October 2, 2016

Doggy Earflap Beanie (newborn - toddler)

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Newborn - 3 months: 12" to 14"                   3 - 6 months: 14" to 16"
6 - 12 months: 16" to 18"                                     Toddler (12 months - 3 years): 18" to 19.5"

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 5.0mm (H) & 5.5mm (I)
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Gray, Turquoise & White
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tiny piece of Fabric (scrap): color of choice
*2 Black Buttons (diameter: 10mm)
*Felt: White & Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

GAUGE...
At the end of round 6, laying flat = 5 inches in diameter.
Don't forget to check your gauge.

PATTERN NOTES
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first hdc, not on top of the chain 2.


** Newborn - 3 months **

BEANIE with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 19 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 19 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (42)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (42)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2.  Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 19sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 20th st. Repeat rows 1-6 from the 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with turquoise; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 3 - 6 months **

BEANIE with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (45)
  Rnd 7-14: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (45)
At the end of rnd 14, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 7 sts, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 5: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 20sts (that’s including the 8 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach to the 21st st. Repeat rows 1-6 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with turquoise; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** 6 - 12 months **

BEANIE with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st * repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 7 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (54)
  Rnd 8-15: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (54)
At the end of rnd 15, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap. 

1st Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 8 sts, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (9)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (7)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 24sts (that’s including the 9 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 25th st. Repeat rows 1-7 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EDGING with turquoise; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Toddler (1yr - 3yrs) **

BEANIE with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 27 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 27 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (58)
  Rnd 9-16: ch2, hdc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (58)
At the end of rnd 16, ch1 instead of 2. Do not F/O, continue on to making the 1st earflap.

1st Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
  Row 1: sc in same st and in next 9 sts, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 5: sc in each sc across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 7: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd Earflap with light gray; 5.5mm (I)
Count to the right 26sts (that’s including the 10 sts from the 1st earflap). Attach on the 27th st. Repeat rows 1-8 from 1st earflap.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends

EDGING with turquoise; 5.5mm (I)
Attach yarn in any st and ch 1, sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Do another round of sc around the entire beanie. Join with a sl st into the 1st sc to give it an even finish.
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Ears (for all sizes) **

EARS with turquoise; make 2; 5.0mm (H)
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (6)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 3: ch1, 2sc where you sl st, *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (18)
  Rnd 4-10: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (18)
NOTE: you can continue making rounds of sc to make the ears longer.
  Rnd 11: ch1, *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 12-17: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (12)
  Rnd 18: ch1, *sc2tog, sc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 19: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 20: no need to stuff, flatten open side and match up the stitches, sc through both sides across, ch1, turn (4)
  Rnd 21: sc in each st across (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

** Braids (for all sizes) **

Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 30 inches long. (You can do the braids all in one color or use 3 different colors for turquoise, white and light gray). Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Separated the colors and braid the strands. At the end, trim to desired length and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     EARS…sew the top portion and a little bit of the sides between round 4 and 5. Pin them first and see how you like them best.
      MOUTH…draw out a template on a piece of paper on how you would like it to look like. Cut it out and tape it unto the felt ‘cause it makes it so much easier to cut it out exactly like your template. Pin and glue on the bottom of your beanie, just above the turquoise edging, between round 9 and 13.
     Spot for the eye…use any scrap of fabric you might have laying around. Same as the mouth, draw a template, cut it out, tape it on the felt and cut it out. I use the “Fray Check Glue” all over the spot so as time goes by it won’t start coming undone. Glue it just above the mouth on either side that you would like it at.
      NOSE…using black felt make a nose. You can also embroider it with embroider floss, the choice is yours.
     EYES…sew a button on top of the spot and the other just on the other side. Make sure before you sew them in place that their evenly place.



This beanie will go great with my Doggy Baby Booties that comes in 2 sizes
(newborn to 6 months & 6 months to 12 months).
You can purchase this pattern in any of my shops
(ravelry, etsy or craftsy) for a very low price.

GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || st/s: stitch/es || rnd: round || f/o: finish off


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- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2016). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

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