Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

A blue apple? I’m sure more than a few of you are wondering why I made a blue apple hat. This hat was designed for a certain person in mind. She is a health activist for Autoimmune Arthritis living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and runs the Feeding Edge where she posts her an apple a day awareness art.  The blue apple signifies arthritis awareness. So I had to make an arthritis awareness blue apple just for her. :)  Of course you can switch it up to any color you want for your apple hat. The pattern would be the same just change the main color for the beanie base. If you are wondering with Anklylosing Spondylitis is, you can learn more about this form of Autoimmune Arthritis here. If you would like to learn more about Jenna’s efforts, check out on Facebook or her website here.

I actually liked how well the blue apple hat turned out that I decided to make up a matching set of coasters to send with her gift. :)  I will be adding that pattern to the blog as well in case you like them too.  Happy crafting!

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat and Coasters Set Crochet Pattern

Jenna’s Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright blue yarn for apple (or desired alternate apple color for 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 apple’s stem
Dark green to olive green yarn for stem’s leaf
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
*Small pinch of fiberfill for apple’s stem* (optional)

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

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

The  hat in these pictures are 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 (blue for mine)
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 beanie hat into an apple hat.

Apple’s Stem: using medium to dark brown colored yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2-3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 5 st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 4-6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st 4 st and 1 sl st in to the last st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. ( 5 sc, 1 sl st)
Note: The sl st in each of the 4-6 rounds above help give the stem a curve so you can have it bend slightly to the side like a real apple’s stem and to balance out the weight of the leaf once you attach it on the opposite side.
Leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your stem on to your apple beanie hat during finishing steps before cutting yarn and pulling it through last stitch. Put stem to side until needed during assembly.

The feature above works great for toddler, youth and adult sizes. If you are making a hat in newborn to 12 month sizes, use following instructions instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 3 st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st 3 st and 1 sl st in to the last st in round. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc, 1 sl st)

Stem’s Leaf: using dark green to olive green colored yarn
Row 1: Ch 10. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 st and sl st in last ch. Ch 1 and turn clockwise so you are now working back side of beginning ch. (7 st total)
Row 2: Sl st in to the 1st ch (same ch as last in previous row), place 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in following 4 ch and 1 hdc in last ch. Sl st in to the top of the 1st stitch (hdc) from Row 1. (7 st total)
Leave a short tail long enough to be able to sew your leaf securely on to your apple hat’s stem, before cutting yarn and pulling it through st. Move on to finishing off steps below.

The feature above works great for toddler, youth and adult sizes. If you are making a hat in newborn to 12 month sizes, use following instructions instead of above:
Row 1: Ch 7. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 sc in next st and sl st in last ch. Ch 1 and turn clockwise so you are now working back side of beginning ch. (5 st total)
Row 2: Sl st in to the 1st ch (same ch as last in previous row), place 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in following 3 ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in to the top of the 1st stitch (sc) from Row 1. (5 st total)

Finishing off:
Using the tail from your stem’s leaf and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle use the tail to sew your leaf on to the apple’s steam in your desired location. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my blue apple hat. I placed mine on the opposite side of the curve made in the bottom of the stem’s rounds. Once your leaf is anchored in place on the stem, pull yarn to inside of stem and fasten off.
Using tail from your stem and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the stem in place centered over the middle of the 1st round in your beanie base. I secured mine so that the curve of the stem is on left side and the leaf on the right side of the stem, when it is facing you. If you want to add a pinch of fiberfill stuffing to your stem to keep shaping like in my pictures, do so now before you finish stitching it on. Once securely in place and sewn all around, pull yarn to inside of the beanie hat before you fasten off.
Double check over your work for any loose ends or tails you might of missed during steps above. If you find any, take this time to fasten them off.
All done!  One easy and fun apple beanie hat ready to wear. :)

Here are some of the additional pictures I took to show how the completed apple hat looks like worn from different directions:  

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Jenna's Easy Blue Apple Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own curly pigtail hat!

