Panda Baby Hat

The panda is now classified as a bear again! What a shocker. They seems so adorable and cuddly, just like newborn babies. What better way to keep the little ones warm than with little panda hats of their own?

This panda baby hat is made with two strands of yarn crocheted at the same time. It could also be done with bulky yarn or with one strand of medium worsted weight yarn and one strand of fun fur. The ears, eye spots, nose and snout are all crocheted separately and sewn on. Even so, this is a quick project.

Click on Crocheted Panda Baby Hat to download a PDF version.

Materials:

Yarn: Medium worsted weight black and white. (Red Heart pictured)

Hook: L/11/8mm for hat, snout, ears, eye spots; H for nose

Stuffing for snout

Yarn needle to sew parts to hat

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dc inc – double crochet increase, two dc in same st

Hdc = half double crochet

Hdc dec = half double crochet two stitches

together

Hdc inc = 2 half double crochet in one stitch

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Panda  Hat for Children 0-6 months

Holding two strands of white yarn and crochet at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st. (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, count as first hdc. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. *Dc inc, dc* 8 times, dc inc. Join with a sl st.(18)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 2 dc* seven times. Dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 3 dc* seven times. Dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 6-9: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (36)

Bear Hat for Children 6-12 months

Holding two strands of white yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, count as first dc. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. *Dc inc, dc* 8 times, dc inc. Join with a sl st.(24)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 2 dc* seven times. Dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (32)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 3 dc* seven times. Dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (40)

Rnd 6-9: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (40)

 

Ears (make 2)

Holding two strands of black and crocheting at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Sc inc around. (16)

Rnd 3-5: Sc around. (16)

Sew ears to the top of the hat.

 

Snout

Holding two strands of white yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 7

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc. (6)

Rnd 2-3: Ch 1, turn. 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec. (4)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec twice. (2)

Rnd 6-7: Sc around the outside edge, along the ends and top and bottom of the snout. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Fill with stuffing; sew along the brim of the hat.

 

Nose

Hook size: H

Holding two strands of black yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 5

Rnd 1: Sc on second ch from hook, 3 sc. (4)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec twice. (2)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (1)

Sew nose to the front of the snout.

 

Eyes Spots (make 2)

Holding two strands of black yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 8

Rnd 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (count the three skipped chains as the first dc), 5 more dc in same st, hdc in next st, sc, hdc, 3 hdc in last st. Working in the other side of the foundation ch, 3 hdc in next st, hdc, sc, hdc, sl st into the top of the first dc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (18)

Sew eye spots next to snout with the hdc end at the top.

Sock Monkey Baby Hat

Sock Monkey is a doll traditionally made from a sock. There is no hard and fast rule on how one has to look. I used yarns in my stash though any colors will do. This baby hat is made with two strands held double and crocheted at the same time. The eyes, mouth, ears and pom pom are all made with one strand. The Ragg color is a grey/white blend. The yarn was made that way but it is not necessary to use bi-colored yarn. A similar effect can be achieved by using one strand of grey and one strand of white when crocheting. An alternate color is a brown and white. For that matter, any colors can be used. A pink and white held together would make for an adorable girl monkey hat (see picture). These hats were made for the local Army hospital neonatal unit.

Materials:

Yarn:      Red Heart Super Saver Solid Burgundy (red)

Red Heart Super Saver Solid White

Red Heart Ragg (grey/white)

Hook:    L11/8.00mm for the hat

J/10/6.00mm for the eyes, ears, mouth

Stuffing for mouth

Yarn Needle

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Inc = increase, crochet two stitches in the same space

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

St = stitch

 

Sock Monkey Hat

Newborn

White yarn held double

Ch 2 (or magic loop)

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Hdc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (18)

Attach two strands of burgundy to any st of rnd 3.Crochet with yarn held double.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *dc inc, 2 dc* five times, dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in ends. (24)

Attach two strands of ragg to any st of rnd 4. Crochet with yarn held double.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, *dc inc, 3 dc* five times, dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 6-7: Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc around alternating between crocheting in the front loop and the back loop. (Dc in the front loop, dc in the back loop… around.) Join with a sl st. (30)

 

Mouth

Red (one strand)

Ch 11

Row 1: Sl st in second ch from hook, sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Continue working around on the other side of the ch. 2 sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st. Sl st into next st. Finish off. Cut yarn; weave in end. (20)

Attach white to same st as last sl st of row 1.(one strand)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 space, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc, dc inc, dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 hdc, dc, dc inc. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (24)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc around. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew mouth to face. (24)

Stuff the mouth and sew to the front of the hat along the bottom of the brim of the hat.

