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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Valentines Puppy Hat


I made the Kitty Hat and I thought why not a puppy for the boys. Of course this could also be done in a variety of different colour's and will also work for a girl. This free pattern is written in child size and toddler size but you could also find another beanie pattern and add the ears etc. I have included instructions for spirals as well as the ties. You could also add braids but personally I hate the time they take and I think these look just as cute. 

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Materials:

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

Gauge: 6 rows and 7 stitches = 2 inches. Done in hdc.


THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN US TERMS. IF YOU NEED HELP CONVERTING STITCHES TO UK TERMS PLEASE SEE THIS CHART THAT ALSO PROVIDES LINKS TO VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE BASIC STITCHES.  IF YOU NEED MORE ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE SEARCH YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE THE STITCH

Pattern:

Child Size = 20" - 22"

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 Blue

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 if you want spirals like the Kitty Hat).(sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in the remaining chains if you want ties like the puppy hat). 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

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 Blue

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) (sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and remaining chains for ties. 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 blue

I used the medium heart available here: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/love-hearts/  I used a 5 mm hook.

Leave a tail for sewing

Nose: with black

Starting with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, 8 sc into the circle, join to first sc with a sl st.

Finish off leaving a tail for sewing.

Ears:

With blue, make 2

Row 1: Ch 11, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across (10)
Row 2-7: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across (10)
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4, hdc2tog, hdc in last stitch (8 hdc)
Row 9-10: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. (8)
Row 11: ch 2, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2, hdc2tog, hdc in last stitch. (6 hdc)
Row 12-13: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Make 2 white ears the same as blue

Hold a blue and white ear wrong side together. With white facing ch 1 and sc around through both ears to join. Join to beginning ch 1 with a sl st. Ch 1, turn. Sc around, join to first sc with a sl st.

Finish off leaving a tail for sewing. Repeat for other ear.

Sew ears, nose, eye patch and eyes to hat. If using buttons for eyes make sure they are secure for younger children and keep a close watch. You could also crochet small circles for eyes.

5 comments :

  1. Making the puppy ears on this if I do as it says and "Ch 11, hdc in 3rd ch from the hook and across" I come up with 9 stitches instead of 10 as you say. So should I be chaining 12 or should I hdc in the 2nd ch?

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    1. Hi there, the way I learned to crochet was that the ch 2 or ch 3 always counts as a stitch. So if you hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook you are skipping 2 chains which come up to make a stitch. Does that make sense? Check out this link http://crochet.about.com/od/learntocrochet/tp/half-double-crochet-stitch.htm

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  2. LOVE your site! Just found you and I will be back! Using ear pattern on my own beanie to make a puppy hat for grand baby. :0)

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    1. 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.

      http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/2013/01/valentines-kitty-hat.html

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