Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Angry Birds’ Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 2

Oh those wacky cute green pigs that mock me on failed levels of Angry Birds… how I love / hate thee.. I made this character hat design for a child that is a big Angry Birds fan and kind of love how it turned out. :) I will be working on making most of the game characters probably for Christmas gifts this year as it has been a big request from the kids. There is no stuffing required for this hat and it is advanced beginner friendly. I didn’t have a bright yellowish green color for the nose piece so I substituted a frosted green yarn instead (which has been driving me nuts). OCD crafting at it’s finest folks. :)

Don’t know Angry Birds? Check them out here.
Here is one of the pictures I used as inspiration for this minion pig character hat:

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Project requires:

Medium to bright green yarn for beanie main color
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Light or pale green for contrast color trim and nose front (I used a muted frosted green color)
Black yarn for eye pupils and nostrils
White yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 4

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project.
Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn 
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
 Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to transform your beanie into a minion pig hat. :)

Trim: using contrast lighter green color
Attach your contrast green color to where you left off in the last round of your beanie hat with a sl st. This will be added as an additional round for the contrast trim.
Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. Fasten off.

Larger Left Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 12 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:  
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps.  Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Eye: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before making  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Before cutting yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this eye in place on to the beanie hat during assembly steps. Cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): Using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the eye pupil in place on eye white during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to eye white during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps.   Repeat for second eye pupil.

Eyebrows (Make 2): Using black yarn
Make a chain of 5.
Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew the eyebrow in place above eyes on beanie hat during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn long enough to stitch your eyebrow on in desired place during assembly and place to side until needed in finishing steps. Repeat for second eyebrow.

Larger Left Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 5 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (5 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Ch 3. Sl st in the 3rd ch from hook.
Cut yarn leaving a short yarn tail long enough to sew the nostril in place on nose during assembly. Pull yarn though last loop on hook and place to side until needed.

Smaller Right Nostril: Using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before making 3 sc in to the circle. Pull the circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (3 sc)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this nostril in place on the nose/ snout piece during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
For this feature just cut a length of yarn  long enough to knot twice and secure on to nose / snout piece during assembly.  Take yarn length and make a double knot in center of yarn twice. Now place to side until needed in finishing steps. 

Inner Front Ear: Using black yarn and main color green yarn 
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off. (14 hdc)
Repeat process for second inner (front) ear piece.

Outer (Back) Ear Part and Ear Assembly: using inner front ear pieces and main color green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly.  Repeat process for second ear.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: With black yarn, in a magic circle, ch 1 before placing  8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 sc) Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Attach main color green yarn to where you left off in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in the next 5 st, and 1 sc in the last 2 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (14 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 1 and turn so the good side of your piece is facing away from you. Now place a completed inner ear front in front of the ear back your are working on. This round will be worked through both pieces at once so line up your stitches. Make a sl st in 1st 2 st ( 1 sc st from previous round) before making *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 5 more times over next 10 st, and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 sc)
Leave a long yarn tail long enough to be able to sew this assembled ear in place on top of your beanie hat before cutting yarn and pulling through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach to beanie during assembly. Repeat for second ear.

Nose/Snout Piece: using contrast green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st 2 st, 2 dc in next 3 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 3 st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 dc total)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 3 st, *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* repeating * 2 more times, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat * 3 times and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc total)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

The feature above works well with toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month old hats or if you prefer smaller features on toddler sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above for your hat:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in the circle in this order: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn length long enough to be able to sew the nose / snout piece in place on your beanie hat during assembly and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until ready to attach during finishing steps.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern 3

Finishing off and hat assembly:
The following steps require that you have assembled all the above mentioned pieces. You should have:
1- larger eye white
1- smaller eye white
2- eye pupils
2- eyebrows
1- larger nostril
1- small nostril
1- nose / snout piece
2- assembled ears
Taking the tail from the larger of the two eye pupils, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew this nostril in place on the left side of your nose/ snout piece. Once sewn in place, pull yarn to the backside of your nose/snout piece and fasten off. Repeat this process with the smaller of the two eye pupils placing it on the right side of the nose/ snout piece.
Now take the yarn tail left on the assembled nose / snout piece and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew this piece on the middle bottom area of your beanie hat. You can see my pictures to see how I placed it on my own hat. Once fully secure on hat, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your larger eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled larger eye, sew it in place on the left side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Taking a yarn tail from one eye pupil and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the pupil in place on to your smaller eye white. You can play around with the placement to what you like the best. I like mine to be looking in different directions but it is your own preference. Once pupil is sewn on, pull yarn to the backside of the eye white and fasten off.
Taking the white yarn tail left on your now assembled smaller eye, sew it in place on the right side of your attached nose / snout on the beanie hat with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once eye is secured in place, pull the yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now that your eyes are attached you can place your eyebrows above each. To do so take your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail from one eyebrow chain and sew it in desired location and shape over one eye. One sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat this process for second eyebrow over the other eye.
Now take the yarn tail left on one assembled ear and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the ear in place with the black ear front facing forward on the beanie on the left side of the hat. On features like this I like to run a second row of double knots or stitches on the inside of the beanie hat to secure them in place but it isn’t necessary. Once fully secure on top of the beanie hat, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off. For second ear, you want to place this ear just to the right of the center of your hat instead of in a mirror image placement like most hats with ears to make this character hat. Attach with the same instructions as first ear.
Now take the time to double check over your finished hat for any tails or loose ends you might of missed in process just in case. If you find any, fasten them off now. All done. One super cool Angry Bird minion pig hat for the Angry Birds fan in your life.

