Sunday, January 2, 2011

Free Pattern: Fuzzy Bear Newborn Hat With Ears


This was a Christmas present for my soon-to-be-born nephew Henry.  His daddy loves hats with ears, and this yarn was perfect for a cushy, fuzzy bear hat.

Find the 9-12 month size here.
Find the 6-month size here.
Find the 3-month size here.
Find the premie size here.


Supplies:  Smallish amount of fuzzy, chunky-weight yarn.  (I used Loops & Threads Country Loom.)
6 mm (J/10) hook
Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet

Instructions:
Magic Ring.
Round 1: Ch 3. 10 dc inside of ring.  Pull ring tight.  Join to ch with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in each dc around.  (20 dc)  Join to ch 2 space with sl st.
Round 3: Ch 3. *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc.  Repeat from * around. (25 dc)  Join to ch 2 space with sl st.
Round 4 - 7: Ch 3. Dc around.  (25 dc)  Join to ch 2 space with sl st.
At the end of round 7, finish off; weave in ends.

Ears - make 2
Magic Ring.
Row 1: Ch 1, 6 sc. (Hold the sides straight in a line while you pull tight, to make a half-circle instead of a full circle.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  2 sc in each sc (12 sc).  Finish off with a long tail for sewing.

Assembly
Sew ears to hat.  Weave in ends.


©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

35 comments:

  1. That's so adorable! You have a lucky little nephew coming.

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  2. This is so cute, I made this for a co-worker in Loops & Threads Country Loom Regal Earth, but put ear flaps on it from your Kid's Earflap Hat.

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  3. that is so cute! I am looking for guest bloggers and giveaways for this month and would like to offer you a spot. please email me at mariecozycorner@hotmail.com and let me know. you can check out my blog first before you decide. :) have an amazing crochet day.

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  4. I just made this hat in grey, I love how easy the pattern is! Thank you for posting it!!!

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  5. I just found your blog, and I really love all your designs! So cute. I am going to make this today for my 2 week old niece. Thanks for your great posts!

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  6. i am having trouble ...... on round 3 it say 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc..... i am confused and i am new at this......should that say 2 ch????

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  7. Mary Alice, it should say ch 2 on the end of the previous row. Sorry about that!

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  8. Adorable hat...Have you ever made a matching diaper cover? I have found several for sale on ebay but I would love to try crochetting one myself. One cover I especially like has side flaps that meet in the front and close with a single button. I have yet to find a pattern for that style however.

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  9. I just LOVE this pattern..soo easy and fluffy. My end product however, has a distorted looking line where all of my slip stitches were...is this the way it is suppose to be?? I am new to crochet so I am not sure.

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  10. Maybe you should make your slip stitches tighter? I can always see my seam, but it usually isn't obvious to people who don't crochet. Especially with fluffy yarn, even though you can see it, it shouldn't look bad.

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  11. For round 3, I'm having a little trouble. Does the ch 2 joining with slip stitch count as a stitch? I did 2 dc in first and then a dc in the next 3 stitches but the last stitch 26 is just one dc, should it end with one or two?

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  12. Anonymous, I must have miscounted - it should be 25. I changed it. The ch-2 joinings are separate, so if you count them the counts would be 11, 21 and 26. Just check the circumference of the hat - if it's about 11 or 12 inches you should be fine.

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  13. I just wanted to let you know that this is the perfect baby hat! I've reached the age where all of my girlfriends are having babies (my turn soon, I hope!), and they love them! Thank you for sharing...so inspiring :)

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  14. I made this one, too! LOVE it! Just adorable! Thanks so much! Is there a pattern for the little cap with a button?

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  15. Rochelle - can you post a link to a pic of the hat you are talking about?

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  16. this is newborn size
    how do i make this to fit a 0-3month? my son is 15 1/2 in head

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  17. Either start with more stitches in the initial ring, or do another round of increases until the hat is the right circumference.

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  18. what is circumference of the newborn

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  19. This is going to be my first project. Have to have it finished by friday! Wish me luck!!

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  20. love your patterns, thanks!

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  21. Thank you so much for this pattern! I just made one (slightly modified) and I shared your link on my blog, you can check it out if you want: http://stephiesdesigns.blogspot.com
    I love your blog, thanks again!

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  22. Just whipped this up for a friend who is having her first baby in September... his little noggin will be so snuggly warm, and cute, too! Love your style <3

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  23. Hi Alli. I don't crochet myself (hoping to figure it out one day!) but I am going to give this pattern to my Grandma who will do this one for me? I live in Canada, so there may be some discrepencies, but I've never had to go buy the yarn before - so I'm wondering where would I find yarn like this fuzzy one? Also wondering, I would like her to do it gender neutral as we don't know the sex, what colors would you suggest, or do you have an example of a gender neutral one you have created yourself? Thank you so much for providing these patterns for free!!!

    ~Aleisha

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  24. Aleisha,
    I have never been yarn shopping in Canada, but I'm guessing you can find fuzzy yarn wherever you can find yarn... if not you can definitely order it online. I have made gender neutral ones, using an off-white color of the same type of yarn I used in the original. It turned out adorable.
    Congratulations, and all the best!
    Alli

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  25. Aleisha, you can get the Loops & Threads yarn at a Michaels craft store or a local Yarn store probably carries it also or will be able to order it for you. I live in Ontario and found this yarn at Michaels. Alli, love this pattern. I am very excited to try it and will post my outcome on my blog also. Thank you for sharing patterns. I am self taught, and can also knit. My Christmas gift this year are all knits so I am having fun :-)

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  26. Love your pattern Alli! It is my first crochet project. A question for you, my double crochets line up all the way around the hat, but where I join them to the previous DC and do the SL ST and 2 CH it looks a little messy (like the lines don't come together anymore). Is that normal, since there are no DC in that area?

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  27. I tried using a 'nobby' type yarn like this one, but found it difficult to see where the stitches are to join everything together. Is there something I am doing wrong, or do I just need more practice?

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  28. It's just hard to see with the fuzzy yarn. If you put a stitch marker (paperclip, saftey pin, hook earrings) in the spot where you will need to join at the end of the row, that will help.

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  29. Alli, thanks so much for sharing this adorable pattern! My friend will be so thrilled to receive such a cute hat for her baby. <3 <3

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  30. Just made this in less than an hour. Love it! may be a staple for me from now on.

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  31. I just made one of these hats! i L-O-V-E your patterns they are soooo easy and turn out soooo cute! thank you for taking the time to make these patterns!~

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  32. I JUST LOVE YOUR PATTERNS AND THEY ARE SO CUTE!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THEM WITH US, YOU ARE A DOLL!! KEEP UP THIS WONDERFUL DEED YOU ARE DOING!

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  33. Hi! I've been looking for cute crocheted mitten patterns and love the bobble pattern. Could you please send me the PDF?

    lacysmom123@yahoo.com

    Thank you so very much!

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  34. Love your site! Thank you for this pattern. I got Lion Brand Homespun yarn which recommends using a K Hook. I tried the J Hook but was having great difficulty finding my stitches. ....I am new to crochet. Can I use the K Hook instead? Thank you so much!

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