October 22, 2013

Hello Kitty Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler size)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
My version of a Hello Kitty beanie that was requested by my sister for my beautiful baby niece.
Hope everyone enjoys this pattern. :)
 

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Newborn - 3 months: 12" to 14"                   3 - 6 months: 14" to 16"
6 - 12 months: 16" to 18"                                     Toddler (12 months - 3 years): 18" to 19.5"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.0mm & 5.5mm (I)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: White & Pink
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry needle
*Matching thread

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 inches in diameter.
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first hdc, not on top of the chain 2.

** Newborn - 3 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 19 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (42)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (42)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2.  Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 19sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 20th st. Repeat rows 1-6 from the 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 3 - 6 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (45)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (45)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 20sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach to the 21st st. Repeat rows 1-6 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 6 - 12 months **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st * repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (54)
  Rnd 8-15: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (54)
At the end of rnd 15, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap. 

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 8 sts, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 24sts (that’s including the 9 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 25th st. Repeat rows 1-7 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Toddler (1yr - 3yrs) **

BEANIE with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 27 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (58)
  Rnd 9-16: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (58)
At the end of rnd 16, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 9 sts, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with white; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 26sts (that’s including the 10 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 27th st. Repeat rows 1-8 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

EDGING with pink; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Braids (for all sizes) **

Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. (You can do the braids in pink or white like I did or just use one color for example white or pink). Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Separated the colors and braid the strands. At the end, trim to desired length and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.

** Ears & Bow (for all sizes) **

EARS with white; make 2; 3.0mm
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (9)
  Rnd 3: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (12)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (15)
  Rnd 5-8: sc in each st around (15)
If you find the ears to small simply make another increase round and another sc round. Or if you want them smaller take out one increase and one sc around.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

BOW with pink; 3.0mm
  Row 1: ch14, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 2-5: hdc in each st across, ch2, turn (12)
  Row 6: hdc in each st across, ch1 (12)
  Row 7: do not turn, sc around the entire bow, sl st into 1st st
You can make the bow bigger by chaining more stitches in the beginning.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. With a strand of  pink yarn about 8" long wrapped it several times through the middle of the bow and secure it with a knot. Weave in the ends.



ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Ears…there’s no need in stuffing them simply flatten them and sew them between round 4 and 7. For the bigger sizes, you might want to sew them between round 5 and 8. Pin them first and see which one you like best.
     Bow...sew it on the left ear.



GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off


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- Janet

Hello Kitty is copyright by Sanrio.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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