Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Cookie Monster will always remain one of my favorite Sesame Street characters of all time. I never could get enough of him and Elmo.. oh and then Count.  When I found out that one of my little heroes with Juvenile Arthritis was a big fan of Cookie Monster I just had to try to make him up into a hat.  I love his googly crazy eyes. :)  This is actually a pretty good hat project for beginners and advanced beginners to crochet up.  It was definitely a fun project and I plan on make more of the Sesame Street characters in the near future to make up a set of patterns, for free of course.

Cookie Monster Character Hat Easy Crochet Pattern

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright to Medium Blue Yarn for Beanie Hat main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupils and mouth
White Yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

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

Cookie Monster 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 Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie 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 yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Cookie Monster character hat! :)

Eye backs (*optional step – Make 2): using white yarn
Note: This step is optional but I highly recommend it to prevent stuffing in eyeballs to seep out of hat when worn and itch foreheads. It helps keep the stuffing where you want when stitches are spread when worn. 
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and put to side until needed during assembly steps.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)

Eye White Fronts (Make 2): Using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to 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 9 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. (20 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye back (*optional) to your eye white and then sew your assembled eye on to your beanie hat securely in place before you cut the yarn. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed during assembly steps.
Repeat process for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (16 sc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In 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)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye pupil in to desired place on eye whites before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place to side until needed in finishing off steps.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc)

Mouth: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12. Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 10 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (16 dc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 4 st, sctog next 2 st, sctog next 2 st,  now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your Cookie Monster’s mouth on securely, before pulling yarn through and moving on to assembly.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following  ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (12 hdc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 3 st, sctog next 2 st, now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.

Finishing off:
I like to start working from the bottom up on my hats so I don’t mismanage my space and end up with features all scrunched together. This way if you misjudge your space you can always move the next feature up the hat a little further than you planned. :) I often will use a wig model Styrofoam head and straight pins to place my features before I sew them to get a feel for how they will turn out. I know I’m a little OCD about my crochet. Too bad I’m not about my house being organized…
Taking your yarn tail from your mouth you completed in last steps and your yarn needle, sew his open mouth in desired location on the hat. I normally start features just above the last round of dc on my hat bases but feel free to play around and find what you like the best. I find that if I stitch around the perimeter and then place a few stitched into the middle of the smile it will keep it from bubbling up in the center.  Once you have sewn Cookie Monster’s mouth in to place, pull your leftover yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Next we will assemble the eyes prior to attaching them to the beanie hat. Taking the tail from one black eye pupil and your yarn needle, sew it in desired location on one eye white front. I placed mine in oddball positions like in picture of Cookie Monster near top of blog so he would look more silly. You can reference my pictures as well to get an idea of how it looks. Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of the eye white front before fastening off. Repeat this process for second eye pupil.

*Attaching the eye back. This is an optional step for those that opted to make the eye backs to keep the stuffing from falling out. Again I highly recommend this step and it really doesn’t take much more time. It’s appreciated in the long run. Taking the tail from one eye front, line up an eye back with back side facing in and use your yarn needle to sew the two pieces together so that the eye back will close the bottom up of the eye front. You want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to add your fiberfill stuffing (or desired stuffing) to the eyes before you close them up. You want to add enough stuffing that the eyes keep an nice rounded appearance for the 3D eyes but not so much that your eye back bulges out. This over stuffing will make make your area around the eye when attached bunch up and sometimes the eyes sag. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Do not fasten off the remainder tail as this will be used next. Now you will use your assembled eye and tail with your yarn needle to sew the assembled eye directly on to your beanie hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed the eyes on my Cookie Monster character hat but again, feel free to play around to find what you like the best. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.

If you skipped the optional eye back steps, now you will take your yarn needle and the tail left on one eye front to sew it into place directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. You will want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 around to stuff it until you reach the rounded appearance of the eye you are looking for. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.
Now take a minute to double check your Cookie Monster beanie hat to check for any tails or yarns ends you might of missed during assembly. If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One super easy and cute Cookie Monster crocheted character hat sure to pass along a few smiles. I hope you like my hat. I’m working on making each of the Sesame Street characters come alive in crochet hats. I can’t just make one right? 😉

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how the completed Cookie Monster character hat looks once you finish:
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes

 This hat was a special request from a loved one and a favorite project of mine for what it stands for.  The loved one wanted a set of gay pride hats to where with a fellow attendee to our local Gay Pride parade later this month.  I am honored to be a part of their day and was so happy to make the hats for them that I pushed more than a few projects aside to design this up asap.  They promised me lots of pictures from the day so I can’t wait to see them. :)  This is a very beginner friendly double crochet hat pattern and works up really fast. I made them both in a day of working at them here and there. Happy crafting!

