Friday, February 6, 2015

FREE Pattern!!! "Turkey Earflap Hat" ENJOY!

This guy is pretty cute!  AND, great for boys, girls, babies, children, teens and adults!

I hope you like it!  Let me know your thoughts!  And, post pictures of your finished projects in the comments section!

Thanks!


“Turkey” Crochet Earflap Hat

 Turkey Hat, Child Animal Hat, Turkey Hat, Crochet Baby Hat, Winter Hat, Baby Hat, Newborn Hat, Child Hat








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

***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!

Materials Needed:
-  1 skein Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Color A – Silver Grey)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” for this hat.)
-  Small amount of White for Eyes
-  Small amount of each of the following colors  (One color for each of the Curly Feathers…Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust)
-  Small amount of Cranberry for Wattle
-  Small amount of Terracotta or Rust for Edging around hat
-  Small amount of Radiant Yellow or Radiant Orange for the Braids or Claw Ties
-  Small amount of Mustard or Radiant Yellow for the Beak
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Buttons  (For the Eyes)  Refer to pictures for options for eyes….black round buttons; colored flower buttons, or whatever you choose to add unique personality to your turkey!
-  2 Yarn Needles  (Large one used for working in loose yarn ends and smaller one for sewing eyes to hat.)

***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

(Use Silver Grey)
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 Silver Grey)
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 Silver Grey)

****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 Terracotta)

Row 12:   (Use Terracotta)  Sc in each stitch all the way around the hat.  Ch 1.  Fasten off.  Weave in all loose ends on hat.

Braids:
(Use Radiant Yellow or a combination of two colors that you choose)

Braid #1

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.

Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.



Crochet Eyes
(Use White)

Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye) or any shape button you choose!


Make 2 Eyes
(Use White)

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak
(Use Mustard, Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)

Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!

 



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.

Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***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!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Crochet Beak
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!




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.

Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***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!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.


Crochet Beak
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!



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.

Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***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!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.

Crochet Beak
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!





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.  (If you are making this hat for a child who is between 7 and 10, I would increase the number of rows in this step to 18.)

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.

Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.


Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***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!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult



Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!



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.


Claw Ties: 
(These can be substituted for the braids…..for that “real” turkey look!}

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my claw ties.  You can use either orange or yellow….. your choice.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing Claw Ties to hat.)

Claw #1
Chain 30.  Slip stitch in second chain from the hook.  Slip stitch in next 4 ch.  (This forms first claw.)  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms second claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Ch 6.  Slip stitch in next 5 chains.  (This forms third claw.)  Slip stitch in chain just above first claw.  Then slip stitch in each chain to end of row of chains, ending where your chain started.   

Claw #2
Repeat same as Claw #1.

Attach one claw to bottom of each earflap.  Work in loose ends.

Crochet Eyes


Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size eye works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

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  (White)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this eye.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  2 Yarn Needles  (One larger one used for working in loose yarn ends and a small one to sew on buttons.)
-  2 Black Buttons  (1 for each eye)

***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!

Make 2 Eyes

Eye #1
Round 1:  Using the “Magic Circle”, Ch 2.  (This counts as first dc.) Work 11 dc in the circle.  Join with slip stitch to top of first dc.   (12 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Work 1dc in same stitch as Ch 2.  Work 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to first dc with slip stitch.  Ch1 and fasten off, leaving a length of yarn about 14 inches long to sew the eye to the hat.
(24 dc)
Using the large yarn needle, work in the beginning end of the yarn.

Eye #2
Make exactly as Eye #1.

Refer to the picture of the hat for placement of the eyes.  Using a yarn needle, sew to front of hat.  Work yarn ends in.  Again referring to picture, place each button and sew in place using smaller needle that will fit through the holes in the button, and either a 12-inch length of black yarn (if you would like to match the button eyes) or white or a color to match the hat itself (if you would like a different look).  Fasten off and work the ends of the yarn into the hat.



