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Free Pattern Friday: Ferdinand the Elephant Hat (Newborn)

Hello all!
I have been so busy lately, I feel like I'm meeting myself coming and going. It's been weeks since I've been able to post a pattern. I am super excited to share this one.
Feel free to sell, give as gifts, or donate to charity items made from this pattern. Please do not sell this pattern as your own. Feel free to share, but please link back to this blog. Pattern is written in US terms.

Here we go!


Newborn Ferdinand the Elephant Hat

Materials Needed:
H (5 mm) hook
Tapestry needle
Two black buttons for eyes (or you could crochet eyes)

Yarn Needed:
Light Gray Worsted Weight Yarn
White Worsted Weight Yarn

Abbreviations:
CH: Chain
SC: Single Crochet

HDC: Half double Crochet

SC Decrease: Single Crochet Decrease
SS: Slip Stitch

Main Hat:
Round 1: With Gray,  9 HDC in a magic loop, SS to the top of beginning CH. (10) 

Round 2: CH2, 2HDC in each HDC around, SS to the top of beginning CH. (18)

Round 3: CH2, *2HDC in the first ST, 1HDC in the next HDC*, repeat from * around, SS to the top of beginning CH.(27)

Round 4: CH2, *2HDC in the first ST, 1HDC in the next two HDC*, repeat from * around. Change to Burgundy in last ST. SS to the top of beginning CH. (36)

Round 5: CH2, *2HDC in the first ST, 1HDC in the next three HDC, repeat from * around. Change to Brindle in last ST. SS to the top of beginning CH.  (45)

Round 6-11: CH2, HDC in each ST around, SS to the top of beginning CH. (45) 

Round 12: CH1, SC in each ST around, SS to the top of beginning CH. (45) Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Earflaps:
Fold hat in half. From corner, count over 7 ST. Join yarn with SS.
Row 1-2: CH1, SC in next 12 ST. Turn. (12)
Row 3-17: DO NOT CH! Skip first ST, SC across. Turn. (11-1) 
Each row will decrease by one ST until you have only one ST left. Fasten off.
Repeat on other side of hat making sure earflaps line up.

Border:
Once earflaps are finished, you get to make a decision. You can do the border in Gray or White. Join yarn at any point of hat (I prefer to do it either at the back or bottom of an earflap), SC evenly around hat.

Tassels (One for each earflap):
With White or Gray (or both), Cut 12x12in long pieces. Thread them through the bottom point of the earflap in between the stitches and fold them in half. Divide tails into 3 parts and braid tails to desired length, then knot the bottom. Trim tails for even length. 

Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, pull tight but do not join. (You should have a half circle) chain 2, turn

Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 HDC)

Row 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)

Row 4: [2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 HDC, HDC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn

Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 HDC)

Row 3: [2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 HDC, HDC in next, repeat from * till end, fasten off leaving long tail

Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, pull tight but do not join. (You should have a half circle) chain 2, turn

Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 HDC)

Row 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)

Row 4: [2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 HDC, HDC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn

Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 HDC)

Row 3: [2 DC in first stitch, HDC in next] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 HDC, HDC in next, repeat from * till end, fasten off leaving long tail

Trunk:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join (continue to SC in rounds)

Round 2: in back loops only, SC in each stitch around (10 SC)

Round 3-5: SC in each stitch around

Round 6: SC decrease, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches

Round 7: SC decrease, SC in next 9 stitches

Round 8: SC decrease, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches
Round 9: 2 SC in first, SC in next 4, 2 SC, SC in next 4 stitches

Round 10: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)

Round 11: 2 SC, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around (15 SC)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around (15 SC)
fasten off leaving long tail.

Stuff trunk lightly and sew onto middle-front of hat. Sew inside ears to outer ears and sew onto sides of hat. Sew to black buttons on for eyes, right above trunk.

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Hooking!



Comments

  1. What an adorable hat! Thank you very much! :)

    Lee Ann
    Http://crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com

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  2. Cam you tell me the gauge for the hat please? I would lile to do this in DK so would like to adapt?

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  3. Thank you for this pattern! My friend wanted me to make her an elephant hat for her baby so I modified this to what she wanted. The pattern is really easy to follow! =]

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