Butler Bear modeling “Sweet Santa”
My original holiday hat, a simple shell pattern made to look like Candy Corn, is not only cute, but super easy to make. With that in mind, I’ve pulled out yarn for making Christmas gifts and made a couple of simple variations to the pattern. They’re just as easy as the original, and cute, too!
And, I’ve finally found a willing model, Butler Bear, for all of my hats, someone that is not concerned that his true identity is discovered for these rather risqué photos!
Candy Corn Hat Variations:
The Snowflake Hat
Sweet Santa Hat
The Sweet Santa hat is made by keeping the crown of the hat the same and in using a double crochet around the body of the hat and adding a touch of chenille yarn around the brim.
- small amount of red worsted yarn
- white chenille yarn
- J hook
Round 1: ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook. Join with sl st at top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)
Round 2: sl st to the sp between the next two dc , ch 3, dc in same sp (cluster). (2 dc) in between each dc around. (12 clusters)
Round 3: sl st to the sp between the next cluster , ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. (3 dc) in between each cluster around. (12 clusters)
Round 4: sl st to the sp between the next cluster, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, (4 dc, ch1) in between each cluster around, sl st to join. (12 clusters)
Round 5 – 12: ch 3, dc in each st around and in ch 1 sps.
Round 13: Join chenille yarn in any st. ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around. Join with a sl st and finish off.
Squashy Hat & Scarf Set
The hat is made using the Sweet Santa pattern to Round 12. Round 13: ch 3, sl st in next st, around. Join with a sl st, finish off.
The scarf is three rows of DC with fringe ends.
Moody Brown hat made using Impeccable Worsted Yarn in Earth Ombre. This hat also follows the Sweet Santa pattern, but I added Front Post Double and Back Post Double stitches on row 7, 9 and 11. Row 13 is hdc.
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