Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free cat character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

Want to learn more about Doraemon?  Learn more here.

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Doraemon the Anime Cat CharacterHat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):

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

 

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.
Hat Base: in main color bright blue yarn

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern


Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

Hat Trim: using red contrast color yarn

This colored contrast trim will be used to represent his red collar.  Attach red yarn to last round worked in beanie where you left off with a sl st in to the st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.

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

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

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

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc). Pull the ovalish shaped circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st 2 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, and 1 dc in remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Fasten off.

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions the same for smaller sized hats.

Mouth lines / Smile: using black yarn

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

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

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

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

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

Nose: using red yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, leave a tail length long enough to be able to sew this on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Shining light spot on nose: using white yarn
Make a ch of 3 and sl st in the 3rd ch from hook. That’s it.
Just make sure you have leave a short tail to be able to sew this in place on the nose during assembly. Cut yarn and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Just make a a large knot like you did with the shining spots for the eyes instead of the small chain circle.

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty is just so darn cute and hard to resist.  I can’t help but be drawn to anything and everything HK.  I designed this pattern originally for a gift and at a request for an easy pattern for a beginner to be able to make her beloved Hello Kitty in to a character hat.  I loved it so much I made up my own to wear. :)  You will be surprised at how easy this actually is to make.  If you know how to work in the round, you can make us this beanie hat of Hello Kitty in a short amount of time.  It makes a fun hat to wear or a perfect gift for the Hello Kitty fan in your life.  I have a feeling this is going to be a highly requested gift for the holidays this year from my own family.

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie hat main color
Black yarn for eye and whiskers
Yellow yarn for nose
Red yarn for bow and trim
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US) 
dctog- double crochet two stitches together (US) 
hdctog – half double crochet two stitches together *infant sizes only* (US) 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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 white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Hello Kitty beanie hat. :)

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Nose:  using yellow yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to secure your nose on to the hat during finishing off steps.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 8 before placing 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 5 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 dc in the next 2 st, dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, dctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 4: Sctog both st in round. Sl st back in to last st.
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Row 1: Ch 6 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 3 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st, hdctog last 2 st in row. Sl st back in to last st. (1 hdctog)
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Backs plus Ear Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -4 of Ear Fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 4.  Unlike the Ear Fronts, you want to leave a nice long yarn tail at the beginning of your piece. You will use this to attach your ear to your Hello Kitty hat once assembled.
Ch 1 and turn.
Taking one finished ear front, place it in front of the ear back you are working up, lining up sts on both.
Row 5: Working through both pieces at once, 1 sc in each st down to bottom corner, place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner, work 1 sc in each st across bottom of ear. repeat * from previous corner before proceeding back up last side of your triangular shaped ears until you reach back to where you started. Sl st in to the first st and fasten off. Remember to leave starting tail for piece attached so you can sew this on during assembly.

Bow Main Piece: using red yarn
Row 1: Ch 8.  Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 4-5: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 7: Place 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 4 st across. (6 dc)
Fasten off.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, start with 5 hdc in 1st row and make all dc in pattern steps for this feature in hdc instead of above.

Bow Center Circle: using red yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 sc)
Leave a long enough tail to sew the bow center on to your bow base securely before attaching it directly on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly before cutting your yarn, pulling through last stitch and placing to side until finishing off steps call for it to be used.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make Round 1 in hdc instead of dc as above steps call for in pattern.  The bow is supposed to be big so don’t worry about it being too large. :)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your nose and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your nose in desired place long lengthwise, with each hdc and dc end of oval facing left /right.  Once secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Next you want to use the tail from one 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.  You want these to have the long side facing up/down on your oval shaped eyes.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for second eye.
Now using the tail left behind on one of Hello Kitty’s ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location. You can see my pictures for where I placed my 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.
Next take the tail left on your bow center and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure it in place on top of your bow main piece. Once firmly attached, use remaining tail and needle to sew your assembled bow directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. Normally you find it placed with the hat facing you in the top right just in front of ear in Hello Kitty images. Once you have secured your bow in place, pull yarn to inside and fasten off.
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.
All done! One Hello Kitty character hat crocheted and ready to wear! :)
This was a fun and quick hat project that I can’t wait to wear myself. It will make a great gift for Hello Kitty fans or for sweet crocheted baby hats. Happy crafting!

