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Monday, December 24, 2012

Grouchy Greenie Beanie Pattern


As promised, here's my pattern for a "Grouchy Greenie" who, surprisingly, looks like the Grinch. I hope you like him! Stay safe and warm, Merry Christmas and God Bless!
                  ((NOTE: you can use any cap/beanie pattern you choose.
                       As long as it's a tight weave and fits, it's okay! o.~))




Materials
  • 1 Skein Red Heart Super Saver - Spring Green
  • small amount of black and yellow yarn for the face
  • Size I/9 (5.5 mm)  and H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Needle
Pattern NOTE: Join each round with a slip stitch to the beginning stitch of the round, unless instructed to do differently.


Cap Pattern 

Using size I crochet hook and Spring Green yarn.
Row 1. Chain 2, 8 hdc in second ch from hook. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 2. 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 3. * Hdc in first
stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 4. *Hdc in first 2
stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 5. * Hdc in first 3
stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 6. *Hdc in first 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn. 
Row 7. *Hdc in first 5
stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn. 
Row 8. *Hdc in first 6
stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn. 
Row 9. *Hdc in first 7 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 10. *Hdc in first 8
stitches, 2 hdc in of next stitch; rep from * around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 11. Hdc in ea
stitch around. Join. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 12-24. Rep row 11. Finish off. Weave in all ends.
((For a finishing look, you can slip stitch loosely around the brim, don't do it too tight or it'll be hard to slip on to your head.)) 

Switch to the size H crochet hook for the following facial features.

Eyebrow (make 2)
Row 1. With black, chain 12, SC in second chain from the hook and across (11sc). Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2. SC in each across (11sc). Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing to cap.

Eye - 2 parts 
Pupil (make 2)
Round 1. With black, chain 2, SC in second chain from the hook 6 times (place stitch marker if desired) Do not join.
Round 2. 2 Hdc in each stitch around (12 Hdc); Join with a slip stitch to first Hdc. Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing to cap.

Eyeball (make 2)
Row 1. With Yellow, chain 3, Hdc in second chain from hook 3 times. Do not join. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2. 2 SC in next two stitches, 3 SC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 3. 2 SC in next two stitches; 1 SC in next three stitches; 2 SC in next stitch; 3 SC in last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 4. 2 SC in next two stitches; 1 Hdc in next six stitches; 2 SC in next stitch; 1 SC in next two stitches; slip stitch into last stitch. Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing to cap.

Nose
With black, follow directions for making the pupil.
Stitch the middle together (but not too tight) making a lop-sided figure 8. (see pics)

Mouth
With black, chain 50. Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing to cap. 
Attach to cap in a "crooked" grin. (see pics)

Using the long tail, sew the facial features onto the cap with the embroidery needle. Or, if you prefer, use a sewing needle with color matching thread. Weave in any tails very well so they don't slip out! 
   

**edited for clarity**



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