Adventure Time…

IMG_7843“C’mon grab your friends, we’ll go to very distant lands.  With Jake the Dog and Finn the Hu-man, the fun will never end!  It’s adventure time!”

My kids are totally obsessed with this crazy, whacked out, bizarre, but totally awesome television show… and I have to admit… I’m also kind of obsessed with it too!  It’s so funny I love it.  It’s jam packed with tons of humor for kids and adults, amazing characters and lot of adventures.

As a laugh, one day I decided to try and crochet my son a Finn inspired hat.  I have to say, it turned out pretty great!  I actually had several students at my child’s school ask me where he got the hat and I’ve even had a few order requests.  Now my eldest son says he wants to be Finn for hallowe’en next year and my youngest wants to be Jake the Dog.  I think I should get to work on creating a Jake the Dog hat for my baby!

This hat is actually very quick and easy to make.  A skilled crocheter could whip this up in a about an hour, but it’s great for beginners too because it uses several different techniques in a simple manner.  The hat is worked in joining rounds and then switches to a back and forth pattern and then switches back to joining rounds with a colour change at the bottom.  The ears are worked up in continuous rounds and then in front loops only for the last round.  Special stitches include dc2tog, changing yarn colour and front loop single crochet.  I use a thick worsted weight yarn, a large K/10.5 – 6.50mm hook, a double crochet and a single crochet stitch for this pattern.  It’s simple but cute!

This pattern is for a child approx 4-12 years old.  Due to the large stitches, this hat will stretch and fit a head approx 18″ – 21″.

Please note that his pattern has been tested, however if you should come across any mistakes, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message, after all…we’re only hu-man!

As Jake the Dog would say “Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something!”

Finn Inspired Hat
© Copyright 2015 Nyela d’Endel

Materials needed
Worsted weight (4) yarn in white and light blue
J/10 – 6.00 mm hook
K/10.5 – 6.50mm hook
Chain Marker
Tapestry needle

No gauge required

Abbreviations

Rnd = round
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
flsc = front loop single crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
slst = slip stitch
dec = decrease
dc2tog = double crochet 2 together
F/O = fasten off

Special Instructions

Dc2tog: Yarn over and insert hook into next stitch.  Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on your hook).  Now yarn over again and insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops left on your hook), now yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Flsc: In a regular sc, you insert the hook into both loops and make a sc.  In a front loop sc (flsc), you only insert the hook into the front loop (leaving the back loop untouched) and make a sc.

* Ch 3 does not count as a stitch now or throughout the pattern unless otherwise stated.  Do not slst into the chain 3, instead slst into the first dc of each row as called for in the pattern.

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Hat
With K/10.5 – 6.50mm hook

Rnd 1: 8 dc in a magic loop, slst to join.  Ch 3 (8 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (16 sts)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next st.  * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (24 sts)

Rnd 4: 2 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next st. * 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (32 sts)

Rnd 5:2 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next st.  * 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 3 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (40 sts)

Rnd 6: 2 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next st. * 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 4 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (48 sts)

Rnd 7: 2 dc in same st as ch 3, 1 dc in next st. * 2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next 5 sts *.  Repeat from * to * around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (56 sts)

Rnd 8-16: 1 dc in each st around, slst to join.  Ch 3, turn (56 sts)

Rnd 17: 1 dc in the next 10 sts, dc2tog in the next st, 1 dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog in the next st,  1 dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog in the next st,  1 dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog in the next st and 1 dc in the next 2 sts.  Ch 3, turn (40 sts)

Rnd 18-23: 1 dc in each st around.  Ch 3, turn (40 sts)

Rnd 24: 1 dc in each st, ch 8 and slst to join into the 1st dc of this rnd.  Ch 3 (48 sts)

Rnd 25: 1 dc in each st and ch around, slst to join.  Ch 3 (48 sts)

Rnd 26-28: 1 dc in each st around, slst to join.  Ch 1 (48 sts)

Rnd 29: 1 dc in each st around, slst to join switching to blue.  Ch 1 (48 sts)

Rnd 30: 1 sc in each st around, slst to join.  F/O (48 sts)

Weave in ends

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Ears
Make 2
With J/10 – 6.00mm hook

working in continuous rounds

Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic loop (6 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sts)

Rnd 3: * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st *.  Repeat from * to * around (18 sts)

Rnd 4-7: 1 sc in each st around (18 sts)

Rnd 8: 1 flsc in each st around (18 sts)

F/O and leave a long tail for attaching

Assembly

Stuff the ears withFinal a lot of stuffing to ensure they are nice and rigid and won’t flop or sag.  Sew the 2 ears onto the top of the hat.  I recommend placing the hat on the head of the person you are making this for and space the ears out but if that’s not possible, place the head on a head form or similar and place the ears as best as possible.


Nyela d’Endel xoxo

 

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2 thoughts on “Adventure Time…

  1. Your pattern is written weird. Round 4 -7 makes no sense. Am I suppose to DC twice in the first stitch then dc in the next 3, 4, & 5 stitches? Or do I skip them? Please explain.

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