Dragon Hat Pattern LW2322

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Skill Level: EASY

Designed by Michele Wilcox.

Hat measures 18" in circumference.

Fits Child's size 2-4 years.

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 672 Spring Green A, 254 Pumpkin B and 324 Bright Yellow C.

Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6].
Polyfill Stuffing, Yarn Needle.

Gauge: 5 dc = 1½"; 3 Rounds dc = 1½". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
sc2tog: [Draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

HAT
Beginning at top of hat with A, ch 4; join into a ring with slip st in first ch.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3 - 12 dc.
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3 - 24 dc.
Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3 - 36 dc.
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3 - 48 dc.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3 - 60 dc.
Rounds 6-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, *skip 2 dc, 5 sc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off.

Hat Scales (make 2)
With B, ch 43.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn - 42 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 6 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, [sc2tog over next 2 sc] twice, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sc, work 4 sc evenly spaced down side of scale.
Row 7: Sc in next 6 sc in Row 1.
Repeat Rows 3-7 (5 times); then repeat Rows 3-6 once, turn.
Joining Row: With wrong sides of hat scales together, ch 1, working through double thickness, sc evenly across top of scales, working 3 sc in top of each scale, leaving bottom open. Stuff each scale very lightly then sew scales in place on top of hat.

Tail
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join. Work in a spiral, marking beginning of each round, moving marker up as work progresses.
Round 2: Sc in each sc around.
Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 8 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 10 sc.
Round 5: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 12 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around.
Round 7: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 15 sc.
Rounds 8-9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 18 sc.
Rounds 11-12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: *Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 21 sc.
Rounds 14-27: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.

Tail Scales
With B, ch 26.
Row 1: Slip st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, slip st in next ch**, ch 1; repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **. Fasten off. Sew to top center of tail. Stuff tail and sew in place.

Large Spot (make 2)
With C, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join, work in a spiral as before.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.
Round 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 18 sc.
Round 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around - 24 sc. Fasten off, leaving long sewing length.

Medium Spot (make 4)
Work same as Large Spot through Round 3. Fasten off, leaving long sewing length.

Small Spot (make 2)
Work same as Large Spot through Round 2. Fasten off, leaving long sewing length. Randomly arrange spots on each side of hat and sew in place.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C = color A, B, C; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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