Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

One of my friends suggested making a Pingu character hat for my mother to wear in her classroom during story time. :) I thought he was mighty cute so I created this hat for her class.  It’s a beginner friendly pattern so give it a whirl. Happy crafting!

Oh and here is what Pingu looks like normally:
Pingu the penguin inspiration picture for my crochet character hat

Learn more about Pingu here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingu\

Get Pingu videos and items here.

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Black  yarn for beanie main color and eye pupils
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Orange yarn for beak and hat trim
White yarn for eye whites
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for Pingu’s beak

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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: using black yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a Pingu the penguin hat. :)

Hat Trim: using orange contrast color yarn
Attach orange yarn to last round worked in beanie where you left off with a sl st in to the st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.

Beak back (*optional*): using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st* repeating two more times, place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, repeat * twice and place 2 hdc in the last remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly.

Beak: using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, *2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st* repeating two more times, place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, repeat * twice and place 2 hdc in the last remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 25 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round (26 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 25 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (26 sc)
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure your beak in place on beanie hat during assembly and attach the beak back if you chose that optional step above. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Place this piece to the side until needed in assembly.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following st in to the circle in this order: (1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 hdc, 4 sc, 2 hdc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure your beak in place on beanie hat during assembly and attach the beak back if you chose that optional step above. Cut yarn and pull through last loop. Place this piece to the side until needed in assembly.

Eye Whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc )
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to secure the eye white on to the beanie hat during the assembly process. Once length left, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye white.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc )
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to secure the eye white on to the beanie hat during the assembly process. Once length left, cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye white.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc )
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure the eye pupils on to the eye white during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place the finished eye pupil to the side until needed in assembly steps below.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc )
Leave a long enough of yarn tail to be able to secure the eye pupils on to the eye white during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place the finished eye pupil to the side until needed in assembly steps below.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

Eye Assembly (Make 2): requires two completed eye whites and two eye pupils
Taking the yarn tail left on one eye pupil  use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired location over one eye white.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you need guidance on this.  Once the the eye pupil is securely in place where you desire it, pull the yarn to the back side of the eye white and fasten off.  Repeat for second eye pupil and eye white.  You should still have one long white yarn tail left on each eye, do not cut this off as it will be used in following finishing steps and hat assembly.

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 1

Finishing steps and assembly:
The following steps require these completed hat features:
1- finished beanie
1- beak back (optional)
1- beak piece
2- eye whites
2- eye pupils
Now that you have finished making the pieces for this hat you are ready to assemble it into your own Pingu hat!
Starting with the beak piece and beak back to assemble (Note: if decided to skip this optional piece, skip to next step).
Line up the beak back so that it will cover the opening on your beak piece stitch to stitch. Using the yarn tail left on your beak piece, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew them together.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the beak piece with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely. When you reach desired amount you might want to take out a little bit more due to the rounded shape hat takes when worn.
If you chose to skip the beak back part, just stuff beak piece as you sew it directly on to the hat.You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the beak with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.
Once you have done first step of beak piece, use the remaining yarn tail and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the assembled beak in the desired location on hat. I choose to center mine slightly above the bottom of the hat.  When beak is securely in place, pull yarn to the inside of the hat.  On features that stand out on hats I tend to run another quick set of knots or stitches on the inside of the hat to reinforce the joining but it isn’t required. (Yes I’m paranoid of unraveling projects..)   After doing that, fasten off.
Next up, take the yarn tail left on one assembled eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place on the face just above the attached beak. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my hat if you want some guidance on that.  When your eye is securely in place bring yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye.
Now take the time to look over your finished hat to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

Here are some additional pictures I have taken to show how this Pingu the Penguin hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 5

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 6

 

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 7

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 8

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Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern

Yeah I needed more skulls and cute a girly skull as well.  I love skulls on almost anything. :) This was just a simple upgrade to the Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern which you can see here.  I decided to add the bow to because I wear shoes most of the time that have a similar bow on the skull on them as well. Told you I wear a lot of skulls..  This is a very quick and small project to make to upgrade or personalize almost any project.  It is beginner friendly so give it a try. Happy crafting!

