Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)  

 My Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg hat was such a big hit at auction at the school my Mom teaches at, I had to make several more Greg hats to make everyone happy. One young kid is a big Rodrick fan so I designed this hat just for him.  I was in a rush to get it to him before the end of the school year so I didn’t get the best pictures but hopefully they still let you see the details to try your own.  You can learn more about Diary of a Wimpy Kid here or see the book series here.  It really is a great children’s book series.  My nephew took one look at the Greg and Roderick hats before pushing them to the top of the list he keeps adding to of hats I MUST make for him. lol  He apparently wants one of everything I make. Auntie Niki to the rescue. :)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast Black Yarn for details
“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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character 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: in main color yarn (white)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice in white yarn. Fasten off.
Attach black yarn to where you left off at end of beanie base with a sl st in one st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in the first st and each st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round.  Fasten off.  Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own Diary of a Wimpy Kid hat of Rodrick ! 

Eyes (Make 2): Using black contrast yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in to the circle. Pull circled closed tightly and sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (8 dc )
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your eyes on to your beanie hat securely. Cut yarn and pull through tightly before placing to side until needed during assembly process.
Repeat process for second eye.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:  switch to hdc for this step instead of dc as pattern calls for above.

Smile: Using black contrast yarn
Make 1 chain of  18 ch and leave tail to sew this main part of the smile in to place when assembling beanie hat.
Make 1 chain of 5 ch and leave tail of yarn to sew the sides of the smile in to place on each end of the smile chain from previous step. Put to side until needed during assembly.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following: For main smile piece : Ch 12 instead of 18.  For smile sides, ch 2 instead of 5.

Nose Pieces (make 2): using white main color yarn
Row 1:  Ch 7. Place 1 dc in third ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 2:  Place 1 dc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Place 1 dc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 4: Sc in first st, hdc in next st, dc in third st, hdc in next st, and sc in last st. Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off.(5 st total)
Repeat this process for the second Nose Piece but before you start your original chain on Nose piece 2 make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your nose in place on to your beanie hat once completed. Fasten off at end of Round 4.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
 Row 1:  Ch 5. Place 1 hdc in third ch from hook and 1 hdc in the following 2 st. Ch 2 and turn.  (3 hdc)
Row 2:  Place 1 hdc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 h dc)
Row 3:  Place 1 hdc in first st and following 4 st. Ch 1 and turn. (3 h dc)
Row 4: Sc in first 2nd st skipping 1st st and sl st in to the last st in row.(1 sc)

Nose Contrast Outline: using black contrast yarn
Round 1: Attach black yarn to one bottom corner of nose with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st up to topmost 5 st of nose tip curve (for newborn to 12 month sizes topmost 3 st). Place 2 sc in each of these 5 st before proceeding down other side of nose to corner with 1 sc in each st again.  When you reach bottom corner, cut yarn and fasten off.  You should have the 5 st at the base of the nose unworked with black like as seen in my pictures.

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using main color white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 8 st. Place 1 sc in each of the last 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (21 st total)
Cut yarn and fasten off. You will need this during Ear Back assembly so don’t put it too far away.
Repeat process for second ear.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
 Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in first st and in each of the following 6 st. Place 1 sc in each of the last 3 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (17 st total)

Ear Back (Make 2): using main color white yarn and black contrast yarn for last round
Repeat rounds 1-2 of Ear Fronts in previous step but do not fasten off at end of round 2.  You want to leave a long enough tail at start of Round 1 of the Ear Backs so that you can sew the ears on to place on hat during assembly process.
Placing one ear front in front of your ear back you are working on, continue working the following through both pieces at same time.
Round 3:  Attach black contrast yarn with a sl st in last st worked. Ch 1 before working 1 sc in first 6 st, then alternate 1 sc then 2 sc repeatedly until back at first st in round. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round.
Repeat process for second ear.

Hair (Make 3): using black contrast yarn
Ch 9. Make 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook and place 1 hdc in each of the following 6 ch. (7 hdc)
Make sure you leave a yarn tail that will be long enough to secure your hair on to Roderick’s head before you cut your yarn and pull it through. Place to side until needed during finishing off steps.
Repeat process for 2 other pieces of hair needed for pattern.

These features will work on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following: Make a chain of 7 before making 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the following 5 ch.

Eyebrows (Make 2):using black contrast yarn
Make a ch of  6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 hdc in each of the following 4 ch. (1 sc and 4 hdc)
Leave a tail long enough to sew eyebrows in place, cut yarn, pull through and put to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for second eyebrow.

These features will work well on toddler to adult male hat sizes. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, do the following:
Make a ch of 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc in each of the following 3 st. (4 sc)

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick’s smile. I find that by working from bottom up you get a better idea of how much space you have during the process.  Otherwise you may find yourself scrunching up features at the bottom if you haven’t left enough space in your process. By working upwards you always have extra room as you can just move the next feature up a little higher if need be.
You are now going to use this the tail left on the large smile chain from before and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the main smile piece into the desired place on the hat.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed his smile my own hat in a lopsided grin.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Now repeat this process to the smaller side smile chain on the right side to give his lopsided smile.
Next we will work on attaching the nose that was assembled previously.  Use the tail left behind and needle to secure the nose piece in place on to the beanie hat.  Pull yarn in to the inside of beanie once sewn on and fasten off.
Next we will work on the his eyes.  Take the yarn tail left from one eye and sew it into place on to the hat. Note that you want the oval of eyes to have the narrow sides on top and bottom whereas the long ends facing sides.  Once it’s sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
Now that your eyes are in place, take the tail from one eyebrow and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to to secure it in place over one eye. Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of beanie before fastening off.  Repeat process for second eyebrow.
Now you need to attach Rodrick’s ears on to the beanie.  Sew each of the ears in place by using the leftover yarn tail from when you crocheted the ears before directly on to the top sides of the beanie in your desired position.  Once secure, pull yarn in to inside of your hat before finishing off.  Repeat process for second ear.
Picking up one of Rodrick’s pieces of hair you created before, use the tail left and yarn needle to secure them in to place on the top of the beanie hat.  I centered my middle hair right in the 1st Round circle on my own beanie hat but you can place it in your desired location to best fit your hat.  Once the hair has been securely sewn on, pull yarn into the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat process with second and third hair, positioning them on either side of your middle hair.
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. I would love to see your version if you make one, just drop me a line. :) All done now!

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

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