I love making gifts for children. Not only are they quick and simple, but they also bring a lot of joy to the child who receives the gift. I made a hat for a little boy who just turned 6. He is totally into Sonic the Hedgehog. His mother knew I crochet and had previously asked me to make a hat for another little girl. So it was no surprise when she asked me to make one for him. I hadn’t done too many character hats before; just my simple Owl Hat. So I was excited to take on the challenge.
First I went to google.com and searched for images of Sonic. I wanted to get a good idea of what he looked like and a sketch of my own. Once I had my own sketch, I transformed it into what a hat looks like. Here’s a picture of what I’m talking about:
Once I had an idea of what the hat should look like, I decided how I was going to construct the hat. Normally I use double crochet when making hats, but because I was going to be sewing a lot of parts to this hat, I wanted to use a tighter stitch. However I only had about three days to do the hat, so I didn’t want to use single crochet. Therefore I used half double crochet. I was able to had a tight fabric without the time required to use a small stitch. The face stitches use single crochet, however.
Here is the final product:
The pattern is available here. I hope you enjoy it!