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This is the hat I made my sister for her birthday, to keep her ears warm up in Alaska :) I used a thick, bulky yarn that worked up quickly and made the entire hat in about 4 hours.  Because the yarn is thick, make sure you keep testing the sizing or else it’s easy for it to turn out too big. 

Sorry about the poor pictures - forgot to take better ones before I shipped it to her :(

You will need:
  • Bulky Yarn in white and red (I used Loops and Threads Charisma Super Bulky yarn – I love this stuff, it’s soft and easy to use but thick so projects work up quickly)
  • Size H hook
  • Yarn needle
HAT:
With white yarn, CH 1

Rnd 1: SC x 8 in ring, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 2: SC x 2 in each stitch, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 3: SC x 1, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 4 SC x 2, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 5: SC x 3, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 6: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 7: SC x 4, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 8: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 9: SC x 5, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 10: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 11: SC x 6, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnds 12+: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn.  Repeat row until the hat is the length you want it to be.  You can leave the entire hat white or do the last row in red like I did.

EARS:
Each ear is made by crocheting two identical ear shapes and then crocheting them together at the sides. 

Row 1: with white yarn, CH 8

Rows 2 & 3: SC x 8, turn

Row 4: DEC, SC x 4, DEC

Row 5: SC x 6

Row 6: DEC, SC x 2, DEC

Row 7: SC x 4

Row 8: DEC x 2, tie off

Repeat to make 4 kitty ear shapes.  Lay two ears on top of each other and with white yarn, SC around the edges (making sure to increase the stitches around the tip of the ear to make a rounded shape).  Repeat with remaining two ear shapes.

Once your ears are assembled, sew them to the hat.  It’s helpful to have someone wear the hat first so you can mark where you want the ears to go, I have mine about 1/3 from the front of the hat.

BOW:

Row 1: with red yarn, CH 8

Rows 2 & 3: SC x 8

Row 4: DEC, SC x 4, DEC

Rows 5 & 6: SC x 6

Row 7: DEC, SC x 2, DEC

Rows 8, 9 & 10: SC x 4

Row 11: INC, SC x 2, INC

Rows 12 & 13: SC x 6

Row 14: INC, SC x 4, INC

Rows 15 & 16: SC x 8, tie off.

Repeat for second bow side.  Place sides on top of one another and SC around the edges with red yarn, making sure to increase around the corners to give them a rounded shape.  Sew bow to ear.
That's really cute!

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