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
Raspberry yarn or desired contrast color 2 yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Bow: using contrast yarn color 2 (mine is raspberry color from Red Heart like in pictures)
Row 1: Chain 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, place 1 sl st in each of the following 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, ch 3 and sl st in to bottom of last sc worked.
Leave an extra long tail before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  You will now pull yarn to back of bow before wrapping several times around center and double knot to secure wrapping in back.  Place to side until ready to attach to your skull applique during assembly.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Last but not least we are adding this cute girl skull’s bow. I like mine off to the side but it looks cute centered on top of skull as well so feel free to switch it up. :)   I just secured mine with two double knots on the back of the project but you can use your yarn needle to sew it in place if you so desire.
All done! Now you have a completed girly skull with bow applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is a picture to show how this applique turned out when I put it on my desired project (hat):

Easy Girly Skull with Bow Applique Crochet Pattern on hat

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Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

 free skull applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern

I wanted to make up a simple and quick unisex applique that I could use on hats for either boys or girls *coughs* and for myself. 😉  So I whipped this up in just a few minutes. It’s that easy so give it a try!  It is definitely a beginner friendly crochet pattern.

Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
White or desired main color yarn for skull base
Black or desired contrast color yarn for features on skull
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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

Skull Base: using white yarn or desired main color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle using your white (or desired main color) yarn, ch 2 before placing 10 dc st in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each of the following 6 st, ch 2 before making 2 dc in each of the next 2 st, ch 1 and place 2 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total= 4 dc and 16 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the finished applique in place once fully assembled before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Round 1: Using black yarn (or desired contrast color yarn) ch 1 before working 5 sc st in a magic circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew the eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing process.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn or desired contrast color yarn
Make a large knot and leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn. You will use this yarn tail to secure the nose in desired place on your skull applique.

Assembly and Finishing Steps:
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your eyes and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eye securely in desired location on skull base.  I placed mine just to the inside of the outer rim to use it as a measure to make sure mine were even but you can play around with the placement.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to the back side of the applique and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on nose and secure it in desired place.  A knot or two or even a few stitches with the yarn needle are more than enough to do this job.   Fasten off.
Now you have a completed unisex skull applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique’s skull base. You will use this with to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

This is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat):
Easy Unisex Skull Applique Crochet Pattern on Hat

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Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Although this happy icecream applique came out a bit bigger than I originally planned for it to be I still like it.  It’s going to make a fun add for a baby bib with my Easy Baby Bib pattern and baby granny square blanket I’m making with food appliques. :)  I made this crocheted icecream applique on a whim one day when bored. I actually made a little set which you can below that so far includes  Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet PatternHappy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern and Silly Monkey Face pattern that I still have to type up.  I’m hoping once I catch up on all of my projects in progress I can make a few more to get the blanket complete.   Let me know if you have any questions. I tried to make it as easy to understand as possible. I don’t have the patience for very complicated patterns. 😉

Here is a picture below of the little set all together plus a silly monkey one I made up at the same time.

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern (7)

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Tan or light brown yarn for icecream cone color (or desired color)  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Pink yarn for icecream scoop topper
Red yarn for cherry on top
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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

Icecream Cone Base: using tan or light brown yarn
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 3 dc in last ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 3 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 5 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (9 dc)
Row 5: Make 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc across to other top corner of cone placing 3 sc in corner, 1  sc down the side of the corner, 3 sc in bottom of cone st, 1 sc in each st up the last side of cone triangle, placing 1 sc in same st as 1st worked. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your icecream cone base part of the applique on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through before you cut the yarn and pull through loop.

