Thursday, January 12, 2012

Frog hat pattern

With green yarn and H hook, make a magic ring and ch 3 (counts as first st). 11 more dc in ring. Tighten and join.
round 2. ch3, dc in same sp. 2 dc in each st around (24 dc)join
round 3. ch 3, dc in same sp (dc, 2 dc in next)11 times, dc in last st (36 dc)join
round 4. ch 3, dc in next sp, 2 dc, (dc in next 2, 2 dc)around (48 dc)join
round 5. ch 3, dc in next 2 sp, 2 dc, (dc in next 3, 2 dc) around (60 dc)join
round 6. ch 3, dc in next 3 sp, 2 dc, (dc in next 4, 2 dc) around (72 dc)join
round 7-8, ch 3, dc in each dc around (72 dc)join
round 9. ch 3, dc in next 24dc, 5 tr in next dc, dc in next 20 dc, 5 tr in next dc, dc in next 25, join.
round 10. ch 3, dc in next 23, ch 1, skip 5 tr, dc in next 20, ch 1 skip 5 tr, dc in next 24, join (70 dc, 2 ch1)
round 11.ch 3, dc in each dc and each ch 1 around (72 dc)
round 12-14(or desired length). ch 3, dc in each dc around (72 dc)

Ear flaps:

to find centers of sides, fold hat in half so eye holes match up. Fold in half again. From 2nd crease, count 8 stitches to the right. Join green yarn and ch 3. dc in next 14.
row 2. ch 3, (yarn over, pull up a loop in next st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull up a loop in next stitch, yarn over pull through 3 loops)decrease made. dc in next 9, decrease, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
row 3. ch 3, dec, dc in next 7, dec, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
row 4. ch 3, dec, dc in next 5, dec, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
row 5. ch 3, dec, dc in next 3, dec, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
row 6. ch 3, dec, dc in next , dec, dc in top of ch 3 from previous row.
row 7. ch 3, dec, dec
row 8. *ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7, sl st in next dc, (repeat from *) ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 7, sl st in base, fasten off.
repeat on other side

with yellow, attach with sc to 9th st. sc in same sp. 2 sc in next 2 st. fasten off.
repeat for other 2 "fingers"
repeat on other side.

eyes (make 2)

with white, make magic ring as before, ch 3, 11 dc in ring (12 dc) fasten off.
with black, make slip know insert hook through center of white circle, place knot on hook, pull through, insert hook between 2 dc, yarn over, pull up and fasten off. pull end through to secure. (I like to tie black ends together to assure the pupil doesn't come undone in the wash.)

sew eyes into eye holes from inside.

Mouth (optional)

with red, sl st into first 2 stitches on front of hat.sc in next 2 st. hdc in next 2 st. dc in next 2 st. tr in next 5. dc in next 2. hdc in next 2. sc in next 2. sl st in last 2. turn. sl st into same st from opposite side and into next sl st. sc in next 2 sc. hdc into next 2 hdc. dc into next 2 dc. tr into next 5 tr. dc into next 2 dc. hdc into next 2 hdc. sc into next 2 sc. sl st into next 2 sl st. fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. sew top of mouth to front of hat.

Alternate mouth: Insert hook 5 stitches in from ear flap 3rd row from bottom. Draw up a loop with red, insert hook between next 2 dc 1 row down draw up a loop through hat and red loop on hook. Continue in this manner in a curve across front of hat. Crown: optional With yellow, ch 31, join. Round 1: ch 1, sc in each ch, join. Round 2: repeat round 1. Round 3:00 ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, ch3, sl st in first ch made, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in next 3, *sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 3, sl st in 1st ch made, dc, hdc, sc, sl st in next 3 repeat from *, sl st to join, fasten off. Sew onto top of hat.