Thanksgiving Turkey Beanie
Materials: I used an L hook and a double strand of worsted weight brown yarn for the hat, plus smaller hooks (I & J) and orange, yellow, red, white and black worsted weight yarns for the rest.
Gauge: 5.5 st/2 in. for the hat
Hat: Magic ring, ch 1. Sc 2 in the ring, ch 5, sc in the ring, ch 5, sc 4 in the ring. You should have 7 sc and 2 loops. Tighten the ring. Increase by 7 each round for the next 4 rounds – you should have 35 sts at the end of round 5. Sc around for 11 more rounds. (16 rounds total)
Feathers: (double strand of orange or yellow with J hook) Ch 8. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 5 dc in last ch. Working on the other side, 2 dc in next ch, dc 2, hdc 3. Loosely sl st 3 across the bottom of the feather, sl st 4, sc 2, hdc 7, sc 2, sl st 4. Tie off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Make 11 feathers in alternating colors.
Beak: Round 1: (J hook, orange) Magic ring, ch 1. Sc 4 in the ring and tighten.
Rounds 2-6: *Sc in next (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) st, 2 sc in next* 2 times. (6, 8, 10, 12, 14 sts)
Round 7: sc in ea st around. Invisible join. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Gobbler: Row 1: (J hook, red) Ch 5. Sc 2 in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Work 2 sc in ea st across. Tie off. Sew one end to the side of the beak.
Eyes: Pupil: (I hook, dark brown or black) Magic ring, ch 1. Sc 6 in the ring and tighten. Join.
White: Magic ring, ch 1. Sc 6 in the ring and tighten. Work 2 sc in ea st around. *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next* around. *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next* around (18 sts). Invisible join. Leave a tail for sewing.
Assembly: Sew the beak 2 rows from the edge. Sew the eyes on a little wide and cross-eyed. Sew the feathers from the top of the hat (behind the loops) outward so that they reach from edge to edge.