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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crochet Koala Bear Hat

Koala Bear Hat

Enjoy this Koala Bear Hat Pattern!




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Crochet Hat sizes with this Double crochet pattern
Newborn baby head circumference, 13" - 14", Hat height = 5.5 to 6"= D hook, If you want to have a bulky hat, use this pattern here with a J hook: http://crochetjewel.com/?p=14362
Baby 3 to 6 months, Head Cir, 14" - 17 ", Hat height= 6.5 - 7"=E hook, 
baby 6-12 months, 16"-19" head cir., hat length=6.5-7"=F hook,
toddler-preschooler (12 months-3 yrs), 18"-20" head cir., hat length=7" =G hook, 
child 3-10 yrs, head cir., 19"-20 1/2 "", hat length= 7.5"=H hook, 
teens, head cir., 20 1/2"-22", hat length, 7.5-8"=I hook, 
Adult women, 21.5"-22.5", hat length, 8"= J

Supplies:
Black, white, and grey yarn
H hook, Yarn needle

Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet,
I made this for my 4 year old, measures 19-20 inches around and length= 7 inches long.

Instructions:
H hook
grey yarn

How to Crochet a Double Crochet Hat Video:


rnd 1: Work 11 dc in a Magic Circle, sl st on top of the chain 3. -11 dc
Video on a Double Crochet Magic Circle:
rnd 2. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in same st. as joining, 2dc in each dc around. join with sl st on top of chain 3. -22 dc
rnd 3. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), *2dc in next dc, dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -33 dc
rnd 4. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the next dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, Repeat from *around, join with sl st. -44 dc
rnd 5. ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in the 2 next two dc, 2dc in the next dc, *dc in the next 3 dc, 2dc in the next dc. Repeat from * around, join with sl st. -55 dc
rnds 6-desired length (lengths are listed above), Ch 3, (Counts as first Dc), dc in each dc around, sl st to join. -55 dc, *Repeat to length that is about 7 inches long or to your desired length, Slip stitch.

Ear flaps: If you would like to add ear flaps
Make 2
H hook, grey yarn
1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your grey yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat, so I do the ear flap on the side of the hat)
2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. Follow directions below for both ear flaps.

Row 1. ch 2, dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn. -11 sts
Row 2. ch 2, dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -9
Row 3. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn. -7
Row 4. ch 2, dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn. -5
Row 5. ch 2, dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through -3

The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, use grey and white yarn yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.

Sc around the edge of the hat with white yarn.

Eyes:
Two buttons, sew them about 2 inches above the nose

Nose:
Black yarn
H hook
ch 7
Rnd 1. sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and sc in the next 4 stitches, 3sc in the last stitch. sl st in the next stitch (8sc)
Rnd 2. Don't turn, work on the opposite side. sc in same stitch as the slip stitch, sc in each stitch around. sl st. (14 sc)
Rnd 3. sc in same stitch as slip stitch, sc in each stitch around. sl st. (14sc)
Place nose in the center below the eyes, stuff with yarn.


Ears:
Grey yarn, Make 2
H hook

ch3. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch2 (counts as first dc) 7 dc into ring (8 dc) turn
Row 2: Ch2, dc into same st. 2 dc into each st across (16dc) fasten off. sl st.
Row 3: Ch 2, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch.*Repeat, sl st. fasten off. (24dc)
Attach the ears on the side of the hat.

Center of the ear, White yarn
G Hook,
ch3. Join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch2 (counts as first dc) 4 dc into ring (5 dc), turn
Row 2: Ch2, dc into same st. 2 dc into each st across (10dc) fasten off. sl st.
Sew the center of the white part of the ear on the bottom part of the grey ears, with a sewing needle.

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