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Friday, January 31, 2014

Dead Crow Hat

Option 2 wings
Option 1 wings 
This pattern is for personal use only, no selling finished products.  This was quite fun for me to make.  I was working on this, waiting for my daughter to come out of her Kobudo class and received some strange looks as I had dead crow parts in my lap.

Let's get started!
Worsted: dark brown, light brown, gray black
H hook
polyfil stuffing
beads, if desired
Dead Crow
Head

  1. Magic ring, ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join (8 sc)
  2. Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc; join (16 sc)
  3. ch 1, sc in each sc; join (16 sc)
  4. repeat round 3
  5. repeat round 3
  6. chain 1, dec around (8 sc)
  7. ch 1, (dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (5 sc) at this point, you will lightly stuff your head do NOT finish off
  8. Beginning body: ch 1, sc in sc * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join (7 sc)
  9. ch 1, 2 sc in each sc; join (14 sc)
  10. ch 1, * sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * join (21 sc)
  11. ch 1, *sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from * around (28 sc)
  12. ch 1, sc in each sc; join (28 sc)
  13. repeat round 12
  14. repeat round 12
  15. repeat round 12
  16. ch 1, *sc in 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around; join 
  17. ch 1, *sc in 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around; join
  18. repeat round 17
  19. repeat round 17 stuff body lightly do NOT finish off
  20. Beginning tail-pinch closed and sc in each sc across going through both layers (3 sc)
  21. ch 1, turn, sc in each sc
  22. ch 1, turn, sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc 
  23. ch 1 turn, sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc
  24. ch 1, turn, sc in each sc
  25. repeat round 24
  26. ch 2, turn, dc in same sttich, ch 2, sl in next 2 stitches, ch 2, 2 dc in last stitch; finish off-you may sc around the outer edge of tail to keep it from curling-just put 3 sc in each point of the tail and instead of a sc put a sl st in the center of the points
Wings Option 1 (make two) These are the directions for the first set (shown in first photo) I just got done making a second set (second photo) but I LOVE how they turned out.  If you want those instead use option 2
  1. ch 23, sc in 2nd chain and each chain
  2. ch 2 (counts as dc) turn, dc in each sc
  3. ch 2, turn, dc in same stitch, ch 2, sl in next stitch, ch 3, TDC in same stitch, TDC in next stitch, ch 3, sl  st in next stitch, ch 2, dc in remaining dc
  4. ch 2, turn, dc in 11 dc, ch 3, TDC in same stitch, TDC in next stitch, ch 3, sl in same stitch, * ch 3, TDC in next stitch, TDC in next stitch, ch 3, sl in same stitch; repeat from * twice more, finish off
  5. join in top of ch 2 from round 4, ch 2, dc in same stitch, ch 2, sl in next stitich, ch 2, * 2 dc in next stitch, ch 2, sl in next stitch, repeat from * till you get to the end of the feather from row 4; finish off
take a pipe cleaner and place along the unused loops of beginning chain.  Sc around the pipe cleaner and then into the unused loops across the front of the wing; finish off, leaving tail to sew the wings onto body


Wings Option 2: 

  1. ch 23, sc in 2nd chain and each chain (22 sc)
  2. ch 1, turn sc in each sc (22 sc)
  3. repeat row 2
  4. repeat row 2
  5. repeat row 2
  6. repeat row 2.  After completing this row fold in half (hot-dog style or length wise) and sc across the bottom edges (through both layers) and one of the sides do NOT finish off.  Stuff lightly and sew other end closed
  7. sl st to the bottom edge (the long side) of wing, ch 2, 2dc in next stitch, ch 2, sl in next stitch, ch 2, dc in each of the next 18 dc
  8. ch 2, turn, dc in 7 dc, sc in 10 dc, 
  9. ch 2, turn, 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 2, sl in next stitch * ch 2, dc in 2 stitches, ch 2, sl in next stitch; repeat from * across; finish off and leave a tail for sewing
second wing:
repeat rows 1-6
7.  sl to bottom edge, ch 2, dc in 17 dc,( ch 2, sl in next stitch, ch 2, dc in next 2) feather made) stitches finish off.
8.  join in dc after the feather, ch 1, sc in next 10 stitches, dc in next 7 stitches
9.  same as row 9 in first wing

Attach wings to body-when you attach them you will want to put the base of the wing so it is perpendicular to the body-this will help give the wing that 'outward' look.  Sew tightly and finish off. 



Beak
  1. magic ring, chain 1, 4 sc in ring; join
  2. ch 1, sc in each sc; join
  3. ch 1, 2 sc in sc, sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in sc (don't bother joining, we aren't really counting rounds now just count stitches)
  4. sc in 6 sc

Hat  (this is a basic hat pattern-you can use whatever beanie pattern you like for the increase part so you get the sizing right-I am putting the size I used which gave me a 22" hat just start on round 9 after your increases if it is a smaller hat-if it is a larger hat you may want to add a few dc around before you hit round 9)
  1. with dark brown magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc throughout), 11 dc in ring; join
  2. ch 2, dc in same dc, 2dc in each dc; join (24dc)
  3. ch 2, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join (36dc)
  4. ch 2, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join (48 dc)
  5. ch 2, dc around (but put another  7 increases in this round-about every 5-6 stitches) (55dc)
  6. ch 2, dc in each dc around; join (55dc)
  7. repeat round 6
  8. repeat round 6
  9. ch 2, BPDC around; join
  10. repeat round 6
  11. repeat round 9
  12. repeat round 6
  13. switch to light brown and repeat round 9
  14. in BL only repeat round 6
  15. repeat round 14
  16. with dark brown repeat round 9
  17. repeat round 8; finish off

    Light brown finishing:  With light brown, attach in the light brown loops you see peeking from under round 12; ch 2 and dc in each of those light brown loops;  join

    Repeat round 14; finish off.
Sew bird onto hat.  You can embroider eyes on your bird, or sew black beads on...however you like-mine actually doesn't have eyes yet.  DOH!  



3 comments:

  1. Very cool design! I'm keeping the pattern so I can make it for a costume party this October! Thank you!!!

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  2. Oh what fun! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine! :) So much fun wearing a dead bird on your head! haha!

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