Panda Pompom Hat - Free Crochet Pattern


If you're a lover of all animals, great and small, it'll be hard to resist creating this chunky and super cosy panda hat!

If chunky hat's really aren't your thing however, maybe you'll be more interested in a teddy bear or froggy headband!


What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
Super Chunky Yarn (14ply) - Patons Fab Big
Pompom Maker
Tapestry Needle

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used} 
Cream
Black

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up
Hat Circumference - 22" {56cm}

Gauge
 3 rows x 4 stitches in hdc = 2 inches

Hat
Rnd 1- Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and chunky yarn (cream), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 8 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Rnd 2- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Rnd 3- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Rnd 4- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Rnd 5- Chain 1, then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Rnd 6 - 12- Chain 1, then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch.
Rnd 13 - 14- Chain 1, then crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Front Post Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Back Post Half Double Crochet in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the first stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Pompoms
Make 2 pompoms using your black yarn and pompom maker (Make sure each pom pom measures 3.5" in size). Taking a needle, attach 1 pompom to each top corner of the hat, making sure to space them out evenly. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Eyes & Nose

Eyes
Taking a needle and black yarn, embroider some "Eye" detailing onto the hat, making sure to add eyelashes to give the impression that the eyes are closed.

Nose
Rnd 1- Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and chunky yarn (black), start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 6 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the first stitch. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Sew the nose onto the hat, beneath the eyes.



Hope you all enjoyed this chunky pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!

Have a lovely day crocheting,




2 comments:

  1. Adorable!!!! I love pompoms! Thank you for the pattern. Darlene P.

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  2. if I have to make this for a toddler, how do I adjust this pattern ?

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