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Toddler Owl Hat
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L20041 Featured in the February 2012 issue of YarnPlay, this kids' animal-inspired earflap hat was designed exclusively for Lion Brand by Amy Gaines. Pair it with a tweedy brown sweater for a last-minute Halloween costume idea.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes Finished Height About 5 in. (12.5 cm).

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-403 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Barley Chocolate brown with flecks of cream and black
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Note: (A)

860-126 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Chocolate

Cool medium brown


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Note: (B)

860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


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Note: (C)

860-134 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Terracotta

Pumpkin orange


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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
2 black buttons for eyes, 1 in. (25 mm) diameter Scrap of black felt (optional, see Important Materials Note below) IMPORTANT MATERIALS NOTE You may wish to substitute felt circles for the button eyes. If you choose to use buttons, please be aware that buttons can be a choking hazard.
STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.Hat is worked in continuous rnds, beginning at top of Hat.

Do not join at the ends of rnds, work with RS facing at all times.

2.Back of Hat and earflaps are worked back and forth in rows across a portion of the sts of the last rnd of Hat.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.

Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.

Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.

Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc; rep from * around – 48 sc.

Rnd 9: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * around – 54 sc.

Rnd 10: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc; rep from * around – 60 sc.

Rnds 11-21: Sc in each sc around.

Do not fasten off.



Back of Hat and Earflaps Note: Back of Hat and earflaps are worked in rows, over 40 sts of last rnd of Hat.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 2 sts; leave last 20 sts unworked – 40 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 8 sts, sc in last 2 sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 22 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in last 3 sts.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next 22 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog – 38 sts.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 24 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog – 36 sts.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 26 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog – 34 sts.

Fasten off.



EARS (make 2) With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 6 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around – 8 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around – 10 sc.

Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around – 12 sc.

Fasten off.



OUTER EYES (make 2) With B, ch 2.

Rnds 1-6: Work same as Rnds 1-6 of Hat – 36 sc.

Fasten off.



INNER EYES (make 2) With C, ch 2.

Rnds 1-4: Work same as Rnds 1-4 of Hat – 24 sc.

Fasten off.



BEAK With D, ch 2.

Rnds 1-3: Work same as Rnds 1-3 of Ears – 8 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew Ears to top of Hat.

Center a button or felt circle onto Inner Eye, then center Inner Eye onto on top of Outer Eye.

Sew to Hat through all layers.

Sew Beak to front of Hat, centered below eyes.



Ties (make 2) Join A with sl st in point of one earflap and ch 40.

Fasten off.

Rep on other earflap.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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