Mother Wolf Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Mother Wolf Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Picture  This is another crochet hat that I made for the children in my mother’s class she teaches in elementary school to wear during their play.  The mother wolf is a character in their play of a mash up of fairy tale characters.  She is the mother to the Baby Wolf, free pattern available here too.  I wanted to distinguish her from the Baby Wolf so I gave her sharper looking features like her ears and eyelashes. :)  Give her a try.  She’s a lot easier and less complicated than she looks.

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Front View

Mother Wolf Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Gray Yarn for Beanie Hat main color-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Pink Yarn for ear fronts
White Yarn for outer part of eye
Black Yarn for nose, pupils and eyelashes
Light Blue Yarn for eye color (or another eye color if you so desire)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together (US)
dc – double crochet  (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

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

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 yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own mother wolf crochet hat!

 If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size.

Nose back:  in main color yarn
This is an optional step but I do recommend doing this step as it keeps your stuffing in the snout and now falling through the stitches when the hat is worn since they stretch to conform to head.
In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Put to side until needed in nose assembly.

Nose / Snout: in main color yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3 – 4: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 dc)
Before cutting yarn make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure the nose back to end of the snout and then attach it to the beanie hat during assembly.  Put to side for moment.

Nose Tip: in black yarn
Round 1: Ch 4, hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook. Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Round 2: Place 2 hdc in first st and following st. Sl st in to the side of last st. (4 hdc)
Leave long enough tail to sew on to the nose/snout front during next steps.

Nose Assembly:
Starting with Nose Tip from previous step, use the tail and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure your nose tip into position on front of the Nose/ Snout.  I then used the extra length of the tail to freehand stitch on the mouth lines directly on to the nose front.  Once you have done this pull yarn through to inside of snout once fully attached and fasten off.
Next line your Nose Back up to the opening of the Nose/ Snout piece. Using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and tail from nose/snout, begin sewing the two together to make one complete piece.  You want to stop about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way to lightly stuff the snout with some fiberfill stuffing (or chosen filler) to maintain the shape desired.  Finish sewing the two pieces together and place to the side leaving remaining tail on piece to secure to hat during finishing off process.

Ear Front: (Make 2) in pink yarn
Round 1:  Ch 4 before placing 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook , 1 dc in next ch. Ch 2 and turn. (Note: beginning ch at start of round does not count as a stitch throughout these rounds) (2 dc)
Round 2:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Round 3:  Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next two st, and 2 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Round 4:  Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st, and 2 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn. (8 dc)
Round 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next 6 st, and 2 dc in the last st. Ch 2 and turn. (10 dc)
Round 6:Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (10 dc
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Back and Assembly: (Make 2) in main color yarn
Rounds 1-6:  Repeat rounds 1-6 of ear front but do not fasten off at end of round 6. Place ear front in front of the ear back.
Round 7: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around the perimeter of the ear working through both ear pieces (front and back) at once. To make more rounded ear like in pictures, place 3 sc in each of the bottom 2 corner and topmost st in ear point.
Round 8: Ch 1 before working 1 sc in each st around the sides and top of ear, leaving bottom st unworked, sl st into corner
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew the ears on to beanie hat during final assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.
Repeat for second ear.

Eye Pupil:in black yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 5 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (5 dc)
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew pupil on to eye during assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye Color: in light blue yarn or desired eye color
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 hdc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8  hdc)
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew pupil on to eye during assembly. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye White:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Cut yarn leaving long enough of a yarn tail to sew pupil on to eye during assembly and pull through to back. Put to side until assembly steps.

Eye Assembly:
Starting with your eye color, use yarn needle and tail to sew it on to the eye white in the position you desire. You can refer to my pictures to see how I placed mine. Once secure, pull yarn through back and fasten off.
Now using the tail from the eye pupil, attach the pupil in front of the eye color attached in previous step.  Pull yarn through to back side and fasten off.

Eyelids: in main color yarn
Round 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, place 1 hdc in next 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 1 hdc in next 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn. (9 st total)
Round 2:  Sc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next, 1 hdc in next 2 st, sctog last two st.
Leaving a tail long enough to secure to the eye once eyelashes are attached and cut yarn.

