Chase Hat Inspired by Paw Patrol

Check out this FREE pattern for this hat I designed, inspired by Chase from Paw Patrol!

Inspiration

I love that my kids and my friend’s kids are starting to have favourite shows and characters!  It opens up a whole new world of crochet possibilities for me.  My friend’s son wanted a hat inspired by his favourite member of the Paw Patrol – Chase (is on the case!) so of course I made this for him, inspired by the cute little pup.

Materials

  • Worsted Weight yarn, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids from Michaels Canada
    • Blue, Brown, Beige, Yellow, Black, Grey, White/Cream
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Pattern

This fits a child, ages 4-12, depending on gauge.

General note: when I do my dc rounds, I ch 2 and dc in the NEXT stitch, not the same stitch. Then I finish in the same stitch as the ch 2 and sl st with the first dc. A couple pics are below. This creates a slight arc where the rounds join but I find it to be the cleanest way to do dc in the round. The other option is to ch 2 and dc into the same stitch. Whichever way you do it, make sure you count your stitches to ensure you’re not adding an extra stitch to the row or missing a stitch!

Hat:

Using Blue
Round 1: ch 2, 12 dc into magic loop, sl st into first stitch
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, sl st into first dc (24 st)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first dc (36 st)
Round 4: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first dc (48 st)
Round 5: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first dc (60 st)
Round 6: ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st into first dc (60 st)
Rounds 7-12: repeat Round 6
Switch to yellow
Round 13: ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st into first sc
Round 14: repeat Round 13
Switch back to blue
Round 15: repeat Round 13
Round 16: ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 8 st* repeat until end of round, sl st into first sc (54 st)
Fasten off.

Ear:

I’ve added a couple helpful photos if you’re having trouble with the start of the ears, see below the ear pattern.

Make 2 in brown
Row 1: ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 st) note: ch 2 counts as dc through this pattern
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, dc until last st, 2 dc in last dc (ch from previous row) (5 st)
Row 3: ch 2, dc across (5 st)
Rows 4-9: repeat Row 2 and Row 3 again 3 more times total (11 st)
Rows 10-14: ch 2, dc across (11 st)
Row 15: ch 2, dc2tog, dc until last 3 st, dc2tog, dc in last st (9 st)
Rows 16-17: same as Row 15 (5 st)
Row 18: ch 2, dc3tog, dc (3 st)
Fasten off.

Make 2 in beige
Row 1: ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 st) note: ch 2 counts as dc through this pattern
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, dc until last st, 2 dc in last dc (ch from previous row) (5 st)
Row 3: ch 2, dc across (5 st)
Rows 4-9: repeat Row 2 and Row 3 again 3 more times total (11 st)
Rows 10: ch 2, dc across (11 st)
Row 11: ch 2, dc2tog, dc until last 3 st, dc2tog, dc in last st (9 st)
Rows 12-13: same as Row 15 (5 st)
Row 14: ch 2, dc3tog, dc (3 st)
Fasten off.

Using the dark brown, sc around each of the 4 ear pieces.
Sew a beige ear piece in front of a brown ear piece to create the full ear, repeat for other ear.
Sew ears in place as pictured.

A couple people have had trouble getting the ear started.  Here are a few pictures of the process to help out!

First ch4, then do 2 sc in the 4th ch from hook.  In the picture below, it shows the finished first row.  There are 3 stitches, from right to left you can see the ch stitches that make the 1st dc, then the 2 dc.

Next you ch 2 and turn – in the picture below you can see the ch 2, which counts as the first dc in this row.

Below you can see the addition of the dc in the same st as the ch 2.  You place it in the first st available.

Lastly, you do one dc in the middle st, then 2 dc in the last st (which is a ch from the first row).

Brim:

Using black, working along the front of the hat between the 2 ears, holding hat upside down with Right Side facing:
Row 1: sc across in back loops only (number of stitches depends on ear placement)
Rows 2-3: ch 1, sc across
Row 4: ch 1, sc across in back loops only
Row 5: ch 1, sc across in front loops only
Rows 6-8: ch 1, sc across
Row 9: ch 1, sc across, each st going through the previous row (as usual) and the back loops of the last round of the hat base, forming a brim.
Fasten off.

Sew up the sides of the brim.

Paw Patch:

Row 1: ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 st) note: ch 2 counts as dc through this pattern
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, dc until last st, 2 dc in last dc (ch from previous row) (5 st)
Row 3: ch 2, dc across (5 st)
Rows 4-7: repeat Row 2 and Row 3 again 2 more times total (9 st)
Rows 8-9: ch 2, dc across (9 st)
sc around patch

Paw Print:

6 sc into magic loop, sl st into first st (6 st), fasten off.  Make 3 of these circles total.
6 sc into magic loop, sl st into first st, ch 1, 2 sc into each st, sl st into first st (12 st), fasten off.

Sew onto the patch as pictured.

Sew patch onto front middle of the patch.

Add braids onto bottoms of ears by adding 12 long strands to the bottom, knotting it and braiding, securing final end.

Please feel free to make and sell items made from this pattern, but please link back to my post if you do. Please do not copy my pattern and claim it as your own, or publish the pattern elsewhere without permission. Happy crafting!

Link to pattern in Ravelry: Paw Patrol Chase Hat

11 comments

  1. Lorie

    This is awesome! Thank you so much!! You dont happen to have have any of the other characters do you?

    Reply

    1. homemadebygiggles

      Hi Lorie, thanks for the comments! I haven’t developed any other paw patrol character’s hats yet. Hopefully I’ll get to do it sometime soon!

      Reply

  2. Lori K

    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Reply

  3. Karen

    Thank you so much! 2 of my 6 grandchildren are crazy about Paw Patrol. This will make Christmas so much easier!

    Reply

  4. Hope

    I just had a quick question about the brim. After each row are you turning and working back on the row you just worked or is it a double layer brim worked in the round?

    Reply

    1. homemadebygiggles

      Hi – I work it in rows and then it folds under and I sew the 2 sides of the brim to close it. Hope that helps!

      Reply

  5. Melanie

    I’m having trouble with evenness. Every piece I’ve made is significantly lopsided. I’m not a new crocheted and I’m having a lot of trouble with this. How did you make your pieces even!

    Reply

    1. homemadebygiggles

      Hi Melanie,

      It likely has something to do with how you start new rows/rounds. My unicorn hat pattern (http://www.homemadebygiggles.com/2016/03/27/unicorn-hat-free-crochet-pattern/) has some extra details about how I join my rounds for the hat.

      For pieces crocheted in rows, the ch 2 at the start of the row counts as the first double crochet. So when you start a row, after you ch 2, you need to put your next dc into the second stitch. And when you finish the row, the last st should be put into the top of the ch 2. Keep an eye on the stitch counts (including the ch 2 as a st) and that should help!

      Marianne

      Reply

  6. Daniele

    I’m about to start the ears. I can’t follow the instructions starting with Row 1. I’m able to do the 2dc in the 4th check from hook but after that I can’t make out where to go . Is there a tutorial I could follow?

    Reply

    1. homemadebygiggles

      Hi Daniele, I don’t have a tutorial but I’ve put a couple pictures of the first 2 rows up on the blog in the ear section. Hopefully that helps! Let me know if you still have questions and I could do a quick video!

      Reply

  7. Mary

    S this was a great pattern … so easy to follow. Now looking for the Recycle Rocky paw patrol hat

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *