I'm really having fun coming up with a new headpiece each month. This October I was drawn to fall. I was inspired while out on a morning run. I had to avoid jogging across many acorns that had fallen off a the trees. I thought they were cute though and it would be fun to design something around that theme.
If you are not familiar with the headpieces. They are basically hats for small dogs, cats or stuffed animals. My kids love to dress up their critters!
My sweet Lucy doesn't enjoy wearing these so much haha,
but she will endure it long enough for me to bribe her with a treat!
Thanks again to my awesome mom over at
for Testing the pattern. Max is usually a great model but he's having some allergy issues so he looks a little sad but he really loves to show of his mommy's creations! Be sure to check out her blog for lots of free patterns for dogs and of course for humans too!
Now on to the pattern! That's what you're here for right!
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Sized for 2-3 inches between the ears and about 10-12 inches around the head
F- Hook: (3.75 MM)
Yarn: I Used Hobby Lobby's - I Love This Yarn (worsted-4)
Brown and Toasted Almond
*Chain stitch does not count in stitch count!
*The number at the end of each row is the stitch count for the row (#).
Terms and Stitches:
*r - row or round
*ch - chain
*sc - single crochet
*sl st - slip stitch
*st - stitch
* YO - Yarn Over
* YO - Yarn Over
Starting with Brown
R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with sl st to 1st sc (6)
R2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc (12)
R3: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (18)
R4: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 2) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (24)
See Video Tutorial at end of post for R5-7, Please note you will turn at the end of rows 5-6)
R5: ch 1, sc in 1st st, *pull up a loop in same st as last st made and in next 2 sts, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 (NOTE: work ch 1’s loosely through out the pattern as you’ll be working into it on the next round), repeat from * around, sc in last st, TURN
R6-7: Repeat Row 5, Do not turn at the end of row 7
Switch to Toasted Almond,Fasten off Brown
R8: Ch 1, sc in the Back Loop of each st around (24)
R9: Ch 1, *(2 sc , sc 3) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
R10: Ch1, *(2 sc, sc 4) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (36)
R11: Ch 24, sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in next st, ch 24, sk 6 sts, sl st in next st, sc in remaining st to beginning ch-24, DO NOT JOIN
R12: sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, sl st in next 12 chs, sc in next 12 sts, sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, sl st in remaining sts to 1st sc,
*Fasten off and weave in ends.
R1: ch 5, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across , ch 1, turn (4)
R2: sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn (3)
R3: sc dec over the next 2 sts, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (2)
R4: sc dec over the next 2 sts, (1)
Fold stem in half vertically, whip stitch down the back to make a tube, sew stem to center of hat.
*Fasten off and Weave in Ends.
Video Help for R: 5-7
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