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The Bear Hat: FREE Crochet Pattern | KT and the Squid

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For the above sample I used Lion Brand Vanna’s choice in Oatmeal which you can purchase from Amazon HERE

For the above sample I used Lion Brand Vanna’s choice in Barley which you can purchase from Amazon HERE



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sell this pattern. Feel free to sell any items made from this pattern
Materials:
• H hook
• Worsted weight yarn
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
Abbreviations:
Ch= chain
Ss= slip stitch
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc= double crochet
Fpdc= front post double crochet
Bpdc= back post double crochet
Gauge:
Approximately 6dcs by 3.6 rows = 2” square

Notes:
• Read all instructions before beginning.
• This hat is worked in rounds.
• The ch1 or ch2 at the beginning of each round does NOT count as a stitch.
• Always join to the 1st stitch of the round with a slip stitch and work the 1st stitch of
the next round in the same stitch you joined into.
• I like to start my hats with a magic ring. If you do not know this technique you
may also start the hat with 3 chs and working the first round into the 3rd ch from
the hook.
• After you have finished the hat you will then make two ears and sew them on.

INSTRUCTIONS
Newborn:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch 3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (40)
Rnd 6-8 – Repeat rnd 5. (40)
Rnd 9 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (40).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to small ears.

3-6 months:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in ring. Join (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (44)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (44)
Rnd 6-9 – Repeat rnd 5. (44)
Rnd 10 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (44).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to small ears.

6-12 months:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (50)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (50)
Rnd 7-11 – Repeat rnd 6. (50)
Rnd 12 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (50).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to small ears.

Toddler:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 9 dc in ring. Join (9)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (18)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (27)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (36)

Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (45)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, *dc 4, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (54)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (54)
Rnd 8-12 – Repeat rnd 7. (54)
Rnd 13 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (54).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to large ears.

Child:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 10 dc in ring. Join (10)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (30)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (40)
Rnd 5 – Ch 2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (50)
Rnd 6 – Ch 2, (dc 5, 2dc) 8 times. Dc 1 in last 2 sts. Join (58)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (58)
Rnd 8-13 – Repeat rnd 7. (58)
Rnd 14 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (58).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to large ears.

Adult:
Start with magic ring, ch 2 OR ch3 and work first round in 3rd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 11 dc in ring. Join (11)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, 2 dc in same stitch and each st around. Join (22)
Rnd 3 – Ch 2, *dc, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (33)
Rnd 4 – Ch 2, *dc 2, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (44)
Rnd 5 – Ch2, *dc 3, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (55)
Rnd 6 – Ch2, *dc 4, 2dc; repeat from * around. Join (66)
Rnd 7 – Ch 2, dc in same st and each st around. Join (66)
Rnd 8-15 – Repeat rnd 7. (66)
Rnd 16 – Ch 2, fpdc in same st, bpdc in next, *fpdc in next, bpdc in next; repeat from *
around (66).
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Proceed to large ears.

EARS
Small (for newborn, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months): Make 2
Start with magic ring, ch 1 OR ch2 and work first round in 2nd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 12 hdc in the ring. Join. (12)
Rnd 2 – Ch 1, *2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next; repeat until 2 sts remain, ss in last 2 sts.
Join (17)
Rnd 3 – Do not ch, ss in the next 14 sts. *Note: the tighter you do this the more the ear
will curl in. (14)
Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off.

Large (for toddler, child and adult): Make 2
Start with magic ring, ch 1 OR ch2 and work first round in 2nd chain from hook.
Rnd 1 – Work 14 hdc in the ring. Join. (14)
Rnd 2 – Ch 2, *2 dc in same st, 1 dc in next; repeat until 3 sts remain, ss in last 3 sts.
Join (20)
Rnd 3 – Ss in the next 16 sts. *Note: the tighter you do this the more the ear will curl in.
(16)
Leave a long tail for sewing, fasten off.
Sewing on Ears:
To sew on the ears I like to lay the hat down flat (with the front of the hat facing
you) and sew the ears to the top of the fold like shown in the picture.

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