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What does the fox say?

What does the fox say?

I came up with this crochet pattern when a good friend of mine asked me to make her a cool hat based on a “furry creature”.  This is the first time I actually wrote a pattern (I usually just wing it) so please let me know if I didn’t do it right or if something doesn’t make sense.  Although 95% of this project is made with a Single Crochet stitch, I am classifying it as Intermediate Level because the change of colors, the Front Post Double Crochet on the brim of the hat and most of all, the patience necessary to make the scarf.  So here we go!    Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!

 

Crochet Fox Hat and Scarf Combo

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What does the fox sayWhat does the fox say

 

Designed by: Monica Gallardo, Stowe VT

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: Adult – One size fits most


Materials:

15 oz (750 yds) of  Medium Weight (#4) yarn, Color: Orange  (I used 3 packages of Lion Brand “Heartland Terroir – Corazon de la Tierra”.  It is soft and the color is a nice rich, rusty orange)

3 oz (145 yds) of Medium Weight (#4) yarn, Color: Off-White  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice – Oatmeal”)

1 oz (50 yds) of Medium Weight (#4) yarn, Color: Black or Charcoal Gray  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice – Black”)

.25 oz (8 yds) of Eyelash yarn, Color: Black or Charcoal Gray (I used Lion Brand “Fun Fur – Black”)

Crochet Needle US H8/5.00 mm

Yarn Needle

 

Finished Dimensions: 

Total Length: 52″      Length of the Scarf: 44″    Scarf  Width: 6″    Hat Brim Width: 11″ (when laying flat)

Gauge: 18 sc / 22 rows = 4″

 

Special Stitches: Front Post Double Crochet for the brim of the hat.  Some sewing required.


Abbreviations:

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

sc: single crochet

sl: slip stitch

st: stitch / stitches

sc2tog: single crochet decrease

2sc: two single crochet in same stitch (increasing stitch)

3sc: three single crochet in same stitch (increasing stitch)

fpdc: front post double crochet

 

Instructions

Work rows without joining with sl.  Use a marker at the end of each row.  Pattern starts at the tail (scarf).  If you want a lighter scarf, change all the sc for dc in rows 1 to 225  (you will need to adjust scarf length by reducing the amount of rows)

Row 1: Starting with Off-White color, ch 3, sc 5 in 1st ch (6 st)

Row 2: 2sc in each stitch (12 st)

Row 3: sc 5, 3sc, sc 5, 3sc (16 st)

Row 4: sc 16 (16 st)

Row 5: 3sc, sc 7, 3sc, sc 7 (20 st)

Row 6: sc 20 (20 st)

Row 7: 3sc, sc 9, 3sc, sc 9 (24 st)

Row 8: sc 24 (24 st)

Row 9: 3sc, sc 11, 3sc, sc 11 (28 st)

Row 10: sc 28 (28 st)

Row 11: 3sc, sc 13, 3sc, sc 13 (32 st)

Row 12:  sc 32 (32 st)

Row 13: 3sc, sc 15, 3sc, sc 15 (36 st)

Row 14: sc 36 (36 st)

Row 15: 3sc, sc 17, 3sc, sc 17 (40 st)

Row 16: sc 40 (40 st)

Row 17: 3sc, sc 19, 3sc, sc 19 (44 st)

Row 18: sc 44 (44 st)

Row 19: 3sc, sc 21, 3sc, sc 21 (48 st)

Row 20: sc 48 (48 st)

Row 21: 3sc, sc 23, 3sc, sc 23 (52 st)

Row 22: sc 52 (52 st)

Row 23: 3sc, sc 25, 3sc, sc 25, join with sl (56 st)

Row 24: change color to black, chain 1, sc 55, join with sl (56 st)

Row 25: change color to orange, chain 1, sc 55, from here until color change, mark end of each row and continue without sl (56 st)

Row 26 – 225: sc 56, (56 st)

Row 226: (scarf starts turning into hat) alternate 2sc, sc 6 to end of row (64 st)

Row 227: sc 64 (64 st)

Row 228: alternate 2sc, sc 7 to end of row (72 st)

Row 229:  sc 72 (72 st)

Row 230: alternate 2sc, sc 8 to end of row (80 st)

Row 231: sc 80 (80 st)

Row 232: alternate 2sc, sc 9 to end of row (88 st)

Row 233 – 250: sc 88, join with sl at the end of row 250 (88 st)

Row 251: change color to black, ch 1, sc 87, join with sl (88 st)

Row 252: ch 1, sc 87, join with sl (88 st)

Row 253: change color to off white, ch 1, sc 87, join with sl (88 st)

Row 254 – 255: ch 1, sc 87, join with sl (88 st)

Brim-Detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row 256: (to create brim ribbing) fpdc in first stitch of row 253, skip a stitch on row 255, sc in next stitch of row 255, fpdc in next stitch of row 253, repeat to end, join with sl

Row 257 – 260: ch 1, sc 87, join with sl (88)

Row 261: fpdc in fpdc below (row 256), skip a stich in row 260, sc in next stitch of row 260, fpdc in fpdc below (row 256) repeat to end, join with sl (88)

Row 262 – 265: ch 1, sc87, join with sl (88)

Row 266: fpdc in fpdc below (row 261), skip a stich in row 265, sc in next stitch of row 265, fpdc in fpdc below (row 261) repeat to end, join with sl (88)

Row 267: ch 1, sc 87, finihs off (88)

Ears (Make 2): 

Ear-Detail

Orange Part: Double yarn:
Row 1: ch 9, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. Turn. (8 st)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (8 st)
Row 3: ch1, sc2tog, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. Turn. (6 st)
Row 4: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (6 st)
Rows 5 – 8: repeat rows 3-4 twice. (2 st in last row)
Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, finish off.
 