Angry Birds' Minion Green Pig Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free character hat crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Lego Man Character Hat Crochet Pattern (22)

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:
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

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 if you 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 each of 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! :)

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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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired applique crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just decided I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern that can be done in a quick amount of time. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :) (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for applique background for logo
Red or desired contrast color yarn for applique logo lines
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

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

Applique background: using main color yarn

Round 1: Using main color yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly 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 remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on your desired project when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using contrast color yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a yarn tail long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol securely in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Finishing off and assembly: 
Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where round 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place during process but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to the project of your choice when ready.

Attaching Applique to Project:
Do you have a project ready for an applique? Then you are ready for this step. All you will need to do is again use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up later on after multiple washings. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the backside or inside (depending on your project) and fasten off. That’s it. :)

Here is what this applique look liked once I finished it and attached to my desired project (hat): (Here is the pattern for hat project if you want to do this as well)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Large Applique Crochet Pattern on finished project hat

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Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

free video game inspired geek beanie hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Borderlands 2 Vault Symbol Vault Hunter Hat Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t guessed by now… I’m a geek. A proud video game addicted, fantasy / sci fi watching, loving math and socially awkward at times geek. So I recently got hooked back on playing Borderlands 2 video game thanks to some added on content to the story in update. So I just had to make myself a vault symbol applique… because I’m a geek like that. lol So here is the pattern instructions to make this crocheted version of the Borderlands vault symbol I whipped up. It’s a small and beginner friendly pattern. So give it a try whether you are a gaming geek or for the gaming geek in your life. :)

Never heard of Borderlands? Boy you are missing out!
Buy Borderlands 2 video game here.
Buy Borderlands video game here.
Learn more about Borderlands on the wiki here.

Here are some pictures from the game to show the symbol looks in it. :)

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique

 

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol inspiration picture for crochet logo applique 2

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

 Project requires:

Black or main color yarn for beanie main
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Gold /yellow or desired color yarn for contrast color 1 for trim and applique logo
Red or desired color yarn for contrast color 2 for trim and applique logo
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

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 black or desired 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 transforming your beanie into a super awesome (okay maybe only I think that..) Borderlands inspired hat! :)

Hat Trim: using gold/ yellow color (contrast color 1) and red contrast color (contrast color 2) yarn
Attach red yarn (or desired contrast color 2 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 following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
Now attach the gold/yellow yarn (or preferred contrast color 1 yarn) to last st worked in previous round with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and each of the following st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. Fasten off.
That’s it! Now on to the applique logo.

Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Instructions:

Applique background:  using gold / yellow or contrast color 1 yarn for logo background
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly 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 remaining 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Round 1: Using contrast color 1 yarn in a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 hdc) 
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each of the remaining 7 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (16 hdc)
Round 3:   Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeating * pattern for remaining 14 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (24 sc)
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this applique in place on to your beanie hat when completed. Once you cut the yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol circle part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 26. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 16. Sl st in to the last ch from hook to create a circle.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Symbol ^ part: using red or contrast color 2 yarn
Make a chain of 12.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

The above applique instructions will work on toddler, youth, teen, women’s and men’s sized hats.  For infant sized, do the following steps  instead of those above:
Make a chain of 8.
Before cutting yarn, leave a length long enough to sew this portion of the vault symbol in place on the applique during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull yarn tail through last loop on hook and place to the side until needed.

Applique Assembly Instructions:
The following steps require these following pieces before proceeding:
1- completed beanie hat for base
1- circle applique background
1- circle applique chain length
1-  symbol ^ applique chain length

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Applique Crochet Pattern

Taking the yarn tail left on the circle part of the symbol chain, use a Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle  to sew the circle in place on your applique background. I sewed mine right on the border of where rounds 2 and 3 meet on the background. It makes a great guide and you don’t have to worry about it being lopsided. Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Next use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the tail left of the symbol chain for the ^ in place on the applique background. It will be a basic upside down v shape, like this ^. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine. You want each end of the chain to touchdown on bottom of the circle. I pinned mine in place but it isn’t necessary. You should be able to eyeball how you want it placed. I just get antsy about things not being perfectly even. 😉 Once it is secured in place, pull the yarn to the backside of the applique and fasten off.
Now you have a completed vault symbol applique! There should only be on yarn tail left and that’s the extra long yarn tail in main color from the applique background. You will use this to fix the applique on to your beanie hat.

Finishing off:
All you will need to do is again use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the yarn tail left on the applique to secure it in place on your desired project location. I normally just attached with a basic in and out stitch near perimeter of applique so ends don’t curl up and a few stitches near the center to keep it from bubbling up. Once you have sewn your applique in place, pull the yarn to the inside of your beanie hat and fasten off.
All done!

