Katie came home from school last week and announced, “I NEED a bear costume, not a full on proper bear costume, but STUFF!” Those of you with knowledge of ten year olds will know that the word STUFF is inserted into every sentence regardless of the context. Anyway, after much questioning I discovered what she actually required was some bear like features for the part she is playing in a performance this week.
So I sat down with my hook and yarn very late Monday night determined to create a pair of clip on bear ears and this is what I made….
The ears are actually very simple to make, you could change the colours and make polar bear ears etc. I am sharing my pattern with you so that you too can produce animal ears at very short notice. (instructions are written in UK Crochet terms)
You will need:
- Brown DK yarn 10g
- Cream DK yarn 5g
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- 2 hair clips
- Sewing needle and thread
Outer ear – make two
With brown yarn, make a magic loop.
Row 1: Ch1, 4dc into the loop, ch1, turn (ch1 is not counted as a stitch)
Row 2: 2dc into each dc, ch1, turn [8dc]
Row 3: *1dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end, ch1, turn [12dc]
Row 4: *2dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end, ch1, turn [16dc]
Row 5: *3dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end , ch1, turn [20dc]
Row 6: *4dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end, ch1, turn [24dc]
Row 7: *5dc, 2dc in next dc; rep from * to end , ch1, turn [28dc]
Pull magic loop closed
Work 12dc along bottom edge of ear, ch1 DO NOT TURN
1dc in each of the 28dc around the top of the ear, fasten off.
Inner ear – make two
With cream yarn, make a magic loop
Work as outer ear rows 1-5 [20dc]
Pull magic loop closed.
To make up:
Darn in ends
Sew inner ear to outer ear using image as a guide. Sew ear to hair clip.
Just like the Elves in the Shoemaker and the Elves, I hooked my way into the small hours and when they were complete I left them on the table for Katie to find in the morning….
I woke the next morning to find this note where I had left the ears.