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repeatcrafterme.com · Dec 16, 2013

Crochet Polar Bear Hat Pattern



Sometimes the simplest hats turn out the cutest. And oh.my.goodness this hat is just too cute for words. My pictures don't capture how soft and snuggly this sweet little polar bear is! Made with bulky weight yarn, it works up quick and is perfect for a boy or girl! I added a removable red flower for baby sister which gives it a little holiday spirit.

Materials:
- Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in White (sold at Michaels craft stores)
- Small amount of black worsted weight yarn for the nose and to sew on the eyes.
- Size I9 (5.50mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Poly-fil stuffing for the nose
- 2 small black buttons for eyes

Abbreviations:
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Ch = Chain



Polar Bear Hat Pattern:

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5-8: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (36 DC) do not fasten off, start on earflap
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5-9: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
do not fasten off, start on earflap
Size: 6-12 Months
Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC) Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next seven, join, ch 2 (45 DC) Round 6-10: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (45 DC) do not fasten off, start on earflap
Size: Preschooler Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2 Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC) Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC) Round 6-12: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (50 DC) do not fasten off, start on earflap
Size: Child Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2 Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC) Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC) Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, join, ch 2 (55 DC) Round 7-13: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (55 DC) do not fasten off, start on earflap
Size: Teen/Adult Magic ring, chain 2, DC 10 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2 Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (20 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC) Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC) Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next four, join, ch 2 (60 DC) Round 7-14: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (60 DC) do not fasten off, start on earflap
Note: Please use my pattern as a guideline. If you feel like you need to add or remove a round at the end, please do so. I usually add a round for my 2yo who has a big head and remove a round for my baby. You can always adjust as you see fit. Or feel free to follow it as it is written! ______________________________________________________
Earflaps for 0-3 months - Preschooler
Earflap 1: Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 3: SC across (8 SC) Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 7: SC across (4 SC) Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends
Earflap 2: Leave 9 stitches in front for newborn, 12 stitches for 0-3 months, 15 for 3-6 months, 19 for Preschooler,
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC decrease, chain 40 or as long/short as you wish, slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. When you reach the earflap, continue to SC around. When you get around the point of the other earflap, chain 40 or as long/short as you wish, slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down. When you get back to the earflap, continue to SC around until you are back to where you started. fasten off and weave in ends.
Earflaps for Child - Adult
Earflap 1: Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 3: SC across (10 SC) Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC across (4 SC) Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends
Earflap 2: Leave 22 stitches in front for Child, 25 stitches for adult Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn

Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 3: SC across (10 SC) Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC) Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC) Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn Row 9: SC across (4 SC) Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn

Row 11: SC decrease, chain 40 or as long/short as you wish, slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. When you reach the earflap, continue to SC around. When you get around the point of the other earflap, chain 40 or as long/short as you wish, slip stitch in 4th chain from hook and the rest of the way down. When you get back to the earflap, continue to SC around until you are back to where you started. fasten off and weave in ends.

Polar Bear Nose:
Start with black worsted weight yarn...
Magic ring, ch 1 and make 8 SC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, (12 SC)
Switch to bulky white yarn...
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (12 SC) don't join, continue to SC in rounds
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around, slip stitch to join, fasten off leaving a tail to sew onto hat.
You will want to stuff nose with poly-fil stuffing as you sew it onto your hat.

To make nose bigger, add a round (or two) after round 4. So round 5 would be "2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two stitches, repeat around (24 SC)" and if you want to add one more round, Round 6 would be "2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30 SC)." be sure to to make a round of SC in each stitch as your final round.Bear Ears (make 2):
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: SC in each stitch around (this will cause ear to curve in). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on.

To make ear bigger:
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next (15 SC), join, ch 1
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (causing ear to curve in). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.

Feel free to add a crocheted flower like I did. I followed my favorite free flower pattern that I found over at Very Berry Handmade. The pattern is called A Frothy Flower and you can find it HERE.







Now excuse me while I photo bomb you with pictures of my baby wearing her new polar bear hat :)










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