Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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

Hat Base: in main color yarn and contrast color trim
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
In order to make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the red yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Now that you have finished your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your own evil bunny hat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

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

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Evil Bunny Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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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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Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free book character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

This was a requested hat for my Mom, who is a teacher, to wear during reading this book to her classroom. The kids love seeing all the hats for each book or project so it’s fun for me to make these book characters come to life in crochet. :) This is my crochet interpretation of the Lorax based on the movie character instead of the book character from Dr. Suess. It’s a fun hat to make, wear or give as a gift to the Dr Suess lover in your life. I tried to make it simple and easy for even beginners but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Happy crafting!

the lorax book character hat crochet pattern inspiration picture

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Orange yarn for Beanie Hat main color and nose
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Golden yellow yarn for whiskers / mustache area, eyebrows and hat’s trim
Green yarn for eye color
Black Yarn for eye pupils
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 (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
dctog- double crochet two stitches together (US)
sctog- single crochet two stitches together (US)

Lorax Dr Suess 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 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 yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
To make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the golden yellow yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your Lorax character hat. :)

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, Ch 1 before placing following (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 to the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Leave a nice long yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through. You will be using this tail to secure your assembled eyes on to your beanie hat during finishing process.
Repeat for second eye white.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip Round 2 of above instructions.

Eye color (Make 2): using dark green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leaving a long enough tail to be able to sew your eye color on to your eye white during assembly, cut yarn and pull through loop. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process above for second eye color.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 4 sc instead of 6 sc in instructions above.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Cut yarn leaving a short tail long enough to attach to eye color during eye assembly before pulling through. Place to side until needed in future steps.
Repeat process for the second eye pupil.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip making a chain and just make a large knot to sew in to place.

Nose: using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pull through loop and placing to the side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following stitches instead of those above in magic circle. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (4 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 8. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail as you will be using it sew your eyebrows in place and freehand stitch on eyebrow edges if wanted like I did in my hat to look more like the Lorax movie character. Once you leave a tail, cut yarn, pull through loop and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.   For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following for Row 1 instead of instructions above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked. (8 st total)

Mustache / whiskers area: using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 22. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 19 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (20 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following 16
st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (18 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in each of next 3 st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 4 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 4 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead of instructions for this feature above: 
Row 1: Ch 16. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 13 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following
10 st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 2 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 2 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

Now you have all the pieces created. Time to move on to assembly.

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Finishing off:
We will start from the bottom up on adding our features to this Lorax character hat. I find it is better to do it this way so that you take the worry out of running out of room and scrunching features together if you run tight on space. You can always move the next feature up but there is no moving down.
Taking the tail from your Lorax’s mustache whiskers area and your
sew the mustache securing in place a little above the bottom of the hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off.
Taking the tail left on his nose piece and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the nose in place on the top center of his attached mustache / whiskers area that you sewed on in previous step. Once sewn in place completely, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
You now want to take the yarn tail left on one eye pupil and sew it in place with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle onto one green eye color. After attached, pull yarn to back of eye color and fasten it off. Repeat this process for the second pupil.
Take the green yarn tail from one of his eye color pieces and secure it in desired place on one eye white sewing it together with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once done, pull yarn to the back of the eye white and fasten off. Repeat this process for the second eye color.
Taking the white yarn tail from one assembled eye use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place off to one side of nose above the whisker area. Once secured in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye, equal distance on the opposite side of the nose.
Taking the tail from one your Lorax’s eyebrows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eyebrow securing in place a little above one attached eye. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off. Repeat this process for the second eyebrow placing it over the second eye.
Now take the time to check over your work for any yarn tails or loose ends you may have missed during assembly. If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off.
All done. :) One cool Lorax hat ready to wear.

Here are some pictures I have taken to show how the Lorax looks worn once it is completed:

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

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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 Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Adventure Time’s Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern

This character hat is my crochet interpretation of the character Finn from the popular cartoon series Adventure Time.  I see him everywhere I turn and since my nephew is a giant fan as well as myself, I decided to make Finn plus a Jake hat for him to wear.  I posted it on my personal Facebook account when I finished it a few days ago and you would be surprised by how many adults said they wanted one.  See? Cartoons are not just for kids. Even big kids like myself can enjoy them. 😀  This is actually a lot easier than it may look. If you can work in the round and are an experienced beginner or up, give Finn a try.  It makes a great and fast hat project to gift for a fan or pop on yourself for some fun.  I love wearing my silly hats out in public.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

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

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Oh and you didn’t think I just made Finn and not Jake right?  Here is the set together. :) You can find the Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern here.

