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Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern
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Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern 

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (27)

 When I saw Rilakkuma (Relax Bear) and Korilakkuma (Little Bear) I just knew I had to make them into some crochet character hats.  They are too sweet not to make.  I originally planned on making one Korilakkuma hat in toddler size for one of my nieces to wear but ended up making a Rilakkuma for her mother to wear as well.  I’m kind of jealous of the hats. I may have to take some time soon and make myself one to keep. :)  If you aren’t familiar with these cute chibi bears from San-X, you can learn more about them here. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:
Beanie Main Color Yarn and color for ear backs-  (Medium to dark brown for Rilakkuma and tan/ khaki color yarn for Korilakkuma)
Contrasting Color Yarn for ear fronts (Golden yellow for Rilakkuma and pink for Korilakkuma)
Black Yarn for face features
White Yarn for colored face area
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends and sew features on to beanie
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)

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

Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (26) 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 Rilakkuma 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. The Korilakkuma hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Toddler Sized (Age 1 – 3 Years Old) 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 (Medium to dark brown for Rilakkuma and tan/ khaki color yarn for Korilakkuma)

Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice For the bottom contrast trim, using your contrast color yarn (Golden yellow for Rilakkuma and pink for Korilakkuma), attach to st where you left off from in last round of beanie hat with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and in each st around. Sl st to the top of the 1st st in round before fastening off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your cute Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma character hats.

The following instructions work for both hats, just pay attention to colors specified for each hat:

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In 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)
Leave a tail long enough to sew eye in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps. Repeat instructions for second eye.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 6 hdc instead.

Nose / Mouth Lines : using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in to circle. Pull circle closed before placing a sl st through the top of the 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 4. Starting at 2nd ch from hook, place 1 sc in 2nd ch and in each of the next 2 ch. Sl st back in starting st. Ch 4 and place 3 sc in chain like previous chain starting with 2nd ch from hook. Sl st back in to starting st.
Leave a tail long enough to sew nose and mouth lines in place on the colored face area during assembly before cutting yarn then pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, make 4 sc instead of 6 sc in Round 1 and in Round 2 make two ch 3 tails but do not work sc in to them. Just fasten off yarn at end of first mouth line tail. Reattach black yarn to starting st with a sl st before making second chain of 3 and leave long enough of a yarn tail to sew the nose and mouth in place on colored face area before cutting yarn. 

Colored face area: using white yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Pull circle closed, it should be in a long ovalish shape. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in the round. (14 st total)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 st, place 2 dc in each of the next 3 st, 1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in each of the following st and 1 dc in final st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 st, place 2 sc in each of the next 6 st, 1 sc in the next 4 st, 2 sc in each of the following 6 st and 1 sc in the final st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in the round. (32 sc)
Leave a tail long enough to sew the colored face area on to beanie during assembly before cutting yarn then pulling through. Put to side until needed during finishing off steps.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sizes, switch to hdc for Round 2 and skip round 3 increase all together.

Ear Front (Make 2): Using contrast color yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed. Sl st into the top of the 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 8 st, leaving last 3 st unworked. Sl st in to side of last st worked in this round. (18 dc)
Cut yarn, pull through and fasten off. Repeat process for second ear front.

This feature works well on toddler to adult male sizes of the Easy Peasy beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month hat sizes, switch to hdc instead of dc for the ear fronts and backs. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (24)

Ear Back and Ear Assembly (Make 2): Using main color yarn
Repeat Rounds 1 – 2 of the Ear Front done in previous step but do not fasten off at end of Round 2.
Round 3: Place one completed Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working up, lining up the stitches. Now Ch 1 and turn. Working through both pieces make 1 sc through first st on both, then work *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in following st * around until you reach the first st from Round 2, which is right before your flat ear, place your sc in this st before making a sl st back in to the same st, sc in to side of st and in each of the 3 unworked st from previous round, 1 sc in to side of 1st st from round and finish off with sl st in to the top of the 1st st in this round.
Leave a long enough tail to ensure you can completely secure your ear on to the top side of beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until called for in finishing off assembly. Repeat for second ear. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Character Beanie Hats Crochet Pattern (29)

Finishing off:
Starting with the face area, take the yarn tail left on the black nose / mouth lines piece and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your nose / mouth lines on place on to the colored face area. See my picture above to see how I placed my own.  Once you have it secured in place, pull the yarn through to the back of the face area and fasten off.
Now taking the tail left on your assembled face area and your yarn needle, sew it in place directly on to your beanie hat.  You can play around to see how you like it placed. I personally normally but the bottom of my face area right above the last round of dc st in my beanie hats so you still get the color above the trim but it isn’t too high on face.   Once you have it nice and secure, pull yarn to inside of beanie before fastening off. For eyes, take tail of one eye and use your yarn needle to sew it in desired place on either side of the colored face area.  You can see my pictures to see how I placed them on my completed hats in this set.  Once you have the eye in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  Repeat process for second eye.
Now we are going to place the ears in place on the hat.  You can move them around to see how you like them on your hat before attaching.  It drives me a bit nutty if mine aren’t exactly symmetrical in position so I use a couple safety pins to attach them before I start sewing with the tail and yarn needle in to place.  As before, once you have it securely in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off. Repeat for second ear.
Now you just need to take a few moments to look over your assembled hat to check for any tails or loose ends you might of missed out on during assembly process. If you find any, fasten them off now.
That’s it. All done!  One chibi Rilakkuma and/ or Korilakkuma character hat ready to wear. :)

Here are some of the pictures to show how both the Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma hats look once finished:
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