Animal Hats

© Crafty Charli

  • I have created a basic “hat with chin strap” base which lends itself to any choice of animal eg: Bunny; Bear; Dog; Cat; Fox; Giraffe; Unicorn.
  • I will add the patterns (& links if applicable) for different ears soon but for now I’ve just added some “Bunny” ears.
  • Giraffe & Unicorns also have horns which I will add when I add their ears patterns.
  • I have included both UK and US versions.
  • You may sell hats made from this pattern but NOT the pattern itself… the pattern MUST remain FREE.
  • I will add photo’s of the different finished hats as I make them.

 Materials:

  • 100g 8ply yarn of choice
  • 5mm (E/4) & 4.5mm (#7) hooks
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch Markers [SM]

Pattern: [UK]

Hat Base: 

R1: [4.5mm] ch48, dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in ea ch across, turn [48]

R2-17: ch (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, dc in ea dc across (including top of beg ch of prev R), turn [48]

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing seam closed.

R18: Count in 17 dc (including turning ch), slst join yarn to next dc, ch (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 13 dc, turn [14]

R19-35: ch (counts as 1st dc), skip 1st dc, dc12, dc in top of beg ch of prev R, turn [14]

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing seam closed.

Sew seams closed. [see picture]

Ribbing: (working in opposite side of beg ch of Hat Base)

R1: [3.5mm] Join yarn to beg of R1 of Hat Base, ch2 (counts as 1st tr), tr in ea of beg ch across, turn [48]

R2-3: ch2 (counts as bptr), (fptr, bptr) across, tr in top of ch2 of prev R, turn [48]

DO NOT FASTEN OFF continue to chin strap

Chin Strap:

R1: [3.5mm] loosely ch14, slst to opposite end of Ribbing (this will be your chin strap), ch2 (counts as 1st tr), tr in ea ch across (14), tr in end of ea row to 1st seam (20), continue to tr in ea dc to 2nd seam (14), tr in end of ea row to beg ch2 (20), slst to top of beg ch2 [68]

R2-6: ch2 (counts as 1st bptr), (fptr, bptr) around, slst in top of beg ch2 [68]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bunny Ears: (x 2) 

Work in spirals without joining. Use SM. [3.5mm]

R1:  dc4 in MR and tighten the loop [4]
R2:  2dc x 4 [8]
R3:  [dc, 2dc] x 4 [12]
R4:  dc, 2dc, [dc2, 2dc] x 3, dc [16]
R5:  [dc3, 2dc] x 4 [20]
R6:  dc2, 2dc, [dc4, 2dc] x 3, dc 2 [24]
R7:  [dc5, 2dc] x 4 [28]
R8-56: dc around [28]
R57-58: fold flat; dc across through both layers [14]
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to hat using picture as a guide

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Pattern [US]

Hat Base:

R1: [#7] ch48, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across, turn [48]

R2-17: ch (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st sc, sc in ea sc across (including top of beg ch of prev R), turn [48]

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing seam closed.

R18: Count in 17 sc (including turning ch), slst join yarn to next sc, ch (counts as 1st sc), sc in next 13 sc, turn [14]

R19-35: ch (counts as 1st sc), skip 1st sc, sc12, sc in top of beg ch of prev R, turn [14]

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing seam closed.

Sew seams closed. [see picture]

Ribbing: (working in opposite side of beg ch of Hat Base)

R1: [E/4] Join yarn to beg of R1 of Hat Base, ch2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in ea of beg ch across, turn [48]

R2-3: ch2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc, bpdc) across, dc in top of ch2 of prev R,turn [48]

DO NOT FASTEN OFF continue to chin strap

Chin Strap:

R1: [E/4] loosely ch14, slst to opposite end of Ribbing (this will be your chin strap), ch2 (counts as 1st dc), dc in ea ch across (14), dc in end of ea row to 1st seam (20), continue to dc in ea sc to 2nd seam (14), dc in end of ea row to beg ch2 (20), slst to top of beg ch2 [68]

