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Raccoon Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Bernat
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 skein each of Bernat® Softee® Baby Chunky ™ Cozy Gray (MC), Nighty Night (A), Cream Puff (B)
  • Sizes U.S. H/8 and U.S. L/11 crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge.

    • Finished Size: To fit head circumference: 6/12 mos - 17", 18/24 mos - 18", 4 yrs - 19", 6/8 yrs - 19?" Gauge: 9 hdc and 8 rows = 4" with larger hook

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • 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. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
    • Rnd 1: Ch 2. 8 hdc in ring. Join with sl st to first hdc.
    • Rnd 2: Ch 2. 2 hdc in first hdc. *2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.
    • Rnd 3: 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.
    • Rnd 4: 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.
    • Rnd 5: 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:
    • Rnd 6: 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 6? [7-7?-8]"
    • 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.
    • Rnd 1: 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.

    • Diagram 1

    • Nose
    • With smaller hook and A, ch 2.
    • Rnd 1: 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.
    • Row 1: [RS]. 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn.
    • Row 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc to end of row. 10 sc. Break A. Join MC. Turn.
    • Row 3: 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.
    • Row 1: 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.

    • 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

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