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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bear Hat


Here is a basic pattern for the pieces that attach to a bear hat. First you will need the pattern for the basic earflap hat which you can find here http://ruthmcneilsblogging.blogspot.com/2011/11/basic-hat-with-earflaps-i-had-request.html
Then you will need yarn for the colors of the bear. I did a polar bear because my son loves them. But if you did brown with black instead of white and black you have a brown bear....voila!

Materials
Hook size H 5mm
Worsted weight yarn in white (or brown)
Worsted weight yarn in black


NOTE* This is a pattern for pieces that you sew on. Not a hat pattern

Ears (make 2)
Chain 2
  1. Sc 6 in first chain, working in rounds use stitch marker
  2. 2 sc in each stitch around (using stitch marker)
  3. *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next* repeat around
  4. Sc around
  5. Sc around
  6. Sc around Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing
*When sewing on ears you will be folding them so they for a sort of cup. The bottom of the ears that you sew onto the hat are the open end of the ears.

Eyes (make 2)

With black Chain 2
1. In first chain Sc 6 Attach to first sc fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Nose
With black chain 2

1. 6 Sc in first chain, Break black and join white, working in rounds use stitch marker
2. *Sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next, repeat from * all the way around
3. Repeat row 2
4. Sc around
5. Repeat round 4 fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing
**If you want a larger nose just add an extra row of sc....or for a wider nose add an increasing row

Sew all pieces onto hat in appropriate places and there you go!! Happy Crocheting!!



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Basic Hat with earflaps

I had a request recently to write a pattern for some animal hats. I love doing animal hats and have done enough that it wasnt too hard a request. The hat pattern is always the same so I figured I would write the hat pattern and then the "parts" of the hats in seperate entries. That way I dont have to keep writing out the hat. The earflaps and braids on these hats are optional and are totally what you prefer. I love the earflaps though, so most of my hats have them!

Supplies

Size H 5mm hook
Any worsted weight yarn
Yarn needle


Chain 2
6 SC in first Chain space
2 SC in each SC around
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next, 2 SC in next SC space continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next two spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, 1 SC in next three spaces, *2 SC in next SC space, 1 SC in next 4 SC spaces, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next five spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next six spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from*
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next seven spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, * 1 SC in next eight spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from*
2 SC in first SC space, * 1 SC in next nine spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from*
2 SC in first SC space, * 1 SC in next ten spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next eleven spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, * 1 SC in next twelve spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
2 SC in first SC space, *1 SC in next thirteen spaces, 2 SC in next SC space, continue from *
SC around
SC around
Break A and fasten B
SC around
Break B and Fasten C
SC around until you have a total of 35 rows from top to bottom ( if your head is smaller or larger, add or subtract rows)
Break C and tie off. Weave in ends

Ear flaps: make two
Chain 15
SC in second chain from hook and all the way across
SC2TOG, SC across, CH 1, turn
*Continue this pattern until you have 1 SC space left, SC in last space
SC all the way around the earflap, leave a long tail for sewing, You will end up with a tail at the bottom of your earflap, what I do is weave it through so the tail comes out of the end of the top and I then use the tail to attach the ear flap onto the hat
For the braids that come off of the earflaps I take six long pieces of yarn (approx. about twenty inches give or take) and pull them through the last sc space on the bottom of the earflap. I then braid them down until I get the desired length I want and tie them off (tightly) with a smaller piece of yarn of the same color. then trim the bottom so the fringe is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long.