 

Eyes (make 2)

Black (one strand)

Ch 3

Rnd 1: 9 hdc in third ch from hook. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to face. (8)

Sew eyes above the mouth as desired.  If there is enough yarn left, make a couple nostril stitches on the mouth. See picture for placement.

 

Ears (make 2)

Ragg (one strand)

Ch 3

Row 1: 6 hdc in third ch from hook. (7)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc in third st from hook, 6 hdc inc. (14)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. Finish off. Cut yarn  leaving  a long tail for sewing. (14)

Sew ears to the sides of the hat.

 

Pom Pom

Make a pom pom and sew it to the top center of hat. For directions on how to make a pom pom without a pom pom maker, click on How to Make a Pom Pom.

Skull Cap for Logan

One of the kids in the youth group saw the skull hat I knit for my husband and he asked if I could make him one. Because I crochet faster than I knit, I decided to design a crocheted one for him. The hat is made starting from the brim and works to the top. The brim is crocheted in rows in the rib stitch. This pattern assumes you already know how to change colors when crocheting and how to read a chart. You can use the fair isle or intarsia method for changing colors.  I did a modified fair isle where I stranded the yarn not used in the back for about every other stitch and crochet over top the unused color every other stitch just in the area where the skull pattern was. I did not carry the red yarn around the back of the hat. I started a new piece of red yarn for each row. This made for quite a few ends to weave in, but kept the inside of the hat neat and clean looking.

 

Materials

Yarn: Two colors of medium worsted weight yarn of your choice: hat color (black) and skull color (red). Red Heart yarn is pictured.

Hook: H/8/5.00mm

Skull Chart in PDF format

Yarn Needle for sewing in ends (optional)

Gauge: 3 sc = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch

Size Made: 8 inches from brim to top and 10 ½ inches across when laid flat. This fits a teen/adult female head.

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dec = crochet two together

Rnd = round

Sc = single crochet

Sc dec = single crochet two stitches together

Sl St = slip stitch

St = stitch

 

Hat Instructions

Black (or hat color)

Ch 6

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and next four ch stitches. (5)

Row 2-68: Ch 1, turn. Sc in back loops only of each st across. (5)

Row 69: Bring rows 1 and 68 together to form the brim of the hat making sure it’s not twisted. Sc row 1 to row 68. (5)

 

From this point forward you will be working in rounds. Turn the brim so you can work along the end/top of each row.

Rnd 1: Sc on the end of each row. Join with a slip stitch. (68)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 31 sc. Start the skull pattern from the chart.The 31 sc takes you to the first color change at the bottom of the chart where the teeth start. The chart is read from right to left. Each stitch not on the chart, the back side of the hat, is done in single crochet with no increases or decreases. When you get to the end of the round, do not join. Continue working in rounds. (68)

Rnd 3: Skip the ch 1 stitch from rnd 2. Continue around using the chart as a guide.

Rnd 4-18: Use the chart to complete the skull pattern. Each stitch not on the chart is single crocheted with no increases or decreases. There are three decreases in each of the rows 16-18. The blackened spaces on the chart should be ignored as they are the stitches taken out by the decreases of previous rows. They do not count as single crochets or decreases. Consider them non-stitches.

Stitch count after each decrease round:

Rnd 16 (65)

Rnd 17 (62)

Rnd 18 (59)

 

59 stitches left after completing the skull pattern.

Rnd 19: 3 sc. *Dec, 6 sc* seven times. (52)

Rnd 20: 3 sc. *Dec, 5 sc* seven times. (45)

Rnd 21: 3 sc. *Dec, 4 sc* seven times. (38)

Rnd 22: 3 sc. *Dec, 3 sc* seven times. (31)

Rnd 23: 3 sc. *Dec, 2 sc* seven times. (24)

Rnd 24: 3 sc. *Dec, sc* seven times. (17)

Rnd 25: Sc. *Dec* seven times.(10)

Rnd 26: Dec five times. (5)

Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Pull yarn through each of the remaining stitches and pull tight to close the top. Weave in end.

 

For a taller hat, I did fewer decreases in each row. For the very long hat I did about 1-2 decreases per row and changed colors approximately every 8 rows.

 

Pom-Pom Topper

Ch 13

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 11 sc. (12)

Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing to the top of the hat.

Make a pom-pom. Attach that to the end of the pom-pom topper.

