Bop bear winter woollens

Little bear likes to be warm, so here is a little hat and a little scarf he really likes. His hat is worked with separate front and back pieces so that there are little gaps left for his ears. His scarf uses crochet rib stitch. And if you don’t have a bop bear yet, you can find his pattern here in my etsy shop.
So read on and happy crocheting.

bop bear in his hat and scarf

U s e f u l  t o  k n o w

Y a r n

DK weight yarn – I like to use Sirdar Snuggly DK or Paintbox Yarn Simply DK

T o o l s

3.5mm hook
Tapestry needle

A b b r e v i a t i o n s

(british terms used throughout)

ch(s) chain stitch(s)
chsp chain space
dc double crochet (US single crochet) insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and draw through, yarn over hook and draw through both loops.
dc2tog decrease by crocheting two stitches together – insert hook into first stitch, yarn over hook and pull through, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over hook and pull through, yarn over hook and pull through all three loops.
reprepeat
rnd(s)  round(s)
sts stitch(s)
slst slip stitch – insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, draw through stitch and loop
tr treble crochet (US double crochet)
(yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through the first 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops)
tr/rftreble crochet round front of stitch post below (for crochet ribbing)
tr/rb
treble crochet round back of stitch post below (for crochet ribbing)
(10) numbers in brackets tell you how many stitches you should have at the end of each round

T H E  P A T T E R N

B o b l e  h a t

R i m

rnd 00: ch 34. Join to first ch with a slst

rnd 01: ch 2, 1 tr into each of the following 33 chs, slst into chsp                (34)

turn your work inside out. ch 3, then insert hook into the base of the first st and continue working into the top edge of your foundation chain as follows

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rnd 02: 1 dc into each of your 34 chs                       (34)

rnd 03: 1 dc into each of your 34 sts                          (34)

F r o n t   h a t

row 4: 1 dc into each of your next 16 sts, turn

row 5: 1 ch, 1 dc into each of your 15 sts in this section, turn

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rows 6: 1ch, 1 dc into first 3 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc into each of your next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc into each of your next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc into each of your final sts of the row, turn  (12)
row 07: 1 ch, 1 dc into next 2 sts, dc2tog, 1 dc, dc2tog, 1 dc, dc2 tog, 1 dc into each of the final 2 sts, turn (9)

row 08: 1 ch, 1 dc, 2dctog, 1dc, 2dctog, 1 dc, 2dctog (6)

break yarn and cast off

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Turn work and rejoin at row 4, skip 1 st, 1 dc into each of your next 16 sts

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continue to work as per instructions for front hat but do not cast off at the end of row 8

rnd 09: join to the front of your hat: dc into your first st on front hat and work 1 rnd dc around all 12 sts

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rnd 10: dc2tog 6 times (6)

Break your yarn and cast off leaving a tail enough to sew up the hole with a couple of little sts

Now all that is left is to sew on a little boble and roll up your round of trs to form a little brim. And pop on bear’s head (don’t forget to pull his ears through the little ear holes!)

S c a r f :

The scarf uses crochet rib stitch. If you want more information you can see my little tutorial here.

row 00 : ch 9

row 01 : skip 3 chs (count as a treble crochet), 1 tr into each of your next 6 chs to end, ch 2 and turn

row 02 : *1 tr/rf round your next st, 1 tr/rb round your next st, rep from * to end ch 2, turn

row 03 : * 1tr/rb round your next st, 1 tr/rf round your next st, rep from * to end, ch 2 and turn.

crochet rib 1
crochet rib through back
(tr/rb)

repeat rows 2 and 3 to your desired length (approx 35cms is a good length for bear) break yarn and cast on,and sew in your ends. And tie round bear’s neck ready for your outing.