Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

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Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

  Pankun the Panda Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

My future stepdaughter is obsessed with panda bears so when I came across an image of this anime style orphaned panda from Hello Kitty’s friends I had to make her one. He really is quite adorable and I hope you like my translation of it into a crocheted hat. If you give it a try please drop me a line or share your version on Ravelry so I can see. :) Happy crafting!

Pankun the panda inspired crochet pattern free

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color)- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black Yarn for features and trim
“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)

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern side 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 white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
One completed sl st black yarn to where you left off on beanie base. Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st. Fasten off.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Pankun the panda bear inspired anime 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 (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the circle closed to line up in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Pankun hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

Ear Front (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle  ch 3 before placing 12 dc in circle. Pull circle closed in tight circle. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and next 9 st. Ch 1 and turn leaving last 2 st unworked. (20 dc)
Round 3:  Place 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next. Repeat this pattern around until bottom corner again leaving 2 unworked st not worked.  This will give it a good surface to attach to the beanie when putting together hat. Fasten off.

Ear Back (Make 2): using black yarn
Repeat Rounds 1-3 from Ear Front step above but do not fasten off at end of Round 3.
Round 8: Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on before ch 1, then work a round of  *2 sc in first st and 1 sc in next 2 st* repeating around the perimeter through both pieces.
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the panda ears on to top of your Pankun hat during assembly.

Mouth: using black yarn 
Ch 20. Leave long enough tail to sew it securely on to beanie hat during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through.

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your mouth chain and yarn needle to sew your mouth on in a “w” shape.  Once secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Next you want to use the tail from one eye and your yarn needle to sew one eye in to the proper place. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my Pankun hat.   Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for eye number
Using the tail left behind on one of the panda ears, use your needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location with the contrast on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own.  Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern zoom in on face

This was a fun and quick hat project that I’m sure my  stepdaughter will love.  It will make a great gift for Hello Kitty fans, those who love panda bears or for sweet crocheted baby hats. <3 Happy crafting!

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how Pankun the Panda hat looks from different directions when completed:

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern alternate view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right side profile view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern right back view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern rear view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern back left view

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile Viw

Pankun the Panda Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern frontal view

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