Thursday, January 3, 2013

Little Ladybug ear flap hat

I don't know what has happened to my photography skills. I think I had some at some point, but clearly they have gone out the window. Anyway, here is the Little Ladybug ear flap hat. I will post the pattern in a link that is more printer friendly.
Little Ladybug Ear flap hat



I used a size J hook



with black yarn,start with a magic ring and sc 8 times into the ring, slip stitch to join into a circle.

Rnd 1: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to 1st sc (16)

Rnd 2: ch 1, (1sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st) repeat around, join with sl st. (24)

Rnd 3: ch 1 (sc in each of next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) repeat around, join with sl st (32)

Rnd 4: ch1, (1sc in each of next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) repeat around, join with sl st (40)

Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in each st around join with sl st

Rnd6 &7: repeat rnd 5

Rnd 8: ch2, double crochet in each st around, join with sl st

switch to red yarn

Rnd 9 – 14 repeat rnd8

break yarn



ear flaps (make 2 , one on each side of hat)

with red yarn, sl st to a sc on side, sc in each of next 8 sc, turn

chain1, sc2tog, sc in next 4sc, sc2tog, turn

chain 1, sc across, turn

chain 1, sc2tog, sc in next 2 st, sc2tog, turn

chain 1, sc across, turn,

chain 1, sc2tog, twice, turn

chain 1, sc2tog

chain 20



middle section of ladybug:

with black chain 15, break off, but leave long strand of yarn to sew with.



Spots (make 6)

start with magic loop, make 8 sc inside loop, sl st to join into circle

break off yarn, be sure to leave plenty of yarn to sew with.



Antenna (make 2)

chain 5, slip stitch to form a ring

rnd 1: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st

rnd 2: chain 2, double crochet in each st around, join with sl st

rnd 3-5: repeat rnd 2

break off yarn, leaving plenty to use for sewing.

(2 large pompoms will be end of antenna)



Make 2 large black pompoms and 2 medium ones.



Sew all pieces together according to picture.



Use black yarn and chain 20, sl st to bottom of ear flap, chain 20 more. Break yarn.

Braid the two black chains and one red chain together and attach medium pompom on the end
 I forgot to mention: this is a pretty small hat, I would say newborn or under 1year. If you want to go bigger, than just add more increase rows around the top, or use more single crochets in the original magic loop.

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