Another animal hat completed, a tiger this time. It’s going to be like a zoo in here soon with all these hat animals!

After completing the leopard hat I had a lot of yellowy wool left over so decided to use it to make the tiger from Vanessa Mooncie’s Crocheted Animal Hats. I love the hats in this book, I think making them is a bit addictive!

Unlike the leopard hat where the spot detail was added in afterwards, on this tiger hat the stripe detail is worked in while you are making the hat, which meant it came together much quicker. It took a me little while to get used to having all the seperate balls of wool on the go at once and making sure they didn’t get too tangled, but after a few rows I had got the hang of it and was off! As all the detail was crocheted in while making the main hat it was much quicker to make than the leopard hat. Similarly to the leopard hat I did plaited ties for the ear flaps using the yellow and the black wool.
Now I’ve added the tiger to the completed hats of the leopard and frog, the hardest decision to make now is which hat to do next!

All finished and ready to be sent to some little helpers, some very cute elf hats!

A friend of mine saw these on Pinterest and asked if I could make a couple for her little ones. I couldn’t wait to get them made – they looked so good on the picture! I decided to do them all in one colour with a grey band around the base and a grey Pom Pom rather than in stripes. They came together really quickly and I had no problems with the pattern at all – it is a great pattern, even better that there are two sizes – baby and adult. I opted to do the adult size as I didn’t think the smaller size would fit them. 

Here’s the link to the pattern: 

http://two-little-cs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/elf-hat-crochet-pattern.html?m=1

I can’t wait to see these hats on – I’m looking forward to receiving a picture from my friend with them both wearing them on Christmas Eve! 
I’ve already got requests in from other friends for some of these for next year, at this rate I think I am going to need to get started on my Christmas makes even earlier! 
  
   
 

Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!

Im glad I have managed to get some time to get this frog hat made, the colder weather is starting to creep in and it won’t be long before I will be needing a hat to keep the chill at bay! 
I saw this frog in Vanessa Mooncie’s book Crocheted animal hats and it stood out above of all the wonderful hats as the first I needed to make – I know for a fact many more of these hat makes will follow – they are just brilliant, I’m not too sure which to do next but I need to get cracking as I’m hoping to make some more of these as Christmas presents for friends, although I think I may be running out of time – in sure they won’t mind getting them a little late! 

  
  

Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some cackling witches lurking about, so I thought of doing these witches hat decorations, it should keep people on their toes – you never know when the witch might come cackling back to get it!
You could do these as big or as small as you wanted, I opted to do mine quite small so I could get quite a few dotted about the house. Also the colour of the band around it could be any colour that you like best. I opted for purple and green for mine as I like those colours for Halloween.
Witches hats pattern

In black

4mm hook
For the base:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each dc

Round 2: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around

Round 3: 2dc into same dc, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 4: 2dc into same dc, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 5: 2dc into same dc, 4dc. Repeat around

Round 6: 2dc into same dc, 5dc. Repeat around

Round 7: 2dc into same dc, 6dc. Repeat around

Round 8-9: dc around

Fasten off

For the pointy hat part:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each stitch

Round 2-3: dc around

Round 4: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around

Round 5-6: dc around

Round 7: 2dc into same dc, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 8: 2dc into same dc, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 9: dc around

Round 10: 2dc into same dc, 4dc. Repeat around

Round 11: 2dc into same dc, 5dc. Repeat around

Round 12: dc around

Round 13: 2dc into same dc, 6dc. Repeat around

Round 14-18: dc around
Fasten off leaving long thread to attach to the base, stuff the pointy hat part, then sew the hat to the base.


Band around hat:

In your chosen colour:

ch4

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc along rest of row

Rows 2-34: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc along row
Fasten off and leave a long thread to attach around the hat at the base.

Smaller hat:

In black

4mm hook
For the base

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each dc

Round 2: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around

Round 3: 2dc into same dc, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 4: 2dc into same dc, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 5: 2dc into same dc, 4dc. Repeat around

Round 6: dc around

Fasten off
Pointy hat part:

Make magic ring, ch1, 4dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each dc

Round 2: dc around

Round 3: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around

Round 4-5: dc around

Round 6: 2dc into same dc, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 7: dc around

Round 8: 2dc into same dc, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 9: dc around

Round 10: 2dc into same dc, 4dc. Repeat around

Round 11: dc around
Fasten off leaving long thread to attach to base. Stuff the pointy hat part, then sew onto the base.
Hat band:

In your chosen colour:

ch3

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc

Row 2-21: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), dc along row


Mini Christmas hats.

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I have a couple of wooden penguins and ducks that I wanted to decorate this Christmas, as normally they are left bare and I think its about time they received a bit of Christmas joy!

Obviously, these are made to measure for my own ornaments but they can easily be modified to fit any small item.

 

Penguin hat: 

IMG_3504

I chose purple and white for this hat and it is made up of dc (double crochet) stitches working in rounds.

4mm hook

Start with the purple.

  • Create a magic ring, ch1
  • 5 dc into ring (5dc)
  • 2 dc into each stitch (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 1 dc, repeat 5 times (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 3dc, 5 times (25 dc)
  • dc around (25dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 4dc, 5 times

Change to white.

  • dc around
  • 2dc in next stitch 5 dc, 5 times (35dc)
  • dc around (35dc)
  • dc around (35dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 6dc, 5 times (40dc)

Fasten off

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small duck elf hat:

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I choose a teal green and red colour for this hat, perfect for an elf!

4mm hook

Start with the teal green.

  • Create magic ring, ch1
  • 5 dc into ring (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • dc around (5dc)
  • 2dc in each dc (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • dc around (10dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 1 dc, 5 times (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • dc around (15dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20dc)
  • dc around (20dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 3dc, 5 times (25dc)
  • dc around (25dc)
  • dc around (25dc)

Change to red.

  • dc around (25dc)
  • 2dc in next stitch 4dc, 5 times (30dc)
  • dc around (30dc)

Fasten off.

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of red wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small floppy hat:

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I chose purple (slightly darker shade) and white for this hat to match up with the penguin purple hat. This hat was completed used trb (trebles) rather than dc stitches.

4mm hook

Start with purple

  • Create a magic loop
  • 5 trb into loop (5trb)
  • 2trb into next stitch, 5 times (10trb)
  • trb around (10trb)
  • trb around (10trb)
  • 2trb into next stitch 1dc, 5 times (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)
  • trb around (15trb)

Change to white

  • 2trb into next stitch 2dc, 5 times (20trb)
  • trb around (20trb)

Fasten off

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

I think all three hats look really good and will look great once all the other Christmas decorations are up. I might even make some scarfs to go with their hats!