RACCOON HAT

27 October 2020, 13:02 507

RACCOON HAT

ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Cont = Continue(ity)
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch.
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side
Yoh = Yarn over hook

 

SIZES
To fit head circumference
6/12 mos 17″ [43 cm]
18/24 mos 18″ [45.5 cm]
4 yrs 19″ [48 cm]
6/8 yrs 19½” [49.5 cm]

 

GAUGE
9 hdc and 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] with larger hook.

INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will
be written thus (). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only
one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnds does not count as hdc. To join new color, work to last loops on hook of first color. Yoh with new color, draw through loops and proceed with new color. With larger hook and MC, ch 4. Joinwith sl st to first ch to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 2. 8 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc.*2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.

3rd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. *1 hdc in next hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last hdc. 1 hdc in  last hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 24 hdc.
4th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 2 hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 2 hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 32 hdc.
5th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 7 (7-3-3) hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 7 (7-3-3) hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 7 (7-3-3) hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 36 (36-40-40) sts. Sizes 18/24 mos and 6/8 yrs only:
6th rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 17 (19) hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * to last 17 (19) hdc. 1 hdc in each of last 17 (19) hdc. Join with sl st to first hdc. 38 (42) sts.
All sizes: Break MC.
Next rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Rep last rnd 2 (2-3-3) times more.
Break A. With MC, rep last rnd until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7½-8)” [16.5 (18-19-20.5) cm].
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Eyes (make 2)
With smaller hook and B, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. With A, embroider French Knot in center of Eye.

Nose
With smaller hook and A, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Inner Ear (make 2) With smaller hook and A, ch 2.
1st row: (RS). 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc to end of row. 10 sc. Break A. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row: With MC, ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 4 sc. (1 hdc. 1 dc) in next sc. (1 dc. 1 hdc) in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Fasten off.
Outer Ear (make 2)
With smaller hook and MC, make as given for Inner Ear, omitting all reference to color changes.
Join Ears: With WS of Inner Ear and Outer Ear facing each other, and RS of Inner Ear facing, join MC with sl st to first sc.
1st row: Ch 1. Working through both thicknesses, 1 sc in each of first 5 sc. 2 sc in each of next 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 5 sc. Fasten off.

 

Finishing
Sew Eyes, Nose and Ears to Hat as seen in picture.


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