Thursday, October 22, 2015

Raccoon Earflap Hat Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

My Son asked me to make
him a Raccoon Hat.
I forgot I had designed this hat for him, 
until we started to have a problem with 
Raccoons getting in our trash.
It was as though they 
new when trash day was,
Because I never saw them, 
except on Trash day!
These are the biggest, fattest, 
most well fed Raccoons
 I had ever seen.

This is the picture I used
 for my inspiration.
I know this Raccoon looks ornery, 
But I think it looks adorable.
I Love how it is holding it's hands.
As though they are planning for trash day!

Okay, Now for the Crochet Pattern

Raccoon Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill- Easy

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

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

Size- Youth/ Adult

Notes: Ch 3 at ends of round counts as the 1st st of the next round.

Pattern:
R : 1- We will be starting at the crown of the hat, with C1,
 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 C4, (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 C2, 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 C3, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 10 - Change to C2, Repeat R : 9 (24 Vst)
R : 12 - Change to C4, Repeat R: 9 (24 Vst)
R : 13 - Change to C1, 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)

Earflaps: 
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 for 2nd ear flap.

Trim:
With C2, 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.

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

Ears: Make 2
R : 1 - With C1, ch 1, 3 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
ch 1, turn (3sc)
R : 2 – 1 sc in the same sc as the ch3, 1 sc in the next dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (5sc)
R : 3 – 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 4 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 3dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (7sc)
R : 5 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn
R : 6 - 1 sc in the same sc as the ch1, 1 sc in the next 5dc, 
2 sc in the last dc, ch1, turn (9sc)
R : 7- 1 sc in each sc, ch1
R : 8 – Repeat R : 7
R : 9 – Change to C4, *sc evenly across the bottom
 of the ear, 2 sc in the corner*
Repeat From * to * on the other 2 corners, join to 1st
sc, Leave an 18 inch tail of yarn.
Use that Tail of yarn to sew ear on hat.

Eye Patch:
R : 1  - With C3, ch2, 6 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join to 1st dc, to form a circle, ch3 (6dc)
R : 2 – ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch3, 2 dc in each dc
 around, join, (12dc)
R : 3 – Change to C2, ch3, 1 dc in the same dc as ch 3, 
*1 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc*
Repeat From * to *, join, tie off.

Repeat R : 1 – R : 3 for second eye.

With C2, sew the 2 eye pieces together, 
using the 4 center stitches of each eye.

R : 5 – *1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to *
 around eye patch,
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the top center of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to * till your reach the 5 sts in bottom
 center of the eye patch
Hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc in the 5 sts in the bottom center 
of the eye patch,
Repeat From * to *, join. Ch1
R : 6 - 2 sc in each st around the eye patch,
 join to the 1st sc, ch1
R : 7 – Change to C 2, and repeat R : 6,
 tie off leaving a 14 inch piece of yarn.
Center the eye patch to the front center of 
the hat, and sew in place.
With C2 st a French knot in the center of each eye for the eye pupil.

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As I look at these pictures.
I got a little laugh at Maximo.
My pooch, Maximon looks like a Statue.
 He did not move at all.
 He loves my son, and always
 tries to stay in his lap.

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