Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So that is how this Fionna face applique was born.  Don’t miss out on the Finn face applique previously posted too (Get his free pattern here).  This is a beginner friendly pattern and is worked in the round.

Have you not heard of Fionna or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.  This is the inspirational picture I used when making this applique.

Inspiration picture for Fionna Adventure Time face crochet applique

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Golden to yellow yarn for hair strand
Black yarn for face features
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
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)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Fiona Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern - free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Fionna Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 6 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following 5 st around, ch 7 before placing 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch, sl st in last ch, sl st in the following st of round, make 1 sl st in each of the following st for the rest of the round. Sl st in the base of the chain st from start of round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique on after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Bangs / Hair on side strand: using golden / yellow yarn
Make a chain of 10. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew in place on to rim of face area before pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until ready.

Eyes (Make 2)using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:

The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique  Fionna head base
1 – Colored face area
1 – hair strand piece
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Taking the yarn tail left on Fionna’s bangs / hair strand piece and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place along the top left side of the colored face area.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own if you are looking for guidance.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Fionna’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a super fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your Fionna face applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished Adventure Time applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique 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! One cool Fionna worthy project. I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

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Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern
free crochet applique pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern1

As a request due to the popularity of my Adventure Times previous patterns (see here) I came up with the idea for some easy face appliques to apply to different projects instead of making a hundred (okay exaggeration) detailed character hats for the kids in my family and mother’s school.  So thus this Finn Face applique was born. He is really simple and cute.  A quick beginner friendly project that you can crochet up in one sitting, even make up the pieces for multiple and wait til they pile up to sew together. Ahem. Not that I do that a lot. Okay I admit. There are tons of little Adventure Time pieces throughout my room at the minute.  Oops.  Once I get them all together they will be on here as well so keep an eye out! Also as you can see from picture  a little bit down below on page Fionna is done so her pattern will be up asap too.  Well here is his pattern.

Have you not heard of Finn or Adventure Time yet?  I guess that’s possible. 😉  If you haven’t and want to learn more, please check out information here.

Project requires:
White yarn for applique base
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm) or desired hook for smaller or larger applique than mine shown
Light tan, beige or pale pink yarn for face area
Black yarn for face features
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)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

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Finn Adventure Time Face Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Colored Face Area: using light tan, beige or pale pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the face area in place during assembly steps of the applique. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to sew them in place I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Head / Hat Applique Base with ears: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic (adjustable) circle ch 2 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc). Pull ovalish circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next 3 st and 1 hdc in last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 st total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeat *2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat *3 times and 1 sc in remaining last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (22 st total)
Round 4: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch, ch 1 and sl st in 2nd st in round. Sl st in next 4 st, ch 1 before placing 1 sc in next 6 st, ch 1 before sl st in next st, sl st in next 5  st, ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in last ch before sl st in next st in round before making 1 sl st in each of the remaining st around. Sl st in the base of starting chain from the round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail length long enough to be able to securely sew the your applique in after assembly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook to secure end. To avoid tangling up of yarn tails until I am ready to attach them to desired project I just wrap them in little bundles and pull yarn through center but not too tightly or it can be hard to undo if you have it like that for a long length of time. Place to side until needed in finishing steps for assembly.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn. Make a double knot in center of yarn piece. Double knot around the previous knot. That’s it. That is your eye. Repeat the process for the second eye. Place to side until needed in assembly.

Smile: using black yarn
Cut a short length of black yarn long enough to stitch a smile on to the face area during following steps in assembly. Place to side until steps require this length. I normally cut 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching since I double stitch everything but whatever you need is fine. :)

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Assembly / Finishing Instructions:
The following steps require these completed crochet features:
1 – Applique base
1 – Colored face area
2 – eyes
1 – smile
Using the yarn tail on of your eyes you created in previous steps, attach to desired location on colored face area by making a double knot in the back of your project. Weave in ends and cut off extra length in the back. Repeat for second eye.
Taking the yarn tail left on Finn’s smile and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place near the center bottom of the colored face area.  Once securely in place pull yarn to the backside of the face area and fasten off.
Now your colored face area is ready to be sewn on to the applique base of Finn’s head.  Using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and yarn tail left on the face area to sew it securely in place on to the applique base.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you are needing any guidance.  Once attached, pull yarn tail to the backside of the applique and fasten off.  You should only have one yarn tail left in white yarn on the applique base. Do not fasten this off as you will use this to attach it to your desired project.
Now that your applique is assembled you are ready to decide what project you want to add it to.  This applique is a fun but small project that works for most hats, bags, cozies and more!

