One of the projects that has been swimming around in my head was this "square" style hat, also called a jester hat. I couldn't resist entering the Instructable Robot Contest so this Instructable is a product of the two.

While I was creating the robot hat, my children kept thinking of other characters that were yellow, including Sponge Bob, Minions, and honey bees, and just like all children, my oldest thought outside the box and said we could turn one of these square hats into Wall-E.

Whew. Now instead of one hat to make, I ended up making three. The bee & the minion are going to have to wait. They're not really square anyway right?

As I write this Instructable, it's topping 100-degrees in the part of California where I live, and my kids still wanted to wear the hats you see.

I think it's safe to say that my kids have gotten so used to me making Instructables and using them as models that they've grown to appreciate the little robot that brings me joy to share things to make with them.

I consider this pattern an easy pattern, and if you need crochet help, search this site or you can use one of the Instructables from this Collection: How to Crochet on Instructables.

It took me about two hours to crochet each cap/beanie. Depending on the style of the hat, the embellishments took me anywhere from two (2) hours (Instructables Robot), four (4) hours (Sponge Bob) or six (6) hours (Wall-E) to make and sew on, but I was taking photos in that time too.

As with all of my free patterns, please feel free to make and sell anything you make from these patterns. Do not use my photos and do not call this pattern your own. In all cases, please give me credit for the pattern and better yet, link to this Instructable.

A shout out to the basis of the square crocheted hat: Rachel's Hat by Leslie Rudden.

Step 1: Materials & Abbreviations



  • size G hook for embellishments (or size required for gauge, see notes below)
  • size H hook for hat (or size required for gauge)
  • yellow acrylic yarn (for cuff & body of hat) - one skein should make at least two hats
  • yarn needle & scissors

-Instructable Robot Hat-

  • red acrylic yarn (for eyes & ear knobs)
  • black acrylic yarn (for antennea, eyebrow & mouth)

-Sponge Bob Hat-

  • white, blue, black, red and pink felt
  • black & red Lion Brand Bonbons Yarn or other embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle

-WALL-E Hat-

  • TWO (2), two-inch (2") diameter clear plastic lids to containers
  • four (4) small (1/4-inch size) binder clips
  • mustard color, dark brown & black felt
  • white & black Lion Brand Bonbons Yarn and brown embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle


BLO = back loop only

ch = chain

st(s) = stitch(es)

rnd = round

hdc = half-double crochet

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

slst = slip stitch

<p>YAY! I love WALL-E, he's so detailed!</p>
<p>Thanks Jessy! He was the hardest so I'm glad someone can appreciate the details!</p>
<p>Cute! I love the Instructables robot face!</p>
<p>Thanks Danger! =D</p>
<p>Oh...they super cute :)</p>
<p>Thanks Tarun!</p>
<p>They turned out adorable! Great job with clear instructions! :)</p>
<p>Thanks Natalie!</p>
Great instructional! Gets me in the crocheting mood, even in the summer :)
<p>Glad to hear it. I get so much crocheting done on vacations and drives to places.... I'm glad it inspired you!</p>
<p>OMG!! These are super super cute! </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>They are so cute! Adorable :)</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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