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Friday, April 17, 2015

Pikachu Hat and Tail {Free Crochet Pattern}

When my daughter was two, she decided (last minute) that she wanted to be Pikachu for Halloween.
Luckily, I was able to make a quick, impromptu, costume for her. This made her a very happy little pokemon!

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I was going to add Pikachu cheeks, eyes, and a mouth to the hat, but she needed to be the one to have the little red cheeks, so I left them off of the hat. I will leave you to choose to add them to your hat, or not.
The tail is made in 2 pieces, because I was "winging it" and it seemed to be the easiest option. It didn't take long at all to make.

Note: The hat fit my 2 year old for well over a year. If you need a different size, you can check out my Hat and Headband Size Chart, and make any necessary adjustments.

Pikachu Hat

Supplies:
Size H hook
Worsted Weight Yarn- I used Red Heart Bright Yellow and Black
Yarn Needle



Special Notes:
** Beginning ch 3 does not count as a dc. 
** When you join at the end of the rounds, you you will simply join with a slip stitch to the first dc made in the previous round.

Pattern:
With Bright Yellow:
Ch 3, join with slip stitch to first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc 9 in ring, join with slip st to first dc. (9)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as join, and in each around. Join. (18)
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st* around. Join. (27)
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st* around. Join. (36)
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st* around. Join. (45)
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st* around. Join. (54)
Rounds 7-18: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, dc in each st around. Join. (54)
Finish Off.

Ear Flaps:
Row 1: Reattach (bright yellow) yarn in the 8th st from join. Ch 3, dc in same st, and in next 9 sts. Turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc2tog. Turn. (8)
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog. Turn. (6)
Row 4: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog. Turn. (4)
Row 5: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 1 dc, dc2tog. Turn. (2)
Finish Off.
Continue counting around the rim of the hat (from the 10th dc of first row of the ear flap), skip 20 sts, reattach (bright yellow) yarn in the 21st stitch.
Repeat rows 1-5.

Finishing:
Sc around entire hat, including ear flaps.
Finish off and weave in all ends.

For the Tassels:
Fold 6 long strands of yarn through the bottom of each ear flap. Braid to desired length. Tie off and trim.

For the Ears: (make 2)
With black, ch 4.
Round 1: 4 dc in first ch made. Join with sl st to first dc made. (4)
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, and in each st around. Join. (8)
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, dc in the next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* around. Join. (12)
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in the same st, and in each st around. Join. (12)
Switch to Bright Yellow.
Round 5-12: Ch 3, dc in the same st, and in each st around. Join. (12)
Finish off, leaving a long end for sewing.
Sew the ears to the hat and weave in all ends.

If you wish, you can make little Pikachu eyes, nose, mouth and cheeks, and sew them on the front of the hat.

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Pikachu Tail

Supplies 
Size I hook
Worsted weight yarn (yellow and brown)
Stuffing
Yarn Needle

Pattern:
(make 2)
With brown, Ch 11
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in each across. Turn. (10)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (10)
Row 7: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, sc in next 5 sc. Turn. (12)
Rows 8-13: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (12)
Finish off and attach yellow to the first sc in row 13.
Row 14: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 8 ch, sc in same sc as join and in the next 5 sc. Turn. (15)
Rows 15-23: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (15)
Row 24: Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10ch, sc in same sc as join and in the next 7 sc. Turn. (18)
Rows 25-35: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (18)
Finish off.

Line both pieces up together, and starting with yellow, use yellow yarn to sew pieces together (you will not sew the brown part yet). Finish off.
Stuff lightly, but enough for the tail to hold shape.
Now, use the brown yarn to begin sewing the brown part together. Leave a small opening for stuffing. Stuff, then finish sewing it up. Finish off and weave in all ends.
Secure to costume with some sort of a clip or strong safety pin.


This project has been featured at:
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Happy Crocheting!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your costume pattern. I am putting a link to your page on my blog. Have a great day!

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