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

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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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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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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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Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free animal hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

This a super easy and cute frog hat crochet pattern.  It works up really fast and is great for last minute gift ideas or to work on project when you don’t have much time to fill.  I tried to make it as easy as possible and I think it’s very beginner friendly so give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions about the pattern at all. Happy crafting!

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Light to medium green yarn for beanie main color and ear backs
Black yarn for eye pupils and smile
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew pieces together

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

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

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

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start building your cute frog hat. :)

Eye Whites (Make 2):  using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off. (24 sc)
Repeat above process for the second eye white

This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.  (10 hdc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in 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 it on to the eye white in following step before cutting yarn and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make 3 sc in circle instead of 6 sc pattern calls for above.

Eye Front Assembly: using eye whites and eye pupils
Take the black yarn tail from one eye pupil from previous step and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the pupil on to one of the eye white pieces.  I centered mine on Round 1 of the eye white but you can place it wherever you desire.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of eye white and fasten off.
Repeat process for second eye.

Eye Backs and Assembly (Make 2): using main color yarn and assembled eye fronts from previous steps.
Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 from eye whites above but do not fasten off at the end of round 2.
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * until 4 st are left.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 3. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed eye front in front of the eye back you are working on, lining up the stitches.  Working through both pieces at the same time.  Place 2 sc in 1st st and in next 6 st. Place 1 sc in next st, and sl st in last 2 st.  Sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave a nice long yarn tail to sew the frog eye on top of the beanie hat before cutting it and pulling through loop.
Repeat process for second eye.

Mouth / Smile: using black yarn
Main Smile piece:
Using black yarn, make a chain of 25.  Leave a nice long yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.

This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of  16 for newborn or 18 for other infant sizes instead of 25 pattern calls for above.

Smile Sides (Make 2):
Using black yarn, make a chain of 6.  Leave a short yarn tail so you can sew this on to the beanie hat during assembly.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop and place to side for now.  Repeat process for second smile side.

This feature works well for toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make two chains of 3 ch instead of 6 pattern calls for above.

Now you can move on to assembly steps below.

Finishing off:
Take the tail from one completed frog eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to attach to one side of the top of your frog hat.  Stitch it on securely.  When I place features like this on top of hats I stitch on top of beanie and reinforce with another set of stitches inside but it’s not necessary.  Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second frog eye.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the mouth / smile chain and sew it in desired location on hat front. I sewed mine in a wide “u” shape but feel free to change it up on yours. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle take the black yarn tail from the smile side chain and sew it in desired location on one side of the smile you stitched on in previous step. I attached mine in a bit of a curve. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed them on my hat.  Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process on the other side of the smile for the second smile side.
Now take a few moments to double check over your work for any loose ends or tails you may not of fastened off during assembly of your frog hat.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten off.
All done! One easy and cute frog hat. :)

Here are some of the additional pictures taken to show how the completed easy and cute frog hat looks like when worn:

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (17)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Cute and Easy Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (12)
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Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

 free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

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

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

Tolee the Koala character hat crochet pattern inspiration picture

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

Project requires:
Light to medium gray colored yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color)
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Lightest gray or light khaki colored yarn for contrast inner ear
Black yarn for face features
White yarn for shining light spots on features
Pink yarn for blush circles
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

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

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now you are ready to start assembling your character hat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tolee the Koala Bear from Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

This character hat is my crochet interpretation of the character Jake the orange dog from the popular cartoon series Adventure Time. My nephew is a really big fan so I decided to make a crocheted Jake character hat for him.  I have to admit I had never crocheted a curved tube before and it almost drove me nuts before I figured it out but once I did it was pretty smooth sailing.  My only annoyance was that and then trying to sew the snout wrinkle tube on to the hat. I may have overstuffed it just a wee bit.  The is definitely advanced beginner and up.  If you make Amigurumi stuffed animals you will probably find it a lot easier than I did.

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

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Here is a picture to show both my Jake the Dog and Finn character hats together.

<3 Adventure Time <3

If you have any questions, please let me know. Happy crafting!

Adventure Time's Finn  and Jake Character Hats Crochet Pattern

Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Golden yellow yarn for beanie color and snout pieces
Black Yarn for face features
White yarn for eye color
“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 wrinkle 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)

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

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

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 golden yellow yarn 
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie base you are ready to start making it into Adventure Time’s Jake the dog. :)

Ear Front (Make 2): using main color yarn
Row 1: Ch 5. Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch and 2 dc in last ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 2: Make 2 dc in 1st st in row and place 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 4: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 5: Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.  (6 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear front.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do following instead:
Row 1: Ch 3. Place 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 2: Make 2 hdc in 1st st in row and place 1 hdc in each of the following 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 4: Place 1 hdc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 5: Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.  (4 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat for second ear front.

