I am sure if you have seen Sesame Street lately you have seen this little character named Abby Caddaby.
I decided that I wanted to make a fun character beanie for my daughter using Abby for inspiration. Here is the way it turned out:
And this is how I did it:
Supplies to make the beanie:
G crochet hook
For the beanie:
CH 3, join with a sl st to first CH to form a ring
Round 1: CH 3 (counts as first DC), 7 DC in ring, Join with sl st to top of begining DC (8DC)
Round 2: CH 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in every st around. Join (16DC)
Round 3: CH 3, 2DC in next st , *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st * Repeat * to * around. Join (24DC)
Round 4: CH 3, DC in in next st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. (32DC)
Round 5: CH 3, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. (40DC)
Round 6: CH 3, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next st *DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next st* Repeat * to * around. Join (48 DC)
Round 7-14: DC in each DC
Round 15: 1 SC in each DC around
For the eyes:
CH 3, join with a sl st to first CH to form a ring (use black yarn)
Round 1: 5 DC in center of ring, join with sl st
Round 2: 2 DC in each DC (use white yarn)
For the nose:
I used this video from youtube. It made it so much easier to see the whole process. This is the pattern from the video.
Round 1: 3 SC in 2nd CH from hk. DO NOT JOIN. Work in one continual round.
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around. (6 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in ea SC around. (12 SC)
Round 4-6: SC in eac SC around. (12 SC)
Round 7: SC DEC over two SC, 6 times. (6 SC DEC)
Stuff head with polyester fiber fill or stuffing for shape
Round 8: DEC around until closed, tie off.
Putting it together:
Use a yarn needle and yarn to attach the eyes, nose and hair.
I also used black thread on the eyes to create eye lashes.
I made the little bows because I thought it would be fun to have a little more color on the hat, but they aren't neccesary.
Good luck! I am going to attempt to make a cookie monster beanie as well. We shall see how it turns out.