Eye lashes: in black yarn
For the eyelashes, I just freehand stitched the eyelashes on to the eyelid directly with black yarn and my Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle.  Just cut a length of yarn and stitch them in as you desire.  I just did some thick over exaggerated eyelashes but you can make them thin and more abundant. Whatever you feel like doing to make your mother wolf. :)
Once your eyelashes are in place, pull yarn to back of eyelid and fasten off. Put to side for until ready in assembly.

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with the nose/snout pieces of the mother wolf.  I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process.  Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
You are now going to use this the tail left on the nose/ snout and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it into place on the hat.  Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on the mother wolf’s eyes.  Take the white yarn tail left from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Once it’s all sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off.   I attached mine in a tighter stitch to give it more of a domed appearance to the eye.  You can exaggerate this by adding a pinch of fiberfill stuffing if desired or just simply sew them on flat.  Repeat for second eye.
Now take the yarn tail from a finished eyelid and sew it in place on top of eye. Pull yarn through to inside of hat before fastening it off.  Repeat for the second eye.
Now all that is left is to attach the mother wolf’s ear on to the beanie hat.  Sew each of the ears in place by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears with the pink yarn facing forwards on the hat.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second ear.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. :) One completed Mother Wolf Beanie hat! Enjoy your crocheted creation.

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Straight On Picture

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Picture from Above

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Side View

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Full Side Picture

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Side Back View

Mother Wolf Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern Back View

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Three Little Pigs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Storytelling

Three Little Pigs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Storytelling

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern

Three Little Pigs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Storytelling Notes

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Laying Flat Not Worn

Project requires:
Pink Yarn for Beanie Hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast darker Pink Yarn for ears, nose and trim
White Yarn for outer part of eye
Black Yarn for eye pupils
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

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

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

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

Hat Base:
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat.  For this sl st your darker Pink contrast  yarn to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Three Little Pig hat.

Eye Construction (Make 2):  

Inner Black Pupil of Eyes:
Round 1:  Starting off with your black yarn for the pupils of the eye, ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 6 sc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st. ( 6 sc) Cut yarn leaving long enough tail to sew the pupil on to the eye white during assembly. Pull yarn through and sit to side until ready to assembly hat.
Repeat process for eye number 2.

Outer White Eye:
Round 1: Using white yarn, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 10 dc. Pull circle closed before making a sl st in to the top of the 1st st from round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st, 2 dc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in last two st. Sl st in to top of first st in round. (18 dc and 2 hdc)
Leave a long enough tail to sew your eyes directly on to the beanie during assembly before cutting your yarn and put to the side for now.
Repeat process for eye number 2.

Nostrils (make 2): Using black yarn
With black yarn, ch 4 before making 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in following ch and sl st into the last ch. Pull yarn through leaving a tail long enough to secure on to nose/snout during assembly. Repeat process for second nostril.

Nose  / Snout:
Round 1:  In magic circle with your contrast pink yarn, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of 1st st. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and in each of the following 5 st. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (18 sc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (24 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *place 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in following st* Repeat * around until end of round. Sl st in top of 1st st. (30 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
This is a good time to pick up your nostrils you made before and sew them in place on the front of the nose.  Once you secure them, pull yarn through to inside/ back of nose and finish off.
Now switch to main color pink yarn, attach to where you left off on round 5 with a sl st.
Round 6-7: Ch 1 placing 1 sc in first st and each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st of round. (30 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1 placing 1 sc in first st and each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st of round. (30 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to attach nose back (optional step below) and nose/snout on to the beanie hat.

Nose back:  
This is not a necessary step in making this hat but I highly recommend doing this. Since we are putting fiberfill stuffing inside nose / snout during assembly and the openings between st on beanie expand when worn, this will keep it in the snout and not of the wearers forehead which can get a bit itchy. :)
Repeat round 1-5 of nose front. Cut yarn and finish off.

Ear front (Make 2): Using darker pink contrast yarn and “H” hook
Round 1:  With your contrast pink yarn, ch 9. Starting in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch counts as a dc in the ears), place 1 dc in 4th chain and each of the following 5 ch. Ch 3 and turn. (7 dc)
Round 2:  Dc in second st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 4 st. Ch 3 and turn. (6 dc)
Round 3:  Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 3 st. Ch 3 and turn. (5 dc)
Round 4:  Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next 2 st. Ch 3 and turn. (4 dc)
Round 5:  Dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st, 1 dc in next st. (3 dc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.
Repeat process for second Ear.

