Monday, April 14, 2014

Chicken Earflap Hat

My mom adopted about twelve chickens a few weeks ago.  When she told me about this, I was inspired to come up with a chicken hat.  This one is pretty easy to whip together.  It would be fun for a summer photo session!

CHICKEN EARFLAP HAT

 
Newborn and 0-3 months
 

1 skein Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee – Cameo Bulky in Quartz Crystal
Red yarn
Orange yarn
2 black button eyes
N Crochet Hook
H Crochet Hook -- for comb and beak
 
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
ss – slip stitch
scdec – single crochet decrease
 
NEWBORN – 12-13 inch circumference, 4 ½ in height
 
 
With N hook, start with Magic Ring, ch 2, 8 hdc in ring, ss in top of ch 2.  (8)
Row 2 – ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss in top of ch 2. (16)
Row 3 – ch 2, 2 hdc in same as connecting stitch, 1 hdc in next hdc, *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, repeat from * 6 times. ss in top of ch 2. (24)
Row 4-8 - ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around, ss in top of ch2. (24) 

 
EARFLAPS
 
Row 1 – ch 1, 1 sc in next 4 hdc. (4)
Row 2 – ch 1, turn, 1 sc in next 4 sc.  (4)
Row 3 – ch 1, turn,  1 scdec in next 2 sc, 1 scdec in next 2sc.  (2)
Row 4 – ch 1, turn, 1 sc in next 2 sc. (2)
Row 5 – ch 1, turn, 1 scdec in next 2 sc, tie off. 
 
Count 11 stitches over on back of hat.  Slip stitch to connect yarn for 2nd earflap. 
Row 1 – 1 sc in next 4 hdc.
Row 2-5 – repeat above. 
 
COMB
Using H crochet hook and 2 yarn thickness, ch 12.
Row 1:  1 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 1 sc in each across. 
Row 2:  ch 3, turn, 1 hdc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc) in next st, 1 sc in next 2, (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in next st, 1 sc in next 2, (1 hdc, 1dc) in next st, 1 dc in last st. 
 
Attach comb to top of hat.  Double thickness should make it stand up.   
 
BEAK
 
Using H crochet hook, Ch 5
Row 1:  slst in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next.  Tie off, sew onto hat front. 

Add two black buttons for eyes.  I backed the eyes with a circle of felt on the inside of the hat to help keep them secure.
 
 
0 – 3 MONTHS – 13 inch circumference, 5 in height 
 
With N crochet hook, start with Magic Ring, ch 2, 8 hdc in ring, ss in top of ch 2.  (8)
Row 2 – ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around, ss in top of ch 2. (16)
Row 3 – ch 2, 2 hdc in same as connecting stitch, 1 hdc in next hdc, *2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch, repeat from * 6 times. ss in top of ch 2. (24)
Row 4 – ch 2, 2 hdc in same as connecting stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, *2 hdc in next hdc, 1 hdc in next 5 hdc, repeat from * 2 times. ss in top of ch 2.  (28)
Row 5-9 – ch 2, 1 hdc in each hdc around.  ss in top of ch 2.  (28)

COMB and BEAK--see above.



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