Saturday, September 8, 2012

Santa Buckle Hat with (or without) Earflaps and Braids


SANTA BUCKLE HAT WITH EARFLAPS AND BRAIDS

Tools:
- H hook (5.00mm)
- scissors
- yarn needle
- worsted weight yarn in red, black, and yellow
- sport weight yarn in white
- fun fur yarn in white

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch

Hat:

size Newborn
Round 1: With red ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as 1st dc now and through out), sl st to 1st st. [12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [24 dc]
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [36 dc]
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Rounds 5-6: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [48 dc]
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [48 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Do NOT fasten off and weave in ends, continue to directions for 1st earflap.

size 0-6 months
Rounds 1-6: Repeat rounds 1-6 of size Newborn.
Rounds 7-8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [48 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [48 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Do NOT fasten off and weave in ends, continue to directions for 1st earflap.

size 6-12 months
Rounds 1-4: Repeat rounds 1-4 of size Newborn.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Rounds 6-8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [54 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [54 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Do NOT fasten off and weave in ends, continue to directions for 1st earflap.

size 1-3 years
Rounds 1-4: Repeat rounds 1-4 of size Newborn.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Rounds 6-10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [60 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Round 13: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [60 dc]
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Do NOT fasten off and weave in ends, continue to directions for 1st earflap.

size 3 years - adult
Rounds 1-5: Complete rounds 1-5 of size 1-3 years.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Rounds 7-12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Round 13: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [66 dc]
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Round 15: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [66 dc]
Round 16: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Do NOT fasten off and weave in ends, continue to directions for 1st earflap.

1st Earflap:
Rows 1-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and next 9 sts. [10 sc]
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts. [8 sc]
Row 7: Ch 1, sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts. [6 sc]
Row 8: Ch 1, sc2tog over 1st 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts. [4 sc]
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next st. [3 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

2nd Earflap:
*Note: Pattern is written for size Newborn/0-6 months with changes in parentheses.

With hat turned inside out, count over 15 sts (18 sts, 21 sts, 24 sts) from 1st earflap and insert hook in last round of the hat. Pull up a loop.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, and next 9 sts. [10 sc]
Rows 2-9: Repeat rows 2-9 of 1st earflap.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Trim:
With hat turned inside out, insert hook in any st in last round of hat at the back (I generally go somewhere in the middle), holding the white sport weight yarn and the white fun fur yarn together, pull up a loop.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, putting 2 sc in corner sts of earflap, sl st to 1st st.

Buckle:
With yellow ch 16, sl st to 1st st to form ring.
Ch 3, dc in next 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, sl st to 1st st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buckle assembly:
Cut a strand of yellow yarn. Using yarn needle sew buckle to front of hat, centered with bottom edge approximately in middle of 2nd to last round of hat. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Braids:
Cut 36 strands of white sport weight yarn approximately 2.5-3 times the length you want the braids. Cut 6 strands of white fun fur yarn approximately 2.5-3 times the length you want the braids. *Gather 6 strands of sport weight and 1 strand of fun fur, pull through middle st in bottom of either earflap. Gather same amount of strands again, pull through st to either side. Gather same strands again, pull through st to other side. Pull all 42 ends together evenly. Braid the 3 groups of strands togehter, to desired length. Tie off with a strand of white sport weight yarn. Use scissors to trim ends*. Repeat from * to * for other earflap.

*Note: Pattern for version without earflaps and braids is below pictures.





SANTA BUCKLE HAT

Tools:
- H hook (5.00mm)
- scissors
- yarn needle
- worsted weight yarn in red, black, and yellow
- sport weight yarn in white
- fun fur yarn in white

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch

Hat:

size Newborn
Round 1: With red ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 counts as 1st dc now and through out), sl st to 1st st. [12 dc]
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [24 dc]
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [36 dc]
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Rounds 5-6: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [48 dc]
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [48 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st holding sport weight yarn and fun fur yarn together. [48 dc]
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 0-6 months
Rounds 1-6: Repeat rounds 1-6 of size Newborn.
Rounds 7-8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [48 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [48 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st holding sport weight yarn and fun fur yarn together. [48 dc]
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [48 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 6-12 months
Rounds 1-4: Repeat rounds 1-4 of size Newborn.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Rounds 6-8: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Round 9: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [54 dc]
Round 10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [54 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st holding sport weight yarn and fun fur yarn together. [54 dc]
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [54 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 1-3 years
Rounds 1-4: Repeat rounds 1-4 of size Newborn.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat from * to * around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Rounds 6-10: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Round 11: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [60 dc]
Round 12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 dc]
Round 13: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [60 dc]
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st holding sport weight yarn and fun fur yarn together. [60 dc]
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [60 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

size 3 years - adult
Rounds 1-5: Complete rounds 1-5 of size 1-3 years.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Rounds 7-12: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Round 13: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with black. [66 dc]
Round 14: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 dc]
Round 15: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st with red. [66 dc]
Round 16: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st around, sl st to 1st st holding sport weight yarn and fun fur yarn together. [66 dc]
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around, sl st to 1st st. [66 sc]
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buckle:
With yellow ch 16, sl st to 1st st to form ring.
Ch 3, dc in next 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, sl st to 1st st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Buckle assembly:
Cut a strand of yellow yarn. Using yarn needle sew buckle to front of hat, centered with bottom edge approximately in middle of 2nd to last round of hat. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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