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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Basic Earflap Hat Pattern

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BASIC HAT PATTERN

Size US I – 9 Susan Bates hook
Worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle
approximate size 21/22 inches
use larger or smaller hook and yarn weights to change size

Special instructions: 
If making a solid color hat follow the pattern as written. If making a
striped hat, join each round to avoid a color step.  Work in rounds, do not turn unless directed.

Start with magic circle OR chain 4, join.
Round 1: make 1 slip st, 1 hdc, 10 dc in ring, (12 sts) do not join rounds. Insert yarn marker, moving it up with each new row
Round 2: 2 dc in each st, (24 sts)
Round 3: 2 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st), around (36 sts)
Round 4: 2 dc in next same st, (1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (48 sts)
Round 5: 2 dc in same st, (1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 6-10 1 in each dc around, to last 2 sts, 1 half double crochet in next st, slip st in last stitch, turn.

NOTE:
If you are making a Character or Animal type hat, skip the rounds for the
Fold up cuff and go directly to the neckband.

FOLD UP Cuff

Round 1. At the end of the 10th round of hat, Chain 3, Working in the back loops only, DC around the helmet, Join
Round 2.  Ch 3, working through both loops, sc around, join.

Round 3 Ch 3 dc in each st, join, end off. Fold up flap.


There is currently no pattern for the Bunny hat
 
 







NECKBAND
Now working on hat in free stitches (front loops)
Place markers 18 stitches either side of center back.
Join yarn on "wrong side" of hat at first marker
Row 1 sc in each st to second marker. ch 1, Turn. (36 sc).
Row 2 & 3 repeat row 1, turn ch 1, turn.
Earflaps
Row 1 Sc2Tog, sc in next 10 sc, Sc2Tog, Chain 1, Turn.
Repeat row 1 working first and last 2 sc together until only 2 st remain, end off.

Second Earflap
On opposite side of hat, starting on the wrong side (inside of hat) count back 14 stitches from the end, join yarn, ch 1, sc first 2 st tog, sc in next 10 sts, sc last 2 st tog, ch 1 turn,    Repeat row working first and last 2 sc together until only 2 st remain end off.

Edge and Ties
Using color of choice join yarn at back seam, chain 1, sc to flap, sc up side of flapthe top 2 stitches of flap. Sc in first st, Chain 40 and slip stitch back 39 chains, Sc in second top st continue down other side of flap, sc in each stitch between flaps. Sc up side of second flap to the top stitches, Sc in first st, Chain 40 and slip stitch back 39 chains, Sc in second top st continue down other side of flap, sc in each stitch to back seam. Join end off. Work in ends.

Cuff Pattern: White Hat
Round 1 At the end of the 10th round of hat, Attach new color (Green) Ch 3, turn. Working in the back loops only, dc in each stitch around the helmet, Join, end off.
Round 2 Working through both loops, attach new color (Pink) ch 4, 2 dc in same stitch, *(skip 2 stitches, sc, chain 3, 2 dc in same stitch) around. Join, end off. Turn
Round 3 Attach new color (Lavender) in first chain 3 loop of previous row, *(work sc, ch 3, 2 dc,) in each ch 3 loop around. Join, end off, Turn.
Round 4 Attach, new color (Green) work 3 sc in each chain 3 loop around. Join, end off.
Work in all ends

Cuff Pattern for Light PINK hat:
Round 1 Attach Color A, Chain 3 Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off 
Round 2 Attach Color B, chain 1, Single Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 3 Attach Color A, chain 3, Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 4 Attach Color B, *(sc, in first st, sc with picot in next st, sc in next st) around.  
End off work in all ends.

Cuff Pattern for Hot Pink hat:
Round 1 Attach Color A, Chain 3 Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off 
Round 2 Change to Color B, chain 1, Single Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 3 Attach Color A, chain 3, Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 4 Attach Color B, *(chain 3, dc in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch, ch 3, dc in same stitch) around. 
End off work in all ends.
Pom-Pom
Using color of choice, make 1 ½ inch Pom-Pom. Leave long yarn tails. 
To secure Pom-pom to hat:

At top of hat, working on outside of hat, thread the yarn tails, of the completed Pom-Pom in opposite directions, under stitches at center top round of hat and pull each back to right side. Pull ends tightly under the Pom-Pom at the back of the hat, and tie knot as close to the hat as possible,  ''knot several times.

Trim ends the same length as the width of the Pom-Pom

Eye(s)
 
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn, Black, White, Gray
Size I – 9 US hook
Yarn Needle

Special Stitches *How to Tambour Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2arovVYJY

Note:
Before selecting/adding the number and size of the eye(s) consider the added weight to the front of the hat, in relation of the size of the designate hat and the sweet little head that will be wearing it. 

LARGE EYE - Hat with 1 eye:
Start with magic loop
Rnd 1. With black, 11 hd in ring, join. End off.
Rnd 2. Change to white, 2 dc in each stitch around, Join. (22 dc)

Use 2 strands of yarn:
Rnd 3. Change to gray, working as overlay *(Tambour Crochet), through both loop of double crochet, slip stitch in each stitch around two times, the second round on top of the first, to give the needed height to represent the depth of the Goggles.

Go to Rnd *4

 

SMALLER EYE - Hat with 2 eyes,
Start with magic loop
Rnd 1. With black, 11 single crochet in ring, join, end off.
Rnd 2. Change to white, 2 hd in each stitch around (22 dc) join, End off

Use 2 strands of yarn
Rnd 3. Change to gray, working as overlay *(Tambour Crochet), through both loop of double crochet, slip stitch in each stitch around two times, the second round on top of the first, to give the needed height to represent the depth of the Goggles.
 
Rnd *4. To end gray, cut one strand of gray yarn at 2 inches. Leave the second strand of gray yarn long enough to sew eye in place on hat.

To Create/Assemble hat:
Use any hat pattern you like, with or without earflaps. Use Yellow for the beginning rounds, work up until the last 6 rounds. Change to Black, work the next 2 rounds in half double crochet. Change back to yellow and complete hat pattern.  
Sew eye(s) in place, 
Use *(Tamboru Crochet) to add mouth.
Add wisps of black yarn for hair if desired.

Pair with Yellow Scarf and Yellow Mittens on which you have sewn "eye(s)" or not.