Here are some of the extra pictures I took to show how this Hello Kitty character hat looks like once all done:

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Pompompurin, who is called Purin for short, is a golden retriever dog character first introduced by Sanrio, the creators of Hello Kitty, in 1996 . He is mostly depicted wearing his chocolate brown beret and with a curling smile on his face but you can find tons of images with him having different expressions if you want to change it up for your own beanie. He is also often found with the adorable Muffin (a little hamster friend), Scone ( a little mouse friend) and even a little bird friend. You can learn more about Purin and his friends here.

Purin golden retriever puppy Sanrio

Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Dark Cream Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Medium to Dark Brown Yarn for contrast trim, beret / topper, and features
“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 beret topper (optional)

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

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (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 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 dark cream or light yellow yarn and contrast medium to dark brown colored yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

We will start with the contrast medium to dark brown yarn for beginning of hat to create Purin’s beret look:
Beret – make first 4 rounds (first 3 rounds from pattern for newborn to 12 month sizes) in dark brown yarn from Easy Peasy pattern of your desired size as pattern calls for.
Insert Row 1: Insert in to easy peasy pattern 1 round of sc done in stitch pattern that easy peasy pattern calls for following row in front loops only. Fasten off  brown yarn.
Insert Row 2: Now sl st with dark cream or light yellow yarn on unworked back loop from previous row. Work one round of 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of 1st st in round.
Now resume pattern as how row 5 (row 4 for infant sizes) calls for from pattern not counting your insert rounds in your round total. Go ahead and work rest of hat as easy peasy pattern calls for in instructions.
Fasten off.
*Note: My beret insert Row 1 gave a flippy look when finished with the lip of the beret sticking out a bit. If you don’t like this look you can make Row 1 just another round of 1 sc each around in front loops only so it will lay more flat. Another option is to just create the beret as a separate piece as above instructions call for and just do one insert row of 1 sc around instead of above before sewing your beret on top of completed beanie.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to move on to creating the rest of your Purin hat.

Ear Front: using dark cream or light yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 5, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, and 2 dc in remaining ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 3 st, and 2 dc in last st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 3-5: Place 1 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 6 st. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 6: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 dc in each of the following 5 st. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 7: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 9: Place 1 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 10: 1 dc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in following and sl st in last st. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 11: 1 sc in sc from previous row skipping sl st, 1 hdc in next st and 1 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 12: Place 1 dc in 1st st and sl st in next.
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

*The above feature works well with toddler, youth, preteen, teen womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do following instead of above steps:
Row 1: Ch 3, 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Row 3-5: Place 1 hdc in 1st st and in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Row 6: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 hdc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 7: Place 1 hdc in 1st st and in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 8: 1 dc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in following and sl st in last st. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 9: 1 sc in sc from previous row skipping sl st, 1 hdc in next st and 1 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 10: Place 1 dc in 1st st and sl st in next.
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Backs and assembly (Make 2): using dark cream or light yellow yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -12 from Ear Front above but do not fasten off at end of Row 12. Place one Ear Front lined up stitch to stitch in front of your Ear Back you are working on.
Row 12: Ch 1 and turn. Working through both pieces work 1 sc in each st down edge of ear. When you reach the original 5 st from Row 1, place 2 sc in each of those 5 st, before resuming 1 sc in each st up the side until at st you started round at placing an additional 2 sc in same st.
Leave long tail to attach to side of Purin’s head before cutting yarn, pulling through and placing assembled ear to side until needed for assembly.
Repeat for second ear but Ch 1 and turn at start of assembly before lining up your ear front in front of the ear back so that when you attach the ears both with have ears with the good side of your sc round facing forward. :)

Beret Topper Piece: using dark brown yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 5 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (7 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 6 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (9 sc)
Leave tail long enough to be able to attach your beret topper piece in place on top of your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn. Pull yarn through and place to side until needed during assembly process in finishing steps.