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes Notes

Project requires:
Medium to normal weight yarn (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn for these though you can use baby yarn for extra soft beanie hats too!)
Red Yarn
Orange Yarn
Yellow Yarn
Green Yarn
Blue Yarn
Purple Yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (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

Preteen / Teen/ Womens Size Instructions:

Round 1: Starting with Red yarn in Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc) Fasten off red yarn.
Round 3: Attach Orange yarn with sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (40 dc) Fasten off orange yarn.
Round 5: Attach Yellow yarn with a sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  (50 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)  Fasten off yellow yarn.
Round 7: Attach Green yarn with a sl st to the st where you left off in previous round.  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off green yarn.
Round 9: Attach Blue yarn with a sl st to the st where you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off blue yarn.
Round 11: Attach Purple yarn with a sl st in the st you left off at in previous round.  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 12:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off purple yarn.
All done!

Men’s Size Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: Starting with Red yarn, in a Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 12 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 11 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (36 dc) Fasten off red yarn.
Round 4: Attach Orange yarn in a sl st in st you left off at previously.  Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (48 dc) Join to top ch of ch 3.
Round 5: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  (60 dc) Fasten off orange yarn.
Round 6: Attach Yellow yarn with a sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off yellow yarn.
Round 8:  Attach Green yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round.Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 9:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off green yarn.
Round 10: Attach Blue yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 11:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off blue yarn.
Round 12:  Attach Purple yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 13:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off.
That’s it!
I hope you enjoy making this beautiful hat for gay pride. :)  I can’t wait to see the pictures from my loved one rocking hers at the parade!

Here are some pictures I have taken to show how the completed rainbow hat looks once finished and worn:

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (3)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (8)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (6)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (5)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (7)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (7)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens  Men sizes (4)

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Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Brraiiiinnsss?  I have to admit the gaming geek side of me loves making the characters from various games emerge from the yarn.  I’m pretty sure I gave out a squee when this one was done.  If you are a fan of this game or zombies in general, or maybe just have someone you know that loves them, this makes a fun little project.  Due to the mouth construction and all the little pieces to be sewn on, I would rate this crochet pattern to be advanced beginner and up.  I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand but I am still new to pattern making so please let me know if you have any questions or find anything confused.  I hope you like this cute zombie too. :)

Plants Vs. Zombies crochet hat pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Light Green / Olive Colored Yarn for Beanie Hat main color and ears- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn  or Caron 1 lb but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for eye pupils and mouth area
White yarn for eye whites and teeth
Pink yarn for gum area of mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character 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 Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat 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 light green / olive colored yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Plants vs Zombies zombie hat!

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing  4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye pupil in place on eye white during finishing steps before cutting yarn. Sit to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, your pupil will be 2 sc and ch 1 before making a sl st to bridge gap when pulling circle closed.

Large Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 8 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 5 instead of 8.

Smaller Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 4 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 2 and leave tail. You will not sl st in to last st like in instructions above to keep this one smaller.

Larger Eye White : using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Smaller Eye White: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Teeth for Mouth Area: using white yarn

Extra Large Tooth: using white yarn
Ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Place 1 sc in each st across. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Medium Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Place 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in next st. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for the second medium sized tooth.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Small Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch.
Leave a yarn tail in order to sew on beanie later before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to side for now. Repeat for second small sized tooth.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Mouth Area: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 4: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead of above or switch to a G or H hook instead for above:
Row 1:  Ch 9 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (9 hdc)
Row 3: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

Gum areas of mouth (Make 2): using pink yarn
Row 1: Ch 7. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 2nd st in row skipping the 1st st, place 1 hdc in next 2 st, and sctog the last two st in row.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, switch to a G or H sized hook or do following steps instead:
Row 1: Ch 4. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next  2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Sctog first 2 st in row and sl st in to the last st.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

Mouth Assembly:
Taking the tail from one gum area and using your yarn needle, sew one of the pink gum areas in to the top left (when facing you) starting with end in corner and along top with curved area facing down. Once secure, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Taking the tail from second pink gum area and needle, sew this part of the gums to the bottom right area of mouth. You will place one end in corner and sew along the bottom. (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own) Once secure, like before, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Next we are going to do the teeth. I will give them to you in a clockwise circle starting with the top left corner.
For the first tooth, take the tail from your Extra Large Tooth, sew in to the top of the mouth on top and in the center of the upper pink gum area. Once secure pull yarn to back of mouth before fastening off.
For the second tooth, you will use one the Small Sized Teeth, attaching it to the center of the upper mouth area. Once secure pull yarn to back and fasten off.
For the third tooth, you will use one of the Medium Sized Teeth, sewing it in place in the upper right corner, about 2 stitches out from corner. Again sewing securely on before pulling to back and fastening off.
For the fourth tooth, you will use the tail left on second of the Medium Sized Teeth and yarn needle to secure this tooth in the bottom left corner, directly in corner touching left side of mouth. Once attached, pull yarn to back of mouth and fasten off.
For the fifth tooth, you will use the yarn left on the second of the Small Sized Teeth and attach it to the center of the bottom pink gum area on top of it so it looks like your tooth is sticking out of thickest part of gum. Once that is done, pull through and fasten off yarn in back of mouth area.

