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Accessory
Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
Hat
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I've been crocheting for a number of years now. I started out to find something to keep my hands busy while watching TV-better than snacking. I very quickly became addicted. When I found myself ...

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Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat

from Crochet by Darleen Hopkins
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat
Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat
Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat
Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat
Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat
Happy Puppy Dog & Kitty Cat Ear Flap Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sls = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • magic ring/circle
  • invisible decrease (Invisible decrease should only be done when the right side is facing. Insert hook under front loop of first stitch. Insert hook under front loop of second stitch. Yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over and pull though last two loops on hook.)
  • reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch - without turning work, sc from left to right.)
  • standard US crochet terms

Pattern Description:

Easy and adorable hat pattern includes instructions for BOTH the Happy Kitty and the Happy Puppy hat. Each size includes instructions on how to make the hat with or without the earflaps.

YARN: Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice; 100% acrylic; 100g/3.5oz, 156m/170yds; or
equivalent aran/heavy worsted (4) weight yarn
Please note, yarn amounts are approximate. Allow for at least a 10% variance when purchasing yarn.

KITTY and PUPPY
Main color for hat, muzzle (if same color) and ears
Extra Small: 65 yards
Small: 85 yards
Medium: 105 yards
Large: 125 yards

KITTY only
Small amount of pink yarn for ears, nose, mouth and braids
Small amount of black yarn for eyes

PUPPY only
9 yards contrast color for muzzle
Small amount of black for eyes, nose and mouth
Samples used Vanna's Choice,
#123 Beige (tan) #100 White
#101 Pink #153 Black

Please note, this pattern is copyrighted and may not be reproduced or redistributed. Completed hats may be sold but please credit Darleen Hopkins as the designer. If selling online, a link to my shop is appreciated. CrochetByDarleenHopkins.com/patterns

Gauge:

12 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches in sc
Gauge is very important for proper sizing of the hat. Please take the time to check for proper gauge and adjust yarn or hook size as necessary. Gauge checkpoints are given at various rounds.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XtraSmall fits approximate 14-16" head circumference (average newborn - 3 months)
  • Small fits approximate 16-18" head circumference (average 3 - 9 months)
  • Medium fits approximate 18-19" head circumference (average 9 months - 3 years)
  • Large fits approximate 19-20.5" head circumference (3 years - 6 years)

Materials:

  • I/9 (5.50 mm) hook or size needed to obtain correct gauge
  • J/10 (6.00 mm) for puppy ears only
  • Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice; 100% acrylic; 100g/3.5oz, 156m/170yds; or equivalent aran/heavy worsted (4) weight yarn
  • See note for more information

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • invisible thread (or thread to match kitty hat) and needle
  • Small amount of polyester stuffing fiberfill

Suggested yarn:

125 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice

Colorway:

White


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