COATS & CLARK'S O.N.T. “SPEED-CRO-SHEEN” MERCERIZED COTTON: 2 balls of No. 1 White; 1 ball each of No. 46-A Mid Rose and No. 48 Hunter's Green.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 1/0 (zero).
12 inches of round elastic; scraps of red and black felt; cotton batting.
GAUGE: 6 sts = 1 inch; 5 rnds = 2 inches.
COVER—TOP … Starting at center with White, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: In ring make 2 sc, 2 h dc and 6 dc. Do not join rnds but mark last st on every rnd to insure proper shaping. 2nd and 3rd rnds: 2 dc in each st around—40 dc at end of 3rd rnd. 4th and 5th rnds: * Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around—90 dc at end of 5th rnd. 6th rnd: Dc in each dc around; then make h dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc. 7th rnd: Sl st loosely in each of the 90 sts around.
SIDE … 1st rnd: Picking up the back loop of the st behind the sl st only, make sc in next 2 sts, h dc in next 2 sts, dc in next 86 sts. 2nd rnd: Dc in each st around. Repeat 2nd rnd until piece covers the roll of tissue; then make h dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc, sl st in next dc. Break off and fasten.
DOT (Make 12) … With Green, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1, 9 sc in ring. Join to first sc. Break off and fasten. Sew dots, spaced at random, to side of cover. Run elastic through the sts of last rnd. Fasten.
HEAD … Starting at top with Rose, work as for Cover-Top until the 3rd rnd has been completed. 4th rnd: * Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around—60 dc. 5th rnd: Dc in each dc around. Repeat 5th rnd until piece measures 4½ inches from top. Next rnd: * Dc in next dc, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, dc in next 2 dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook—1 dc decreased. Repeat from * around—40 dc. Following rnd: (Dc in next dc, dec 1 dc over next 2 dc) 10 times for front of head; dc in remaining 10 dc—30 dc. Work 2 rnds even; then h dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc, sl st in next dc. Break off and fasten.
NOSE … With Rose, work as for Cover-Top until the 2nd rnd has been completed—20 dc. Next rnd: Dc in next 2 dc, h dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc, sl st in next dc. Break off and fasten.
EAR (Make 2) … With Rose, work as for Cover-Top until the 3rd rnd has been completed; work h dc in next 2 dc, sc in next 2 dc, sl st in next dc. Break off and fasten. Fold ear in half and sew edges together. Stuff head, cut a mouth from red felt and eyes from black felt. Sew ears, nose, mouth and eyes in place. Sew head to center top of cover.
COLLAR … With Green, ch 46 to measure about 8 inches. 1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 5, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 7, turn. 2nd row: In first loop make sc, ch 5 and sc; * ch 5, in next loop make sc, ch 5 and sc. Repeat from * across. Ch 7, turn. Next 2 rows: Sc in first loop, * ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Ch 7, turn. At end of last row omit turning chain. Break off and fasten. Sew in place around neck.
HAT … With White, ch 4. Join to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. Do not join rnds. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around—24 sc. 3rd rnd: Sl st loosely in each sc around. 4th rnd: Sc in both loops of each sc on 2nd rnd behind sl sts. 5th rnd: Sc in each sc around. Drop White, attach Green. Next 2 rnds: With Green, repeat 5th rnd. At end of last rnd drop Green, pick up White. 8th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd. 9th rnd: Working through both loops of the sl sts in front of the sc's of 7th rnd, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around—36 sc. 10th rnd: Sc in each sc around; then repeat 3rd rnd. Join. Break off and fasten. Stuff crown of hat and sew in place.
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