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Get your DIY on with this Freaky Frankenstein Crochet Hat! What a great way to top off a homemade Halloween costume right here. Especially perfect for kid's costumes, you will appreciate having such an easy Halloween crochet pattern to work up that will also be so useful. The best part about this crochet hat is that it uses reflective yarn. This means that no matter where your kid wanders of to during trick-or-treating, you know they will be safe by being seen in the light.
Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Crochet Gauge10 sts = 4 (10cm); 8 rounds = 4 (10cm) in half double crochet (hdc) using larger hook.
Finished SizeFinished Hood Circumference: 19 (21) (48.5 (54.5) cm)
- RED HEART Reflective: 1 ball each 8671 Neon Green A, 8012 Black B, and 8429 Grey C
- Susan Bates Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 5mm [US H-8]
- Stitch Marker
- Yarn Needle
Directions are for size Toddler. Changes for size Child are in parentheses. Special Stitches Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop remains on hook). hdc2tog (half double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook. sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together) = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Special Technique Adjustable-ring = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring. Notes 1. Top of Hood is worked in joined rounds. Piece is then worked back and forth in rows to form the face opening. Finally, the piece is joined back into rounds and the neck is worked in continuous rounds to the lower edge. 2. Screws are worked separately and sewn to hood.
Hair With larger hook and B, make an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc8 sc. Pull gently on tail to tighten ring. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc16 sc. Round 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), [hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times; join with slip st in first hdc24 hdc. Round 4: Ch 2, [hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times; join with slip st in first hdc32 hdc. Round 5: Ch 2, [hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times; join with slip st in first hdc40 hdc. Round 6: Ch 2, [hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 8 times; join with slip st in first hdc48 hdc. Size Child Only Round 7: Ch 2, [hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st] 6 times; join with slip st in first hdc54 hdc. Both Sizes Next Round: Ch 2, working in back loops only, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc48 (54) hdc. Next Round: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. Fasten off B. Face Next Round (right side): With right side facing, working in back loops only, draw up a loop of A in same st as joining, ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. Next 1 (2) Rounds: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with slip st in first hdc. Form Face Opening Note: Work now proceeds back and forth in rows to form the face opening. Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in first 32 (36) sts; leave remaining sts unworked for face opening32 (36) sts. Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 28 (32) sts, hdc2tog30 (34) sts. Row 3: Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 28 (32) sts, 2 hdc in next st32 (36) sts. Next 3 (4) Rows: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. Complete Face Opening and Work Neck Note: Work is now joined back into a round to complete the face opening. The neck is then worked in continuous rounds. Do not join with a slip stitch at the end of rounds. Round 1: Ch 16 (18), do not turn, sc in first hdc of last row to join work back into rounds, hdc in next 31 (35) hdc, hdc in next 16 (18) ch48 (54) sts. Place a marker in the joining sc of Round 1 to indicate beginning of round. Move marker up as each round is worked. Round 2: Hdc in each st around. Round 3: Hdc in next 12 (15) sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 29 (32) sts46 (52) sts. Rounds 46: Hdc in each st around. Sc in next st, slip st in next st. Fasten off A.
Screws (Make 2)
With smaller hook and C, make an adjustable ring. Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc6 sc. Pull gently on tail to tighten ring. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc12 sc. Round 3: Ch 1, working in back loops only, [sc in next st, sc2tog] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc8 sc. Round 4: Ch 1, [sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts] twice; join with slip st in first sc6 sc. Rounds 5 and 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Trim Facing Opening With right side facing, join A with sc anywhere in edge of face opening, sc evenly around opening, working sc2tog at each of the four corners; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Hair Trim Hold hood with neck edge at bottom and right side facing, join B with slip st at back of hood, in any unworked front loop of last B-colored round, slip st in next 2 sts, FPdc around next st of first A-colored round, *slip st in next 3 sts of last B-colored round, FPdc around next st of first A-colored round; repeat from * around. Note: Depending on the size you are making you may need to slip st in more sts at the end of the round. Fasten off. Fold in half to find sides. With yarn needle and long ending tails, sew one screw to each side of neck area, below and to the side of the face opening. Weave in ends.
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