Finishing off:
I like to start with the bottom when making hats with features so I have plenty of room to work instead of squished up space if I judge wrong when starting at the top. It’s easier that way as you can always move next features up etc.
Now you should have a fully assembled mouth area with one long black mouth tail left. Using your yarn needle and the tail left on your mouth, attach it to your beanie near the center bottom of the front of your beanie. I just centered mine just above the last dc round on my hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you aren’t sure. Once the mouth area is secured in place on your beanie, pull the yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Taking the tail of your larger nostril and yarn needle, sew your larger nostril in place just to the right of the center of the mouth. Pull yarn to back when secure and fasten off.
Now take the tail of the smaller nostril and use your needle to secure it in place just to the left of the center of the mouth area. I lined my nostrils up so they are slightly angled in and the bottoms of each both started at same st line so this one was shorter on top.
Next to assemble the eyes, take one pupil tail and sew in place on eye white in desired location. I wanted mine to look more like character so I didn’t center them or point them in same direction. You can see my pictures of my completed hat or zombie picture from Plants Vs. Zombie’s game art. Now repeat to attach pupil to the second eye.
Now that your eyes are assembled, take the white yarn tail from the larger eye and yarn needle to sew it in place on the right side of face, the same side as your larger nostril. Once you have secured it completely in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat before fastening it off.
Now repeat this process with the smaller eye but sew it in place on the left side of the face, the same side as your smaller nostril. One you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Check over your hat to make sure there aren’t any loose ends or tails you have not woven in and fastened off in your assembly. Do so now if you find any. All done!

Here are some pictures to show how the completed Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:
Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

I decided to make myself some fun hats to wear with or without my newly acquired wigs since I have been losing my hair.  I came up with this idea for a blue curly pigtail hat to wear for World Arthritis Day or just for fun.  I will be making some in different hair colors for some small children as requested by their parents.  I’ve had several adults ask me to make this for them as well. :) Since I really do hate the sewing together part of hats, I designed it so each pigtail is in one piece versus each curl being a separate piece to sew on.  I think it’s a great project for beginners.  It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is to make. Happy crafting!

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Arthritis Awareness Blue Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color or whatever color you desire)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Lighter Purple  Contrast Yarn for bow
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail 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 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 purple yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own curly pigtail hat!

Bow (Make 2):  using purple contrast yarn
Row 1: Ch 14, work 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Make 1 dc in 1st st and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure your bow in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps.

This size bow will work great on toddler through adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
 Row 1: Ch 10, work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 3: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (8 hdc)

Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around. 

Curly Pigtails (Make 2): using main color blue yarn

First Curl

Starting off to make a ch of 37. In 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc and place 3 dc in each of the following 23 ch. In next ch place 2 hdc. Sl st back in to the next ch in the  foundation chain.

Second Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the ch unworked for now ch 27. Place 3 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, then make 3 dc in each of the following 23 ch and make 2 hdc in last ch before making a sl st back in to foundation chain in the next ch from start of curl.

Third Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 22.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 18 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fourth Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 22.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 18 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fifth Curl

For the fifth curl, sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of ch unworked for now, ch 17.  Make 3 dc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 dc in following 13 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Sixth Curl

For the sixth curl, sl st in next ch before leaving rest of ch unworked for now and ch 17.  Make 3 dc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 dc in following 13 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Leave a long enough tail on your pigtail in order to be able to securely sew it in to place on your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place it to side until needed.

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

This size pigtail will work great on youth through adult sized hats.  For toddler sized hats, do the following:

First Curl

Starting off to make a ch of 23. In 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc and place 3 hdc in each of the following 15 ch. In next ch place 2 hdc. Sl st back in to the next ch in the  foundation chain.

Second Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the ch unworked for now ch 16. Place 3 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, then make 3 hdc in each of the following 12 ch and make 2 hdc in last ch before making a sl st back in to foundation chain in the next ch from start of curl.

Third Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 16.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 12 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fourth Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 13.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 9 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fifth Curl

For the fifth curl, sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of ch unworked for now, ch 13.  Make 3 hdc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 hdc in following 9 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Sixth Curl (Optional – if you are doing newborn to 3 month size, you may want to eliminate either the sixth or second curl to make the pigtails less overwhelming in relation to hat)

For the sixth curl, sl st in next ch before leaving the last ch unworked for now and ch 10.  Make 3 hdc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 hdc in following 6 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Leave a long enough tail on your pigtail in order to be able to securely sew it in to place on your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place it to side until needed.

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

 

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3) Finishing off:

Take the tail left on one of your curly pigtails and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it on to the top side of your beanie hat. You can see where I placed my own. If you want your pigtails to hang longer than hat, place lower on hat, if you like it equal or shorter to length of hat, place further towards the top.  Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second pigtail.

Next take the tail left on one your purple (or desired color) hair bows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it to the top of one attached curly pigtails on hat. Again you can reference my pictures on where I placed my own.  I like to fold the center of my bows in half and place a few back / forth stitches to help them retain that shape before sewing it on to my location.  I like how the bows look when narrowed in the center but that is totally optional and up to your own preferences. I like to do this step on top of the pigtails that are already attached to beanie as a double step to secure the pigtails to the hat with the bow. :)

Once you have it sewn in to place, pull your yarn to the inside of hat before fastening off.  Now repeat process for second bow.

Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
All done!  Now you have one completed curly pigtail hat!  I love mine. I even wore it to go to the emergency room on Paint the World Blue for Arthritis Day. Boy did it get a lot of attention and kept the smiles going around. :)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7) at hospital

Here are some pictures to show how the completed curly pigtail hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)  

 My Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg hat was such a big hit at auction at the school my Mom teaches at, I had to make several more Greg hats to make everyone happy. One young kid is a big Rodrick fan so I designed this hat just for him.  I was in a rush to get it to him before the end of the school year so I didn’t get the best pictures but hopefully they still let you see the details to try your own.  You can learn more about Diary of a Wimpy Kid here or see the book series here.  It really is a great children’s book series.  My nephew took one look at the Greg and Roderick hats before pushing them to the top of the list he keeps adding to of hats I MUST make for him. lol  He apparently wants one of everything I make. Auntie Niki to the rescue. :)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast Black Yarn for details
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick 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 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 you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color yarn (white)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice in white yarn. Fasten off.
Attach black yarn to where you left off at end of beanie base with a sl st in one st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the first st and each st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off.  Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Diary of a Wimpy Kid hat of Rodrick ! 

Eyes (Make 2): Using black contrast yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in to the circle. Pull circled closed tightly and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 dc )
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your eyes on to your beanie hat securely. Cut yarn and pull through tightly before placing to side until needed during assembly process.
Repeat process for second eye.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:  switch to hdc for this step instead of dc as pattern calls for above.

Smile: Using black contrast yarn
Make 1 chain of  18 ch and leave tail to sew this main part of the smile in to place when assembling beanie hat.
Make 1 chain of 5 ch and leave tail of yarn to sew the sides of the smile in to place on each end of the smile chain from previous step. Put to side until needed during assembly.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following: For main smile piece : Ch 12 instead of 18.  For smile sides, ch 2 instead of 5.

Nose Pieces (make 2): using white main color yarn
Row 1:  Ch 7. Place 1 dc in third ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 2:  Place 1 dc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Place 1 dc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 4: Sc in first st, hdc in next st, dc in third st, hdc in next st, and sc in last st. Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.(5 st total)
Repeat this process for the second Nose Piece but before you start your original chain on Nose piece 2 make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your nose in place on to your beanie hat once completed. Fasten off at end of Round 4.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
 Row 1:  Ch 5. Place 1 hdc in third ch from hook and 1 hdc in the following 2 st. Ch 2 and turn.  (3 hdc)
Row 2:  Place 1 hdc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 h dc)
Row 3:  Place 1 hdc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (3 h dc)
Row 4: Sc in first 2nd st skipping 1st st and sl st in to the last st in row.(1 sc)

Nose Contrast Outline: using black contrast yarn
Round 1: Attach black yarn to one bottom corner of nose with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st up to topmost 5 st of nose tip curve (for newborn to 12 month sizes topmost 3 st). Place 2 sc in each of these 5 st before proceeding down other side of nose to corner with 1 sc in each st again.  When you reach bottom corner, cut yarn and fasten off.  You should have the 5 st at the base of the nose unworked with black like as seen in my pictures.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using main color white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 8 st. Place 1 sc in each of the last 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (21 st total)
Cut yarn and fasten off. You will need this during Ear Back assembly so don’t put it too far away.
Repeat process for second ear.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
 Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in first st and in each of the following 6 st. Place 1 sc in each of the last 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (17 st total)

Ear Back (Make 2): using main color white yarn and black contrast yarn for last round
Repeat rounds 1-2 of Ear Fronts in previous step but do not fasten off at end of round 2.  You want to leave a long enough tail at start of Round 1 of the Ear Backs so that you can sew the ears on to place on hat during assembly process.
Placing one ear front in front of your ear back you are working on, continue working the following through both pieces at same time.
Round 3:  Attach black contrast yarn with a sl st in last st worked. Ch 1 before working 1 sc in first 6 st, then alternate 1 sc then 2 sc repeatedly until back at first st in round. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round.
Repeat process for second ear.

Hair (Make 3): using black contrast yarn
Ch 9. Make 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook and place 1 hdc in each of the following 6 ch. (7 hdc)
Make sure you leave a yarn tail that will be long enough to secure your hair on to Roderick’s head before you cut your yarn and pull it through. Place to side until needed during finishing off steps.
Repeat process for 2 other pieces of hair needed for pattern.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following: Make a chain of 7 before making 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the following 5 ch.

