Cozy Bear Hat

Now that the cooler fall days are here I find myself wanting to use the heavier, warmer yarns and one of my favorites is always Bernat’s Blanket Yarn. I love this yarn because not only does it feel extra soft and cozy in my hands as I’m working it up, but also it makes for fast projects.

The Cozy Bear Hat came to life when I realized I had made everything with Bernat Blanket Yarn except for a hat. I know it’s not the most traditional type of yarn so a hat needed to have a little creativity to it and instantly I thought of a bear hat. With this yarn’s texture and warmth, it just works! The ears stick straight up and its form never collapses making it an ideal addition to any bear costume you might be dreaming up this Halloween! It’s also great for little ones who need to stay cozy in the cooler months. But I opted not to just limit it to babies and children because honestly it’s just so cute who wouldn’t want one for themselves?

Enjoy!

Terms/stitches to know
Inc: increase (2 half double crochet stitches in one stitch)
Dec: decrease (crochet with a hdc 2 stitches together)
Hdc: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet

Materials:
• 9.00mm crochet hook
• Super Bulky Blanket Yarn (I used Bernat)
• Embroidery Needle

 

0-3 Months

8 hdc in a magic circle

Round 1: inc in each st around (16)
Round 2: *inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (24)
Rounds 4-7: hdc in each st around (26)
Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

3-6 Months

6 hdc in a magic circle

Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 2 sts*; repeat around (24)
Round 4:
inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 11 sts, inc in the next st, hdc in the final 11 sts (26)
Rounds 5-8:
hdc in each st around (26)
Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

6-12 Months

6 hdc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 2 sts*; repeat around (24)
Round 4:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts*: repeat around (30)
Rounds 5-9:
hdc in each st around (30)

Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

Toddler

6 hdc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 2 sts*; repeat around (24)
Round 4:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts*: repeat around (30)
Round 5:
inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 16 sts, inc in the next st, hdc in the next 12 sts (32)
Rounds 6-11:
hdc in each st around (32)
Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

Child

6 hdc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 2 sts*; repeat around (24)
Round 4:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts*: repeat around (30)
Round 5:
inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 16 sts, inc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next 11 sts, inc in the last st (34)
Rounds 6-13:
hdc in each st around (34)
Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

Teen/Adult

 

6 sc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (12)
Round 2:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next st*; repeat around (18)
Round 3:
*inc in 1st st, hdcin the next 2 sts*; repeat around (24)
Round 4:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 3 sts*: repeat around (30)
Round 5:
*inc in 1st st, hdc in the next 4 sts*; repeat around (36)
If working up an adult hat, depending on head size, you may want to add an additional two increases for a total of 38 stitches, then continue on to rounds 6-15.
Rounds 6-15:
hdc in each st around (36)
Fasten off weaving in all ends. Scroll all the way down for the instructions for the ears.

 

Ears (Make Two)

 

8 sc in a magic circle
Round 1: inc in each st around (16)

All that’s left now is to sew your ears on top of your hat. And there you have it! Instant bear hat! Give these out as quick gifts or just enjoy one for yourself. These will be sure to keep you extra warm this fall and winter!

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