*The above feature works well with toddler, youth, preteen, teen womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do following instead of above steps:
 Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 3 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 4 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 5  st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (7 sc)
Leave tail long enough to be able to attach your beret topper piece in place on top of your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn. Pull yarn through and place to side until needed during assembly process in finishing steps.

Eyes (Make 2): using medium to dark brown contrast yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Leave tail long enough to attach eye during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat for second eye.

*The above feature works well with toddler, youth, preteen, teen womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do following instead of above steps:
 Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Leave tail long enough to attach eye during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat for second eye.

Nose: using medium to dark brown contrast yarn
Row 1: Ch 6 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the following 4 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)
Row 2: Place 1 sc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next, 1 hdc in following st, 1 sc in last st, sl st back into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 st total)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 2 hdc in next st, 1 sc in following st and sl st in last st.
Leave tail long enough to attach nose during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and put to side until needed in finishing steps.

*The above feature works well with toddler, youth, preteen, teen womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do following instead of above steps:
 Row 1: Ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Place 1 sc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in last st, sl st back into last st. Ch 1 and turn. (3 st total)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st and sl st in last st.
Leave tail long enough to attach nose during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and put to side until needed in finishing steps.

Mouth lines: using medium to dark brown contrast yarn
Ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch. Ch 9.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew the mouth lines in place on your Purin hat during assembly before you cut yarn, pull through.

*The above feature works well with toddler, youth, preteen, teen womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do following instead of above steps:
Ch 9. Make a sl st in 2nd ch from and next ch. Ch 6.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew the mouth lines in place on your Purin hat during assembly before you cut yarn, pull through. 

Finishing off:
Starting with the nose, take the yarn tail from your nose and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew Purin’s nose in desired location on hat. I made my own just a little under halfway mark of rounds down in cream color, not counting the beret rounds in number but feel free to play around with your own but make sure you will have enough room to add your mouth lines. Once you have secured the nose fully in place, pull yarn to the inside of the beret and fastening off.
Now taking tail left at end of the mouth lines, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the mouth lines in shape of your preference I did the curly “W” shape I found in many of Purin’s pictures (You can see this in my pictures and Purin image near top of pattern for reference). Once you have his mouth secured in place, pull yarn to inside of the beanie and fasten off.
Next up take the tail from one of his eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye to one side of the face area of your beanie. Again once secure, pull yarn to inside of beret before fastening off yarn. Repeat for second eye.
All that is left now is attaching Purin’s assembled ears from pattern instructions above. Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left on one ear, sew it in desired place on side of beanie a little under the beret. You want to attach it by the / side of the top of the ear created by the st decrease of last few rows attaching it in a vertical manner. This is help your ears keep front facing ear appearance instead of hanging or floppy ears. Once you have the ears sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat. I like to reinforce the joining of large features, like ears, with a few more stitches on inside but it’s not necessary. Once done, fasten off. Repeat for the second ear.
Now just take the time to check over your work to see if there are any yarn tails or loose ends you may have missed before.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.
All done :) One super chibi cute golden retriever puppy named Purin hat ready to wear.

Here are some pictures to show how this Purin character hat looks like when worn from different angles once completed:

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (2)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (3)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (4)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (6)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (5)

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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 Free Crochet Pattern

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

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Free

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

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy 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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Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Pankun the Panda Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

My future stepdaughter is obsessed with panda bears so when I came across an image of this anime style orphaned panda from Hello Kitty’s friends I had to make her one. He really is quite adorable and I hope you like my translation of it into a crocheted hat. If you give it a try please drop me a line or share your version on Ravelry so I can see. :) Happy crafting!

Pankun the panda inspired crochet pattern free

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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

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

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern side 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 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 white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
One completed sl st black yarn to where you left off on beanie base. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st. Fasten off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Pankun the panda bear inspired anime hat!

*Note: If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size or eliminate one increase row from each feature worked in the round

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 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. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Pankun hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

Ear Front (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle  ch 3 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and next 9 st. Ch 1 and turn leaving last 2 st unworked. (20 dc)
Round 3:  Place 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next. Repeat this pattern around until bottom corner again leaving 2 unworked st not worked.  This will give it a good surface to attach to the beanie when putting together hat. Fasten off.

