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Monday, October 30, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Chunky Unicorn Hat


I've been wanting an excuse to make a Unicorn hat for myself and I finally have one, Halloween! This pattern works up pretty quick thanks to the use of bulky yarn! Please check your gauge, I've noticed many people having sizing problems with my hat patterns because they are not checking the gauge listed within the pattern. I do crochet tightly so chances are you will need to change your tension or switch to a lower hook size to get gauge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni



Difficulty: Easy-Intermediate

Size: Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Supplies:
Size I (5.5mm) Hook
Size L (8.0mm) Hook
Caron One Pound yarn in Sunflower, 25 yards
Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky in Pink Candy, 80 yards
Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn in White, 140 yards
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US terms):
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog - Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Hdc3tog - Half Double Crochet 3 Together
Sc - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Notes:
-Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
-Joins are made with a sl st to the first stitch made, not the ch.
-This pattern uses a magic circle, if you don't know how to make one you can learn with this quick video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64O9WVJucFA 
-The first stitch in every row is to be worked in the same space at the ch 1.
-Hdc2tog & Hdc3tog count as 1 stitch.

Gauge: 7 hdc = 3" (using bulky yarn & size L hook)


Hat

Using Size L hook & White yarn:
Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 1, 10 hdc in circle. Pull circle tight and join. (10)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each sp around. Join. (20)
Row 3: Ch 1, *hdc, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (30)
Row 4: Ch 1, *hdc in 2, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (40)
Row 5: Ch 1, *hdc in 3, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (50)
Row 6-14: Ch 1, hdc in each sp around. Join. (50)
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Ear Flaps

First Ear Flap:

Counting from where you fastened off, towards the left:
Row 1: Sk 6. Join yarn in next sp with a sl st, ch 1, hdc in same sp. Hdc in next 8 sp. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 5, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc in 3, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 5: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 6: Hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 7: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 8: Hdc3tog.
Fasten off.

Second Ear Flap:

Counting from the last hdc made in row one of the first ear flap, towards the left:
Row 1: Sk 19. Join yarn in next sp with a sl st, ch 1, hdc in same sp. Hdc in next 8 sp. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 2: Hdc2tog, hdc in 5, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc in 3, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 5: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 6: Hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 7: Hdc in each sp. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 8: Hdc3tog. Ch 1, turn. Sc around the entire edge of hat & ear flaps, Join.
Fasten off.

Switch to the Pink Candy yarn (still using size L hook):
Row 9: Join with a sl st, ch 1, sc in each sp. around. Join.
Fasten off and sew in ends.


Unicorn Ears
(make 2)

Using Size L hook & White yarn:
Row 1: Ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 2. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: Hdc in each sp across. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4: Hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 5: Hdc3tog. Ch 1 and sc around entire edge of ear, working 2 hdc in each corner.
Fasten off.


Unicorn Horn
Using size I hook & Sunflower yarn:
Row 1: Magic circle, ch 1, 6 sc in circle. Pull circle tight and join. (6)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (6)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (7)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (7)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (8)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (8)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (9)
Row 8: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (9)
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (10)
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (10)
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (11)
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (11)
Row 13: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (12)
Row 14: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (12)
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (13)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (13)
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in each, 2 sc in last. Join. (14)
Row 18: Ch 1, sc in each sp around. Join. (14)
Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.


Finishing


Horn:
Sew horn to the center front of the hat within rows 4 & 5.

Ears:
Sew each ear 7 hdc away from the horn, within the same row as the horn.

Mane:
Using the Pink Candy yarn double knot on 5" pieces of yarn down the center of the hat to make a mohawk. In the front of the hat leave about 8 rows without mohawk.



All done, now you're ready to be fabulous!

1 comment:

  1. How long and how many strands of yarn get braided down below each ear flaps.

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