Icecream Scoop Topper: using pink yarn
Row 1: Attaching your pink yarn (or desired icecream color) with a sl st in st last left off at in cone base, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in 1st st, 1 sc across to last st, and placing 3 sc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (14 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, place 1 dc in each of the next 10 st, dctog last two st together. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st in row, place 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in following st, 3 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st and sctog last two st together.  Sl st back in to the base of the last st.  (10 st total)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your icecream scoop part of the applique on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Cherry: using red yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to sew your cherry part of the icecream cone applique on to the top of your applique and on to your desired project before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing following st in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc).  Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st.  (4 st total)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye on icecream cone applique during assembly before you cut yarn, pull it through and place to side until needed in steps below.
Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Set aside a small amount of black yarn like you used for the eyes so you can freehand stitch on a smile during finishing steps.

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Finishing off:
Taking the tail from your icrecream cone’s cherry and a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your cherry on top of the icecream topper (pink) part of your applique.  Pull extra tail through to back of applique and leave until attaching to your project.
Taking the tail from one of the assembled eyes and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew your icecream cone’s eye in desired location. You can reference pictures to see how I placed my own.  It’s up to your personal preference though.  Once fully secure, pull yarn to back side of applique before fastening off. Repeat process for the second eye.
Taking your short length of black yarn to placed to the side for the mouth and the yarn needle, freehand stitch the mouth or smile in desired place on your applique. Again you can see my pictures on where I placed my own or play around with your own placement. Once stitched in place, pull yarn to back side of applique and fasten off.

Now that your applique is constructed you should still have three yarn tails left:
1. Red yarn tail from cherry
2. Pink (or desired color) yarn tail for icecream scoop
3: Tan or light brown yarn tail for icecream cone.

Why three tails?  You will be using each tail to sew on the coordinating color of your applique on to your desired project.  If we used just one tail you would have contrasting colors in stitches running around perimeter to secure your icecream cone applique in place.
Now check over your crochet project for any other tails or ends (besides those just mentioned above) that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
All done! You just need to figure out what project you want to attach your chibi happy icecream cone applique to now.  Once you have decided and are ready to attach your applique to project. Proceed to following steps.

Attaching your applique to project:
Taking the tail left from your cherry and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your cherry part of your applique on to your desired project placement.  Once secure pull yarn through to inside or back of project before fastening off.
Next take the tail from your icecream topper (mine in pictures is pink) and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the icecream scoop part of your applique securely in place.  Once done, pull yarn to back or inside of project and fasten off.
Now you just need to use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and tail leftover for the icecream cone base to secure that part of the applique in place on to your project.  Once your applique is fully secured, pull yarn to back and fasten off.

That’s it. :) Now I just need to figure out what project I want to attach my happy icecream cone applique to!

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Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern

This character hat was inspired by Tolee the Koala. He is the adorable koala bear friend in Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan television show. I couldn’t resist making him in to this hat for my youngest niece. I like how it turned out so much I just might have to make Kai-Lan, Rinto (tiger friend), Hoho (monkey friend) and Lulu (rhino friend) too. I most definitely need to make his stuffed panda bear, Pandy! :) Never heard of Tolee? You can learn more about him here.

Tolee the Koala character hat crochet pattern inspiration picture

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Light to medium gray colored 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)
Lightest gray or light khaki colored yarn for contrast inner ear
Black yarn for face features
White yarn for shining light spots on features
Pink yarn for blush circles
“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

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy 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 light to medium gray 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 making your hat into Tolee the koala. :)

Ear Fronts (make 2): using lightest gray or light khaki contrast color yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and the following 8 st around. Leave the last 3 st unworked. (18 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process for second Ear Front.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and the following 6 st around. Leave the last 3 st unworked. (14 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process for second Ear Front.

