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Fits 2 – 10 years
Materials: 3oz Yellow
Small amounts of grey, black and white
Size F crochet hook
2 small blue rubber bands
About a dozen safety pins (to pin parts in place before sewing them on)
NOTE: Ch. 2 DOES NOT count as a dc. 1st st is always in same st as joining.
Each RND direction is the pattern for that round.
Never knot ends, always weave them in to inner side of hat.
Ch3, sl st in 1st ch to form ring. sl st to join, ch.2
Rnd 1: 11dc in the center of the ring, sl st to join, ch.2. (11st)
Rnd 2: Inc. (2 dc in the same st) repeat around, sl st to join, ch.2 (22st)
Rnd 3: Inc., dc in next st., repeat around, sl st to join, ch.2 (33st)
Rnd 4: Inc., dc in next 2 st., repeat around, sl st to join, ch.2 (44st)
Rnd 5: Inc., dc in next 3 st., repeat around, sl st to join, ch.2 (55st)
Rnd 6: Inc., dc in next 4 st., repeat around, sl st to join, ch.2 (66st)
Rnd7-12: Dc. In each st. around, sl st to join, ch.2 (66st) At end of Rnd 12, during sl st change color to blue, ch. 2.
Rnd 13: (making straps during this Rnd) Dc in the next 9 st, ch. 30, sc back down ch, dc in the next 48 st, ch.30, sc back down ch., dc in last 9 st., sl st to join, ch.2 (66st) Using safty pins, pin end of strap 18 st from the beg of strap and pin the center of strap to the 4th row up. (Repeat for other side)
Rnd 14: Dc in each st around. sl st to join, end off if adding earflaps. If you do not want ear flaps ch 1., sc around then end off and skip Ear flap directions. (66st).
Row 1: Skip 12 st from center of back, attach blue, ch. 2, Dc in the next 10 st., ch 2, turn. (10st)
Row 2: Dec., dc in next 6 st., dec, ch 2, turn (8st)
Row 3: Dec., dc in next 4 st., dec, ch 2, turn (6st)
Row 4: Dec., dc in next 2 st., dec, ch 2, turn (4st)
Row 5: Dec., 2 times, ch 2, turn (2st)
Row 6: Dec., end off.
Repeat for the other side. End off.
Reattach blue anywhere on the back of the hat, sc around, end off and weave in ends.
With black ch3, sl st in 1st ch to form ring, sl st to join, ch.2
Rnd 1: 6 hdc in center of ring, sl st to join, ch.2 (6st)
Rnd 2: Inc in each st around, during sl st change color to white, ch 2 (12st)
Rnd 3: Inc, hdc next st, around, during sl st change color to grey, ch 2 (18st)
Rnd 4: Inc, hdc in next 2 st, sl st to join, ch. 1 (24st)
Rnd 5: Sc. Inc., sc in next 3st, sl st to join. End off leaving a 24 inch tail for sewing to hat. Pin bottom of eye on 3rd row above blue and centered between the blue straps.
With black, ch. 65, turn and hdc in each ch. across. End off leaving a 68 inch tail for sewing to hat. Pin band on hat at 2nd row above shoulder strap. Strap should join to either side of eye.
Ch. 15 End off leaving a 4 inch tail, sew on between eye and blue.
After making sure all your parts are placed where you want them sew them on with the yarn needle.
Note: For glasses band and straps, sew along both edges. For sewing on straps cut (2) 36 inch pieces of blue. Weave a small portion into hat to get it started in the same way you weave in finishing ends.
Using a piece of cardboard (about 3 fingers wide) wrap black around 12 times. Putting scissors between cardboard and outer side of yarn cut. You should have 12 strands.
Put hook through any stich on top of head, with a strand of black folded in half pull black loop halfway through, putting hook through black loop, pull other half of black strand through black loop. Pull tight. Place other 11 strands of black randomly on head. Trim to about half the length so that it ‘stand”up.
Cut (6) 24 inch stands of blue. Using all 6 strand at once fold in half and place on the bottom of the ear flap in the same way you added the hair. Separate strands into 3 sections (4 strands per section) and then braid. You can either use a blue rubber band (the small kind you use for ponytails) to bind.
Pattern By: Pam Chadwick