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Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern : Decorative Pumpkin Headpiece for Small Cats, Dogs or Stuffed Toys



Last week I got a fun custom order for some cat hats! Yes cat hats! Call me crazy but I like a challenge! Usually I leave the animal design to my awesome, super talented mom over at Posh Pooch Designs but this person found me first through my devil headband and cape set on Etsy and wanted something similar for her cat.  She gave me some measurements and I went from there freestyle. I made her a devil and unicorn headpiece. Aren't they so silly, but so cute! 
I'm allergic to cats so my kids shared their stuffed babies to model them for you. LOL! 


I thought this simple design would be fun to share with you since it can be used for small cats, dogs or as I will use them, for extra accessories for my kids stuffed animals! (they have way to many) 

I decided since it's just about fall that a pumpkin headpiece would be just right! 
I may design a few more seasonally but we'll see. 


I hope you enjoy the pattern! 

Decorative Pumpkin Headpiece

Sized for 2-3 inches between the ears and about 10-12 inches around the head

F - Hook 3.75
Worsted Weight Yarn of choice - Orange and Green 

Notes:
*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

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)
R5: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 3) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (30)
R6: Ch 1, *(2 sc, sc 4) repeat from * around, join with sl st to 1st sc (36) 

Notes: 
Piece should measure approx 2 1/2 inches across.
R 7&8 will form the ear holes and ties

R7: 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

R8: sc in next 12 chs, ch 46, sl st in 2nd ch from the hook and next 45 chs, sc in next 12 chs, 
sl st 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. 

Stem and Spiral Vine

R1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
R2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to 1st sc (6)
R5: Ch 11, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across, join to next sc with sl st
Fasten off but leave a long tail. Sew stem to center of hat or as desired. 


Image used with permission from Posh Pooch Designs.
She tested it for me!  Modeled by Max. 


13 comments:

Pamela Emerson said...

Aww not that is just too cute. I will have to work one up and see what my pom thinks. Thanks for the free pattern.

Donna Kasulis said...

Love your stuff but can't download them I need to have pdf form in order to download. I really like the kitty headbands,any way you can do that? Thanks,Donna

Elisabeth Spivey said...

I don't have a pdf at this time. You can simply copy and paste the text into a word document and print a pdf that way. If you don't have a pdf printer option I recommend this one http://www.cutepdf.com ~Elisabeth

Steve said...

how do I increase for larger dogs...thanks...love the patterns!

Steve said...

actually the comment above is for my wife Jackie lol

Elisabeth Spivey said...

In short, continue to make the circle bigger until it the size between your dogs ears and then add the ear straps evenly spaced apart.

molly55 said...
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molly55 said...

Go to printfriendly.com and paste the url for this page in their bar. You can also edit out what you don't want. Then save or print it out.

Ashley Crowley said...

Perfect for my Yorkie poodle. It's very funny to see it on his head haha.

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Glad you enjoyed making and using it!

Unknown said...

I love this pattern but I don't understand this: (2 sc, sc 2). Could someone help me?

Elisabeth Spivey said...

Work 2 sc in the same stitch, then work one sc in the next 2 stitches.

Ice Dragon said...

Ohhh. That makes sense now. I was doing it backward. Thank you so much! :D

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