Monday, April 13, 2015

Crochet Toddler Basic Bear Hat

The other night, I was projectless. Okay, so that isn't entirely true. I always have plenty of projects...but on this particular night I didn't have any crochet projects to work on. And I really just wanted to crochet. I knew that sitting in my overflowing leftover yarn bucket I had a partially used skein of yarn (Vanna's Choice in oatmeal) that I had always thought would be cute for a little boy's bear hat...

  • Size H crochet hook
  • 1 skein Vanna's Choice yarn (I used oatmeal)
  • Tapestry needles

  • Don't crochet? I have a free pattern for a toddler knit bear hat here
  • Ch 2 does NOT count as a stitch.
  • Don't join rounds to top of ch 2. Instead, join the rounds to the 1st DC. 
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 2, DC 10, pull ring nice and tight, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each DC around, join, ch 2. (20 DC)
Round 3: 
DC in first, DC in next dc, repeat  around, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 
DC in first, DC in next 2 DC, repeat around, join, ch 2.  (40 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC
 in first, DC in next 3 DC, repeat around, join, ch 2. (50 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 9 DC, repeat around, join, ch 2. (55 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10 DC, repeat around, join, ch 2. (60 DC)
Round 8-14: DC in each around, join, ch1. 
Round 15: Turn, crab stitch around, join, finish off.

Ears: (make 2)

Row 1: Magic Ring, ch 2, HDC 7, ch 2, turn work.
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn work. (14 stitches)
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn work.
Row 4: SC in each stitch aross, ch 1, do not turn work.
Row 5: Crab stitch, join, finish off, leaving a long tail. 


Attatch ears using a tapestry needle and the long tail from each ear. Sew in all loose ends. 

It always makes me happy when I make a project from the yarn in my yarn stash. Because then I can continue to justify never parting with any scrap yarn ever;) (Please tell me I'm not the only one who hoards yarn!!) But really, you never know when you'll need that one skein leftover from that one thing you once made years ago! 

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  2. Thanks so much for this simple pattern! I'm just starting out so this was perfect! My daughter loves it!

  3. Thanks for the pattern! This was my first crochet project ever and it went really well. My toddler's head is huge I guess, and I added some extra rounds to compensate, and it fits her perfectly.


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