Crochet Panda Bear Hat

I love when one crochet pattern suddenly morphs into something else and that is exactly what has happened with my last couple hat patterns! It all started with my Crochet Fox Hat which then turned into a Raccoon Hat and then the Raccoon hat inspired me to make this Panda Bear Hat! I love being able to borrow elements from one pattern and creating something else. What will this hat become next?!

Materials: 
– Worsted weight yarn in Black and White. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Two White buttons (about 1 inch wide)
– Tapestry needle

Abbreviations: 
Magic Ring Tutorial 
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Basic Hat is worked in all white yarn.

Size: 0-3 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 11: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (44 SC)
Size: 3-6 Months
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 12: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (48 SC)

Size: 6-9 Months

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7-12: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 13: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (52 SC)

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)

Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2

Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-13: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)

Round 14: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (56 SC)

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 15: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (60 SC)

Size: Child 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (64 SC)


Size: Teen/Adult 
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC) 

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10: 2 DC in first, DC in next 15, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 11-16: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (68 DC)
Round 17: SC in each around, join, fasten off, weave in ends (68 SC)

Panda Eye Patches: 
#1

With black yarn
Chain 7, SC in second chain from hook and in next 5, make 3 SC in last chain. SC in each stitch along other side of chain, join, chain 2 (13 SC)
Round 2: 2 DC in first 3 stitches, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next 3, SC in next rest of stitches, join to top of first DC. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.

#2
With black yarn
Chain 7, SC in second chain from hook and in next 5, make 3 SC in last chain. SC in each stitch along other side of chain, join, chain 1 (13 SC)
Round 2: SC in first 5 stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, SC in next, HDC, 2 DC in last 3, join to first SC. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.

Make sure the large part of the eye patches are facing down and the skinny/smaller side is pointing upward. With black yarn and needle, sew the white buttons eyes to the smaller part of each eye patch. the Sew on white button to each eye patch.

Nose:
With black yarn
Magic ring, chain 2 and make a DC, HDC, 2 SC, HDC, DC, HDC, 2 SC, HDC and join to first DC. Pull tight and sew onto hat.

Under the nose, stitch on mouth/smile with your tapestry needle and black yarn.
Panda Ears: (make 2)

With black yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 1 (8 HDC)
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (16 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat around (24 HDC)

Fasten off leaving long tail to sew to sides of hat
For thicker ears that will hold up better (not flop over), make 4 and crochet two together.
Just a reminder that any of these hats can be made with earflaps as well! Happy Hat Making!
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  2. Valeri says

    I am in love with your website! I’m making this panda hat for myself now (so fun!). It is adorable and you explain it so well. I also made a little owl for my sister, and I’m going to make so much more from your site. Thanks so much!

  3. Nadine says

    I made the bear hat and everybody loves it.
    I plan on crochet the lady bug and the giraffe hats too.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Nadine (originally from France)

  4. maiwenn says

    Help me please, I don’t understand how you make the eyes. If I do what I read it makes a round . Could you make a shema of the eyes please.

  5. Robin says

    I have made two of your hats so far, the puppy hats for my grand sons, thank you so much for sharing your patterns are easy to read and so darn cute. I am getting ready to make the panda hat for a friend of mine who is a new gramma and calls her new baby panda. Thanks again you’re very talented.

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