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« on: September 18, 2011 12:47:22 PM »

It took me two full tries and lots of frogging/swearing in between, but I finally have a child's sized hat like Edith's in "Despicable Me" for my niece for Christmas!

--H sized hook
--1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink (#0724)
--1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Country Rose (#0374)

Start with the Light Pink (this hat is worked from the top down). Make a magic circle (chain 1 and 7 SC). Pull tight and secure with a slip stitch. Note: although it is not mentioned anywhere else in this pattern, all rows are secured with a slip stitch (before the end chain). The hat is not turned and the seam of where the rows are joined is the back of the hat.
Rows 1-2: Work 2 DC in each stitch around. Chain 2.
Rows 3-4: Work 1 DC in each stitch around. Chain 2.
Row 5: Work 1 DC in the first stitch, then 2 DC in the second stitch, *1 DC in the next and repeat * around.  Chain 2.
Row 6: Change to the Country Rose yarn. *Work 1 HDC in the first two stitches, 2 HDC in the next stitch, repeat from * around. Chain 2.
Row 7: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around. Chain 2.
Row 8: Switch to the Light Pink. *Work 1 DC in each of the first three stitches, 2 DC in the next stitch, repeat from the * around. Chain 2.
Rows 9-10: Work 1 DC in each stitch around.
Rows 11-12: Repeat row 6 in Country Rose.
Rows 13-15: Repeat  row 7 in Light Pink.
Rows 16-17: Repeat row 6 in Country Rose.Fasten off the yarn at the end of row 17.

Earflaps (Make 2):
Row 1: With the Light Pink, chain 11. Leave a long length for attaching the earflap to the hat.
Row 2: In the second chain from the hook, work 1 SC and then 1 SC in each stitch back. Chain 1.
Row 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch across and 2 SC in the last stitch. Chain 1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Work 1 SC in each stitch across. Chain 1.
Row 7: Work 1 SC in each stitch across and work the last 2 SCtog.Chain 1.
Row 8: Work first 2 SCtog and then 1 SC in each stitch across. Chain 1.
Row 9: Repeat Row 7. Fasten off your yarn with a slip stitch.

Flatten the hat with the seam on one edge. Find the center of each side and sew the earflaps into the INSIDE of the hat with whip stitches, using that length of Light Pink yarn you left. Attach them so the top flat edge is lined up on the Light Pink, somewhere around Row 15 (the pointed end faces down). Trim off any loose ends.

Instead of trying to do the ridges of Country Rose in Front and Back Post Crochets like I did with the other hat, I came back with the Country Rose and did rows of what I've always called "surface SC" between the Light Pink and Country Rose stripes. On the back of the hat at the seam points, attach the Country Rose with a slip stitch and chain 1. Around the posts between the colors, work SC's around the entire circumference of the hat. If you are having a hard time with this, check out http://morepjs.blogspot.com/2009/08/surface-crochet-crochet-tutorial.html. The "And Sew It Is" blog actually has a great description of what I'm talking about here and she even calls it the same thing!!!!

With the Light Pink yarn, cut three lengths of 24 each and then double over. Stick the crochet hook through the bottom center of one of the earflaps from the inside out and catch the loop where the yarns are doubled over together. Attach the yarns as if you were making a tassel. Pull the yarns snug and braid. Secure the end with a single knot and trim if necessary. Repeat this same action for the tassel on top of the hat, but cut the yarn into lengths of 20".


My zombie gnome was a 2013 Featured Project, my KISS gnomes were an Aug. '14 Featured Project, my TARDIS was a Feb. '16 Featured Project, and my Grinch was a Nov. '16 Featured Project. Thanks for voting for them.
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011 02:41:47 AM »

Awesome! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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