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.
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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.
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
Brown, holding two strands of yarn at once
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.
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.
Tan, two strands held double, crocheted at the same time.
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)
Black, one strand.
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.
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)