Crochet Beak
Skill Level:  Easy
Size:  This size beak works for all of the hat sizes listed here.  Of course, you can vary the size by using different size hooks.  Your choice!!!

0 – 3 months, 3 – 6 months, 6 months – 12 months, 12 months – 3 years,  3 years - 10 years, Teen/Adult

Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Radiant Orange or Radiant Yellow)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for this beak.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing beak to hat.)

Row 1:  Ch 2.  Work 2 sc in second chain from hook.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (2 stitches)
Row 2:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 2 sc in second stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches)
Row 3:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (4 stitches).
Row 4:  Work 2 sc in first stitch.  Work 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches.  Work 2 sc in last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (6 stitches)
Row 5:  Work 1 sc in each stitch across.  Fasten off. 

Referring to photo, sew beak to hat.  Fasten off and work in loose ends.

Crochet Wattle
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  (Cranberry)   (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for the wattle.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 10.  Work 1 sc in second chain from the hook.  Sc in next 2 chains.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next chain.  Work 3 sc in the next chain.  Sc in next 3 chain.  Fasten off. 
Using yarn needle attach to side of beak.  (Either side is OK….you can choose the look you would like!)  The end of the wattle where you started and ended is where you should attach the wattle to hat.  Fasten off and work in the ends.



Curley Feathers
Materials Needed:
-  Small amount of Aran weight (#4) yarn  You will need 5 different colors   (Make one feather out of each of these colors:  Cranberry, Mustard, Chocolate, Honey, Terracotta or Rust}
 (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice Solids” for my feathers.)
-  Crochet Hook,  Size H/5.00 mm  (for all sizes)
-  Yarn Needle  (Used for working in loose yarn ends and sewing wattle to hat.)

Chain 22.  Work 4 sc in second chain from the hook and in each chain to the end.  (By doing this, your work will curl and form your “Curly Feather”.   Fasten off and leave approximately 10 inches of yarn to sew to hat.  Make 5 feathers.  Attach each feather separately to the top center of the hat.  Fasten off and work in your loose ends.

Finished!!!   Enjoy your adorable Turkey Hat!!!







14 comments:

  1. so adorable. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner! Thank you for sharing your pattern .

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  2. I love this! So going to make this for one lucky little girl. Thanks for the great pattern :)

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  3. You need a Pinterest button so I can pin this to my crochet boards! :)

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  4. Thank you for the pattern! This hat is the cutest turkey hat out there! Can't wait to see it on my grandson! Happy Holidays!

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  5. Very easy pattern. Thank you very much for the pattern

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  6. I made this for my baby grandson. Your pattern was very easy to follow and worked up quickly. Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. Approximately, how much yarn would be needed for an adult sized hat? I know this is a pretty old post, but I thought I would try :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing your pattern! I am trying to make the 3-10 year old size for my 8 year old sister, but it looks quite shallow. Do you have any pictures of how well they fit on a child's head?

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    1. Hi! 16 rows work pretty well for the 3 - 6 year olds, but if you are making it for an older child I would increase the rows to 18. In fact, I will write that into the pattern now. Please let me know how your hat turns out! Send a picture if you can! Greetings, Chris

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  9. Made the 'base' part of this hat last night for my 15 month old (size 12m-3y). Unfortunately it was WAY too small. I tend to crochet on the tighter size, but thought I'd be okay since the size range was up to 3 years. Will be restarting tonight with a larger hook and adding some more rows to the length and hopefully can get it to fit onto his head! I like to line mine with fleece too (we live in northern MN) so it needs to fit somewhat loosely! Cute pattern, will just need to modify it a bit to fit right. Thanks!

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  10. It's making a wonky seam. But frogging it all day! Over and over. Hate that seam. Any suggestions?

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  11. Thank you very much for sharing such an adorable pattern. I had an absolute blast working this up and made hats for a friends kids. This pattern just made a lot of people Smile. Thank you.

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