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Some of you may want a crochet pattern for these hats... Okay, I've NEVER written a pattern before, and I had a terrible time with the pink yarn. I got the blue hat right on the first try, but that pink one.... OMG... I have 2 hats that are way too small, 1 that is way too large, and 1 that was missing a row of light pink so the strip wasn't as big as it should've been. So I wrote down what I did... I find that when I follow most crochet hat patterns, I end up with a large circle that is slightly curled on the ends, not an actual hat... so I wrote down what works for ME... Here goes...
BABY (9 -12 months) EARFLAP SKULLY HAT: (This hat fits my 11 month old and my neighbor's 10 month old babies)
- MC =Main Color
- CC = Contrast Color
- hdc = half double crochet
- dec = yarn over and draw up a loop in next hdc, draw up a loop in next hdc, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook
Magic Ring (don't know how to do it? Click Here for instructions & a pictorial.)
Round 1: With MC Ch 2, 12 hdc in ring; join with a sl st in first hdc – 12 hdc.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Round 3: Ch 2, [1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around, join.
Round 4: With CC, Ch 2, [1 hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc] around, join. Round
5: With MC, Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Round 6: Repeat 5
Round 7: With CC, Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Round 8 - 9: Repeat 7
Round 10: With MC, Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Round 11: Repeat 10 Round
12: With CC, Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Round 13 - 16: With MC, Ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, join.
Row 1: With right side facing, join MC in 8th hdc from back joining, ch 2, hdc in next 10 hdc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dec, hdc in next 7 hdc, dec, turn
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dec, hdc in next 5 hdc, dec, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, dec, hdc in next 3 hdc, dec, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, dec, hdc in next hdc, dec. Fasten off.
*Repeat for the 2nd earflap.
Edging: With right side facing, join MC in any st on outer edge of hat, ch 1, sc evenly around entire edge of hat and earflaps, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Ties: Cut 9 (3 of each color) strips of yarn double the length of your desired length for the ties. Fold one bundle strands in half and attach through bottom end of one earflap. Divide strands in thirds and tightly braid strands together. Tie in an overhand knot at the end of the braid. Repeat on the other earflap.
Skull: With Black yarn, magic ring...
Round 1: Ch 2, 12 dc, join.
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each dc, join.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc around, join. Mouth: Ch 2, 1 hdc in the next 6 sc. Finish off.
Cross bones: Ch 8 hdc in 2nd space from hook, hdc to the end ch 2, 6 hdc into the end to form a rounded shape, join and finish off. *make 4 and use a yarn needle to sew these onto the skull. *use a yarn needle and gray yarn to sew on the face as pictured or as desired *sew skull onto the hat using a yarn needle and black yarn & finish!
|I added store bought crochet labels to the hats and wrote my "name" on the labels.|