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Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern
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Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

free book character hat crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern

This was a requested hat for my Mom, who is a teacher, to wear during reading this book to her classroom. The kids love seeing all the hats for each book or project so it’s fun for me to make these book characters come to life in crochet. :) This is my crochet interpretation of the Lorax based on the movie character instead of the book character from Dr. Suess. It’s a fun hat to make, wear or give as a gift to the Dr Suess lover in your life. I tried to make it simple and easy for even beginners but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Happy crafting!

the lorax book character hat crochet pattern inspiration picture

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Orange yarn for Beanie Hat main color and nose
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Golden yellow yarn for whiskers / mustache area, eyebrows and hat’s trim
Green yarn for eye color
Black Yarn for eye pupils
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 (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US)
dctog- double crochet two stitches together (US)
sctog- single crochet two stitches together (US)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

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 yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
To make the contrast trim, once you have completed your beanie base, attach the golden yellow yarn to the last st worked with a sl st. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each of the following st around. Sl st back in top of the 1st st worked before fastening off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start making the pieces for your Lorax character hat. :)

Eye whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, Ch 1 before placing following (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc). Pull ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (10 st total)
Round 2: Ch 1, place 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next 3 st, 1 sc in next st. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc)
Leave a nice long yarn tail before cutting yarn and pulling through. You will be using this tail to secure your assembled eyes on to your beanie hat during finishing process.
Repeat for second eye white.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip Round 2 of above instructions.

Eye color (Make 2): using dark green yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leaving a long enough tail to be able to sew your eye color on to your eye white during assembly, cut yarn and pull through loop. Place to side until needed in finishing steps.
Repeat process above for second eye color.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 4 sc instead of 6 sc in instructions above.

Eye pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Ch 3. Sl st in last ch from hook. Cut yarn leaving a short tail long enough to attach to eye color during eye assembly before pulling through. Place to side until needed in future steps.
Repeat process for the second eye pupil.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, skip making a chain and just make a large knot to sew in to place.

Nose: using orange yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order in to the circle: 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 1 sc. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (8 st total)
Leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew the nose in place on the beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pull through loop and placing to the side until needed.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following stitches instead of those above in magic circle. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (4 st total)

Eyebrows (Make 2): using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 8. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked.
Make sure you leave an extra long tail as you will be using it sew your eyebrows in place and freehand stitch on eyebrow edges if wanted like I did in my hat to look more like the Lorax movie character. Once you leave a tail, cut yarn, pull through loop and place to side until needed in assembly.
Repeat for second eyebrow.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.   For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following for Row 1 instead of instructions above:
Row 1: Ch 6. Place 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch and 1 sc in last ch. Sl st in the base of last st worked. (8 st total)

Mustache / whiskers area: using gold / yellow yarn
Row 1: Ch 22. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 19 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (20 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following 16
st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (18 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in each of next 3 st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 4 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 4 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

The feature above works well on toddler, youth, preteen / teen, womens and men sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sizes, do the following instead of instructions for this feature above: 
Row 1: Ch 16. Make 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 hdc in each of the following 13 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (14 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 hdc in each of the following
10 st and hdctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (12 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st in round, before making
1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, sl st in next st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next st and sctog last 2 st. Do not stop row here continue to work 1 sc in each st down the side of this area, placing 3 sc in bottom corner, 1 sc in next st until middle 2 st of bottom reached, sl st in each of the 2 middle st before resuming 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in other bottom corner, 1 sc in each st up to 1st st worked.  1 sc in same sp as 1st st and sl st in top of the 1st st in round.
Leave a tail that is long enough to be able to secure this feature on to your beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pull through loop.

Now you have all the pieces created. Time to move on to assembly.

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Finishing off:
We will start from the bottom up on adding our features to this Lorax character hat. I find it is better to do it this way so that you take the worry out of running out of room and scrunching features together if you run tight on space. You can always move the next feature up but there is no moving down.
Taking the tail from your Lorax’s mustache whiskers area and your
sew the mustache securing in place a little above the bottom of the hat. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off.
Taking the tail left on his nose piece and using your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the nose in place on the top center of his attached mustache / whiskers area that you sewed on in previous step. Once sewn in place completely, pull yarn to inside of beanie hat and fasten off.
You now want to take the yarn tail left on one eye pupil and sew it in place with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle onto one green eye color. After attached, pull yarn to back of eye color and fasten it off. Repeat this process for the second pupil.
Take the green yarn tail from one of his eye color pieces and secure it in desired place on one eye white sewing it together with your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle. Once done, pull yarn to the back of the eye white and fasten off. Repeat this process for the second eye color.
Taking the white yarn tail from one assembled eye use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eye in place off to one side of nose above the whisker area. Once secured in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat process for second eye, equal distance on the opposite side of the nose.
Taking the tail from one your Lorax’s eyebrows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle sew the eyebrow securing in place a little above one attached eye. You can reference my pictures to see where I placed my own. Once that is completed, pull your yarn to the inside of the hat and finish off. Repeat this process for the second eyebrow placing it over the second eye.
Now take the time to check over your work for any yarn tails or loose ends you may have missed during assembly. If you find any, go ahead and fasten them off.
All done. :) One cool Lorax hat ready to wear.

Here are some pictures I have taken to show how the Lorax looks worn once it is completed:

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (3)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (12)

Lorax Dr Suess Character Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

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