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

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

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

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

First Curl

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

Second Curl

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

Third Curl

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

Fourth Curl

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

Fifth Curl

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

Sixth Curl

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

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

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

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

First Curl

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

Second Curl

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

Third Curl

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

Fourth Curl

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

Fifth Curl

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

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

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

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

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

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Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View when Worn

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

Project requires:
Purple Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Blue for contrast trim, eye color and horns
White Yarn for eye white and tooth
Black Yarn for eye pupils and smile
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for monster horns

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

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

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

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

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

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

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

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Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern  

This hat was designed for one of amazing Juvenile Arthritis kids mother, Rochelle, who also has Autoimmune Arthritis. When she heard I was making our walk team Chick hats to wear she was a bit bummed as she is a part of her son’s arthritis walk team Parker’s Purple Playas.  So this pretty purple chick designed was created to bring together the RA Chicks chick idea with Parker’s purple. I even topped her off with an arthritis awareness blue bow. Of course you can feel free to switch up the colors to whatever you like but I had to share the instruction for arthritis awareness since I’m a health activist for Autoimmune Arthritis. :)

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Purple Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Lighter Purple Yarn for contrast trim
White Yarn for eye whites
Black Yarn for eye pupils
Blue for arthritis awareness bow
Orange Yarn for Beak
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Profile

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your pretty purple chick hat. :)
First we are going to add a simple lighter purple contrast trim to the beanie base. Taking your contrast color yarn, attach with a sl st where you left off at last round of your beanie.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round and fasten off.

Feathered Hair on top of hat: using lighter purple yarn 
Ch 10, sl st in to last ch from hook. Ch 15, sl st back in to the ch you just worked ch from. Ch 10 and sl st back into starting ch.
Leave a long enough tail to secure your hair feathers on top of the beanie during assembly, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Now place this to the side until finishing steps.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye pupil in place on eye white during finishing steps before cutting yarn. Sit to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This eye pupil will work well on toddler to adult sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, your pupil will be as follows instead of Round 1 above:
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (4 sc)

Eye Whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye whites directly on to the beanie during hat assembly.
Repeat process for second eye.

This eye white design will work well on toddler to adult sized beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, you will work 10 hdc instead of 12 dc in to your circle in Round 1.

Beak: using orange yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 2nd st, leaving 1st st unworked, place 1 sc in next 3 st, sl st in next st, stopping here and leaving rest of st unworked. (4 sc)
Make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew your beak in place on beanie before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in assembly stage.

This beak will work on toddler through adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Sl st in 2nd st, leaving 1st st unworked, ch 1 place 1 sc in next  st, ch 1 before sl st in next st, stopping here and leaving rest of st unworked.

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

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

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

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on feature details

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on the orange beak and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your Chick’s beak in place on beanie hat.  You can reference my pictures on how I placed mine. Once your beak is fully secured,  pull your yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Using tail on one black eye pupil and needle, sew it in place securely on top of an eye white.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of eye then fasten off.  Repeat this process for second eye.
Now you want to use the tail from one assembled eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place on beanie. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my hat.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Now go ahead and repeat this process for second eye.
Next take the tail left on your blue hairbow for Chick hat and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew in to your desired location on hat. Again you can reference my pictures on where I placed my own.  I like to fold the center of my bows in half and place a few back / forth stitches to help them retain that shape before sewing it on to my location.  I like how the bows look when narrowed in the center but that is totally optional and up to your own preferences.
Using tail left on your feathered “hair” you made earlier, secure it in to place on the top of your chick hat.  I centered mine on the center of the original round on the beanie but feel free to play around with where you want to place yours.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie and fasten off.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

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

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Rear View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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Jordan’s Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Jordan’s Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 Jordan is one of my Autoimmune Arthritis heroes. As she battles her Juvenile Arthritis she is raising awareness for Arthritis and spreading smiles. Her walk team for the Arthritis Foundation walk in her area is Jordan’s Pink Angels, you can also find them on Facebook here. I am blown away by her strength and positive energy she shares with all.  Thank you Jordan <3

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Laying Flat View

Jordan’s Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Pink Yarn for Beanie Hat and I used it for J as seen in picture above-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Red yarn for heart
White Yarn for angel wings
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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

The hat in this picture is made with my 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 finished put it to the side until you are ready to attach applique.

