This October I spent a good portion of my time crocheting character hats. When a friend asked for a series of Winnie the Pooh inspired hats I decided to take notes and put together a useful how-to article on how to recreate these lovable characters. I'm sure there are many Disney fans out there who would love to make their own character hats of these adorable stuffed friends.
In addition to the pattern notes I took while making the hats, I've included some resources on how to size hats appropriately to fit anyone!
- For Pooh: I used Gold from Red Heart Yarn
- For Piglet: I used Petal Pink from Premier Yarns' Alpaca Dance, and a hot pink yarn whose brand I'm unsure of (sorry)
- For Eeyore: I used Lake Blue and Cornflower, also from Alpaca Dance, black yarn and a tan yarn from I don't know where
- Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- White felt (for Eeyore only)
- Black felt and/or black fabric embellishment paint
- Fabric or Tacky Glue
- (optional) Pins
- (optional) Wire brush (for Eeyore only)
Crochet Perfect Fitting Hat
The first step for all three hats is to crochet a beanie cap. I opted not to add earflaps to mine since they were all for adults and I wasn't asked for them, but you can if you want to. Earflaps are especially nice on baby hats and hats for little kids, so you can make sure their ears stay nice and warm.
Before I learned how to read and write patterns I just made things up as I went along so my hats always ended up a different size. I was afraid this was still going to be an issue for me while working on these hats until I came across this valuable resource from Repeat Crafter Me.
In her free pattern for a crochet owl hat (with or without flaps), she's included instructions on how to make hats the perfect size for any age. So, before you move ahead, please check out this page and make your hats!
Crochet Winnie the Pooh Hat
Once you've crocheted your hat using the instructions above, you can follow these steps to turn it into a Winnie the Pooh Hat. This one is the easiest of the three hats.
Pooh's Nose and Eyes
Ch 6 and join.
1. HDC around (6)
2. 2HDC in each stitch (12)
3 - 5. HDC around (12)
Fasten off leaving enough of a tail to sew.
Pin the snout on to the hat and begin to sew it on using the yarn needle. When the snout is almost completely sewn on add some stuffing, then finish stitching it on.
Cut out a piece of black felt the shape of Pooh's nose and glue it on to the snout.
Using black felt or embellishment paint make little dots for eyes on either side of the snout and add eyebrows.
Ch 2 or create magic ring
1. HDC 6 in 2nd chain from hook or in the magic ring. (6)
2. 2HDC in each stitch (12)
3. 2HDC in each stitch (24)
4 - 10. HDC around (24)
Crochet the opening closed, then fasten off leaving a tail to sew with.
Bend the ears so the make a rounded bear ear shape, then pin them on to the hat and sew them on. Tuck loose ends into the ear when you're finished.
Crochet Piglet Hat
Start by following the instructions above to make your beanie cap in Petal Pink, then follow the directions below. This hat is a little harder than the Winnie the Pooh hat.
Piglet Nose & Eyes
Starting with the hot pink colour, Ch 9
1. SC across (8)
2. Decrease (SC-2-TOG), SC 4, Decrease (6)
3. SC across (6)
4. Decrease, SC 2, Decrease (4)
4. SC across (4)
5. Decrease, Decrease (2)
6. SC across (2)
SC around the triangle once, then change to petal pink.
In petal pink SC around once, then do 4 rows of HDC before fastening off leaving a tail to sew.
Pin the nose on to the hat then sew it on. Before closing it off completely stuff it a little.
Using black felt or black embellishment paint add two little dots for eyes.
In hot pink, Ch 2 or make a magic ring
1. HDC 5 (5)
2. HDC around (5)
3. 2HDC in each stitch (10)
4. HDC around (10)
5. 2HDC in each stitch (20)
6 - 16. HDC around (20)
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Ten-fold the ear in half and sew the opening closed.
Pin the ears to the hat then sew them on.
Crochet Eeyore Hat
After making your basic hat in Lake Blue using the instructions above you can then follow this pattern to make it into an Eeyore hat. This was the most detailed and time consuming of the three hats!
Do this twice in Lake Blue and twice in Cornflower.
1. HDC across. (5)
2. 2HDC in stitch, HDC 3, 2HDC in last stitch (7)
3 - 5. HDC across (7)
6. 2HDC, HDC 5, 2HDC (9)
7 - 11. HDC across (9)
12. 2HDC, HDC 7, 2HDC (11)
13 - 17. HDC across (11)
18. 2HDC, HDC 9, 2HDC (13)
19 - 21. HDC across (13)
22. HDC-2-TOG, HDC 9, HDC-2-TOG (11)
23. HDC across (11)
24. HDC-2-TOG, HDC 7, HDC-2-TOG (9)
25 - 26. HDC across (9)
27. HDC-2-TOG, HDC 5, HDC-2-TOG (7)
28 - 30. HDC across (7)
31. HDC-2-TOG, HDC 3, HDC-2-TOG (5)
32 - 33. HDC across (5)
34. HDC-2-TOG, HDC 1, HDC-2-TOG (3)
35. HDC across, fasten off (3)
After all four panels are complete, place a Cornflower coloured one on top of a Blue Lake coloured one and single stitch them together with Blue Lake coloured yarn. Repeat with the other two panels.
Pin the ears to the hat and sew them on. (I did this first, but you might want to do it after you've added your face)
In tan yarn, Ch 16
1 - 9. HDC across (15)
SC around the piece then fasten off leaving yarn to sew.
Use black yarn, black felt, or embellishment paint to add nostrils.
Pin to hat and sew on.
I posted a video to the right to help you out with this part.
Start by cutting even strands of black yarn. You can to this by wrapping yarn around a piece of paper or cardboard then cutting it off.
Make a loop with a strand of yarn, then, using your crochet hook, pull the strand through a stitch in the hat. Tuck the ends of the strand through the loop and pull to fasten it.
Repeat this over and over until you've created a mohawk on your hat.
Once you are happy with the fullness of your Eeyore's mohawk, you can take a wire brush and brush out the yarn to make it more hair-like.
Cut white felt in a sad Eeyore eye shape.
Using black felt or paint add eyelids and pupils to the whites of the eyes.
Sew or glue the eyes on the hat.
Using black felt or embellishment paint add Eeyore's eyebrows.
Have a Pooh Parade!
Hope you have fun making your Winnie the Pooh inspired hats and enjoy wearing them! If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments below. I would also love if you shared what you've made!
Jo on January 13, 2020:
Do you have or know where i can purchase a Tigger hat pattern?
Samantha Harris (author) from New York on February 21, 2014:
I can design one, but I may not have a pattern up soon enough for you.
grammyDeb on February 21, 2014:
do you have a tigger pattern? i have a request for one and cannot find a pattern
Rhonda Humphreys from Michigan on December 20, 2013:
These are adorable. Thank you so much for the patterns. Rated up and useful!!
Donna Herron from USA on November 13, 2013:
These are so cute!! I want to make one of each! Voted up and pinned :)
RTalloni on November 13, 2013:
Thanks so much for this resource on crocheting the character hats!
Claudia Mitchell on November 13, 2013:
These are awesome. Too bad I don't crochet, but may have to learn.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 31, 2013:
What beautiful work you do! Thank you sharing your skill, complete with helpful pictures. Voted Up.