Borderlands Video Game Vault Symbol Appliqued Hat Crochet Pattern

I will be adding some pictures of how hat looks worn from different directions soon!

 

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Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free dog character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern

After playing the Adventure of Tintin video game recently I was inspired to make Snowy into a character hat.  He is so cute.  I used his original drawings from the Tintin comic book illustrations to make this hat come to live versus the video game version.  I like how his features stand out more this way, especially with the eyebrows. You don’t have to be a comic or video game fan to like Snowy. He is an adorable all white terrier that is Tintin’s little sidekick on his adventures.  He makes a cute hat for children, boys or girls, adults, comic book lovers and more.  I made the hat in this pattern and as shown in pictures for one of my nephews.  I think I’m going to be making a matching Tintin hat in the near future too. :)
Don’t know about Snowy or Tintin? You can learn more about them here.
Want to check out the video game? This is the game I was talking about here. (P.S. It’s been out for awhile so it’s really cheap now!)
You can also watch episodes of his cartoon online here!
I hope you like this hat and enjoy making your own. Happy crafting!

Inspiration picture for the Snowy the Dog Adventure of Tintin hat crochet pattern

Adventure of Tintin’s Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

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

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy 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 creating your beanie into a Snowy 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.  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 * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Fasten off.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. 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 around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 hdc)
Fasten off.

Snout: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull the circle closed.  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 * around for next 18 st around.  Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 1 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (30 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 29 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st.  (30 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle fully closed. 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 around. Sl st in 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 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 19 st around.  Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 sc)
Before you cut the yarn, make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the snout on to the beanie hat *and* the snout back on the opening of the snout back area before attaching to hat if you choose that optional step.  Pull yarn through last loop on hook after cutting yarn and place to side until needed in finishing steps.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 3:  Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 dc)
Row 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 5 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.    (7 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in the next 6 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (8 dc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Row 1: Ch 3.  Place 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.  Ch 2 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in both st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (4 hdc)
Row 3:  Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 3 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.  (5 hdc)
Row 4: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in the next 4 st across.  Ch 2 and turn.   (6 hdc)
Fasten off.
Repeat process above for the second ear front.

Ear Back and Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn and completed ear fronts from previous steps
Repeat Rows 1-6 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 7:  Place 1 sc in each st around and in each corner make the following: (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Continue process around the perimeter of both pieces until you are back to the 1st st in this row. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in row.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a tail that will be long enough to secure the ear on the top of the beanie hat during assembly. Once you cut yarn, pull through last loop on hook and place to side until needed.
Repeat the above process for second ear

Shining Light Spot for Nose: using white yarn
Make a chain of 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Leave short yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, make a large knot with white yarn to represent the shining light spot instead of above instructions leaving a short yarn tail to attach during assembly.

Nose: using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following stitches in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish shaped circle closed. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st 2 st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next 3 st and 1 sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st worked in round. (18 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the front of the snout during assembly before cutting your yarn and pull through last loop on hook.  Place to side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, skip round 2 and just make round 1 for his nose.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 and place the following sts in this order: 2 sc, 3 hdc, 3 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in the top of the first st in round. (12 st total)
Leave a yarn tail length long enough to sew the eye on the hat during assembly process before cutting yarn and pulling tail through last loop on hook. Place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat this process for second eye.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for a toddler sized hat, you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, do the following instructions instead of those given above:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Pull ovalish circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 6. Cut yarn leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew his eyebrows in place during assembly before pulling through loop on hook and placing to side. Repeat instructions for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen, teen, womens and men sized hats. For slightly smaller features for toddler you can always switch to a G or H hook if wanted. For newborn to 12 months old sized hats, leave a small length of black yarn to the side to freehand stitch on skinny eyebrows on top of the eyes during assemble instead of chain instructions given above.

Finishing off steps:
Starting with the nose and snout assembly, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to take the yarn tail left on your shining light spot for nose and sew it on to the top left portion of the black nose. You can see my pictures on how I placed mine to look more like Snowy.  Once you have secured it in place, pull yarn to the backside of the black nose and fasten off.
Now take the black yarn tail left on your nose from previous step and using the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew it in desired place on the front of the nose snout.   I placed mine just above the center of the front so it would be more near top like comic pictures but feel free to play around with your placement to find what you like the best.  Once it is secure, pull yarn to the inside of the snout and fasten off.
Next up use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle and the extra long white yarn tail on the snout piece to attach it to your snout to the bottom front of your beanie hat.  If you have opted to do the optional snout back, take the time to stitch that over opening first before sewing it on to the beanie hat.  You want to stop 2/3 to 3/4 of the way around stuff your nose/snout to desired fullness with the fiberfill stuffing.   Try not to overstuff this feature as it will bubble and can cause the area it is attached to on the beanie hat to sag or bunch. Not cute.  You just want to stuff it enough for it to hold the shape of the snout.   Once fully secured in place, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now take one of the tails left on an eye and use the Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in desired place above the snout.  I placed mine just above the snout as you can see in pictures but you can move them around a little to see what works best for your hat.   Once sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.  Repeat for second eye.
Next you are going to use the tail on one of Snowy’s eyebrows and use your yarn needle to sew it in place above one of the eyes.  I did mine in an upside “U” shape, kind of a curve, as you can see in pictures.  Once you have sewed them on to your liking, pull yarn to the inside of the hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eyebrow.
Now all that is left is to attach Snowy’s ears.  If you want your ears to be more upright like in most of his comics, place the ears closer to the top center of the beanie hat when attaching them.  I wanted my ear tips to flip forward like in comics so I didn’t use anything inside the ears to keep them fully upright like a pipe cleaner that I would use during ear assembly for bunnies and such.  If you want your ears to be more downward floppy, place more to the sides of the head.  You can also tilt the ears so the front concave part is facing forward while on the side of the head too.  You can see where I placed mine in pictures below.  Once your ear is sewn in place, pull yarn to inside.  At this point on features that are on top of hat, I run another short row of stitches and knots on the inside to support them but it’s mandatory.  Fasten off and repeat the process for the second ear.
Go ahead and double check your work for any tails or loose ends you might of missed during process.  If you find any, fasten them off now.
All done! One fun Snowy hat that Tintin fans and children will love. :)

