Gavin’s Dinosaur Friend Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Gavin’s Dinosaur Friend Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Gavin's Dinosaur Friend Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern was designed in honor of and for a little Juvenile Arthritis hero of mine, Gavin.  He is a big dinosaur fan so I figured I would make something special for him.  Thus the Dinosaur Friend applique for beanie hats was born.  You can use it on tons of other projects too. I plan on using it on some bibs in the near future and maybe a crocheted tote bag for my nephew to take to school.  I am still a beginner at writing patterns so if anything is confusing please let me know and I will try to straighten it out for you.  I would say in my own crocheting I’m only advanced beginner to intermediate so I think this crochet pattern will work well for even those that just recently picked up crochet hooks. Happy crafting!

Gavin’s Dinosaur Friend Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Main Colored Yarn for Beanie Hat
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast yarn for bottom contrast trim and dinosaur applique
“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)
hdc -half double crochet
dc – double crochet 
tc – triple 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 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 you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to get started on making this a dinosaur friend hat. :)
Taking contrast color yarn, attach to bottom of last round of beanie with a sl st. Ch 1 and work 1 sc in to each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round.

Dinosaur friend applique:

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st) before placing 10 dc. Sl st in to top of first st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, place 2 dc in each st around. Sl st in to top of first st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Sl st in first st, in next st sc, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, in following ch st place 1 hdc and 1 dc, 3 dc in following st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st. Sl st into stitch on circle from round 2.
Continuing from where you left off at neck working counter clockwise, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, sc in next. Sl st in to next 3 st.
Now starting at tail sc in next st to start top of tail. Ch 8. Sc in bottom of second ch from hook , 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st. Sl st back in to main circle.
Sl st in next 2 st, ch 3, sl st down side of last st, 2 tc in next st, sl st up side of st and back into body round. Sl st in next 2 st, Chain 3, tc in same , 2 tc in next st, sl st up side of last st joining back into dinosaur’s body.
Sl st up side to base of neck joining of dino. Ch 1, 2 sc in first neck st, 1 sc in next 2 st, sctog next 2 st, end with 3 sc at top of head to round it out.
Cut yarn with an extra EXTRA long tail in order to sew this applique  securely on to the hat.  I tend to go for roughly three times the perimeter length by rough sight estimate.

Finishing off:  

Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle use the tail to secure the dinosaur friend crocheted applique on to your beanie hat.  I just do a simple in and out weaving the two pieces together. It lays more flat when finished.
One thing I do often is to use straight pins to hold the applique in place. My hands aren’t the best so the appliques or features I attach tend to move around a bit while I’m sewing and I can’t stand for it to be crooked. 😉
Cut off any lose ends after fastening off to finish off this project.

All done. One super special Dinosaur Friend Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern dedicated to my little Juvenile Arthritis hero Gavin.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

My mother, who is a teacher, requested that I make her a hat for reading / story time in her classroom for when she reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle.  It’s a classic children’s book that I remember from my own childhood.  So I wanted to make it as close as possible to how the caterpillar on the book cover (see picture below).  I was pretty happy with how it turned out and it was a giant hit in the classroom.

the very hungry caterpillar book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Notes

Project requires:

Bright Red Yarn for Beanie Hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Dark Green Yarn for eyes, nose and trim
Yellow Yarn for outer part of eye
Bright Blue or Dark Purple Yarn for antennae
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for antennae

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my 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 you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie!

Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat.  For this sl st your Dark Green yarn to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.

Outer Yellow Eyes (Make 2):
Round 1: In Magic Circle, Ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 dc, 4 sc, 3 dc and 3 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row.  (8 sc, 6 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 dc in next, dc in next, 2 dc in following st, sc in each of the 4 sc in a row from previous round, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in last dc from previous round, 1 sc in each of the last 3 st for round. Sl st in top of first st in row. (8 sc, 10 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in last dc, 1 sc in last 3 st. Sl st to top to of first st in row.  (22 sc)
Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail when cutting so you will have a suitable enough length to secure to hat when sewing on. Put this to side for moment.

Inner Dark Green Eyes (Make 2)
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 dc, 3 sc, 2 dc and 2 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 4 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 dc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next two st, 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 8 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure on to the center of the yellow eye  back from previous step.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, place green eye center on top of yellow eye part and sew it in to place. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. :) I just do a basic in and out stitch to weave it together.  Fasten off.
Now take the tail from the yellow eye part and using the large blunt eye yarn/ tapestry needle, secure the finished eyes on to the hat in your desired position. You can see mine from the photos.

Nose:
Round 1: With dark green yarn in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in top of first st in row. (3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 and turn so you can place (1 sc and 1 hdc) into the last hdc st from previous round, in next st (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc), in next st (1 hdc, 1 sc). Sl st into last st. (2 sc, 4 hdc, 1 dc)
Pull yarn through leaving the last 2 st unworked. Before cutting yarn make sure you have enough of a tail length to now sew on to hat using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle. You can see my placement of it from pictures.

