Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free cat character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern

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

Want to learn more about Doraemon?  Learn more here.

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Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

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

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

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

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

Hat Base: in main color bright blue yarn

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice

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

Hat Trim: using red contrast color yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions the same for smaller sized hats.

Mouth lines / Smile: using black yarn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (13)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Doraemon the Anime Cat Character Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

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  1. Jada Daniel says:

    OMG!! He is too cute!! Shoot. Wished I saw this pattern before this weekend. I would have made them for my children at the anime convention they are at this weekend!! 😉

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