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.
Want to learn more about Legos, check them out here.
Want to get some Legos? Check here.
Here is the inspiration picture I used when designing this hat to make it look like a Lego Man. :)

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern (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.

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Finishing steps and assembly:

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

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

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:

 

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