Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy Crochet Unicorn Hat
By: Annoo Crochet Designs


Video Link:click here
Sizes:
6-12 months Toddler/preschooler Youth/Adult

You will need:
For the body of the hat and ears you will be using 2 strands of yarn. I used Berroco Maya which is a worsted weight yarn but feels and works up more like a dk/light weight yarn.
Berroco Maya yarn (dk/light worsted weight) 50g/1.75oz/137yds 85%cotton/15%aplaca Colors: Papaya (braid, mane and mouth)
Rosa (Ear, trim and braid)
Vanilla flower (main part of the hat and ear)

Lagoon (mane)
Lion Brand Vannas Choice Glamour (sports weight) 1.75oz/202yds 96%Acrylic, 4%Metallic Color: Gold (horn)
A fingering weight yarn for the eye I used a lighter brown Crochet hook sizes:
5mm
4mm

2.75mm
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker or Piece of yarn to mark your rounds
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2 snap on eyes or buttons
Small amount of Polyfil
Gauge:
With size H/5mm hook and 2 strands of yarn 3 rows of dc and 7 dc = about 2 inches You could try using a worsted/aran weight yarn 1 strand where it calls for 2. Stitches Used:
Sc: single crochet Dc: double crochet
Instructions:
Unicorn Hat Main Part:
Take your 2 strands of your hat color (Vanilla flower) and crochet hook 5mm make a magic circle,
6-12 months:
Round 1: ch3, (counts as your first double crochet) make 10 dc in the magic circle, Pull the circle closed and sl st with the ch3. You will have 11 dc
Round 2: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, make 2 dc in each of the next stitches all around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 22 dc
Round 3: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 33 dc
Round 4: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 2 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 44 dc
Round 5: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 7st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* 5 times, dc in the last 3 st. You will have 50dc
Round 6-10: ch3, dc in each st around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 50 dc Do not fasten off you will now work the Side flaps. See below for directions.
Toddler-Preschooler:
Round 1:
ch3, (counts as your first double crochet) make 10 dc in the magic circle, Pull the circle closed
and sl st with the ch3. You will have 11 dc
Round 2: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, make 2 dc in each of the next stitches all around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 22 dc
Round 3: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 33 dc
Round 4: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 2 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 44 dc
Round 5: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 3 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 55 dc
Rounds 6-11: ch3, dc in each st around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 55dc Do not fasten off you will now work the Side flaps. See below for directions.
Youth/Adult size:
Round 1:
ch3, (counts as your first double crochet) make 10 dc in the magic circle, Pull the circle closed
and sl st with the ch3. You will have 11 dc
Round 2: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, make 2 dc in each of the next stitches all around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 22 dc
Round 3: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 33 dc
Round 4: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 2 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 44 dc
Round 5: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 3 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 55 dc
Round 6: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 10 st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 60 dc
Round 7: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 11st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 65 dc
Round 8: ch3, dc in the base of the ch3, *dc in the next 12st, 2dc in the next st* repeat from *to* around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 70 dc
Rounds 9-13: ch3, dc in each st around, sl st with the ch3. You will have 70 dc DO NOT FASTEN OFF continue to Side Flaps.
Side Flaps:


For sizes 6-12months and Toddler/Preschooler
Row 1: ch1, sc in the same sp as ch1, sc in the next 9st, ch1 and turn your work. You will have 10 sc Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next 6sc, sc2tog, ch1 turn your work. You will have 8sc
Row 3: sc across, ch1 and turn your work
Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, ch1 and turn your work. You will have 6sc
Row 5: sc across, ch1 and turn your work.
Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 2sc, sc2tog, ch1 and turn your work. You will have 4sc Row 7: sc across, ch1 and turn your work.
Row 8: sc2tog, twice. Fasten off
Time to make the second flap, counting 15 st for the 6-12 months and 19st for the toddler/preschooler from the left side of your first flap, in the next st you will join your yarn with a sl st and you will follow rows 1-8. Hide all loose tails.

For Youth/Adult Side flaps:
Row 1: ch1, sc in the same sp as ch1, sc in the next 11 st, ch1 and turn your work. You will have 12 sc
Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next 8st, sc2tog, ch1 turn your work. You will have 10 sc
Row3: sc in each st, ch1 turn your work.
Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6st, sc2tog, ch1 turn your work. You will have 8sc
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4st, sc2tog, ch1 turn your work. You will have 6 sc.
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 2st, sc2tog, ch1 turn your work. You will have 4sc
Row 9: repeat row 3
Row 10: sc2tog twice, ch1 turn your work. You will have 2 st
Row 11: sc2tog, fasten off your work.
Time to make the second flap, counting 20 st from the left side of your flap, in the 21st st you will join your yarn with a sl st and you will follow rows 1-11. Hide all loose tails.
Border/edging For all Sizes:
I chose 2 different colors (papaya and rosa) but you can choose which ever color you would want.
With your 2 strands of yarn and 5mm hook join your yarn to the back of your hat, you will ch1, sc in the same sp and sc in each st around the hat, when you reach the flap you will make 1 sc in each row around the flap and continue to sc around your hat repeating the same for the other ear flap, join with the first sc and fasten off your work. Hide all loose tails.

