Sunday, November 2, 2014

Llama / Alpaca hat- Free Crochet Pattern

 One of my friends decided to dress up her baby girl as a llama for her first Halloween.  I was given the task of making her daughter a llama hat for her costume.  I couldn't find any free llama hat patterns so I created my own.  This is what I came up with.  





Materials needed:
H hook 
Worsted weight yarn (#4 weight) in the color of your choice with a contrasting accent color and a small amount of black yarn for the eyes (total of three different colors of worsted weight yarn)
Darning needle for sewing on parts
scissors


Abbreviations
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sc2tog= single crochet two together 
dc2tog= double crochet two together
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch

Main Body of hat (in main color with H hook)
0-3 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 12
Round 12: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (48 sc)


3-6 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Rounds 7-12: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 13
Round 13: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (52 sc)


6-12 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 12 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Rounds 8-13: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 14
Round 14: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (56 sc)

Toddler/Preschooler
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 12 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 13 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rounds 9-14: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 15
Round 15: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (60 sc)


Child
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 12 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 13 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 14 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Rounds 10-15: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 16
Round 16: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (64 sc)

Adult
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 12 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 13 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 13 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 14 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Round 10:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 14 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 15 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Rounds 11-16: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 17
Round 17: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (68 sc)

Ear flaps for Infant to Preschooler sizes
Ear flap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC2TOG, fasten off, weave in ends

Ear flap 2:
For 0-3 months. Holding hat upside count 19 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 20th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 3-6 months. Holding hat upside count 21 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 22nd stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 6-12 month. Holding hat upside count 22 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 23rd stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For toddler/preschool. Holding hat upside count 23 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 24th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9:SC2TOG, ch 1 and sc in each st around the hat join to ch 1 with a sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Ear flaps for Child and Adult sizes
Ear flap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn   (2 st total)
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends 1(1 st total)

Ear flap 2:
For child. Holding hat upside count 25 stitches to the left of ear flap. In the 26th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below.
For adult. Holding hat upside count 26 stitches to the left of ear flap. In the 27th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11:SC decrease.
ch 1 and sc in each st around the hat join to ch 1 with a sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Eyes- make 2 (in black)
Round 1:Chain 4, join to first ch with a sl st to form a ring.  Ch 1 in the ring make the following stitches 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Join to first st with a sl st.  Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing the eyes on to the hat

Inner Ears- make 2 (in accent color )
Row 1: Ch 7. Make1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and make 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Rows 2-7: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8: sc2tog , make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (4 sc)
Row 9:sc2tog
, make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (3 sc)

Row 10: sc2tog , make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (2 sc)
Row 11:sc2tog, ch 1 and sc in each st around the ear.  Join to ch 1 with a sl st, fasten off and weave in loose ends



Outer Ears- make 2 (in main color)
Row 1: Leave a long tail for sewing the ear onto the hat and Ch 7. Make1 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and make 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Rows 2-7: Make 1 dc in 1st st and each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8: sc2tog , make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (4 sc)
Row 9:sc2tog
, make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (3 sc)

Row 10: sc2tog , make 1 sc in each remaining st in row.  Ch 1 and turn (2 sc)
Row 11:sc2tog, ch 1 and sc in each st around the ear.  Join to ch 1 with a sl st.  Do not fasten off.
Now place the inner ear on top of the outer ear and make 1 round of sc around the perimeter of both ear pieces.

Mouth Circle Area (in accent color)
Infant & Toddler sizes
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc).  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the mouth area onto the hat.

Using your black yarn,  sew a nose and mouth onto the mouth circle area.  I've found that the mouth and nose show up better if you use two strands of black yarn. 

Mouth Circle Area (in accent color)
Child & Adult sizes
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 hdc, make 2 hdc in next st and 1 hdc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 hdc).   Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the mouth area onto the hat. 

Using your black yarn,  sew a nose and mouth onto the mouth circle area.  I've found that the mouth and nose show up better if you use two strands of black yarn.   



Finishing
Sew the eyes, ears, an mouth onto your hat




Hair (optional)
In your accent color cut about one hundred and thirty six,  6 inch strips of yarn. Fold yarn in half and attach 2-3 strands of yarn around each double crochet along the first three rounds of front side of the hat and the first two rounds of the back of the hat.  You may need to add more yarn to the top of the hat so your llama does not have a bald spot.  Once all of the yarn is attached, fray the yarn and give your llama a hair cut.

Braids (optional)
For each ear flap cut eight 32 inch long strips of yarn in the accent color and four 32 inch long strips of yarn in your main color.  Fold yarn in half and attach to the bottom of the ear flap. You should now have a total of 24 strands of yarn.  Divide the yarn into three sections (8 strands each). Braid the yarn to desired length, knot, and trim the ends.



 



 * Please do not sell this pattern, publish it, or claim it to be your own pattern.  Feel to do whatever you'd like with the items that you have made from this pattern.  If you decide to sell a finished llama hat I'd appreciate it if you gave me credit for the design and included a link to my blog.  Thanks!