Ear Back and Assembly(Make 2): using main color yarn
Repeat Rows 1-5 from Ear Fronts in previous step but do not fasten off.
Row 6: Ch 1 and turn placing an ear front in front of the ear back you are working on, lining up the stitches together. Work 1 sc in each st around through both pieces at same time to attach them together. In bottom most 5 st from Row 1, place 2 sc, before resuming 1 sc in each until you have reached back to 1st st worked in row. Sl st to top of the 1st st in row.
Leave an extra long tail to attach to hat, cut yarn, pull through yarn and put to side until needed in assembly. Repeat for second ear.

Upper snout wrinkle piece: using main color yarn

You want to add the fiberfill stuffing as you work on the wrinkle so you don’t have to stuff it down when at end of your curve. :) 
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3- 8: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 15 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 9- 22: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 4 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st, 1 sc in next 4 st and sl st in each of the last 4 st. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (this will give you the curve you want for his upper snout wrinkle piece)
Round 23-29: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 15 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 30: Ch 1 before sctog 1st two st together and repeat sctog st in pairs to end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 sctog)
Fasten off. You will be using the extra long tail on the nose backing piece to sew this item on to your hat in assembly.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do following instead:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 3 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3- 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 7- 17: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 3 st, 1 hdc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st and sl st in each of the last 3 st. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (this will give you the curve you want for his upper snout wrinkle piece)
Round 18-21: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 22: Ch 1 before sctog 1st two st together and repeat sctog st in pairs to end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sctog)
Fasten off. You will be using the extra long tail on the nose backing piece to sew this item on to your hat in assembly.

Nose Base and Lip Line: using main color yarn (this will also serve as the anchor for your upper snout wrinkle) and black yarn for the lip line of row 5.
Row 1: Ch 5. Make 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in following ch and 2 dc in remaining ch. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 2:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (6 dc)
Row 3-4: Make 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 5: Make 1 dc in each st across. (6 dc) Ch 1 but do not turn. Continue to work 1 sc down the perimeter from your worked row so far counter clockwise, placing 1 sc in each st but 2 sc in bottom most 3 st of curve to give more rounded appearance. Continue around until you have reach back at beginning of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in row.
Leave an extra long tail to attach to hat, cut yarn, pull through yarn and put to side until needed in assembly. You will be using this tail to attach your nose back piece on to the top snout wrinkle piece and then secure your assembled snout on to your beanie hat so make sure you have plenty of length to do so.
Row 6: Attach black with sl st to where you left off. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st of Row 5, 1 sc in next 4 st and 2 sc in last st on this side. Sl st back in to last st sp. (8 sc)
Fasten off.
You should still have extra long golden yellow tail, do not fasten this off as you will need it during assembly.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes, newborn to 12 month sized hats, make this pieces in hdc instead of hdc.  

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to attach to eye color backs before cutting yarn, pulling yarn through and put to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do following instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle 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 each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to attach to eye color backs before cutting yarn, pulling yarn through and put to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Outer eye color backs (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Leave a yarn tail to attach to hat before cutting yarn and pulling yarn through. Put to side until needed.
Repeat for second eye.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes make do following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull 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 each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Leave a yarn tail to attach to hat before cutting yarn and pulling yarn through. Put to side until needed.
Repeat for second eye.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: Ch 1 before placing following in circle: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull your ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of 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 to the top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a long enough of a yarn tail to attach to hat before cutting yarn and pulling yarn through. Put to side until needed.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do following instead:
Round 1: Ch 1 before placing following in circle: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc. Pull your ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Leave a long enough of a yarn tail to attach to hat before cutting yarn and pulling yarn through. Put to side until needed.

Finishing off:
Starting with your snout / mouth pieces, take the tail left on Jake’s black nose and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place on front of the assembled snout wrinkle curved tube.  I made mine so the bottom was hanging a little bit off the tube to look more like the character but feel free to secure the whole thing if you desire.  Once secured in place, pull yarn to back of snout wrinkle piece and fasten off.
Now taking the main color golden yellow yarn tail left on your nose base, stitch it in place on to the back of your nose wrinkle piece.  This will support your nose tube, give you an anchor to attach it to hat in next step and provide the mouth / lip line as seen in pictures.  Once secure do not fasten off.  Keep remaining tail and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to move on to next step.
Taking the remaining tail from above step and needle, sew your assembled nose/snout/mouth area for Jake on to the beanie hat.  I put mine near the bottom lining up the tube to just above the last round on hat but you can move it up higher or even lower to have hanging piece in front.  It’s your call.  Once it is sewn completely in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Next take the tail from one eye white and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it on top of one eye color back (black).  I did mine slightly down and to the inside instead of centering it on the black piece so it looked more like the character in images. You can see image near top of blog or reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of the eye color back before fastening off. Repeat process for second eye white.
Now taking the black yarn tail left on one assembled eye, use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place directly on to your Jake beanie hat. I placed mine on each side near the top of the snout piece but you can play around with it and your spacing on your hat. Check out my pictures to see where I placed mine.   Once his eye is attached, pull yarn to inside of beanie and fasten off. Repeat process for second assembled eye.
Next take the tail from one assembled ear and your needle to attach the ear on side of beanie hat.  To be more like the illustrations of Jake the dog, I placed mine just above half way down my hat.  You can see my placement in pictures but feel free to play around with your placement.  I often use safety pins to see how it will look before I attach them.  Once you have stitched on the ear, pull yarn to inside and fasten off. Repeat process for the second ear.
Now just double check your work for any loose ends or extra yarn tails you may have missed during hat assembly. If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.
All done. :)  Your Adventure Time Jake the dog character hat is ready to wear or give to a fellow fan. <3  As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Happy crafting!

