Introduction: Panda Bear Earflap Hat
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For Baby 6-12 months use hook size G
12 months to 3 years use hook size H
3 - 10 years use hook size I
Teen use hook size J
Adult use hook size K
White and Black worsted weight yarn
Abbreviations: dc=double crochet sc=single crochet sl st=slip stitch ch=chain tr=triple crochet
Instructions: I hook, white yarn for the body
ch 5- slip stitch to form a ring,
rnd 1. ch 3, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st on top of ch 3. -12 sts
rnd 2. ch 2, dc in same st as joining, 2dc in each st. around. join with sl st. -24 sts.
rnd 3. ch 2, *dc in next st, 2dc in next st., repeat from *around, join with sl st. -36 sts.
rnd 4. ch 2, *dc in the next 2 sts, 2dc in the next st, repeat from *around, join with sl st. -48 sts.
rnd 5. *ch 2, dc in each st across, join sl st., *repeat. continue until the hat reaches 7 inches, sl st. fasten off. Change colors; add black colored yarn with I hook, single crochet around the trim (bottom of the hat) and sl st.
Ear flaps: Make 2, I hook, 1st ear flap, you can slip stitch onto the side of the hat with your black yarn, begin the dc stitches, (like to have the seam in the back of the hat, so I do the ear flap on the side of the hat) 2nd flap, fold hat in half and sl st in dc directly across from the last dc from the other ear flap. follow directions below for both ear flaps.
ch 2. dc in the next 11 dc stitches, turn.
ch 2. dc2tog. dc in the next 6 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn.
ch 2. dc2tog, dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st., turn.
ch 2. dc2tog, dc in the next 2 stitches. dc2tog. dc in the last st. turn.
ch 2. dc2tog twice, dc in last st. cut yarn and pull through The braid from the center of the ear flap at the bottom, attach black and white yarn, with a sl st in the center of the bottom of the ear flap and chain 30, and sl st it off and cut yarn.
Eyes: Make 2, G hook Black, white, Start with white yarn, ch 2
rnd 1: work 5 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, sl st. (5sc)
rnd 2: work 2sc in each stitch around, (10sc) sl st. Change to black yarn,
rnd 3: *work 1 sc in the next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, *repeat from* around, sl st.
rnd 4: *work 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat from *around, sl st.
rnd 5: *work 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2sc in the next stitch, *repeat from *around, sl st.
rnd 6: turn, work 6 sc in the next 6 stitches, sl st, turn, work 5 sc in the next 5 sc, sl st. fasten off. The End of the eye with more black yarn; place that end of the eye by the nose. Place the eyes about 1/2 inch apart in the center of the hat, sew on black buttons in the center of the white yarn of the eyes, for the center of the eyes.
Ears: Make 2, G hook, black yarn
rnd 1. ch 3, join with sl st. create a ring
rnd 2. 10 sc into the ring, sl st.
rnd 3. *2sc in the next st, *repeat to finish round (20sts.)
rnd 4. *1 sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st, *repeat, sl st.
rnd 5. *1 sc in the next 2 stitches, 2sc in the next st, *repeat, sl st. Fold the circle in half, and sc the circle together to create a half circle. then sew the two half circles on top of the hat to create ears. Place the ears 2 inches apart on top of the hat.
sc in second ch front hook, dc in next stitch, tc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, sc crochet in final stitch.
To finish nose, sl st around the entire nose and sew onto the hat.