Here are some pictures taken to show how this Snowy hat looks worn once completed:

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Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Adventure of Tintin Snowy the Dog Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

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ilomilo’s Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern

ilomilo’s Ilo and Milo Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (28)

This set of crochet character hats were inspired by the adorable Ilo and Milo from ilomilo video game.  I couldn’t resist making them in to these hats for my nephews to wear.  I can’t wait to see them wear them. :) If you or someone you know is a gaming geek or just a fan of ilomilo, this is a fun but quick project you can make up.  The antennae are super easy as they are just a few rows of sc sewn shut around a pipe cleaner so the pipe cleaner does all the shaping work.  I would love to see your versions if you decide to make them so please send them my way or add it to the Ravelry project page. Happy crafting! ilomilo's ilo and milo character hat crochet pattern

ilomilo’s Ilo and Milo Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires: Bright Red Yarn for Ilo’s beanie color or Bright Blue yarn for Milo’s beanie color
Black Yarn for eyes and antennae
Off-white or tan colored yarn for face area
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
One craft pipecleaner for each character’s antennae (optional)

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

ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (24)
Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

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

Hat Base: in main color yarn (red for Ilo and blue for Milo)
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 ilomilo inspired character hats! :)

Face Area: Off-white or tan colored yarn
Row 1: Ch 18. Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 15 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Row 2-4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 15 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (16 dc)
Row 5: Place 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 15 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (16 dc)
Row 6: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, make 1 dc in each of the following 12 st, hctog the last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (14 st total)
Row 7: Make a sc round, placing 3 sc in each corner and 1 sc in rest of the st around. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round.
Leave an extra long tail to secure the face area on to the beanie hat after face area is ready to attach during finishing off steps before you cut the yarn, pull it through and set to side until needed.

This feature will work on youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and mens sizes.  If you are making them for a toddler, do the following instead of above steps:
Row 1: Ch 14. Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 11 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2-3: Place 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 11 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 5: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, make 1 dc in each of the following 8 st, hctog the last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (10 st total)
Row 6: Make a sc round, placing 3 sc in each corner and 1 sc in rest of the st around. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round.

If you are making newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Row 1: Ch 10. Place 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2-4: Place 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 5: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, make 1 dc in each of the following 4 st, sctog the last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (6 st total)
Row 6: Make a sc round, placing 3 sc in each corner and 1 sc in rest of the st around. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round.

Eyes (Make 2 per hat): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 6 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed before making a sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (6 hdc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to secure on to face area during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and put to side until steps require it later.
Repeat process for second eye.

This feature will work on youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and mens sizes.  If you are making them for a toddler, do the following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1  before placing 5 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed before making a sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (5 sc)

If you are making newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 3 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed before making a sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (3 sc)

Curled Antennae for top of head: using black yarn and pipe cleaners (optional)
Row 1: Ch 21. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the following 19 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (20 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st. Ch 1 and turn. (20 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 19 st.
Before you cut your yarn, leave a long tail. You are going to use this tail to stitch the antenna into a circular tube which will just be wide enough for a pipe cleaner or two to slip inside to help you hold your form.
You may choose to not use a pipe cleaner and add a little coated wire or stuffing. One way to get the curve of the antenna without using pipe cleaner or wire is to skip a st inbetween sewing together the area you want to curve and pull yarn tight before going to next one. :)

This feature will work on youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and mens sizes.  If you are making them for a toddler, do the following instead of above steps:
Row 1: Ch 17. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the following 15 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (16 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 15 st. Ch 1 and turn. (16 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 15 st. (16 sc)

If you are making newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead:
Row 1: Ch 13. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the following 11 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 11 st. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sc)
Row 3: Make 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 11 st. (12 sc)

