Sunday, 6 April 2014

Teddy Ear Hat

Here's a quick and easy little hat pattern for you.  Perfect for last minute gift ideas! And easy to personalise with your choice of colours and design.


Materials:

8ply acrylic yarn. I use Spotlights brand of Moda Vera.
4.5mm crochet hook, and a large eyed needle for weaving in ends.

Tips:

I crochet over my ends when I colour change by holding the yarn along the edge of my work and completing the stitch over the wool.  I leave a bit out and later thread it back under the stitches again using a wool needle.

The beginning Ch 3 of each round does NOT count as a DC.  Finish each round by slip stitching into the first DC not the Ch 3, this will create a less visible seam.

This hat is to suit a 1 year old. To change sizes simply do more or less increasing rounds before continuing with the main body of your hat.

The Pattern:

To begin chain 5 and join in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 12 DC in ring. (Ch 3 does NOT count as a st) Join with a slip st into first DC.
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st. 2 DC in each st around. Join with a slip st into first DC.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st. 1 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st. Repeat around. Join with a slip st into first DC.
Round 4: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st. 1 DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st. Repeat around. Join with a slip st in first DC.
Round 5: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st. 1 DC in next 3sts, 2 DC in next st. Repeat around. Join with a slip st in first DC.
Round 6: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st. 1 DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st. Repeat around. Join with a slip st in first DC.
Round 7-16: Ch 3, DC in same st. 1 DC in ea st around. Join with a slip st into the first DC.
Round 17: Change to colour B and ch 1. HDC in same st and each st around. Join with a sl st in first HDC.
Round 18: Change to colour C and ch 1. HDC in same st and each st around. Join with a sl st in first HDC.
Round 19: Change to colour D and ch 1. HDC in same st and each st around. Join with a sl st in first HDC.

The main part of the hat is now complete.

Ears: 

(make 2)

Using colour B, Ch 5 and join in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 1, 10 HDC in ring. Join with a sl st into first HDC.
Round 2: For this round you do not complete the round. Using colour C, perofrm 1 HDC in first st. 2 HDC in next 6 sts. 1 HDC next st.  Leave final sts unworked.
Round 3: Change to colour D. Starting in the previous rounds 1st HDC perform 2 HDC. 1 HDC in next st, 2 HDC in nxt st. Repeat 6 times. As before leave remaining sts unworked.

You should see you have created a semi circle. Fasten off and weave in ends with a wool needle.  Attach to hat using whip stitch with main hat colour.

A slightly different version for a baby boy.

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