Surprise! I loves foxes. My dad used to sing me a song about a red fox who ran away (anyone heard of it? It was my favorite and I have never heard it anywhere else!) I like to say that I liked foxes before they were cool and everyone started to wonder what the fox said. (Ha.) Thus the name of my blog and shop and thus the creation of this super cute fox hat! And since I am feeling very friendly I am sharing this free fox hat crochet pattern! Right now I only have the children's size hat, but hope to update it with other sizes in the future.
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Okay, now let's make a fox hat!
Children's Size Hat
ring, chain 2, DC 11 in magic ring, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, ch 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (34 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (56 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (56 DC)
Row 1: 10 DC, Chain one, turn
Row 2: DC Decrease, 8 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 3: DC Decrease, 6 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 4: DC Decrease, 4 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Row 5: DC Decrease, 2 DC, DC Decrease, Chain one, turn
Fasten off and weave in.
Count 12 stitches across and attach yarn for the second flap. Repeat.
Now HDC around the whole bottom in white.
Ears (Make 2)
With orange yarn:
Magic circle, chain 2, DC 7 in magic ring DO NOT JOIN. Chain 2 and turn.
Round 2: DC, 2 DC, DC TRC, TRC, TRC DC, 2 DC, 2 DC (Each comma separates a stitch)
Round 3: HDC in each stitch.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing (you will need to sew on the ear insert and attach to hat. I leave about 12 inches to be safe.
With white yarn:
Magic circle, chain 2, DC 7 in magic ring, again do not join. Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew on using the long tail to the orange ear.
Sew on to the hat. A great way to make sure your ears line up correctly is to use the lines that already exist on the hat.
Row 2: In second chain from hook HDC across (23 HDC)
Rows 3-5: Chain one, turn and HDC across. (23 HDC)
Row 6: HDC, DC, DC, DC, TRC, 3 TRC, TRC, DC, DC, DC, HDC, SLIP STITCH, HDC DC, DC, DC, TRC, 3TRC, TRC, DC, DC, DC, HDC
Row 7: Chain one, turn, HDC in nect 12, Slip stitch in next 3, HDC in next 12.
Single Crochet around the entire thing. This makes it look so much more finished and adds some of that rounded look.
Fasten off and leave a really long tail for sewing. like over 3 feet long.
In black, chain the length you desire (I usually go about 10 chains). Position on the hat and sew on. Every other stitch make a small lash by coming up in the desired spot and then sewing down on to the chains.
With black, in a magic ring, chain 2, DC 8, Join. Sew on face piece.
Now with the face piece, as you are sewing on the hat, you will use some of the embroidering techniques as the eyelashes. This will give the "furry" look. When you come to a spot you want to "fur" up, come up from underneath the face of the hat and then down on the white face piece. It takes three stitches, on long middle sandwiched by two shorter stitches. Continue around.
Attach black yarn to ear pieces and braid. See the video HERE
And you are done!!
Find more FREE crochet patterns HERE.
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Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, around, join, ch 2. (30 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, join, ch 2 (40 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next three, join, ch 2 (50 DC)
Round 6-11: DC in each stitch around, join, ch 2 (50 DC)- change color to white for round 11
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