17" long x 22" wide, The Hat Is 13" around x 5" drop (my newborn size of choice)
K and I hooks required
Worsted Weight Yarn
(I used Impeccable Yarn In Kelly Green (A) and Cherry Red, Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green (B), Corn Meal and Dark Purple, I Love This Yarn in Pistachio (C),
Stitches Used: Half Double Crochet (HDC), Single Crochet (SC), Slip Stitch (SS)
I did not work in the round, I never do on hats. Each row ends in a slip stitch, chain up unless otherwise stated. Ch1 for single crochet, Ch 2 for half double crochet and Ch 3 for double crochet. Unless otherwise stated.
Row 1: (Using the K Hook and Yarn A) In a Magic Circle, 9 HDC worked in circle. Cinch closed and slip stitch, chain 2 (9)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around (18)
Row 3: HDC around and Increase (HDC twice) every 2nd stitch (27)
Row 4: One HDC in each stitch around (27)
Row 5: HDC around increasing every 3rd stitch (36)
Row 6: HDC around increasing every 4th stitch (45)
Row 7: One HDC in each stitch around (45)
Row 8: HDC around increasing every 5th stitch (54)
Row 9: HDC around increasing every 6th stitch (63)
Rows 10-12: HDC around (63)
Fasten off (crochet over ends so that you dont have to weave them all in at the end. Change to yarn B.
Rows 13-16: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn C
Rows 17-20: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn A
Rows 21-24: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn B
Rows 25-28: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn C
Rows 29-32: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn A and to the I Hook,
Row 33: ch 3, DC around (63)
Row 34: Alternate BPDC, FPDC around (63)
Row 35: Repeat Row 34.
Red Yarn and the K Hook
Row 1: In a Magic Circle, 8 HDC worked in circle. Cinch closed and slip stitch, chain 2 (8)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch (16)
Row 3: HDC around increasing every other stitch (24)
Row 4: HDC around increasing every 3rd stitch (32)
Row 5: HDC around increasing every 4th stitch (40)
Row 6-11: HDC around (40)
Row 12: Slip stitch around (40)
Eyes - Make 2
Using yellow yarn and the I Hook
SC 6 times in a magic circle. Cinch and slip stitch, ch 1 (6)
SC 2 times in each stitch (12), fasten off.
In any stitch, slip stitch green yarn B onto the circle. Sc around increasing in every other stitch (18)
fasten off, leave a tail about 16 inches long to sew the eyes on.
Sew these on the front of the hat using the tail, fasten off and weave in ends behind eye.
The Antennae - Make 2
Using the purple and the I Hook
Chain 10, slip stitch in the 3rd chain from hook and in the next 6 chains. Fasten off, leaving a three inch tail.
I use the two tails and tie these right on the hat, really tight and I tie them about 6 times. (better safe than antenna-less LOL)
I don't write many patterns. Please contact me if you see any flubs! Take care :) and pleeeease send me a pic if you make this. The pics are pretty much why I crochet. LOVE THEM! :D
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