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Purple People Eater Hat

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Use this free crochet pattern to craft a Purple People Eater Hat for Halloween.  This hat is also great for play time after the festive season has passed. 

Size: Hat measures 20” around at widest; 10½” across when
flattened and measured across top of teeth.

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver”: 1 skein each 356 Amethyst A, 316 Soft White B, 672 Spring Green C and 312 Black D.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle, polyester fiberfill.


GAUGE: Rounds 1–6 = 3½” across at widest. CHECK
YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, D = color A, B, C, D; ch = chain;
dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sc = single
crochet; slip st = slip stitch; st = stitch; tr = treble crochet;
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work
directions in brackets the number of times specified.

 

Instructions:

HAT

Round 1 (RightSide): With A ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from
hook, do not join and do not turn—6 sc.
Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around—12 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—18 sc.
Round 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Round 6: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—36 sc.
Round 7
: [Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—42 sc.
Round 8: Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: [Sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—48 sc.
Round 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: [Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—54 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: [Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—60 sc.
Round 14: [Sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—66 sc.
Rounds 15–25: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off A.


TEETH

Round 26: Join B with slip st in first sc, ch 1, sc in each sc
around.
Round 27: Slip st in next sc, *ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook,
hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in last ch (tooth made),
skip next 3 sc of Round 26, slip st in next sc; repeat from *
around, slip st in last sc. Fasten off B.

HORN

Round 1 (RightSide): With C ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from
hook, do not join—6 sc.
Round 2: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—8 sc.
Round 3: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—10 sc.
Round 4: Sc in each sc around.
Round 5: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] twice—12 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around.
Round 7: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—15 sc.
Round 8: Sc in each sc around.
Round 9: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 3 times—18 sc.
Round 10: Sc in each sc around.
Round 11: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—24 sc.
Round 12: Sc in each sc around.
Round 13: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times—30 sc.
Rounds 14–16: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off C,
leaving a long tail for sewing horn to hat.

EYE

Rounds 1–3: With B, work Rounds 1–3 of Hat—18 sc.
Rounds 4–6: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off B, leaving
a long tail for sewing eye to hat.

PUPIL

Round 1: With D, work Round 1 of Hat; join with slip st in
first sc—6 sc. Fasten off D, leaving a long tail for sewing
pupil to eye.

EYELID

Row 1: With A, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn—6 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc across, turn—12 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Fasten off A, leaving a
long tail for sewing eyelid to hat.

EYELASHES

Cut twelve 6” strands of D. Fold one strand in half. Using
crochet hook, draw the folded end of strand through first
sc of Row 3 of eyelid. Draw ends of strand through fold
and pull gently but firmly to tighten. Repeat this process
to attach an eyelash to each sc of Row 3. Brush and trim
eyelashes as desired.

ASSEMBLY

Stuff horn and sew to top of hat, slightly to one side. Sew
pupil to center of eye. Sew eye to front of hat. Sew eyelid
above eye, slightly overlapping top of eye. Weave in any
remaining ends.

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