Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

Get Pingu videos and items here.

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base: using black yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 1

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

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

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 5

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 6

 

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 7

Pingu the Penguin Character Hat Crochet Pattern 8

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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

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

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

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy 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.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

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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Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free costume beanie hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

I couldn’t resist making this Shrek Ear hat for one of my nephew’s birthday.  It’s a fun and easy beginner friendly crochet project.  I think if I make another I will use less stuffing so they don’t look so full.  I can’t wait to see how he likes this and what it looks like on top of his cute head. :) I may have to make the baby girl ogre in to a hat for my little niece and more of this for my other wonderful nephews.

Want to learn more about Shrek and his world? Learn more here.

Buy the Shrek DVDS here.

Here is my inspiration picture that I used when developing this hat patterned for Shrek. Cute isn’t he? 😉

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern inspiration picture for hat making

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright to medium green 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)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for ears

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 bright green 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 an ogre worthy hat. :)

Ear topper (Make 2): using bright green yarn
This part of the feature is attached near the top of the ear during ear process to create a closed pocked for the fiberfill stuffing to keep it from falling out.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and fasten off.
Repeat above process for second ear topper.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and fasten off.
Repeat above process for second ear topper.

Ear (Make 2): using bright green yarn and finished ear toppers from previous step
Important note: Since we are working from the bottom up for the ears, you want to start off with a length of yarn being unused at the start of your project so you can sew it in place on the hat to secure it during assembly.
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 10 hdc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 9 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc)
Rounds 3-6: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 7: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 9 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Round 8: 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)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 1 before placing 8 sc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the back loop of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Rounds 3-4: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 5: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 7 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 15 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Hat Assembly:
Taking the yarn tail from one of the completed shrek ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the ear in place on one top side of the beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see where I placed mine if you are looking for some guidance. I tried to make mine as close as possible to Shrek images. Once you have sewn it in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the beanie hat. At this point I normally reinforce any large or upright features for my hats with a second set of stitches on the inside. It’s not a necessary step but I do recommend it. Once you have the ear secure in place, fasten off in the inside of the beanie hat.
Now you will repeat this process with the second Shrek ear making sure you are placing it in a mirror image location of the previous one so they are symmetrical.
Once both ears are attached, double check your work to make sure you don’t have any loose end or tails that you missed during assembly process. If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! Super easy but fun Shrek hat. I can’t wait to see what my nephews think about them.

Here are some additional pictures I had taken to show how this Shrek ear hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (17)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (18)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (20)
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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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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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free cat character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Want to learn more about Doraemon?  Learn more here.

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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

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

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

Hat Base: in main color bright blue yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

Hat Trim: using red contrast color yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions the same for smaller sized hats.

Mouth lines / Smile: using black yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story is such a great character for children to watch. To infinity and beyond! Okay, I admit it. I really like him as well. :) I decided to see how a character hat of him would turn out for my younger nephew who is a big Toy Story fan as a surprise. It didn’t turn out exactly as I had expected but I do like it. I would recommend this character hat to advanced beginners and up but if you are new to character hats don’t be discouraged. There are quite a few small pieces that need stitching to be assembled which is why this sat in my works in progress pile for so long. I really hate sewing stuff together. I hope you enjoy this pattern for the Buzz fan in your life and please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions. Happy crafting!

P.S. Just in case you have no idea who this guy is, you can learn more about him here.  Here is the inspiration picture I used to create this hat:

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Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes 

Project requires:
Medium to dark purple yarn for beanie main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Light khaki, tan or lightest peach color yarn for face area and nose
Black yarn for eye pupils
White yarn for eye whites
Bright to dark blue yarn for eye color
Dark brown yarn for eyebrows and chin swirl
Bright green yarn for contrast trim
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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
hdctog – half double crochet two stitches together (smaller sizes only)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (17)

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 Buzz Lightyear character hat. :)

Hat Trim: using bright green yarn

Attach green yarn to where you left of on beanie with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off.

