Saturday, February 17, 2018

Farm Animal Puppets...

For the past few days, I've been working on a new Puppet collection - Farm Animals.  The collection will include:  a Cow, Horse, Pig, Chick and a Frog.  I may add more later on.

My Woodland Puppets were well received at Stanford Children's Hospital by a fellow crocheter who used my pattern so I thought it was time to design more Puppets.

I plan to donate this Farm Collection to my church to use in storytime and puppet shows with the younger children.

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Farm Animal Hand Puppets



Farm Animal Hand Puppets Pattern
Size:  Each puppet measures approximately 9" tall

Gauge:  I did not gauge this pattern

Materials:
--4.5mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in white, black, yellow, orange, red, pink, green, brown, tan/light brown
--small amount of polyfil (for cow, horse and pig's nose)
--tapestry needle for weaving 

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
St:  stitch(es)
Sl st:  slip stitch
Sk:  skip
SC:  single crochet
SC2tog:  single crochet 2 stitches together (creates a decrease)
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together (creates a decrease) 
HDC:  half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Directions:

Before assembling your puppets, be sure to read through the directions.  The facial features are added before the front and back pieces are joined together.  The ears, horns, hair are added after the front and back pieces are joined together...

Basic Puppet Pattern - make 2 pieces (front & back)
1.  Ch21.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
2-10.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (20)
11.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 18 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (22)
12.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (22)
13.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 20 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
14.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
15.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 22 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)
16.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)
17.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 24 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (28)
18.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (28)
19.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 26 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (30)
20.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and weave ends.  (30)
21.  Sk the first 6 st.  Join yarn in next st and Ch1.  1 SC in same st as Ch1 and into the next 17 st.     Ch1 and turn.  (18)
22-27.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (18)
28.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 14 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
29.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
30.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 12 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
31.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (14)
32.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 10 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
33.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
34.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 8 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
35.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
36.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 6 st, SC2tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
37.  1 SC in each st across.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching front and back together.  (8)

-- Do not join the front and back pieces together yet -- 

Assembly Directions:
1.  First, you will want to make and add your facial features to the front side of one piece.  
2.  Next, you will place the right sides together and whipstitch up the side, across the top and down the other side together.   
3.  Then, you will turn right sides out and attach the ears, horns and/or hair (and eyes for the frog).

A.  Cow:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

Horns (make 2):
1.  With yellow yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2-4.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 4, FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (6)

Nose:
1.  With pink yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  
4.  Use black yarn and embroider nostrils (see pic for help)

Ears (make 2):
(I made 1 black and 1 white) 
1.  6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3-4.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 4, FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.

Spots:
Small (2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (9)

Large (1):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (12)

Assembly:
1.  Attach eyes.  
2.  Attach nose.  Before closing up, add a small amount of polyfil.
3.  Attach spots.
4.  Attach front and back sides together.  See above for further explanation on how to do this.
5.  Attach horns at the top.
6.  Attach ears on each side.  

B.  Chick:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

Beak:
1.  With orange yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in each of the next 5 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (7)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in each of the next 6 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in each of the next 7 st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (9)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in each of the next 8 st.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (10) 

Hair:
(attach hair strands after the front/back are whipstitched together)
1.  Weave strands of yarn at the top and tie each strand into a double knot.  Use your tapestry needle to fray the strands.

Assembly:
1.  Attach eyes.
2.  Attach beak.
3.  Attach front and back sides together.  See above for further explanation on how to do this.
4.  Attach hair.   

C.  Pig:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

Snout:
1.  6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (12)

Ears (make 2):
1.  6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
3-4.  Rep #2.  (6)
5.  SC2tog, SC next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (4)
6.  1 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (4)

Mouth:
1.  With black yarn, embroider.  (see pic) 

Assembly:
1.  Attach eyes.
2.  Attach snout.  Before closing up, add a small amount of polyfil.
3.  Embroider mouth.
4.  Attach front and back sides together.  See above for further explanation on how to do this.
5.  Attach ears to each side.

D.  Frog:
Inner Eyes (make 2): 
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  (6)

Outer Eyes (make 2):
1.  With green yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Pull to tighten but do not join together.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
2.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 6 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
4-5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  At the end of Round 5, FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  

Attach Inner Eye to the center of the Outer eye.  

Tongue:
1.  With red yarn, Ch6.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (5)

Stomach:
1.  With yellow yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Pull to tighten but do not join together.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (12)
3.  2 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (24)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep across.  Ch1 and turn.  (36)
5.  1 SC in each st across and then continue to evenly work 1 SC across the bottom.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  

Mouth:
1.  With black yarn, embroider.

