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I hope you enjoy making this crochet bear beanie ornament. This is a full tutorial. It’s easy enough to let your kiddos make some too. I will be posting one Christmas ornament each day for the next week. I’m calling it the 7 Days til Christmas Series. The ornaments are fun and easy to make with the whole family! The first ornament is a miniature teddy bear hat with a tiny crochet hook and ball of yarn.
– A small amount of yarn
– 2.5mm Crochet Hook
– Clear Christmas Ornament (glass or plastic can be used)
– Stitch Marker
– Tapestry Needle
– A small amount of Sculpey Clay
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Crochet Bear Beanie Pattern
*Pattern is worked in continuous rounds*
Rnd 2: Work 4sc in the first chain. Place marker in the first stitch for beginning of round; move marker up as each round is completed. (4sc)
Rnd 3: Work 2sc in each stitch around. (8sc)
Rnd 4: *2sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch; rep from * around (12sc)
Ends 5-7: 1sc in each stitch. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Ears (Make 2)
Magic Ring, ch 1, 4sc in magic ring, pull tight, enough to form a half moon shape, fasten off. Sew ears on each side of the hat between rounds 3 and 4.
Roll yarn into a small ball. It is best to use a little hot glue at the beginning and at the end, so it does not fall apart. Make sure that the yarn ball is not too big to push through the hole of the ornament. Determine it’s size by comparing it to the size of the hat.
If you do not have any clay on hand you can break an extra wooden crochet hook to fit into the ornament, if you have one on hand. You could also use a toothpick. I would cut it down to the thickest part and paint it, so it will not look like a toothpick.
To make a crochet hook out of polymer clay; Preheat the oven to 275 degrees while you are forming the hook. Soften the clay up until it is warm and pliable. Roll the clay into a snake, cut the length that you want the crochet hook to be. To determine how long it should be, consider the size of the hat and the ornament Make sure that it is not to fat or too skinny.
After you cut the desired length of your crochet hook, cut a small notch out of the top of the clay hook to look like the hook. Bake the clay in the preheated oven for 10-20 minutes. Make sure the clay is completely cooled (and hard) before putting it inside of the ornament.
Assemble the Ornament
You can use either glass or plastic ornaments. It doesn’t matter. They can be flat or round. I used flat ones because that’s what I had on hand. To make this even easier, you can use fillable plastic ornaments. Remove the top of the ornament. If you want the hat and the yarn ball to stay in place, apply glue dots to the back of the hat and the bottom of the yarn ball. Fold the hat in half, be careful not to touch the glue dot in the hole or on the sides of the ornament.
Push the hat through the hole of the ornament. Be careful if you are using a glass ornament. I used a wooden dowel to place each piece where I wanted it. I made a couple different versions of the ornament. The one with the blue hat has the hook through the yarn ball (like in the first picture above). I put the hook through the white hat (like in the picture below) and left the yarn ball out.
Check out these posts in my Christmas series for more ornament ideas:
Crochet Bear Beanie Ornament
Glitter Christmas Light Ornament
Santa List Ornament
Crochet Snow Flake Pattern
5 Awesomely Easy Christmas Ornaments
Craft Stick Snowman Ornament
Miniature Crochet Christmas Stockings