Face Area: using light khaki, tan or lightest peach yarn
Row 1: Ch 18. Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 15 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Rows 2-5: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 15 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Row 6: Make 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 12 st, and dctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 7: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 10 st, and sctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn.(12 sc)
Row: Make 1 sc in each st to corner, placing 3 sc in corner, continue down side of face area with 1 sc per st to first bottom corner, place 3 sc in corner, 1 sc in each st across to the other bottom corner placing 3 sc in this corner, 1 sc in each st up to the last top corner placing 2 sc in this corner and sl st in top of 1st st worked in row.
Make sure you leave an extra long yarn tail to be able to sew this in place during assembly on to the beanie hat before cutting yarn, pulling through loop and placing to side until needed for face assembly.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above that pattern calls for:
Row 1: Ch 14. Place 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following 11 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (12 hdc)
Rows 2-4: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 5: Make 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 8 st, and hdctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 6: Make 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 6 st, and sctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn.(8 sc)
Row 7: Make 1 sc in each st to corner, placing 3 sc in corner, continue down side of face area with 1 sc per st to first bottom corner, place 3 sc in corner, 1 sc in each st across to the other bottom corner placing 3 sc in this corner, 1 sc in each st up to the last top corner placing 2 sc in this corner and sl st in top of 1st st worked in row.
Make sure you leave an extra long yarn tail to be able to sew this in place during assembly on to the beanie hat before cutting yarn, pulling through loop and placing to side until needed for face assembly.

Nose: using light khaki, tan or lightest peach yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following stitches in this order: 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (6 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 4 st, 1 sc in last st and sl st in top of the first st in round. (10 st total)
Round 3: Ch 2 and make 1 hdc in 1st st.
Leave a tail long enough to sew the nose on to the face area during assembly before cutting your yarn. Pull tail through last loop and place to side until needed.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, skip round 3 of the nose from instructions above.

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following stitches in this order in m.c.: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull circle fully 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 remaining st. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Before you cut your yarn, ensure you have left a yarn tail long enough to secure the eye white on to the face area during assembly. Pull through last loop and place to side until steps ask for it.
Repeat steps above for the second eye white.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, only make Round 1 and skip Round 2 from above instructions.

Eye color (Make 2): using bright to dark blue yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to the circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew this on place on your eye white during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through last loop on hook and placing to side.
Repeat above steps for the second eye color piece.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, make 3 sc in circle instead of 6 sc that pattern calls for above.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 2 sc in to the circle. Pull circle closed, ch 1 and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (2 sc )
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew the pupil in place on the eye color during assembly before cutting the yarn and pulling through last loop. Place to side until needing.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, skip the instruction above and just make a large knot with a tail to attach it for the eye pupils or ch 3 and sl st in last ch from hook if preferred.

Smile: using black yarn
Smile Main Piece: Make a chain of 7 with black yarn. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to stitch his lopsided smile in place, cut yarn and pull through last loop. Place to side until needed during assembly.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, make a chain of 5 instead of 7 as pattern calls for above.

Eyebrows (Make 2): using dark brown yarn
Make a chain of 10. Leaving a tail long enough to secure these in place on face during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through loop and putting to side until steps call for this feature.
Repeat steps for second eyebrow.

This feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and mens sized hats. If you are making newborn to 12 months sized hats, make a chain of 6 instead of 10 as pattern calls for above.

Chin swirl: using dark brown yarn
For chin swirl, just put to side a small length of your dark brown yarn that was also used for eyebrows to the side. You will be freehand stitching it on face area during assembly. Since I was using a very skinny baby yarn for my darkest brown yarn I made a small chain with a tiny crochet hook to sew it in place.

Instructions are same for smaller sized hats.

Eye Assembly Steps:
The following steps require these face features:
2 – eye pupils
2-  eye colors
2- eye whites

Taking the yarn tail from one eye pupil, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the pupil in place on top of one of the eye colors. You can just center it or make the eyes look in one direction. You can see how I placed mine in my pictures.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to the back of the eye color and fasten off. Repeat process for second pupil.
Now take tail from eye color and using the  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew the eye color on to the eye white in desired location.  Once secured in place, pull yarn to the back of the eye white and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eye color.
You now should only have one long white yarn tail from each assembled eye. Do not fasten this off as this is how you will be attaching your eyes to the face area in face area assembly below. If you have any other yarn tails left on eyes that you may have missed during process, fasten them off now.
Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)
Face Area Assembly:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have
1- Face Area
2- Assembled eyes
1- Nose
1 – Smile
2- Eyebrows
Small length of yarn for chin swirl

