Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Lego Man Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern long

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

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
BLO – work in back loops of stitches only
Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (22)

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base: using gold to bright yellow yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a Lego Man hat!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Finishing steps and assembly:

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

Now that you have finished making the pieces for this hat you are ready to assemble it into your own Lego Man hat!
Starting with the topper piece and topper base to assemble (Note: if decided to skip this optional piece, skip to next step).  Line up the topper base so that it will cover the opening on your topper piece stitch to stitch.  Using the yarn tail left on your topper piece and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew them together.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.  I may have added a pinch or two too much in my hat so it didn’t sit just like I wanted it to due to dome shape of beanie, so when you reach desired amount you might want to take out a little bit more just in case for a less bubbled look.
If you chose to skip the base part, just stuff topper as you sew it directly on to the hat.You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to lightly stuff the topper with the fiberfill (or desired stuffing of your choice) before closing it completely.
Once you have done first step of topper piece, use the remaining yarn tail and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the assembled topper in the desired location on hat. I choose to center mine around the original rounds of beanie for symmetry.  When topper is secure on top of hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat.  On features that stay upright on hats I tend to run another quick set of knots or stitches on the inside of the hat to reinforce the joining but it isn’t required. (Yes I’m paranoid of unraveling projects..)   After doing that, fasten off.
Next up, take the yarn tail left on your smile chain (or length of black yarn to stitch smile on in place for infant hats) and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the smile in face in the bottom middle area of hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed it on my hat if you want some guidance on that.  When your smile is secured in place (or stitched on) bring yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking the tail left on one shining light spot for a eye and secure it in desired place on a Lego Man Eye. You can use use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to do so or just secure around a stitch with a double knot or two in the back.  Repeat for the second eye.
Now that his eyes are assembled, we are ready to move on by attaching the finished eyes on to the beanie hat.  Use the black yarn tail left on one eye and the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place on the front of the beanie hat above the smile. You can see where I placed my own in the pictures if you want to see how I did it.  When eye is securely in place, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second assembled eye.
The last feature to add are the eyebrows, so taking the yarn tail left on one eyebrow (or length of yarn to stitch on in infant hats) use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew (or stitch on) the eyebrow in desired location over one eye.  Once eyebrow is where you desire, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.  Repeat for second eyebrow.
Now take the time to look over your finished hat to make sure you didn’t miss any loose ends, yarn tails etc.  If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off now.  That’s it. All done!
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions please let me know. Happy crafting! :)

Lego Man Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

 

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (20)

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Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free costume beanie hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern long image

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

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

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

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

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Bright to medium green yarn for beanie and ears
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for ears

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
BLO – work in back loops of stitches only
Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base: using bright green yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into an ogre worthy hat. :)

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

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

Ear (Make 2): using bright green yarn and finished ear toppers from previous step
Important note: Since we are working from the bottom up for the ears, you want to start off with a length of yarn being unused at the start of your project so you can sew it in place on the hat to secure it during assembly.
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 2 before placing 10 hdc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 9 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc)
Rounds 3-6: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 7: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working 2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 9 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Round 8: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

The above feature size works well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For smaller features on toddler hat and all infant sized hats, use the following instructions instead:
Round 1: After leaving a yarn tail at start of project, in a magic circle ch 1 before placing 8 sc st in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed. Sl st in the top of the back loop of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: For this round you will work BLO (back loops only). Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the BL of 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around in BLO. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Rounds 3-4: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Now take the time to lightly stuff the Shrek ear before you close it off in the next round. You don’t want to overstuff it as it will make the surrounding area sag from the weight or bunch up. I normally just put in enough so it will retain its desired shape but not be heavy.
Rounds 5: Now line up one of your finished ear toppers with opening. For this round you will work through both the stitch from previous round and a matching st from the topper. Ch 1 before working2 sc in 1st st (through both pieces) and proceed to place 2 sc in each st around in same fashion for following 7 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 15 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Fasten off.
Repeat above process for the second Shrek ear.

