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Kid’s Cosplay Hat

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Earlier this month Little Lovely went to her very first Comic Con with her daddy, and because we are that family, she went in full cosplay.

Daddy is a retro video games collector, so it’s only fitting that she would go as Amy Rose from the old Sonic the Hedgehog games. The dress was a plain red tutu with white ribbon sewn around the edge. The glasses were novelty 80s glasses onto which I painted the eyes. The boot covers were from Etsy. And the hat, of course, was designed by me especially for this occasion.

While it was intended as a hedgehog hat, one of our friends pointed out that it could also be used to dress up as Mew from Pokemon, so I’m just going to call this an all-purpose Kid’s Cosplay Hat. 

Size: One size fits most. Little Lovely was 2 years old at the time of the photo, but the same hat also fit her adult male father comfortably.

Pattern Level: Easy

Materials

  • Color A (pink): 90 yd 4/worsted weight yarn
  • Color B (tan): Scrap 4/worsted weight yarn
  • Color C (red): Scrap 4/worsted weight yarn
  • Size J-10 (6.0mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Gauge: 4 rounds = 4 inches

Hat

Worked in rounds, joining at the end of each round, but not turning.

With Color A, ch 4.

Rnd 1. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as dc now and throughout). Join with sl st in top of beg ch. Do not turn. 12 dc.

Rnd 2. Ch 3. Dc in same sp as joining, 2 dc in ea rem dc around. Join with sl st in beg ch. 24 dc.

Rnd 3. Ch 3. 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in beg ch. 36 dc.

Rnd 4. Ch 3. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in beg ch. 48 dc.

Rnd 5. Ch 3. Dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in beg ch. 60 dc.

Rnd 6. Ch 3. Dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in beg ch. 72 dc.

Rnds 7-15. Ch 3. Dc in next dc and ea rem dc around. Join with sl st in beg ch.

Do not finish off.

Brow

Continued from the Hat, worked in rows, turning between rows.

Row 1. Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc; leave rem dc unworked. 8 st.

Row 2. Ch 2 (does not count as dc); turn. Dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog over last 2 st. 6 st.

Row 3. Ch 2 (does not count as dc); turn. Dc2 tog over next 2 dc, dc3tog over last 3 dc. Finish off. 2 st.

Ear Flaps

Each ear flap is worked over 12 stitches, offset by 9 stitches from the Brow.

Left Ear Flap

With RS facing, skip next 9 un-worked dc in last rnd of Hat to the left of the Brow. Join Color A with sl st in next dc.

Row 1. Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in next 9 dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc; leave rem dc un-worked. 10 st.

Rows 2-6. Ch 2 (does not count as dc); turn. Dc in ea st across to last 2 st; dc2tog over last 2 st. 4 st.

Finish off.

Right Ear Flap

With RS facing, count 21 un-worked dc to the right of the Brow in the last rnd of the Hat. Join Color A with sl st in the 21st dc. Work Right Ear Flap the same as Left Ear Flap.

Ears – make 2 in Color A and 2 in Color B.

Ch 4.

Row 1. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 dc count as dc now and throughout). 3 dc.

Row 2. Ch 3; turn. Dc in first dc and next dc, 2 dc in last dc. 5 dc.

Rows 3-6. Ch 3; turn. Dc in first dc and ea rem dc across to last dc; 2 dc in last dc. 13 dc.

Finish off.

Assembly

With wrong sides together, place one ear in Color B on top of one ear in Color A. With Color A, sc evenly around edge of both ears to “sew” them together. Repeat with remaining 2 ears. Sew both ears to top of Hat.

Edging

Join Color A with sl st anywhere in edge of Hat. Ch 1; sc evenly around bottom of Hat, Ear Flaps, and Brow. Join with sl st to first sc; finish off.

Braids – make 2.

For each braid, cut six 36-inch lengths of yarn in Color A and three 36-inch lengths of yarn in Color C. Holding all the yarns together, pull them through the point of one Ear Flap. Pull the ends of the yarn so that they line up evenly on either side of the Ear Flap. Braid the yarns together and tie the braid at the end. Trim the ends of the braid evenly. Repeat for the other Ear Flap.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rem (remaining)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • RS (right side)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • sp (space)
  • st (stitch)
  • tog (together)
  • yd (yard)
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