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Baby Elephant Crochet Hat

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You don't have to visit the zoo to see elephants! Crochet your very own with this insanely cute Elephant Crochet Hat. Made with Lion Brand Heartland yarn, this crochet hat pattern was designed with newborns in mind, but it shouldn't be too hard to adjust the size. A small amount of stuffing is needed for the trunk, and buttons are used for the eyes. You can also crochet the eyes if you want.

Elephant Crochet Hat
Elephant Crochet Hat
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Easy

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Katmai and Olympic
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Black buttons for eyes (or you could crochet eyes)
  • Poly-fil stuffing for trunk

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease

Hat Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 11 DC inside ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each stitch around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next stitch, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5-9: DC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (44 DC)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around, join (44 SC)
continue on earflaps or fasten off and leave hat without earflaps

Earflap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
Leave 16 stitches along the front of hat...
Join yarn, chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, and continue to SC around hat and earflaps, when you get to the top of each earflap: chain 35, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down the chain. Continue to SC around the hat and fasten off when you get the entire way around.

Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)
Row 4: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Left Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] (4x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 DC, DC in next, repeat from * till end, fasten off leaving long tail

Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat till end, chain 2, turn ( 24 DC)
Row 4: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 2] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next 2, *2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat from * until end.
fasten off leaving long tail.

Inside Right Ear:
Magic Ring, chain 2 and make 8 DC in ring, pull tight but do not join. You should have a half circle, chain 2, turn
Row 2: 2 DC in each stitch, chain 2, turn (16 DC)
Row 3: [2 DC in first stitch, DC in next] (3x), 2 SC, SC in next, *2 DC, DC 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.

 

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