Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christina's Panda Hat Free Crochet Pattern

My Daughter In law Loves Pandas.
 She asked me to make her a fun panda hat, 
But not one with a face on it.
So I designed this hat for her.
"Christina's Panda Hat"
The pattern will fit a Youth to Adult.
it is basically a dc beanie with a few rows of V Sts,
 and easy ear flaps, Panda ears and Flowers.
Oh, and Braids! 
I had this in my Ravelry Shop,
And Sold quite a few,
But Decided to give it away for Free.

Please add this pattern to your favorites,
 in Your Ravelry Shop.


So here is the pattern.
Size- Youth/ Adult

Skill- Easy

Materials -
Hook- I
Yarn Needle
Any Chunky Yarn ( 5)- I used 1 each of Jiffy-Black C1, White C2, Heather Grey C3, Dark Pink C4
(If you use worsted weight yarn, you will need to use two strands.)

Stitches-
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
V stitch (v st)
Treble Stitch ( tr st)

R : 1- We will be starting at the crown of the hat,  with C2, ch3, 
11 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook. join in a circle, ch 3 . ( 12 dc)

R : 2 - 1 dc in the same st as ch3, 2 dc in each dc around, join,
 ch 3 (24dc)

R: 3 - 1 dc in the same st as the ch3, * 1 dc in the next st, 2 dc in the next st, 
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3 ( 36dc)

R : 4 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. ( 48dc)

R : 5 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, 
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. ( 60 dc)

R : 6 - 1 dc in the same st as ch 3, * 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the next st,
 Repeat from * around, join, ch 3. (72 dc)


R : 7 - Change to C1, (V stitch row)1 dc in the 1st st, *skip next st, 
2 dc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 1 dc in the same st as 1st dc,
 join. ( 24 Vst)

R : 8 - Change to C3, 1 dc in the 1st st, *2 dc in the space 
between the 1st and 2nd dc to make the v st, 
Repeat from * around, 1 dc in the same st as the 1st dc, join. ( 24 Vst)

R : 9 - Change to C4, Repeat R: 9 ( 24 Vst)

R : 10 - Change to C3, Repeat R : 9 ( 24 Vst)

R : 12 - Change to C1, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)

R : 13 - Change to C2, 1 dc in the 1st V st, 
*1 dc in the space between the next two v sts, 1 dc in the next V st, 
Repeat from * around, join, ch 3.(72 dc)

R : 14 - 1 dc in each dc around, join, tie off. ( 72 Vst)

Ear flaps: 
R : 1 -With  C1, Fold hat in half, count back 6 toward the center
 of the right side, 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 
1 dc in the next 6 sts, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, turn, ch 1.

R : 2 - Repeat R : 1
R : 3 - Repeat R : 1, tie off

Repeat on the left side of the Hat.

Trim:
With  C1, attach yarn to the back center of the hat,
 1 sc in each st all the way around the edge of the hat, join, tie off.

Ears: Make 2
R : 1 - With C1, ch 3, 12 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, ch 3

R : 2 - 2dc in each dc, join and tie off leaving a 12 in tail of yarn.  
Sew the ear on the side of the hat, using the tail of yarn.

Ties: Make 2
Cut 1 strand each of  C2, C3, C4, 35 inches long. Loop all three strands
 through the center of the Ear flap, and braid, tying a knot at the bottom of the tie. 
Trim evenly.

Flower:
With C3, ch 3, 7 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join

Change to C4,  *(ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3) in the 1st dc,  
Repeat  from * 6 more times for 7 petals, join to the 1st petal,
 tie off.  Sew on to the from of the Hat.
Isn't she a beautiful Model!
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