Thursday, January 22, 2015

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“Peter Penguin” Crochet Baby Earflap Hat
Earflap Hat

(This pattern is part of the series using my "Basic Crochet Earflap Hat" Pattern!)



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Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color A:  Dusty Blue)   (I used Lion Brand“Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this hat.)
-  Small amount of (Color C:  White for the Eyes) and (Color B:  Black for part of the Braids) and (Color D:  Radiant Yellow for Beak)  of  "Vanna's Choice Solids". 
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Buttons
-  2 Yarn Needle(Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing on buttons for eyes.)

 Hat Pattern
Size:  0 – 3 months
Head Circumference:  13 – 14 inches
Hat Measurement:  11.5 – 13 inches
Hat Height:  5.5 – 6 inches

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7 - 9:  Repeat Round 6.
Round 10: Ch 1.  1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 11:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.

Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 

Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B.

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 



Size 3 – 6 months
Head Circumference:  14 – 17 inches
Hat Measurement:  14.5 – 15 inches
Hat Height:  6.0 – 6.5 inches


Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8 - 10:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 11:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 12:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.


Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B.

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 



Size 6 - 12 months
Head Circumference:  16 - 19 inches
Hat Measurement:  16 – 18 inches
Hat Height:  7.0 – 7.5 inches


Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 hdc stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 12:  Repeat Round 8.
Round 13:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 14:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.



Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.
  
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 


Size 12 months – 3 years
Head Circumference:  18 - 20 inches
Hat Measurement:  17.5 – 18  inches
Hat Height:  7.5 - 8.0 inches


Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 - 16:  Repeat Round 9.  Ch 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.

Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

 Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends. 


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.


Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 



Size:  Child    3 years – 10 years
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  19.0 - 19.5 inches
Hat Height:  8.0 – 8.5 inches

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 - 16:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends. 


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.


Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 


Size:  Teen /Adult
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  21.0  -  22.0 inches
Hat Height:  9.0 – 10.0 inches

Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 - 18:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color A)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A and Color B.

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.

Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2 and in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.


Crochet Beak


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  In second chain, work 2 sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first.  Work 2 sc in second sc.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 sc)
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc.  Work 2 sc in last sc.  Ch 1.  Turn. 
(6 sc)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Fasten off, leaving a 12-inch length of yarn to sew beak to hat. 




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