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Shrek Ear Costume Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (16)

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

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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free cat character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

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Doraemon the Anime Cat CharacterHat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):

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

 

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern


Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

Hat Trim: using red contrast color yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions the same for smaller sized hats.

Mouth lines / Smile: using black yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

buzz_lightyear

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes 

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):

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

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

Pattern Instructions:

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

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

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn 

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a Buzz Lightyear character hat. :)

Hat Trim: using bright green yarn

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

Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

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

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

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

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing the following stitches in this order in m.c.: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull circle fully closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in remaining st. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Before you cut your yarn, ensure you have left a yarn tail long enough to secure the eye white on to the face area during assembly. Pull through last loop and place to side until steps ask for it.
Repeat steps above for the second eye white.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions are same for smaller sized hats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charlie Brown’s Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Charlie Brown’s Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free dog character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

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

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

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

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Charlie Brown Snoopy Inspiration Picture for Crochet Hat Project

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

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie main color, shining light spot on nose
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for nose, ears, eyes and eyebrows
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for snout

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

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

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

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

Hat Base: in main color white yarn 

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

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

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 hdc)

Snout: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and 2 dc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing *2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in next st* repeating * process for following 18 st around. Sl st in top of 1st st. (30 dc)
Rounds 4-5: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 dc)
Round 6: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to sew your snout on to the beanie hat during assembly *and* if you choose to do the snout back to sew the snout back on the snout opening before attaching to hat. Cut yarn once you measure out length, pull tail through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The above feature works great on youth, teen / preteen, womens and men sized hats.  For toddler sized hats I recommend scaling down the features by using a G or H hook instead or following infant sized hats instructions.  For infant sized hats (newborn to 12 months), instead of the instructions above, do the following steps instead:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Rounds 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 19 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to sew your snout on to the beanie hat during assembly *and* if you choose to do the snout back to sew the snout back on the snout opening before attaching to hat. Cut yarn once you measure out length, pull tail through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ear Backs and Assembly (Make 2): using black yarn and completed ear fronts from previous steps
Repeat Rows 1-10 from Ear fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 6 as you have with the ear fronts. Ch 1 and turn. Place one completed ear front in front of the ear back you are working on, lining up the stitches.
Row 11: 1 sc in each st around placing (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in both top corners of ears and 2 sc in the bottom 5 st to round out ear bottoms.
Leave a long yarn tail that will be used to sew your ear on to the Snoopy hat and secure it in place before you cut yarn. Pull yarn through loop on hook and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for second ear.

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

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

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

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

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

Charlie Brown's Snoopy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Patterm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Free 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

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern


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 (US crochet stitches):

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.

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

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)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

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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 Free 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

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

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 (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US) 

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 Free 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

Adventure Time's Finn Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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 (US crochet stitches):
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 Free Crochet Pattern long

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

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

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 (US crochet stitches):
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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Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Cookie Monster Character Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Cookie Monster will always remain one of my favorite Sesame Street characters of all time. I never could get enough of him and Elmo.. oh and then Count.  When I found out that one of my little heroes with Juvenile Arthritis was a big fan of Cookie Monster I just had to try to make him up into a hat.  I love his googly crazy eyes. :)  This is actually a pretty good hat project for beginners and advanced beginners to crochet up.  It was definitely a fun project and I plan on make more of the Sesame Street characters in the near future to make up a set of patterns, for free of course.

Cookie Monster Character Hat Easy Crochet Pattern

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Project requires:
Bright to Medium Blue Yarn for Beanie Hat main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupils and mouth
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 (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
sctog – single crochet two st together (US) 
dc– double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (smaller sizes only) (US) 

Cookie Monster 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  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 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 Cookie Monster character hat! :)

Eye backs (*optional step – Make 2): using white yarn
Note: This step is optional but I highly recommend it to prevent stuffing in eyeballs to seep out of hat when worn and itch foreheads. It helps keep the stuffing where you want when stitches are spread when worn. 
Round 1: In 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 making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Fasten off and put to side until needed during assembly steps.