Ear Back (Make 2): using black yarn
Repeat Rounds 1-3 from Ear Front step above but do not fasten off at end of Round 3.
Round 8: Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on before ch 1, then work a round of  *2 sc in first st and 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating around the perimeter through both pieces.
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the panda ears on to top of your Pankun hat during assembly.

Mouth: using black yarn 
Ch 20. Leave long enough tail to sew it securely on to beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your mouth chain and yarn needle to sew your mouth on in a “w” shape.  Once secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Next you want to use the tail from one eye and your yarn needle to sew one eye in to the proper place. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my Pankun hat.   Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for eye number
Using the tail left behind on one of the panda ears, use your 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.  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.

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern zoom in on face

This was a fun and quick hat project that I’m sure my  stepdaughter will love.  It will make a great gift for Hello Kitty fans, those who love panda bears or for sweet crocheted baby hats. <3 Happy crafting!

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how Pankun the Panda hat looks from different directions when completed:

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern alternate view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right side profile view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern right back view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern rear view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern back left view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile Viw

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern frontal view

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Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Pink 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 eye pupil and smile
White Yarn for face circle and front ear pieces
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Baby / Infant Sized (6- 12 Months) Double Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color 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 anime inspired anime hat!
One completed sl st white yarn to where you left off on beanie base. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st. Fasten off.   Now you are ready to start making the features for this easy crochet bunny hat.

 *Note: If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size or eliminate one increase row from each feature worked in the round.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)

Face Area Circle: Using 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 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your face area on to your beanie hat.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 hdc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 hdc)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough  to sew the eyes on to your bunny hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Ear Front (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: Ch 7 before placing 1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Round 2-5: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 6: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 7: Sc in 1st st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in following st, and sc in last st.  Sl st in to the bottom of last st.  Fasten off.

Ear Back (Make 2): using pink or main color yarn
Repeat Rounds 1-7 from Ear Front step above but do not fasten off at end of Round 7.
Round 8: Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on before ch 1, then work a round of sc around the perimeter through both pieces.  For a more rounded ear top, place 3 sc in each of the bottom corners of the ears and 2 sc in the top most 3 st from Round 7.
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough  to sew the ears on to top of your bunny hat during assembly.

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Face Close Up

Finishing off:

Tip: 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 your nose from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the nose into the desired place on the white face area.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the back side of the face area before finishing off.
Next we will attach the face area to your beanie hat. Using the tail left on the face area circle and yarn needle secure the face area 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 eyes.  Take the yarn tail left from one eye and sew it into place on to the hat using yarn needle.   Once it’s sewn in place, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
Using the tail left behind on one of the ears, use your needle to secure the ear to the top of the beanie in desired location with the contrast white yarn (or desired color) facing forward on hat.  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.  I would love to see your version of my anime inspired bunny hat if you make one, just drop me a link. :)

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

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Easy Anime Inspired Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup of Ear details

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Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Are you a fan of the cutest little frog from Hello Kitty land?  Keroppi has always been a favorite of mine. Whether you just love frog items, anime or cute hats, be sure to check this one out.  If you can work in the round you can whip this up in very little time.  It’s an advanced beginner pattern so give it a shot.   I had fun making his cute little face for an auction event at my mother’s school. I have a feeling Keroppi is going to be a big hit. :)

Who is Keroppi the Frog

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Bright Green 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 pupil and smile
Pink Yarn for blush circles
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 (US crochet stitches):
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)

Keroppi the Frog 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 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 Keroppi the Frog hat!

 Note: If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size or eliminate one increase row from each feature worked in the round.

Eyes back piece (Make 2):  in white yarn (optional)

Note:  This is an optional step but I do recommend doing this step as it keeps your stuffing in the snout and now falling through the stitches when the hat is worn since they stretch to conform to head.

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Put to side until needed in eye assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Eyes (Make 2): Using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in first st and in each of the following 19 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your eyes on to your beanie hat and attach the eyes back if you choose to do this optional step.
Repeat for second eye.

Eye Pupil (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 dc)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough  to sew the eye pupils on to Keroppi’s eyes.
Repeat for second eye.

