Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This hat was designed for one of amazing Juvenile Arthritis kids mother, Rochelle, who also has Autoimmune Arthritis. When she heard I was making our walk team Chick hats to wear she was a bit bummed as she is a part of her son’s arthritis walk team Parker’s Purple Playas.  So this pretty purple chick designed was created to bring together the RA Chicks chick idea with Parker’s purple. I even topped her off with an arthritis awareness blue bow. Of course you can feel free to switch up the colors to whatever you like but I had to share the instruction for arthritis awareness since I’m a health activist for Autoimmune Arthritis. :)

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Purple Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Lighter Purple Yarn for contrast trim
White Yarn for eye whites
Black Yarn for eye pupils
Blue for arthritis awareness bow
Orange Yarn for Beak
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

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

Rochelle’s Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Profile

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 purple 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 pretty purple chick hat. :)
First we are going to add a simple lighter purple contrast trim to the beanie base. Taking your contrast color yarn, attach with a sl st where you left off at last round of your beanie.  Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in each st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round and fasten off.

Feathered Hair on top of hat: using lighter purple yarn 
Ch 10, sl st in to last ch from hook. Ch 15, sl st back in to the ch you just worked ch from. Ch 10 and sl st back into starting ch.
Leave a long enough tail to secure your hair feathers on top of the beanie during assembly, before cutting yarn and pulling through. Now place this to the side until finishing steps.

Eye Pupils (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye pupil in place on eye white during finishing steps before cutting yarn. Sit to side until needed.
Repeat process for second eye pupil.

*This eye pupil will work well on toddler to adult sized hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, your pupil will be as follows instead of Round 1 above:
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 4 sc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (4 sc)

Eye Whites (Make 2): using white yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing  12 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed. Sl st in to the top of 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Leave a long enough yarn tail to be able to sew your eye whites directly on to the beanie during hat assembly.
Repeat process for second eye.

*This eye white design will work well on toddler to adult sized beanie hats. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, you will work 10 hdc instead of 12 dc in to your circle in Round 1.

Beak: using orange yarn
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (10 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 2nd st, leaving 1st st unworked, place 1 sc in next 3 st, sl st in next st, stopping here and leaving rest of st unworked. (4 sc)
Make sure you leave a yarn tail long enough to be able to sew your beak in place on beanie before cutting yarn, pulling through and putting to side until needed in assembly stage.

*This beak will work on toddler through adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
Round 1:  In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 8 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 sc)
Round 2: Sl st in 2nd st, leaving 1st st unworked, ch 1 place 1 sc in next  st, ch 1 before sl st in next st, stopping here and leaving rest of st unworked.

Bow:  using arthritis awareness blue yarn
Row 1: Ch 14, work 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Make 1 dc in 1st st and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure your bow in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps.

*This size bow will work great on toddler through adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
 Row 1: Ch 10, work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 3: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (8 hdc)

Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around. 

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on feature details

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on the orange beak and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your Chick’s beak in place on beanie hat.  You can reference my pictures on how I placed mine. Once your beak is fully secured,  pull your yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Using tail on one black eye pupil and needle, sew it in place securely on top of an eye white.  Once secure, pull yarn to back of eye then fasten off.  Repeat this process for second eye.
Now you want to use the tail from one assembled eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place on beanie. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my hat.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Now go ahead and repeat this process for second eye.
Next take the tail left on your blue hairbow for Chick hat and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew in to your desired location on hat. Again you can reference my pictures on where I placed my own.  I like to fold the center of my bows in half and place a few back / forth stitches to help them retain that shape before sewing it on to my location.  I like how the bows look when narrowed in the center but that is totally optional and up to your own preferences.
Using tail left on your feathered “hair” you made earlier, secure it in to place on the top of your chick hat.  I centered mine on the center of the original round on the beanie but feel free to play around with where you want to place yours.  Once you have sewn it in place, pull yarn to inside of beanie and fasten off.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some pictures to show how the completed Purple Chick hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Rear View

Rochelle's Pretty Purple Chick Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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