Ready to attach to your desired project? Move on to next step:
You will use the remaining yarn tail from your applique and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your finished applique directly on to your desired project.  Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside (or backside depending on project) before fastening off.
Now take the time to look over your finished applique 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! :)

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Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

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Oh those wacky cute green pigs that mock me on failed levels of Angry Birds… how I love / hate thee.. I made this character hat design for a child that is a big Angry Birds fan and kind of love how it turned out. :) I will be working on making most of the game characters probably for Christmas gifts this year as it has been a big request from the kids. There is no stuffing required for this hat and it is advanced beginner friendly. I didn’t have a bright yellowish green color for the nose piece so I substituted a frosted green yarn instead (which has been driving me nuts). OCD crafting at it’s finest folks. :)

Don’t know Angry Birds? Check them out here.
Here is one of the pictures I used as inspiration for this minion pig character hat:

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Project requires:

Medium to bright green yarn for beanie main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Light or pale green for contrast color trim and nose front (I used a muted frosted green color)
Black yarn for eye pupils and nostrils
White yarn for eye whites
“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

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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: 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 transform your beanie into a minion pig hat. :)

Trim: using contrast lighter green color
Attach your contrast green color to where you left off in the last round of your beanie hat with a sl st. This will be added as an additional round for the contrast trim.
Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. Fasten off.

Larger Left Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:  
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): Using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the eye pupil in place on eye white during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to eye white during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps.   Repeat for second eye pupil.

Eyebrows (Make 2): Using black yarn
Make a chain of 5.
Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew the eyebrow in place above eyes on beanie hat during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn long enough to stitch your eyebrow on in desired place during assembly and place to side until needed in finishing steps. Repeat for second eyebrow.

Larger Left Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 5 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (5 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the nostril in place on nose during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (3 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to nose / snout piece during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps. 

Inner Front Ear: Using black yarn and main color green yarn 
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

Outer (Back) Ear Part and Ear Assembly: using inner front ear pieces and main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly.  Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly. Repeat for second ear.

Nose/Snout Piece: using contrast green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st 2 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 dc total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 3 st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat * 3 times and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc total)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 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 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

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Finishing off and hat assembly:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have:
1- larger eye white
1- smaller eye white
2- eye pupils
2- eyebrows
1- larger nostril
1- small nostril
1- nose / snout piece
2- assembled ears
Taking the tail from the larger of the two eye pupils, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this nostril in place on the left side of your nose/ snout piece. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to the backside of your nose/snout piece and fasten off. Repeat this process with the smaller of the two eye pupils placing it on the right side of the nose/ snout piece.
Now take the yarn tail left on the assembled nose / snout piece and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew this piece on the middle bottom area of your beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see how I placed it on my own hat. Once fully secure on hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your larger eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled larger eye, sew it in place on the left side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your smaller eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled smaller eye, sew it in place on the right side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now that your eyes are attached you can place your eyebrows above each. To do so take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail from one eyebrow chain and sew it in desired location and shape over one eye. One sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for second eyebrow over the other eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on one assembled ear and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the ear in place with the black ear front facing forward on the beanie on the left side of the hat. On features like this I like to run a second row of double knots or stitches on the inside of the beanie hat to secure them in place but it isn’t necessary. Once fully secure on top of the beanie hat, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. For second ear, you want to place this ear just to the right of the center of your hat instead of in a mirror image placement like most hats with ears to make this character hat. Attach with the same instructions as first ear.
Now take the time to double check over your finished hat for any tails or loose ends you might of missed in process just in case. If you find any, fasten them off now. All done. One super cool Angry Bird minion pig hat for the Angry Birds fan in your life.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (22)

