those that are a little into the darker sides of things, males and even Halloween costumes. This little guy kind of grew on me while I was making him up. I think he may be leaning more to cute than evil though. Oops.

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (13)


Project requires:

Black yarn for beanie hat (main color) and logo
Red 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 (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
dctog – double crochet two stitches together (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US) 
hdctog- half double crochet together (infant sizes only) (US)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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 Large Adult / Men Sized 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 yarn and contrast color trim
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
In order to make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the red yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Now that you have finished your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your own evil bunny hat.

Inner Ear (Make 2): using red contrasting yarn
Row 1: Ch 9, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Rows 2-7: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 6 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (7 dc)
Row 8:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 6 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (8 dc)
Row 9: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 7 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (9 dc)
Rows 10-11: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 8 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (9 dc)
Row 12: Place 1 dc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 dc in each of the following 5 st, and dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 13: Place 1 dc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 dc in each of the following 3 st, and dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

*The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
Row 1: Ch 7, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 4 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Rows 2-5: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 hdc)
Row 6:  Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (6 hdc)
Row 7: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 5 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (7 hdc)
Rows 8-9: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 6 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (8 hdc)
Row 10: Place 1 hdc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, and hdctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (6 hdc)
Row 11: Place 1 hdc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 hdc in each of the following 2 st, and hdctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn.  (4 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Outer Ear (make 2): using black main color yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -13 or Inner Ear as above.
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Assembly (Make 2): using black yarn, 2 finished inner ear and 2 finished outer ear pieces from previous step.
Placing 1 completed ear front in front of a finished ear back, line up the st. Attach black yarn to top left corner stitch. Ch 1 before making 1 sc in each st down ear towards bottom, working through both pieces at same time counterclockwise around ear. When you reach the bottom 7 st, place 2 sc in each of these st to give the ear a more rounded bottom. Resume making 1 sc in each st up to top right corner, place (3 sc in corner), 1 sc in each of the st across to you reach 1st st worked. Place 2 more sc in same st as 1st st before sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a long enough of a tail of yarn to be able to secure your ear in place on your beanie hat during assembly. Put to side until needed for assembly.
Repeat process for second ear.

Eye Color (Make 2): using red contrasting yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull oval shaped circle closed and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st and 1 sc in remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. ( st total)
Before you cut your yarn, make sure you leave a long enough of a tail of yarn to be able to secure your assembled eye in place on your beanie hat during eye assembly. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process for second eye color piece.

*The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 only doing Round 1 of above instructions.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black main color yarn
Ch 4. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch and sl st in remaining ch. Ch 1 and turn to work backside of chain. Work 1 sc in 1st 2 st and sl st in to the last st of chain.
Make sure you leave a short yarn tail that is long enough to secure your eye pupil in place on your evil bunny’s eye before you cut the yarn, pull through last st and place to side for now.
Repeat for second eye pupil.

*The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
 Ch 4.  Make a sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook and sl st in last ch from hook.  Leave a short enough yarn tail to be able to sew this little piece in to an elongated oval during eye assembly steps.

Now that all your features are made, you are now ready to move on to the finishing off steps up next.

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Finishing off:
Starting with your eyes, we are going to assemble the eye pupils and eye colors together into completed eyes before attaching them to the evil bunny hat. Take the leftover black (main color) yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your pupil in place in the center of one red (contrast color) eye color piece. You want to place it so that it is long wise, up and down, vertical. Once it is securely in place, pull your yarn to the back of the assembled eye before fastening off. Repeat this process for your second eye.
Next take the leftover red (contrast color) yarn tail from your assembled eye and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the bunny’s eye directly on to the beanie. Since these are the only beanie feature, feel free to play around with the placement. You may like it more down low on the hat, in the middle or even up high. You can reference my pictures on where I placed the eyes on my evil bunny hat. Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for your second eye.
Now take the leftover black (main color) yarn tail from one assembled ear and sew it on to the desired location with the  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle on your evil bunny hat. If you want longer hanging ears, place lower on the hat. If you want shorter hanger ears, place higher on hat. For head top floppy ears, place on top of hat with contrast color piece facing forward. You can also place the ears on the side of the head with the red facing forward more towards the top so that they will flop forward with peeks at the red also. You can see how I placed the ears on this evil bunny hat as requested by our male friend in my pictures. Once you have secured the ear fully in place, pull the leftover yarn tail to the inside of the hat before fastening off. Repeat for second ear.
*Tip from cRAfterChick: I normally mark the start and finish of my second ear with safety pins so that I get the ears perfectly symmetrically placed but I’m a bit OCD about them being even. It will drive me crazy if they are slightly off but it by no means is a necessary step. *
Take the time now to look over your assembled hat to check for any loose ends or tails you might of missed during assembly process. Take the time now to sew them in and fasten off.
All done! One super evil looking bunny hat ready to wear. I told you it wasn’t too complicated. :) Happy crafting!

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Here are some of the pictures  taken to show how this evil bunny crocheted hat looks like worn once it is fully completed:

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free animal hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This a super easy and cute frog hat crochet pattern.  It works up really fast and is great for last minute gift ideas or to work on project when you don’t have much time to fill.  I tried to make it as easy as possible and I think it’s very beginner friendly so give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the pattern at all. Happy crafting!

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Project requires:
Light to medium green yarn for beanie main color and ear backs
Black yarn for eye pupils and smile
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew pieces together

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

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie 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 light to medium green yarn 

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start building your cute frog hat. :)

Eye Whites (Make 2):  using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off. (24 sc)
Repeat above process for the second eye white

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.  (10 hdc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew it on to the eye white in following step before cutting yarn and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make 3 sc in circle instead of 6 sc pattern calls for above.