I like to work from the bottom up when doing features so I can judge the space needed for them better so starting off at the bottom of the face area for assembly.
Taking the small amount of dark brown yarn you set aside for the chin swirl, and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle freehand stitch on a small swirl on the lowest part of the chin area like you can see on picture of Buzz Lightyear above and you can reference my pictures on how I placed them on my hat. Once finished sewing it on, pull yarn to back of the face area and fasten off.
Next take the tail from Buzz Lightyear’s mouth chain and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place on face area.  I like the off center smile I see in some of his illustrations so that is how I placed mine in the pictures but feel free to do what you like the best.  Once attached, pull yarn to back of the face area and fasten off.
Take tail from his nose and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew his nose just above the mouth in a center location of the face area with skinny part on top. You don’t want to attach this too high or it will interfere with your spacing for eyes and eyebrows. Once it is securely in place, pull yarn to the back of face area and fasten off.
Now using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, take the tail from one assembled eye from earlier steps and sew it in desired location on one side of nose near top. Once your eyes are fully attached, pull yarn to backside of face area and fasten off. Repeat steps for second assembled eye on opposite side of nose as first.
All that is left now is to add to Buzz Lightyear’s face area is his eyebrows. There is not right or wrong way to shape his eyebrows. If you Google him you will see that he is very expressive with his eyebrows. I personally like his one eyebrow lifted look so I used that as inspiration for my own hat. You can look at pictures above to see how I placed his eyebrows on my character hat. Taking the tail left of one eyebrow chain, use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, to stitch the eyebrow over one of the eyes in desired location and shape formation. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to back of face area before fastening off. Repeat process for second eyebrow over other eye.
Now your face area should be fully assembled. There should only be one yarn tail left on this part of your Buzz hat. A long face area colored yarn tail which you will use in following step. If you see any other yarn tails on face area that you may have missed during assembly, go ahead and fasten them off now.

Finishing off:
Now that you have assembled the face area for your Buzz Lightyear hat, take the long yarn tail left on face area from above step and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired location on the front of the beanie hat. I use safety pins or straight pins to pin large features like this in place so I can just sew around without stopping to count stitches or judge space to make sure it’s even. It can take a minute or two at the beginning but saves in the long run. I also find that once I run around the perimeter I do a few little stitches through the middle section of the area I’m attaching to keep it anchored down which prevents the feature from bubbling up.
Once you have fully sewn the face area on, pull your leftover yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Double check your work now for any extra tails or loose ends you might of missed. Fasten any off if any are found.
All done! One super cute Buzz Lightyear crochet character hat ready to wear. :)

Here are some pictures taken to show how Buzz Lightyear hat looks once all done:

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (33)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (18)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (29)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (21)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (25)

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern (24)

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Charlie Brown’s Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Charlie Brown’s Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free dog character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

When making hats for my mother to wear during storytime in her classroom I had to make her a Snoopy hat just because who doesn’t like Snoopy? 😉  He is one of my favorite cartoon characters from my youth and I wanted to see how he would turn out in a crochet character hat. I’m pretty happy with how he turned out and I can’t wait for the the school year to start back up so that the kids can see the Snoopy hat.  I have a list that will keep me busy of book characters my Mom would love to have hats of for reading time so good thing I have a little bit of summer left to catch up!  Before we know it school will be back in session and I will be neck deep in holiday gift projects. :)

I hope you like my interpretation of Snoopy into a crochet character hat.  This is a beginner friendly pattern  and up so if you are new to making crochet character hats or crochet in general give it a try.  All you need to know is how to work in the round for the majority of this project.  You will be required to use a large blunt -eye yarn darning needle to sew the features on to the hat once crocheted.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Happy crafting!

