Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Grumpy Cat Beanie. Free Pattern

Crocheted Grumpy Cat Beanie
My lovely model Astrid modeling the beanie.

I wanted to make a Grumpy Cat beanie but couldn't find any patterns that I liked, so I created my own!  I think that next time around I will use a darker pink so the mouth will show up better.  Here is the pattern that I came up with.  This is my first time writing a pattern so I hope it makes sense.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in: off white , black, white (optional) ,blue, dark brown, pink
J hook
H Hook
stitch marker (optional)
tapestry needle for sewing on eyes, ears, nose, and mouth

Abbreviations:
Ch- Chain
HDC- half double crochet
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
sl st- slip stitch
st- stitch

Size Adult

Main Hat (off white, with J hook) (If you have a favorite basic beanie pattern feel free to use it, I used a HDC pattern to make it easier to embroider on the mouth)
Magic ring, chain 1, make 11 SC in ring, continue to crochet in rounds
Round 2: HDC in each stitch around (11 )
Round 3: 2 HDC in each stitch around (22 )
Round 4: HDC in each stitch around (22)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC St in next stitch, repeat around (33 )
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, repeat around (44 )
Round 7: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 10 stitches, repeat around (48)
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 11 stitches, repeat around (52)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 12 stitches, repeat around (56)
Round 10: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 13 stitches, repeat around (60)
Round 11: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 14 stitches, repeat around (64)
Round 12: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 15 stitches, repeat around (68)
Round 13-20: HDC in each stitch around (68) Fasten off

Eyes: (H Hook)
with black make a magic ring, and ch 2.
Round 1: magic ring, make 10 SC in the loop and pull the loop tight, sl st to the top of the first st tie off.
Round 2: switch to blue ch 1, and do 2 HDC in each stitch sl st to the top of the first st, tie off and switch to white (if you do not want white in your eyes continue with blue on round 3).
Round 3: ch 2, do 2 HDC in the first st, 1 HDC in the next st, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, tie off leaving a long tail to sew on the eye around the bottom.
switch to Brown and start just above the tail from round 3 (this will be the top half of the eye).
Row 1: ch 1, then do 1 SC in the next 14 sts, chain 1 and turn and work back sk the first st, then do 1 HDC in the next 12 sts, sl st in the last st and tie off leaving a long tail to sew on the top half of the eye. (I folded this part of the eye down and sewed on to the rest of the rest to make it look more like an eyelid, this is optional)

On bottom half of eye:
Row 1: Ch 1, the do 1 SC in the next 15 sts, ch 1 and turn and work back (16)
Row 2: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next stitch *repeat* fasten off  (22)

Nose (With Pink and H Hook )
Ch 4
2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Work in the opposite side of the ch. Sc in next ch, sc in next st. Sc in same chain as the first sc worked. (8 sc)

Ears (make 2 with brown and J Hook, use H hook if you would like slightly smaller ears)
ch 10, leave a long tail for sewing the ear onto the hat.
Row 1: skip ch closest to hook and sc across - (9)
Rows 2 &3: sc in each st (9)
Row 4: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (8)
Row 5: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (7)
Row 6: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (6)
Row 7: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (5)
Row 8: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (4)
Row 9: sc2tog , sc in each remaining st in row (3)
Row 10: sc2tog, sc in each remaining st in row (2)
Row 11: sc2tog (1),
Finish the ear by sc in each stitch around the outer edges of the ear.Fasten off


Final Assembly:
Sew on eyes, ears,  and nose. Embroider on mouth using a backstitch. 

Note: This pattern is intended for private, non-commercial use. You may sell
items made from this pattern for charity, but please no commercial sales of
items from this pattern.  Please do not copy and/or sell this pattern and claim it to be your own.
 

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