Adventure Time's Finn  and Jake Character Hats Crochet Pattern

Adventure Time’s Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie main color and hat ears
Black yarn for face features
Tan, dark cream or light peach colored yarn for face area
Bright blue yarn for contrast trim band on beanie
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew pieces together
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for ears on top of hat

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 (for smaller sizes only) (US)

Adventure Time's Finn 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: 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 building your Adventure Time Finn character hat. Starting off we are going to add a contrast trim to the bottom of the beanie. This is done in a bright blue to mimic the colors in Finn’s outfit.  No matter what size easy peasy beanie you choose, the instructions are the same.
Taking your bright blue yarn, sl st to attach yarn to last st worked on beanie hat.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each st around until you have reached back to beginning of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off.

Hat ears (Make 2): using white yarn
Note: I tend to make my st tight when working pieces that will be stuffed so if you tend to make looser sts with wider gaps, try switching your hook out for a size or two smaller to help keep the st gaps smaller.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 6 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (6 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 5 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 hdc)
Round 3-5: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 hdc)
Round 6: Ch 1 , make 1 hdc in 1st 6 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, sl st in last 4 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (6 hdc, 2 sc) This will give you the slanted edge to attach to your rounded beanie so they are pointing up and more upright :)
Leave an extra long tail to attach to hat, cut yarn, pull through yarn and put to side until needed in assembly. If you choose the next optional step for bottoms for this piece, make sure you leave an extra little bit of length to secure it in place during assembly.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do all st in sc instead of hdc and skip round 4.

Bottom to hat ear piece (Make 2) *optional*: using white 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 hdc) Fasten off and repeat for second piece.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes do all st in sc instead of hdc as step above calls for.

Colored face area: using tan, dark cream or light peach yarn
Round 1: Ch 12.  Place 1 dc in to the  3rd ch from the hook, make 1 dc  in next  8 ch and 2 dc in last ch. Rotate your piece so you are now working back of foundation chain.  Place 1 dc in 1st ch on this side (same as last used in previous side), 1 dc in next 8 ch and 2 dc in last st (same as 1st worked in round).  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  You will now have your foundation round for your oval worked in the round.  (22 dc)

Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 8 st, 2 dc in following 3 st, 1 dc in next 8 st, 2 dc in next 2 st, 1 dc in same st as 1st dc in round worked. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (28 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st, 1 dc in each of the following 8 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in following 9 st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st , 2 dc in next st and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (34 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the following 8 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in following 10 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 st,  2 sc in following st and 1 sc in remaining st.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (40 sc)
Leave an extra long yarn tail that is long enough to secure the face area directly on to the beanie hat once assembled during finishing off steps, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing off stage.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes:
For toddlers you may want to switch to hdc instead of dc throughout this feature if you want to scale it down some.
For 6 months to 12 months sized hats, switch to hdc instead of dc for rounds 1 and 2.  For round 3, make it in sc instead of dc pattern calls for and leave off round 4.
For newborn to 6 months sized hats, make round 1 in hdc, round 2 and 3 in sc.  Leave off round 4. 

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (6 sc)
Leave tail long enough to secure on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing off stage. Repeat for second eye.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes that toddler, newborn to 12 months, make 3 sc in circle instead.

Smile: using black yarn
Make a chain of  8. Leave tail long enough to secure on to the face area during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing off stage.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For smaller sizes, newborn to 12 month sizes, make a ch of 5 instead of ch of 8 as step above calls for.

