As my son is only 2 this is the first time I have been inflicted with the terrible last minute “find a special outfit day” for school or nursery. As I mentioned in my Top Ten Easter Patterns post I had to make at short notice an Easter Bonnet for a boy who is completely not interested in bunnies, chicks, or anything remotely Eastery apart from the chocolate.
So after scouring patterns on pinterest I decided to come up with my own, and I managed to work it up in almost an hour exactly and I am far from a speed crocheter.
I used James C Brett Icicle yarn in Baby blue and White and used just under 1 ball of each and a 4mm Hook. This hat should fit up to a 5 yr old. It has lots of stretch!
Pattern is in american terms
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For The Hat
Round 1 Start with a Magic ring or Chain 4 and slip stitch into 4th chain to create a loop. Then 12 DC in the loop. Join with slip stitch in top of first DC.
Round 2 Ch 2, 2 DC in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch in first DC. [24 dc] Round 3 Ch 2, *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in first DC. [36 dc] Round 4 Ch 2, *DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in first dc. [48 dc] Round 5 Ch 2, *DC in the next 7 sts, then 2 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in top of first dc. [54 dc]
Round 6 Ch 2 *DC in the next 8 sts, then 2 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with slip stitch in top of first dc. [60 dc]
Round 7-12 Ch 2, DC in each st around. Join with slip stitch in first dc.
Round 13 -14 Ch 3 TRC in each st around
Round 15 Ch 2 DC in each stitch around. Tie off and weave ends.
For The Ears
Row 1 Ch 31
Row 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in the next 3 ch, DC in the next 3 ch, TRC in the next 14 chs, DC in the next 3 ch, HDC in next 3 ch, SC in next 2 ch
Row 3 Ch 1 Now working on the other side of the starting chain repeat pattern SC 2, HDC 3, DC 3, TRC 14, DC 3, HDC 3, SC 2.
Row 4 Ch 1 now working on the other side repeat pattern, SC 2, HDC 3, DC 3, TRC 14, DC 3, HDC 3, SC 2.
Row 5 Repeat row 4 and fasten off.
For the blue stripes start at one end and slip stitch through the centre row of chain stitches, then once you are at the other end slip stitch in each stitch around.
Attach the ears to the hat in a position of your choice, and you are done!
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