Purple People Eater Hat LW2323

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Designed by Michele Wilcox.

Skill: EASY

Hat measures 20" around at widest; 10 ½" across when flattened and measured across top of teeth.

RED HEART® "Super Saver": 1 skein each 356 Amethyst A, 316 Soft White B, 672 Spring Green C and 312 Black D.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
Yarn needle, polyester fiberfill.

GAUGE: Rounds 1-6 = 3 ½" across at widest. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

HAT

Round 1 (Right Side): With A ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join and do not turn—6 sc.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.

Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.

Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.

Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.

Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.

Round 7: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc.

Round 8: Sc in each sc around.

Round 9: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc.

Round 10: Sc in each sc around.

Round 11: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc.

Round 12: Sc in each sc around.

Round 13: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—60 sc.

Round 14: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—66 sc.

Rounds 15-25: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off A.

Teeth

Round 26: Join B with slip st in first sc, ch 1, sc in each sc around.

Round 27: Slip st in next sc, *ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch (tooth made), skip next 3 sc of Round 26, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around, slip st in last sc. Fasten off B.

Horn

Round 1 (Right Side): With C ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join—6 sc.

Round 2: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—8 sc.

Round 3: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—10 sc.

Round 4: Sc in each sc around.

Round 5: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—12 sc.

Round 6: Sc in each sc around.

Round 7: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—15 sc.

Round 8: Sc in each sc around.

Round 9: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—18 sc.

Round 10: Sc in each sc around.

Round 11: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.

Round 12: Sc in each sc around.

Round 13: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.

Rounds 14-16: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off C, leaving a long tail for sewing horn to hat.

Eye

Rounds 1-3: With B, work Rounds 1-3 of Hat—18 sc.

Rounds 4-6: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off B, leaving a long tail for sewing eye to hat.

Pupil

Round 1: With D, work Round 1 of Hat; join with slip st in first sc—6 sc. Fasten off D, leaving a long tail for sewing pupil to eye.

Eyelid

Row 1: With A, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn—6 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—12 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off A, leaving a long tail for sewing eyelid to hat.

Eyelashes

Cut twelve 6" strands of D. Fold one strand in half. Using crochet hook, draw the folded end of strand through first sc of Row 3 of eyelid. Draw ends of strand through fold and pull gently but firmly to tighten. Repeat this process to attach an eyelash to each sc of Row 3. Brush and trim eyelashes as desired.

ASSEMBLY

Stuff horn and sew to top of hat, slightly to one side. Sew pupil to center of eye. Sew eye to front of hat. Sew eyelid above eye, slightly overlapping top of eye. Weave in any remaining ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, D = color A, B, C, D; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single crochet; slip st = slip stitch; st = stitch; tr = treble crochet; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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