This free knitting pattern for a colds character hat was originally designed for friend's children. The hat is prepared with double knitting yarn and includes simple shaping and colour changes. A knowledge of simple crochet techniques are required for the creation of the eye and the facial creatures are embroidered on separately. The eyes can be supplied through the shop if you are unable to crochet. This free knitting pattern for a childs character hat is designed to fit head sizes of 4-6 yrs or 7-9 yrs. The instructions for the larger head size is given in brackets.
Break off yarn, Thread yarn through remaining stitchess draw up and fasten off.
Using black yearn and a 3mm crochet hook, make 4 chains and join into a ring.
Round 1: Using black Ch2, 8 htr into ring, join with a sl st into initial 2ch and fasten off. (8sts)
Round 2: Using brown Ch2, 2 htr into each htr, join with a sl st into initial 2ch and fasten off. (16sts)
Round 3: Using white Ch2, [1htr into next htr, 2htr into next htr] 8times, join with slst into initial 2 ch and fasten off. (24sts)
Round 4: Using white Ch2, [1htr into each of next 2htr, 2htr into next htr] 8times, join with ss into initial 2 ch. (40sts)
Round 5: Using grey work 1 dc into each htr, join with slst into initial dc.
Wrap the small piece of bow around the middle of the larger piece to create a bow shape and sew into place on the top hat. Using the wool needle thread the individual strands of wool through the center of the bow to form a pony tail. Trim hair to an even length.