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Tuxedosam and his tiny hat!

25 Sep

Happy Thursday!

Have you started on making your own Tuxedosam from our all-new pattern in Hello Kitty Crochet?

Tell me how you like the updated design!

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If you’re finding it a tad challenging to make the tubby guy’s hat, please do refer to this pattern instead:

 

Tuxedosam’s hat:

With white yarn:

Round 1: 5 sc in magic circle {5}.

Round 2: Inc each sc around {10}.

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 5 times {15}.

Round 4 – 6: Sc in each sc around {15}.

Round 7: Inc in each sc around {30}.

Round 8: Inv dec all around {15}.

Change yarn colour to navy. Leave a long white yarn end for sewing later.

Round 8: Inc in each sc around {30}.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Tuxedosam by amiguruMEI

Yay!

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10 Responses to “Tuxedosam and his tiny hat!”

  1. Hijinks Crochet September 26, 2014 at 3:12 am #

    It’s so cute! I really want the Hello Kitty Crochet book!

  2. Barbie October 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Hi Mei! I have a technical question. Please forgive me if it has already been addressed in your blog. I haven’t had time to read lately, as we brought our son to college! 🙂 I pre-ordered your book from Amazon & started crocheting the moment it arrived! I’ve done a bunch of your patterns, and came to Tuxedo Sam…but the tummy you refer to (with the magic circle) is not the white tummy you show in your Tuxedo Sam. I see that has rows of sc, not a mc. Can you share the pattern that you show in your example so that my Tuxedo Sam can look like yours? I’m finished with him except for his new tummy! I will post a photo of him on my Instagram & tag you after I’m done! 🙂 May thanks, I will leave my email in the info form! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome book – you rock as usual!

    • amigurumei October 2, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

      Hey Barbie! Thanks for the lovely words! I’m not quite sure what you mean but maybe it has to do flattening the tummy piece. Do crochet as per the pattern given and then when you finish, simply flatten the piece with your fingers — it should look like a bell sort of shape 🙂 see if this works!

      • Barbie October 3, 2014 at 3:25 am #

        Thanks for your reply Mei…I think I can explain better…your book pattern cited a magic ring & circular sc, but your doll example in photographs has a tuxedo front crocheted in rows – not from ring. I already made the pattern as written & I do not have a problem with it being flat. My issue is that the piece is not in rows & I love your doll most. I can email you photos of what I mean. I can do it myself, and make it look like yours, but I wanted to let you know that the pattern doesn’t reflect your doll as photographed. I do adore it & have already made 5 or 6 of your book patterns! LOVE! I wish I could post a pic here! 🙂 I’m going to Instagram them once I finish!

      • amigurumei October 3, 2014 at 9:13 am #

        Hey Barbie! Tuxedosam’s tummy does look like it’s crocheted in rows, but it actually uses the magic ring crocheting in the round technique. When you finish the piece, instead of stuffing it as normal, try flatenning/collapsing the entire piece onto itself. Perhaps hold the piece in your palm, with the opening facing downwards, then place your other palm on top of it — you should see the shape come to form 🙂 it’s much like when you crochet ears for cats and bears, their ears are usually crocheted in the round and then flattened before being sewn on. Tuxedosam’s tummy protrudes a tiny bit because of this, and the piece is sewn on with backstitches 🙂 see if this works!

  3. Barbie October 3, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Just wanted to add that I reshaped the circular pattern & fit it in the same way as the rows & quite like it! Thanks also for the hat clarification bc I was going to ask how to go from 10st in white to 16st in navy. Thanks for the update on ur blog! Looking great! 😊 can’t wait to share!

  4. Katie October 29, 2014 at 12:31 am #

    I’m having trouble with the bowtie/bow instructions. it says “sc4, 3sc in last stitch” which by my count would leave 7 stitches. but the next instruction is “sc9, 3sc in last stitch” which would need 10 stitches to stitch into. is this a typo or am i missing something?

    • amigurumei October 29, 2014 at 1:14 am #

      Hey Katie, the bow is crocheted as an oval, so you would need 9 stitches to get all the way around to the other side. After the first row, try rotating your work instead of turning it 🙂 hope that helps! I’ll try to do a video tutorial soon!

  5. Lavinia April 7, 2015 at 11:49 am #

    Hi amigurumei

    May I ask where do you purchased your eye 4.5mm oval beads and the pink 4mm braids. I can’t find them in Singapore. Thanks

    • amigurumei May 29, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Hi Lavinia! I bought the oval beads from Etsy and the brads from a local craft store (Art Friend).

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