I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been busy with Christmas presents. But I wanted to give you the pattern for a guinea pig Santa hat! (It fits Liv Dolls well too.)
Yarn: I used white bouclé and I Love This Yarn in red.
Crochet hook: I used an I (5.50 MM) hook with the bouclé and a G (4.00 MM) hook with the worsted weight. Change hooks when you get to the color change.
Yarn needle & scissors
Small wad of stuffing
To hold the hat on Clover, I used a yarn scrap, but you can use elastic if you prefer. It helps if it matches the guinea pig’s fur color, so it blends in better.
With bouclé yarn and I hook:
Ch 16. Join with a slip stitch to form a ring, being careful not to twist chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Join with a slip stitch to first sc. Fasten off bouclé.
With worsted weight yarn and G hook:
Rnd 2: Join yarn with a standing double crochet to the back loop of any of the stitches. Dc in each st around, through back loops only. Join with a sl st in first dc.
Rnds 3-5: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). Starting in next stitch, dc in each stitch around. Last dc will be made in the sl st from the previous round. Join with a sl st in first dc. (Use this starting/ending method throughout.)
Rnd 6: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch). Starting in next stitch, *dc 2, dc2tog* around. Join with a sl st in first dc.
Rnd 7: Ch 2. Dc 3, dc2tog, dc in each of the remaining sts. Join with a sl st in first dc.
Rnd 8: Ch 1. *Sc 2, sc2tog* until there are three stitches left to be worked. Single crochet in each of them. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 9: Ch 1. *Sc 1, sc2tog* around. Join with a sl st in first sc.
Fasten off. Weave yarn end through remaining sts and pull to tighten. Weave in ends. Make a pom-pom to put on top of the hat. Add a strap by tying a yarn scrap on both sides of the hat (or you could sew some elastic on).
Please let me know what you think of the pattern! Have a nice day.
~ The Cogaroo ~