Here are more of the pictures I took to show how the completed Jake hat looks when worn:

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Adventure Time's Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

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Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Purin golden retriever puppy Sanrio

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

Project requires:

Dark Cream Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Medium to Dark Brown Yarn for contrast trim, beret / topper, and features
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
small amount of fiberfill stuffing for beret topper (optional)

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

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (2)

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

Hat Base: in main color dark cream or light yellow yarn and contrast medium to dark brown colored yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (2)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (3)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (4)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (6)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (5)

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Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Free

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

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

This crochet pattern was inspired by Cinnamoroll the white puppy character from Sanrio.  He is so adorable and irresistible.  I previously made a different version of Cinnamoroll into a hat with a cinnamon twist. You can find the Cinnamoroll “Cinnamon” the Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern here. I don’t have a model head that will fit hats under youth sized so sorry for lack of 3d pictures I normally have with post.  Happy crafting!

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

My niece being silly in her new Cinnamoroll hat 😉 Could she be more adorable? Okay I’m a wee bit biased..

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern toddler hat

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for smile
Pink yarn for blush circles
Light or Bright Blue for eye color
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

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

Eyes (Make 2): using bright or light blue yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 2 hdc, 3 sc, 2 hdc and 1 sc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first 2 st, 2 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 2 st and 1 sc in last st before sl st to the top of 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Cinnamoroll hat during assembly before pulling yarn through and putting to side.
Repeat for second eye. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 in steps above.

Blush Circles (Make 2): using pink colored yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (14 st total)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st before making a sl st to the top of 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the blush circle on to your Cinnamoroll hat during assembly before pulling yarn through and put to side until needed. Repeat this process for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip Round 2 in instructions above.

Ear Front (Make 2): using white main color yarn
Row 1: Ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 2-3: Place 1 dc in first st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 4-5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in rest of st across. Ch 2 and turn. ( 5-6 dc)
Row 6-11: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 12: Place 1 hdc in second st, skipping first st, 1 hdc in following 2 st until you have 2 st left at end, hdctog last two st. Ch 2 and turn. ( 3 hdc)
Row 13: Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 14:  Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in 2nd st and sc in next. Sl st back into last st. (2 sc)
Fasten off and put down until ready to attach to ear back.
Repeat process for second ear.

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

Ear Back (Make 2): using white main color yarn
Repeat Rows 1-14 from Ear Front step above but do leave a long enough tail of yarn at the beginning of your project to be able to sew your ears once assembled on to the beanie hat.
Row 15:  Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on. Working through both pieces at once, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in both of the sc from previous round, continue working a round of 1 sc in each st around the perimeter with 3 sc in each corner when working around until you reach 1st st in round. Sl st in to the top of 1st st.
Fasten off.  You should still have the tail from beginning of ear back that you will use during finishing steps. Place assembled ear to the side until needed.
Repeat process for second ear.

Mouth: using black yarn 
Make a Ch of 22 leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew this in to place during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of 15 instead of 22.

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup View

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your mouth and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your mouth on the beanie hat.  Once your mouth piece is secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off. You can reference the picture above to see how I placed my own. It’s kind of a curly “w” shape.
Taking the tail from one of your blush circles and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew them in place in desired location on face on each side of mouth.  Pull yarn to the inside of your hat when finished sewing before fastening off end.  Repeat this process for the second blush circle.
Next you want to use the tail from one blue eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my own Cinnamoroll hat. Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for the second eye.
Using the tail left behind on one of the floppy puppy ears, use yourBlunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location with the contrast on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own. If you want longer hanging ears place it lower on the hat or higher placement for shorter length of ears hanging down. Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how my Cinnamoroll “Cinnamon” the Puppy Character Beanie Hat looks like completed:

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup View

Cinnamoroll the White Puppy Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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