Any video game players out there? Luigi is one of the characters in the Mario Nintendo game series.
This hat is the basic beanie pattern with some fun facial details.
Yarn in red, cream (flesh), brown, white, blue and black
2 small buttons for eyes
small amount of fiberfill for nose
embroidery thread for attaching facial features
crochet hook size G
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
tc - triple crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
Using the red yarn, ch 4, sl st to join forming a ring.
Round 1- Ch 3, 8dc in the ring, sl st to join.
Round 2- Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around, sl st to join.
Round 3- Ch 3, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in next st, continue around, sl st to join.
Round 4- Ch 3, 2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, continue around, sl st to join.
Rounds 5 -6 - Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join. Change to cream yarn.
Rounds 7-12 -Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to join.
Round 13- Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off, weave in ends.
With red yarn chain 28.
Sc in the third ch from hook. Sc in the next 2 sts. 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts, sc in the next 3 sts, turn.
Sc in first 3 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 20 sts, sc in the next 3 sts. Fasten off, weave in ends.
With brown yarn, chain 18. Starting in the second ch from hook, follow this pattern, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1tc, 1tc, 1dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc,
1 s; st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1tc, 1 tc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc , ch 1. working along the bottom side of the chain, you will repeat the same pattern. 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tc, 1tc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1sc, sl st joining to the first st.
Sideburns (make 2)
With brown yarn, ch 14, hdc in second ch from hook. ! hdc in each st, turn.
Ch 3, 2hdc in same st, sc in next st, skip next st, repeat to the end, fasten off weave in ends.
Ears (make 2)
With cream yarn, ch 3, join with sl stto form ring. Make 10 dc in ring, join, ch 3.
Round 2 - 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, around, join to the first st.
Round 3- sc in each st around (causing ear to curve in), join to first st. fasten off. Weave in ends.
With cream yarn ch 3, join with sl st, to form ring, 6 dc in the ring, join to first st.
Round 2 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in the next st and in each st around. Join with sl st.
Round 3 - Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, join to the first st with a sl st. Fasten off, weave in ends
Eyes (make 2)
With blue yarn, ch 3, join with slt to form ring, 6 dc in the ring. Join to first st with sl st, change to white yarn.
Round 2 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Sew a small black button in the center of each eye.
"M" circle for top of hat
With white yarn ch 3, join with sl st to form ring, 9dc in the ring, join to first st with sl st.
Round 2 - Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
With single strand of red yarn, embroider an uppercase M, in the center of the circle.
Using the picture for reference sew facial features to the hat.
The hat brim is attached by sewing the straight edge to last row of red on the hat.
The sideburns are attached by sewing the straight edge to the front of the face. ( I started mine where the red hat brim ended)
Use a small amount of fiber fill to stuff the nose so that it will hold its shape.
Hey team! We’ve been getting several questions around how to get started and find patterns (whether it be knitting, crocheting or sewing) that are helpful to get you started making hats that will impact patients facing serious illnesses. We’re so thankful for your interest in serving alongside us. We believe God has big things in store this year for 818 Ministries. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start…and I wouldn’t either if I had never knitted or crocheted!
The good thing is there are endless free resources available to help you and sometimes the best ideas are inspired through even…Pinterest!
Just to show you how easy it is, I pulled together some beginner to advanced options for you to check out for my knitters, crocheters and sewers that I found on Pinterest – enjoy!
Click on the pictures below to link out to the patterns on Pinterest or our website!
Easiest Option: Loom Knitting Pattern
Beginner Crocheted Hat
Intermediate Ninja Turtle Crocheted Hat
Intermediate/Advanced Crocheted Hat Patterns (written by our own volunteer Alice Batchelor)
Alice’s patterns release on the last blog that is featured each month. We’re looking forward to sharing June’s pattern with you!
Beginner Knitting Beanie Pattern
Beginner Sewing Pattern
http://www.818ministries.com/donate.html (scroll down and click on Sewing Pattern)
Whatever your preferred method of crafting, there are so many resources out there to help you and we are here to answer questions for you!
Want to participate in our Give a Box Get a Box Program?
What’s that? We want to invest in our volunteers who individually contribute hats and letters on a regular basis. When a volunteer ships us hats or letters in the mail, as a gift we pack up the same box they sent with the necessary supplies needed to continue their involvement with 818 Ministries (yarn, stationary, etc.)
Why? We would not be able to impact patients without volunteers who unselfishly give of their time and talent to make hats and write letters. As a small thank you, we want to encourage them and help them continue to serve alongside us.
Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you!
God is truly blessing this ministry and has done exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think and we’re so fortunate to have so many of you stewarding your time and talent in a way that glorifies God and encourages patients facing serious illnesses!
Happy Hat-Making! Until next time,
Founder, 818 Ministries
Happy June! I’m so excited to share the latest at 818 Ministries with you – especially after last weekend.
This past weekend our Impact Squad visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. I went along with two other volunteers, Taryn Smith (dressed up as Anna) and Jill Schrock (Jill was a big help with our craft time!). We set up in the newly renovated Chili’s Care Center in the middle of campus. Families and patients stopped by and visited with the princesses and took pictures, we helped them find the PERFECT hat for their head/personality and then Jill helped them make a foam door hanger craft that they got to personalize for their room!
As always it was a special time visiting with families and our hearts were stolen by so many of the kids and the tough diagnoses they are facing. It was such a blessing to have such a wide variety of hats for the kids to choose from. We couldn’t have pulled off the visit without so many of you volunteers who choose to steward your time and talent in a way that will encourage others and glorify God.
I think we’re all looking forward to our next visit with St. Jude and already have ideas on how we can make the next trip even better and more impactful for the kids!
I’m thrilled to be able to announce that we also hit a huge milestone this past weekend. We were able to donate 121 hats to St. Jude (some of the Anna and Elsa hats we took are pictured at the bottom of this post) which totaled over ONE THOUSAND DONATED HATS since we launched 818 Ministries on February 4, 2015. I am incredibly thankful for each one of you who are so giving of your time and creativity to support 818 Ministries and our mission to encourage patients facing serious illnesses. The Lord is using you in ways we may not even fully grasp (Ephesians 3:20)! Our St. Jude visit put us at 419 hat + letter packets for 2017 as well. I’m so grateful for an amazing start to what I believe will be our best year yet at 818 Ministries!
Do the pictures below and hearing about our Impact Squad’s trip to St. Jude make you excited to get involved with us? If you are interested in volunteering on our Impact Squad for a hospital visit, email us 818Ministries@gmail.com. If you are crafty and enjoy sewing, crocheting or knitting and would like to get involved making hats that will impact patients facing serious illnesses, check out our “Donate” page at www.818ministries.com for more details. Once you finish your hats and letters, simply ship them to:
P.O. Box 52343
Knoxville, TN 37950
Enjoy the pictures below of some hats that we took to Memphis and I’ll see you next month team!
Rebecca Dotson, Founder