Super fun hat for Halloween!
*Red Heart Yarn in white and black
Magic Circle (Or ch 4, sl st into first chain to make ring)
R1: 8 DC in ring, ch 2.
R2: 2 DC in each stitch around, ch 2.
R3: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R4: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R5: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R6: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next 4 stitches. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R7: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next 5 stitches. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R8: *2 DC in first stitch, 1 DC in next 6 stitches. Repeat around. Ch 2.
R9-R10: DC in each stitch around. Ch 2.
R11: DC in each stitch around. Tie off, weave in ends.
Earflaps (Will make on both sides)
Lay hat flat. Find center stitch at the bottom of the hat. This will be the center point of your earflap. Sometimes I get a little bit of a "seam" at the point of a new round on my hats, so I choose to put this in the back if it bothers me. This means, when you lay the hat flat, you'll want to have the "seam" to one side.
Count 4 stitches to the right. This is where you will begin stitching.
Attach yarn to hat with sl st. Ch 2.
R1: 8 DC. Ch 2.
R2: DC dec in next 2 stitches. DC in next 2 stitches. DC dec in last 2 stitches. Ch 2.
R3: DC dec in next 2 stitches. DC in next stitch. DC dec in last 2 stitches. Tie off, weave in ends.
Make earflap on opposite side in same fashion.
Switch to black. SC around the bottom of the hat and earflaps.
Using yarn needle and black yarn, create spiderweb effect. I used an embroidery stitch, but there are lots of ways to stitch onto the hat! If you'd like to use the embroidery stitch, here is what I did:
Cut a long length of yarn. I had to do this several times throughout the process, so don't be nervous about running out because you can just get more. Insert needle and yarn through the back side of the work, at the top center of the hat and pull through. Leave a tail on the back side of the yarn to tie off. Now, insert hook in the same place you just pulled the yarn through. Begin to pull yarn through, but only enough that you leave a loop on the right side. Before pulling yarn all the way through, insert hook from back side to where you'd like your next stitch to be, being sure that the needle comes through the loop made in the previous stitch. Pull up your yarn and the previous stitch will now be anchored, and the next stitch is now begun!
Make Magic Circle (Or ch 3, join with sl st)
8 SC in center of circle. Join with sl st at top of first SC. Chain 25 and join to hat with a sl st. Tie off and weave in ends.