My nephews are mildly (okay more than mildly) obsessed with all things Lego. Anything Lego is a win so for my oldest nephews birthday I decided to make him a Lego Man hat and a few other Lego inspired crochet projects as gifts.  His face when he saw the hats were priceless. I even added a new category to cRAfterChick.com so that I had a place to see all the Lego inspired projects.  You can check them all out here once they are added:  Lego Inspired.
Want to learn more about Legos, check them out here.
Want to get some Legos? Check here.
Here is the inspiration picture I used when designing this hat to make it look like a Lego Man. :)

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Gold to bright yellow yarn for beanie and ears
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Black yarn for features
Small amount of white yarn for light spots on eyes
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for head topper piece

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)
BLO – work in back loops of stitches only

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 gold to bright yellow 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 Lego Man hat!

Lego Topper Base (*optional*): using gold  to bright yellow main colored yarn
This feature is an optional step I highly recommend.  Why? This will keep your stuffing in the topper and prevent it from leaking  in to the hat when it stretches while being worn and extends the life of the hat. It irritates me so I prefer to use this step to make my future hat wearer more happy in the long run. :) You can skip to next section if you choose not to make this piece.
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before *placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly steps.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly steps.

Lego Topper Piece: using gold  to bright yellow main colored yarn
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before *placing 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in next st*, repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Round 4: Done in back loops only! Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in BLO in 1st st and 1 hdc in the BLO of the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (30 hdc)
Round 5: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in the remaining 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave extra long tail to secure topper base if you chose this step and then to sew it on top of the beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn and pull yarn length through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic adjustable circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc into the circle.  Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Note: Beginning ch 2 does not count as st in pattern. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Done in back loops only! Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in BLO in 1st st and 1 hdc in the BLO of the remaining 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in the remaining 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave extra long tail to secure topper base if you chose this step and then to sew it on top of the beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn and pull yarn length through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull the ovalish circle nice and closed before making a sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eye on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above process for second eye.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order: (1 sc, 1 hdc , 2 sc, 1 hdc and 1 sc.  Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (6 st total)
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eye on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above process for second eye.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this smile chain on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Switch to a smaller hook, a G or H are recommended and make a chain of 7 -or- place small amount of black yarn to the side to stitch smile on in desired place during assembly.

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 8.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this eyebrow on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Put to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat above for second eyebrow.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Switch to a smaller hook, a G or H are recommended and make a chain of 4 -or- place small amount of black yarn to the side to stitch eyebrows on in desired place during assembly.

Shining light spot on eye (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail long enough to sew this spot on to the finished eye during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.
Repeat process for second eye light spot.

The above features work great on toddler, youth, teen, women and men sized beanie hats. If you are making this hat in one of the infant sizes (Newborn to 12 mos) or prefer smaller features on toddler sized hat, follow the following instructions than those above:
Instead of doing  a round of sc stitches like in larger sized hats make a double knot once or twice and leave a length of tail long enough to secure it in place to the eye during assembly. Repeat for second eye light spot.

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Finishing steps and assembly:

The following steps require these completed hat features:
1- finished beanie
1- topper base (optional)
1- topper piece
2- eyes
2- shining light spots
2- eyebrows
1- smile

Now that you have finished making the pieces for this hat you are ready to assemble it into your own Lego Man hat!
Starting with the topper piece and topper base to assemble (Note: if decided to skip this optional piece, skip to next step).  Line up the topper base so that it will cover the opening on your topper piece stitch to stitch.  Using the yarn tail left on your topper piece and 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 topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.  I may have added a pinch or two too much in my hat so it didn’t sit just like I wanted it to due to dome shape of beanie, so when you reach desired amount you might want to take out a little bit more just in case for a less bubbled look.
If you chose to skip the base part, just stuff topper 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 topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.
Once you have done first step of topper piece, use the remaining yarn tail and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the assembled topper in the desired location on hat. I choose to center mine around the original rounds of beanie for symmetry.  When topper is secure on top of hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat.  On features that stay upright 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 your smile chain (or length of black yarn to stitch smile on in place for infant hats) and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the smile in face in the bottom middle area of hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my hat if you want some guidance on that.  When your smile is secured in place (or stitched on) bring yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking the tail left on one shining light spot for a eye and secure it in desired place on a Lego Man Eye. You can use use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to do so or just secure around a stitch with a double knot or two in the back.  Repeat for the second eye.
Now that his eyes are assembled, we are ready to move on by attaching the finished eyes on to the beanie hat.  Use the black yarn tail left on one eye and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place on the front of the beanie hat above the smile. You can see where I placed my own in the pictures if you want to see how I did it.  When eye is securely in place, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second assembled eye.
The last feature to add are the eyebrows, so taking the yarn tail left on one eyebrow (or length of yarn to stitch on in infant hats) use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew (or stitch on) the eyebrow in desired location over one eye.  Once eyebrow is where you desire, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.  Repeat for second eyebrow.
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 Lego Man hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (20)