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Finishing off:
Taking the tail on one eye and your yarn needle sew the first eye to bottom right of face area. You can see my pictures on where I placed them on my hats.  Once attached, pull yarn to back of face area and fasten off.
Taking the tail on the second eye and your yarn needle attach it to the bottom left of face area. Again once attached in place, pull yarn to back of face area and fasten off.
Now using the leftover yarn tail on the face area and yarn needle secure the face area directly on to the front of the beanie hat in desired location.  Once securely in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat before fastening off.
Using tail on your antenna and your needle, stitch your antennae closed at end you are starting with that has tail at before stitching down your piece forming it in a circular tube around the pipe cleaner (again this is optional but I do recommend it as it helps keep it in an upright curved position). I just did a simple back and forth stitch as my sewing skills are less than stellar. Once you have the tube closed and reached the bottom end, move on to next step.
Using tail left on your antenna from previous step and needle, secure it in place on the top of your beanie hat. Once you have it sewn in your desired place, I centered mine on the first round on hat base, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie hat and fasten off.
Now just check for any loose ends or tails you may have missed during assembly and if you find any, do so now.
All done!

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how these Ilo and Milo hats look once finished and worn:
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ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (24)

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ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (21)

ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (19)

ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (18)

ilomilo's Ilo and Milo Character Hats Crochet Pattern (16)

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Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Brraiiiinnsss?  I have to admit the gaming geek side of me loves making the characters from various games emerge from the yarn.  I’m pretty sure I gave out a squee when this one was done.  If you are a fan of this game or zombies in general, or maybe just have someone you know that loves them, this makes a fun little project.  Due to the mouth construction and all the little pieces to be sewn on, I would rate this crochet pattern to be advanced beginner and up.  I tried to make it as easy as possible to understand but I am still new to pattern making so please let me know if you have any questions or find anything confused.  I hope you like this cute zombie too. :)

Plants Vs. Zombies crochet hat pattern

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Light Green / Olive Colored Yarn for Beanie Hat main color and ears- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn  or Caron 1 lb but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for eye pupils and mouth area
White yarn for eye whites and teeth
Pink yarn for gum area of mouth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Pattern Instructions:

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

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat 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 light green / olive colored 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 Plants vs Zombies zombie hat!

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

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, your pupil will be 2 sc and ch 1 before making a sl st to bridge gap when pulling circle closed.

Large Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 8 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 5 instead of 8.

Smaller Nostril: using black yarn
Ch 4 before sl st in to last ch from hook. Leaving a yarn tail long enough to sew nostril in place on beanie hat during assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, ch 2 and leave tail. You will not sl st in to last st like in instructions above to keep this one smaller.

Larger Eye White : using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (24 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 11 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Smaller Eye White: using white yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 sc)
You need to leave a tail long enough to be able to attach your eye to the zombie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in final steps.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following instead of above steps:
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st in and 2 sc in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (16 sc)

Teeth for Mouth Area: using white yarn

Extra Large Tooth: using white yarn
Ch 4 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook 1 sc in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Place 1 sc in each st across. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Medium Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: Place 2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in next st. (3 sc)
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for the second medium sized tooth.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Small Sized Teeth (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in last ch.
Leave a yarn tail in order to sew on beanie later before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to side for now. Repeat for second small sized tooth.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps switch to a size G or H hook for this feature to be scaled down.

Mouth Area: using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 12 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 9 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (10 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 4: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do following steps instead of above or switch to a G or H hook instead for above:
Row 1:  Ch 9 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 6 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (7 hdc)
Row 2: Place 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 st, and 2 hdc in last st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (9 hdc)
Row 3: Work 1 sc in each st across until corner, place *(1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc)* into the corner, proceed around side working counterclockwise working 1 sc in each st and * in each corner until you have reached 1st corner from Row. Sc into corner, ch 1 and sl st in the top of 1st st in round.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail to sew assembled mouth area on to the hat when ready for that step in finishing, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed to assemble.

Gum areas of mouth (Make 2): using pink yarn
Row 1: Ch 7. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next 5 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 2: Make 1 sc in 2nd st in row skipping the 1st st, place 1 hdc in next 2 st, and sctog the last two st in row.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

This feature above will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, switch to a G or H sized hook or do following steps instead:
Row 1: Ch 4. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of the next  2 ch. Ch 1 and turn. (3 sc)
Row 2: Sctog first 2 st in row and sl st in to the last st.
Leaving a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew on to mouth area when ready for assembly, cut yarn and pull through. Set to side for now. Repeat process for second gum area.

Mouth Assembly:
Taking the tail from one gum area and using your yarn needle, sew one of the pink gum areas in to the top left (when facing you) starting with end in corner and along top with curved area facing down. Once secure, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Taking the tail from second pink gum area and needle, sew this part of the gums to the bottom right area of mouth. You will place one end in corner and sew along the bottom. (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own) Once secure, like before, pull yarn through to the back before fastening off.
Next we are going to do the teeth. I will give them to you in a clockwise circle starting with the top left corner.
For the first tooth, take the tail from your Extra Large Tooth, sew in to the top of the mouth on top and in the center of the upper pink gum area. Once secure pull yarn to back of mouth before fastening off.
For the second tooth, you will use one the Small Sized Teeth, attaching it to the center of the upper mouth area. Once secure pull yarn to back and fasten off.
For the third tooth, you will use one of the Medium Sized Teeth, sewing it in place in the upper right corner, about 2 stitches out from corner. Again sewing securely on before pulling to back and fastening off.
For the fourth tooth, you will use the tail left on second of the Medium Sized Teeth and yarn needle to secure this tooth in the bottom left corner, directly in corner touching left side of mouth. Once attached, pull yarn to back of mouth and fasten off.
For the fifth tooth, you will use the yarn left on the second of the Small Sized Teeth and attach it to the center of the bottom pink gum area on top of it so it looks like your tooth is sticking out of thickest part of gum. Once that is done, pull through and fasten off yarn in back of mouth area.

