Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Introducing the "Basic Crochet Earflap Hat" Pattern!!!!

The "Basic Crochet Earflap Hat" Pattern!!!!

( I think you will love this pattern and the adorable hats you can make from it!)

“Basic Earflap” Crochet Baby Hat
Earflap Hat

I am introducing this “Basic Earflap” Crochet Baby Hat Pattern today!!!  It is the basic crochet pattern from which very basic earflap hats can be made for boys and girls, infants to adults! It makes use of half double crochet and single crochet stitches!  You will find so many creative ways to use it!
It is also the basis for many hats that I will be introducing ….. starting tomorrow!  Those patterns include:
1.     “Peter Penguin”
2.     “Sammy Snowman”
3.     “Sparkle Penguin”
4.     “Minion”
5.     “Tiger”
6.     “Lion”
7.     and many, many more!!!

Here are some pictures of these fun crochet hat patterns!!!!






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


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)   (I used Lion Brand“Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends.)

***NOTE!!!  I tend to crochet loosely.  If you find that you crochet tighter, you may want to switch to a larger hook to get the correct size!

  
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 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:   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 each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 7 - 9:  Repeat Round 6.
Round 10: Ch 1.  1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 11:   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)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.



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 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 each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 8 - 10:  Repeat Round 7.
Round 11:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.  Join to first hdc with slip stitch. 
Round 12:   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)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.



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


Round 1:  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 6 hdc 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 each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 9 - 12:  Repeat Round 8.
Round 13:   Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 14:   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)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.



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 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: 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:  Ch 1.  Work 1 hdc in each stitch around.   Join to first hdc with slip stitch.
Round 10 - 16:  Repeat Round 9.  Ch 1.  DO NOT fasten off yarn.  Continue on to Earflap #1.

Earflaps:

Earflap #1

(Use Color A)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.



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 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: 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 - 16:  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)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.


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 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: 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 - 18:  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)
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)
****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:
Row 12:   (Use Color A)  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 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.





2 comments:

  1. Your hats are so adorable! Thank you for making them available , I hope to try making some hats soon. Linda Lonn

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  2. Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you!

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