Blush Circles (Make 2): using pink yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Make sure you leave a tail long enough sew the blush circle in place on to your beanie hat.
Repeat for second blush circle.

Smile: Using black yarn
Make 1 chain of  9 ch and leave tail to sew this chain into  a v shaped smile like in pictures.

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with Keroppi’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 for the 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 in a “v” shape.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on attaching the pink blush circles. These should be located on each side of smile on face near bottom of where you plan to attach the eyes.  Using the tail on one circle and needle secure Keroppi’s blush circle in place on to the beanie hat.  Pull yarn in to the inside of beanie once sewn on and fasten off. Repeat with second blush circle.
Next we will work on his eyes.  Take the yarn tail left from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat.   Once it’s sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
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. :)  You have one easy but fun Keroppi hat to wear. I’m completely in love with this little hat and will have to make one of my own to keep since this one is headed to an auction to benefit a school. I would love to see your version if you make one, just drop me a link. :)

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

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Right Side view

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern - right back view

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Front View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View Zoom out

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Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

My oldest nephew is getting older and older. This past year he became very active in Karate and has been getting awards for his skills. I call him my Little Ninja so I made him his own crocheted stuffed ninja with a matching hat.  This crochet pattern is for the Chibi Ninja Hat seen in picture above.

If you are looking for the Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll, you can find it here…  Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern.

 

Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Chibi Ninja Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Yarn for main color (I used black in picture)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color of your choice for Ninja’s face/skin tone ( I used a light tan 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 (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

One you fasten off your beanie hat, you are ready to start working on your Chibi Ninja face! :)

Chibi Ninja face area:
Round 1:  Starting with a foundation chain of 19 ch,  make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 16 ch and 2 sc in last st of chain. Turning so you are working on back side of foundation chain to create more of  a circle, work 2 sc in first ch, sc in each  of the 16 ch working back to beginning in circular fashion until last st, place 2 sc in last st.  Sl st to top of first st.
Round 2-4: Continue working in rounds similar to above with 1 sc in each st but 2 sc in each of the four corners around your face to start  forming the rectangle shape . Sl st into first st to complete each round. Continue until you are the final size you want. For my Chibi Ninja in picture for this crochet pattern I made 4 rounds total.Pull yarn through leaving enough tail to sew on face to secure to doll later when cutting. Put Ninja face area to side until needed.

Ninja eyes:
Using black yarn and leaving a bit of a tail for sewing eye in place when done, chain 8. Dc in third ch from hook and each of following 5 ch. (6 dc)
Pull yarn through and cut yarn. Using large blunt eye needle, sew eye into position you want it to be in. I sometimes pin my in place to make sure I have them even or it drives me nuts.  Finish off yarn from eyes behind face.

Finishing off hat:
Now that your Ninja’s face and your hat base is complete, use the yarn tail from your face area to secure it into the finished place with the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.  I find that if I use the pins to hold it in place I can keep it even and not crooked instead of moving about.  Apparently without them my sewing skills are close to none…   Once you’ve sewn it into place, Finish off yarn behind face.
There you go. Your own Chibi Ninja beanie crocheted hat! :)  It’ s a really fun but quick project.  You can choose to put the eyes in all kinds of positions like:   \ / or / \ or _ _  or even > < with small v’s instead of eye strip used above.

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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Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern

Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Free Crochet Pattern

 

My oldest nephew is getting older and older. This past year he became very active in Karate and has been getting awards for his skills. I call him my Little Ninja so I made him his own stuffed ninja with a matching hat.  This crochet pattern is for the Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll seen in picture above.  If you are looking for the Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet pattern, you can find it here… Chibi Ninja Hat Crochet pattern

Chibi Amigurumi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern Notes

Chibi Ninja Doll Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Yarn for main color (I used black in picture)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color of your choice for Ninja’s face/skin tone ( I used a light tan color)
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Fiberfill stuffing

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

Arms (make 2):
Round 1: In magic circle ch 1 before makinig 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 and make 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc around (back loops only). Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
Rounds 4-5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 4 st , sctog next two stitches. Continue * around.  Sl st to top of first st. (10 sc)
Rounds 7-8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around.  Sl st to top of first st. (10 sc)
Round 9: Ch 1. Sctog first two st together, sc in next three st, sctog together next two st together, sc until end of round.  Sl st to top of first st. (8 sc)
Round 10: Ch 1. sctog first two st together, sc in next 2 st, sctog together next two st, Ch 1 and turn leaving last two st unworked. (4 sc)
Round 11. Sctog first two st and sctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Pull yarn through and leaving a long enough tail of yarn to secure the arms to the body of the ninja doll when attaching them.

