Friday, 8 March 2013

Jack Skellington crochet hat ~ Pattern for the Eyes

example: eyes for the Jack Skellington crochet  hat

I have seen many Jack Skellington inspired crochet hats out there, and many use a simple round eye.  I felt it wasn't doing the character justice, so I had to design my own eyes for him.  This is what I came up with.  This eye shape can be manipulated during the finishing process as it is being sewn on to give it more depth.  Also,  pinching and sewing the hat crochet fabric around the eye, will make the brow and give the piece more depth.

Enjoy all!   :)

Using medium worsted weight yarn - Black
size 3.5 mm hook Size E (size down the hook  for smaller eyes or size up for larger)
Make 2



Abbriviations:
ch - chain
yoh - yarn over hook
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet (yoh, insert hook through stitch, yoh and draw up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook)
st - stitch
scdc - single crochet decrease (insert hook in stitch,draw up a loop, insert hook through next stitch draw up a loop - 3 loops on hook, yarn over hook (yoh) and draw through all 3 loops on hook, decreas made) 

Ch 2
  1. 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. ch 1 turn
  2. 2 sc in first st, 1 sc, 2sc in last st. ch 1 turn
  3. 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of next 3 st, 2 sc in last stitch (total 7 st). ch 1 turn
  4. 2 sc in first st, 5 sc across to last stitch, 2 sc in last stitch (total 9 st). ch 1 turn
  5. 1 sc in each stitch across. (9 st) ch 1 turn
  6. 2 sc in first st, 8 sc across. (10 st) ch 1 turn.
  7. 1 sc in each of next 9 st, 2 sc in last st. (11 st) ch 1 turn.
  8. 2 sc in first st, 10 sc across. (12 st) ch 1 turn
  9. 11 sc across, 2 sc in last st. (13 st) ch 1 turn
  10. 2 sc in first st, 12 sc across (14 st) ch 1 turn
  11. sc across (14 st) ch 1 turn
  12. sc across (14 st) ch 1 turn
  13. scdc (single crochet decrease) 10 sc across, scdc in last 2 st. (12 st) 
  14. scdc, 2 sc, 4 hdc, 2 sc, scdc.  (10 st) ch 1 turn
  15. dc in first st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 hdc,  1 sc, scdc. fasten off.