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just decided I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern that can be done in a quick amount of time. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :) (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for applique background for logo
Red or desired contrast color yarn for applique logo lines
“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

Applique background: using main color yarn

Round 1: Using main color yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc 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 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on your desired project when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Finishing off and assembly: 
Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where round 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place during process but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this 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 what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat): (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern on finished project hat

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired geek beanie hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbol Vault Hunter Hat Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

 

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

 Project requires:

Black or main color yarn for beanie main
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for contrast color 1 for trim and applique logo
Red or desired color yarn for contrast color 2 for trim and applique logo
“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)
hdc – half double crochet (US) (for infant sizes only)

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 black or desired main color yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start transforming your beanie into a super awesome (okay maybe only I think that..) Borderlands inspired hat! :)

Hat Trim: using gold/ yellow color (contrast color 1) and red contrast color (contrast color 2) yarn
Attach red yarn (or desired contrast color 2 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 following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
Now attach the gold/yellow yarn (or preferred contrast color 1 yarn) to last st worked in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
That’s it! Now on to the applique logo.

Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Instructions:

Applique background:  using gold / yellow or contrast color 1 yarn for logo background
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc 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 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn 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) 
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (16 hdc)
Round 3:   Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 14 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your beanie hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 16. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 8.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Applique Assembly Instructions:
The following steps require these following pieces before proceeding:
1- completed beanie hat for base
1- circle applique background
1- circle applique chain length
1-  symbol ^ applique chain length

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle  to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where rounds 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to your beanie hat.

Finishing off:
All you will need to do is again use your 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. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the inside of your beanie hat and fasten off.
All done!

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

I will be adding some pictures of how hat looks worn from different directions soon!

 

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Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free dog character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

After playing the Adventure of Tintin video game recently I was inspired to make Snowy into a character hat.  He is so cute.  I used his original drawings from the Tintin comic book illustrations to make this hat come to live versus the video game version.  I like how his features stand out more this way, especially with the eyebrows. You don’t have to be a comic or video game fan to like Snowy. He is an adorable all white terrier that is Tintin’s little sidekick on his adventures.  He makes a cute hat for children, boys or girls, adults, comic book lovers and more.  I made the hat in this pattern and as shown in pictures for one of my nephews.  I think I’m going to be making a matching Tintin hat in the near future too. :)
Don’t know about Snowy or Tintin? You can learn more about them here.
Want to check out the video game? This is the game I was talking about here. (P.S. It’s been out for awhile so it’s really cheap now!)
You can also watch episodes of his cartoon online here!
I hope you like this hat and enjoy making your own. Happy crafting!

Inspiration picture for the Snowy the Dog Adventure of Tintin hat crochet pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie main color,ears, shining light spot on nose and snout
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for nose, eyes and eyebrows
“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 snout

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)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

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: in main color white yarn 

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start creating your beanie into a Snowy hat. :)

Snout back *optional*: using white yarn
Note: This step is an optional step but one I highly recommend as it will prevent stuffing from slipping between stitches on to the wearers head when wearing hat as it stretches when worn. It can make it a bit itchy so I take this extra step to keep it where the stuffing belongs. :)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the following 9 st.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st* repeating * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Fasten off.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Fasten off.

