Skunk Hat

Well here we are. Summertime is just about over, and the kids will be heading back to school for the rest of the year. The boys and I had a blast these past couple of months. We spent our summer outdoors at various parks, ponds, pools, splash pads, hiking, and they even sewed their own stuffed animal monsters. They took a lot of work to create, but it was so fun watching their designs come to life. I’ll definitely have to make a future blog post about it. 
It’s so hard to believe that our oldest will be starting 1st grade in a week. I subconsciously want to ask people to pinch me to see if I’m dreaming. I mean… there’s NO WAY I have a 6-year-old. In the past year, I feel like I've slowly watched him lose that young, child curiosity. He’s moved into the realm of video games (mostly Minecraft), Harry Potter, superheroes, and Legos.

With fall weather right around the corner, I’ve been working on designing some new hat patterns to share on my blog. I really wanted to expand my creativity and come up with some new designs that were fresh in the community of fiber artists. 
When a new design sparks, the first thing I grab is my iPad. I love using the “Procreate” app to draw out my designs. Let me tell you, it’s much easier to change the shape, pigment, or overall design of a project with an electronic device, than it is to constantly frog a project and start over again and again. I like to play around with designs before I ever put a hook to yarn, so having that easily customizable option, helps me create the best versions of my ideas. 

Woodland animals are all the rage, so I couldn’t help but bring this cute little fella to life. I immediately fell in love with this design because of the cartoon-like characteristics that reminded me of “Flower”, the sleepy skunk off of Bambi. The added faux fur fabric adds to the cuteness and brings the skunk trademark to life. Enjoy!

Skunk Hat

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Materials:

Abbreviations:

  • Ch - Chain
  • St - Stitch
  • Sts - Stitches
  • Sl st - Slip stitch
  • Sc - Single crochet
  • Sc2tog - Single crochet two together
  • Hdc - Half double crochet  

Guage: 

  • 3" - 9 sts
  • 3" - 7 rows

Pattern Notes: 

  • This crochet pattern is written in US crochet terms. 
  • This crochet pattern is worked from the top down.
  • This pattern is worked in a continuous circle. Do not chain at the beginning of a round (unless otherwise stated). Do not join at the end of a round (unless otherwise stated). I would recommend using a stitch marker.

Size: Newborn
Measurements: Circumference 12", Length 5"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
Crown diameter should measure 3.75-4"
6-12. Hdc in each st around. (35)
Hat length should measure 5". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next eight sts (8)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
7. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 10 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next eight sts (8)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
7. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: 6 Months
Measurements: Circumference 14", Length 5.5"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. * 2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
Crown diameter should measure 4.5-5"
7-14. Hdc in each st around. (42)
Hat length should measure 5.5". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 11 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: 12 Months
Measurements: Circumference 16", Length 6.5"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. * 2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
Crown diameter should measure 5"
7-16. Hdc in each st around. (42)
Hat length should measure 6.5". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 11 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts. (10)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
9. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Toddler
Measurements: Circumference 18", Length 7"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 Hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
Crown diameter should measure 5.75"
8-18. Hdc in each st around. (49)
Hat length should measure 7". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 13 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Child
Measurements: Circumference 20", Length 7.5"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
8. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
Crown diameter should measure 6.25"
9-20. Hdc in each st around. (56)
Hat length should measure 7.5". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 16 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts. (12)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
11. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Teen/Small Adult
Measurements: Circumference 21", Length 8"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
8. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
9. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next seven sts* repeat around. (63)
Crown diameter should measure 6.75"
10-22. Hdc in each st around. (63)
Hat length should measure 8". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 18 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Size: Adult Large/Mens
Measurements: Circumference 23", Length 8.5"
1. Starting with black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
3. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in next* repeat around. (21)
4. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 Hdc in the next two sts* repeat around. (28)
5. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next three sts* repeat around. (35)
6. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next four sts* repeat around. (42)
7. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next fifth sts* repeat around. (49)
8. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next six sts* repeat around. (56)
9. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next seven sts* repeat around. (63)
10. *2 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in the next eight sts* repeat around. (70)
Crown diameter should measure 7.25"
11-24. Hdc in each st around. (70)
Hat length should measure 8.5". Without fastening off, begin on earflaps.

Earflaps
1. Using black yarn. Sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Weave in ends.
1. On the base, count 21 sts across. Starting in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts. (14)
2. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next ten sts, sc2tog. (12)
3. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (12)
4. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next eight sts, sc2tog. (10)
5. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (10)
6. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next six sts, sc2tog. (8)
7. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (8)
8. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next four sts, sc2tog. (6)
9. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (6)
10. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next two sts, sc2tog. (4)
11. Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st across. (4)
12. Ch 1, turn. Sc2tog twice. (2)
13. Ch 1, turn. sc2tog. (1)
Tie off. Switch to white yarn. Sc evenly, all the way around the hat.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Nose
Make a total of one Nose

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 5 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (5)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout (see pattern pointers).

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 6 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (6)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout (see pattern pointers).

Large (Child, Teen/Adult)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 7 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout (see pattern pointers).

Extra Large (Large Adult)
1. Using black yarn. Ch 2, place 8 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (8)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout (see pattern pointers).

Snout
Make a total of one snout

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 8 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (8)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (16)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout and wip st the snout to the body (see pattern pointers).

