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Monday, December 5, 2011

Crochet Zebra Child Ear flap hat

Crochet Zebra Child Ear flap hat




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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

Supplies:
White and Black Red Heart yarn
H Hook
G Hook
Yarn needle
Black fun fur yarn
2 buttons

Abbreviations:
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.

Instructions:
(for the color change, switch your yarn before you sl st on the top chain of each ending row.)

H hook, white yarn and black yarn for the stripes. Start with black yarn,
ch 5- slip stitch to form a ring, start with black yarn
rnd 1. ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st. on top of ch 3. -12 sts.
rnd 2. ch 2, dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each st. around. join with sl st on top of chain 2. -24 sts. Now change to white yarn
rnd 3. ch 2 counts as the first stitch, *2dc in next st., dc in the next stitch, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -36 sts.
rnd 4. ch 2, 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. Switch to white yarn and then black yarn and back and forth for the stripes until your hat is finished
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)
rnd 6-. *ch 2, dc in each st around, join sl st., *repeat. continue until the hat reaches 7 inches, sl st. fasten off. (if this is a smaller size the length will be shorter, look above for sizes and what hook to use.)

Ear flaps:
 Make 2, H hook, black yarn,1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your black yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat.  Switch back and forth with White and Black  yarn
 So I did 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 black and white 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 black yarn.

Eyes: Make 2, Sew on buttons, sew them about 2 inches apart, above the muzzle.
Ears: Make 4, G hook, For the first 2 part of the ears, use Black 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.

The back of the 2 Ears, Use white yarn, Make 2,
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. Single crochet the black and white ears together with white yarn. Join the other black and white ears together with a single crochet with white yarn again. Place the ears about 2 inches apart, with the black center part of the ear facing the front of the hat.

Muzzle
G hook, black 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, -36 sc
fasten off.

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 zebra. Use the fun fur yarn down the back of the hat too. Note: Seems the double crochet pattern works best when making color changes.

11 comments:

bnrscorpion said...

Amy, you are SO VERY talented!! Thanks for sharing all these cute patterns. I'm collecting them so I can make them for our church bazaar next year. I found your site too late for this year. I can follow a pattern by cannot create. Barb

Amy Lesko said...

I love this one!! So adorable!!

needlekrafter said...

Oh Amy- I LOVE this one. I was just looking for a zebra hat, and lo and behold, here it was. Thank you for sharing your talent and beautiful patterns with us all.

Momwithahook said...

Glad to have found this. I try and avoid color changes but for this cute little zebra hat - I'll jump in.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! fantastic! I can't wait to try one. Than you for sharing!

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Patricia V said...

I was wondering if you knew how to make a cow hat?

joyce said...

Àny chance you have a train
hat

JessicaAnn said...

I have made 2 attempts so far to make this hat but I think I am missing something. It keeps turning out flat, then hat shaped :-(. Can you provide any suggestions of what I may be doing wrong?

Amy said...

I'm not sure what to suggest, YouTube.com has great videos on making hats

Amy said...

I'm not sure what to suggest, YouTube.com has great videos on making hats