Eyebrows (Make 2):using black contrast yarn
Make a ch of  6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 ch. (1 sc and 4 hdc)
Leave a tail long enough to sew eyebrows in place, cut yarn, pull through and put to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

These features will work well on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
Make a ch of 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc in each of the following 3 st. (4 sc)

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick’s smile. I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process.  Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
You are now going to use this the tail left on the large smile chain from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the main smile piece into the desired place on the hat.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed his smile my own hat in a lopsided grin.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Now repeat this process to the smaller side smile chain on the right side to give his lopsided smile.
Next we will work on attaching the nose that was assembled previously.  Use the tail left behind and needle to secure the nose piece in place on to the beanie hat.  Pull yarn in to the inside of beanie once sewn on and fasten off.
Next we will work on the his eyes.  Take the yarn tail left from one eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Note that you want the oval of eyes to have the narrow sides on top and bottom whereas the long ends facing sides.  Once it’s sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
Now that your eyes are in place, take the tail from one eyebrow and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to to secure it in place over one eye. Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of beanie before fastening off.  Repeat process for second eyebrow.
Now you need to attach Rodrick’s ears on to the beanie.  Sew each of the ears in place by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears before directly on to the top sides of the beanie in your desired position.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second ear.
Picking up one of Rodrick’s pieces of hair you created before, use the tail left and yarn needle to secure them in to place on the top of the beanie hat.  I centered my middle hair right in the 1st Round circle on my own beanie hat but you can place it in your desired location to best fit your hat.  Once the hair has been securely sewn on, pull yarn into the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat process with second and third hair, positioning them on either side of your middle hair.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. I would love to see your version if you make one, just drop me a line. :) All done now!

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how this Rodrick hat looks worn and from different directions when completed:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

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Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Free

I saw a stuffed toy awhile back that had the cutest sleeping bunny face.  I wish I could remember where I saw it. It was so adorable. Unfortunately I screwed up on the eyelashes and it didn’t turn out as clean looking as I wanted. I may switch to embroidery thread if I make another but here is the pattern to my design.  I don’t have a toddler sized head model so I apologize for not having the usual 3D pictures of how it looks worn from different angles.  I actually made this one for my niece to wear on Easter and just got around to typing it up.

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color) and ear back / outer ear trim- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for closed eye / eyelashes
Pink contrast yarn for inner ears and bow
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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 Toddler Sized (Age 1 – 3 Years Old) Double Crochet Beanie 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. The hat in these pictures are of the Toddler size of my Easy Peasy double crochet beanie pattern set.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Chibi Sleeping Bunny hat. :)

Eye Lines (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 10.
Repeat for second eye line. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of  7 instead of a chain of 10 as step calls for. 

Eyelashes (Make 8): using black yarn
Make a chain of 4.
Leave a short tail long enough to secure the eyelash in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through.  Place eyelash to the side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for the rest of the eyelashes required.
*Note: You may want to opt to skip the crocheted eyelashes and try out some embroidery thread if yours aren’t coming out right. I’m not happy with how mine came out exactly so I will be trying the embroidery thread on next one requiring eyelashes.*

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make eyelashes of 2 ch each instead of the of ch 4 step calls for.

Ear Front (Make 2): using pink contrast color yarn
Row 1: Ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 2-3: Place 1 dc in first st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. ( 4 dc)
Row 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 6-7: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the next 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8:  Make 1 dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st in round, 1 dc in next st and dctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. ( 3 dc)
Row 9:  Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping first st and sl st into next st.  (1 sc and 1 sl st)
Fasten off and put down ear front until ready to attach to ear back.
Repeat process for second ear.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip rounds 5, 10, 11 and 12.

Ear Back (Make 2): using pink contrast color yarn
Repeat Rows 1-9 from Ear Front step above but do leave a long enough tail of yarn at the beginning of your project to be able to sew your ears once assembled on to the beanie hat and do not fasten off at the end of Row 9 like with the ear fronts.
Row 10:  Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on. Working through both pieces at once, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in both of the sc from previous round, continue working a round of 1 sc in each st around the perimeter with 3 sc in each corner when working around until you reach 1st st in round. Sl st in to the top of 1st st. The 3 sc in top of ear curve and bottom corners will give the ear a more rounded appearance.
Fasten off.  You should still have the tail from beginning of ear back that you will use during finishing steps. Place assembled ear to the side until needed.
Repeat process for second ear.

Bow Main Piece: using pink yarn
Row 1: Ch  6 before placing  1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 hdc  in each of the following  3 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in each  of the next 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in the next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 4: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 5:  Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 6: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 7: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in next 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 8: Working around the perimeter from where you left off in Row 7, work 1 sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in to corners to give a more rounded look before sl st back in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Fasten off. You don’t need to leave a tail on this feature as you will be using tail from bow center to secure this piece on to the beanie hat during assembly. Put to side for now.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead:
Row 1: Ch 5 before placing  1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 hdc  in each of the following  2 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in each of the next 2 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 4:  Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 5: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 6: Working around the perimeter from where you left off in Row 7, work 1 sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in to corners t

Bow Circle Center: using pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle closed tightly. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Make sure you leave an extra long tail on your bow circle as you will be using it to secure bow circle on center of bow main piece and then securing assembled bow on to the beanie during finishing steps before you cut the yarn and pull through. Put to side until needed in assembly.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a circle of  8 sc instead of 8 hdc as step calls for above.