P.S. Here is the Snoopy picture I used for inspiration while designing this hat pattern.  I found it uplifting as well. :)

Charlie Brown Snoopy Inspiration Picture for Crochet Hat Project

Charlie Brown’s Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (25)

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 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 Snoopy 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 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 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 * process for following 18 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st. (30 dc)
Fasten off and place to side until needed in assembly.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and 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. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 hdc)

Snout: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle 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 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 * process for following 18 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st. (30 dc)
Rounds 4-5: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 dc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to sew your snout on to the beanie hat during assembly *and* if you choose to do the snout back to sew the snout back on the snout opening before attaching to hat. Cut yarn once you measure out length, pull tail through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and 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. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Rounds 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 29 st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to sew your snout on to the beanie hat during assembly *and* if you choose to do the snout back to sew the snout back on the snout opening before attaching to hat. Cut yarn once you measure out length, pull tail through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Shining light spot on nose: using white yarn
Ch 3 and sl st in the last ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to be able to sew on to your beanie hat during assembly, pull yarn through loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, make a large knot instead of the chain the instructions call for above.

Black nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull the circle fully closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Leave a length of yarn long enough to be able to sew the nose on to the front of the snout during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through loop and placing to side until needed in assembly.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull the circle fully closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Leave a length of yarn long enough to be able to sew the nose on to the front of the snout during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through loop and placing to side until needed in assembly.

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

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
 Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: (1 sc, ch 1, 2 sc, ch 1, 1 sc).  Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew his eye in place on the beanie hat during assembly process before cutting yarn, pulling tail through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat the above process for second eye.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 3. Place 3 dc in 3rd 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 4-5: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 6: Place 1 dc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 dc in each of the following 5 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 7: Place 1 dc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8: Place 1 dc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 9: Place 1 dc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 dc in each of the following 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 10: Place 1 dc in each of the 3 st across. (3 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process for second ear front.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Row 1: Ch 3. Place 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st and 2 hdc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Row 3-4: Place 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 hdc)
Row 5: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 hdc in each of the following 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 6: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 hdc in each of the following 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 7: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st (skipping 1st st) and 1 hdc in the following st across. Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 8 : Place 1 hdc in each of the 2 st across. (2 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process for second ear front.

Ear Backs and Assembly (Make 2): using black yarn and completed ear fronts from previous steps
Repeat Rows 1-10 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 11: 1 sc in each st around placing (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in both top corners of ears and 2 sc in the bottom 5 st to round out ear bottoms.
Leave a long yarn tail that will be used to sew your ear on to the Snoopy hat and secure it in place before you cut yarn. Pull yarn through loop on hook and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for second ear.

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 5. Leave a tail long enough to sew these chains in to eyebrow arches above eyes on beanie hat (I normally guesstimate 2 to 3 times the length of chain I am sewing on) before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, place to the side two lengths of yarn long enough to freehand stitch on the eyebrows.  If you prefer a chain you can use a small hook to make a chain out of your yarn instead.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a chain of 25. Leaving a length of yarn at the end of the chain long enough to sew it in place on hat (I normally guesstimate 2 to 3 times the length of chain I am sewing on) before cutting yarn, pulling through last loop on the hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:  Make a chain of 16 instead of 25 as steps above call for.

Finishing off steps:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have
1- beanie hat
2- eyes
2 – eyebrows
1 – snout piece
1 – snout back (optional)
1 – black nose
2 – assembled ears
1 – shining light spot on nose

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Patterm

Starting off with the nose/snout assembly, take the white yarn tail from the shining light spot and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place on to the black nose piece. No worries on where exactly to put it as it changes in Snoopy’s images based on how his head is tilted, facing etc. You can see in the pictures with this pattern where I place the shining light spot on my Snoopy hat. Once you have it secured in place, pull yarn to the back side of the nose and fasten off.
Next take the yarn tail from your black nose and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the nose in desired place on front of nose/snout piece. I placed mine in the center top area so that when it’s stuffed it will be on the end of the snout but near the top like I saw in pictures of Snoopy online. Once you have it secured in place, pull yarn to the back side of the nose/snout piece and fasten off.
Now we are ready to put together the nose/snout piece. If you decided to do the optional snout back, use these instructions. If you chose not to do this feature part, skip to the next paragraph for instructions. Taking the tail left on your nose/snout piece, use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the snout back piece over the opening on your snout piece. I just line up my stitches before stitching back and forth until around the whole circle. You want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to stuff your snout piece. Do not overstuff as this will weigh it down too much causing sagging in surrounding area of beanie or bubble up the back making it awkward to attach or wear. Once you have it stuffed to your liking, finish sewing the opening closed. Now you are going to use the remaining yarn tail to attach the fully assembled nose/snout piece on to the beanie hat near the bottom of the front of your beanie. Once you have secured his snout in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking the yarn tail left on one of his eyes, use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in desired location above the attached snout. Once secure, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.
Now Taking the yarn tail left on one of his eyebrows, use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in desired location above one eye in an upside down curve. You can see my pictures on how I placed my own. Once secure, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eyebrow.
Next up take the tail of the chain you made for his smile and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle stitch his giant grin in place. You don’t have to center it like mine as he is often also seen with an off center grin so you can do that to if you like. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking the yarn tail from one of his assembled ears, use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle  to sew the ear in place on the side of the hat. I made mine a little lower so they would hang just past hat, but if you want them shorter you can place them higher so there is not an overhang. It’s all in personal preference. On features like this, I tend to run another set of stitches on the inside to reinforce joining but it isn’t necessary to the hat’s function. I just get paranoid about things coming apart. Once you have secured it in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Take the time now to double check your hat for any loose ends or tails that you might have missed during the assembly process. If you find any weave in and fasten off. All done!