 

How to make a simple pom-pom: For a quick and easy pom-pom, I wrap the yarn around my hand several times. The more wraps, the thicker the pom-pom. I pull the yarn off my hand and pull a piece of yarn through the middle and tie it tightly around the strands that used to be at the top of my hand. I cut the strands that were at the bottom of my hand and trim the ends so they are somewhat even. The pom-pom can then be attached to the topper. I use the same piece of yarn that I used to tie the pom-pom.

 

Berry Eggplant Hat

One of the cutest baby hats I’ve seen has been the berry hat. With my new knitting skills at the ready, I made my very first berry hat. I was going for plum, but unfortunately, my husband informed me that it resembles more of an eggplant! I guess children love eggplants, because the little girl that received it has practically worn it out!

The pattern comes from Michele Sabatier which I found on Ravelry.com. I used size 8 double pointed needles and Simply Soft yarn. It is a quick and easy pattern. I highly recommend it.

Sock Monkey Ski Helmet Cover

Want to stand out on the ski slopes and have a little fun? Try crocheting a sock monkey ski helmet cover!

This is a simple and easy design to make, even if you’ve never made something without a pattern. For the best results it’s best to have the actual helmet on hand so you can make increases and decreases as necessary.  Below are some pseudo directions on how to make a sock monkey ski helmet cover of your very own!

Basic Instructions

Materials

Yarn: acrylic, wool, or any type desired.

Colors: Red, off white, black, brown and white variegated. You can hold one brown and one off white strand of yarn at the same time while doing the main portion of the monkey to get the variegated look.

Hook: size H or any preferred size. Smaller hooks will require more stitches but hold more snuggly.

Needle: large needle for sewing the various parts to the basic cover.

Abbreviations: dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet

To begin, if your helmet is more round you can start with a circle at the top. If it’s slightly more oval in shape, start with a short chain strand. The helmet cover I made was for the larger silver helmet. It is oval in shape so I started with a chain of about 8.

Off-white Color: Chain 8, dc in the 4th chain from the hook, then dc in the next 3 stitches, 5 dc on the end, 3 dc on the other side of the original chain spaces and an additional 4 dc on the other end.

**Join each round to keep the circles symmetrical. Chain 3 at the beginning of each dc round to act as the first dc.**

Altogether I made 4 dc rounds in off white. There is one dc for each stitch on the sides of the oval, and additional dc stitches added at the ends in a frequency to keep the oval flat.

Red Color: Sc for 2 rounds. Again, 1 sc for each of the side stitches and additional sc stitches on the ends to keep the piece flat.

Brown/Off-White Color: dc 6 rounds. The first 2 rounds you may want to add extra dc stitches at the ends to keep increasing the size. The last several rounds you should dc the same amount so it curves around the sides of the helmet. Check the size of the cover on the helmet periodically to make sure it is fitting correctly. Decreases (crocheting 2 stitches together) may be made to help conform as necessary.

Rounds 7-8, dc around until you get to the goggle area. If you want the helmet goggle holder to go over the helmet cover, you need to make an opening. To do so, simply stop at the goggle area and turn your work and dc in the opposite direction. Dc all the way back around to the goggle area leaving about 6 dc stitches unworked.

Rounds 9-10, dc around except under the front lip of the helmet. Sc decrease across the front of the helmet to cause it to curve around the body/lip of the helmet. This will naturally keep the cover attached

to the front of the helmet. Dc to the goggle area. Turn and work back around changing to sc decreases for the front lip of the helmet. At the end of the 10th round you should be back to the goggle opening. Chain 5 and join to the other side with a slip stitch. The goggle strap should help keep the helmet cover on in the back. Cut yarn and weave in end.

A few more dc rows may be added, but they do not go all the way around. Put the helmet cover on to see where to start the dc rows on the sides. Dc around the sides and back decreasing if you want more snugness.

*Note: The goggles will be strapped in this area. The helmet cover may make the goggles slip a little. You may not want the helmet cover to go all the way to the bottom of the sides/back of the helmet.

Sock monkey features:

Eyes/Black: (Make 2)

Round 1: Chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around.

Round 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch* around. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the eyes to the head.

Mouth/Red & Off-White:

Round 1: (Red) Chain16, sc in 2nd chain from hook. 3 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 4 sc, 3 sc in last chain space. Working on the other side of the chain, 4 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 4sc. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yarn; weave in end.

Round 2: (Off-white) Starting at the end of the mouth, dc in all the sc stitches, hdc in the hdc stitches, and sc in all the dc stitches of the previous round. Make sure there are 5 dc on each end.