Antennae (Make 2):
Switch to “H” hook (5.00 mm) and bright blue yarn.
Round 1: Starting in a magic circle  ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st in round. ( 6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 2 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3-7:  Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
This is a good time to put most of your fiberfill stuffing in the antennae. You can add it as you continue. You want them to have enough stuffing to be able to stand upright but not so much that it makes them heavy and weighed down. Then they won’t stand upright at all.
Round 8: Ch 1, sctog first two sc, *sctog next two st together, continue from * around until end of round. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Round 9-12: Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Cut yarn after pulling it through leaving a long enough tail to secure antennae to top of hat.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your antennae in to place (you can see my placement in pictures below) securely, fasten off any ends.

All done. :) One Very Hungry (and special) Caterpillar Beanie Hat all ready to wear.

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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Back View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Left Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Alternate View

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Easy Peasy Large Adult / Men Sized Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

Easy Peasy Large Adult / Men Sized Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Peasy Free Large Adult (Men's size) Double Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern

Are you looking for an easy peasy beanie to whip up for an adult male or large adult female?  Then this pattern is for you! It doesn’t get much easier than this and they make simple easy gifts.  Since this is done in Double Crochet instead of half double or single crochet like many it builds up really quickly.  I use the Easy Peasy Beanies for the majority of my hats as a base to build on or embellish.  So here it is. Are you looking for this in another size? Check out the whole family of sizes in the free Easy Peasy Double Crochet Beanie pattern page here at cRAfterchick.com.

Easy Peasy Free Large Adult (Men’s size) Double Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern 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!)
“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 

Pattern Instructions:

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

Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Join with sl st in top of beginning st of round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in first st and 2 dc in each of the following 11 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next st.* Repeating * pattern for next 22 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 2 st.* Repeating * pattern for next 33 st around.  Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (48 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 3 st.* Repeating * pattern for next 44 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st.  (60 dc)
Round 6 -13: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the  remaining 59 st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 14: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the remaining 59 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (60 sc)

Cut yarn leaving a short tail to finish off the project. Pull tail through and weave in ends with your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle before cutting off any extra length left behind to fasten off hat.That’s it!

Want a trim or contrast color? Some of cRAfterChick.com’s patterns call for a contrast trim to be added to the bottom of the beanie. You can easily add a contrast trim by adding an additional round of sc to end of hat in new yarn color or for a wider trim, subtract one dc round from Rounds 6-13 portion then add that to the end after in between sc rows in contrast color.

The sky is the limit on possibilities or ideas to make each your own, unique and special from stripes to adding features or appliques etc.  Drop by our free pattern section to find some of cRAfterChick’s ideas to make your project extra fun or special.

Some additional pictures to see how it will look worn:

Easy Peasy Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern - free crochet pattern for hat display

Easy Peasy Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern - free crochet pattern for hat display 2

free double crochet beanie hat pattern

free double crochet beanie hat pattern adult and teen

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

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Easy Peasy Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Peasy Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern - free crochet pattern for hat

Are you looking for an easy peasy beanie to whip up for a pre-teen, teenager or woman?  Then this pattern is for you! It doesn’t get much easier than this and I use this base quite frequently in my projects.  Since this is done in Double Crochet instead of half double or single crochet like many it builds up really quickly.  I use the Easy Peasy Beanies for the majority of my hats as a base to build on or embellish.  So here it is.  Are you looking for this in another size? Check out the whole family of sizes in the free Easy Peasy Double Crochet Beanie pattern page here at cRAfterchick.com.

Easy Peasy Young Adult / Teen / Woman (small adult) Double Crochet Pattern

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!)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

Pattern instructions:

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

Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the following 9 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next st.* Repeating * pattern for next 18 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before making *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 2 st.* Repeating * pattern for next 27 st around.  Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (40 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 3 st.* Repeating * pattern for next 36 st  around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st.  (50 dc)
Round 6 -12: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the remaining 49 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (50 dc)
Round 13: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the remaining 49 st around. Join with sl st in top of 1st st. (50 sc)

Cut yarn leaving a short tail to finish off the project. Pull tail through and weave in ends with your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle before cutting off any extra length left behind to fasten off hat.All done!

Want a trim or contrast color? Some of cRAfterChick.com’s patterns call for a contrast trim to be added to the bottom of the beanie. You can easily add a contrast trim by adding an additional round of sc to end of hat in new yarn color or for a wider trim, subtract one dc round from Rounds 6-12 portion then add that to the end after in between sc rows in contrast color.

The sky is the limit on possibilities or ideas to make each your own, unique and special from stripes to adding features or appliques etc.  Drop by our free pattern section to find some of cRAfterChick’s ideas to make your project extra fun or special.

Here are some additional pictures to see how it looks worn:

Easy Peasy Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern - free crochet pattern for hat display

Easy Peasy Teen / Women Free Double Crochet Beanie Pattern - free crochet pattern for hat display 2

free double crochet beanie hat pattern

free double crochet beanie hat pattern adult and teen

Want more free patterns? Follow cRAfterChick on Facebook or Pinterest to get updates on patterns as they are added.

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