Finishing off:
Starting with your colored face area assembly, use the tail left on your smile ch and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your smile in desired location on the face area.  You can reference the clipart for Finn above or my pictures to see how I placed my own for this feature.  Once securely in place, pull yarn to back side of face area and fasten off.
Next take the yarn tail left on one of your crocheted eyes using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place.  Once done, pull yarn to back side of face area before fastening off.  Repeat this process for the second eye.
You now should have one colored face area completely assembled with one extra long yarn tail for attaching this to the front of your beanie. If you see any others on the face area you may have missed during assembly, fasten them off now.   Taking the yarn tail left on  your face area, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to securely fasten it in desired location on front of your beanie hat.  I placed my own just above the last round of dc worked in my own beanie hat but feel free to play around with the placement before attaching your own.   Once you have is secured, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
Next up is our hat ear assembly.  If you chose to skip the optional step of hat ear base, skip to next paragraph instead.   Taking the white yarn tail left on one hat ear sew around the opening and through lined up ear hat base so that it will cover up your opening with the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle you are using.  Make sure you stop between 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to stuff small amount of fiberfill stuffing in to the hat ear piece before closing up all the way.  Once closed up, use the remaining yarn tail with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to attach the assembled hat ear on top of your beanie hat on one top side.  Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  I like to reinforce large features with a few extra stitches or knots on the inside before fastening off but this isn’t necessary.  Now repeat the process above for the second hat ear.
If you chose to skip the hat ear base, these are your instructions for ear assembly. Take the white yarn tail left on one hat ear and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it securely in desired location on your beanie hat. You want to make sure that you stop between 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to stuff small amount of fiberfill stuffing in to the hat ear piece before sewing it completely closed flush on the hat. Once closed up, use the remaining yarn tail with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to attach the assembled hat ear on top of your beanie hat on one top side.  Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  I like to reinforce large features with a few extra stitches or knots on the inside before fastening off but this isn’t necessary.  Now repeat the process above for the second hat ear.
Tip:  When stuffing the hat ear pieces, just stuff enough to maintain the desired shape of your hat ears so they will stay upright. If you over stuff them it will bubble the bottom and scrunch up surrounding area while wearing it.  It can also cause drooping due to weight.
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 Finn hat.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten off. All done! One super duper cool Adventure Time Finn character hat. :)
I just know my nephew is going to go crazy over his when I give it to him. I sent a picture to my brother and he said he might steal it to “rock it”. hehe
Here are some of the additional pictures taken to show how the completed Finn hat looks when worn: Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

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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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Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Hello Kitty is just so darn cute and hard to resist.  I can’t help but be drawn to anything and everything HK.  I designed this pattern originally for a gift and at a request for an easy pattern for a beginner to be able to make her beloved Hello Kitty in to a character hat.  I loved it so much I made up my own to wear. :)  You will be surprised at how easy this actually is to make.  If you know how to work in the round, you can make us this beanie hat of Hello Kitty in a short amount of time.  It makes a fun hat to wear or a perfect gift for the Hello Kitty fan in your life.  I have a feeling this is going to be a highly requested gift for the holidays this year from my own family.

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

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  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern  which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

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 on making your Hello Kitty beanie hat. :)

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In 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, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Nose:  using yellow yarn
Round 1: In 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, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to secure your nose on to the hat during finishing off steps.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 8 before placing 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 5 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 dc in the next 2 st, dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, dctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 4: Sctog both st in round. Sl st back in to last st.
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Row 1: Ch 6 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 3 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st, hdctog last 2 st in row. Sl st back in to last st. (1 hdctog)
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Backs plus Ear Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -4 of Ear Fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 4.  Unlike the Ear Fronts, you want to leave a nice long yarn tail at the beginning of your piece. You will use this to attach your ear to your Hello Kitty hat once assembled.
Ch 1 and turn.
Taking one finished ear front, place it in front of the ear back you are working up, lining up sts on both.
Row 5: Working through both pieces at once, 1 sc in each st down to bottom corner, place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner, work 1 sc in each st across bottom of ear. repeat * from previous corner before proceeding back up last side of your triangular shaped ears until you reach back to where you started. Sl st in to the first st and fasten off. Remember to leave starting tail for piece attached so you can sew this on during assembly.

Bow Main Piece: using red yarn
Row 1: Ch 8.  Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 4-5: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 7: Place 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 4 st across. (6 dc)
Fasten off.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, start with 5 hdc in 1st row and make all dc in pattern steps for this feature in hdc instead of above.

Bow Center Circle: using red yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 sc)
Leave a long enough tail to sew the bow center on to your bow base securely before attaching it directly on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly before cutting your yarn, pulling through last stitch and placing to side until finishing off steps call for it to be used.

This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make Round 1 in hdc instead of dc as above steps call for in pattern.  The bow is supposed to be big so don’t worry about it being too large. :)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your nose and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your nose in desired place long lengthwise, with each hdc and dc end of oval facing left /right.  Once secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Next you want to use the tail from one 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.  You want these to have the long side facing up/down on your oval shaped eyes.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for second eye.
Now using the tail left behind on one of Hello Kitty’s ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location. You can see my pictures for where I placed my 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.
Next take the tail left on your bow center and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure it in place on top of your bow main piece. Once firmly attached, use remaining tail and needle to sew your assembled bow directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. Normally you find it placed with the hat facing you in the top right just in front of ear in Hello Kitty images. Once you have secured your bow in place, pull yarn to inside and fasten off.
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.
All done! One Hello Kitty character hat crocheted and ready to wear! :)
This was a fun and quick hat project that I can’t wait to wear myself. It will make a great gift for Hello Kitty fans or for sweet crocheted baby hats. Happy crafting!

