Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern


.Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern

My friend texted me a picture of a hat she saw someone wearing and asked me to make her one in pink and brown. I whipped up this pattern to recreate her pic and gave it to her for Christmas.

She wanted it to have a face with whiskers but by moving the placement of the ears, the hat has a totally different look. You could make any variation on the face and ears to create your own style of hat. This hat is made with two strands of yarn held together and it works up really quickly. It’s the same hat pattern I used for my Adult Flower Crochet Hat.

Supplies:
Two balls of worsted weight yarn for the hat. Color A. I used Caron Simply Soft
One ball of worsted weight yarn for the inside of the ears and face. Color B.
K hook
Tapestry needle

Gauge- 1st 3 rows = 4 inch diameter of the circle
Fits 21-23 inch head

Abbreviations:
Dc= double crochet
Ch= chain
Ss= slip stitch

Instructions:
For the hat
Using color A Using two strands of yarn held together
Row 1- Ch 4. (does not count as first dc) 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with ss at top of first dc. (10 dc)
Row 2- Ch 3. 2 dc in each st. Join with ss at top of first dc. (20 dc)
Row 3- Ch 3. (1 dc in first stitch, 2 dc in next). Join with ss at top of first dc. (30dc)
Row 4- Ch 3. (1 dc in first two stitches, 2 dc in next). Join with ss at top of first dc. (40 dc)
Row 5- Ch 3. (1 dc in first three stitches, 2 dc in next). Join with ss at top of first dc. (50 dc)
Row 6-11- Ch 3. 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss at top of first dc. Finish off. Weave in ends. (50 dc)
You may want to stop at row 10 or add a row 12 depending on the size of the head. If you are able to try it on your subject it will help you to determine the length. If this isn't possible stick with 11 rows.

For the ears- make 2
Using color B

Row 1- Ch 3. 10 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with ss at top of first hdc (10hdc)
Row 2- Ch 2. 2 hdc in each stitch leaving the last 3 unworked. Finish off (7 hdc)
Using color A
Row 3- Join in top of Ch 2. (1 hdc in next, 2 in next) 1 hdc in last (10 hdc)
Finish off and leave an extra long tail for sewing

For eyes- make 2
Using color B

Row 1- Ch 3. 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with ss.
Row 2- Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc. Join with ss.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

For nose
Using color B
Row 1- Ch 3. 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with ss.
Row 2- Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around. Join with ss.
Row 3- Ch 1. (1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next). Join with ss.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing

Attach the ears to the side of the hat using the picture as reference.
Attach the eyes and nose to the front of the hat using the picture as reference.
Add the whiskers using three long stitch. To make them more sturdy, catch a few dc stitches underneath before coming back up on the top of the hat.



Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern



Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern


Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern

Mouse or Bear Crochet Hat Pattern

You may use any of the patterns I create for personal use. If you would like to make an item to sell with my patterns you must link back to the pattern on my blog. You can not sell my patterns as your own.

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