Okay, that is not Silas's hat, it's mine, but is he not stinking cute? I think you can all agree.
This, however, is Silas's hat. You know how sometimes when you are sitting around avoiding the work you should really be doing (like sewing the 4 advent calendars you promised your friend you would finish for Super Saturday in 2 days) you are struck with pure genius and you can`t help but drop all distractions and create? Well, that is exactly what happened with this hat. Staring at the various balls of yarn I have, these three screamed to me, and so I beckoned their call. I'm pretty sure this hat is my favourite in life, as of now. I love the colours, I love the ear flaps and I love the braids.
Too bad I couldn't get Silas to sit still for a good picture, but you can all imagine how adorable he is in it.
And, just for good measure, I made another. Love!
For those of you who would like to crochet one of your own, here's a pattern for you. I'm new at pattern writing, so please inform if their are any gross errors!
Baby (Toddler and Child in parenthesizes)
Vanna's Choice Yarn (100% Acrylic; 170 yards per 100g ball) in colour 108 Dusty Blue A, 123 Beige B, 180 Cranberry C
Crochet Hook US I9/5.50 mm
13 sts = 4"; 9 rounds = 4" in dc rounds.
Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
dc = double crochet
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
Round 1: With A, using an adjustable ring, draw up 2 ch; 9 (9, 10) dc into loop; join with a slip st in first dc - 9 (9, 10) dc with ARound 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st dc here or throughout), dc in same st as joining, 2 dc in each dc in round; slip st in top of ch 2 - 18 (18, 20) sts.
Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc] around; join - 27 (27, 30) sts.
Round 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 2 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc] around; join - 36 (36, 40)sts.
Round 5: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 3 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc] around; join - 45 (45, 50) sts.
Toddler and Child Only Round 6: Ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 4 dc, [2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc] around; join - 54 (60) sts.
All Sizes-Round 6-10 (7-11, 7-12)): Ch 2, dc in next dc and in each dc around; join.
Rounds 11 (12, 13): With B, ch 1, sc around; join.
Rounds 12 (13, 14): With C, ch 1, sc around; join.
Rounds 13 (14, 15): With B, ch 1, sc around; join.
Round 15 (16, 17): With A ch 1, dc around; join. Fasten off.
1st ear flap:
Row 1: With right side facing, join A in 7th (8th, 9th) dc from back joining; ch 2, dc in same st as joining, dc in next 10 (11, 11) dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each stitch across
Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1 dc, dc in next 7 (9, 9) dc, skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, turn - 8 (10,10 ) sts.
Row 4: Ch 2, skip 1 dc, dc in next 5 (7, 7) dc, skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, turn - 6 (8,8) sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, skip 1 dc, sc in next 3 (5, 5) dc, skip 1 dc, sc in last dc, turn - 4 (6,6) sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next 1 (3, 3) sc, skip 1 sc, sc in last sc, fasten off Infant and Toddler size-2 (4,4) sts.
2nd ear flap:
Row 1: With right side facing skip the next 14 (18, 19) dc on last long row. Join A in next dc. Work as for first ear flap.
Finishing. With right side facing, join B at back join. Sc around. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Braided tassels (make 2):
With A, B and C cut 3 2 foot lengths and fold all 9 lengths in half. Pull hooped end from front to back through the end of the ear flap, and loop through itself to secure. Separate the colours and braid to desired length. Tie end of braid and trim.