Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Are you a fan of the cutest little frog from Hello Kitty land?  Keroppi has always been a favorite of mine. Whether you just love frog items, anime or cute hats, be sure to check this one out.  If you can work in the round you can whip this up in very little time.  It’s an advanced beginner pattern so give it a shot.   I had fun making his cute little face for an auction event at my mother’s school. I have a feeling Keroppi is going to be a big hit. :)

Who is Keroppi the Frog

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Bright Green Yarn for Beanie Hat main color-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for eye pupil and smile
Pink Yarn for blush circles
White Yarn for eye whites
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing

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

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front 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
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 Keroppi the Frog hat!

 Note: If you are going to do this in newborn / infant/ up to 1 year old sizes, switch to a G hook for the features instead of the J to scale them down in size or eliminate one increase row from each feature worked in the round.

Eyes back piece (Make 2):  in white yarn (optional)

Note:  This is an optional step but I do recommend doing this step as it keeps your stuffing in the snout and now falling through the stitches when the hat is worn since they stretch to conform to head.

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Pull yarn through and fasten off.  Put to side until needed in eye assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Eyes (Make 2): Using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in first st and in each of the following 9 st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in first st and in each of the following 19 st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Before you cut your yarn make sure you leave a tail long enough sew your eyes on to your beanie hat and attach the eyes back if you choose to do this optional step.
Repeat for second eye.

Eye Pupil (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (8 dc)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough  to sew the eye pupils on to Keroppi’s eyes.
Repeat for second eye.

Blush Circles (Make 2): using pink yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  10 dc.  Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 dc)
Make sure you leave a tail long enough sew the blush circle in place on to your beanie hat.
Repeat for second blush circle.

Smile: Using black yarn
Make 1 chain of  9 ch and leave tail to sew this chain into  a v shaped smile like in pictures.

Finishing off:
Since I like to start adding my features from the bottom up we will start with Keroppi’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 for the 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 in a “v” shape.  (You can reference my pictures to see how I placed my own.) Once you have secured it into place, bring the yarn into the inside of the beanie hat and finish off.
Next we will work on attaching the pink blush circles. These should be located on each side of smile on face near bottom of where you plan to attach the eyes.  Using the tail on one circle and needle secure Keroppi’s blush circle in place on to the beanie hat.  Pull yarn in to the inside of beanie once sewn on and fasten off. Repeat with second blush circle.
Next we will work on his eyes.  Take the yarn tail left from one assembled eye and sew it into place on to the hat.   Once it’s sewn on, pull yarn in to the inside of the hat before finishing off. Repeat for second eye.
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. :)  You have one easy but fun Keroppi hat to wear. I’m completely in love with this little hat and will have to make one of my own to keep since this one is headed to an auction to benefit a school. I would love to see your version if you make one, just drop me a link. :)

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

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Right Side view

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern - right back view

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Side View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Front View

Keroppi the Frog Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View Zoom out

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