Here are some additional pictures I had taken to show how this Snoopy the dog hat looks worn once it is completed from different angles:

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (23)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (20)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Wow Wow Wubbzy! Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Wow Wow Wubbzy! Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

I have to admit I’ve never watched a single Wubbzy episode but have seen some ads or commercials. I thought he looked pretty cute and would make a darling addition to my niece’s growing hat collection. This is one of less time consuming of the hats I have done recently so it makes a great last minute project or just a project if you want something to start to complete in a short amount of time. This is an advanced beginner and up recommended crochet pattern but don’t get discouraged if you are new to crochet or just character hat making. This is a good starter hat and looks more complicated than it actually is to make. Happy crafting!

If you have no idea who Wubbzy is, check out some additional information on him here.
Watch Wubbzy online here under “The Show” menu.
Get his DVDS here.

wow wow wubbzy crochet inspiration

Wow Wow Wubbzy! Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright yellow to golden yellow colored yarn for Beanie Hat main color and ears
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for face features
Gray or off-white yarn for shining light spots on features
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for ears

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

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

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

Ear Bottom Base *optional* (Make 2): using main color yellow or golden yarn
This is an optional step but one I always recommend when making hats with features that are stuffed. Why? Well it keeps the stuffing from oozing in to the hat when it stretches while wearing it and off the wearers head while lengthening the life durability of your hat. It can be a bit itchy when it does. So taking the extra few minutes to make this feature will be worth it later on.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Fasten off.
Repeat process for second ear bottom base.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats do the following steps instead of those above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 10 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc)
Cut yarn and pull through last loop on hook. Fasten off.
Repeat process for second ear bottom base.

Ears (Make 2): using main color yellow or golden yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Make a sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (9 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 8 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew Wubbzy’s ears in place on top of the beanie hat during assembly. If you Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed. If you chose to make the optional ear bottom base feature above for this project, add a little extra length to sew this in place to the ear opening during assembly.
Repeat above process for second ear.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats do the following steps instead of those above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Make a sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before making 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (9 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 8 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew Wubbzy’s ears in place on top of the beanie hat during assembly. If you Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed. If you chose to make the optional ear bottom base feature above for this project, add a little extra length to sew this in place to the ear opening during assembly.
Repeat above process for second ear.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Now pull ovalish circle tightly closed and make a sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew Wubbzy’s eyes in place on beanie hat during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats do the following steps instead of those above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: (1 sc, ch 1, 2 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew Wubbzy’s eyes in place on beanie hat during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Nose: using black 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, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Now pull ovalish circle tightly closed and make a 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 st total)
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew Wubbzy’s nose in place on beanie hat during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats only do Round 1 as specified above and skip Round 2.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew his smile securely in place on beanie hat during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats make a chain of 8 instead of the 12 called for above.

Shining Light Area on Nose: using gray or off-white yarn
Make a chain of 8.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew the shining light chain securely in place on Wubbzy’s nose during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Note: I only had very thin baby yarn in light gray so I made mine a ch 10 in hat pictures but ch 8 works with the regular thickness of yarn used in project.

