# 187, JESTER HAT, 4 TAILS WITH BELLS sizes:age 5 to 16. www.ashton11.etsy.com COPYRIGHT, 2010, STYLES BY ASHTON You may sell your finished hats. Permission is not granted to copy or distribute this pattern in any manner. MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn (scraps of a variety of colors: 100 grams total) Crochet hook, size 6.5mm (US K 10.5) Yarn needle 4 Jingle Bells INSTRUCTIONS: Gauge: 3 sc long = 1 inch 5 TO 12 YEARS, (20 inch headband) Chain 60 12 to 16 YEARS, (21 inch headband) Chain 64 2. Single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, and in each stitch of the chain. 3. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet across the row. 4. Repeat step 3, changing colors as you wish, for a total of: 5 to 12 Years: 23 rows 12 to 16 Years: 24 rows See photo 1. 5. Divide the last row of stitches into 4, and work the first tail: Single crochet across the row of ¼ of the total stitches. (For example, for 5 to 12 years, the total number of stitches was 60 across the row, therefore each tail will be 15 stitches. For 12 to 16 years, each tail will use up 16 stitches.) *Chain 1 and turn, single crochet across the row of the number of stitches for the tail. Repeat from * for: 5 to 12 Years: 20 rows. 12 to 16Years: 24 rows. 6. Begin to decrease for the point on the tail: * chain 1 and turn, skip the first stitch, single crochet across, skip the 2nd last stitch, single crochet in the last stitch. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row. Repeat the sequence of the two rows from * until you have reduced to a point, and fasten off with a long enough yarn end to be able to sew up the tail, (approx 12 to 15 inches). Make 3 more tails: Repeat 3 more times, making one triangle shaped piece in each ¼ of the top of the hat. See photo 2, all 4 triangles have been finished. Change colors at random, use variegated yarn, or introduce different colors whenever you decide to. 7. See photo 3. Sew up each of the tails. Photo 3 shows one tail sewn up. Photo 4 shows all 4 tails sewn up. Pull slightly on the seam to form a curve in each tail as you sew them up. 8. See photo 5. Sew up the seam of the hat, closing it up. Before fastening off the yarn, take a few stitches in the center of the hat to close up any openings left between the tails. 9. Make the picot edge: Attach contrasting color yarn in any stitch along the bottom of the hat. *Single crochet in the next 2 stitches, chain 3. Repeat from * across the round, slip stitch to join, and fasten off. Weave all the yarn ends into the finished work. 10. Sew bells on the ends of each of the tails. Tip: To achieve more control in the direction of the tails, a small amount of stuffing can be added at the base of the tails, (at the top of the head area). End of Pattern.
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