Free Piglet (Winnie the Pooh) Crochet DIY Headband Ears Pattern
Hi friends! I would like to introduce to you something very near and dear to my heart, Disneybounding! Some of you may know what this is, but if you don’t, Disneybounding is when you dress up in regular clothes to look like a Disney character. Disneybounds are not costumes, but it’s a fun way to subtly dress up like your favourite Disney characters.
I always Disneybound when I go to Disney Parks, but I also enjoy Disneybounding when I’m not visiting the parks. Since Halloween is more or less cancelled this year, I thought that Disneybounding could be a fun way to dress up without actually wearing a costume.
Here’s my outfit for Piglet! This look is my favourite out of the four. I like that it’s kind of dressy but still extremely comfortable.
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Yarn I Used
I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran for this toy; however, you can use any worsted weight yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. For this pattern, I used roughly 40g of Bubblegum Pink. Each skein of yarn is about 50g.
5 Round Circle = 2” with a 3.5mm hook
Gauge isn’t super important here, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about measuring gauge for amigurumi here!
The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy. This pattern in written in US crochet terminology. The ears measure to be about 4.5” (11.5 cm) tall.
For those of you who are new to crochet/amigurumi but would like to learn, I have some video tutorials for beginners here!
Free Piglet (Winnie the Pooh) Crochet DIY Headband Ears Pattern
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Terminology Used In This Pattern
sc: single crochet
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
Things You Need
- Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Bubblegum Pink
- 3.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Headbands- preferably about an inch wide and covered in fabric, I used Goody Classics Fabric Headband.*
- 14 or 16-gauge Craft Wire
- Wire Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks
- Washable Marker
*Note about Headband:
I have included instructions for attaching the ears to headbands for the longer ears. I’m using the Goody brand Girls Classic Fabric Headband. These are great and come in cute pastel colours that work well with the ears, but they don’t stay on as well as the headbands with “teeth” (especially for the longer ears). If you plan to wear your headband out to a party or to a theme park (or if you have a smaller head), you might want to get headbands that stay on a bit better.
Note about Craft Wire + Glue:
You will need to use some craft wire to prop up the ears. The ears will not stay up or be poseable without the wires.
I also find that hot glue gun glue adheres very well to fabric headbands and dries quickly, so it’s the best option for attaching the wires to the headbands. You can use E6000 as well, but I don’t’ recommend it because the drying time is much longer and you’ll have to hold it in place while the glue sets.
with Bubblegum Pink yarn
1 6sc in magic circle 
2 sc in all sts 
3 (sc, inc) x 3 
4 sc in all sts 
5 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 2, sc 
6 (3sc, inc) x 3 
7 2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 2, 2sc 
8 (5sc, inc) x 3 
9 3sc, inc, (6sc, inc) x 2, 3sc 
10 (3sc, inc) x 6 
11 (9sc, inc) x 3 
12 5sc, inc, (10sc, inc) x 2, 5sc 
13 (11sc, inc) x 3 
14-15 sc in all sts 
16 6sc, inc, (12sc, inc) x 2, 6sc 
17-22 sc in all sts 
23 6sc, dec, (12sc, dec) x 2, 6sc 
24 sc in all sts 
25 (11sc, dec) x 3 
26 2sc, dec (4sc, dec) x 5, 2sc 
27 (3sc, dec) x 6 
28 sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 5, sc 
Fasten off, leave a very long tail for sewing (roughly 24” long).
- Line the ears up to the headband, roughly 2.75” (6.5cm) between the ears. You can put the headband onto your head and position the ears to see where you want them to be.
- Mark the position of the ears with a marker once you are happy with where they are.
- With the wire starting at the centre of the base of the ear, make a rough outline of the ears to create a frame. Make sure to make the outline a little bit smaller because it will be going inside the ears.
- Cut the wire at the base with a wire cutter.
- Heat up your glue gun and squeeze out a layer of glue in the marked spots on the headband. While the glue is still hot, glue the base of the wire to the headband.
- Reinforce the base of the wire with more glue if you need to.
- Carefully slip the ears over the wire frames. The wire might bend when you do this, just make sure to adjust it back to the shape of the ears before you sew it down.
- With the tail left for sewing, whip stitch the ears to the headband. Do so by wrapping the yarn under the headband then insert the needle through both sides of the bottom of the ears. Make sure to go over the wire when you are going through the bottom of the ears. Pull tightly to close the gap off between the ears and the headband and to hide the glue.
- Whip stitch all the way along the base.
- Once you’ve whip stitched all the way across the bottom of the ear, whip stitch back across to further secure the ears onto the headband.
- Weave the tails in and repeat on the other ear.
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