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats do the following steps instead of those above:
Place short length of your gray or off-white yarn to the side to freehand stitch on to the nose piece instead of sewing on a chain like above. 

Shining Light Spots on Eyes (Make 2): using gray or off-white yarn

Make a chain of 4 and sl st in the last ch from hook.
Before cutting yarn measure out a yarn tail long enough to sew the shining light spot securely in place on one of Wubbzy’s eyes during assembly. Then cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed. Repeat process for second eye light spot.
Note: I only had very thin baby yarn in light gray so I made mine a ch 6 as seem in pictures but ch 4 works with the regular thickness of yarn used in project

The above feature works well on toddler, youth, preteen/teen, womens and mens sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats do the following steps instead of those above:
 For infant sized hats, just make a large knot with a short yarn tail to secure this in place on eye during assembly.  Repeat for second light spot for eyes.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com (5)

Finishing off:
Starting with his smile, take the yarn tail you left on the chain and use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew his smile in place in a “U” shape near the bottom center of your beanie hat. I placed mine just above the last sc round so it wouldn’t look too scrunched and I would still have room for other features but feel free to play around to see what you like best. Once you have secured that in place, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now take the take the yarn tail you left on the shining light area chain for his nose and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the shining light area in an arc following the top curve of his nose like seen in his pictures. You can check my pics to see how I placed the ones my Wubbzy hat. Once you have secured that in place, pull yarn to the back side of the nose piece and fasten off.
Next you will use the black yarn tail left on his now assembled nose and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle  to sew the nose in desired place centered above the smile on your beanie hat. I just left a little space between his mouth and nose but again feel free to mix it up to find what you like the most. Once it all sewn in place, pull the remaining yarn tail to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking the tail from one shining light spot for his eyes and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew one light spot on to an eye piece in your desired location. I placed mine just off the center but he is portrayed with them in different spots depending on his body position so there is no wrong way to place them. Once that is done, pull yarn to the backside of the eye and fasten off. Repeat this process for the second eye spot. I sewed mine in more of a loose oval shape than a circle but feel free to make a simple circle.
Now take the black yarn tail left on one assembled eye and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it desired place above the nose. You can see his picture art and pictures of my completed hat to see how I place mine if you need some guidance on placement. Once it is fully sewn on, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for the second eye.
Next up is his ears, if you chose to do the optional step of ear base bottoms work on this paragraph. If you chose to skip it, move on to next paragraph. You will want to line one ear base bottom with the stitches on the opening of one ear so you can close this feature up before attaching to hat. Taking your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on one ear, sew through both pieces at once attaching them together so that there will be no opening. You will want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to add your fiberfill stuffing to your liking. Don’t overstuff the feature or the bottom will bubble making it sit awkwardly on top of the hat and it will weight it down. I just stuff mine until it has enough to keep it’s shape but is not hard or firm but my desired level of mushiness (yeah that’s my technical speak). Now you will use the remaining yarn to sew this completed ear in place on side of the top of the beanie hat. Once secured, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off. I like to run an extra set of stitches along the inside of large features on the tops of my hats but it isn’t necessary. Just one of my tips. 😉 Now repeat process for second ear on opposite side of hat. You can skip next paragraph as it does not apply.
If you chose not to do the optional ear base bottom, you will be attaching the ears directly on to your beanie hat and stuffing while sewing it in place. So take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and use the ear tail to secure one ear to the side of the top of the beanie hat. You will want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to add your fiberfill stuffing to your liking. Don’t overstuff the feature or the bottom will bubble making it sit awkwardly on top of the hat and it will weight it down. I just stuff mine until it has enough to keep it’s shape but is not hard or firm but my desired level of mushiness (yeah that’s my technical speak). Once secured, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off. I like to run an extra set of stitches along the inside of large features on the tops of my hats but it isn’t necessary. Just one of my tips. 😉 Now repeat process for second ear on opposite side of hat.

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com (2)
All done! One super cute crocheted Wubbzy hat. I can’t wait to see how it looks on my niece. :)

Here are some additional pictures I took to show how this Wubbzy Hat looks like once completed: 

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com (6)

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com (4)

Wow Wow Wubbzy Character Hat Crochet Pattern - free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com (3)

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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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