These crochet sloth hats were designed for The Big Knit – a campaign with innocent drinks and Age UK raising money for the charity by Knitting or crocheting little hats – that they donate 25p to the charity.
Today it’s the time for the sloth. It just had to be done. The blue one loves sloths. Has done for like forever now, and the chance to make a mini sloth hat was just too much.
So surely a bottle hat was the next obvious choice? Well to me it was!
You need oddments of brown and beige, and black in DK Yarn
Any hook between 3.25mm and 4mm
The pattern is made by making the basic hat – which I posted at the beginning of the week, but I’ll add again here.
Abbreviations – USA terms
Ch ? Chain
HDC ? Half Double crochet
HDC2tog ? Half double crochet 2 together.
SC – Single crochet
SS ? Slip Stitch
Round 1: Make a magic loop, ch 2 (Counts as a stitch throughout), 5HDC in the ring.
Round 2: Chain 2, 1 HDC in the base of the ch2, 2 HDC in each st around. SS to join.[12 sts]
Round 3: Ch2, 1HDC in the base of the ch2, 1 HDC, *2HDC in the next st, 1 HDC * *-* repeat around SS to top of ch2 to join. [18sts]
Round 4: Ch2, 1HDC in the base of the ch2, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches. *2HDC in the next st, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 sts.* *-* repeat around, SS to top of ch2 to join. [24 sts]
Round 5-6: Ch2, 1HDC in each st around. SS to top of ch2 to join.[24sts]
Round 7: Ch2, 1HDC, 2HDC tog, *1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches, 2HDCtog* [18sts]
Fasten off weave in ends. Turn inside out.
Using beige, CH8, 1HDC in 2nd chain from the hook, and then one in each chain making 2 in the last chain. Now, working back along the back half of the chain, make 1 HDC in each, including the last chain. SS to join.
Round 2: Ch2, 1 HDC in the base of the chain, 1 HDC, 2 HDC in the next chain, 1 HDC in the next 4 HDC, 2 HDC in the next, 1 HDC in the next, 2 HDC in the next, 1 HDC in the next 4 HDC. SS to join. Fasten off
Eyes – make 2
Using a darker brown, chain 4, make 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, 2 sc in the end chain, then turn and work back along the other side of the chain, making 1 sc in the middle chain, before SS to join. Fasten off.
To make up
Sew the beige face onto the hat, then sew the 2 eyes, facing slightly downwards. Use your ends to do the sewing – it’ll save you time.
Now, using black, make a french knot to be the eye towards the top of the brown, then sew a nose and smile as desired.
Voila…… Slowly the sloth mini hat.