12 days of DIY crochet gift giving 2014: Day 2

Originally posted December 2, 20147:04 PM MST
free pattern
Acquanetta Ferguson
Happy Holidays. Day 2 of DIY gift giving is a fun one.
This hat is my version of a cat ear beanie with some nice texture to give anyone a warm noggin. The pattern is a series of repeats and works up super quick, and would be perfect for last minute gift givers.
For this hat no gauge is given, because it is truly customizable for anyone from a toddler to a child, however the pattern as written should fit a teen to a woman, so about 20’ to 22’. Your foundation chain can be done in any even amount divisible by 4.
This hat should take between 1-2 hours to complete depending on your skill level.
Pattern is written in US crochet terms. This pattern gives you PERMISSION TO SELL your finished items. It is appreciated if you credit the design to Acquanetta Ferguson and to list the pattern link.
1 skein Everyday Soft Worsted Prints Premiere Yarns or your own worsted weight yarn
H hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitches used:
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
Front Post Double Crochet – fpdc
Back Post Double Crochet – bpdc
Special stitch:
Camel Stitch – Do a normal HDC and instead of inserting the hook through the normal loops, you want to turn the stitch towards you, where you will see one more loop. That is where you will insert your hook.
Round 1 Ch 68 fdc and sl st to form ring.
Round 2 Ch 2, in same stitch fpdc, fpdc in next stitch, 2 bpdc in the next 2 stitches, *2 fpdc in next 2 stitches, 2 bpdc in next 2 stitches* repeat from * around. Sl st in fpdc. (32 fpdc, 32 bpdc)
Round 3 -4 Repeat round 2. On round 4 sl st in first fpdc made.
Round 5 Ch 1 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc around in each stitch. Sl st in ch 1. (68 hdc)
Round 6 Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), camel stitch in each hdc around. Sl st in ch 2. (68 dc)
Round 7 Ch 2, dc in each stitch around. Sl st in ch 2. (60 dc)
Round 8 Repeat round 5
Round 9-10 Repeat rounds 6-7
Round 11 Repeat round 5
Round 12-13 Repeat round 6-7
Round 14 Repeat round 5
Round 15-16 Repeat rounds 6-7
Round 17 Repeat round 5
Round 18 Repeat only round 6
Turn the hat inside out and sl st (or sc) across the top.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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