Finishing off:
I like to start with the bottom when making hats with features so I have plenty of room to work instead of squished up space if I judge wrong when starting at the top. It’s easier that way as you can always move next features up etc.
Now you should have a fully assembled mouth area with one long black mouth tail left. Using your yarn needle and the tail left on your mouth, attach it to your beanie near the center bottom of the front of your beanie. I just centered mine just above the last dc round on my hat. You can reference my pictures to see how I placed mine if you aren’t sure. Once the mouth area is secured in place on your beanie, pull the yarn tail to the inside of the beanie hat before fastening off.
Taking the tail of your larger nostril and yarn needle, sew your larger nostril in place just to the right of the center of the mouth. Pull yarn to back when secure and fasten off.
Now take the tail of the smaller nostril and use your needle to secure it in place just to the left of the center of the mouth area. I lined my nostrils up so they are slightly angled in and the bottoms of each both started at same st line so this one was shorter on top.
Next to assemble the eyes, take one pupil tail and sew in place on eye white in desired location. I wanted mine to look more like character so I didn’t center them or point them in same direction. You can see my pictures of my completed hat or zombie picture from Plants Vs. Zombie’s game art. Now repeat to attach pupil to the second eye.
Now that your eyes are assembled, take the white yarn tail from the larger eye and yarn needle to sew it in place on the right side of face, the same side as your larger nostril. Once you have secured it completely in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat before fastening it off.
Now repeat this process with the smaller eye but sew it in place on the left side of the face, the same side as your smaller nostril. One you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
Check over your hat to make sure there aren’t any loose ends or tails you have not woven in and fastened off in your assembly. Do so now if you find any. All done!

Here are some pictures to show how the completed Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:
Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Plants vs. Zombies Zombie Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Free

Are you a fan of Domo Kun? Perhaps you need a fun and quick gift for a loved one that is fan.. This was an easy and fun crochet project for me being a fan of Domo.  I rarely make crochet items for myself but I couldn’t resist making up this pair to add to my collection. :)  This is a beginner crochet pattern. All you need to know is how to work basic rows back and forth and work in the round.  Give this cute little guy a try.  No idea who Domo is?  Learn more about him here.

Domo-kun Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Medium to Dark Brown for Beanie Hat main color for Domo Kun hat-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do) I used a white on this one but subsequent ones I opted for a very light cream
Pink Yarn for face beanie hat main color for Pink Domo Love hat
Black Yarn for eyes
Red yarn for mouth area (and hearts on Pink Domo Love hat)
White Yarn for Teeth
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Profile View

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 (Brown for Domo Kun and pink for Domo Love)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice.  I used the preteen/ teen/ women’s size for hats in pictures for this pattern.

For Pink Domo love hat only:  using red yarn for contrast trim
Attach red yarn to where you left off in last round of hat with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round and fasten off.

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 dc)
Leave a long yarn tail to secure eye on to beanie during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.
Repeat process above for the second eye.

Mouth Area: using red yarn
Round 1: Ch 14, dc in 3rd ch from hook and following 11 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 2-3: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Round 4: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following st across.  Ch 1 and turn(12 dc)
Round 5: Work 1 sc in each st around perimeter of mouth area, placing (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) into each of the corners to give a sharper corner.  Sl st to top of first st in round.
Cut yarn then pull through leaving a long enough of a yarn tail to secure to hat during assembly.

Teeth Rows (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: Ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and following 11 ch across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 sc)
Round 2: *Sl st in 1st st, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next st, sl st in to the next st. * repeat three more times across. Pull yarn through leaving tail long enough to secure to mouth area.
Repeat process above for second row of teeth.

Hearts ( for Pink Domo Love hat only – Make 2): using red yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in circle. Pull circled closed and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 1 before placing (1 sc, 1 hdc) in 1st st, (1 hdc, 1 dc) in 2nd st, 3 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 1, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next, 3 dc in next st, (1 dc, 1 hdc) next st, (1 hdc, 1 sc) next st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (18 st total)
Make sure you leave tail long enough to sew the heart securely on to the beanie hat during assembly before cutting your yarn and pulling through.

Mouth Assembly:
Starting with the tail on one of the teeth rows and using your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew one row of teeth on the top of the mouth area with teeth pointing downwards.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of mouth area before fastening off.
Now take the tail from the second row of teeth and use needle to sew the teeth on the bottom of the mouth area with teeth points pointing up.  Once secure, like before, pull yarn to back of mouth area before fastening off.