Assembly:
1.   Attach mouth and tongue.
2.  Attach stomach.  It's a good idea to pin this to hold in place while attaching.
3.  Attach front and back sides together.  See above for further explanation on how to do this.
4.  Attach eyes to each side at the top.   

E.  Horse:
Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave tail for attaching.  Embroider eye center with white yarn.  (6)

Ears (make 2):
1.  With light tan/beige yarn, Ch5.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
3.  SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
5.  SC3tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
6.  1 SC in st.  FO and join dark brown yarn.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
7.  1 SC in each st around ear.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching. 

Nose Stripe:
1.  With light tan/beige yarn, Ch11.  HDC in the 2nd ch from the hook and next 4 ch.  SC in each of the last 5 ch.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching. 

Mouth:
1.  With light tan/beige yarn, Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and into the next ch.  3 SC in the last ch.  Rotate.  SC in next ch.  2 SC in the last ch.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (8)
2.  SC in the first 3 st, 3 SC in the next st, SC in the next 3 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (11)
3.  SC in the first 4 st, 3 SC in the next st, SC in the next 5 st and 2 SC in the last st.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.  (14)
4.  With dark brown, embroider nostrils.
5.  With black yarn, embroider mouth.

Hair:
(attach hair strands after the front/back are whipstitched together)
1.  Weave strands of yarn at the top (between the ears) and tie each strand into a double knot.  
2.  Weave strands of yarn on one side (between the ear and thumb portion) and tie each strand into a double knot.  (see pic)

Assembly:
1.  Attach eyes.
2.  Attach nose stripe (with the HDC end on top) between the eyes, vertically.  (see pic)
3.  Attach mouth.
4.  Attach front and back sides together.  See above for further explanation on how to do this.
5.  Attach ears to each side. 
6.  Attach hair to top and then one side.

And, that's it for my Collection of Farm Animals Hand Puppets.  I'd love to see a picture of your finished work or your feedback/comments on what you think of this pattern.  

I hope you will enjoy making each of these Hand Puppets!!!


Happy Crocheting...

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

UNC Ramses Mascot

I was asked to make/design the UNC Mascot Ramses...this is to place on top of a diaper cake for a baby shower...and, then afterward, will make a great toy for the baby.

He measures approximately 8" long by 6" tall.  I used worsted weight yarn and a 5.0mm hook.

PATTERN:  I will add the free pattern this week....

UNC Ramses Mascot 


 


Happy Crocheting...
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

C2C Washcloths/Dishcloths

I'm continuing to work on more Washcloths/Dishcloths on this Saturday afternoon.  For these, I'm using the C2C (corner-2-corner) method of crocheting with HDC stitches and Ch5/Ch2.

This pattern works up really, really quick.  Less than an hour to make one.

C2C Washcloths/Dishcloths
 
 
C2C Washcloths/Dishcloths Pattern

Size:  Approximately 9" x 9"

Gauge:  I did not gauge pattern.

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--#4 worsted weight Cotton yarn (I used Peaches & Creme) 
--tapestry needle for weaving ends

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet
BPHDC:  back post half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Template Pattern:


Directions:

1.  Using the C2C method of crocheting, you will start in the lower right corner and work across, diagonally.  Start with a Ch5 and use HDC stitches with Ch2.

2.  You will complete 10 increase rows. Here's a picture of the 10 increase rows:
Now, you will begin your 9 decrease rows.

Border:
1.  Once you complete your decrease rows, Ch1.  SC in each st around, placing 2 SC st in the ch space and 3 SC st in each corner.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.
2-3.  FPHDC, BPHDC.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of Round 3, FO and weave ends.

And, that's it!!!  Quick, cute and functional...

Happy Crocheting...

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Cluster Washcloths/Dishcloths

Today, I was in a "spring/summer" mindset and decided to make a few brightly-colored washcloths/dishcloths that measure approximately 9" x 9".

Cluster Washcloths/Dishcloths Pattern

Size:  approximately 9" x 9"

Gauge:  I did not gauge this project

Materials:
--5.0mm hook
--Cotton Yarn in varying colors (I used Peaches & Creme)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  Single Crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
1.  Ch33.  *SC, HDC and DC into the 3rd ch from the hook.  Sk 2 st.* Rep from * to * across.  SC in the last ch.  Ch1 and turn.  (31)
2.  *SC, HDC and DC into the first st.  Sk 2 st.* Rep from * to * across.  SC in the last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (31)
3-22.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 22, Ch1.  (31)

Border:
23.  SC evenly around washcloth, placing 3 SC st in each corner.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Weave ends.