Ear Backs and Ear Assembly (make 2): using light to medium gray main color yarn
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 from Ear Fronts in light gray main color yarn but do not fasten off at end of Round 2.
Now place one completed Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on right now for Tolee. Line up the stitches on both.
Round 3: Working through both ear pieces at once, ch 1 before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * process around rim of ear until first bottom corner of ear reached , place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner than continue making 1 sc in 1st st and placing 1 sc in each st across for bottom edge. In second bottom corner of ear place 1 sc, ch 1 and sl st in to the top of the 1st st worked in round.
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to secure your ear in place when sewing it on during finishing steps before cutting yarn, pulling through last stitch and placing to side until needed in finishing off instructions.
Repeat process for second ear.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in circle: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 1 sc in following 3 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a long yarn tail so you can attach Tolee’s nose to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through last st and place to side for now.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order inside the circle: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 4 sc. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)

Shining Light Spot on Nose: using white yarn
Ch 4. Sl st in last ch from hook.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your light spot in place on the nose before cutting yarn, pulling through yarn and placing to side until assembly.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Ch 2. Sl st in last ch from hook.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your light spot in place on the nose before cutting yarn, pulling through yarn and placing to side until assembly.

Eyes (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, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull magic circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 st total)
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew his eyes on to the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting your yarn. Pull yarn through last st worked and place to side until needed for hat assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making the following into circle: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 sc. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (4 st total)
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew his eyes on to the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting your yarn. Pull yarn through last st worked and place to side until needed for hat assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Shining Light Spot on Eyes (Make 2): using white yarn
Ch 2. Sl st in last ch from hook.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your light spot in place on the nose before cutting yarn, pulling through yarn and placing to side until assembly.
Repeat for second eye spot.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Just make a large double or triple knot to be the small round light spot for Tolee’s eyes. Repeat for second eye.

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a ch of 4. Leave a short tail to be able to sew Tolee’s eyebrows in place on hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling though and placing to side until needed.
Repeat for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Do not make a chain. Place short length of black yarn to side for both eyebrows to be freehand stitched on.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a ch of 7. Leave a short tail to be able to sew Tolee’s smile in place on hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling though and placing to side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Make a ch of 4. Leave a short tail to be able to sew Tolee’s smile in place on hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling though and placing to side until needed.

Blush Area on Cheeks (Make 2): using pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to secure his blush areas on beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn. Pull yarn tail through last st and place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process for second blush area.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen and adult sized beanie hats in the Easy Peasy collection. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead for smaller feature:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1hdc. Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (4 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to secure his blush areas on beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn. Pull yarn tail through last st and place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process for second blush area.

Now you are ready to start assembling your character hat.

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Finishing off:
Taking tail from the shining light spot for the nose and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the light spot on the top right side of nose in an oval shape angling with nose curve. The top of your nose is the skinnier side of the ovalish nose shape. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed the spot on my Tolee hat’s nose. Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of the nose and fasten off.Now take the black yarn tail from your assembled nose and sew it in desired place on your beanie hat. You want to center it on the front of your beanie as you will be working symmetrically around it for the most part of the following steps. Again the top of the nose is the skinnier side of the ovalish shaped nose. Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of your beanie hat and finish off.Next take one shining light spot for an eye and your to sew the spot in the top right side of one eye. The skinnier of the two eye ends is the top part of the eye. Once you have sewn it completely in place, pull your leftover yarn tail to the back of the eye before fastening off. Repeat process for second eye and shining light spot.
Taking the black yarn tail from one assembled eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your eye in desired place on one side of the nose and slightly up from where nose starts on to your beanie hat. Once fully sewn in place, pull the tail inside the hat and fasten off. Repeat process above but place second eye, symmetrically on the other side of the nose from the first one.
Taking the tail from one small blush area, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place below one eye and slightly offset to the side so it isn’t perfectly centered underneath attached eye. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat this process with the second blush circle in same manner under the second eye.
Next up is the cute little off-center smile Tolee has in a lot of his images. You can reference his illustration picture near top of pattern or my own pictures to see how I placed mine. I just did a stretched “u” shape with one end up a round higher than the other end to get his uplifted smile. You can play around with this to find what makes you the most happy though. Once his smile is sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking one of the small black chains for Tolee’s eyebrows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew it in place above one eye in an upside down curve in your desired location. You can see in my pictures where I placed them on my Tolee hat. Once your eyebrow is stitched on, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eyebrow over second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your assembled ears, attach it by sewing it in desired place with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. There is not right or wrong way to do this. Once I secure mine in place I pull yarn to inside and reinforce stitches with another set inside before fastening off. Repeat process with second ear on the other side of the hat. Since I’m a bit OCD about things being even I mark the start and end of where I want large features, like Tolee’s ears, before I sew them in place. That way I can stitch them without worrying above them being even once done.
Now take a few minutes to look over your work to check for any loose ends or tails you may have missed during assembly process. If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.
All done! I totally fell in love with this little Tolee hat I made for my niece while I was creating him. I definitely will have to make one again in the near future. I hope you liked my pattern and it was clear enough for you. If you have any questions or something doesn’t sound right, just drop me a line. I’m more than happy to answer any questions and I’m far from perfect so typos do happen. 😉 Happy crafting!