Finishing off steps:
Using red tail left on the assembled mouth area to sew the mouth area directly on to the beanie with your yarn needle. Bring yarn to inside of hat when completed secured before fastening off.
Using tail on one eye and your yarn needle, sew it into it’s desired location. Again once it is secure, pull yarn through to inside of hat before fastening off.
Repeat this process for second eye.

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Heart Placement
Pink Domo Love instructions only:
Take the tail on one of your completed red hearts from before and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the heart in place on one side of face features on hat.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second heart on other side of face.

Check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. Then you are all done. :) One completed

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how the Domo Kun and Pink Domo Love hats look while worn from different directions:

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Worn View

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Side Profile Picture

Domo Kun Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern  Front Right View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Rear View

Domo Pink Love Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Left Side View

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Mario and Luigi Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Mario and Luigi Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Mario and Luigi Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Growing up as a kid in the 80’s (shhh don’t tell anyone how old this geek is getting) I fell in love with the Mario brothers on first sight. I probably spent several hundred hours playing their games as they came out.  It was always a favorite of mine so I thought I would make these Mario and Luigi inspired beanies for my nephews to wear and went on to make a Yoshi hat that I will add to my blog soon for the third nephew to wear to be a part of the fun. :)  These are super easy for beginners to make and a fun but quick project. Go for it!

Mario and Luigi Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Mario and Luigi Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

 

Project requires:
Red Yarn for Beanie Hat (Mario main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Green Yarn for Beanie Hat (Luigi main color)
White Yarn for Logo Circle
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Mario Hat Base: using red yarn for main color and white yarn for contrast trim
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the red hat base you are ready to start your Mario hat.
Taking white yarn, attach to the beanie where you left off in last round of hat pattern 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 to the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off.

Luigi Hat Base: using green yarn for main color and white yarn for contrast trim
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the green hat base you are ready to start your Luigi hat.
Taking white yarn, attach to the beanie where you left off in last round of hat pattern 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 to the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off.

White Logo Circle (same for both Mario and Luigi hats): using white yarn
Round 1:  Ch 2 (does not count as a st throughout pattern) before placing 10 dc in a magic circle. Pull circle tight before sl st in top of beginning st.  (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and 3 dc in the next 9 st. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing *2 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in following st*  repeat the pattern of * around through last st.  Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round. (30 sc)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail in order to sew your eye on to the beanie during assembly process. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed.
For toddler sized hats, switch round 2 to hdc instead of dc.
For newborn to 12 month sized hats, switch rounds 1 and 2 to hdc instead of dc.

Mario “M” letter for logo: using red yarn
Make a ch of 24 . Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew this chain on to your logo circle in the shape of the letter “M” during finishing off stage, before cutting yarn and pulling through stitch.
For toddler sized hats, make a chain of 20 instead of 24.
For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of 16 instead of 24.

Luigi “L” letter for logo: using green yarn
Make a ch of 12.  Leave a long enough tail pf yarn to be able to sew this chain on to your logo circle in the shape of the letter “L” before cutting yarn and pulling through stitch.
For toddler sized hats, make a ch of 10 instead of 12.
For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of 8 instead of 12.

Finishing off:
Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup View of Details
For Mario Hat:
Using the red yarn tail left on the ch for your letter “M” from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew the piece onto the desired place in the front center of your logo circle in to the shape of the letter “M”.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once secure, pull yarn to the back of your logo circle before fastening off. Skip down to instructions for both hats.

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on Details

For Luigi Hat:
Using the red yarn tail left on the ch for your letter “M” from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle , sew the piece onto the desired place in the front center of your logo circle in to the shape of the letter “M”.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once secure, pull yarn to the back of your logo circle before fastening off. Now work on following pattern directions for both hats.

For Both hats:
Take the tail from your assembled logo in previous steps and your yarn needle to sew the logo on the front of your beanie hat in desired location. You can see where I placed the ones for my hats in the pictures for this post.  I find that leaving one or two of the last rounds of dc in your hat base below the bottom of the logo gives it a nice distance to show off the contrast trim and not be so high up that you can’t see it when looking at it worn straight on. Once you have the logo sew securely in place, pull your yarn to the inside of the beanie behind the logo before fastening off.
Now check for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any. You should be all done now!

Here are some pictures to show how the Mario and Luigi beanie completed hats look worn from different angles:
Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Laying Flat

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern front view

 

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern down front view

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Back View

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile View

Mario Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Front View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Downward Front View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern View from Behind

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Back View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile View

Luigi Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Alternate View

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Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View Lay Flat

How could I not love Yoshi from Super Mario Brothers?  I think he is adorable so I thought I would try to make him into a crochet hat for my nephews to go with the Mario and Luigi beanie hats I made them previously.  You can see them here. This was a fun project to make for them and I fell in love with the hat by the time it was finished. I have a feeling I will have to make more or the three of them will fight over who can wear Yoshi. :)

Yoshi inspired character hat crochet pattern

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Light Bright Green Yarn for Beanie Hat main color and nose/snout- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupils
White yarn for eye whites and cheek areas
Red Yarn for spikes
“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 nose/snout

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

Yoshi Character 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 Easy Peasy Youth Sized (Age 3-10 years old) Double Crochet Beanie  Hat Pattern which you can find  here as a foundation for the project.  Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size you want for your project.

