Yarnspirations has released a new lookbook in celebration of 100 years of Caron yarn! The Caron Collection is FREE and full of 20 adorable crochet and knit hat patterns! I had fun crocheting the Koala-ty Hat but took the pattern a step further: I used the koala pieces and transformed it into a bear – same pattern, different animal! With so many color choices in the Caron Simply Soft line, you could definitely make other animals as well (how about a Panda?!). My daughter Zoe is modeling both versions in the pictures below. Which do you like better, Koala or Bear?! How about making both!
This truly is a simple pattern worked in mostly SC stitches. Great for a beginner crocheter! And how cute are those pom-pom ears?! Such a fun embellishment! Hat pattern comes in sizes Toddler-Adult.
Bear Hat Pattern Additions:
1. I made an extra round on the koala nose of 2 HDC in each stitch around.
2. Use one koala eye as the bear nose (no pattern changes)
3. Stop after first round of koala eyes (magic ring round) for the bear eyes.
Bear hat yarn colors:
Caron Simply Soft in Taupe, Off-White, and Black
Koala-ty hat yarn colors:
Light Country Blue and Black (with a bit of White for eyeball)
The good people at Yarnspirations want to give YOU the Caron Simply Soft yarn needed to make this hat! Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. Open worldwide. Winner chooses what colors they would prefer.