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how my Tolee the Koala Bear Character Beanie Hat looks like once completed: 

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character 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 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

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

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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Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern (5)

During a day of boredom and not wanting to do any big projects I decided to try making a few chibi looking fun sweets to use as appliques for plain beanies etc.  So my little happy cookie friend was born.  I ended up making a cute icecream cone and cupcake to go along with him as well. :)  This was an easy and short project that even beginners can make up in one sitting.  If you know how to work in the round, you will be able to make this cute little guy.  Here is a picture below of the little set all together plus a silly monkey one I made up at the same time.

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern (3)

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Tan or light brown yarn for main cookie color (or desired color)  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Dark brown yarn for chocolate chips
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
Pink yarn for blush circles
“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

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

Main cookie base: using tan or light brown yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st*  repeating * pattern around until all st worked. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (36 dc)
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your cookie applique on to your project once fully assembled in finishing stages. Put to side until needed for assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before making  the following st in to the circle: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc).  Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (4 st total)
Before you cut your yarn, make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your eyes on to the cookie applique.  Cut yarn, pull through and put to side until needed during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in next st, 2 dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 hdc) in following st, 1 sc in last st, sl st into base of last st.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your mouth on your cookie during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Blush circles (Make 2): using pink yarn
Ch 4 and sl st in the last ch from hook.  Leave a yarn tail long enough to secure to cookie in assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side.
Repeat for second blush circle.

Chocolate Chips (Make 6-9 your preferred amount ): using dark brown yarn
Ch 3 and sl st in to the last ch from the hook. Leave a yarn tail long enough to secure to cookie in assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side.
Repeat for the rest of the chocolate chips you desire for your cookie applique.

Finishing off / Assembly:
Taking the tail left on your cookie’s mouth and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your mouth in to desired place on your applique.  You can reference my picture on how I placed the mouth on my cookie.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of cookie base and fasten off.
Now taking the tail from one eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, secure it in desired location on cookie base.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye.
Now taking the tail from one blush circle and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, secure it in desired location on cookie base.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for second blush circle.
Now taking the tail from one chip and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle or a small tipped crochet hook to pull through, secure it in desired location on cookie base.    Once sewn on, pull yarn to back of applique and fasten off. Repeat process for the rest of your chocolate chips.
Once completed you should have one long tail left on your project in the color of your cookie base.  If you find any others, take the time to fasten them off now.
When you are ready to attach your completed applique to your project, just use your yarn needle and tail to stitch it into place.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of project your are attaching it to and fasten off.
All done! One cute and happy chibi chocolate chip applique.  Now what to put it on? Decisions. Decisions.

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Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern (5)

Even though I don’t eat sugar for health reasons, I can’t resist the cuteness of cupcakes. I’ve been making a lot of cupcake themed projects as of late so I had to make a fun little applique to use on some of my projects.  That is how the happy cupcake came to be.  I may have made a few squee noises over it when I was finishing it up. I already have plans for this one to go on my Kindle case I recently crocheted. :)  I did make a cute little set on the same day of this cupcake, a happy chocolate chip cookie, a happy icecream cone and a cute but silly monkey face.  Here is a picture below of the little set all together.