Ear back (Make 2):
Repeat rounds 1-5 from ear front above but do not finish off after 5th round.

Ear assembly:
Round 6:  Place one ear front in front of the ear back you are working on. Ch 1 before working a round of sc around the perimeter of both in the color of your ear back to show a contrast ear trim in front.  I tend to put 2 sc in the side of dc st and 3 sc in tip plus corners.  Sl st back in to your first st. You can choose to fasten off here and reattach yarn to bottom corner to sew ear on to beanie or just work down one side to a corner with sl st down in each sc.  Leave long enough tail to be able to fix securely on to the beanie hat.

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with the nose/snout pieces of the pig.  I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process.  Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
Take the nose back and place it on top of the opening at the end of the snout / nose piece.  Using the tail you left in your previous steps for the nose, sew the nose back to close the opening. You will want to stop 1/2 to 2/3 of the way around in order to fill your snout with your fiberfill stuffing.  You don’t need much or it will end up giving the nose front a really rounded dome appearance instead of flat.  Do not cut off extra yarn from tail once sewed on!  You are now going to use this to sew it into place on the hat.  Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on the pig’s eyes.  Take the tail from one black eye pupil and sew it into place on top of one of the outer eye whites. Once secure, pull yarn through to back and finish off.   Repeat process with other pupil and eye white.   Now take the white yarn tail from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Once it’s all sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off.  Repeat for second eye.
Now all that is left is to attach the pig’s ear on to the beanie hat.  Sew each on by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears with the contrast dark pink yarn facing forwards on the hat.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.
Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. :) One crocheted Three Little Pigs beanie all ready to wear for storytime, costume or just everyday fun. Oink oink!

Here are pictures to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Front Right View

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Front Left View

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Left Side Profile View

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Right Profile View

Three Little Pig Storytime Crochet Beanie Pattern Rear View

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Curious George Beanie Hat for Story Reading Time Crochet Pattern

Curious George Beanie Hat for Story Reading Time Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

When I started brainstorming on book characters to bring to life in the form of crocheted beanie hats for my Mother to wear during story reading time in her classroom, Curious George kept popping up. I adore anything monkey related so Curious George quickly made it to the top of my list.  Though it may look complicated it really is not too hard to work out. I think it will be a great crochet project for advanced beginners and up. Get your crochet on and make a fun Curious George crochet beanie hat of your own. Here is the picture I used for modeling this crocheted hat after:

Curious George logo for crochet hat inspiration

Curious George Beanie Hat for Story Reading Time Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Darker Brown Yarn for Beanie Hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast lighter Brown Yarn for face area, ears and trim
White Yarn for outer part of eye
Black Yarn for eye pupils, nose, mouth and eye liner at top of eye
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

These features will fit most sizes from toddler up to adult male. If you are going to attempt this on an infant size I recommend omitting a few rounds from face area and start with a chain 4 less.  You can also switch to a smaller hook like D or E to scale down the size of the features without changing up the pattern. Hope you like this as well.

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

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

Hat Base: Using “J” Hook

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat.  For this sl st your lighter brown yarn (the same to be used for face area part) to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Curious George hat for reading time, costume or even everyday fun. This one is for my Mom to wear in her classroom and it has been a giant hit with the students. Put it to the side until you are ready to finish off the hat and assemble pieces.

Face Area:

