Thing 1 Thing 2 Hats

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Hats

APRIL 12, 2018

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Did you know that annually on March 2nd we celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday? We also celebrate National Read Across America that same week. These Thing 1 and Thing 2 (characters from Dr. Seuss's book The Cat in the Hat) are a great quick and fun crochet project to join in the celebrations!

Please share pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook. It makes me so happy when I get to see your creations!

Materials

I 5.5 mm crochet hook
H 5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry Needles 
Stitch Markers 
Small Scissors
Hot Melt Adhesive
Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (sizes 6/12 months, toddler, child & adult)
Large Pom Pom Maker (sizes 0/3 months & 3/6 months)
Worsted weight yarn- I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Turqua, Black & White

CLICK HERE to watch my YouTube tutorial
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Available Sizes

0/3 Months, 3/6 Months, 6/12 Months, Toddler, Child and Adult

Notes

-You are crocheting in the round

-The ch 2 at the beginning of each round does not count as a dc.

-You are working from the top down.

-You can make any size hat longer or shorter by repeating or eliminating the last row before you begin the earflaps.

Gauge

14 dc= 4" and just over 9 rows= 4"

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0/3 Months Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook 

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnds 5– 12: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [44]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 13: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [44]

dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern free3/6 Months Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnds 6– 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [48]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 14: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [48]

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6/12 Months Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnds 7– 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [52]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 16: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [52]

dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern freeToddler Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnds 8– 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [56]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [56]

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Child Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnds 9– 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [60]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 18: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [60]

dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern freeAdult Size

I 5.5mm crochet hook

Cherry Red yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 11 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [11]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [22]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [33]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [44]

Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 10 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts*, join [48]

Rnd 6: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 11 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 11 sts*, join [52]

Rnd 7: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 12 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 12 sts*, join [56]

Rnd 8: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 13 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 13 sts*, join [60]

Rnd 9: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 14 sts*, join [64]

Rnds 10– 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each rem st, join [64]

For earflaps, stop here and scroll down for pattern.

Switch to Turqua yarn. Rnd 20: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each rem st, join, fasten off and weave in ends [64]

Ear-flaps  (0/3m– 6/12m)

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.  ear-flap-placement-crochet-hat

Row 1: sc in 12, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 12]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 10]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 10]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 8]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 8]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 6]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 6]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 4]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 4]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 2]

Row 11: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to sc (switch to Turqua yarn) around entire hat and ear-flaps.

Ear-flaps  (Toddler- Adult)

Begin first ear-flap where hat ended. See photo for second ear-flap placement.

Row 1: sc in 14, ch 1, turn [row 1 count= 14]

Row 2: sc2tog, sc in 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 2 count= 12]

Row 3: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 3 count= 12]

Row 4: sc2tog, sc in 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 4 count= 10]

Row 5: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 5 count= 10]

Row 6: sc2tog, sc in 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 6 count= 8]

Row 7: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 7 count= 8]

Row 8: sc2tog, sc in 4, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 8 count= 6]

Row 9: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 9 count= 6]

Row 10: sc2tog, sc in 2, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 10 count= 4]

Row 11: sc in each st, ch 1, turn [row 11 count= 4]

Row 12: sc2tog, sc2tog, ch 1, turn [row 12 count= 2]

Row 13: sc2tog and if this is the first ear-flap, finish off. If this is the second ear-flap, continue to sc (switch to Turqua yarn) around entire hat and ear-flaps.

Circle (sizes 0/3, 3/6 & 6/12 months)

H 5 mm crochet hook

White yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Round 1: magic ring, 9 dc, join with sl st to top of first dc [9]

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [18]

Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [27]

Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [36]

Continue with white yarn yarn, or, switch to black yarn. Decide which look you like better.

Round 5: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and leave long tail for sewing onto hat [36]

Do not sew circle onto hat until you have added the numbers! 

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dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern free

Circle (sizes Toddler, Child & Adult)

H 5 mm crochet hook

White yarn

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Round 1: magic ring, 9 dc, join with sl st to top of first dc [9]

Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [18]

Round 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [27]

Round 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [36]

Round 5: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts*, join [45]

Continue with white yarn yarn, or, switch to black yarn. Decide which look you like better.

Round 6: ch 1, sc in each st, join, fasten off and leave long tail for sewing onto hat [45]

Do not sew circle onto hat until you have added the numbers! 

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dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern free

Numbers

H 5 mm crochet hook

Black yarn

ch 30 (you may need more or less depending on how large you make your numbers) and use a tapestry needle to sew your chain into the shape of the numbers 1 and/or 2

Once the numbers are sewn onto the circle, you can attach it to your hat. Make sure it is centered between the ear flaps. 

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dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern free

dr seuss thing 1 and thing 2 hats crochet pattern free

Braids

Cut five 30” strands of the Cherry Red, Turqua and White yarns (total= 15 strands). Holding all of the strands, fold in half and pass the folded loop through the bottom of the ear flap (use hook to help). Pass the strand ends through the loop and pull tight to form a knot (now you have 30 strands). Divide the strands into three sections (10 strands in each) and braid.  Repeat for 2nd braid.
how-to-add-braid-to-ear-flap how-to-add-braid-to-ear-flap

Pom Pom

Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (sizes 6/12 months, toddler, child & adult)

Large Pom Pom Maker (sizes 0/3 months & 3/6 months)

Choose your pom pom colors. I like the Turqua by itself and Cherry Red & White together.

Photos are from my LOVE Beanie.

Firmly and evenly wind your yarn around each set of arches. After the first set of arches, close them and then wind your yarn around the second set. timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Cut the yarn between each set of arches. timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use your scrap piece of yarn to tie the pom pom. I recommend you double/triple knot it.

Carefully open the arches.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Use a hot melt adhesive to place a dab of glue in the center of the pom pom. This will help prevent it from unraveling.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

Fluff your pom pom and trim any long ends.

Use a tapestry needle to attach your pom pom to the top of your hat.timeless slouch boho love beanie hat free crochet pattern

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All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but you must link back to my page.  You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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  1. I just love your videos&the work that you do! You explain the directions very well&have a nice pleasant voice.Thanks so much for all these videos.I love crocheting hats&blankets&I am getting started on making a hat right now.keep them coming!

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