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern (2)

Happy Cupcake Applique Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Pink yarn for frosting top
Tan or light brown yarn for cake color (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Red yarn for cherry
Black yarn for eyes and mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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

Bottom cake part: using tan or light brown yarn
Row 1: Ch 8. In 3rd ch from hook place 1 dc and 1 dc in each of the next 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2:  Make 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (8 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st across.  (8 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to attach to be able to sew on the cake part of your cupcake applique on to your project.    Leaving tail, cut yarn and pull through. Put to side until finishing steps.

Frosting top: using pink yarn
Row 1:  Sl st to top of cake base where you left off.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 6 st and 2 sc in last st. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sc)
Row 2:  Make 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (10 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 6 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (8 sc)
Row 4: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 4 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 5: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in row, 1 sc in each of the following 2 st, and sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1 but do not turn like previous rounds. Work 1 sc in each st down side of cupcake frosting. Place 3 sc in bottom corner *ch 2, sc in next st* repeating across to other bottom corner of frosting placing 3 sc in corner. Work 1 sc in each st up last side of frosting until you reach 1st st in round.  Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to attach to be able to sew on the frosting part of your cupcake applique on to cake bottom of your cupcake and then on to your project. Leaving tail, cut yarn and pull through. Put to side until finishing steps.

Cherry on top: using red yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 10 sc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to attach to frosting top with a few stitches and be able to sew on the cherry part of your applique on to your project before cutting yarn. Pull through yarn and place to side until needed in assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a ch of 4. Sl st in to the last ch from hook.  Leave a tail long enough to sew on to your cupcake before cutting and pulling through yarn.  Put to side until needed in assembly.  Repeat for second eye.

Mouth: using black yarn
Leave out a small amount of black yarn to freehand stitch on smile during finishing steps.

Finishing off:
Using the tail from one of your cupcake’s eyes and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew your eye in to desired place. You can reference my pictures on where I placed mine on my cupcake.  Once secure in place, pull yarn to back of applique before fastening off.  Repeat for second eye.
Using the small amount of black yarn you set aside for the freehand smile, use your needle to freehand stitch on your smile where you want it.  I just did a simple smile but feel free to play around with what you like best.  Once done, pull yarn to back and fasten off.
Taking the tail from your cherry and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle attach your cherry to top of your frosting top with a few stitches. I just use a simple back and forth. Do not cut remaining tail.
You should have three tails left:
1. Red yarn tail for cherry
2. Brown or tan yarn tail for cake base
3. Pink or desired frosting color yarn tail for frosting top.
Why three tails?  You will be using each one to attach that color of the applique on to your project.  Otherwise you will have contrasting colored stitches.
Now all you have left to do is figure out what project you want to attach your happy cupcake applique too!  The sky is the limit.  When you know where you are going to put it, just simply use the tail from the part of the cupcake that matches to secure it to project, pull yarn to back and fasten off. Repeat with other two tails.
All done. :)

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Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern 

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (27)

 When I saw Rilakkuma (Relax Bear) and Korilakkuma (Little Bear) I just knew I had to make them into some crochet character hats.  They are too sweet not to make.  I originally planned on making one Korilakkuma hat in toddler size for one of my nieces to wear but ended up making a Rilakkuma for her mother to wear as well.  I’m kind of jealous of the hats. I may have to take some time soon and make myself one to keep. :)  If you aren’t familiar with these cute chibi bears from San-X, you can learn more about them here. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Beanie Main Color Yarn and color for ear backs-  (Medium to dark brown for Rilakkuma and tan/ khaki color yarn for Korilakkuma)
Contrasting Color Yarn for ear fronts (Golden yellow for Rilakkuma and pink for Korilakkuma)
Black Yarn for face features
White Yarn for colored face area
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew features on to beanie
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)

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

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (26) 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 Rilakkuma 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. The Korilakkuma 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 yarn (Medium to dark brown for Rilakkuma and tan/ khaki color yarn for Korilakkuma)

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice For the bottom contrast trim, using your contrast color yarn (Golden yellow for Rilakkuma and pink for Korilakkuma), attach to st where you left off from in last round of beanie hat with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your cute Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma character hats.

