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Cast on 4-4-5 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with orange.
Work in stockinette st back and forth with 1 edge st K in each side (1st row = WS). On next row from RS inc 1 st in each side by making 1 YO inside 1 edge st, on next row P YO twisted to avoid hole. Inc like this every row from RS 3 more times = 12-12-13 sts in total on row. REMEMBER THE GAUGE!
Continue in stockinette st until flap measures 6-7-8 cm / 2½"-2 3/4"-3", finish with a row from WS. Put piece aside and knit another ear flap.
Cast on 3 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm / US 11 with orange.
Work in stockinette st back and forth. On first row (= RS) inc 2 sts by making 1 YO inside 1 st in each side = 5 sts on row. P YOs twisted on next row to avoid holes. Inc 1 more time the same way = 7 sts in total on row, finish with a row from WS. Put piece aside.
Work one ear flap on to circular needle size 8 mm / US 11 with orange, cast on 8-10-11 new sts (= back) and work the other ear flap on to same needle = 32-34-37 sts turn. P next row from WS, turn.
Continue with stockinette st back and forth with 1 edge st in garter st - AT THE SAME TIME on next row from RS, inc 1 st in each side inside edge st. Repeat inc 1 more time = 36-38-41 sts, at the end of row from RS, cast on 3-4-5 sts mid front, work snout (= 7 sts) on to same needle, cast on 3-4-5 sts = 49-53-58 sts. NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!
Join and work hat in stockinette st in the round until piece measures 10-12-13 cm / 4"-4 3/4"-5".
Now insert 6 markers in the piece as follows:
3/5 years: 8-8-8-8-8-9 sts between each.
6/9 years: 8-9-9-9-9-9 sts between each.
10/12 years: 10-9-10-10-9-10 sts between each.
Then dec 1 st by K 2 tog after every marker every other round 4-4-5 times in total and then every round 3 more times = 7-11-10 sts remain on needle.
Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten.
Hat measures approx. 17-19-22 cm / 6 3/4"-7½"-8 3/4" from mid front and up to top.
Crochet with hook size 7 mm/K or L with off white.
Beg where snout has been worked on and work as follows down the left side: 1 sc, * ch 2, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* around one ear flap, along edge at the back of neck, around the last ear flap and to snout. Switch to black and ch 1, * work 1 sc, skip approx. 1 cm / ½'', ch 1 *, repeat from *-* until beg of round.
Finish with 1 sc and 1 sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Worked back and forth bottom up.
ROW 1: Ch 11 on hook size 7 mm/K or L with off white.
ROW 2: Beg in 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in each of the next 10 ch. Turn piece.
ROW 3: Skip first sc, then work 9 sc, turn piece.
ROW 4: Skip first sc, then work 8 sc, turn piece.
ROW 5: Skip first sc, then work 7 sc, turn piece.
ROW 6: Skip first sc, then work 6 sc, turn piece.
ROW 7: Skip first sc, then work 5 sc, turn piece.
ROW 8: Skip first sc, then work 4 sc, turn piece.
ROW 9: Skip first sc, then work 3 sc, turn piece.
ROW 10: Skip first sc, then work 2 sc.
Work 1 more ear in off white and work 2 pieces in orange.
Worked in the round in a circle. Ch 4 on hook size 7 mm/K or L with off white and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in ch-ring.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc the entire round = 12 sc.
Work another eye.
Worked in the round in a circle. Ch 3 on hook size 7 mm/K or L with black and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: Work 4 sc in ch-ring.
Work another eye.
Fasten eye 2 on eye 1, fasten eyes at the front of hat.
Place one white and one orange ear tog and work them tog with orange as follows: Hold the off white ear towards you and beg at the bottom of ear.
Work sc through both layers up towards top and down on the other side (approx. 16 sc). Leave the bottom open and place ears with off white at the front approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' from the top on each side of hat. Fasten it so that the 2 sides of ear are approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' apart (so that ear is fuller).
Repeat on the other ear.