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup of features

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail on one eye chain and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eyeline in place.  Once your it is secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off. You can reference the picture above to see how I placed my own.
Next you want to use the tail from one eyelash and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eyelash in to the proper place you desire or the closed sleeping eye affect. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my own bunny hat.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for the rest of the bunny’s eyelashes.
Using the tail left behind on one of the bunny ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the top area of the beanie in desired location with the contrast on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own. You want to place them side by side like in my pictures if you want them to stay upright with the bow. I even stitched up a few st up the middle of the ears, anchoring them together to help them stay upright.  If you prefer a floppy ear look move slightly forward and apart on hat. They will flop forward on their own.  Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
Using tail from your bow center and yarn needle, sew your center in the middle of your main bow piece. Once securely in place, use rest of tail to anchor bow at base of your two ears as I did in my picture.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how this chibi sleeping bunny character hat looks like once completed:

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern laying flat view

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on Bow and Ears

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern was inspired by Cinnamoroll the white puppy character from Sanrio.  He is so adorable and irresistible.  I previously made a different version of Cinnamoroll into a hat with a cinnamon twist. You can find the Cinnamoroll “Cinnamon” the Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern here. I don’t have a model head that will fit hats under youth sized so sorry for lack of 3d pictures I normally have with post.  Happy crafting!

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

My niece being silly in her new Cinnamoroll hat 😉 Could she be more adorable? Okay I’m a wee bit biased..

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern toddler hat

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for smile
Pink yarn for blush circles
Light or Bright Blue for eye color
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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 Toddler Sized (Age 1 – 3 Years Old) Double Crochet Beanie 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. The hat in these pictures are of the Toddler size of my Easy Peasy double crochet beanie pattern set.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Cinnamoroll the Puppy inspired anime hat.

Eyes (Make 2): using bright or light blue yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 sc, 2 hdc and 1 sc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 2 st and 1 sc in last st before sl st to the top of 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Cinnamoroll hat during assembly before pulling yarn through and putting to side.
Repeat for second eye. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 in steps above.

Blush Circles (Make 2): using pink colored yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (14 st total)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st before making a sl st to the top of 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the blush circle on to your Cinnamoroll hat during assembly before pulling yarn through and put to side until needed. Repeat this process for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 in instructions above.

Ear Front (Make 2): using white main color yarn
Row 1: Ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 2-3: Place 1 dc in first st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 4-5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in rest of st across. Ch 2 and turn. ( 5-6 dc)
Row 6-11: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 12: Place 1 hdc in second st, skipping first st, 1 hdc in following 2 st until you have 2 st left at end, hdctog last two st. Ch 2 and turn. ( 3 hdc)
Row 13: Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 14:  Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in 2nd st and sc in next. Sl st back into last st. (2 sc)
Fasten off and put down until ready to attach to ear back.
Repeat process for second ear.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip rounds 5, 10, 11 and 12.

Ear Back (Make 2): using white main color yarn
Repeat Rows 1-14 from Ear Front step above but do leave a long enough tail of yarn at the beginning of your project to be able to sew your ears once assembled on to the beanie hat.
Row 15:  Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on. Working through both pieces at once, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in both of the sc from previous round, continue working a round of 1 sc in each st around the perimeter with 3 sc in each corner when working around until you reach 1st st in round. Sl st in to the top of 1st st.
Fasten off.  You should still have the tail from beginning of ear back that you will use during finishing steps. Place assembled ear to the side until needed.
Repeat process for second ear.

Mouth: using black yarn 
Make a Ch of 22 leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew this in to place during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of 15 instead of 22.

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup View

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your mouth and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your mouth on the beanie hat.  Once your mouth piece is secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off. You can reference the picture above to see how I placed my own. It’s kind of a curly “w” shape.
Taking the tail from one of your blush circles and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew them in place in desired location on face on each side of mouth.  Pull yarn to the inside of your hat when finished sewing before fastening off end.  Repeat this process for the second blush circle.
Next you want to use the tail from one blue eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my own Cinnamoroll hat. Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for the second eye.
Using the tail left behind on one of the floppy puppy ears, use yourBlunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location with the contrast on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own. If you want longer hanging ears place it lower on the hat or higher placement for shorter length of ears hanging down. Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how my Cinnamoroll “Cinnamon” the Puppy Character Beanie Hat looks like completed:

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup View

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

This hat was designed for one of amazing Juvenile Arthritis kid heroes of mine named Parker. Parker just loves the color Purple so I had to make him up his own special purple hat to wear during the Arthritis Foundation walk we had last month.  I even gave him some arthritis awareness blue colored horns on top of his head to go with the day’s activities. :)

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View when Worn

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes 

Project requires:
Purple Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Blue for contrast trim, eye color and horns
White Yarn for eye white and tooth
Black Yarn for eye pupils and smile
“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 monster horns

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

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 purple (or your own desired color)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own cool purple monster hat. :)

Tooth: using white yarn
Round 1:  Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Round 2: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in next. Ch 1 and turn. ( 2 sc)
Round 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked. Sl st back in to same st. Continuing counter clockwise around the tooth, work 1 sl st in each st around to give it a more defined edge, sl st back in to 1st st in round when you reach it.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your tooth in place on your beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn, pull tail through and place to side until needed during assembly.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead of above steps:
Round 1:  Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Round 2: Place 1 sc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked. Sl st back in to same st. Continuing counter clockwise around the tooth, work 1 sl st in each st around to give it a more defined edge, sl st back in to 1st st in round when you reach it.

