It's pretty stretchy if you don't crochet too tight, though.
-H/8 5.oomm Hook
-Red Heart super saver in Grey, blue, white, and some spare black.
-2 buttons for eyes
If you need any help with how to join or make the seem invisible, check out this link. I also have a list of crochet terms if needed here.
w/white make a Magic Ring,
Ch 2 and 10dc in MR, join to 1st DC, Ch 2 (10sts)
Rnd 1: Inc in each dc around, join to 1st dc, ch 2 (20sts)
Rnd 2: *inc nxt st, dc nxt st* rep around, join to 1st dc, ch 2 (30sts)
Rnd 3: *inc, dc nxt 2* rep around, BEFORE JOINING ATTACH BLUE join to 1st dc, ch 2 (40sts)
Rnd 4: *inc, dc nxt 3* rep around BEFORE JOINING ATTACH GREY join to 1st dc, ch 2 (50)
Rnd 5: *inc, dc nxt 9* rep around, join to 1st dc, ch 2 (55)
Rnds 6-11: dc in each around,
DO NOT FO!! begin ear flap
Row 1: Ch 2, HDC nxt 12, ch 2, turn
Row 2: HDCdec, HDC nxt 8, HDCdec, ch 2, turn (10)
Row 3: HDC across, ch 2, turn
Row 4: HDCdec, Hdc nxt 6, HDCdec, ch 2, turn (8)
Row 5: HDC across, ch 2, turn (8)
Row 6: HDCdec, HDC nxt 4, HDCdec, ch 2, turn (6)
Row 7: HDC across, ch 2, turn (6)
Row 8: HDCdec, HDC nxt 2, HDCdec ch 2, turn (4)
Row 9: HDCdec twice (2)
FO and weave in ends
with front facing you (and earflap 1 on right) count, from right to left, 23 sts. Attach grey in the 23rd st, ch 2 and hdc n same st, 11 HDC across, ch 2, turn
Repeat row 2-9 from Earflap 1
do not FO
ch 1, sc around the whole hat (remembering to inc in corners).
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and nxt 9 sts, 5HDC in last st
(on opposite side) HDC nxt 9, inc, join to 1st HDC, ch 2
Row 2: HDC same st as join and nxt 10 sts, inc in nxt 3, HDC nxt 11, inc nxt 2, join to 1st HDC, ch 2
Row 3: HDC same as join and nxt 11 sts, inc nxt 4, HDC nxt 13, inc last 3, join to 1st HDC, ch 2
Row 4&5: HDC around
FO leaving long tail for sewing
make a magic circle, ch 2, HDC LOOSELY in MC DO NOT JOIN
Rnd 1: ch 2, turn, HDC, inc nxt 7
DO NOT JOIN (15)
Rnd 2: ch 1, sc across (15)
FO LEAVING LONG TAIL FOR SEWING
pull string to tighten MC, slip know and weave in.
cut about 100 12in strands of blue and tassle on to rnds 2 and 3 down the middle. Scroll down for pics.
cut 5 36in strands of each color per braid. Tassle on and seperate into 3 sections (one for each color) braid and knot. Cut off ends
To see hows to embroider mouth go here.
Below are directions for the tassels.