Snout: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the following 9 st.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st* repeating * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st.  (30 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Round 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)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 3:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 dc)
Row 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 5 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.    (7 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 6 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (8 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 hdc)
Row 3:  Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 hdc)
Row 4: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

Ear Back and Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn and completed ear fronts from previous steps
Repeat Rows 1-6 from Ear fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 6 as you have with the ear fronts. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed ear front in front of the ear back you are working on, lining up the stitches.
Row 7:  Place 1 sc in each st around and in each corner make the following: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Continue process around the perimeter of both pieces until you are back to the 1st st in this row. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in row.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a tail that will be long enough to secure the ear on the top of the beanie hat during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat the above process for second ear

Shining Light Spot for Nose: using white yarn
Make a chain of 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, make a large knot with white yarn to represent the shining light spot instead of above instructions leaving a short yarn tail to attach during assembly.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following stitches in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish shaped circle closed. 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 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st worked in round. (18 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the front of the snout during assembly before cutting your yarn and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, skip round 2 and just make round 1 for his nose.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following sts in this order: 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in the top of the first st in round. (12 st total)
Leave a yarn tail length long enough to sew the eye on the hat during assembly process before cutting yarn and pulling tail through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat this process for second eye.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for a toddler sized hat, you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 6. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew his eyebrows in place during assembly before pulling through loop on hook and placing to side. Repeat instructions for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, leave a small length of black yarn to the side to freehand stitch on skinny eyebrows on top of the eyes during assemble instead of chain instructions given above.

Finishing off steps:
Starting with the nose and snout assembly, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to take the yarn tail left on your shining light spot for nose and sew it on to the top left portion of the black nose. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine to look more like Snowy.  Once you have secured it in place, pull yarn to the backside of the black nose and fasten off.
Now take the black yarn tail left on your nose from previous step and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew it in desired place on the front of the nose snout.   I placed mine just above the center of the front so it would be more near top like comic pictures but feel free to play around with your placement to find what you like the best.  Once it is secure, pull yarn to the inside of the snout and fasten off.
Next up use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the extra long white yarn tail on the snout piece to attach it to your snout to the bottom front of your beanie hat.  If you have opted to do the optional snout back, take the time to stitch that over opening first before sewing it on to the beanie hat.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around stuff your nose/snout to desired fullness with the fiberfill stuffing.   Try not to overstuff this feature as it will bubble and can cause the area it is attached to on the beanie hat to sag or bunch. Not cute.  You just want to stuff it enough for it to hold the shape of the snout.   Once fully secured in place, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now take one of the tails left on an eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place above the snout.  I placed mine just above the snout as you can see in pictures but you can move them around a little to see what works best for your hat.   Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat for second eye.
Next you are going to use the tail on one of Snowy’s eyebrows and use your yarn needle to sew it in place above one of the eyes.  I did mine in an upside “U” shape, kind of a curve, as you can see in pictures.  Once you have sewed them on to your liking, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eyebrow.
Now all that is left is to attach Snowy’s ears.  If you want your ears to be more upright like in most of his comics, place the ears closer to the top center of the beanie hat when attaching them.  I wanted my ear tips to flip forward like in comics so I didn’t use anything inside the ears to keep them fully upright like a pipe cleaner that I would use during ear assembly for bunnies and such.  If you want your ears to be more downward floppy, place more to the sides of the head.  You can also tilt the ears so the front concave part is facing forward while on the side of the head too.  You can see where I placed mine in pictures below.  Once your ear is sewn in place, pull yarn to inside.  At this point on features that are on top of hat, I run another short row of stitches and knots on the inside to support them but it’s mandatory.  Fasten off and repeat the process for the second ear.
Go ahead and double check your work for any tails or loose ends you might of missed during process.  If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One fun Snowy hat that Tintin fans and children will love. :)

Here are some pictures taken to show how this Snowy hat looks worn once completed:

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Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

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Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

This crochet pattern was a special design at the request of one of our guy friends. An evil bunny? in his favorite colors black and red? Why not? So I made up this hat just for him but had to keep the pattern to share with everyone of course. :) This is an advanced beginner crochet project with very few pieces for a character or animal hat so it’s not that hard to do in one sitting even. It makes a perfect fun gift for those that are a little into the darker sides of things, males and even Halloween costumes. This little guy kind of grew on me while I was making him up. I think he may be leaning more to cute than evil though. Oops.

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Large Adult / Men Sized 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 yarn and contrast color trim
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
In order to make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the red yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Now that you have finished your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your own evil bunny hat.

