This is an easy pattern for a Poochy crochet beanie; it just requires knowledge of color changing and a little bit of sewing. I makes for a super cute dog beanie that resembles Yoshi’s beloved friend from Yoshi’s Story and Yoshi’s Crafted World!

My husband got me Yoshi’s Crafted World for the Nintendo Switch quite some time ago and I hadn’t even touched it until recently. I have no idea why I waited as long as I did, as soon as I booted it up I fell in love with it.

Poochy, Yoshi’s beloved friend, is a dog that I wholeheartedly believe is designed from the Poochie in the Super Mario Bros live action show back in 1989. That Poochie in the show beloned to Cher, apparently. Go read the synopsis. I was rolling πŸ˜‚

Anyway, Poochy (the Yoshi’s Crafted World version) has a few puppies that you have to find in the various levels. They’re cute and mischievous and I was inspired to make a beanie from their likeness!

You can change up the tan color and use whatever color to personalize your Poochy! Yoshi’s can come in any color, so why not Poochy pups too?

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Materials

worsted weight (#4) yarn
Β  Β  Β I used Red Heart Super Saver: 1 skein white, 1 skein tan, 1 skein gold, 1 skein black, and one skein red (optional for pom-pom and tongue)
J (6 mm) hook
F (3.75 mm) hook
Embroidery scissors
Finishing needle
Pom-pom maker (optional)

Terms (US)

Bphdc – back post half double crochet
Ch – chain
Fphdc – front post half double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Rnd – round
Sc- single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
St – stitch

Notes

~Ch 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a st.
~Join at the end of each round with a sl st to the top of the first st.
~You will be turning at the end of each round to make the color changes easier. You don’t have to turn after round 20 (when you attach the gold color for the brim).
~Gauge: 13 hdc and 12 rows in a 4” x 4” square

Instructions

Hat
Rnd 1 – With white yarn and J hook, 8 hdc in a magic circle, or ch 4, st st in 1st ch and then ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Turn. (8 hdc)
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around. Turn. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3 – Ch 1, hdc in same st. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4 – Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5 – Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (40 hdc)
Rnd 6 – Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (48 hdc)
Rnd 7 – Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts. 2 hdc in next st. *hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (56 hdc)
Rnd 8 – Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Change to white yarn. *Hdc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st.* repeat from * to * around. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 9 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 37 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 12 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 14 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 10 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 11 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 16 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 36 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 11 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 34 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 18 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 11 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 12 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 10 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 18 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 35 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 13 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 33 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 20 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 10 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 14 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 9 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 20 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 34 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 15 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 32 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 22 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 9sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 16 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 7 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 24 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 32 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 17 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 31 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 24 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 8 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 18 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 6 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 26 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 31 sts. Turn. (64 hdc)
Rnd 19 – Ch 1, hdc in same st and next 29 sts. Change to tan yarn. Hdc in next 26 sts. Change to white yarn. Hdc in next 7 sts. Fasten off all yarn and weave in ends. (64 hdc)
Rnd 20 – Attach gold yarn to any stitch. Ch 1, hdc in same st and each st around. (64 hdc).
Rnd 21 – Ch 1, *fphdc in next st. Bphdc in next st.* repeat from * to *around. (64 hdc)
Rnd 22-23 – repeat rnd 21 (64 hdc). Fasten off and weave in end.

Eyes (make 2)
Rnd 1 – with black yarn and F hook, ch 5. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 sts. 3 sc in beginning ch. working along the opposite side if the chain, sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in last st. (10 sc)
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, sc in same st and next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in last st. (12 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew the eye to the beanie.

Tongue (optional)
Row 1 – with red yarn and F hook, ch 13. Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and next 10 sts. 3 sc in beginning ch. Working along the opposite side of the chain, sc in next 11. Turn. (25 sc)
Row 2 – ch 1, sc in next 11 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 11 sts. Turn. (27 sc)
Row 3 – Ch 1, sc in next 11 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 11 sts. (29 sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make a pom-pom (optional) for the top of the beanie.

Assembly
Position the eyes on the beanie so that one is on the main color and one is on the secondary color, about 11 sts apart, and the center of the eyes are on round 15 of the beanie. Sew on. Your hat is finished if you don’t want to attach a tongue or pom-pom!

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Position the tongue on the inside of the brim so that it won’t be in the way of your face (unless that’s something you want, I’m not stopping you Β―\_(ツ)_/Β―) and sew on with gold yarn.

Attach pom-pom to the top of the beanie.

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