 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Battle of the Plastic Flutes- Guo versus Nuvo

I recently made a youtube video comparing two plastic flutes of mine.  A Nuvo Student Flute and Guo New Voice Flute.  Both flutes are pretty new to the flute scene.  Both flutes are either entirely or mostly made out of plastic.  Both flutes also have very good intonation and come in a variety of colors.

The video can be found here:
http://youtu.be/ew3Vog5w_lw

 The first flute in the video is a Nuvo Student Flute. I am playing it with the curved headjoint instead of the straight headjoint.  The reason for doing this is sheer laziness on my part.  The Nuvo flute comes with interchangeable lip plates.  One of these lip plates is called "first note", this lip plate allows you to blow air directly into the flute like you would with a recorder.  This is a great feature for little kids (like my son) who want to try to play a real flute but can't get a sound out with a traditional lip plate.  Changing the lip plates is a little bit of pain so I decided to just use the curved headjoint. 



The Nuvo student flute retails around $200-$250 USD. This flute is completely waterproof. What I like most about this flute is the low register. The low register speaks very well. The high register doesn't speak as clearly and notes above the 3rd octave G are difficult to get out, granted I haven't played on this flute all that much. The mechanism on this flute feels a bit spongy, though I must say that the key placement is very comfortable. This is seriously the most comfortable flute I have ever played. All in all this is a great flute for those of you wanting a flute that you can take out into the elements. I wish I had this flute when I was in high school marching band. To learn more about Nuvo Flutes click here http://www.nuvo-instrumental.com/

The second flute is a New Voice flute by Guo. This flute currently retails for about $1,250 USD. The mechanism on this flute feels a lot nicer than the Nuvo but it should considering the big price difference. The high register on this flute speaks pretty easy. I have a harder time getting the lowest couple of notes to come out on this flute than I do on others. This flute doesn't project as well as a silver flute but I think it would a great flute for playing in a small ensemble.  A few months ago, I made a video doing a blind comparison of the Guo New Voice and some of my more traditional silver flutes.  The Guo flute was the hands down favorite of my friends and family.   Guo also makes a student level plastic flute called the Tocco flute, which currently retails for about $700 USD.  To learn more about Guo Flutes click here http://www.guoflute.com/



Out of the two flutes I prefer the Guo.  It is a lot more refined than the Nuvo, but like I said before it should be since it costs $1,000 more.  I consider the Nuvo flute to strictly be an entry level student flute while I'll can see using the Guo in a more professional setting where you might not to take your expensive flute.




Llama Hat Preview

Been working on making/designing a llama hat for a friend's daughter's halloween costume. I need to test out the pattern for larger sizes but here is how Mr. Llama is turning out so far.



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Parrot Beanie Hat- Free Pattern







Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in black, white,yellow and in three other colors of your choice.
H Hook
Stitch Marker (if desired)
Tapestry Needle




Abbreviations
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sc2tog= single crochet two together
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch

Main Body of hat
0-3 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1


3-6 months
Chain 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Rounds 7-12: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc). Do not fasten off
Continue onto Ear flap #1


6-12 months
Chain 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Rounds 8-13: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st. (56 DC) Do not fasten off
Continue onto Ear flap #1

Toddler/Preschooler
Chain 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rounds 9- 14: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc) Do not fasten off
Continue onto Ear flap #1


Child
Chain 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Rounds 10- 15: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Do not fasten off
Continue onto Ear flap #1

Adult
Chain 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 15 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc)
Rounds 11- 16: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc) Do not fasten off
Continue onto Ear flap #1

Ear flaps for Infant to Preschooler sizes
Ear flap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC2TOG, fasten off, weave in ends

Ear flap 2:
For 0-3 months. Holding hat upside count 19 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 20th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 3-6 months. Holding hat upside count 21 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 22nd stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 6-12 month. Holding hat upside count 22 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 23rd stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For toddler/preschool. Holding hat upside count 23 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 24th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9:SC2TOG, Fasten Off.
In contrasting color: SC around hat and earflaps (do 2 rounds of this for a more polished look), fasten off weave in ends.

Ear flaps for Child and Adult sizes
Ear flap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Ear flap 2:
For child. Holding hat upside count 25 stitches to the left of ear flap. In the 26th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below.
For adult. Holding hat upside count 26 stitches to the left of ear flap. In the 27th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11:SC decrease. Fasten Off.
In contrasting color: SC around hat and earflaps (do 2 rounds of this for a more polished look), fasten off weave in ends.

Eyes for infant to preschooler sizes (make 2):
in black Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: ch 2, in center of ring make 11 hdc. Join to first stitch with with sl st. (11hdc) Switch to one of the other colors of your choice.
Round 2: ch 2, in same st make 2 hdc. Make 2 hdc in each remaining st in round. Join to first st with a sl st. (22 hdc) Switch to White
Round 3: ch 2, in same st make 2 hdc, Make *1 hdc next st and 2 hdc* in the next st. *Repeat* for entire round. Join to first st. With a sl st. (33hdc) Fasten Off, leaving a long tail for sewing the eyes onto the hat.

Beak for Infant to Preschool sizes:
In yellow ch 6
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 2: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn (4 sc)
Row 3: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in
remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 4: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Row 5: Sc2tog. (1 sc)
Ch 1 and sc along the edges of the beak. 
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the beak onto the hat.