Main smile: using black yarn
Make a ch of 20 to 22 depending on how loose of a chain you create.  Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure your smile in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed in later steps.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of  12 to 16 instead.

Smile sides (Make 2): using black yarn
Make  a ch of 4 to 5.  Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure the sides of your monster’s smile in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed in later steps. Repeat for second side of smile.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of  2 to 3 instead of 5.

Eye: using black, blue and white yarn
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 dc) Fasten off black.
Round 2: Attach blue yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around working in back loops only to give a more clean looking transition. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 sc ) Fasten off blue.
Round 4: Attach white yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before making 2 in 1st st, *make 1 in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round working in back loops only. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (32 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before making   2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 in next 3 st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (40 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure your monster’s eye in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black.
Round 2: (back loops only)  Attach blue yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each st around working in back loops only to give a more clean looking transition. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (16 hdc ) Fasten off blue.
Round 3: (back loops only)  Attach white yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, *make 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round in back loops only. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 hdc )

Monster Horns (Make 3): using arthritis blue yarn (or your desired color)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc )
Round 4-6: Ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure the monster horn bottom (optional if choose to do) and sew the assembled horn in place on the top of the monster hat.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead of horn instructions above:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3-5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)

*Monster Horn Bottom (Make 3): using blue yarn (or desired color)*
*This is an optional step but one I highly recommend. Why? It prevents the stuffing from oozing out and itching foreheads when hats are worn as the stitches stretch out.  I like to do this on the back of stuffed features so that doesn’t happen and they keep their desired shape. *
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc) fasten off.

This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc ) Fasten off.

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use tail left on your monster’s eye and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place securely on beanie hat.  Once secure, pull yarn inside hat before fastening off.
For the lopsided smile, use your tail and yarn needle to sew the smile chain in desired position near the bottom of the beanie hat.  Once you have it in place, pull yarn to inside of your hat and fasten off.
Now that your smile is in place, take the tail from one smile side and use your needle to sew on one side of the smile. Once secure pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  Repeat for second smile side.
Using the tail left on your white tooth and needle, sew it in desired location on smile you created on previous step.  You can reference the pictures with the pattern to see how I placed my own.  Once in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
*optional step for those who made horn bottoms in previous steps* Taking the tail left on one horn and and horn bottom, line the stitches up with horn bottom covering opening on horn.  Now stitch through both pieces for each stitch around. You will want to stop about 2/3 of the way to stuff your horn to desired fill.  I have a bad habit of over stuffing my features and it makes them bubble on the bottom so I try to do a little less than what I think looks good to compensate for the curve of the fitted hat when worn.  Once you have stitched all around perimeter, securing the bottom in place, keep the leftover tail to use in following step.  Repeat this process for the other 2 horns for your hat.
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your monster’s horns and your yarn needle, sew the horn securely on place on top of the beanie hat.  I started with the middle one and centered it on top of the hat before placing the other two on each side equal distance apart from middle horn but feel free to play around with it.   Once it is attached, pull your yarn to the inside and fasten off.  Now repeat the process for the other horns.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some pictures to show how Parker’s Purple Monster hat looks like worn from different angles once fully completed:

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View - free crochet monster hat

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Back View

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Parker's One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Parker's One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Front View

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Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Who is Captain America?  If you are a superhero fan or have one in your life then you more than likely know something about good old Captain.  He has been around since the early 1940’s thanks to Marvel comics.  You can learn more about him here. I decided to add his shield logo as an over-sized applique to a hat when designing this hat in the superhero hat collection I designed for my nephews. I like how it turned out so here is the pattern if you want to make it as well.  I would say this project is for advanced beginners and up do to color changes and star shape but it is definitely doable even for a first time hat maker. Enjoy!

Captain America Shield Logo Crochet Pattern

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color) and star-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Red Yarn for contrast trim
Blue Yarn for logo circle
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

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 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 you want for your project.

Hat Base:
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice in colored yarn
Now you want to add the pretty red contrast trim to the bottom of the hat to play off the red, white and blue aspect of Captain America.  Attach the red yarn to where you left off when finishing main beanie with a sl st. Ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round and fasten off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start your own Captain America Superhero shield logo inspired hat for the superhero fan in your life. :)

Logo circle Base:  using  dark blue, red and white yarn
Round 1: Using dark blue yarn to start off in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1 st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st* repeating * around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off dark blue yarn. (36 dc)
Round 4: Attach your red yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1 st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st* repeating * around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (48 sc)
Leave a long enough tail that you will be able to secure the assembled logo during finishing off steps on to the beanie hat when sewing on before you cut the yarn and pull it through. Place logo circle to side for now.

