Sunday, 20 January 2013

Valentines Kitty Hat

A friend of mine is having a baby and I have to wait to find out the sex so I decided to make her daughter a kitty hat and well since we all know Valentines Day is coming up I decided to incorporate that into the mix.






Materials:


5.00 mm crochet hook
DK or light worsted in white, pink,
Scissors
Tape measure
Yarn needle
Eyes/buttons
Stitch marker

Pattern:

Child Size: 20-22 inches

with white

Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, 10 hdc into circle, join with a slip stitch.

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. 2 hdc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch (20)

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. *hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch* join with a slip stitch (30)

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (40)

Round 5:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (50)

Round 6:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (60)

Round 7:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (70)

Increase rounds should measure 6 inches across

Round 8-17: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (70)

Join Pink

Round 18: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (70)

Join white

Round 19: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (70)

Ear flaps:


Continuing on from hat.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 15 stitches. (16 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 10, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (14 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (12 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (10 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (8 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (6 hdc)

Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog twice, hdc in last st. (4 hdc)

Count 20 from first ear flap and join white in the next stitch. Repeat instructions for first ear flap but don't finish off. 

You should have 20 stitches at the front between earflaps and 18 at the back.


Ch 1 and sc around until you reach the top of the first ear flap. There should be 4 stitches on top. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. When you reach the end of the ch, sc in the 3rd stitch (of the 4 on top of ear flap) and continue around until you get to the top of the second ear flap. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. Sc i next 2 stitches, join to first sc with a sl st and finish off.

Weave in ends.

Toddler Size: 18-21 inches

with white

Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, 11 hdc into circle, join with a slip stitch. (12)

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. 2 hdc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch (24)

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. *hdc, 2 hdc in next stitch* join with a slip stitch (36)

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 2 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (48)

Round 5:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (60)

Round 6:  Ch 2, hdc in same stitch as ch 2. * hdc in next 14 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch around* Join with a slip stitch (64)


Increase rounds should measure 5.5 inches across

Round 7-15: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (64)

Join pink

Round 16: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (64)

Join white

Round 17: Hdc around. Join with a slip stitch. (64)

Ear flaps:


Continuing on from hat.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 13 stitches. (14 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (12 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (10 hdc)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (8 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog, hdc in last st. (6 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog twice, hdc in last st. (4 hdc)

Finish off

With right side facing, count 18 from first ear flap and join white in the next stitch. Repeat instructions for first ear flap but don't finish off. 

You should have 18 stitches at the front between earflaps and 18 at the back.

Ch 1, turn. There should be 4 stitches on top. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. for spirals. When you reach the end of the ch, sc in the 3rd stitch (of the 4 on top of ear flap) and continue around until you get to the top of the second ear flap. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. Sc i next 2 stitches, join to first sc with a sl st and finish off.

Weave in ends.

Heart eye patch: with pink


I used the medium heart available here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/love-hearts/


Ears:

Make 2 pink 

Ch 1 does not count as a sc. 

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and remaining 8 ch's. (9 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (9 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, sc in next 5, sc2tog. (7 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (7 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, sc in next 3, sc2tog. (5 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (5 sc)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, sc in next 1, sc2tog. (3 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Sc across. (3 sc)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. sc3tog. (1 sc)

Finish off. Weave in ends.

Make 2 white (same as above) but don't finish off. Hold pink and white together and with white side facing you  sc them together. Join to first sc with a sl st. Ch 1, turn. (pink side facing) sc around again. Join to first sc with a sl st and finish off.

Nose: With Black


Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. sc2tog twice. (2 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1 sc)

Ch 1, sc around. Join to first sc with a sl st.


Weave in all ends and sew pieces following picture. Embroider mouth and whiskers following picture. 

18 comments :

  1. Thank you very much. I am learning a lot with your tutorials. Hugs from Córdoba, Argentina.

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  2. This is ADORABLE...thanks SO much for sharing!!

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  3. My daughter (and I) love this! It is super cute and a nice Valentine's day hat! Thank you for sharing! Rhondda

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  4. On round 6 for the toddler size, do you mean to say 4 hdc and then 2 hdc in the same stitch or 14 hdc and 2 hdc in the same stitch?

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  5. Hi there, 14 is correct as we only need to increase to 64.

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  6. Hello. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous pattern. I have five granddaughters and this has solved my problem of what to get them for Valentines!! You are marked one of my favorites!!! Take care. Jeanine

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  7. Love this! I linked to it on moogly this morning! :) http://www.mooglyblog.com/valentines-day-crochet-patterns/

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  8. How do you do the curly braids? I didn't see that in the pattern.

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    1. Hi there, these are the instructions in the pattern for the curly braids

      Ch 1, turn. There should be 4 stitches on top. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. for spirals. When you reach the end of the ch, sc in the 3rd stitch (of the 4 on top of ear flap) and continue around until you get to the top of the second ear flap. Sc in first and second stitch. Ch 41, 2 hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and in remaining ch's. Sc i next 2 stitches, join to first sc with a sl st and finish off.

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  9. I would like to use Red heart super saver which is heavier. Can I use a smaller hook and get the same results for a child size?

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    1. Provided your increase rounds measure the same as mine you should be fine. So for child size measure after round 7. If the diameter is 6 inches you should be fine. If not adjust your hook size accordingly

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  10. Thank you so much. I love this pattern.

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  11. Thanks ... my kiddies are going to look so adorable this week sporting their Kitty and Puppy Valentine Beanie. <3

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  12. My daughters bf is due with her 1st(a girl) in October.. and we are starting now..making all different types of things; hats, blankets, toys, and this hat is Adorable..going to have to make another trip to Michael's this weekend--- need more wool...lol

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  13. Do you have a pattern for newborn size?

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