Crochet Bear Hat Pattern April 15, 2013 – Posted in: baby, crochet, pattern, tutorial

 
About a month ago, I whipped up a little something for my cousin’s baby shower. The gender is a surprise, but the nursery theme is bears. So, I decided to make a crocheted bear hat. It was super easy and I worked on it during my prep and lunch periods while substitute teaching- it did not take long at all!
 
I used Charisma yarn that I had on hand from the flowers on THESE hats and THIS hat. It was just enough, so I am betting that you could get two hats from one skein.  It is a chunky yarn, so it works up really quickly. The pattern would need to be adjusted for yarns of different weights, of course.
 
 
I wrote down the directions as I went, so, without further ado… here is the pattern for a 0-3 month size hat:
 
Crochet Bear Hat (0-3 months)
 
(I used a size K hook, but everyone crochets a little differently, so it is best to double check a size chart. For a newborn hat, I increase until it measures 4″ diameter.)

Ch 3, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc in this and each round hereafter), 6 hdc in ring, join with sl st to 2nd ch in beginning ch 2. (7hdc)
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in same sp as joining, 2 hdc in each hdc, join. (14hdc)
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in same sp as joining, *1 hdc in each of the next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, join. (21 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in same sp as joining, *1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, repeat from * around, join. (28 hdc)
Row 5:Ch 2, hdc in each hdc all the way around, join. (28 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc all the way around, join. (28 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc all the way around, join. (28 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc all the way around, join.. (28 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc all the way around, join. (28 hdc)
Row 10: Sl st in each hdc all the way around, join and fasten off. (28 sl st)


For the ears (make two of couse!):
 
Ch 3, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc in this and each round hereafter), 6 hdc in ring, join with sl st to 2nd ch in beginning ch 2. (7hdc)Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in same sp as joining, 2 hdc in each hdc, join and fasten off, leaving the end of the string a few inches long. (14hdc)

Attach the ears to each side with the long tail of yarn, sewing them on.
 
Here is a pic of the hat on the first large baby doll I grabbed- the one with pen on the head.


  


If you use this pattern, I would absolutely LOVE to see how it turns out! Send me a pic, or a link, or at least tell me about it… please?

P.S.  Feel free to make and sell as many as you want, but please do not copy this pattern and sell it as a pattern.  That is cheating and it’s rude.  🙁




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