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Monday, March 17, 2014

Raven and Evil Lady Horn Hat


This pattern is for personal use only, please do not copy, use or claim for your own  any of my photos, descriptions or wording.  Wearing this hat may cause uncontrollable urges to crinkle your nose, make an evil smirk with your mouth and give everyone that evil eye.  Consider yourself warned.

I was thinking about making the horns fatter, BUT I made a rockstar Twi'lek hat that has really long lekku and the weight of them make the hat a bit of a nuisance (not that it stops me from wearing it in public).  So, I went with horns like this, and I'm also glad that it makes it just a tad different than some other famous evil lady because I wanted this hat to be more personal....and I wasn't feeling 'wide' today. 


I hope this makes sense to everyone, I haven't retested it, these are my notes from what I did yesterday afternoon.  If you have any questions, just let me know, I will do my best to clarify.  Also, I'd love to see your finished projects, if you are on Ravelry, please link them to this pattern, I get such a kick out of seeing everyone's creativity!  I promise I won't be offended if you change up my pattern and put your own twist to it, as I do the same thing to mostly every pattern! ;)

Materials
worsted weight black (I did not use a full skein, and I recommend red heart for, at least the horns and raven because they are stiffer and hold shape better) and grey, tapestry needle, fiberfill, h hook and g hook

Raven
  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 ( 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 (21 stitches)
  17. ch 1, *sc in 2 sc, dec; repeat from * around; join (16 stitches)
  18. repeat round 17 (12 stitches)
  19. repeat round 17 stuff body lightly do NOT finish off (9 stitches)
  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 (3 sc)
  22. ch 1, turn, sc in sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc  (4 sc)
  23. ch 1 turn, sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc (5 sc)
  24. ch 1, turn, sc in each sc (5 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 (make two)
1.          Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chains, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch
2.-4.      Turn, sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in next 3 dc, hdc in hdc, sc in sc
5.           sl st in sc, sc in hdc, 3dc in center dc, sc in hdc, sl st in sc, finish off leaving tail for sewing

Beak
  1. using G hook, and grey 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 (you may add another round if you want a longer beak-leave a long tail for sewing.  When you attach your beak to the head, using the grey tail from beak, sew French knots for eyes.
Finger Holder
1.         ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 ch
2.-5.        ch 1, sc in each sc, then finish off and leave a tail for sewing.  Sew to under belly of raven for your finger to to into.

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-just be sure you pick one stitch, wherever you want the front of your hat to be a FPDC and then also, pay attention to the notations on round 14 as well as finishing after the ear flaps as those will give you that point in the front.-I am putting the size I used which gave me a 22" hat)
  1. with black, magic ring, ch 2 (counts as dc throughout), 9 dc in ring; join
  2. ch 2, dc in same dc, (2 dc in next dc) twice, dc in next dc, FPDC in SAME dc, (2dc in next dc) for the remaining dc (20)
  3. For the rest of the hat be sure to put a FPDC in the FPDC ch 2, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join (30dc)
  4. ch 2, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, join (40 dc)
  5. ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join (50 dc)
  6. ch 2, dc in each dc around but put an additional 5 increases (2 dc in the same stitch) (55 dc)
  7. dc in each dc around
  8. repeat round 7
  9. repeat round 7
  10. repeat round 7
  11. repeat round 7
  12. repeat round 7
  13. repeat round 7
  14. find the FPDC, count (to the right) four stitches, place marker-ch 1, sc in same dc and remaining dc up until marker-then place, hdc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, FPTDC in FPDC, dc in next 2 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in remaining dc; join with sl st to first dc, finish off
Ear Flaps
Fold the hat exactly  in half with the FPDC rounds in the very center front.  Place a stitch marker in each corner.  You will be starting an ear flap at each of these stitch markers (one on will start on the right side the other will start on the wrong side-both are to be worked toward the back of the hat).  If you want to make your ear flaps longer and then put a button on them so they join under your chin, please do so, I don't like that personally as I feel like I am gagging.
1.     Starting at stitch  marker, Sc in 12 sc
2.     Ch 1, turn, sc in 12 sc
3.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 11 sc
4.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 10 sc
5.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 9 sc
6.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 8 sc
7.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 7 sc
8.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 6 sc
9.     Turn, skip first sc, sc in 5 sc
10.  Turn, skip first sc, sc in 4 sc
11.  Turn, skip first sc, sc in 3 sc; finish off
Finishing, sc around the  outer edge of hat and ear flaps. When you get to the front of the hat be sure to place Hdc in hdc, dc in dc and (FPTDC, picot) in FPDC.  Join and finish off
Horns (make 2)
For the horns we are not going to be counting rows or keeping track of rounds.  Rather, I have just numbered this into ‘steps’ so it is easier to follow. 
1.     Magic ring, ch 1, 4 sc in ring, join (this is the only joining you will have for horns-as mentioned above
2.     Sc in 4 sc
3.     Sc in 4 sc
4.     2 sc in next sc, sc in sc, dec, sc in sc
5.     2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc, dec, sc in next 4 sc
6.     2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec
7.     Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc
8.     Sc in next 9 sc, (dec) twice, sc in sc
9.     2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc
10.  Dec, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc
11.  Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc
12.  Dec, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc
13.  Dec, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc
14.  Dec, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc
15.  2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, dec, sc in next 4 sc
16.  2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, dec
17.  Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc
18.  (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) ten times total
19.  Sc in 50 sc
20.  Dec, sc in next sc, dec, sc in next sc, dec
21.  Sc in next 7 sc, (2 sc in next sc) twice
22.  Sc in next 6 sc, dec, sc in next sc, dec
23.  Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc

24.  Sc in next 20 sc; finish off leaving a long tail for sewing

lightly stuff horns and attach to top of hat.