Eye Front Assembly: using eye whites and eye pupils
Take the black yarn tail from one eye pupil from previous step and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the pupil on to one of the eye white pieces.  I centered mine on Round 1 of the eye white but you can place it wherever you desire.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of eye white and fasten off.
Repeat process for second eye.

Eye Backs and Assembly (Make 2): using main color yarn and assembled eye fronts from previous steps.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 from eye whites above but do not fasten off at the end of round 2.
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * until 4 st are left.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

*For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place 2 sc in 1st st and in next 6 st. Place 1 sc in next st, and sl st in last 2 st.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

Mouth / Smile: using black yarn
Main Smile piece:
Using black yarn, make a chain of 25.  Leave a nice long yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of  16 for newborn or 18 for other infant sizes instead of 25 pattern calls for above.

Smile Sides (Make 2):
Using black yarn, make a chain of 6.  Leave a short yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.  Repeat process for second smile side.

*This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make two chains of 3 ch instead of 6 pattern calls for above.

Now you can move on to assembly steps below.

Finishing off:
Take the tail from one completed frog eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to attach to one side of the top of your frog hat.  Stitch it on securely.  When I place features like this on top of hats I stitch on top of beanie and reinforce with another set of stitches inside but it’s not necessary.  Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second frog eye.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the mouth / smile chain and sew it in desired location on hat front. I sewed mine in a wide “u” shape but feel free to change it up on yours. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the smile side chain and sew it in desired location on one side of the smile you stitched on in previous step. I attached mine in a bit of a curve. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed them on my hat.  Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process on the other side of the smile for the second smile side.
Now take a few moments to double check over your work for any loose ends or tails you may not of fastened off during assembly of your frog hat.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten off.
All done! One easy and cute frog hat. :)

Here are some of the additional pictures taken to show how the completed easy and cute frog hat looks like when worn:

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (17)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (12)
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Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free book character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This was a requested hat for my Mom, who is a teacher, to wear during reading this book to her classroom. The kids love seeing all the hats for each book or project so it’s fun for me to make these book characters come to life in crochet. :) This is my crochet interpretation of the Lorax based on the movie character instead of the book character from Dr. Suess. It’s a fun hat to make, wear or give as a gift to the Dr Suess lover in your life. I tried to make it simple and easy for even beginners but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Happy crafting!

the lorax book character hat crochet pattern inspiration picture

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern


Project requires:

Orange yarn for Beanie Hat main color and nose
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Golden yellow yarn for whiskers / mustache area, eyebrows and hat’s trim
Green yarn for eye color
Black Yarn for eye pupils
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 (US crochet stitches):

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
dctog- double crochet two stitches together (US)
sctog- single crochet two stitches together (US)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

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 yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
To make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the golden yellow yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your Lorax character hat. :)

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, Ch 1 before placing following (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Leave a nice long yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through. You will be using this tail to secure your assembled eyes on to your beanie hat during finishing process.
Repeat for second eye white.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip Round 2 of above instructions.

Eye color (Make 2): using dark green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leaving a long enough tail to be able to sew your eye color on to your eye white during assembly, cut yarn and pull through loop. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process above for second eye color.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 4 sc instead of 6 sc in instructions above.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Cut yarn leaving a short tail long enough to attach to eye color during eye assembly before pulling through. Place to side until needed in future steps.
Repeat process for the second eye pupil.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip making a chain and just make a large knot to sew in to place.

Nose: using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pull through loop and placing to the side until needed.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following stitches instead of those above in magic circle. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (4 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 8. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail as you will be using it sew your eyebrows in place and freehand stitch on eyebrow edges if wanted like I did in my hat to look more like the Lorax movie character. Once you leave a tail, cut yarn, pull through loop and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat for second eyebrow.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.   For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following for Row 1 instead of instructions above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked. (8 st total)

Mustache / whiskers area: using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 22. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 19 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (20 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following 16
st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (18 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in each of next 3 st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 4 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 4 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

*The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead of instructions for this feature above: 
Row 1: Ch 16. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 13 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following
10 st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 2 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 2 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

Now you have all the pieces created. Time to move on to assembly.

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Finishing off:
We will start from the bottom up on adding our features to this Lorax character hat. I find it is better to do it this way so that you take the worry out of running out of room and scrunching features together if you run tight on space. You can always move the next feature up but there is no moving down.
Taking the tail from your Lorax’s mustache whiskers area and your
sew the mustache securing in place a little above the bottom of the hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off.
Taking the tail left on his nose piece and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the nose in place on the top center of his attached mustache / whiskers area that you sewed on in previous step. Once sewn in place completely, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
You now want to take the yarn tail left on one eye pupil and sew it in place with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle onto one green eye color. After attached, pull yarn to back of eye color and fasten it off. Repeat this process for the second pupil.
Take the green yarn tail from one of his eye color pieces and secure it in desired place on one eye white sewing it together with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once done, pull yarn to the back of the eye white and fasten off. Repeat this process for the second eye color.
Taking the white yarn tail from one assembled eye use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place off to one side of nose above the whisker area. Once secured in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye, equal distance on the opposite side of the nose.
Taking the tail from one your Lorax’s eyebrows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eyebrow securing in place a little above one attached eye. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off. Repeat this process for the second eyebrow placing it over the second eye.
Now take the time to check over your work for any yarn tails or loose ends you may have missed during assembly. If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off.
All done. :) One cool Lorax hat ready to wear.

Here are some pictures I have taken to show how the Lorax looks worn once it is completed:

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

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