Inner Ear (Make 2): using red contrasting yarn
Row 1: Ch 9, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Rows 2-7: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 6 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (7 dc)
Row 8:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 6 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (8 dc)
Row 9: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 7 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (9 dc)
Rows 10-11: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 8 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (9 dc)
Row 12: Place 1 dc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 dc in each of the following 5 st, and dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 13: Place 1 dc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 dc in each of the following 3 st, and dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
Row 1: Ch 7, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 4 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Rows 2-5: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 hdc)
Row 6:  Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (6 hdc)
Row 7: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 5 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (7 hdc)
Rows 8-9: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 6 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (8 hdc)
Row 10: Place 1 hdc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 hdc in each of the following 4 st, and hdctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (6 hdc)
Row 11: Place 1 hdc in the 2nd st, skipping the 1st st in the row, 1 hdc in each of the following 2 st, and hdctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn.  (4 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Outer Ear (make 2): using black main color yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -13 or Inner Ear as above.
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Assembly (Make 2): using black yarn, 2 finished inner ear and 2 finished outer ear pieces from previous step.
Placing 1 completed ear front in front of a finished ear back, line up the st. Attach black yarn to top left corner stitch. Ch 1 before making 1 sc in each st down ear towards bottom, working through both pieces at same time counterclockwise around ear. When you reach the bottom 7 st, place 2 sc in each of these st to give the ear a more rounded bottom. Resume making 1 sc in each st up to top right corner, place (3 sc in corner), 1 sc in each of the st across to you reach 1st st worked. Place 2 more sc in same st as 1st st before sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a long enough of a tail of yarn to be able to secure your ear in place on your beanie hat during assembly. Put to side until needed for assembly.
Repeat process for second ear.

Eye Color (Make 2): using red contrasting yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull oval shaped circle closed and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st and 1 sc in remaining st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. ( st total)
Before you cut your yarn, make sure you leave a long enough of a tail of yarn to be able to secure your assembled eye in place on your beanie hat during eye assembly. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process for second eye color piece.

The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 only doing Round 1 of above instructions.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black main color yarn
Ch 4. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch and sl st in remaining ch. Ch 1 and turn to work backside of chain. Work 1 sc in 1st 2 st and sl st in to the last st of chain.
Make sure you leave a short yarn tail that is long enough to secure your eye pupil in place on your evil bunny’s eye before you cut the yarn, pull through last st and place to side for now.
Repeat for second eye pupil.

The feature above works great for toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and mens sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
 Ch 4.  Make a sl st in the 3rd ch from the hook and sl st in last ch from hook.  Leave a short enough yarn tail to be able to sew this little piece in to an elongated oval during eye assembly steps.

Now that all your features are made, you are now ready to move on to the finishing off steps up next.

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Finishing off:
Starting with your eyes, we are going to assemble the eye pupils and eye colors together into completed eyes before attaching them to the evil bunny hat. Take the leftover black (main color) yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your pupil in place in the center of one red (contrast color) eye color piece. You want to place it so that it is long wise, up and down, vertical. Once it is securely in place, pull your yarn to the back of the assembled eye before fastening off. Repeat this process for your second eye.
Next take the leftover red (contrast color) yarn tail from your assembled eye and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the bunny’s eye directly on to the beanie. Since these are the only beanie feature, feel free to play around with the placement. You may like it more down low on the hat, in the middle or even up high. You can reference my pictures on where I placed the eyes on my evil bunny hat. Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for your second eye.
Now take the leftover black (main color) yarn tail from one assembled ear and sew it on to the desired location with the  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle on your evil bunny hat. If you want longer hanging ears, place lower on the hat. If you want shorter hanger ears, place higher on hat. For head top floppy ears, place on top of hat with contrast color piece facing forward. You can also place the ears on the side of the head with the red facing forward more towards the top so that they will flop forward with peeks at the red also. You can see how I placed the ears on this evil bunny hat as requested by our male friend in my pictures. Once you have secured the ear fully in place, pull the leftover yarn tail to the inside of the hat before fastening off. Repeat for second ear.
*Tip from cRAfterChick: I normally mark the start and finish of my second ear with safety pins so that I get the ears perfectly symmetrically placed but I’m a bit OCD about them being even. It will drive me crazy if they are slightly off but it by no means is a necessary step. *
Take the time now to look over your assembled hat to check for any loose ends or tails you might of missed during assembly process. Take the time now to sew them in and fasten off.
All done! One super evil looking bunny hat ready to wear. I told you it wasn’t too complicated. :) Happy crafting!

