Crochet Panda Hat

My little brother loves Kung Fu Panda. When he saw I crocheted Decker a giraffe hat he told my I should make him a Panda hat. I put it off for a while so I could make Decker a matching one that would fit for the fall.

IMG_0430bI couldn’t find a pattern that I loved so I decided to make one using a bunch of variations of patterns from Repeat Crafter Me. Her patterns are easy to follow, she has great tips, and she has such cute designs! Make sure you follow the link to the base hat patterns I used for the abbreviations, size guide, and tips to hide your seams.

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Here is the pattern for how I made the Panda hats, I crochet a lot tighter than Sarah so I added a few more rows than her original patterns had.

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Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)(This is the Puppy Hat base if you want a different size)

In White yarn:
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Switch to Black yarn:
Round 15: DC in each around, join, chain 1 (56 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join, chain 1 (56 SC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

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:
See picture HERE for second earflap placement
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
SC around hat and earflaps, fasten off weave in ends. Cut 3 long strands of white and 3 long strands of black, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps
Panda Ears (make 2):
in black
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.
Attach ears on side of hat with the top of the ear at about round 4.
Panda Eye Patch (make 2):
in black
Magic Ring, Chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in last two stitches, join to first HDC,
Round 3: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches.
fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach patches to hat with the bottom of the patch just above the black line. Cut a round piece of white felt just bigger than the button. Sew the felt and button onto the hat.
Panda Nose:
in white
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around (15 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, repeat around (20 DC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next three, repeat around (25 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
in black
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.
Sew the white circle onto the hat in-between the eye patches. Then sew the black nose piece in the middle of the white snout.
For the adult size hat I used the Minion Pattern base so that the crocheting was a bit tighter and didn’t leaver gaps when stretched over my brother’s head.
Size: Teen/Adult
starting with white yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 10 -21: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
switch to black yarn
Round 22-25: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below.
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 endsEarflap 2:
See the PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
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, do NOT fasten off.SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 3 long strands of white and 3 long strands of black, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.
Panda Ears Adult (make 2):
in black
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in first stitch, SC in next (15 SC), join, ch 1
Round 3: HDC in each stitch around (causing ear to curve in). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach ears on side of hat with the top of the ear at about round 5.
Panda Eye Patch (make 2):
in black
Magic Ring, Chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in last two stitches, join to first HDC,
Round 3: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches.
fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach patches to hat with the bottom of the patch just above the black line. Cut a round piece of white felt just bigger than the button. Sew the felt and button onto the hat.
Panda Nose Adult:
in white
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around (10 HDC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around (15 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, repeat around (20 DC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next three, repeat around (25 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
In black
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.

 

 

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