Eyes for Child and Adult (make 2):
in black Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: ch 2, in center of ring make 11 dc. Join to first stitch with with sl st. (11dc) Switch to one of the other colors of your choice.
Round 2: ch 2, in same st make 2 dc. Make 2 dc in each remaining st in round. Join to first st with a sl st. (22 dc) Switch to White
Round 3: ch 2, in same st make 2 dc, Make *1 dc next st and 2 dc* in the next st. *Repeat* for entire round. Join to first st. With a sl st. (33 dc) Fasten Off, leaving a long tail for sewing the eyes onto the hat.

Beak for Child and Adult:
In yellow ch 8
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (7 sc)
Row 2: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn (6 sc)
Row 3: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in
remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 4: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Row 5: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in rem sts across. Ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 6: Sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Row 7: Sc2tog. (1 sc)
Ch 1 and sc along the edges of the beak.  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing the beak onto the hat.

Top Feathers:
Cut 12 inch strips of each color. Hold all strands together and fold in half. Insert
crochet hook in top of hat and draw fold through to form a loop. Thread the ends of the strands through the loop and pull to tighten.Trim tassels to desired length.
If you want more feathers just repeat this step and sew on as many feathers as you would like to the top of the hat. 

*Note- if you don't want to do this you could always make a pom pom and sew it onto the top of the hat.


Braided Tails (make 2):
Cut three 1 yard strands of four of the different colors in the hat (12 strands total).
Pass through last space in ear flap. You should now have 24 strands to braid with.
Make knot and braid approx to desired length, knot, trim ends.


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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Crocheted Octopus Beanie Hat- Free Pattern

This cute hat is super easy and very quick to make.  I haven't tested all of the sizes so please let me know if you find any mistakes and I will do my best to correct them.



Materials:
Worsted weight yarn in black, white, and in color of your choice. (If you wish do the optional bow pick a second color of your choice)
H Hook
Stitch Markers (if desired)
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
hdc= half double crochet
sc= single crochet
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch

Notes: Don't fret too much over the tentacle placement. Important thing is that you end up with 8 tentacles and that they semi line up towards the front of the hat but aren't going to be in the face of the person wearing the hat. I find that placing a stitch marker in the stitches where the tentacles are going to be makes it a lot easier.  Also feel free to make the tentacles as long or as short as you like, just keep in mind that the tentacles will spiral and end up being about half the length of your chain.


Main Body of hat (in color of your choice)

0-3 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 12: SC in first st, ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st*. *Repeat* until you have 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 19 remaining stitches)

3-6 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Rounds 7-12: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc). Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 13: SC in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat., sc in next 4 st. * SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 st (repeat until you have 7 tentacles ), sc in next 4 st, SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 21 remaining stitches)

6-12 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Rounds 8-13: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st. (56 DC) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 14: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 st. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 3 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 23 remaining stitches)

Toddler/Preschooler
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rounds 9- 14: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 15: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 3 sts. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts*. *Repeat* until you have 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 25 remaining stitches)

Child
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Rouns 9: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Rounds 10- 15: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 16: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in next 5 sts. *SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in next 4 sts*. *Repeat until you have a total of 8 tentacles. SC in remaining sts across the front of the hat (should have 27 remaining stitches)

Adult
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and do 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next st and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 2 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 10 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 11 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 12 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 13 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (60 dc)
Round 9: Ch 2 in same stitch do 2 dc, do one dc in next 14 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (64 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2 in same st do 2 dc, do one dc in next 15 sts and 2 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc)
Rounds 11- 16: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (68 dc) Do not fasten off
Now on to the tentacles!
Round 17: sc in first st ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 st. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in nxt 4 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat, sc in next 5 sts. SC then ch 31 skip ch closet to hook and do 2 sc in each ch heading back towards the hat. SC in remaining sts around the front of the hat (should have 29 remaining stitches)

Eyes (make 2):
in black Ch 4, join to first st with slst to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 8 dc in center of ring. Join to top of first st with a sl st (8 dc). Switch to white
Round 2: Ch 2, in same st make 2 dc. Make 2 dc in each remaining st in round. Join to top of first st with a sl st. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew eyes onto hat. (16 dc)

When sewing on the eyes make sure you have them placed close enough together.  I think I may have sewn my eyes just a wee bit too far apart.

Smile/Smirk
Using black yarn and a tapestry embroider on the expression of your choice using the back stitch.

Bow (optional)
in color of your choice, Ch 16
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn. (14 hdc)
Rows 2- 10: Hdc in each st. Turn, Ch 2 (14 hdc). Fasten off
Take a long strand of yarn in the same color as the bow and wrap around the middle of the bow to draw it in. Wrap several times. Tie the ends in the back of the bow. Using the yarn needle weave the ends into the bow to hide then use these same ends to sew onto the hat. Sew the middle of the bow and bottom of the bow onto the hat. 

Please do not copy, post, and/or sell this pattern and claim it to be your own. You may sell finished items made from this pattern for profit but please give me credit for the pattern and include a link to my blog.