This creates a beautifully, textured washcloth/dishcloth.
Happy Crocheting...
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Zumba Ponytail Hats - 2 Versions

I was asked to design 2 black ponytail hats for 2 Zumba warrior dancers.  And, of course, I said, yes.

With the non-stop freezing rain here in North Carolina today, I stayed inside and crocheted...

Zumba Warrior Ponytail Hats




Version 1:
 Version 1 Pattern

Size:  Average Teen/Adult Sized Head

Materials:
--5.5mm Hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in black
--black ponytail holder (or color to match your yarn color)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
BLO:  back loops only
FLO:  front loops only
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
1.  24 SC st around ponytail holder.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
2.  1 HDC st in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (36)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (48)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (72)
7.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (72)
8-16.  1 HDC in the BLO of the first st, 1 HDC in the FLO of the next st.  Continue to rep this pattern around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (72)
17-20.  1 HDC in the BLO of each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (72)
21.  Sl st in each st around.  FO and Weave ends.  Turn right side out.  (72)

 Version 2:

Version 2 Pattern

Size:  Average Teen/Adult Sized Head

Materials:
--5.0mm Hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in black (I used Deborah Norville)
--black ponytail holder (or color to match your yarn color)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
BLO:  back loops only
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet
BPHDC:  back post half double crochet
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
FO:  fasten off

Special Stitch Note:
1.  HDC Crossover:  Sk first st, place HDC in next st.  Go back to the sk st and place a HDC st.  Continue to rep this pattern around.

 Directions:
1.  20 SC st around ponytail holder.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
2.  1 HDC st in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (20)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (40)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (50)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (60)
7.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 5 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (70)
8-11.  1 HDC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (70)
12-13.  HDC crossover around.  (see special note for instructions)  (70)
14-15.  HDC in BLO of each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (70)
16-17.  Rep #12.  (70)
18-20.  FPHDC around first post st, BPHDC around next post st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  At the end of round 20, FO and weave ends.  Turn right side out.  (70)

 Hope you enjoy both patterns...

 Version 1 (on left); Version 2 (on right)
 Happy Crocheting
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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Camo Booties (3 months - 6 months)

Here's a cute and simple pair of Camo Booties to match my Camo Hat...

Camo Booties Pattern (3 months - 6 months)


Size:  3 months - 6 months

Materials:
--4.5mm hook
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Camo
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip
FO:  fasten off

Special Stitch:
1.  Picot Stitch:  Ch3 and sl st into the first ch.

Directions:
1.  Ch27.  HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)

2.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (26)
3-7.  Rep #2.  At the end of Row 7, FO and weave ends.  (26)
7.  Sk 5 st and join yarn in the 6th st with a Ch1.  HDC into same st as Ch1 and into the next 15 st.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
8-11.  1 HDC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (16)
12.  *SC in first st, sl st into next st, picot stitch,* rep across, ending with a sl st in the last stitch.  FO and weave ends.

Assembly:
1.  Fold horizontally with right sides facing.
2.  With yarn, whipstitch across the bottom, up the side and across the first 5 skipped st.  Secure by weaving ends.
3.  Turn right side out and turn Rows 8-12 down.

Pompom (optional):
1.  Wrap yarn 20 - 25 times around 2 fingers.
2.  Carefully remove yarn from fingers and tie securely in a double knot in the center.  Attach to top of bootie.

And, that's it for a quick, cute and simple pair of baby booties....

Check out this LINK for the matching Camo Hat...

Happy Crocheting...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Baby Boy Hats - Raccoon, Monkey and Camo!!!

It's been a busy day/week for me.  I've been working on several different projects at the same time (I think every crocheter, understands and knows this feeling...lol).  I have several baby showers coming up over the next few months.  The first one is for a Baby Boy.  So, I designed 3 hats - a Camo, a Monkey and a Raccoon - to match outfits I have bought.  Each hat is made from the same basic pattern, with slight variations to make each one its own.

Baby Boy Hats - Raccoon, Monkey and Camo

Raccoon Hat
Size:  3 months - 6 months

Materials:  
--5.0mm hook (for hats)
--3.5mm hook (for ears)
--#4 worsted weight yarn in dark gray, light gray and black (I used Premier Yarns Sweet Roll)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
FPSC:  front post single crochet
BPSC:  back post single crochet
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special Notes:
1.  If you decide to work hat in the round, then use a stitch marker to keep track of first/last stitch and move up accordingly for each new round;
2.  If you are going to slip stitch join the last stitch to the first stitch, then join and Ch1.  