Hat Base: using light 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 start making your Yoshi hat!

Smile: using black yarn
Chain 16 leave tail long enough to sew on smile to nose/ snout in assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Set to the side until needed in finishing steps.

Nostrils (Make 2): using black yarn
Row 1: Ch 4. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and following 2 st. Sl st back in to last ch worked. (3 sc)
Leave a short tail to sew nostril in place on nose/snout during assembly. Cut yarn and pull through before putting to side until needed.
Repeat process for second nostril.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to circle: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (12 st total)
Leave a long enough tail in order to sew on to the Eye whites area before cutting yarn. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed in finishing off steps.
Repeat for second eye pupil.

Eye Whites: using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 14, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and each of the following ch until end is reached. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Place 2 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 10 st, and 2 dc in last st. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 3: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the st across. Ch 2 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 4: Sc in 2nd st skipping 1st st in row, *1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in following st, 1 hdc in next, 1 sc in next*, sl st in following 2 st, sc in next *repeat from * to * Sl st in to last st in row. Now continue working row of sl st, 1 in each st, around back to beginning st in round. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round.
Remember to leave a yarn tail that will be long enough to securely sew your eyes in place on to your Yoshi hat before cutting yarn. Pull yarn through and put to side until needed for eye assembly.

White Cheek Areas (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in circle. Pull circle closed tightly before connecting with a sl st to the top of the 1st st in this round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in the following 6 st. Work 1 sl st in each of the following 3 st and sl st in to the top side of the 1st st in round. (14 dc)
Leave yarn tail long enough to sew cheek area in place on your beanie hat.
Repeat for second cheek area.

Nose / Snout Backing: using green yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed tightly before connecting with a sl st to the top of the 1st st in this round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before working *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next st* repeat until end of round. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (36 dc)
Make sure you leave a long enough of a yarn tail in order to sew nose back on to the snout/ nose and then sew the assembled snout/ nose on to your beanie hat during assembly. Put to the side until needed in finishing off stage.

Nose / Snout Front: using green yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed tightly before connecting with a sl st to the top of the 1st st in this round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 11 st. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before working *2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next st* repeat until end of round. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (36 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 35 st. Sl st to top of 1st st in round. (36 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before working 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each of the following 35 st. Sl st to the top of 1st st in round. (36 sc)
Fasten off

Yoshi Spikes (Make 2): using red yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before making 8 dc into circle. Sl st to top of first st in round. (8 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. Place 3 dc in first st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 st, 3 dc in next st and 1 dc in last st. Sl st to top of first st in round. (12 dc)
Round 4: Sl st in first two st. Fold your spike in half so that you are now working in a corner. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc through both st lined up in fold and in each to the end. (6 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure your spike to the crocheted hat when finished!
Leave an extra long tail in order to sew this on very securely so they don’t flop around.

Finishing off:

Nose assembly:
Using your tail left on one of the nostrils and your yarn needle, sew nostril in place on front of the Nose/ Snout front piece. Once secure, pull yarn to inside of snout piece and fasten off.  Repeat process with second nostril. Next use the tail left for your smile chain and needle to sew the smile in place on Nose/Snout front piece in desired location. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own.  Once you have it fully sewn in place, pull yarn to inside and fasten off. Now you are going to attach the nose back to nose/snout front piece by lining the nose back up to the opening on the back of the nose / snout.  You want to stop about 2/3 of the way around to stuff with your fiberfill stuffing as you sew it around. Once you have it assembled, use leftover tail from assembled nose/snout to sew in place on front of your beanie hat. Once it is secured, pull yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.

Next you want to use the tail left on on of the white cheek areas and yarn needle to sew white cheek areas in place on each side of attached snout lining up white white contrast trim.  Once in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and finish off.

Eye assembly:
Taking tail on one of the eye pupils, sew pupil directly on to eye white area in desired location. Once the pupil is attached, pull yarn to back of eye before fastening off. Repeat for second pupil.
Now you take the assembled eyes and place them  just above the nose/snout.You can see my pictures to see how I placed mine. I put mine right against the top of the nose/snout.  You will use the white yarn tail left on eye whites with your yarn needle to sew them in to place. Once your eyes are secure, pull yarn to inside of the Yoshi hat and fasten off.

The last step is to attach Yoshi’s red spikes to center of back of the head near the bottom (see pictures for placement of mine) to represent the spikes that run down his back.  To attach them, take your yarn needle and using a tail left on one of the spikes, sew it into desired place.  Once you have it sewn in place, pull yarn to inside of hat before fastening off. Repeat this process for the second spike.
Now take a look over your assembled hat, checking for any loose ends or tails you did not fasten off yet. If you find any go ahead do so now.  All done!

Here are a few of the pictures I took to show how this Yoshi hat looks from different directions when completed:
Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Downward View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Back View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile View

Yoshi Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Right View

Note: All the cRAfterChick patterns shared on this site are free of charge.  Please feel free to use them to make your own items.  If you use it to make items to sell please credit cRAfterChick for the pattern and provide link to our site.  Please do not copy and paste my pattern or try to use my images as your own.  You can link to any of my patterns.  Happy crafting!

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