After the Winnie the Pooh Mouse Ears, there was some voting as to which character I should make next. Eeyore won by a landslide. It would seem his is quite the lovable guy!
What was up for debate, however, was his coloring. The majority of voters, by a 16% margin believed that he should be blue and purple. However, outside of the general vote, I received a lot of messages stating that Eeyore's original colors were two shades of gray.
I'm a traditionalist when it comes to Disney, so I made mine in gray, but I included great color options with the same brand yarn, for making him in blue and purple!
Yarn Lion Brand Vanna's Choice:
Craft plastic headbands, 1-inch white tapered
3-dimensional Puffy Paint in Black
1, 12mm black button
Black thread and sewing needle
Soft bristle brush, or pet brush
Small amount of hairspray
Terms and abbreviations to know:
ch, chs - chain, chains
st, sts - stitch, stitches
rnd, rnds - rnd, rounds
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
inc - increase, 2 sc worked into the same st
dec - decrease, work 2 sts together to make 1 sts
Notes: The headband portion of this pattern is worked up into two parts, from the tapered ends to the wider middle, where they will be sewn together in a seamless way.
Also, please note that different yarns might require different amounts of rnds for meeting in the middle. The gray used for this pattern must be slightly thinner, because I needed to add 5 more rnds than the Winnie the Pooh headband, in order to get them to meet. Continue to try it on the headband as you crochet, and add rnds of 9 sts to the end as needed.
Chs throughout the ear patterns never count as sts. Always work the first st of the rnd into the same st as joining.
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Headband, in Silver Heather OR Dusty Purple, Make 2
**Special Note: Because keeping track of sts and rnds at the same time can be a struggle, I have included the total number of sts for each section where there are no increases, so all you need to do is count the sts, and not the rnds! Also, before each inc rnd, be sure to test out the fit on the headband. It will be tight, and it should be, but if you don't stretch it out a bit, as you go, it will be very difficult to fit on when finished.
Begin with magic ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
Rnds 2-8: sc in each st around; 6 sts (42 sts)
Rnd 9: inc, sc in next 5 sts; 7 sts
Rnds 10-16: sc in each st around; 7 sts (49 sts)
Rnd 17: inc, sc in next 6 sts; 8 sts
Rnds 18-24: sc in each st around; 8 sts (56 sts)
Rnd 25: inc, sc in next 7 sts; 9 sts
Rnds 26-40: sc in each st around; 9 sts (135 sts)
Put them on the opposite ends of the headband, pulling them to meet in the middle. Seamless sew them together (pictures below). But to seamlessly sew, you will be sewing into each st twice. Line them up so that the final sts of the rnds align with the first sts on the opposite side. Insert your hook into the first open st across from where the tail begins. Insert hook into same st on bottom, new st on top. Then new st on bottom, same st on top; same st on bottom, new st on top. Do this, always going through the same piece first, so that you're not going back and forth, but always start by going through the piece on the said where your tail began. Knot and weave in ends on the bottom side of the headband.
Ears in Silver Grey, Make 4
Each ear is made by joining two circles.
Begin with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in magic ring, join with sl st to first st; 8 sts
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to first st; 16 sts
Rnd 3: ch 1, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next sts)8x, join with sl st to first st; 24 sts
Rnd 4: ch 1, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts)8x, join with sl st to first st; 32 sts
Rnd 5: ch 1, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts)8x, join with sl st to first st; 40 sts
Rnd 6: ch 1, (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts)8x, join with sl st to first st; 48 sts
After the second piece, do not fasten off, but instead begin to sl st around your two pieces, to connect them, making a thicker ear. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Snout in Silver Heather
Row 1: turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; 18 sts
Row 2: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 7 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 7 sts; 16 sts
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 16 sts
Row 4: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 6 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 6 sts; 14 sts
Rows 5-6: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 14 sts
Row 7: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 5 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 5 sts; 12 sts
Row 8: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 4 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 4 sts; 10 sts
Row 9: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 3 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 3 sts; 8 sts
Row 10: ch 1 and turn, sc in next 2 sts, 2 dec, sc in next 2 sts; 6 sts
Row 11: ch 1 and turn, sc in next st, 2 dec, sc in next st; 4 sts
Row 12: ch 1 and turn, 2 dec; 2 sts
Fasten off, leaving a long ch for sewing. Sew onto the bottom half of one of the ears.
Using the Puffy Paint, create the face on the snout with the line down the center and the nostrils. Allow to dry more than 12 hours.
Hair over snout, in black
Row 1: turn and sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in last ch, ch 10; 5 sts, 10 chs
Row 2: turn and sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in last 3 chs, ch 7; 8 sts, 7 chs
Row 3: turn and sl st into 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in last ch; 5 sts
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew slightly off centered at the top of the ear, above the snout.
Tail, Silver Grey
Row 1: turn and sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc in all remaining chs; 28 sts
Rows 2-3: ch 1 and turn, sc in each st across; 28 sts
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Before attaching the tail:
Sew black button with black thread, to the end of your tail. Cut about 12, 12-inch long strands of black yarn. Untwist each strand, and separate into 4 thinner strands. Using your hook, attach the thinner groups of 4 to the opposite end of the tail from the button. Do this a few times, and with each row, brush them out, using a soft bristle brush or a pet brush.
Bow in Pink, Make 2
Row 1: turn and dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, sc in next 4 chs, loosely sl st in next 4 chs, sc in next 4 chs, hdc in next 3 chs, dc in last 2 chs; 22 sts
Row 2: ch 2 and turn, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, loosely sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st; 24 sts
Rows 3-6: ch 2 and turn, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, loosely sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in last 3 sts; 24 sts
Row 7: ch 2 and turn, dc dec, dc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 4 sts, loosely sl st in next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, dc dec; 22 sts
To assemble your headband takes some precision and patience. First attach the bow to the end of the tail, just below the tuft of hair. Trim the ends of the hair a bit if needed, and spray just a little, with some hair spray. Rub your fingers through it gently and style it to get it to stick up, coming to a slight point. Then attach the button end of the tail to the blank mouse ear. Just above and to the right of the center is good, but you may want to lay them out to test out the spacing, and make sure the tail comes up in the center. Be sure to test the spacing of everything out. My ears were approximately 4.5 inches from the bottom of the headband. I sewed the face ear on first. Then, sewed on the tail ear, with the tail turning toward the center. Then, I attached the bow, sewing it to the sides of each ear.
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