I just finished this character hat for Purin (Pompompurin) from Sanrio this week. I am kind of smitten with him. I would say this pattern is advanced beginner and up but don't get discouraged if you are a newbie to crochet. The beret and and hat are one piece worked in the round from top to bottom. As always feel free to send any questions my way. I'm still new at this. Happy crafting!
Dark Cream Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)
Medium to Dark Brown Yarn for contrast trim, beret / topper, and features
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
small amount of fiberfill stuffing for beret topper (optional)
Adjustments for all sizes in crochet pattern
Worked in the round
Full instructions are with free crochet pattern on blog.