R2-6: ch2 (counts as 1st bpdc), (fpdc, bpdc) around, slst in top of beg ch2 [68]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bunny Ears: (x 2) 

Work in spirals without joining. Use SM. [E/4]

R1:  sc4 in MR and tighten the loop [4]
R2:  2sc x 4 [8]
R3:  [sc, 2sc] x 4 [12]
R4:  sc, 2sc, [sc2, 2sc] x 3, sc [16]
R5:  [sc3, 2sc] x 4 [20]
R6:  sc2, 2sc, [sc4, 2sc] x 3, sc 2 [24]
R7:  [sc5, 2sc] x 4 [28]
R8-56: sc around [28]
R57-58: fold flat; sc across through both layers [14]
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew to hat using picture as a guide.

 

Giving to my BFF’s

Hi all,

It’s been awhile since I shared anything… not a well woman these days… but thinking positively I have been a little busy also…

At 52, I have 2 women in my life that I can truly call my best friends… the first, Carrol, I have known for 21 years this May… the second, Lyn, I have known for 15 years also this May… I met both of them in different towns at different stages of my life. Carrol I met in a western Queensland town called Quilpie (beautiful opal country) and Lyn I met right here in Toowoomba.

Carrol loves Sunflowers, Lyn loves Blue Wrens and I love Butterflies. Besides doting on our grandchildren nothing give us… well me anyway 😀 … more joy than to give each other gifts of the thing they love the most… I make theirs of course…

Last Nov (2015) Lyn turned 55 so I made her a friendship quilt with 2 Blue Wren in the centre (male & female) and they were surrounded by embroidered friendship quotes, she loved it… and I hear she won’t even share it with her hubby on cold nights hehe…

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Now, Carrol will be 60 this May (2016) so I searched Google using,”crochet sunflower patterns free”, and found this sunflower hexagon idea from Zelna at zootyowlcards.blogspot.com who in turn referenced her creation to FIONA so then I searched Google again using, “crochet hexagon pattern free” to put with the Sunflower ones, I found this one… crafts.tutsplus.com and the end result is this Lap-ghan I have finally finished for Carrol’s birthday present… I intend to add a few other little things to the box like a Sunflower Potholder I’ve half finished from a pattern I bought off Ravelry “The Crocodile Flower” by Joyce Lewis, and some Sunflower Coasters and a couple of hand-towels I found.

Anyway I just wanted to share my finished lap-ghan I’ve named “Sunshine & Cream”. I hope you all like it as much as I do (I love the honeycomb effect) and I hope Carrol will too.

Thanks for reading my long winded post 😛  I wish you all – Love & Happiness; Peace & Harmony in everything you do… xo

Different Crochet Terms

For those of you trying to convert my UK term patterns to US terms this might help…

slip stitch (slst) and chain (ch) mean the same in both US & UK
US single crochet (sc) = UK double crochet (dc) – (insert hook, yo, pull up loop, yo pull through both loops)
US double crochet (dc) = UK treble crochet (tr) – (yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2)
US half double crochet (hdc) = UK half treble crochet (htr) – (yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all 3 loops)
US treble crochet (tr) = UK double treble crochet (dtr) – (yo twice, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2)
US double treble crochet (dtr) = UK triple treble crochet (trtr) – (yo 3x, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2)

Shark Slippers for other sizes

Since these were made to fit Ollie’s foot measurements I suggest you take measurements in the same places as I did for him and go from there…
Guage: Using 8 ply yarn & 4mm hook… 1 x dc (sc) = approx 0.5cm… 2 rows = 1 cm

so for instance if your foot was 12cm from one side, across the top & down the other side then you will need it to be 24 dc (sc) across…

also the number of rows would need to be change to match foot length in the toe to snout and heel to toe sections…

Crochet Terms in my Patterns

Hi all,

As you can see from my Blog Title I am an Australian.

I like to crochet in UK terms… any pattern I download that are in USA terms I copy into word (if possible) and change them to UK terms before I print them.

So my patterns on my blog are in UK terms.. I will endeavour to put US terms at the end of each pattern

Please be aware of this when trying to follow my patterns… hehe

Cheers Charli 😀