Legs (Make 2):
Round 1: In magic circle ch 1 before making 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, make 2 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
Round 3: 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next st and 2 sc in following st. Continue * around round. Sl st to top of first st.  (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around (back loops only.  Sl st to top of first st. (18 sc)
Rounds 5- 6 :Ch 1, 1 sc in each in st around. Sl st to top of first st. (18 sc)
Round 7: Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 st , sctog next two stitches. Continue * around. Sl st to top of first st.  (12 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1, * sctog next two stitches and continue * around. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in each each st around. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
Pull yarn through and make sure to leave a long enough tail length to secure the legs to the body of the ninja doll.

Ninja face area:
Round 1:  Starting with a foundation chain of 9 ch,  make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the 6 st and 2 sc in last st of chain. (10 sc)  Turning so you are working on back side of foundation chain to create more of  a circle, work 2 sc in first ch, sc in each ch until last st, place 2 sc in last st.  Sl st to top of first st.
Round 2-4: Continue working around with 1 sc in each st but 2 sc in each of the four corners around your forming rectangle. Sl st into first st to complete each round. Continue until you are the final size you want. For my Chibi Ninja in picture for this crochet pattern I made 4 rounds total.
Pull yarn through leaving enough tail to sew on face to secure to doll later when cutting. Put Ninja face area to side until needed.

Eyes:
Using black yarn and leaving a bit of a tail for sewing eye in place when done, chain 4. Pull yarn through and cut yarn. Using large blunt eye needle, sew eye into position you want it to be in. I sometimes pin my in place to make sure I have them even or it drives me nuts.  Finish off yarn from eyes behind face, and put face to side until needed for ninja doll.
You can choose to put the eyes in all kinds of positions like:   \ / or / \ or _ _  or even > < with small v’s instead of eye strip used above.

Ninja Doll Body:
1: In magic circle ch 1(Does not count as a sc) before placing 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
2: Ch 1 place 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next st and 2 sc in following st. Continue * around round. Sl st to top of first st. (18 sc)
4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next 2 st and 2 sc in following st. Continue * around round. Sl st to top of first st. (24 sc)
5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next 3 st and 2 sc in following st. Continue * around round. 30
6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next 4 st and 2 sc in following st. Continue * around round. Sl st to top of first st. (36 sc)
7-22: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around.  Sl st to top of first st. (36 sc)
Note:About half way through these rounds you will want to stop to attach the face to the front of the ninja doll and the two arms so you can hide seams inside of doll before starting to stuff as you progress.
23: Ch 1, sctog first two st. *1 sc in the next 3 st, sctog next two st. Continue * around. Sl st to top of first st. (24 sc)
24:Ch 1, sctog first two st. *1 sc in the next 2 st, sctog next two st. Continue * around. Sl st to top of first st. (18 sc)
25:Ch 1, sctog first two st. *1 sc in the next 1 st, sctog next two st. Continue * around. Sl st to top of first st. (12 sc)
This is a good time to put the legs on before closing two rounds. By placing them facing forward and more to sides it allows the doll to sit up when not being cuddled.  Make sure you fill up the Ninja Doll to the size, squeezability you desire with your fiberfill stuffing. I prefer mine not to hard stuffed but strong enough to hold shape and some weight to them.
Round 26: Ch 1, sctog first two st, sctog next two st continuing sctog around. Sl st to top of first st. (6 sc)
27: Ch 1, sctog first two st, sctog next two st continuing sctog around. (3 sc)
Pull yarn through, sew opening closed with large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle and finish off. Double check your Ninja Doll for any loose ends you might of missed before and weave them in before finishing off the piece. Done :)

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