The following instructions work for both hats, just pay attention to colors specified for each hat:

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Leave a tail long enough to sew eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps. Repeat instructions for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 6 hdc instead.

Nose / Mouth Lines : using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed before placing a sl st through the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 4. Starting at 2nd ch from hook, place 1 sc in 2nd ch and in each of the next 2 ch. Sl st back in starting st. Ch 4 and place 3 sc in chain like previous chain starting with 2nd ch from hook. Sl st back in to starting st.
Leave a tail long enough to sew nose and mouth lines in place on the colored face area during assembly before cutting yarn then pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 4 sc instead of 6 sc in Round 1 and in Round 2 make two ch 3 tails but do not work sc in to them. Just fasten off yarn at end of first mouth line tail. Reattach black yarn to starting st with a sl st before making second chain of 3 and leave long enough of a yarn tail to sew the nose and mouth in place on colored face area before cutting yarn. 

Colored face area: using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull circle closed, it should be in a long ovalish shape. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 st, place 2 dc in each of the next 3 st, 1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in each of the following st and 1 dc in final st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 st, place 2 sc in each of the next 6 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 2 sc in each of the following 6 st and 1 sc in the final st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (32 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to sew the colored face area on to beanie during assembly before cutting yarn then pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, switch to hdc for Round 2 and skip round 3 increase all together.

Ear Front (Make 2): Using contrast color yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st into the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 8 st, leaving last 3 st unworked. Sl st in to side of last st worked in this round. (18 dc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off. Repeat process for second ear front.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, switch to hdc instead of dc for the ear fronts and backs. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (24)

Ear Back and Ear Assembly (Make 2): Using main color yarn
Repeat Rounds 1 – 2 of the Ear Front done in previous step but do not fasten off at end of Round 2.
Round 3: Place one completed Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working up, lining up the stitches. Now Ch 1 and turn. Working through both pieces make 1 sc through first st on both, then work *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in following st * around until you reach the first st from Round 2, which is right before your flat ear, place your sc in this st before making a sl st back in to the same st, sc in to side of st and in each of the 3 unworked st from previous round, 1 sc in to side of 1st st from round and finish off with sl st in to the top of the 1st st in this round.
Leave a long enough tail to ensure you can completely secure your ear on to the top side of beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until called for in finishing off assembly. Repeat for second ear. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (29)

Finishing off:
Starting with the face area, take the yarn tail left on the black nose / mouth lines piece and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your nose / mouth lines on place on to the colored face area. See my picture above to see how I placed my own.  Once you have it secured in place, pull the yarn through to the back of the face area and fasten off.
Now taking the tail left on your assembled face area and your yarn needle, sew it in place directly on to your beanie hat.  You can play around to see how you like it placed. I personally normally but the bottom of my face area right above the last round of dc st in my beanie hats so you still get the color above the trim but it isn’t too high on face.   Once you have it nice and secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie before fastening off. For eyes, take tail of one eye and use your yarn needle to sew it in desired place on either side of the colored face area.  You can see my pictures to see how I placed them on my completed hats in this set.  Once you have the eye in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eye.
Now we are going to place the ears in place on the hat.  You can move them around to see how you like them on your hat before attaching.  It drives me a bit nutty if mine aren’t exactly symmetrical in position so I use a couple safety pins to attach them before I start sewing with the tail and yarn needle in to place.  As before, once you have it securely in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat for second ear.
Now you just need to take a few moments to look over your assembled hat to check for any tails or loose ends you might of missed out on during assembly process. If you find any, fasten them off now.
That’s it. All done!  One chibi Rilakkuma and/ or Korilakkuma character hat ready to wear. :)

Here are some of the pictures to show how both the Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma hats look once finished:
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Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Free

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

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Toddler Sized (Age 1 – 3 Years Old) Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice. The hat in these pictures are of the Toddler size of my Easy Peasy double crochet beanie pattern set.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Chibi Sleeping Bunny hat. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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