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Big Knit – Hat 4 – Slowly the Sloth

It just had to be done. The blue one loves sloths. Has done for like forever now, and the chance to make a mini sloth hat was just too much.

sloth hat

I loved making this little sloth, designed as s brooch for Simply Crochet magazine last year.

crochet sloth brooch

So surely a bottle hat was the next obvious choice? Well to me it was!

Pattern

You need oddments of brown and beige, and black in DK Yarn

Any hook between 3.25mm and 4mm

Needle

The pattern is made by making the basic hat – which I posted at the beginning of the week, but I’ll add again here.

Abbreviations – USA terms

Ch – Chain

HDC – Half Double crochet

HDC2tog – Half double crochet 2 together.

SC – Single crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

Innocent smoothie hat sloth

Instructions

Round 1: Make a magic loop, ch 2 (Counts as a stitch throughout), 5HDC in the ring.

Round 2: Chain 2, 1 HDC in the base of the ch2, 2 HDC in each st around. SS to join.[12 sts]

Round 3: Ch2, 1HDC in the base of the ch2, 1 HDC, *2HDC in the next st, 1 HDC * *-* repeat around SS to top of ch2 to join. [18sts]

Round 4: Ch2, 1HDC in the base of the ch2, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches. *2HDC in the next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts.* *-* repeat around, SS to top of ch2 to join. [24 sts]

Round 5-6: Ch2, 1HDC in each st around. SS to top of ch2 to join.[24sts]

Round 7: Ch2, 1HDC, 2HDC tog, *1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2HDCtog* [18sts]

Fasten off weave in ends. Turn inside out.

Face

Using beige, CH8, 1HDC in 2nd chain from the hook, and then one in each chain making 2 in the last chain.  Now, working back along the back half of the chain, make 1 HDC in each, including the last chain. SS to join.

Round 2: Ch2, 1 HDC in the base of the chain, 1 HDC, 2 HDC in the next chain, 1 HDC in the next 4 HDC, 2 HDC in the next, 1 HDC in the next, 2 HDC in the next, 1 HDC in the next 4 HDC.  SS to join. Fasten off

Eyes – make 2

Using a darker brown, chain 4, make 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 2 sc in the end chain, then turn and work back along the other side of the chain, making 1 sc in the middle chain, before SS to join.  Fasten off.

crochet sloth hat

To make up

Sew the beige face onto the hat, then sew the 2 eyes, facing slightly downwards. Use your ends to do the sewing – it’ll save you time.

sloth hat crochet

Now, using black, make a french knot to be the eye towards the top of the brown, then sew a nose and smile as desired.

Voila…… Slowly the sloth mini hat.

sloth hat crochet big knit
Big knit sloth hat innocent smoothie

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