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Getting Foxy in Dark

Getting Foxy

I’m always finding inspiration for my style of creations in the everyday surroundings. In the case of the Fox Hat, I was sitting watching a new series I had discovered on Netflix called “Dark”. I am always in search of a show I can watch on my own when the husband is away on a trip for work. I decided to try this one out; it looked quite intriguing. Unfortunately, as it happens sometimes, after watching the first episode, I realized the husband would enjoy this one as well and that I needed to save it for when we watched our shows together. I was right: He found it just as intriguing as I did. The show is a German Netflix original series, so you can either watch it with subtitles or dubbed. Both ways of viewing have their own flaws: subtitles go by so quickly because of the quick and sometimes extensive dialog you end up focusing so much on reading the dialog fast enough that you end up missing essential visuals while the dubbed version has some awkward translations. We decided to go with dubbed due to the complexity of the storyline and later we will watch it again with subtitles. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it especially if you enjoy suspenseful complex storylines with mystery, crime, and drama.

Anyway, a few episodes into the series, a young girl who is the focus of that particular episode is wearing the cutest fox hat! I studied the images and planned my design. I did a few things differently such as the ears having two layers sewn together so the back of the ear is orange rather than white center on both sides and only and orange outer trim.

For the yarns, I chose Premier Everyday Soft Worsted Heathers: Terracotta; Caron Simply Soft Tweeds: Off White; and Caron Simply Soft: Black.

I hope you enjoy making this hat for your loved ones as much as I did for my kids and myself! I couldn’t resist having one too!

 

Hooks:  5.0mm (hat) and 4.5mm (eyes and nose)

Child’s Size Sm and adult M / L

R1: Using Deborah Norville Yarn, Magic Circle then ch3, dc 11 around circle and close, join with sl st.

R2: Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around (24sts made incl ch3)

R3: Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc, 1dc, repeat from *, join w/sl st. (36sts)

R4: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2dc, dc in next 2, repeat from *, join w/sl st (48sts)

R5: Ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2dc, dc in next 3, repeat from *, join w/sl st (60sts)

R6: ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *2dc, dc in next 4, Repeat from *, join w/sl st (72sts)

*For Teen and adult sizes: Add 1 – 3 more increase rows. Then continue as follows.

R7: ch3, dc in next st, continue around to end, join w/sl st.

R8-13: Repeat R7

R14: ch3, dc in same st, dc to starting ch, 2dc in same st as starting ch, join w/sl st.

Try on at this point to double check fit. If you need to add more rows to get the on center of forehead between brows, do so without adding the increases.

R15: Draw up white dropping orange from hook but lace it through white sts as you go to avoid long thread of yarns on inside of hat, ch3, dc in same st, dc in next 14 sts drawing up orange on last st, drop white but lace through orange sts, dc until 15 sts remain drawing up white on last st of orange, drop orange but lace through white sts, dc until 1st remains, 2dc in last st.

R16: ch3, *continue to lace dropped yarn in current sts, dc in same st, dc in previous rows of white sts (15sts)  drawing up orange on last st, dc to white sts of previous row, drawing up white on last st of orange, drop orange (fasten off orange and sew in end as you go), dc until 1st remains, 2dc in last st.

R17: ch2, hdc in same st, hdc around in white only, until 1st remains, 2hdc in last st, join w/sl st. Fasten off.

Sew in ends.

Ears (make 2 of each)

Back of ear in orange: ch13, dc in 4th ch from hook to end, turn, ch3, 2dctog, dc until 2sts remain, 2dctog (9sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog, dc until 2sts, 2dctog (7sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog, dc, 2dctog 4sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog. Fasten off.

Inner ear in white: ch11, dc in 4th ch from hook to end (9sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog, dc until 2sts, 2dctog (7sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog, dc, 2dctog 4sts). Turn. Ch3, 2dctog. Fasten off.

Sew an inner ear to center bottom of an outer ear. Sew to side centers of hat.

 

Eyes (make 2)

Magic circle. Ch2, hdc 11 around circle. Join w/sl st. Ch1, 2sc in same st, 2sc in each st around. Join w/sl st. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

 

Nose

Magic circle. Ch3, dc 11 around circle. Join w/sl st. Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Attach eyes and nose to hat. Sew in all ends remaining.

 

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