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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Technical Thursday: Awesome Cat Sack Hat FREE pattern!

Everything is awesome here at Creekside Crochet this week. So I decided to make up a pattern for my daughter's crazy hat day tommorrow and share it with you all. She loves cats and unicorns and all that stuff(she must get it from her father, I prefer skulls and skeletons hehe)

Now this pattern is ranked just between easy and intermediate- it requires some knowledge of working amigurumi in spirals. As well as front post/back post and working in the round.

The AWESOME Cat Sack Hat

You need the following colors in a worsted weight- I used Red Heart Super Saver
Petal pink
Shocking pink
Aruba Sea

J(6mm) Hook
Needle for sewing


Round 1:With white, do a chainless HDC Foundation of 64 stitches. 
Round 2: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch(counts as first BPHDC). FPHDC in next, alternate around, join in Ch1(32 FPDC/32 BPHDC)
Round 3: Ch 1, BPHDC around both Ch1 and the first BPHDC of the last round. FPHDC around next front post, BPHDC around next back post. Repeat around, join in ch 1(32 FPHDC/32 BPHDC)
Round 4: Repeat round 3, tie off when finished. 

Round 5: With Petal Pink, join in any stitch and ch 1, HDC in same stitch. HDC around, join in ch 1.
Round 6: Ch 1, HDC in same stitch. HDC around. Join in Ch 1.(64 HDC)
Round 7-19: Repeat Round 6
Round 20: Repeat Round 6, tie off and weave in ends(We'll sew with a doubled string of yarn for strength and tension)

Set Hat Aside

Horn: (Make 1)

We are working in spirals, DO NOT JOIN!
With Aruba Sea and the J hook:
Round 1: Magic Circle, 6 SC in circle. (6)
Round 2: 1 SC in next, 2 SC in next. Repeat 3 times(9)
Round 3-4: SC around.  (9)
Round 5: SC in next 2, 2 SC in next. Repeat 3 times(12)
Round 6-7: SC around. (12) 
Round 8: SC in next 3, 2 SC in next. Repeat 3 times(15)
Round 9-14: SC around (15)
Round 15: SC in next 4, 2 SC in next. Repeat 3 times(18)
Round 16-19: SC around (18)
Slip stitch into next stitch, press flat and slip stitch through 2 layers 4 or 5 times before tying off. 

Ears: (Make 2)

DO NOT JOIN! (This section is hard to write out, so bear with me- I'm going to write it as I did it)
With Shocking Pink and J hook:
CH 6. We will be working BOTH SIDES of the chain, one end has no increases, while the other increases to give us the desired shape. 
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 4 stitches. Turn your chain and place a SC directly opposite the last one made to work up the other side of the chain, and in the next 4 ch stitches. 4 SC in the last remaining stitch. (9 SC, 4 in one)
Round 2: 1 sc x 14
Round 3: 1 sc x 11, 2 sc in next 2
Round 4: 1 sc x 17
Round 5: 1 sc x 13, 2 HDC in next 2
Round 6: 1 sc x 19
Round 7: 1 sc x 14, 2 HDC in next 3
Round 8: 1 sc x 22
Round 9 and 10: Repeat Round 8. Sl st in next. Flatten the ear and working through both layers, slip stitch the bottom shut for a few stitches.

Eyes: (Make 2)

We WILL be joining, and turning. Pay attention!

With Black
1: Magic Circle, 6 sc(6) Sl st into 1st stitch to join
2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around(12) sl st into 1st HDC to join
3: Ch 1, HDC in next, 2 HDC in next stitch. Repeat 6 times, tie off black, weave in end (18)

4: Pull up a loop in any stitch and slip stitch into the next 2 stitches. 2 sc in next, sc in 2, 2 sc in next, sc in 2, 2 sc in next, 2 slip stitches. Ch 1 and TURN (14)
5: Sk 1st slip stitch, slip stitch in 2nd stitch and next 2 stitches. 2 sc in next, HDC in next 3, 2 sc in next, sc in next 4, working around both of the last 2 rows(black and aruba slip stitches). Tie off, weave end into same color. (14)

6. With the right side facing you, pull up a loop in the same black stitch you started the Aruba Sea. SC in next 4, 2 Sc in next sc in next 4, 2 sc, sc in next 4, slip stitch into the black on the other side. (18 sc, 1 sl st) TURN
7. Ch 1, skip next sl st, sc in next 3, HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in next stitch, hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next stitch, sc in next 3, sl st. Tie Off, weave in ends

8. Join in any stitch. SC in next 5, 2 sc in next. Repeat around. Join, leave long tail for sewing.


Use a doubled strand of petal pink(Put it on the needle and tie the ends together, it'll be a big loop) and use that to sew the ears and horn in place. Sew the first ear, then count how many stitches you used to do so and count in from the other side, use a marker. Then center your horn in the space between and sew it in, then sew in the other ear. 

Attach the eyes, and when you reach a good spot for some eyelashes for that girly feel, put them on there. 

Stay Happy, Hookers!

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