Crochet Lightening McQueen Hat Pattern

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hey, hey!
Happy Monday!!

So if you've been following along on Facebook then you know that I have recently learned to crochet.  It's been really fun and kind of addicting!  

What's super cute is that my kids think that I can do anything and give me off-the-wall requests.  The first thing that Cam asked for when he noticed me making hats, was a red one, like Lightening McQueen.  He even tried to sneak red yarn into our buggy on a few shopping trips!  The poor boy really.  I'm one of those moms ~ that doesn't buy her kids licensed stuff ~ you know Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder shoes/shirts/shorts.  I just don't like the look.  Is that weird?

Anyway Cameron was quite insistent that I make him a Lightening McQueen hat that has four tires.  And I started to feel bad about the whole no licensed thing and decided to give it a shot.  This PIN was my inspiration.
I followed this video to create my beanie and this video to make the brim.
Then I winged the rest.  
Here's my pattern:

Abreviations:
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
ch ~ chain
st ~ stitch
sl ~ slip stitch

Eyes:
White yarn
1:  ch 26
2-12:  sc 25, ch 1, turn
13:  sc 12, ch 1, turn
14:  sc 11, ch 1, turn
15:  sc 10, ch 1, turn
16:  sc 9, ch 1, turn
sc around the entire white section
cut yarn and pull through last stitch

Black
1:  ch 8, sl into the first st of the chain creating a circle
2:  ch 1, sc 10 into the circle
cut yarn and pull through last stitch
Blue
attach blue yarn to last stitch
1: ch 1, sc twice into each st {20 stitches}
2:  cut yarn and pull through last stitch
repeat for second eye
sew eyes onto the front of the beanie

Tires:
Red
1:  ch 8, sl into the first st of the chain creating a circle
2:  ch 2, dc 10 into the circle
cut yarn and pull through last stitch
Black
attach black yarn to last stitch
1: ch 2, dc twice into each st {20 stitches}
2: cut yarn and pull through last stitch
repeat four times
sew tires onto the sides of the beanie

Lightening Bolt:
Yellow
1:  ch 30
2:  sc 30, ch 3, turn
3:  sc 30, cut yarn and pull through last stitch
sew onto hat in a lightening bolt shape

Okay so if that totally doesn't make sense ~ sorry!  Been crocheting for just over a month. LOL  But hey, if I can do it?  So can you!

Thanks for visiting.
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xo Heather

4 comments:

  1. This is great! I wish I could crochet!!!

    I'm having a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you joined us! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

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  2. Yay!! I have been waiting for the pictures ever since you posted on Facebook about it! You did such an amazing job!!!! I love it! And thank you for sharing your pattern with us!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky
    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. My little guy would love this hat! I'm so impressed that you have only been crocheting for a month. Gives me hope that I could learn!

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  4. I've got to say I'm jealous. I can not crochet. My husband can, but I haven't the patience for it. This is so adorable!

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