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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 ...
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 altering patterns I decided it was time to start designing my own. I began crocheting children's hats for Halos of Hope in 2010. They are a great organization that sends soft hats to chemo centers all over the USA. I hope my silly hats can bring some happiness to a child fighting a terrible disease. Please check them out at halosofhope.org.
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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
Small amount of pink yarn for ears, nose, mouth and braids
Small amount of black yarn for eyes
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
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.
125 yards of Worsted weight