Round 1:  With your contrast lighter brown yarn, ch 15. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of following 15 ch. Ch 1 and turn. The Ch 1 does not count as a st through this part of pattern. (15 sc)
Round 2:  Place 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 13 st and 2 sc in last st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (17 sc)
Round 3:  Place 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 15 st and 2 sc in last st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (19 sc)
Round 4-7:  Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (19 sc)
Round 8:  Sctog first two st together, 1 sc in next 15 st and sctog last 2 st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (17 sc)
Round 9:  Sctog first two st together, 1 sc in next 13 st and sctog last 2 st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (15 sc)
Round 10:  Sctog first two st together, 1 sc in next 11 st and sctog last 2 st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (13 sc)
Round 11:  Sctog first two st together, 1 sc in next 9 st and sctog last 2 st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (11 sc)
Round 12:  Sctog first two st together, 1 sc in next 7 st and sctog last 2 st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (9 sc)
Round 13-14:  Place 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (9 sc)
Round 15:  Place 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 7 st and 2 sc in last st of round. Ch 1 and turn. (11 sc)
Round 16:  Sctog first two st, sc in next 2 st, sl st in each of the next 3 st, sc in next 2 st, sctog last 2 st in round. Ch 1 and turn.  (6 sc)
Round 17:  Sctog first two st, sc in next 2 st, sctog last 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 sc)
Round 18: Work a round of sc around the perimeter of the face area to give it a more well defined and polished look. Sl st in center st between eye indent on top of face area.
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to be able to securely sew on your face area on to the beanie hat.  Put face area aside until you are ready to assemble hat.

From now on you will be using the “H” hook to complete your crocheted features.

Eye Whites (Make 2):

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle.  Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. Note: The starting 1 ch in all sc rounds do not count as a stitch. They are used to hide seams better. (6 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and each of the following 5 st around. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew eyes on to face area during assembly time.  I tend to judge about 2 to 2 1/2 times the perimeter of what I want to attach to my hats.  Put eye whites to the side until ready to assemble.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): Use black yarn

Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (4 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure the pupils on to the eye whites during assembly. Put to the side until ready for assembly.

Upper liner to eyes (Make 2): Use black yarn

With black yarn, ch 5. Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail to sew on with your large blunt eye tapestry / yarn needle before cutting yarn. Put to side until assembly.

Ear Front (Make 2): Use lighter brown contrast yarn for ear fronts

Round 1:   In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle.  Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. Note: The starting 1 ch in all sc rounds do not count as a stitch. They are used to hide seams better. (6 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in first st and each of the following 5 st around. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3:   Ch 1 before putting 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next*  Repeat * until you have 2 st left. Sl st in last 2 st. (15 sc)
Round 4:  Ch 1 before putting 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next*  Repeat * until you have 3 st left. Sl st in last 3 st. (18 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off. No tail needed for ear fronts in assembly so cut off any additional length after finishing off.

Ear Back (Make 2): Use lighter brown contrast yarn for ear backs

Rounds 1-4: Do the same as you just did on ear fronts but do not cut yarn or finish off. Ch 1 and turn.
Round 5-6:  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in first st and following 17 st. Ch 1 and turn. (18 sc)
Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail to secure ear to ear front and then sew on to your Curious George crochet hat.

Nose: Use black yarn for nose

Ch 8 before pulling through yarn.  Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure your smile on to George’s face area.

Mouth:  This will require three pieces chain stitches with tails made with the black yarn to sew them in place on the face area.

Main smile piece – With black yarn, ch 15 before pulling through yarn.  Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure your smile on to George’s face area.

Smile sides (Make 2) – With the black yarn, ch 6 before cutting off yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew your smile sides on to the face of Curious George.

Assembly:

A little tip- When sewing on features for a beanie hat, I work from the bottom up.  That way you can judge your space better and don’t end up with a bunch of features squished in the bottom if you run out of room.

I use straight pins to pin my features in place to plan their positions but that is not necessary. You can eyeball it.

Smile assembly:  You are now going to work on the face area starting at the bottom and working up.  Using your blunt eye yarn needle and tail from main smile piece, sew the smile in a curve -like a smile ).  Make sure you leave enough room to attach the sides of the smile next.  Use the ch 8 for the nose, sew nose into place on the face area above the smile in an upside down frowny face like curve. (see pictures below for clarification on this positioning)

Eye assembly: Take the tail from one black eye pupil and use your yarn needle to sew it in place near the bottom of an eye white, not center to get George’s look.  Once attached to eye white, pull yarn through to back and finish off.
Now take the tail from the eye liner ch 5 to sew it along the top rim of eye.  Pull yarn through to back and finish off.
Now that pupil and eye liner have been assembled to an eye, use your needle and tail left on the eye white to securely sew your eye in to desired position onto the face area. (See pictures below to see my placement) Pull yarn to the back of face area before finishing off and cutting off any extra length.
Repeat this process for the second eye.

