Hello crafty friends!
Today I have a cute little weekend project to share. A gnome ornament.
 
What do you need to make the gnome ornament?
Wool fluff for the beard, wooden bead for the nose,  DK (sport) yarn for the hat and with a 3.oo mm hook, and hot /silicone glue. 
 
Pattern to make the hat with the  following stitches:  chain (ch), slip stitch, (sl st), single crochet (sc), single crochet back loop only (slbo), half double crochet (hdc), half double two together (hdc2 tog). Ch2 at the end of row counts as a stitch.

Foundation and row 1 (we are making the ribbing on the hat): Ch5 and starting from the 2nd st from hook, sc1 in all (4). ch1 and turn work.
Rows 2-6: scblo in all sts. across. (4). Ch1 and turn work. The ribbing is done, now work the upper side (horizontally). Do not cut yarn because we are filling the ribbing horizontally. 
Row 1 : Ch2 (counts as the 1st hdc) and hdc1 in first row. Next, hdc1 in all vertical rows, but the last where you hdc2. (8) ch2 and turn work.
Row 2: Starting from 2nd st., hdc1 all (8). Ch2 and turn work.
Row 3: Starting from 2nd st., hdc2tog, hdc1 in next 2sts., hdc2tog, hdc1 in the last st. (6) Ch2 and turn work.
Row 4: Starting from 2nd st. hdc2 tog two times and hdc1 in last st. (2) Ch2 and hdc2tog with the last st (2). 
Chain 8 (or more if you like the loop to be bigger) and sl st in the last row (the body of the hat) to close the chained loop.
 
 

Cut strands of wool fluff and glue them under the hat. The length of such fluff beard depends on whether you like it long or short. Once that is glued, glue the bead in the middle of the beard, and mind that it is glued next to the hat. 

And that is it! You can experiment with different sizes of yarn. The pink hat in the pictures is made with DK yarn, while for the blue one I used sport yarn. 

If you like gnomes as much as I do, check this tutorial as well. 

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