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.

 

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