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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Long Tail Hat

I've always liked the long tail baby hats so I decided to try to make one. It went pretty well. I made a newborn size hat. (I always start with that since they're quick and easy : ) 

It's pretty late at night and I'm writing this up from memory (before I go to bed and forget). So if you find errors or something that needs a better explanation, please let me know so I can correct it or clarify. 
Materials: 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and one color of sparkly crochet cotton. (The extra crochet cotton isn't necessary. I used it just to add a little sparkle to the hat.) 
I used green and brown because I was trying to make something for a baby boy. The cotton is a gold color. I'm not sure if these photos show it very well. 
Use both of the worsted strands of yarn and the cotton together as if they're one strand. Or just the two strands if you're not using the cotton. 
Hook: size N

Row 1: Make a magic ring and chain 2. Then make 5 DC into the ring. (The chain 2 will NOT count as the first DC). Join in the top of the first DC with  a slip stitch. (5 stitches)

Row 2 - 15:  Chain 2. Make one DC in the next stitch and then 4 more DC around. Join in the top of the first DC. Every row will have 5 DC and a chain 2. Always join into the first DC of the round and not the chain 2. 

Row 16: Chain 2. Make 2 DC in the first stitch and 2 DC in every stitch around. (10 stitches total) 

Row 17: Chain 2. Make 2 DC in the first stitch and 2 DC in every stitch around.  (20 stitches total) 

Row 18: Chain 2. Make 1 DC in the first 9 stitches. Then make 2 DC in the 10th. Then 1 DC in the next 9. Then 2 DC in the last stitch. (22 stitches)

Row 19 - 21: Chain 2. Make 1 DC in each DC around. (22 stitches)

Row 23: Chain 2.* Skip one stitch. Insert hook into next stitch. YO and draw up a loop. Put the hook back in the same stitch, YO and draw up another loop. Put the hook back in one more time, YO and draw up the last loop. YO and pull the yarn through all loops on hook. Then SC into the next stitch *and Chain 1. 
Repeat from *to* around. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Don't weave in the ends at the end of the long tail. You'll use those to attach the tassel. 

To make the tassel just wrap the yarn around your hand about 10 times (more or less depending on how big you want your tassel). Then gently pull it off and tie a piece of the thin cotton around at a little bit above center. Cut the loops on the long side of the tassel. Then thread a tapestry needle with yarn from the long tail. Run the needle through the top of the tassel. (The closed loops) Then run it back through the end of the tail part of the hat. Do that a few time until its nice and tight. Then I put the needle back into the hat and pulled it out through the bottom of the tassel. I trimmed the ends off to match the tassel length. 

This pattern and all photos are owned by me (Kathryn Stone) and are not to be reproduced in any way without permission. Never sell this pattern. It's intended to be free. Feel free to sell any hats you make from this pattern, but please acknowledge the creator of the pattern and add a link to this website. Thanks

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