Here are some of the extra pictures I took to show how this Hello Kitty character hat looks like once all done:

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Pompompurin “Purin” the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Purin golden retriever puppy Sanrio

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

Project requires:

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

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

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (2)

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

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

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (2)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (3)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (4)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (6)

Pompompurin Purin the Sanrio Dog Character Hat Crochet (5)

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Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Clifford the Red dog is one of my favorite book characters from my young childhood.  When I started thinking up book characters to turn into character hats for my mother to wear in her class during reading time, he was on top of my list.  I have been having so much fun making hats and items for her classroom. They have been a big hit with both the children and the teachers.  I had to take a break to work on some special projects and the kids all started asking if I was okay because they were missing out on new hats. 😉  This is an advanced beginner friendly pattern.  If you can crochet in the round you will find this easier than you think.  I hope you enjoy bringing your Clifford hat together like I have.  I tend to fall in love with all of my hats during the creation process. Happy crafting!

Clifford the Red Dog Children's Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

  Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (19)

 

Project requires:
Bright Red Yarn for Beanie Hat main color and ears- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for features
White yarn for eye whites
“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)
hdc – half double crochet (US)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy 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 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 Clifford the Red Dog children’s book character hat! :)

*Snout / Nose Back*: using red yarn – optional
This step is an optional step in creating this character hat but one I highly recommend.  When you wear crochet hats, the stitches spread open to accommodate heads. This is how they stay on.  So when you have large stuffed features, it helps to have a backing to that area to prevent stuffing from escaping on to the wearer’s head, which can be rather itchy. 😉 It also helps keep the life of the hat longer.
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle.  Pull circle closed and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in following st*  repeating * pattern around through round. Sl st to top of 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Fasten off.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For 6 to 12 month sizes, do the above in hdc stitches instead of dc to scale down the features to a more appropriate size.  For newborn to 6 month sizes, do the above in hdc and eliminate round 3 increase for this feature.

Snout / Nose: using red yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle.  Pull circle closed and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in following st*  repeating * pattern around through round. Sl st to top of 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 4-6:  Ch 1 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in top of 1st round. (30 dc)
Leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to sew your snout/nose to the snout/nose back *optional* and on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting they yarn.  Pull yarn through last stitch and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For 6 to 12 month sizes, do the above in hdc stitches instead of dc to scale down the features to a more appropriate size and do not do round 6.  For newborn to 6 month sizes, do the above in hdc and eliminate round 3 increase plus round 6 for this feature.

Black Nose: using black yarn

Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 3 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 2:   In 1st st place 2 dc, 1 dc in next st and 2 dc in last st.  Ch 1 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Place 1 st in each st around perimeter of nose, placing 2 sc in each of the three corners of the triangular shaped nose to give it a more round appearance until you make it back to 1st st in row.  Sl st in top of the 1st st.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail before cutting yarn so that you can use it to sew your black nose on to the front of the nose/snout during assembly plus freehand stitch on Clifford’s smile.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 2:   In both st place 2 hdc. Ch 1 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 3:  Place 1 st in each st around perimeter of nose, placing 2 sc in each of the three corners of the triangular shaped nose to give it a more round appearance until you make it back to 1st st in row.  Sl st in top of the 1st st.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order:  3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.  Pull ovalish circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye pupil in place on eye white during finishing steps before cutting yarn. Sit to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well for toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, you will work the st in this order: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 sc. Sl st closed. (9 st total)

Eye Whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following stitches in this order:  3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.  Pull ovalish circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (14 st total)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before making 1 sc in 1st 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 sc in last st. Sl s in top of the 1st st in round. (20 st total)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye whites directly on to the beanie during hat assembly.
Repeat process for second eye.

The feature above works well for toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, you will work the st in this order: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 sc. Sl st closed. (9 st total)  and for 2nd round switch all dc stitches to hdc.

