Koala Beanie

This beanie is made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gray, Black, and White

Stitches used:

ch- chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

Using size 4 yarn (worsted or medium weight yarn) with a J-10 (6.0 mm) needle in GREY  (or color of your choice)

BEANIE (6.5” high and 15” flat diameter)

Ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring.

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to first dc (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in the same st as joining, and then 2 dc in each stitch all the way around to end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (24 dc) 

Row 3 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc. (36 dc)

Row 4 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in same st as joining, dc in the next 3 st, then repeat {2 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st dc in the next 3 st} to the end.  Join with sl st to first dc (44 dc)

Row 5 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this row), dc in each st all the way around to the end. Join with sl st to first dc. (44 dc)

Row 6-10 – repeat row 5  (44 dc)

Row 11 – ch 1 (this counts as your first sc of the row), sc in each stitch all the way around to the end.  Join with st to the first sc and fasten off.  (44 dc)

EARS (Make 2) 

Using GREY yarn, ch 4 and loop to make a magic ring

Row 1 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round) and then 11 dc into the ring.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (12 dc)

Row 2 – ch 2 (this counts as your first dc of this round), 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, CHANGE TO WHITE yarn and 2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, CHANGE TO GREY yarn and {1 dc in next st, 2 dc in the next st} all the way around.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (18 dc)

Row 3 – ch 2 ( this counts as your first dc of this round), dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO WHITE yarn and dc in the next 5 st, CHANGE TO GREY yarn and dc in the next 9 st.  Join with sl st to the first dc. (18 dc)

Row 4 –  ch 2 ( this counts as your first dc of this round), dc in the next 3 st, CHANGE TO WHITE yarn and dc in the next 5 st, CHANGE TO GREY yarn and dc in the next 9 st.  Join with sl st to the first dc and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (18 dc)

NOSE (Make 1)

Using BLACK yarn, Ch 5

Row 1 – (working stitches all around the chain) first 3 ch count as first dc and starting ch, dc in the 3rd ch (starting ch), dc in 4th ch, 5 dc in the 5th ch, dc in the 4th ch on the other side, 3 dc in 3rd ch, sl stitch to top of first dc.  Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing (12 dc)

Putting it together:

  • Sew Ears in between Rows 3-5 on each side
  • Sew Nose vertically between Rows 6-8, equidistant between ears
  • Puffy paint eyes on Row 5, equidistant from nose

Happy Crocheting!  Wear with HOPE and be warmed by LOVE.

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