Friday, March 28, 2008

Bear Ears for Newborn Hats

*Crochet hook size “G”.
*Red Heart super saver yarn in black
(**Use yarn and color to compliment the hat
you are attaching ears to.)

*Large eye needle to attach ears to hat.

Stitch Abbreviations used:
Dc: Double Crochet.
Hdc: Half Double Crochet.
Ch: Chain.

Directions- (Make two ears.)
Row 1: Chain 3. Dc 11 times in the 3rd chain from hook
(this is in that first chain you made. Total of 12
Dc in the first row.)

~Pull the yarn tail tight to close the ring.
~Take the tail up and crochet over it in the next row
to hide it.

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn- Hdc in top of each Dc on row 1
(12 Hdc.)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in top of each Hdc on row 2 (12 Sc.)
~Leave a long tail to attach ears to hat with large eye needle.
~ Be sure ears are in same place on sides of hat
(use the rows of hat to
measure for placement. Before cutting
off excess yarn after attaching,
use needle to weave the yarn
tail through ears to hide it.)

~You can flip one of these ears inside out to attach and they
will look the same.
This will help in making sure you are
attaching them in the same spot on each
side of the hat.

It is amazing how these little ears change a plain hat into a very special hat!
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