Ear Front (Make 2): using main color red yarn
Row 1: Ch 9. Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 dc)
Row 2: Make 2 dc in 1st st in row, 1 dc in each of the next 5 st and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn.  (9 dc)
Row 3-6: Place 1 dc in 1st st in row and in each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (9 dc)
Row 7: Place 1 dc in 2nd st in row leaving 1st st unworked and 1 dc in each of following 7 st. Ch 2 and turn. (8 dc)
Row 8: Place 1 dc in 2nd st in row leaving 1st st unworked and 1 dc in each of following 6 st. Ch 2 and turn.(7 dc)
Row 9:  Place 1 dc in 2nd st in row leaving 1st st unworked and 1 dc in each of following 5 st. Ch 2 and turn.(6 dc)
Row 10:  Place 1 dc in 2nd st in row leaving 1st st unworked and 1 dc in each of following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn.(5  dc)
Row 11-14: Work 1 dc in each st in row across. (5 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well for toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, switch to hdc for the whole ear pattern instead of dc. This will scale it down to a proper size for these hats.

Ear Back and Assembly (Make 2): using main color red yarn
Repeat instructions for Rows 1-14 of the Ear Fronts but do not fasten off at the end of Row 14.  Ch 1 and turn.
Row 10: Place a finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on, lining up the st.  ( I like to use safety pins to mark the ends of mine so I don’t have to stop and keep checking to see if they line up as I can be a bit OCD about that kind of thing. 😉 but it is not a necessary step.)  Now work a round of 1 sc in each st around perimeter of Clifford’s ear. When you reach the bottom of ear you can make 2 sc in each of the 5 center bottom st to give it a nice rounded appearance like I have in my picture.
Make sure you leave a tail that is long enough to secure the ear in place on the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through last stitch and placing to side.
Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well for toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes.  For newborn to 12 month sizes,  switch to hdc for the whole ear pattern instead of dc. This will scale it down to a proper size for these hats.

Hair on top of head: using black yarn
(first hair) Ch 10.  Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc. Sl st in next ch from hook.
(second hair) Leaving last ch unworked for now, ch 7. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and following 5 ch. Sl st in last ch from hook previously unworked.
(third hair) Ch 6.  Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 ch. Sl st back in to the starting st for this hair.
Make sure you leave a long enough yarn tail on your hair piece to attach to the top of Clifford’s head during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through last stitch and putting to side until needed.

The feature above works well for toddler, youth, teen and adult sizes. For newborn to 12 month sizes,  switch to following instructions instead of above:
(first hair) Ch 8.  Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc. Sl st in next ch from hook.
(second hair) Leaving last ch unworked for now, ch 5. Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and following 3 ch. Sl st in last ch from hook previously unworked.
(third hair) Ch 4.  Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 2 ch. Sl st back in to the starting st for this hair.

Finishing off:
Starting off we will be assembling the nose/ snout part of Clifford.  Take the tail left on the black nose for him and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired location near the top of the front of the nose/snout piece.  Don’t make it too high or it won’t show when wearing it from the front and too low you won’t be able to stitch the mouth on.  You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine.  Once you have it secured in place, use the leftover yarn tail to freehand stitch on his mouth lines.  Once completed, pull your yarn to inside of nose/snout and fasten off.
Now take the red yarn tail from your nose/snout piece and use the yarn needle to attach it to the nose/snout back piece (if you did this step) or on to the beanie hat if skipped nose/snout backing.  Stop about 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the nose/snout piece with the fiberfill stuffing. You just want to do enough so that you get the full rounded appearance you desire but don’t over stuff it.  If you overfill this feature it will bubble up in the back making the area around the hat where it is attached bunch up or sag when wearing it.   Once you have completely assembled the snout and attached it to the beanie, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking the tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew it on place on top of your eye white. I placed mine near the bottom of the eye to be more like the illustrations I found of Clifford. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine but feel free to play around with your placement as you desire.  Once securely in place, pull yarn to the back of the eye white before fastening off. Repeat for second eye.
Now you want to use the tail from one assembled eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place on beanie. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my Clifford hat.   Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Now go ahead and repeat this process for second eye.
Next using the tail left behind on one of the Clifford’s assembled ears, use your Blunt 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 lower on side of beanie. For shorter ones, place higher up on beanie hat.  Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off any extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
All that is left now is his three little hairs piece on top of his head.  Taking the black yarn tail from his hairs and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle, sew them in place on top of the beanie hat.  For my character hat I placed it in the center of beginning circle of round 1 for the beanie base but feel free to move it around to see where you like it best before attaching it.  Once fully attached, pull yarn to inside of beanie and fasten off.
Now take the time to check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so now if you find any.

Here are some pictures to show how the completed Clifford the Red Dog book character hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:
Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Clifford the Red Dog Children’s Book Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

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Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern 

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (27)

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

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (26) Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base: in main color yarn (Medium to dark brown for Rilakkuma and tan/ khaki color yarn for Korilakkuma)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some of the pictures to show how both the Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma hats look once finished:
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