BEETLE UNICORN BEANIE

Beetle Unicorn Beanie Project

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • 'Moda Vera' Beetle 50g x 2 balls Main Colour (M) White, 1 ball each of 1st Contrast (C1) Yellow, 2nd Contrast (C2) Purple, 3rd Contrast (C3) Melon, 4th Contrast (C4) Aqua and 5th Contrast (C5) Red.
  • A 5mm crochet hook, or size required to give correct tension.
  • A stitch-marker.
  • Hobby fill for stuffing.
  • Scissors, yarn needle, tape measure

MEASUREMENTS

Size - Child

To fit head approx. 52-55cm

Tension

14tr to 10cm over treble fabric, using a 5mm hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

HAT (beg at crown)

Using M, make magic ring.

Using 5mm hook,1st round - 3ch, 11tr in ring, sl st in top of beg 3ch � 11tr, (do not count beg 3ch).

2nd round - 3ch, 2tr in each st to end, sl st in top of beg 3ch � 22tr.

3rd round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in next st, rep from * to end, sl st in top of beg 3ch � 33tr.

4th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of beg 3ch...44tr.

5th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 10 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg � 48tr.

6th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 11 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top nof 3ch at beg � 52tr.

7th round- 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 12 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg � 56tr.

8th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg � 60tr.

9th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 14 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3rd ch at beg � 64tr.

10th round - 3ch, * 2tr in next st, 1tr in each of next 15 sts, rep from * to end, sl st in top of 3ch at beg � 68tr.

11th and 12th rounds - 3ch, 1tr into each st to end, sl st in top of 3rd ch at beg.

13th round- 3ch, 1tr into each st to end, turn.

BEG FIRST EARFLAP

**1st row - 1ch, 1dc in each of next 14 sts,turn.

2nd row - 2ch, dec, 1dc into each st to the last 2 sts, dec, turn � 12dc.

3rd row - 2ch, 1dc in each st to end,turn.

4th row- As 2nd row � 10dc.

5th row - 2ch, 1tr in each st to end,turn.

6th row - As 2nd row � 8dc.

7th row - 2ch, 1tr in each st to end,turn.

8th row - As 2nd row � 6dc.

9th row - 2ch, 1dc in each st to end,turn.

10th row - As 2nd row � 4dc.

11th row - 2ch, 1dc in each st to end,turn.

12th row - 2ch, (dec) twice, turn � 2dc.

13th row - 2ch, 1dc in each st,turn.

14th row - 2ch, dec.

Fasten off. **

Skip 15 sts, sl st into 16th st, and rep from ** to **.

Work a row of dc in C3 evenly around lower edge hat including earflaps.

Using 5mm hook and 2 strands of C3 tog, make 2 lengths of chain 30cm long. Sew lengths to each earflap as pictured.

HORN

Using C1, make magic ring.

Using 5mm hook,1st round - 1ch, work 4dc in circle. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of round, and cont working in rounds, moving marker as required.

2nd round - 1dc in each st to marker � 4dc.

3rd round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st) twice � 6dc.

4th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

5th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts) twice � 8dc.

6th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

7th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 3 sts) twice � 10dc.

8th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

9th round- (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 4 sts) twice � 12dc.

10th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

11th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts) twice � 14dc.

12th round- 1dc in each st, to marker.

13th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 6 sts) twice � 16dc.

14th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

15th round - (2dc in next st, 1dc in each of next 7 sts) twice � 18dc.

16th round - 1dc in each st, to marker.

Fasten off.

Stuff the horn firmly and sew into place as pictured.

EARS (make 2)

Using 5mm hook and M, make 5ch.

1st row- 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end,turn� 4dc.

2nd row - 1ch, 2dc in first st, 1dc in each st to last 2 sts, 2dc into last st,turn� 6dc.

3rd row- 1ch, 1dc in each st to end,turn. Rep 3rd row 5 times.

9th row- 1ch, dec, 1dc in each of next 2dc, dec,turn� 4dc.

10th row - 1ch, 1dc in each st to end,turn.

11th row - 1ch, (dec) twice, now work 1 round dc evenly around the edge of the ear, sl st to the 2nd dc to make the ear cup.

Sew ears onto Hat as pictured.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Cut lengths of contrast colours into 30cm lengths. Using crochet hook and two strands of C5 tog, fringe through each tr around the front and back of horn. Then using rem contrast colours, fringe in rows at the back of Hat only to form Mane. Do not add too many rows as it will make the back of the hat to heavy.

Trim Mane to desired length.

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