Your Face Area should now be complete and ready to attach! Line it up on the beanie hat in the position you would like it on the front of your beanie hat. I always put my seam from my crocheted beanie hats to the back of the project but you could use the face area to cover most of seam on front if you choose to do so.    Take your yarn needle and use the tail left previously on face area  to sew it on to the Curious George hat.  Once you have it secured, pull yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off and cutting off any additional tail length if necessary.

Ear assembly:  Place ear front in front of ear back.  Using your large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail you left on ear back to sew both together all around ear.  Your yarn should now be at back in corner of ear bottom.   Repeat process for second ear.  Then using needle sew the ears into place in the desired location on side of beanie hat.  You can use my pictures below to see where I placed my own.  Cut yarn and finish off.

All done. You now have one completed Curious George crocheted beanie hat ready for story time, costumes or just everyday wearing fun.   You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate how cute this little monkey translates in crochet.  He makes me smile. 😀

Here are some pictures to show how the Curious George story time hat looks worn from different directions when crocheting is completed:

  Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Zoom Out View

Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Right View

Curious George Book Reading Time Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern View from Behind

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Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

The wise old owl was another character in the classroom play that my mother’s elementary school students were performing. I was asked to make some crocheted hats for costumes for them to wear.  Of course I couldn’t refuse.  I was making so many items in such a short period of time I went for a basic pattern for this owl versus my typical 3D features I do often on character hats.  This is a beginner friendly crochet pattern and can be made for all sizes from newborn to toddler to adult.  Here are the free crochet pattern instructions from my Hootie the Wise Owl crocheted hat.

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Yarn for main color (I used dark brown in picture)
White Yarn for eyes
Black Yarn for pupils of eyes
Orange Yarn for beak
(Note:I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy 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 you want for your project.

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

One you fasten off your beanie hat, you are ready to start working on your Hootie the Wise Owl crocheted hat! Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Ears (Make 2):

Round 1: Using your orange yarn (or desired beak color in this project) ch 6. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)

Round 2-4:  Sc in second st from hook, skipping 1st st in each round, placing 1 sc in each of the following st. Ch 1 and turn at end of round. By following this instruction for rounds 3 and 4 you will be decreasing by one st in each row .

Round 5: Now sl st in each st around the perimeter of the ear from where you left of in round 4 until bottom corner of ear.  Your yarn should now be in an ideal location to leave a long enough tail to secure ear in place on hat.

Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Eyes (Make 2):

Note: If you are doing this for newborn to 12 month sizes, you may want to decrease one round of the eyes or make 1  -2 of the rounds in single crochet versus double crochet so they are more in proportion to size of hat.

Pupils:

Round 1: Starting with the black yarn for the pupils of Hootie’s eyes, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 12 dc.  Sl st to top of beginning st in round. (12 dc) Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.

Eye White:

Round 2: Attach white yarn on to round 1 where you left out with a sl st.  Ch 2 before making 2 dc in first st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st to top of beginning st in round. (24 dc)

Cut yarn leaving a tail long enough to secure your eye on to the hat and pull through. Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Beak:

Round 1: Using your orange yarn (or desired beak color in this project) ch 6. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (5 sc)

Round 2-4:  Sc in second st from hook, skipping 1st st in each round, placing 1 sc in each of the following st. Ch 1 and turn at end of round.

Round 5: Sc in remaining st. Ch 1 and turn.

Round 6: Make 1 sc in each st around the whole perimeter of your beak, placing 3 sc in each of the two top corners and beak tip point to give it a more defined plus rounded look.

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to have enough yarn to sew the beak securely on to the hat. Put aside until ready in finishing off stage.

Finishing off:

In order to finish off the hat, you will want to lay out your hat, the two ears, two eyes, and beak before you get started.  Some people just eyeball where they want the pieces but I’m a bit OCD about my work being straight so I pin them to place on my Styrofoam head model before sewing them on.  I have found that if you start with the features closest to the bottom of the hat and work your way up you have an easier time and can judge your space better as you work.  Otherwise you might end up with some features squished together at bottom if your space planning is off.

Using the tails you have left on the beak and your blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew it into your desired location on the hat. I just do a basic in and out or back and forth type of stitch to secure mine.  Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.

Using the tails you left on the eyes, follow instructions as before with beak but to secure first one and then the other eye into your desired location on hat above beak. Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.

