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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crochet Horse Child Ear flap hat

Crochet Horse Child Ear flap hat

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How to Crochet a Double Crochet  Newborn Hat -All Sizes Tutorial Videos!

Crochet Hat sizes with this Double crochet pattern
Newborn baby head circumference, 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= D hook, 
Baby 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"=E hook, 
baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=F hook,
toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =G hook, 
child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=H hook, 
teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"=I hook, 
Adult women, 21.5"-22.5", hat length, 8"= J

Impeccable Brown and Dark brown yarn, H Hook, G Hook,Yarn needle, buttons
Black fun fur yarn

I made this for a 5 year old, see above sizes.

dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, sc2tog=single crochet 2 together, I made this for my 4 year old, measures 19-20 inches around and length= 7 inches long.

Brown yarn
H hook,
Two ways to start this Hat with a Magic Circle or Do Rnd 1:
Here is a Magic Circle with Double Crochet Video, then Continue on to Rnd 2: or Do Rnd 1: Instead of the Magic Circle:
rnd 1: ch 5- slip stitch to form a ring, ch 3 (counts as a Dc), 11 dc in the ring, join with sl st. on top of ch 3. -12 sts.

rnd 2. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each st. around. join with sl st on top of chain 2. -24 sts.
rnd 3. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), *2dc in next st., dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -36 sts.
rnd 4. ch 2, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the next st., 2dc in the next st., *dc in the next two stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -48 sts.
rnd 5. ch 2,(Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two sts., 2dc in the next stitch; *dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch.  repeat from * around, join (60 sts) 
rnds 6- Continue with, *ch2, dc in each st around, join *Repeat to length that is about 7 inches long or to your desired length, Slip stitch.

Ear flaps:
Make 2, H hook, brown yarn,1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your brown yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat. So I do the ear flap on the side of the hat) 2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. Follow directions below for both ear flaps.
Row 1. ch 2. dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn. -11 sts
Row 2. ch 2. dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -9
Row 3. ch 2. dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn. -7
Row 4. ch 2. dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -5
Row 5. ch 2. dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through -3 
The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, use brown and light brown yarn yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.
sc around the edge of the hat with Dark Brown yarn.

Eyes: Make 2, Sew on buttons, sew them about 2 inches apart, above the muzzle.

Ears: Make 4, G hook, Brown yarn, ch 5,
Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 4 sc. Turn each row.
Rows 2-4. Ch 1, sc in each sc. Row 5 Ch 1, (sc2tog) twice – 2 sc. Row 6 Ch 1, sc2tog – 1 sc. Fasten off.

Join two ears together with a single crochet with dark brown. Place the ears about 2 inches apart on top of the hat.

Muzzle: G hook, Dark brown yarn,
ch 2, sc from the 2nd chain from the hook 6 times, sl st -6 sc
rnd 1. sc in the same stitch, 2sc in each stitch around, use a marker to keep track of your rounds -12 sc
rnd 2. *sc in the next stitch, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, -18 sc
rnd 3. *sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, -24 sc
rnd 4. *sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, -30 sc
rnd 5. *sc in the next 4 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat, fasten off -36 sc

Using a sewing needle, sew with white yarn two nose slits on each side of the muzzle. Attach to the bottom center of the hat. Using stuffing as you sew the muzzle on the hat.

Hair Main: Using black fun fur yarn, sl st, then single crochet around the top of the head a few times between the ears until you have a desired main look for your horse. Use the fun fur yarn down the back of the hat too.


needlekrafter said...

Oh he's so cute. I didn't think that you could top some of your other hats, but this one is so cute. Thank you, Amy, for sharing all of these wonderful patterns.

jrmathers said...

you are so creative. i just love all your patterns

Anonymous said...

thank u amy my daughter that is 8 asked me the other day for a crochet horse hat u made her christmas thank u

Anonymous said...

i love your patterns use alot for hats im looking for a way to make a cow hat do you have this

Amy said...

I don't, try raverly knit site, they might, I'm sick right mow with being newly pregnant, so I haven't made anymore.

Anonymous said...

try this for a cow hat

Tiffany D said...

Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. Perfect Christmas gifts for the little people in my family. I linked your blog to my post. Here is what I made