I have noticed that Hello Kitty stuff has been reappearing in the stores so I am thinking that she is gaining popularity amongst the kiddos these days. That is why I decided to create a Hello Kitty hat for a young Chemo Warrior. The finished product is pictured above.
To create the Hello Kitty hat I purl stitched the hat on an adult sized loom and I created it about 6 ½ inches long. I used the adult size because I have found that when using the purl stitch the hat tends to be a bit tighter and fits perfectly on a toddler head. I casted the hat off using the standard bind-off method.
To create the ears I created the crochet pattern below:
Round 1: turn yarn over 1 sc in each of the chains
Round 2: turn yarn over skip first stitch 1sc in the remaining stitches (11 sc in total) chain up 1
Round 3: turn yarn over skip first stitch 1sc in the remaining stitches (10 sc in total) chain up 1
Continue this until you reach round 12 and you have only one left. You will end up having the ended strand of yarn at the top of your triangle I simply weaved that yarn back down to sew into the hat and hide it from view. You should end up with a final product that looks something like this:
To create the eyes I crocheted them using the pattern below:
ch 5, sl st into the 1st ch to form a ring
Round 1: 1 sc in each of the
I learned how to create this oval pattern by watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B9BinO3ULg
I changed the pattern just slightly to make the oval smaller for the eye. The result is pictured below:
To create the nose I also crocheted it but did not follow the eye oval shape because I wanted the nose to look a little more round and smaller but still somewhat oval. To create this design I created the pattern below:
Start with the magic circle
Round 1: 10sc inside the magic circle
Round 2: 1 sc in
To create the bow I crocheted it as well following this video exactly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcxz3r9VZoQ
I love the bow I really think it makes the hat!
I then sewed all the pieces to the hat and to make the whiskers for the cat I simply tied in a few black pieces of yarn.
I am hoping that this hat helps to make a young Cancer Warrior happy and bring a smile to their face. I hope that it has inspired you to create and donate a hat yourself!