Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Partial Pattern To Share

To go along with all the devil horns hats I've made, I was also asked to make a teddy bear ear hat as well for a friend's daughter a couple years ago. Since the hat itself really isn't important, you can use any beanie pattern you want.

Two colors and types of yarn: use a lightweight or medium thickness yarn (100% acrylic) is your best bet. Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick or some other super chunky yarn is going to be too thick.

For the first time, I used Caron Simply Soft in Bone 2604 and some unknown pink.

Outside of the ears. Make 2 separate insides.
Leave a length of yard of about 10” before starting chain. This becomes the yarn you’ll use to attach the ear to the hat.

Use a G sized hook. Chain 10.

Row 1: Do a HDC in the second chain from the end of the hook. HDC in each after that and increase by 1 HDC in the last HDC. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 2: 1 HDC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 3: 1 HDC in each stitch. Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 4: 1 HDC in each stitch and decrease by 1 HDC at the end of the row (do the decrease in the third and second HDC’s from the end). Chain 2 at the end and turn.
Row 5: 1 HDC in each stitch and skip the first HDC at the beginning of the row. Chain 2 at the end and turn. Finish off yarn.

Inside of the ears. Make 2 separate outsides.
Leave a length of yard of about 10” before starting chain. This becomes the yarn you’ll use to attach the ear to the hat.

Use a G sized hook. Chain 10.

Row 1: Do 2 SCs in the second chain from the end of the hook. SC in each stitch after that. Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 2: 1 SC in each stitch and increase by 1 SC at the end of the row (in the last SC). Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 3: 1 SC in each stitch and increase by 1 SC in the first SC (in the beginning of the row). Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 4: 1 SC in each stitch. Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 5: Skip the first SC in the row. SC in each other SC. Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 6: SC in each stitch and decrease by 1 SC at the end of the row (third and second to last SC). Chain 1 at the end and turn.
Row 7: Skip the first SC in the row. 1 SC in each other SC. Fasten off yarn.

Lay the outside pieces flat and lay the inside pieces flat on top of them, so the bottom edges are together. Using a yarn needle, use the several inches of outside ear piece to sew the insides and outsides together, using the edges of the insides to guide you. Finish off the yarn.

Once the pieces are combined, go back with the outside ear color and a E sized hook to SC along the inside edges. This will cover the outside color where the pieces were sewn together, as well as give the ear a little more “depth.” Finish off the yarn and weave in the edges.

Sew the completed ears to the hat with the same outside color yarn, on top of the head.

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