Off-white Part: Single yarn:
Row 1: ch 9, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch. Turn. (8 st)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (8 st)
Row 3: ch1, sc2tog, sc in each st until 2 sts remain, sc2tog. Turn. (6 st)
Row 4: ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (6 st)
Rows 5 – 8: repeat rows 3-4 twice. (2 st in last row)
Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, finish off.
 
Ear Assembly: Hold the off-white piece in front of the orange piece and sc the sides of the ear together using orange color held doubled. Work 3 sc into the point at the top, and leave the bottom of the ear pieces unjoined. Break yarn and leave a long tail for sewing to the hat.  Sew black fur detail at the top of the ear.

 

 

26 Responses to What does the fox say?

  1. Michela Dorman says:

    This is the cutest fox hat out there. I can’t wait to make this one and ” wapapapapow” at my husband…who hates that song! Thanks for sharing your pattern!!!!

  2. Starr says:

    Nica, thanks for sharing your pattern, I can’t wait to make this set, will you be posting the pattern for the hat? I will make a post once I have completed.

    • Nica G says:

      Thank you Starr. Do you mean the pattern for the brimmed hat? If so, yes, I have to make one this coming weekend so I am going to write the pattern down and post it.

  3. Molly H says:

    This looks absolutely gorgeous! Both my sister-in-law and me love foxes and I can’t wait to make one for her. BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Rhondda Mol says:

    This is a fabulous design! I LOVE it :) Shared the link on my FB page for you. Rhondda
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  5. Lee Ann says:

    This is an amazing pattern! Many, many thanks for posting this wonderful fox pattern!! :). :)

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  6. Chantal says:

    Wow! I will make a child version of this for my son. Its now in my queue… hopefully I’ll get to it before end of winter!

  7. Cabby says:

    Thank you SO much for making the pattern easy to read. I can’t wait to try, this is so adorable.

  8. Lauren says:

    Sorry if this is completely off! Is the scarf done in a tube or flat?

  9. Charlene says:

    How do you sc 5 in 1st chain and what do you do for the ones that don’t say join with sl?

    • Nica G says:

      If you are chaining 3 and go back to the first chain you created, the other two chains turn into your first single crochet. On all the rounds where you are not joining with sl, just continuing crocheting in the next stitch, forming almost like a spiral with your rounds. Skipping the sl when you have a bunch of rows of the same color helps you not to have a visible seam. It is very important to use a marker so you know when to use the sl when you are about to change colors or stitches. I also like to do two rows with sl before changing colors, that way your rows will look even and not lopsided with the contrasting colors.

  10. Alyssa says:

    I’m working off your pattern right now! Question though… row 232 where you increase from 80 to 92 stitches… did you increase by more than 2 stitches in each increase spot? Because it brought my total round to 88 stitches instead of 92, which would actually be correct because they’ve increased by 8 stitches in the previous rounds.

    Thanks for the pattern! :)

    • Nica G says:

      Hi Alyssa,
      I don’t have the hat to double check but I did the math in paper and I think you are right, it should be 88 stitches total. Thank you for catching that and for letting me know! I am going to revise the pattern right now, I hope not to mess people up.
      I would love to see your finished hat :)

  11. LeNor says:

    Very nice work…Love the detail.

  12. Carrie says:

    Hi Nica! I love this pattern and have had so much fun making the scarf but I’m on the brim of the hat now and am having a really difficult time doing the FPDC on the lower rows (256 down to 253) even tho I’m familiar with the stitch. Do you have any tips or “tricks of the trade” that might help? If not I’ll just slog away but just thought I’d ask! Thanks so much! :)

    • Nica G says:

      Hi Carrie,
      Unfortunately I am not a super expert doing FPDC’s… to tell you the truth, I learned while making this hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diamond-ridges right after I had finished my fox hat.
      My original design was single crochet all the way, and I liked the FPDC so much that I went back to the Fox hat and redid all those rows with that stitch.
      What part exactly is giving you a hard time?

  13. Carrie says:

    Hi Nica,
    I actually figured out my problem right after I posted the comment. Now I just have to finish the ears and I’m all finished! Thanks! I’m glad you posted your answer though because I’m going to do the cute diamond pattern hat from ravelry next to help me practice. :)

    • Nica G says:

      I am so glad you figured out! Please share your pictures when you are done with your hat :)
      If you are planning to do the diamond hat I would recommend to watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DBRn5vMLA
      It is very easy to follow and you would be able to make the hat in a breeze. I am obsessed with this pattern because it is a lot of fun to make once you figure out the pattern and it goes really fast…. you can actually finish a whole hat in just two or three sittings… so much better than the single croncet ;)

      • LeNor Reese says:

        Where can we share our pictures of the fox hat?

        • Nica G says:

          Lenor,
          Why don’t you email them to me? nicagdesign at gmail.com
          I am trying to decide if I want to make a user page on my blog to share pictures or if I should create a Facebook page so it is easier to share… either way, send me the picture and I’ll make sure to post it when I make up my mind… Any preferences?

  14. Nica G says:

    This is LeNor’s version of the hat (Just a Thot designs). The short tail is adorable and a time saver for sure. Thanks for sharing!
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