Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Crochet Football Earflap Hat FREE Pattern!!! Sizes 0 - 3 Months to Adult!

It is the middle of July and the temperatures should be in the 80's!  But, here in the Midwest, it has been a different story!  We are in the middle a very cool week in July!  It was 54 degrees here last night!  And, because of that, I started thinking of fall and the coming of football!  So.....here is my new free pattern so that we can all get ready for the real fall football season!  My pattern is made with Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" Yarn in two colors, Chocolate and Cream!


“Football Earflap Crochet Hat"

For Babies, Toddlers, Children, Teens and Adults!!!
Earflap Hat






The photographs and patterns included in this document are the property of Lakeview Cottage Kids.  Any reproduction, copying or sharing of this pattern is not allowed.  This pattern is for personal use only.  Items made using this pattern may be sold, but please give credit to Lakeview Cottage Kids.

Lakeview Cottage Kids
Copyright  2014


*****Be sure to check your gauge for this pattern!!!  I crochet loosely so you really need to check gauge and select the correct hook size to make this hat!!  Thanks!

Gauge for this Pattern:  6 hdc = 2 inches; 4 1/2 rows = 2 inches

  
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:
0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color A - Chocolate) (I used Lion Brand“Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Small amount of (#4) yarn  (Color B - Cream) (for stripes and laces)  (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice”)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)



Hat Pattern
Size:  0 – 3 months
Head Circumference:  13 – 14 inches
Hat Measurement:  11.5 – 13 inches
Hat Height:  5.5 – 6 inches

Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around   Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:  (Change back to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7 - 9:  Repeat Round 6.
Round 10:  (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc woth slip stitch.
Round 11:   (Change back to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.


Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 3 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.







Size 3 – 6 months
Head Circumference:  14 – 17 inches
Hat Measurement:  14.5 – 15 inches
Hat Height:  6.0 – 6.5 inches


Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6:   (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:   (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8 - 10:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 11:  (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 12:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.   Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 9 sc.   (10 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.   (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.

Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 5 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.


Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 3 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Size 6 - 12 months
Head Circumference:  16 - 19 inches
Hat Measurement:  16 – 18 inches
Hat Height:  7.0 – 7.5 inches


Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: (Change to Color B – Cream)   Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 12:  Repeat Round 8.
Round 13: (Change to Color B – Cream) Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 14:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 6 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 24-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 24-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 3 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Size 12 months – 3 years
Head Circumference:  18 - 20 inches
Hat Measurement:  17.5 – 18  inches
Hat Height:  7.5 - 8.0 inches


Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 hdc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7:   (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 13:  Repeat Round 8.  
Round 14: (Change to Color B – Cream) Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 15:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 6 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.


Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 4 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.



Size:  Child    3 years – 10 years
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  19.0 - 19.5 inches
Hat Height:  8.0 – 8.5 inches

Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8:  (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 - 15:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
 Round 16:  (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 17:   (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.



Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 6 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.


Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 4 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.




Size:  Teen /Adult
Head Circumference:  20 – 21.5 inches
Hat Measurement:  21.0  -  22.0 inches
Hat Height:  9.0 – 10.0 inches

Round 1:  (Using Color A - Chocolate)  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 1.  Work 7 hdc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first hdc.   (7 hdc)
Round 2:  Ch 1.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch and in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
(14 dc)
Round 3:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in first stitch.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 4:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 5:  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 6: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 5 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8: Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 6 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9:   (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  *Work 1 hdc in next 7 stitches.  Work 2 hdc in next stitch. *  Repeat from * to * around  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 11 - 16:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  
Round 17:   (Change to Color B – Cream)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 18:  (Change to Color A – Chocolate)  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.  Ch. 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A - Chocolate)
Row 1:.  (You should be working on the right side of the hat.)  Sc in same stitch as Ch 1.  Sc in next 11 sc.   (12 sc) Ch 1.   Turn.
Row 2: (You should now be working on wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 3:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 10 sc.  (10 sc) Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 4:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc, sc2tog.   (8 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 5:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 8 sc.  (8 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 6:   (You should be working on the wrong side of earflap.)   Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog.  (6 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 7:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 6 sc.  (6 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 8:   (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 9:  (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in next 4 sc.  (4 sc)  Ch 1.  Turn.
Row 10:  (You should be working on the wrong side of the earflap.)  Sc2tog, sc2tog.  (2 sc)  Ch 1. Turn.
Row 11:   (You should be working on the right side of the earflap.)  Sc in the first sc.   Ch 2.  (The Ch 2 will create the space for the braid to be attached to the hat.)  Sc in second sc.
Fasten off.


Earflap #2
(Use Color A - Chocolate)
****To determine placement of the second earflap, with right side out, fold hat so that first earflap is folded in half and you are looking at the front of the hat.  The first earflap will be on the left as you look at the hat.  From the fold on the right side of the flattened hat, count 6 stitches to the left (toward the center front of the hat).  Place a stitch marker in that stitch.  Attach yarn to that stitch.  Working on right side of hat and following directions for Earflap #1, complete Earflap #2.
Do Not Fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Edging for All Around Hat and Both Earflaps. 


Edging for All Around Hat and Earflaps:
(Use Color A - Chocolate)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:

Braid #1
Choose yarns in one or both of the two colors used in the hat.  In my example, I have used Color A – Chocolate only. 

1.     If using one color, cut 12 32-inch lengths of yarn.
2.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
3.     If using two colors, cut 6 32-inch lengths of yarn in each color.
4.     Place these together in one group.  (12 lengths)
5.     Fold the group in half. 
6.     With the right side of the earflap facing you and using your crochet hook,  pull the folded end of the yarn group through the Ch 2 space in the last row of sc at the bottom of the earflap.  Pull it from right side to wrong side.  Put the other end of the yarn group through the loop and pull tightly.  The group of yarns is now attached to the earflap.
7.     Because you folded the 12 yarn lengths in half, you now have 24 yarns to use to make your braid.  Divide the 24 into 3 groups of 8.  (You can decide how to divide up the colors.  You can just leave them random or divide as you wish.)  Braid the yarn until you get to 2 ½ inches from the end of the yarn. 
8.     Cut another length of yarn (in either color) and wrap 3 times around the braid.  Pull tight and knot twice to hold braid from unraveling.  Trim bottom of braid leaving approximately 2 inches of unbraided yarn below the knot. 

Braid #2
Repeat directions used to make Braid #1.


Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.

Laces

Using Color B – Cream and the yarn needle, sew the laces,  1 horizontal and 4 across.  (Refer to photograph for placement.)  Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends.