Newborn Size Moose Hat- A Free Pattern

Awhile ago I introduced you all to a nifty little technique that I learned on how to make your yarn fuzzy. This hat was my example that I practiced it on and I loved  the end results. The fluffing of the yarn gave this little moose hat a more authentic look. As promised, I have this pattern now available to you for free. It is only newborn size as of right now, but if you are interested in larger sizes, please  comment below with the sizes you are interested in so I know what all I need to figure out! I hope that you all enjoy it!

Moose hat collage

**Save this pattern to your Ravelry library HERE

Moose Hat- Newborn size

 

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight in 1-3 colors
  • N hook
  • K hook
  • H hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Metal tooth dog comb or flea comb (optional-used for brushing the yarn)
  • 2- ½ inch buttons for the eyes
  • Stitch marker or piece of yarn
  • Small amount of Fiberfill stuffing

 

Stitch Abbreviations: MC- magic circle, Sl st- slip stitch, Scsingle crochet, Sc dec- single crochet decrease, Isc dec- invisible single crochet decrease, Hdc- half double crochet, Ch- chain, Sk- skip

 

Special Stitches:

Invisible Single Crochet Decreasehttp://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/invisible-decrease/

 

Gauge: 7hdc x 5.5 rows = 3 inches

 

**Note: Base hat is made with 2 strands of worsted weight held together. For a different unique look, use 2 different colors.

 

HAT

N hook

Round 1: MC. 10 Hdc in the MC. Join to the first hdc. Ch 1. (10)

Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. Join to the first hdc. Ch 1. (20)

Round 3: Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. 2 hdc in the next st. *Hdc in the next st. 2 hdc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first hdc. Ch 1. (30)

 

**Note: Circle should measure 4 inches across at this point.

 

Round 4-7: Hdc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st around. Join to the first hdc. Ch 1.

Round 8: Hdc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st around. Join to the first hdc. Fasten off.

 

**Note: Hat should measure 4.5 inches from the top of the hat to the bottom.

 

EARS

Back piece- make 2

K hook

2 strands worsted weight yarn

**Start by leaving a long tail to sew the ears to the head.

 

Row 1: Ch 6. Sc in the second ch from the hook and each st across. Ch 1. TURN (5)

Row 2-3: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. Ch 1. TURN

**After row 3, DO NOT CH 1**

Row 4: Sk 1st st. Sc in the next 2 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. DO NOT CH 1. TURN (3)

Row 5: Sk 1st st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. (1) FASTEN OFF.

 

Front piece- make 2

H hook

1 strand worsted yarn

 

Row 1: Ch 6. Sc in the second ch from the hook and each st across. Ch 1. TURN (5)

Row 2-3: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. Ch 1. TURN

**After row 3, DO NOT CH 1**

Row 4: Sk 1st st. Sc in the next 2 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. DO NOT CH 1. TURN (3)

Row 5: Sk 1st st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. (1) Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew front piece of ear to the back piece of the ear.

 

ANTLERS

Make 2

H hook

1 strand worsted weight yarn

 

**Note: Antlers are worked in continuous rounds, so use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of rounds.

 

Round 1: MC. 6 sc in MC, close tightly.(6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in the next st. Sc in the next st.* Repeat from *to* around. (18

Round 4-9: Sc in each st around. (18)

**Begin to lightly stuff the antlers. This will help them stand up straighter. Remember not to over stuff.

Round 10: Isc dec 4x. Sc in the next 10 st. (14)

Round 11: Isc dec 4x. Sc in the next 6 st. (10)

Round 12-15: Sc in each st around. (10) Sl st in the next 2 st to level off .

 

Stuff the antlers a little more adding the most in the thinner bottom part of the antlers to keep those parts stiffer. Leave a long tail to sew to the hat

 

MUZZLE

H hook, 1 strand worsted weight yarn

Row 1: Ch 16. SC in the second ch from the hook and each ch across. Ch 1. TURN (15)

Row 2: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. DO NOT CH 1. TURN (15)

Row 3: Sk 1st st. Sc in the next 12 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. TURN (13)

Row 4: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. DO NOT CH 1. TURN (13)

Row 5: Sk 1st st. Sc in the next 12 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. TURN (11)

Row 6: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. DO NOT CH 1. TURN (11)

Row 7: Sk 1st st. Sc in the next 12 st. Sc dec over the last 2 st. Ch 1. TURN (9)

Row 8: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and each st across. (9)

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew onto face.

 

Finishing

Note: If you plan on fuzzing up your yarn, it might be easiest for you to brush the entire base hat first before sewing on any pieces so you do not have to avoid any pieces that you do not want fuzzed up (like the antlers). However, if you like to see the “exact” places you will be sewing pieces to, brush your hat after everything is sewn on.

Click HERE to go to the blog post about brushing your yarn!

-Sew on muzzle, horns, and ears. Use the photo at the beginning of the pattern if you need help with placement.

– If you plan on brushing the muzzle, make sure to add the little x’s on them afterwards so you do not distort the x’s.

-Brush any pieces of the hat you want to look furry.

-Button eyes should be added last after all of the brushing is finished.

 

***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/sweetpotatocrochetcreations or my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-potato-crochet-creations

 

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