Heart : Using Red (or other color you want for heart) yarn with “J” crochet hook
The heart I made by this tutorial for Medium sized heart (2 rounds) by HeloiseV Crochet.
(Note: Make sure you leave an extra long tail at the end. This will be used in finishing steps below.)

Angel Wings (Make 2) : Using white yarn with “J” crochet hook
Round 1: Chain 9. Sc in second chain from hook and continue making one sc per chain until end.  Ch 2 and turn. (8 sc)
Round 2: For this row, dc once in first two st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next st and sctog last two st.  Ch 1 and turn. (7 st total).
Round 3: For this row, sc in first two st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in last two st. Ch 3 and turn.  (7 st total)
Round 4: Sl st in first st, *ch 3 then sl st in next st* repeat * until at end of starting corner. Ch 1 and rotate piece so you are working at back end of Round 1.
Round 5: (Note: This is an optional round. I like the more finished look with my wings.) Sc in first sc and each sc across (8 sc). Pull through.

(Tip: Make sure you leave an extra long tail at the end. This will be used in finishing steps below.)

Letter J or whatever letter you choose (in matching main color to beanie base – in my case hot pink). For my “J” I just single crocheted a chain the approximate length I wanted to make the J on the heart. For this one shown in pictures it was a chain of 9.
Then just use your tapestry (large eye yarn) needle to secure it in the finished place on top of the heart. This is an optional step that you can exclude from your project if so desired. 

Finishing off:
To attach the wings to the heart, overlap them slightly behind heart before using needle to pull through and make a few stitches with your starting tail. It doesn’t have to be much or long as it is just to keep them about where you want them to attach to hat.

Tip: If your wings seem to be too tall or fat, pull on outermost corner, diagonally. This will stretch out the wings making them shorter and longer.

Now place your appliques on top of the beanie where you want them to be on the finished project.

Tip: If you want to, you can use clothing pins or safety pins to hold them in place during your stitching. I tend to pin mine in place with some straight pins on to my Styrofoam model head. I’m a bit of a planner..

Taking your end tail from one wing, work on sewing a simple stitch around the perimeter of the wing through the beanie with your tapestry needle. Pull end through and finish off.

Using tail end from other wing duplicate what is done in first wing but in a mirror image of the location of the first one with tapestry needle. This is where using those pins can come in handy so they don’t move about on you. 😉 Pull end through and finish off.

Taking the last end tail hanging from your applique, for the heart, thread tapestry needle and secure heart in place on to beanie.

Just finish off and cut off extra lengths. You are ready to go!

Here are some pictures to show how this beanie looks worn from different directions once fully assembled:
Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern 1

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile View

Jordan's Pink Angels Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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The Great Juvenile Arthritis Kid Crochet Fun Hat Project or Fun Hat Project for Short

The Great Juvenile Arthritis Kid Fun Hat Project or Fun Hat Project for Short

Arthritis Awareness Project - The Great Juvenile Arthritis Kid Crochet Fun Hat Project or Fun Hat Project for Short

I have met so many amazing children battling Juvenile Arthritis through my health activism and advocacy for Autoimmune Arthritis thanks to RA Chicks.

So in honor of them, I’m making each one them their very own hat design, made specifically for them and named after them.  I want them to each know how special they are and how much they inspire me to keep going each day.   I have learned more from living well with health conditions from them in the past few years then I did in a lifetime before.  Nothing puts life in a better perspective then seeing them smile and laugh through it all.

I hope that my hats bring some additional needed smiles and happiness through the mail.  Do you know a JA kid in the US that should get a special hat? Let me know!

You can see all the free crochet hat patterns in the Fun Hat Project for Juvenile Arthritis Kids here.

 

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