Now you just need to judge where you would like to place your eyes in correlation with features, top of hat etc.  Once you pick the locations, use the tails left behind when working on ears before to sew them on to your crocheted hat. Pull your yarn through to inside of hat before finishing off. That way it won’t be on front of your work.

Double check your work for any loose ends or tails you didn’t finish off through process doing so now and removing extra lengths.

All done!  There you go. Your own easy owl beanie crocheted hat! :)  It’ s a really fun but quick project.

Here are some pictures to show what the completed Hootie Owl hat looks like once it’s fully done and worn:

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Back View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Back Right View

Hootie the Wise Owl Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Zoom Out View

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

My mother, who is a teacher, requested that I make her a hat for reading / story time in her classroom for when she reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar book by Eric Carle.  It’s a classic children’s book that I remember from my own childhood.  So I wanted to make it as close as possible to how the caterpillar on the book cover (see picture below).  I was pretty happy with how it turned out and it was a giant hit in the classroom.

the very hungry caterpillar book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Notes

Project requires:

Bright Red Yarn for Beanie Hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Dark Green Yarn for eyes, nose and trim
Yellow Yarn for outer part of eye
Bright Blue or Dark Purple Yarn for antennae
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
“H” hook (5.00 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for antennae

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base:

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie!

Starting off we are going to put a simple contrast color band to the bottom of the hat.  For this sl st your Dark Green yarn to a st on the last round. Ch 1, then work 1 sc in each st around, sl st to top of first st in round before finishing off.

Outer Yellow Eyes (Make 2):
Round 1: In Magic Circle, Ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 dc, 4 sc, 3 dc and 3 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row.  (8 sc, 6 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 dc in next, dc in next, 2 dc in following st, sc in each of the 4 sc in a row from previous round, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in last dc from previous round, 1 sc in each of the last 3 st for round. Sl st in top of first st in row. (8 sc, 10 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1. 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next 3 dc, 2 sc in last dc, 1 sc in last 3 st. Sl st to top to of first st in row.  (22 sc)
Pull yarn through leaving a long enough tail when cutting so you will have a suitable enough length to secure to hat when sewing on. Put this to side for moment.

Inner Dark Green Eyes (Make 2)
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 dc, 3 sc, 2 dc and 2 sc. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 4 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 dc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next two st, 1 sc in last 2 st. Sl st to top of first st in row. (6 sc, 8 dc)
Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to secure on to the center of the yellow eye  back from previous step.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle, place green eye center on top of yellow eye part and sew it in to place. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. :) I just do a basic in and out stitch to weave it together.  Fasten off.
Now take the tail from the yellow eye part and using the large blunt eye yarn/ tapestry needle, secure the finished eyes on to the hat in your desired position. You can see mine from the photos.

Nose:
Round 1: With dark green yarn in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in top of first st in row. (3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 and turn so you can place (1 sc and 1 hdc) into the last hdc st from previous round, in next st (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc), in next st (1 hdc, 1 sc). Sl st into last st. (2 sc, 4 hdc, 1 dc)
Pull yarn through leaving the last 2 st unworked. Before cutting yarn make sure you have enough of a tail length to now sew on to hat using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle. You can see my placement of it from pictures.

Antennae (Make 2):
Switch to “H” hook (5.00 mm) and bright blue yarn.
Round 1: Starting in a magic circle  ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Sl st to top of first st in round. ( 6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 2 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
Round 3-7:  Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 sc)
This is a good time to put most of your fiberfill stuffing in the antennae. You can add it as you continue. You want them to have enough stuffing to be able to stand upright but not so much that it makes them heavy and weighed down. Then they won’t stand upright at all.
Round 8: Ch 1, sctog first two sc, *sctog next two st together, continue from * around until end of round. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Round 9-12: Ch 1, place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st to top of first st in round. (6 sc)
Cut yarn after pulling it through leaving a long enough tail to secure antennae to top of hat.  Using large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle sew your antennae in to place (you can see my placement in pictures below) securely, fasten off any ends.

All done. :) One Very Hungry (and special) Caterpillar Beanie Hat all ready to wear.

Here are pictures to show how it looks worn and from different directions when completed:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Back View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Left Side View

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Story Reading Time Alternate View

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