Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free Pattern: Naruto Sleeping Cap (Versatile Stocking Cap)

The Holidays are here, and I'm frantically working up Christmas presents. I thought I started early, but my list keeps getting longer and longer. I was thinking about making another Santa-esque hat, but I couldn't find a pattern I REALLY liked. Then, while browsing hat patterns, I saw a variation someone did of that hat, only it was Naruto's Sleeping Hat. I, myself, have never seen Naruto, but I know two of my brothers have watched it, and one of them once mentioned this hat to me. I looked it up (whenever that was), but got busy and forgot about it. Until now!

This hat is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions. It can be made with round eyes, or squinty eyes (not pictured). Pattern for each is included.

More photos below. Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2012 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Naruto is copyright Masashi Kishimoto/Hayato Date/Shueisha/Studio Pierrot/TV Tokyo/Viz Media. No copyright infringement intended.

J/6.00mm Hook
WW yarn in black
WW yarn in white
Small amount of polyfil or stuffing
Stitch Marker (strongly recommended)
Yarn Needle

CH - Chain
HDC - Half Double Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
SLST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
SC2tog - Decrease
MR - Magic Ring/Magic Circle
F/O - finish off HDC2tog - Half Double Crochet Decrease (Yarn Over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn Over, pull up loop. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull up loop. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.

Hat: Beginning in white
Ch65, join (be careful not to twist!)
Rounds 1-4: HDC around (65) Switch to black at the end of round 4. (I highly recommend using a stitch marker to mark the end of each round as you go, because black is a difficult color to see!)
Rounds 5-14: HDC around (65)
Round 15: HDC2tog, HDC in next 3 (HDC2tog, HDC in next 8) around (58)
Round 16: HDC2tog, HDC in next 1 (HDC2tog, HDC in next 3) around (46)
Round 17-19: HDC around (46)
Round 20: HDC2tog, (HDC2tog, HDC in next 9) around (41)
Round 21-23: HDC around (41)
Round 24: HDC2tog, HDC in next 3, (HDC2tog, HDC in next 7) around (36)
Round 25-27: HDC around (36)
Round 28: (HDC2tog, HDC in next 4) around (30)
Round 29-31: HDC around (30)
Round 32: (HDC2tog, HDC in next 3) around (24)
Round 33-35: HDC around (24)
Round 36: (HDC2tog, HDC in next 2) around (18)
Round 37-39: HDC around (18)
Round 40: (HDC2tog, HDC in next) around (12)
Round 41-43: HDC around (12)
Round 44: (HDC2tog) around (6)
Round 45-47: HDC around (6)
F/O, leave tail for sewing

Ball: In white
Round 1: SC6 in MR (6)
Round 2: 2sc around (12)
Round 3: sc ar (12)
Round 4: sc2tog, 1sc (8)
Round 5: sc2tog around (4)
F/O, leave tail for sewing

Teeth: In white
Attach yarn in desired area of hat with a SLST.
Row 1: HDC in same stitch as SLST, and in next 4. CH1, turn.
Row 2: HDC across (5) F/O.
Attach Yarn in 12th st from first tooth with a SLST.
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 above. F/O. Weave in ends.

Nose: In black
Round 1: sc4 in MR (4)
Round 2: *2sc in next, sc in next* twice (6)
Round 3: 2sc around (12)
Round 4: Sc around (12)
F/O, leave tail for sewing.
Center between two teeth, and sew on half on the white and half on the black.

Round Eyes: (Make 2 in white)
Round 1: SC6 in MR (6)
Round 2: 2sc around (12)
Round 3: *2sc, 1sc* around (18)
F/O, weave in ends.

Round Eye Pupils: (Make 2 in Black)
SC5 in MR. Join with SLST.
F/O, leave tail for sewing.

Half Circle Eyes: (Make 2 in White)
Row 1: sc 3 in MR. When pulling tight, keep all stitches to one side.
Row 2: ch1, turn. 2sc across. (6)
Row 3: ch 1, turn. (Sc in st, 2sc in next) across (9)
Sc evenly across flat side, skipping the center of first row. (3)
SC in first stitch of Row 3. F/O.

Half Circle Eye Pupils: (Make 2 in Black.)
SC3 in MR. Join with SLST.
F/O, leave tail for sewing.

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