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 12 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (12)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (24)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout and wip st the snout to the body (see pattern pointers).

Large (Child, Teen/Adult)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 8 sc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (8)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (16)
3. 2 hdc in each st around. (32)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout and wip st the snout to the body (see pattern pointers).

Extra Large (Large Adult)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 10 sc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (10)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (20)
3. 2 hdc in each st around. (40)
Sl st into next st and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the nose onto the snout and wip st the snout to the body (see pattern pointers).

Fur Forehead Strip
Make a total of one fur forehead strip

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
Using fur fabric, cut a rectangle strip that's 8" in length and 1 1/2" wide. Alining the strip with the top of the snout and going down the back of the hat, sew stitches all the way around the strip to secure it to the hat (see pattern pointers).

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
Using fur fabric, cut a rectangle strip that's 8" in length and 1 1/2" wide. Alining the strip with the top of the snout and going down the back of the hat, sew stitches all the way around the strip to secure it to the hat (see pattern pointers).

Large (Child and Teen/Adult)
Using fur fabric, cut a rectangle strip that's 8" in length and 1 1/2" wide. Alining the strip with the top of the snout and going down the back of the hat, sew stitches all the way around the strip to secure it to the hat (see pattern pointers).

Extra Large (Large Adult)
Using fur fabric, cut a rectangle strip that's 8" in length and 1 1/2" wide. Alining the strip with the top of the snout and going down the back of the hat, sew stitches all the way around the strip to secure it to the hat (see pattern pointers).

Eyes
Make a total of two eyes
Using two 15mm black buttons for eyes and the white thread, secure the eyes onto the hat base right above where the top of the snout and forehead strip meet (see pattern pointers).

Ears
Make a total of two ears

Small (Newborn and 6 Months)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 8 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (8)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to black yarn.
2. Starting in the same st as the sl st, place 2 hdc in each of the next 7 sts. Do NOT work in the last st.  (14)
Sl st into the first hdc and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the ears to the body (see pattern pointers).

Medium (12 Months and Toddler)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 10 hdc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (10)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to black yarn.
2. Starting in the same st as the sl st, place 2 hdc in each of the next 9 sts. Do NOT work in the last st.  (18)
Sl st into the first hdc and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the ears to the body (see pattern pointers).

Large (Child and Teen/Adult)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 6 sc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (6)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (12)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to black yarn.
3. Starting in the same st as the sl st, place 2 hdc in each of the next 10 sts. Do NOT work in the last two sts.  (20)
Sl st into the first hdc and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the ears to the body (see pattern pointers).

Extra Large (Large Adult)
1. Using grey yarn. Ch 2, place 7 sc in the second ch from hook. Pull the end string to close the hole. (7)
2. 2 hdc in each st around. (14)
Sl st into next st, tie off. Switch to black yarn.
3. Starting in the same st as the sl st, place 2 hdc in each of the next 12 sts. Do NOT work in the last two sts.  (24)
Sl st into the first hdc and tie off leaving a long tail.
Sew the ears to the body (see pattern pointers).

Tassels

Using black, grey, and white colored yarn. Cut 18 strands of yarn 28" in length (6 of each color), then separate 9 strands for EACH earflap. Fold the 9 strands in half (three of each color), and secure them to the hat. Finish the tassels off by braiding the colors together and then placing a knot in the bottom of the tassels to secure the braid (see pattern pointers).  

Pattern Pointers

Base
This is what the base of the hat should look like. You may have more or fewer rounds depending on what size is being made. For this example, I am using the toddler size.

Nose and Snout
This is what the nose and snout should look like. Using the long tail from the nose, sew stitches all the way around the nose securing the nose to the snout. 

Aline the Snout on top of the crochet hat base towards the bottom of the hat. Using the long tail from the snout, sew stitches all the way around the snout, securing the snout to the base of the hat.

Forehead Strip
(Optional Note: If you would like the fur length to be shorter I suggest trimming off the excess length on the fur BEFORE attaching it to the hat. I personally like the look of shorter fur but it was a pretty messy and time-consuming step.)

Using the forehead strip measurements listed in the pattern part above, trace the desired rectangular strip onto the back of some fur fabric using a water soluble marker or pencil. Cut out the rectangular strip and pin it to the hat base starting at the top of the snout and down towards the middle/back of the hat. Using white thread, sew stitches along the sides, all the way around the forehead strip to secure it to the hat. 

This is what the forehead strip should look like. You may have a wider or thinner rectangle depending on what size of hat is being made. 

Eyes
Using two 15mm black buttons for eyes and white thread, secure the eyes to the hat base, slightly close together and just above where the snout and forehead strip meet. 

Small embellishments may be a choking hazard to small children and babies, please use your best judgment with attaching small objects onto handmade projects. If you would rather not use buttons you can crochet some eyes instead.

Ears
This is what the ears should look like. For placement, I like to place them towards the top of the hat but down just a slight bit (just above where the increase rows on the hat stop) so they slightly turned outward.

Tassels
Using black, grey and white yarn. Cut 18 strands of yarn 28" in length (6 of each color), then separate 9 strands for EACH earflap. Fold the 9 strands in half (three of each color), and loop them around the bottom of the earflap to attach them to the bottom of the hat base. Splitting the strands into three equal parts, brain the strands all the way down and knot the bottom. Trim the remaining ends sticking out so that they're all the same length. Repeat for the other side.


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