Mr. and Mrs. Sock Monkey

Note: You can make the round 3 dimensional or flat. A flat mouth will make it easier to put the goggles up on the front of the helmet. A 3 dimensional mouth makes it look a little more like sock monkey. A 3 dimensional mouth is shown in the picture above.

Round 3: For a 3 dimensional mouth, dc around not increasing or decreasing around. Join. Leave a long tail for sewing on to the head. Add 2 little black lines with black yarn to indicate the nostrils. Stuff lightly before sewing. (For a flat mouth, sc around adding a few stitches on the ends to keep it flat. Do no stuff. Add two black nostril marks and sew to head.)

Ears/Brown/Off-white Color:

Row 1: Chain 6. Dc in 4 chain from hook. 2 dc in same stitch. 1 dc, 3 dc in last stitch.

Row 2 and on: Dc in each stitch with extra dc on each end. The ear will curve if you do the same number of stitches or decrease at the top parts. Continue until the ear is the size you want. Sew to sides of the head above wear your ears would go.

Pom Pom: The pom pom can be made as full and long as desired. There are pom pom makers for sale, but one can be made quickly on one’s hand. Simply wrap the yarn around the palm of your hand. To make longer strands spread your fingers apart and wrap around those. (The more times you wrap the yarn around your hand the fuller the pom pom will be.) Tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the bundle of yarn. Cut the loops on the top and bottom and you have a pom pom. You may want to trim the ends if they are very uneven.

Android Hat

Want to be the man in the machine? Now you can with this crocheted Android hat! I designed this hat for my brother-in-law who is somewhat of an expert on Droid. (You can check out his website, Use My Droid, for lots of tips and tricks.) This hat can be made with or without arms, and though I added a lining, one is not required.

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The directions for the crocheted version of the Android hat are written below. Click on Android Hat for the PDF version.

Materials:

85 grams Red Heart Soft Guacamole yarn

Remnant Red Heart Soft Off White yarn

Or medium worsted weight yarn of your choice

Size H hook (5 mm)

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dec = decrease (crochet 2 together)

Hat Directions

Using green color

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch remaining. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 3: Chain 3, 2 dc in next stitch. *1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* (repeat pattern in * around). Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 4: Chain 3, dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 5: Chain 3, 2 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Rnd 6: Chain 3, 3 dc, 2 dc in next stitch. *4 dc, 2 dc in next stitch* around. Join.

Note: To make a larger hat, continue the pattern of increases until you get the circumference desired.

Rnd 7-15: Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. (Do as many rounds needed to get the length desired.)

Rnd 16-17: Switch to off white yarn. Chain 3, dc around. Join with slip stitch. Cut yarn. Weave in end.

If more length is desired in the back, a few short rows can be added. Using green, connect it to any stitch:

Row 18: Chain 3, 41 dc, turn

Row 19: Chain 3, dc dec, 38 dc, turn

Row 20: Chain 3, dc dec, 36 dc. Cut yarn and weave in end.

Antennae (make 2)

( Leave a long tail in the beginning for sewing the antennae to the hat.)

Chain 7. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Rnd 1-7: Sc around. Do not join with a slip stitch, rather continue sc around until the antennae is about 1 ½ inches tall (3.5 cm) or height desired.

Rnd 8: 3 dec. Finish with a slip stitch. Cut yarn, pick up each stitch to pull tightly closed. Knot and weave in end.

Eyes (make 2)

Chain 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: chain 3 (count as first double crochet), dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

Arms/Ear Flaps (make 2)

Chain 13

Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook. Dc in each stitch until the last one. 6 dc in last stitch. Working on the other side of the chain stitches dc across. 5 dc in same stitch as the original chain 3 space. Join with a slip stitch.

Rnd 2: Chain 3. 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next two stitches, 11 dc, 2 dc in next two stitches, 3 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in same stitch as chain 3 stitch. Join. (Add or subtr

act dc stitches on the ends to keep the arm flat as needed.)

Rnd 3: Chain 3. 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches, 13 dc, 2 dc in next seven stitches. Join. Cut yarn and leave a long end for sewing on to hat.

Placement

Eyes: The eyes are somewhat wide originally, but when the hat is worn, the eyes seem farther apart. Sew them on approximately two rows above the white and 6 stitches apart.

Antennae: They are sewn on round 5 at the midline.

Arms: These can be sewn on the ends of the extensions of the hat or on the white band. For best results, the hat should be tried on and the arms sewn where the ears line up.

Optional: A fleece lining can be sewn inside.

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