Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sleepy Rhinoceros Baby Hat

Sleepy Rhinoceros Baby Hat

At my son's preschool I am in charge of celebrations.  Part of this job entails organizing class gifts for new babies.  One of the mom's in my son's class is very pregnant with a baby boy.  My husband suggested that I make a rhinoceros hat, this is what I came up with.






Materials:
worsted weight yarn in main color, accent color, and small amount of black yarn (for eyes)
H hook
needle for sewing parts onto hat
scissors

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
dc= double crochet
sc= single crochet
sc2tog= single crochet two together
sl st= slip stitch
st= stitch

 Main Body of hat (in main color with H hook)


0-3 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Rounds 5-10: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 11
Round 11: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (44 sc)

3-6 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Rounds 6-11: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 12
Round 12: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (48 sc)


6-9 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Rounds 7-12: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 13
Round 13: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (52 sc)


9-12 months
Ch 4, join to first st with sl st to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 2 and make 11 dc in the ring, join to first st with a sl st (11 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2 in same st make 2 dc, make 2 dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (22 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make 2 dc in next st and 1 dc in the next st *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (33 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next  st, make 2 dc in the next  stitch *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (44 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 10 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (48 dc)
Round 6:  Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 11 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (52 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2 in same st make 1 dc, make one dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in the next st, and 1 dc in each of the next 12 stitches *repeat* join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc)
Rounds 8-13: Ch 2 in same st do 1 dc, do one dc in each remaining st in round, join to first st in round with a sl st (56 dc). Do not fasten off.
Continue onto Ear flap #1 if desired, if you do not want earflaps continue onto round 14
Round 14: Ch 1 in same st make 1 sc, make 1 sc in each remaining st in round, join to the first st in the round with a sl st.  Fasten off and weave in loose ends (56 sc)

Ear flaps 


Ear flap 1:
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC2TOG, fasten off, weave in ends

Ear flap 2:
For 0-3 months. Holding hat upside count 19 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 20th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 3-6 months. Holding hat upside count 21 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 22nd stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
For 6-12 months. Holding hat upside count 22 stitches to the left of earflap. In the 24th stitch join yarn with a sl st and continue below
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in next 6, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in next 4, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 2, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC2TOG, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC2TOG,
ch 41 make 3 sc in the first chain from hook, then make a sl st in each remaining stitch in chain. When you get back to the earflap continue to make one sc around the brim of the hat.  When you get to the tip of the other earflap  ch 41 make 3 sc in the first chain from hook,
 then make a sl st in each remaining stitch in chain.  When you get back to the earflap continue to make one sc around to the brim of the hat. Join with a sl st to where you began your ch 41 . Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

 Ears (Make 2)

in main color ch 5
Row 1: skip the ch nearest to the hook sc in each remaining st. Turn and ch 1 (4 sc).
Row  2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2, 2 sc in last st. turn and ch 1 (6 sc)
Row  3: sc in each st, turn and ch 1 (6 sc)
Row  4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4, 2 sc in last stitch. turn and ch 1 (8 sc)
Rows 5 : sc in each st. turn and ch 1 (8 sc)
Row  6: sc2tog, sc in next 4, sc2tog last 2 sts. (6 sc)
Row  7: sc2tog, Ssc in next 2, sc2tog last 2 sts. (4sc)
Row  8: sc2tog, sc2tog. (2sc)
Row 9: sc2tog (1sc) and ch 1 continue to sc around ear  (do 2 rounds  of sc around the ear to make it cup).   Join to ch 1  with a sl st and  fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing ear onto the hat)


Horn 1 ( in accent color )

ch 4 join with a sl st to form a circle
round 1: make 6 sc inside the circle, join with the first sc with a sl st, ch 1 (6)
rounds 2-5: ch 1, in same st make 1 sc. make 1 sc in each  reamaining st .  Join to first st with a sl st (6 sc)
round 6: ch 1, in the first st  make  2 sc in the next st.  * make 1 sc in the next st and 2 sc in the next*  *repeat* ch 1 (9 sc)
rounds 7-8:  ch 1, in same st make 1 sc. make 1 sc in each  reamaining st .  Join to first st with a sl st(9 sc)
round 9:  ch 1, in first st make 2 sc.  Make 2 sc in each remaining  st .  Join to ch 1 with a sl st.  (18 sc)  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto hat

Horn 2 ( in accent color)

 ch 4 join with a sl st to form a circle
round 1: make 6 sc inside the circle, join with the first sc with a sl st, ch 1 (6 sc)
rounds 2-3: make 1 sc in each st, join to first st with a sl st and ch 1 (6sc)
round 4: make 1 sc in the first st, 2 sc in the next st.  *repeat*.  Join to first st with a sl st and ch 1 (9 sc)
round 5 : make 1 sc in each st.  Join to first st with a sl st (9 sc) Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto hat


Eyes- make 2 (in black)

Round 1: Chain 9,  sl st in 2nd ch from hook.  sl st in each remaining st in ch (8 sl st).  Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing on to hat.
When sewing onto to hat, form your slip stitched chain into a "U" shape use the tail to make the eye lashes.


If you want your rhino to be awake you can sew on black buttons on for eyes instead.

Finishing:

Sew on ears (I attached mine on rounds 2 and 3)
Stuff horns with yarn scraps (doesn't take very much)
Sew on horns putting the larger horn on the bottom.
Sew on eyes
Weave in any remaining loose ends




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