This size logo will fit on toddler through adult sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Round 1: Using dark blue yarn to start off in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2  hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1  before placing 2 sc in 1 st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* repeating * around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off dark blue yarn. (30 sc)
Round 4: Attach your red yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1 st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st* repeating * around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (40 sc)

Logo Star: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in circle. Pull circle closed and s st in top of 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, before doing to the following in st *(1 sc, ch 4, make sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 2 ch), sl st in next st,* in next st repeat *process until you have 5 stars points and are back at the beginning. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an tail long enough to secure the star in place on the logo circle during assembly before you cut yarn and pull through.  I stitched mine around the perimeter of the star and around the main circle in Round 1 so it wouldn’t bubble up in the middle.

This size logo will fit on toddler through adult sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and s st in top of 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1, before doing to the following in st *(1 sc, ch 4, make sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next  ch), sl st in next st,* in next st repeat *process until you have 5 stars points and are back at the beginning. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on logo details

Finishing off:
Using the yarn tail left on the logo star from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew the piece in a centered location on the front of the logo circle.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once secure, pull yarn to the back of your logo circle before fastening off.
Using the yarn tail left on the assembled logo from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew the piece in desired location on the front of your beanie hat.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once secure, pull yarn to the inside of your beanie hat before fastening off.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done.

Here are some pictures to show how this Captain America Shield Logo inspired beanie hat looks worn from different directions once finished:

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Downward View

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Front View

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Side View

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View

Captain America Superhero Shield Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Back View

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Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Free

Are you a fan of Domo Kun? Perhaps you need a fun and quick gift for a loved one that is fan.. This was an easy and fun crochet project for me being a fan of Domo.  I rarely make crochet items for myself but I couldn’t resist making up this pair to add to my collection. :)  This is a beginner crochet pattern. All you need to know is how to work basic rows back and forth and work in the round.  Give this cute little guy a try.  No idea who Domo is?  Learn more about him here.

Domo-kun Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Medium to Dark Brown for Beanie Hat main color for Domo Kun hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do) I used a white on this one but subsequent ones I opted for a very light cream
Pink Yarn for face beanie hat main color for Pink Domo Love hat
Black Yarn for eyes
Red yarn for mouth area (and hearts on Pink Domo Love hat)
White Yarn for Teeth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Profile View

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  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie 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 yarn (Brown for Domo Kun and pink for Domo Love)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice.  I used the preteen/ teen/ women’s size for hats in pictures for this pattern.

For Pink Domo love hat only:  using red yarn for contrast trim
Attach red yarn to where you left off in last round of hat with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round and fasten off.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 dc)
Leave a long yarn tail to secure eye on to beanie during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.
Repeat process above for the second eye.

Mouth Area: using red yarn
Round 1: Ch 14, dc in 3rd ch from hook and following 11 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 2-3: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following st across.  Ch 1 and turn(12 dc)
Round 5: Work 1 sc in each st around perimeter of mouth area, placing (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) into each of the corners to give a sharper corner.  Sl st to top of first st in round.
Cut yarn then pull through leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to secure to hat during assembly.

Teeth Rows (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: Ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and following 11 ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sc)
Round 2: *Sl st in 1st st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next st, sl st in to the next st. * repeat three more times across. Pull yarn through leaving tail long enough to secure to mouth area.
Repeat process above for second row of teeth.

Hearts ( for Pink Domo Love hat only – Make 2): using red yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in circle. Pull circled closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing (1 sc, 1 hdc) in 1st st, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in 2nd st, 3 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 1, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next, 3 dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 hdc) next st, (1 hdc, 1 sc) next st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Make sure you leave tail long enough to sew the heart securely on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting your yarn and pulling through.

Mouth Assembly:
Starting with the tail on one of the teeth rows and using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew one row of teeth on the top of the mouth area with teeth pointing downwards.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of mouth area before fastening off.
Now take the tail from the second row of teeth and use needle to sew the teeth on the bottom of the mouth area with teeth points pointing up.  Once secure, like before, pull yarn to back of mouth area before fastening off.

Finishing off steps:
Using red tail left on the assembled mouth area to sew the mouth area directly on to the beanie with your yarn needle. Bring yarn to inside of hat when completed secured before fastening off.
Using tail on one eye and your yarn needle, sew it into it’s desired location. Again once it is secure, pull yarn through to inside of hat before fastening off.
Repeat this process for second eye.

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Heart Placement
Pink Domo Love instructions only:
Take the tail on one of your completed red hearts from before and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the heart in place on one side of face features on hat.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second heart on other side of face.

Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. :) One completed

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how the Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love hats look while worn from different directions:

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Worn View

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Side Profile Picture

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern  Front Right View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Rear View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Left Side View

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