Sleepy Fox Hat


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What baby (or adult for that matter) wouldn’t look adorable in this hat?  I am a sucker for animal hats, I’ve made several owl hats for friends of all ages, and as far as I can tell, foxes are the new owls. Liam had an owl hat last year that obviously won’t fit his giant head anymore, so I decide this year, a fox was the way to go.  I originally planned to make this his Halloween costume along with a crocheted tail. We did buy him a costume, but now I don’t know, the hat turned out so cute I might still make the tail anyway. Of course he won’t keep the hat on his head, so we’d still have to address that problem.

The pattern below is for a toddler sized hat, but I adapted the “hat” portion of the pattern from Repeat Crafter Me’s owl hat,  and she has sizes newborn to adult, so you could easily adapt the patterns for other sizes. Of course while you are there, give the owl hat a try, too. It is super cute and a great gift for a little one. I made one for myself and get compliments on it almost as often as I get funny looks.

For orange yarn I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta. It took about half a skein, maybe a bit more. For the white and black I just used left overs from another project. You need a small amount of white and a tiny amount of black.  For the ears, I had originally made them in rows, but they were too floppy to stand up. So I tried again, this time in rounds so they are twice as thick. I prefer continuous rounds, so that’s how the pattern is written, but you could join the rounds if you’d like.  As always, let me know if you find any errors or if anything is unclear. I’m happy to help.  DSC01762



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