Monday, January 16, 2012

Angry Birds - Green Pig Pattern Notes

Angry Birds. It's a love/hate kind of thing. And those PIGS! Those pigs that laugh and taunt you just because you couldn't get that one last little piggy... You've got to try again. You MUST not let them beat you. You WILL get them. You DID IT! Then, with the next level it starts all over again. You play, you don't quite complete this level, then those nasty pigs laugh. Taunting you... You WILL get them.
My little one asked for a green pig hat this winter. But not just any pig, a KING pig. It was my Christmas present for him and BOY was he specific on the details! He's one lucky little boy that I love him so very much. I didn't have a pattern for one, nor did I want to BUY one. I didn't plan on making more than his AND I know that Rovio isn't too keen on people selling items made that resemble their characters. There's that whole "intellectual property" thing. Heck, if you were to come up with the idea, wouldn't you want to protect it, too?

What I'm going to give you are my pattern notes for making the pig details. Hey, I like to share! This is not a completed pattern for a hat. You may not put this together and SELL it as a completed pattern nor may you use these notes and pass them off as your own. That is a no-no. I have no control what you do with your completed items, but they really should be for personal use only.

Have you got your hooks ready? Skills required: (sc) single crochet; (hdc) half double crochet; (sl st) slip stitch; magic loop; invisible join. (Not sure how to do a magic loop or an invisible join? Check YouTube!)

For the hat, use your favorite crocheted hat pattern. This is your choice! If you don't have one, visit Ravelry.com or CrochetPatternCentral.com for one.

SNOUT: WW - Green yarn. Size I hook. (Make 2)
Ch 8.
(Round 1) 3 sc in 2nd st from hook. Sc in next 5 sts. 3 sc in last st. Do not join.
(Round 2) 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 5 sts. 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 5 sts.
(Round 3) Sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 9 sts. 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 6 sts. Finish with invisible join. Slip stitch two pieces together.

EARS: WW - Green and black yarn. Size I hook. (Make 2)
Step A.) Front of ear: Start with black. Magic loop, hdc 8 in loop. Change to green. Hdc 2 in each around. Finish with invisible join.
Step B.) Back of ear: Repeat stitch pattern for front, this time only using green. Slip stitch two pieces together. (This makes one ear.)

EYES: WW - White. Size G hook. (Make 2)
Magic loop, sc 8 in loop; 2 sc in each around. Finish with invisible join.

PUPILS: Sport weight - Black. Size E hook. (Make 2)
Magic loop, sc 8 in loop; 2 sc in each around. Finish with invisible join.

How are your sewing skills? Now grab a needle and thread and get to sewing all of your parts to the hat. ENJOY! I'd love to see your finished pig hats. Come back and post a link to your work below.

Oh, and I didn't forget about the crown. I'll have to work on those notes and post that for you as soon as possible. SQUAWK!

6 comments:

Danyel Pink said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Super cute!!

Mz. Q said...

What color of green yarn did u use? A name would be nice?

hoffee and a nuffin said...

Mz. Q,

I know I used a Vanna's yarn (Lion Brand) but I can't remember exactly WHICH green I used for this hat. Sweet Pea? Kelly? It was probably Kelly. It was so long ago. Choose which one looks best to you :)

Jenny Lynn said...

I was wondering if you could share how you made the crown? I searched your sure, but didn't find it. Thanks! And thank you for sharing this pattern! :)

Yanin said...

Hey! I love the pattern! But was wondering if you have the crown's?