Thursday, 17 December 2015

League of Legends inspired Poro Hat - Free Pattern

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What is a poro?

"Born out of love, blinded by glee

Innocent, pure, magic and free,

Faithful, trusting; often naïve,

soft, furry; their hearts hold a key."


It's the cutest creature that roams the Howling Abyss map of League of Legends and they are equal parts of truth, valor and innocence. Being a gamer and especially a League of Legends fan, I fell in love with these fluffy little creatures on sight!

In case you are not familiar with them you can find a bit info in LoL wikia.

I was home knitting on the sofa the other day and my boyfriend Daniel was playing LoL. I wanted to join but Christmas gift-making comes first. And then it hit me. I should combine my love of crafts with my love for LoL, and what is a better start than a Poro Hat???



You will need:

50-120 gr super bulky yarn in white, ecru or very light blue color (I used Drops Eskimo)
10 gr super bulky yarn in brown for the horns
Scraps of DK / worsted weight yarn for the eyes and the tongue
6 mm hook
3-4 mm hook for eyes/tongue
Scraps of yarn for braids
Scissors
Tapestry needle 

Level: easy

Sizes: toddler, (child, adult)
Abbreviations (US)

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
scd - single crochet decrease

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Begin hat for all sizes:

Make a magic ring, ch2 and make  10 dc in the loop, sl stitch to the top of the first stitch, ch 2. 
Row 1:  2 dc in each stitch, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2. (20 dc)
Row 2:  *2 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch* repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st,
ch 2. (30 dc)
Row 3:  *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st,
ch 2. (40 dc)
Row 4:  *2 dc in the first st, 1 dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st,
ch 2. (50 dc)

Child only: 
Row 5: * 2 dc in the first stitch, 1 dc in the next 9 stitches* repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st (55 dc).

Adult only:
Row 5:  2 DC in the first st, 1 DC in the next 4 sts, repeat around, sl st to the top of the first st, ch 2 (60 DC).  

All sizes finish off hat by:  1 dc in each st around, sl st to the top of the first stitch for 6 (6, 7) rows.







Ear flaps:

Row 1: sc in the next 10 (12, 12) stitches, ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: scd in the first 2 stitches, 1 SC in the next 6 (8, 8) stitches, scd in the last two stitches, ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: sc across the 8 (10, 10) stitches, ch 1 and turn.
Row 4: scd in the first 2 stitches, 1 sc in the next 4 (6,6) stitches, scd in the last two stitches, ch 1 turn.
Row 5: sc across the 6 (8, 8) stitches, ch 1 and turn.
Row 6: scd in the first 2 stitches, 1 sc in the next 2 (4, 4) stitches, scd in the last two stitches, ch 1 turn.
Row 7: sc across the 4 (6,6) stitches, ch 1 and turn.

Toddler:
Row 8: make two scd stitches, ch 1 turn.
Row 9: make one scd and tie off and weave in the end. 


Child and Adult:
Row 8:  scd in the first 2 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, scd in the last two sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 9:  sc across the 4 sts, ch 1 and turn.
Row 10: make 2 scd, ch 1 and turn.
Row 11: scd, tie off and weave in the end.  


Count 18 (22, 26) stitches across the front and start the second ear flap.

Finish the hat by sc across the whole bottom of the hat, starting at the tip of the earflap. 

Cut yarn of your color choice to make braids for the earflaps. I use 6 white and 3 brown strands for each braid. If you don’t how to do this youtube has a lot tutorials! 



Horns:


Make a Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 Sc inside the ring. Continue sc in rounds without joining. 
Row 1: sc in each stitch around (4 SC)
Row 2: *2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch* repeat till end of row (6 SC)
Row 3: sc in each stitch around (6 SC)
Row 4: *2 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next stitches*, repeat around (8 SC)
Row 5: sc in each stitch around (8 SC)
Row 8: *2 sc in first stitch, 3 sc in next stitches*, repeat around (10 SC)
Row 7: sc in each stitch around (10 SC)
Row 8: *2 sc in first stitch, 4 sc in next stitches*, repeat around (12 SC)
Row 9: sc in each stitch around (12 SC)




Eyes & Tongue:

Chain 6
Row 1: 1 sc in 4 stitches, 3 sc in 5th stitch, place marker, 3 sc more in 5th stitch, continue working the back loops of the chain by 1 sc in each 4 remaining stitches, ch 1 and turn (14 stitches)
Row 2: sc until 1 stitch before marker, 2 sc at stitch before marker, 2 sc at stitch after marker, sc until end of the row (16 stitches).


Continue working like the second row until you have an appropriate size for your hat. Then sl st all around to even the edges, break yarn and weave in ends.

For the white part of the eyes I just took white yarn and sew it with a tapestry needle.


Assemble your hat and have fun wearing it.

Poros in some cases have mustaches so feel free to add one if you like!

Share your projects at Instagram #porohat #garterstitchwitch (@Olymp1a) and at my Ravelry forum!


Any items made with this pattern can be sold but I would kindly ask for a link back to the blog or/and my ravelry profile. Also, if you want to share the pattern please do so by providing a link to my blog or Ravelry profile, whether this is Facebook, Pinterest or your blog and DO NOT copy the pattern.

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