I haven't posted the new rug patterns as promised. Please forgive me for that as well. I have been struggling with a horribly nasty cold for two weeks now. It seems to get worse every day. I thought colds were supposed to improve every day:(
I've been so, so lazy this weekend...watching tv, basketball (my Tarheels). I haven't even cooked a meal. Michael went out and brought home our meals for three days now. Being sick is not all bad...hehe:D
Anyway here is the pattern and please overlook any craziness with the instructions...I wrote this up pretty quickly. I will go back over it tomorrow and correct needed mistakes. I will also take more detailed photos and post those as well.
Worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice Baby in White and Cherry)
Small amount of black and yellow
Size G and H crochet hooks
Fits a small child to teen/ small adult
It is very easy to alter the size. Just take out an increase row and an even row for a toddler or add an increase row and an even row for an adult size
Edit: I have received lots of questions about sizing so I would recommend using this chart. I posted this in June.
Note: I hate the seam. You can see it in one of the photos below. To make a seamless one, just keep going around without joining. Just keep up with your first st (marking it if you have to). When you get to the earflap just start with the singles (eliminating the join).
With H hook (G if you crochet loosely)
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 7 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st. (8 hdc the first 2 chains count as the first hdc of the rnd)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st. 2 hdc in each st around, join. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st) around, join. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 sts. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts) around, join. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts) around, join. (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 sts. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts) around, join. (48 hdc)
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 sts. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts) around, join. (56 hdc)
Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 sts. (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts) around, join. (64 hdc)
Rnd 9- 17: Ch 2, hdc in next st. Hdc in each st around, join. (64 hdc)
Row 1: Sc in same st as join. Sc in next 12 sts. Ch 1, turn. (13 sc)
Row 2: Sc2tog over the first 2 sts, sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
Row 3: Repeat row 2, until 1 st remains. Finish off.
Row 1: Skip next 21 sts and attach with sl st in the next st. Ch 1 and sc in the same st and in next 12 sts, Ch 1, turn (13 sc)
Row 2: Sc2tog over the first 2 sts. Sc across. (12 sc)
Row 3: Repeat row 2 until 1 st remains. Ch 1 and do not finish off.
Work a round of sc around the hat, placing 3 sc in the point of each earflap. Finish off
Leaving approximately 12 inches of tail, attach Red to one of the earflaps. Work a round of sc around the edge, leaving a finishing tail long enough to use in the braid. I start and finish with long tails so I can use them to braid with and won’t have to weave them into the hat.
You'll notice that the earflaps are not totally centered. The front of the hat is the side where there is more space between earflaps. Make sure you take note of this when you begin sewing your eyes, nose, ears, and bow onto the hat.
Eyes (G hook)
With Black, Ch 5
2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in the next 2 chs. 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. You will work in the opposite side of the ch. Sc in next 2 chs. Sc in last ch which is the first ch. (10 sc)
Don’t fret too much over the eyes and nose…They do not have to be exact, just small ovals.
Nose (G hook)
With Yellow Ch 4
2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn. Work in the opposite side of the ch. Sc in next ch, sc in next st. Sc in same chain as the first sc worked. You’ll end with a small oval shape. (8 sc)
Ears (G hook) and holding 2 strands of yarn together
With White Ch 3
Row 1: 7 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 1, turn (7 hdc)
Row 2: 2 sc in first st. sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. (12 sts) Finish off.
With Red Ch 11
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (10 hdc)
Rows 2- 10: Hdc in each st. Finish off
Take a long strand of Red and wrap around the middle of the bow to draw it in. Wrap several times. Tie the ends in the back of the bow. Using the yarn needle weave the ends into the bow to hide then use these same ends to sew onto the hat. Sew the middle of the bow and bottom of the bow onto the hat. I found that if you do not sew the bottom of the bow to the hat, it will curl up.
Use a yarn needle to embroider the whiskers. They will be straight if you work into the stitches and not in-between them.
I used only the red, but you can make them however you wish. I used 15 strips for each earflap.
Sew the eyes and nose onto the hat. Do not sew the eyes too close together. Mine may be a little too far apart. I used a picture to go by.
There you go...enjoy!
Please do not hesitate to inform me if you find mistakes, or have any difficulty with these instructions.