Buffalo Hat

Boo is also known as the “Tiny yellow buffalo” as she’s very much built like one – Giant hairy shoulders, wee tiny waist.

Needless to say, I HAD to make her a buffalo hat. HAD TO.

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She’s thrilled with it and so am I πŸ˜€

Main part is the same like in the Queen Hat, I just added horns instead of a crown and braids.

Horn Pattern

Material:

Worsted weight yarn (horn color)
4 mm crochet hook
Darning needle
Scissors
Material to stuff the horns (I used the extra yarn I cut off when I made the braids for her Queen hat, nothing gets wasted here :D)

Make 2:

  1. Magic loop, 4 sc into loop (4 st)
  2. 2 sc in each st (8 st)
  3. 1 sc in each st (8 st)
  4. 1 sc in each st (8 st)
  5. 2 sc in first two st, 1 sc in rest of st (10 st)
  6. 1 sc in each st (10 st)
  7. Repeat rows 5 and 6 until you’ve reached the desired length, end off but leave a strand long enough to sew onto hat… weave in beginning end, stuff horn, sew to main part, weave in end.

Again, if you’re going to crochet a hat, please consider making a donation to Boo’s rescue (they spent well over $2500 for her care thus far): Bully Buddies. Thank you!

I have visions of Easter bunny hat, unicorn hat and pig hat (she’s also known as “Trufflepig”) but that will have to wait as I’m about 2/3 done now with my Manta Hueco Zig Zag blanket and hope to finish it within the next two weeks.

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Chihuahua Queen Hat – Pattern

Given Boo’s age, some of her personality traits (not fond of other dogs/cats) and her heart murmur, she’s having a bit of a hard time finding her forever home especially since unfortunately there’s a gazillion other dogs sitting in shelters and rescues. Most people will sadly just overlook her so key is to try and put her in the spotlight so somebody will notice here. Silly pictures are a good way to get people’s attention.

My latest attempt:

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A hat fit for a Chihuahua Queen! Admit it – It made you laugh! Don’t you love her long braided locks? Her crown? The only thing that would have made this better would be fake gemstones attached to the crown.

It’s only the second time I’ve come up with my own pattern and I’m quite thrilled the way it came out! I even took notes so I can re-create it and share πŸ˜€ I wrote it so that it makes sense to *me* – I hope it makes sense to you too! If you try it, please let me know how it worked out!

Chihuahua Queen Hat – Pattern

It was custom made to fit Boo, she’s a Chihuahua and weighs 5.5 lbs

Material:

Main color – Worsted weight yarn in a color that closest matches your dog’s coat
Secondary color – Worsted weight yarn for crown
5.5 mm hook
Darning needle
Scissors
Measuring tape

Main part of hat (Main color):

  1. Magic loop, 10 hds into loop, sl st into first to join (10 st)
  2. Ch2, 2 hdc in each st, sl st in top of ch2 to join (20 st)
  3. Ch2, *1 hdc into st, 2 hdc into next st*, sl st in top of ch2 to join (30 st)
  4. Ch2, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 st, ch 16, skip 6 st, 1 hdc in each of the next 9 st, ch 16, skip 6 st, 1 hdc in next 4 st, sl st in top of ch2 to join (50 st)
  5. Ch2, 1 hdc in every st, sl st in top of ch2 to join (50 st)
  6. Β Ch 2, 1hdc in every st, sl st in top of ch2 to join (50 st)
  7. Ch2, 1 hdc in every st, sl st in top of ch2 to join (50 st)
  8. 1 sl st in the next 14 st, 1 hdc in the next 22 st, 1 sl st in the next 14 st, sl st into first sl st to join (50 st)
  9. 1 sl st in the next 14 st, 1 hdc in the next 22 st, 1 sl st in the next 14 st, sl st into first sl st to join (50 st)
  10. Cut yarn and pull through, weave in both ends.

Braids (Main color):

  1. Cut 24 x 24 in strands of yarn (12 strands per braid)
  2. Fold strand in half and weave into darning needle at closed end.
  3. Starting on the 11st from the seam at the back, work over the next 6 st to pull the 12 strands in total through (2 strands per st), pull strand through, put both open ends through the lop and tighten.
  4. Divide all strands into 3 x 8 and braid. Tie a tight knot and cut off end at desired length.
  5. Repeat for second braid.

Crown (Secondary color, worked in back loops):

  1. Ch 52, sl st into first to join circle (make sure not to twist chain), leave long tail to sew on later (52 st)
  2. Ch1, 1 sc in each st, sl st into ch1 to join (52 st)
  3. Ch1, 1 sc in each st, sl st into ch1 to join (52 st)
  4. Ch1, 1 sc in st, *1 sc in st, 1 dc in st, ch4, sl st into 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in st, 1 sc in st* repeat around, sl st in top of ch1, end off, weave in end.
  5. Sew crown onto main hat part using the long tail from the beginning

Optional (Main color):

If the hat doesn’t stay on the dog you can try the following – Attach yarn to hat underneath each braid, ch 50, end off, weave in ends. You can use these to gently tie together underneath the dog’s neck.

If you’re going to crochet a hat, please consider making a donation to Boo’s rescue (they spent well over $2500 for her care thus far): Bully Buddies