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Here are some of the pictures  taken to show how this evil bunny crocheted hat looks like worn once it is fully completed:

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

If you haven’t guessed by now I’m a self proclaimed geek and totally nerd out over anything geeky, math, science… Big Bang Theory. 😉 So when I saw this hoodie online I thought I would see how it translated in to a crocheted hat. I had to make the applique a bit bigger than I wanted to fit all the details that needed to be sewn on and it was a big pain for someone like me that hates to sew pieces together. However that being said, you just need basic beginner crocheting skills to make this hat design so give it a try. I do recommend using safety pins or straight pins during making the logo so it takes a lot of the guesswork out while you are stitching.  Now I just have to find something in my mostly black wardrobe to wear this hat with.  Happy crafting!

Big Bang Theory Atom Logo inspiration picture for crochet hat  

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

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

Once your beanie base is completed, take your white yarn and attach it to last st worked with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off.
Now you are ready to start making the front logo for this hat.

White Logo Circle: using white yarn
Round 1:  Starting off with your white yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 12 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st.  (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and 2 dc in the next 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing  *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st * repeat * around. Sl st in top of 1st st in beginning of round. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing  *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 st * repeat * around. Sl st in top of 1st st in beginning of round. (48 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your eye on to the beanie during assembly process. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler through adult sized hats. For sizes 6 to 12 months, leave off Round 4.  For sizes newborn to 6 months, leave off Round 3 and 4.

Logo Pieces:

Atom orbit lines (Make 3): using main color green yarn
Make a chain of 30. Sl st in last ch from hook.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew in to place during logo assembly. I normally judge between 3 to 4 times the length I will be stitching in place when doing this kind of piecework in my crochet.
Cut yarn, leaving tail, on hook and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for other two.

This feature above works well for toddler to adult sized hats.  For sizes 6 to 12 months, make a chain of  25 instead.  For sizes newborn to 6 months, make a ch of 20.

Atom nucleus and electrons (Make 4): using main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to sew these in place for your logo during assembly, cut yarn, pull through loop and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for next 3 pieces.

This feature works well for toddler to adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes,  ch 3 and sl st in last chain for these pieces instead of above instructions.

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Logo Circle Assembly and Finishing off Steps:
Taking the chain loop from one of the atom orbit lines you made earlier and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle stitch it in to place to start making your atom logo shape. See pictures above to see logo layout and how I placed my own. Once secure in place, pull yarn to back of logo circle and fasten off.
Repeat this process for the other two atom orbit lines.
Tip: I use straight pins or safety pins to attach where I want my lines to go before I start stitching. Then I don’t have to keep stopping to check my lines etc.
Now take one of the nucleus and electron circles you created in earlier step. Use the leftover yarn tail and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this one in place in dead center of your atom orbit lines. Once secure, pull yarn to back of logo circle and fasten off.
Taking the tail from one of the electrons, place on orbit line trail as seen in pictures. Use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place. Once attached, pull yarn to back of logo circle before fastening off. Repeat process for remaining two electrons.
At this point you should only have 1 yarn tail left, an extra long white tail from your assembled logo circle. If you have any others, fasten them off now.
Next take this remaining tail and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your logo circle securely in place on the front of your beanie hat in desired location. I just use a basic in and out stitch as my sewing skills are sadly lacking. 😉 Once you have sewn it on fully and secured it in place, pull your tail in to the inside of your beanie hat and fasten off.
Now double check over your hat for any loose yarn tails or ends you may have missed in process. If you find any, take the time now to sew them in and fasten off.
All done. :) I hope you enjoy my patterns and find everything easy enough to understand. I’m still new at this so feel free to drop me a line or comment if you have any questions or see crazy typo. Happy crafting!

Here are some pictures to show this Big Bang Theory logo inspired hat looks once completed and worn:

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Big Bang Theory Show Atom Logo Inspired Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

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Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

Happy Icecream Cone Applique Crochet Pattern

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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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