Directions:
1.  With 5.0mm hook and dark gray yarn, 8 HDC into MR.  Pull to tighten ring.  (8)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (48)
7.  1 HDC in first 5 st; switch to light gray (or white) yarn and complete HDC st around.  (48)
8-11.  1 HDC in each st around.  (48)
12-13.  1 SC in each st around.  (48)
14-15.  1 FPSC around the first post st, 1 BPSC around the next post st.  Rep around.  (48) 

At the end of Round 15, FO and weave ends. 

Ears (make 2):
1.  With light gray (or white) yarn, Ch2.  1 SC in 2nd st from hook.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in last st.  FO and switch to black yarn. Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7.  1 SC in each st evenly around ear.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.  Turn right side out.

Attaching:
1.  I attached the ears at the top on each side at Rounds 3-5.

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With 5.0mm hook and black yarn, Ch6.  SC in 2nd ch and next 3.  3 SC in last ch.  Rotate.
Now, working on the opposite side of base chain, SC in the next 3 ch.  2 SC in the last.  FO and leave tail for attaching.  (12)
2.  With light gray (or white) yarn, embroider at center of eye.

Attaching:
1.  When attaching eyes, make sure eyes are turned to be slanted on each side of the nose (I placed mine 3 stitches out on each side of the nose).

Nose:
1.  With 5.0mm hook, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  Leave a tail for attaching.   

Attaching:
1.  Attach nose at Round 8 of hat, just below the 5 st of dark gray.   

That's it for the little Raccoon Hat...


Camo Hat
Size:  3 months - 6 months

Materials:  
--5.0mm hook (for hats)
--#4 worsted weight yarn in Camouflage
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
HDC:  half double crochet
FPHDC:  front post half double crochet
BPHDC:  back post half double crochet
BLO:  back loops only
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special Notes:
1.  If you decide to work hat in the round, then use a stitch marker to keep track of first/last stitch and move up accordingly for each new round;
2.  If you are going to slip stitch join the last stitch to the first stitch, then join and Ch1.  

Directions:
1.  With Camo yarn, 8 HDC into MR.  Pull to tighten ring.  (8)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (48)
7-11.  1 HDC in each st of the BLO around.  (48)
12-15.  1 FPHDC around the first post st, 1 BPHDC around the next post st.  Rep around.  (48) 

At the end of Round 15, FO and weave ends.  Turn right side out.  

Pompom (optional):
1.  Wrap yarn 50-60 times around 3 fingers.  
2.  Carefully remove from your fingers and tie a secure knot in the center.
3.  Cut and trim then attach to top center of hat.  

That's it for the Camo Hat.  Check out this LINK for the matching Camo Booties...


Monkey Hat
Size:  3 months - 6 months

Materials:  
--5.0mm hook (for hats)
--#4 worsted weight yarn in dark brown, light brown/beige and very small amount of black
--2 small black eyes (or you can make crocheted eyes)
--tapestry needle for weaving

U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
BLO:  back loops only
MR:  magic ring
Rep:  repeat
FO:  fasten off

Special Notes:
1.  If you decide to work hat in the round, then use a stitch marker to keep track of first/last stitch and move up accordingly for each new round;
2.  If you are going to slip stitch join the last stitch to the first stitch, then join and Ch1.  

Directions:
1.  With dark brown, 8 HDC into MR.  Pull to tighten ring.  (8)
2.  2 HDC into each st around.  (16)
3.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Rep around.  (24)
4.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  (32)
5.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  (40)
6.  2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next 4 st.  Rep around.  (48)
7-11.  1 HDC in each st around.  (48)
12-14.  1 SC in the BLO of each st around.  (48)
15.  1 SC in each st around.  FO and weave ends.  Turn right side out.  

Ears (make 2):
1.  With light brown/beige yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Pull to tighten.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  FO and join dark brown yarn.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  1 SC in each st around.  FO and leave a tail for attaching.  (12)

Assembly:
1.  I attached each ear on the side at Rounds 8-10.

Hair:
1.  I used beige yarn and weaved in at the top, trimmed to about 1" long and tied in a double knot.

Face:
1.  With beige yarn, 6 SC into MR.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 SC in each st around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (12)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (18)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (24)
5.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st.  Rep around.  Sl st join to first st and Ch1.  (30)
6.  1 DC into the first 6 st, sl st into the next 2 st, 1 DC into the next 6 st, sl st into the next 2 st, 1 DC into the next 12 st, sl st into the last 2 st.  (30)
7.  Rep #6.  FO and leave a long tail for attaching.

Assembly:
1.  Before attaching face to hat, secure eyes (or crochet and attach eyes).
2.  For nose, I used black yarn and embroidered 5 times horizontally and then 1 stitch center, vertically.
3.  For mouth, I used black yarn and embroidered a smile.
4.  Attach face to center of hat.

And, that's it for the Monkey Hat...
Happy Crocheting...

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