*This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)

Eye White Fronts (Make 2): Using white yarn
Round 1: In 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 making 2 hdc in 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (20 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and each of the following 9 st around. (20 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye back (*optional) to your eye white and then sew your assembled eye on to your beanie hat securely in place before you cut the yarn. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed during assembly steps.
Repeat process for second eye.

*This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before making 2 sc in 1st st and each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Round 3-4: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 7 st around. Sl st to the top of 1st st. (16 sc)

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In 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)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail to be able to secure your eye pupil in to desired place on eye whites before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place to side until needed in finishing off steps.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

*This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc)

Mouth: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12. Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 10 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 2 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 dc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (16 dc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 4 st, sctog next 2 st, sctog next 2 st,  now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your Cookie Monster’s mouth on securely, before pulling yarn through and moving on to assembly.

*This feature works well on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sizes of beanies.  For newborns to 12 month sizes, do the following instructions instead of those above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of the following 8 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following  ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the following 12 ch, and 2 hdc in final chain. Ch 2 and turn.. (12 hdc)
Row 4: Skipping 1st st, place 1 sc in second st, make 1 sc in the next 3 st, sctog next 2 st, now continue working around perimeter of mouth placing 1 sc in each st and 2 sc in each of the mouth’s upper corners until you reach back to start of round. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.

Finishing off:
I like to start working from the bottom up on my hats so I don’t mismanage my space and end up with features all scrunched together. This way if you misjudge your space you can always move the next feature up the hat a little further than you planned. :) I often will use a wig model Styrofoam head and straight pins to place my features before I sew them to get a feel for how they will turn out. I know I’m a little OCD about my crochet. Too bad I’m not about my house being organized…
Taking your yarn tail from your mouth you completed in last steps and your yarn needle, sew his open mouth in desired location on the hat. I normally start features just above the last round of dc on my hat bases but feel free to play around and find what you like the best. I find that if I stitch around the perimeter and then place a few stitched into the middle of the smile it will keep it from bubbling up in the center.  Once you have sewn Cookie Monster’s mouth in to place, pull your leftover yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Next we will assemble the eyes prior to attaching them to the beanie hat. Taking the tail from one black eye pupil and your yarn needle, sew it in desired location on one eye white front. I placed mine in oddball positions like in picture of Cookie Monster near top of blog so he would look more silly. You can reference my pictures as well to get an idea of how it looks. Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of the eye white front before fastening off. Repeat this process for second eye pupil.

*Attaching the eye back. This is an optional step for those that opted to make the eye backs to keep the stuffing from falling out. Again I highly recommend this step and it really doesn’t take much more time. It’s appreciated in the long run. Taking the tail from one eye front, line up an eye back with back side facing in and use your yarn needle to sew the two pieces together so that the eye back will close the bottom up of the eye front. You want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around to add your fiberfill stuffing (or desired stuffing) to the eyes before you close them up. You want to add enough stuffing that the eyes keep an nice rounded appearance for the 3D eyes but not so much that your eye back bulges out. This over stuffing will make make your area around the eye when attached bunch up and sometimes the eyes sag. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Do not fasten off the remainder tail as this will be used next. Now you will use your assembled eye and tail with your yarn needle to sew the assembled eye directly on to your beanie hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed the eyes on my Cookie Monster character hat but again, feel free to play around to find what you like the best. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.

If you skipped the optional eye back steps, now you will take your yarn needle and the tail left on one eye front to sew it into place directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. You will want to stop about 2/3 to 3/4 around to stuff it until you reach the rounded appearance of the eye you are looking for. Once you have stuffed it with desired amount, sew up the rest of the way around. Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. Repeat process with second eye.
Now take a minute to double check your Cookie Monster beanie hat to check for any tails or yarns ends you might of missed during assembly. If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One super easy and cute Cookie Monster crocheted character hat sure to pass along a few smiles. I hope you like my hat. I’m working on making each of the Sesame Street characters come alive in crochet hats. I can’t just make one right? 😉

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how the completed Cookie Monster character hat looks once you finish:
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)
Cookie Monster Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)


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