The Braids:
For infant-preschooler size you can make your braid long enough to tie under the chin or make a short tassel or leave off completely.
I have used the same colors I used on the border and you will make strands about 24inches long (shorter for smaller sizes) and make as many strands as you would like the thickness of your braid to be.
Take your larger hook and pass it through the last row of your flap, with your strand folded in half grab the loop and pull one half of the strands through the row. Making sure your strands are even fold in half and begin to braid. Once your braid is at the length you want make a knot at the end. Repeat for the other Flap. You can trim the free strands now to make them even.

The Horn:
With your 4mm hook and 2 strands of the Gold yarn (vannas choice) make a slip knot ch2.
Round 1: in the 2nd chain from your hook make 4sc. Take a scrap of yarn or st marker and place where your 1st round ends and next row begins. Be sure to move your marker up for each new row.
Round 2-3: sc all around (4sc)
Round 4: (2sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) twice. (6sc)
Round 5: sc all around (6sc)
Round 6: (2sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2st) twice (8sc) Round 7: sc all around (8sc)
Round 8: (2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st) twice (10sc) Round 9: sc all around (10sc)
Round 10: (2sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4st) twice (12sc) Round 11: sc all around
Round 12: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5st) twice (14sc)
(Stop here for sizes 6-12 months and toddler-preschooler. Unless you want your horn longer then continue to increase until you reach your desired length. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew onto hat and stuff firmly)

Continue for Youth/Adult Hat
Round 13: sc all around
Round 14: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6st) twice (16sc) Round 15: sc all around
Round 16: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7st) twice (18sc) Round 17: sc all around
Round 18(2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 8st) twice (20sc) Round 19: sc all around
Round 20: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9st) twice (22sc) Round 21: sc all around
Round 22: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 10st) twice (24sc) Round 23: sc all around
Round 24: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 11st) twice (26sc)
Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew your horn to the hat. Stuff if now with your polyfil firmly. You will now sew it to your hat were ever you want to place it. I added mine at the edge of the 1st row from the center but you do you.

The Mane:
I used 2 colors Lagoon and Papaya and cut many strands about 20 inches long, but you pick which ever color you choose for your Mane.
Use the Video Tutorial at the 29:09 minute mark for help on adding your mane.
You will start at the back of your horn and join 1 strand folded in half to the post of the dc, work along the row adding 1 strand to each dc until you reach the width you want for your mane. You will then repeat that going down the back of your hat for each row alternating colors until you are happy with the thickness and look of your mane.

The Eyes: (optional)
For smaller sizes you can do less rounds.
With fingering weight brown yarn or your color choice and 2.75mm hook Make a magic circle
Round 1: ch1, 6sc in the middle of the circle, pull on the end yarn to tighten the middle, sl st with the first st you made at the beginning of the round.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12sc) Place a st marker or a scrap of yarn to mark the end of the round and beginning of the next. Remember to move up the marker for each new row.
Round 3: 2sc in the next st, 1sc in next, repeat that around (18sc)
Round 4: 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 st, repeat that around. (24sc)
Round 5:2sc in next st, sc in the next 3st, repeat that around (30sc)
Round 6: 2sc in next st, sc in the next 4st, repeat that around. (36)
Round 7: 2sc in next st, sc in the next 5st, repeat that around. (42st)
Fasten Off, leaving a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to the hat.
Make a 2
nd eye. Place them on your hat where you want them to sit and sew them on.
If you are using the snap on eyes now is the time to put them on. Center them on the eye you just made and push through the inside of the hat, attach the washer and squeeze the eye and the washer together. You may want to use a button or crochet a circle for infant and toddler sizes, the back of the eye may be too hard for younger childrens heads.

Mouth: (optional)
With your tapestry needle and yarn color of your choice you will stitch in a mouth. Shape it to your desired look.
Ears (make 2):
With 2 strands, I used the Vanilla flower and Rosa colors but you can do any color combo you like. With the 2 strands and 2.75mm hook make a slip knot, ch2
Round 1: in the 2nd ch from hook make 4 sc
Round 2: 2sc in each st of the next 3st, sc in the last st. (7sc) Place a st marker or scrap of yarn to mark the end of your round and beginning of the next round. Remember to move the marker up with each new row.
Round 3: (2sc in next st, sc in next 2st) twice, 2sc in last st (10sc) Round 4: sc all around (10sc)
Round 5: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 4sc) twice, (12sc)
Round 6: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 5sc) twice (14sc)
Round 7: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 6st) twice (16sc) Round 8: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 7st) twice (18sc)

Round 9: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 8st) twice (20sc)
Round 10: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 9st) twice (22sc)
Round 11: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 10st) twice (24sc)
For sizes 6-12months and toddler-preschooler stop here fasten off and make a second ear. Continue for Youth/adult size.
Round 12: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 11st) twice (26sc) Round 13: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 12st) twice (28sc) Round 14: (2sc in the next st, sc in next 13st) twice (30sc)
I stopped here for the youth/adult size but you can stop at any point or continue to increase your ear if you want it larger. Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew to the hat. Make a second ear the same as the first.
With your tapestry needle you will now sew on the ears. Place them where you want them to sit on your hat and stitch each ear in place. Hide all loose tails and you are done with your hat.

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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