Saturday, April 15, 2017

Messy Bun/Ponytail Woodland Hats....

With spring in full force here in North Carolina, I've been seeing a lot of animals outside and I got to thinking, I really like wearing the Messy Bun hats -- so, why not, make this type of hat in animals...lol.  So, here's my "Woodland Hats" - fox, wolf and an owl....

Woodland Hats -- Messy Bun/Ponytail

Woodland Hats -Messy Bun/Ponytail Pattern

Size:  Teen-Adult
For Pre-teen:  use a smaller hook size to make the hat
Difficulty Level:  Easy 
Gauge:  4 rows of 6 DC per row = 2" x 2"

Fox:

Materials:
--4.5mm and 5.5mm hooks
--#4 Worsted Weight yarn in a burnt orange-type color (I used Desert Glaze from Hobby Lobby, "I Love This Yarn"); less than 1 skein
--small amount of white and black #4 yarn
--1 small button
--ponytail holder

Abbreviations:
Ch:  chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
MR:  magic ring
SC:  single crochet
HDC:  half double crochet
DC:  double crochet
Dec:  decrease
FO:  fasten off

Directions:
1.  With Desert Glaze yarn and 5.5mm hook, sl st to join yarn, ch1 to ponytail holder.  24 DC around ponytail holder.  Sl st to join to first st and ch1.  (if you don't have a ponytail holder, ch 30; sl st to first ch to form a ring and work the 24 DC into the ring).  (24)
2.  2 DC in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (48)
3.  2 DC in first st, 1 DC in next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (60)
4-10.  1 DC in each st around.  Before completing last st of round 10, switch to white yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (60)
11-13.  With white yarn, 1 DC in each st around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (60)
14.  SC in each st around.  Sl st to join.  FO.  Weave ends.

Ears (make 2):
1.  With 4.5mm hook and black yarn, ch2. 1 SC in 2nd ch 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.  Switch to Desert Glaze yarn before completing last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  With Desert Glaze yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st and 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.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7-8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  FO and weave ends.  (7)
9.  Join white yarn into any st and ch1.  SC in same st and evenly around the ear.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.

Nose:
1.  With 4.5mm hook and Desert Glaze yarn, Ch11.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
3.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 6 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
5.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 4 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
6.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
7.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 2 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
9.  Dec first 2 st together, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
10.  1 SC in each st across.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  (2)

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With 4.5mm hook and black yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join and FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  Embroidered a small piece of white yarn in center of eye.

Assembly (see pics for help):
Ears:  I attached them on each side between rows 2-4.
Nose:  I placed the long end on row 9, with the smaller end flush with row 14 of the hat; I attached a black button on top of the nose on rounds 9 and 10.
Eyes:  I placed the eyes on each side of the nose at rows 11-12.

Wolf:
The Wolf Hat is made exactly the same as the Fox Hat -- only difference is the yarn color; colors used were light grey, white and black.  (see pics if you need help)

Owl:
The Owl Hat, itself, is made exactly the same as the Fox Hat.  The only difference is in the yarn I used.  I used "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby in Brown Tweed as main color; light beige in contrast color; and a small amount of bright yellow, peacock, white and black.

See Fox pattern for detailed directions in making the hat.
1-10:  with Brown Tweed
 11-14:  with Light Beige

Nose:
1.  With Bright Yellow yarn and 5.5mm hook, Ch2.  SC in 2nd ch 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 and 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5) 
5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1.
6.  1 SC evenly around the nose.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn and 4.5mm hook, 6 HDC into MR.  FO black yarn and join white yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)
2.  In white yarn, 2 HDC in each st around.  FO white yarn and join peacock (turquoise) yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (12)
3.  In peacock yarn, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (18)
4.  1 SC in each st around.  FO peacock yarn and join light beige yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (18)
5.  In light beige yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (24)
6.  1 SC in each st around.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  (24)

Tassel Ears (make 2):
I used peacock, white and light beige.  I cut (2) 6" long strips of each color.  I weaved each set of strips into the sides at Round 2 and tied into a double knot.  (see pic)

Assembly:
I centered the eyes and placed the nose underneath the center of the eyes.  (see pic)

And, that's it!!!!  3 hats made from 1 pattern.  Plus, so many more hats that can be made using the same pattern.  On 2 of the hats, I used a ponytail holder and on the third one, I made a ch 30 and sl st into first ch to form ring.  All 3 hats fit the same. 

Be sure to check out my Messy Bun Hats - Arctic Animals.  Here's the link to it: https://rilla2u.blogspot.com/2017/04/messy-bunponytail-arctic-hats.html

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Happy Crocheting.... 


5 comments:

  1. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a great person for sharing your creative patterns with me, so I may have the pleasure of making one and putting your name as the designer on my tags I have made which say the following. Hand made by myself, creative pattern courtesy of yourself. Again thank you so much HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED EASTER. HUGS AND THANKS AGAIN.

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  2. Would like to thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns. I give you full credit when I make anything. I have a label made that says handmade by myself, and creative design made by you the designer. I always give credit to the designer so people can look to see what other creations you have made so that we as crocheters may enjoy. Thank you again. I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A GREAT AND BLESSED EASTER.

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  3. Aw, thank you so much. My husband preached a wonderful message at church this morning and then we had the Easter egg hunt and cookout afterwards. Church cookouts are great and fattening -- too much good food....lol. May God bless, guide and lead your path always. Happy Easter.

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  4. You are so very talented! I appreciate the free patterns and hope to make some things for Christmas, 2017. I'm a newbie at crocheting. May God bless you and your family.

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    1. Aw, Mona, thank you so much for your kind comment. Please feel free to email or comment on any of my patterns, if you choose to make something, and get stumped. I will help as much as I can.

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