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Baby Sherlock
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Baby Sherlock

Designed by Ellen Gormley.
 
Directions are for size 12 months size; changes for toddler size are in parentheses.
 
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ "Alpaca Love™": 1 skein each 3520 Peacock Feather A and 3620 Fern B.
 
Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].
6 Stitch markers; two ¾” buttons; yarn needle; matching sewing thread and needle.
 
GAUGE: 15 sts = 4"; 16 rows = 4" in sc. Rounds 1-5 = 3" across CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 
Hat Circumference = 14 (16)".
 
Special Abbreviations
inc (increase) = 2 sc in next sc.
dec (decrease) = [draw up a loop in next sc] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
 
Note: Do not cut colors but drop to wrong side until required on alternate rounds.
 
HAT
With A, ch 4; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc – 8 sc.
Round 2: With B, ch 1, inc in each sc around; join – 16 sc.
Round 3: With A, ch 1, [sc in sc, inc] 8 times; join – 24 sc.
Round 4: With B, ch 1, [sc in 2 sc, inc] 8 times; join – 32 sc.
Round 5: With A, ch 1, [sc in 3 sc, inc] 8 times; join – 40 sc.
Round 6: With B, ch 1, [sc in 4 sc, inc] 8 times; join – 48 sc.
Round 7: With A, ch 1, [sc in 5 sc, inc] 8 times; join – 56 sc.
 
12 Months Size Only-Round 8: With B, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join – 56 sc.
 
Toddler Size Only-Round 8: With B, ch 1, [sc in 6 sc, inc] 8 times; join – 64 sc.
 
Both Sizes-Rounds 9-25 (9-29): Continue to alternate color every round, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off after Round 25 (29).
 
 
EARFLAPS and FRONT FLAP
Beginning at center back joining, place markers for Earflaps at st 8, 21, 36, and 49 (9, 24, 41, and 56). Earflaps are worked between markers 8 and 21 (9 and 24) and between markers 36 and 49 (41 and 56).
 
Place different color markers for Front Flap at st 22 and 35 (25 and 40).
 
Left Earflap
Row 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in marked st 8 (9), sc to marked st 21 (24); turn – 14 (16) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, dec, sc to last two sc; dec – 12 (14) sts.
Rows 4- 11 (4-13): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 4 (5) times – 4 sc.
Row 12 (14): Ch 1, [dec] twice; turn – 2 sc.
Row 13 (15): Ch 1, dec – 1 sc.
Tie-Row 14 (16): Ch 14, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
 
Right Earflap
Row 1: Join A with sc in marked st 36 (41), sc to marked st 49 (56); turn – 14 (16) sc.
Rows 2-14 (2-16): Work same as for Left Earflap.
 
 
FRONT FLAP
Row 1: With right side facing, join A with sc in marked st 22 (25), sc to marked st 35 (40); turn – 14 (16) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 3-Buttonhole: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 8 (10) sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, sc in last sc; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across; turn – 14 (16) sc. Fasten off.
 
 
FINISHING
Fold Front Flap up. Sew buttons to hat under buttonholes of flap.
 
 
(4 Medium) STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Alpaca Love™” Art. T102 available in 3 oz (85 g); 132 yd (121 m) balls.
 
ABBREVIATIONS: A, B = color A, B; ch = chain; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.
 
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