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.

Baby Bear Hat

A local hospital is in need of baby items, so I thought I’d make the classic bear hat. In lieu of bulky yarn, I decided to make this hat with two strands of yarn held together. Though the ears look cute with just the regular yarn, I decided to add the fun fur to give it some extra cuteness. Though it looks nice with the fun fur, it can be a little difficult to work with. It tends to cover the stitches making them hard to see, but it is worth the effort. I can’t guarantee the sizing as I don’t have access to a baby or even a doll! I am guessing it’s for a 6-12 month old or so.

Click on Crocheted Bear Baby Hat for a PDF version of this pattern.

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft Chocolate (brown), bone (tan), black

Lion Brand Fun Fur Brown

Hook size K

Stuffing like polyfil

 

Size: 5 inches tall (not including the ears) and 6 ½ inches wide when folded flat.

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dc inc = double crochet increase; 2 dc in the 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

Sc dec = single crochet two stitches together

Sl st = slip stitch

 

Bear Hat

Brown, holding two strands of yarn at once

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 6-8: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (40)

For added length, add one more round.

 

Ears (make 2)

Holding one strand of brown yarn and one strand fun fur.

Ch 2

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

Rnd 2: 2 hdc in each st around. (10)

Rnd 3: 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew to the hat.(20)

Sew the ears to the hat on approximately rows 3-5.

Mouth

Tan, two strands held double, crocheted at the same time.

Ch 9

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 2-4: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 5: Sc dec, 4 sc, sc dec.  Ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 6: Sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec. (4)

Row 7: Sc around the whole outside, at the ends of each row and along the top and bottom. Do not put extra stitches in the corner. This will give it a raised three dimensional look. Sl st into the first stitch. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the hat. Add a little stuffing/polyfil to give it a little depth. (24)

Nose

Black, one strand.

Ch 2

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: Sc inc. Ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 3: Sc inc in both stitches. Ch 1, turn.  (4)

Row 4: Sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew black nose to tan nose. Be sure to sew a line below the nose as well. (6)

Eyes (make 2)

Black, one strand of yarn.

Ch 2

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

Rnd 2: Sc inc in each stitch around. Sl st into the next st. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the eyes to the face above the nose. (12)

 

 

Garden Yarn Bombs

 

While visiting my folks in Arizona, a couple of their garden features got yarn bombed!

Without a little cart to pull, this little burro has resorted to working out. This yarn bomb is crocheted using a large variegated rainbow yarn and size L hook. The brand of yarn is unknown as it was bought in a garage sale. The headband and armbands were crocheted in single crochet and sewn onto the donkey.

As it was winter in Phoenix (temperatures only reaching the low 70′s), the little bear in the garden looked a little chilly. He needed a little something to keep him warm as he did some ice fishing.

The scarf was also crocheted using a size L hook. The scarf is 6 stitches wide and double crocheted. Tassels on the ends complete the scarf.

As luck would have it, I didn’t need to wait until the cover of darkness to dress up these garden features. When the folks were taking siestas, these guys were getting ready for fiestas! The hard part was waiting for my folks to notice the yarn bombs. They walked by the donkey multiple times before noticing! I guess bright blue, yellow and pink are his colors.

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