Sunday, January 23, 2011

Free Pattern: Baby Earflap Hat - 3 months


Toddler size here.
9-12 month size here.
6-month size here.
Newborn size is here.
Premie size is here.

This is a 3-month size.  The twisted wool yarn is from a local yarn shop near my parents' house in PA.


Supplies:
5mm hook
About ¼ skein worsted weight yarn (I used a variegated wool)

Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Sc dec – single crochet decrease

Special instructions:
Sc dec – Pull up a loop in each stitch indicated, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions:
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3, dc 10, pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 3
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc each ch around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3.  (40)
Round 5: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc,  dc in next 7 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (45 dc)
Round 6-10: Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. Do not finish off.

First Earflap: 
Ch 1
Rows 1-2: sc 10, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc 8, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc 6, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc dec over first two sc, sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Sc dec over two sc.   Finish off.

Second Earflap:
Join yarn to approx. the 15th stitch from the side opposite side of the joining chs. Ch 1.
Rows 1-2: sc 10, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc 8, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc 6, ch 1, turn.
Row 7: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc dec over first two sc, sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Sc dec over two sc.   Do not finish off.


Finishing:
Loosely crab stitch around the sides of the earflaps and the edge of the hat (in the point of each earflap, crab stitch two times).  Finish off, weave in ends.

Braided Strings:
Cut 12 pieces of yarn, about 16 in long.
Take six pieces of yarn together. Put hook through loop on the tip of the earflap, from the inside out. Pull a loop of the yarns through, and pull the tail end through the loop. With three groups of four strands of yarn, braid. When the braid is about 4 in long, tie a knot at the end, trim fringe to desired length.


©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

53 comments:

  1. I think I'm going to try making this one, although I was looking for something with frills, I like this pattern!

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  2. hi
    iam not really following the ear flaps how can you go from 10 to 8 with two down on each side ?
    help please

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  3. Hi. I found a mistake in the earflaps - I've edited it, and maybe that will help. Also, if you are doing a sc dec, that will turn two sc into one sc, so two down on each side is really two on each side turning into one on each side. Does that make sense?

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  4. I just made this for my little guy who is due to arrive in June. Thanks so much for the pattern I love it. SO cute!!

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  5. I just made this for my nephew that is due in may. I love it so much I featured it on my blog :) www.jugglingmama.com thanks so much I love it! I am looking for a good adult version any ideas?

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  6. Hi Alli :) I am desperately looking for a pattern like this but as an animal earflap for a baby boy. My niece saw one and loved it and I thought I would crochet one for her as a surprise. Can I use this as a base pattern?

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  7. Cassie, if you can't find a pattern for one you like, you have two options. 1-use this (or any) earflap hat pattern as a base, then either make up or find ears, eyes, nose, or whatever you want to add and just add it to the hat. 2-find an animal hat you like and add earflaps. You can use the basic concept in this pattern to add earflaps to any hat. Good luck!!

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  8. Hello Alli,
    I love your patterns. A month ago I printed out Baby Ear flap pattern but it said 0-3 months. And I lost that pattern so I printed out a new one. I made a new one for my friend's daughter with the second print out but it looks a lot smaller than the original one I made with the older pattern I printed out. I compared the size to a newborn beanie I made. Was the pattern changed?
    thanks,
    Syl

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  9. Now that I think about it...maybe I used a different size hook?
    thanks,
    syl

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  10. I just made this darling hat for my little man who is coming in a few weeks. Thank you Thank you! for the pattern :) So nice of you to share!

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  11. i only knit, but your hats are very beautiful-i like that the flaps blend with the rest of the hat and do not stick out under the edges-------you have done a fabulous job of creating something lovely

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  12. Oh I love this! I made one for my friend's baby, who is coming very soon soon & I posted it on my blog. (http://jennyigloo.blogspot.com)

    I also gave a shot at your bear hat pattern. So great. All of these patterns are adorable, thank you so much for sharing them! :)

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  13. Hi, JW if in the instructions, the last line (round 5-9) should be rounds 6-10 since the previous round was round 5. Or would it be rounds 6-9? Are there 10 rounds total, or 9 rounds? Thanks, and I absolutely love this pattern!!!
    -Cierra

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  14. Thanks for catching that! I fixed it. :)

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  15. Hi, this hat looks so cute! I was wondering if there was some way it could be edited to fit a 4-5 month old or if the pattern as it is would work? My aunt asked if I would make an earflap hat for my cousin (her daughter:) Any way, very cute hat :)

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  16. I've made this hat twice since I seem to be gaining nieces and nephews by the week. It's adorable in every color for both boys and girls. Thanks for posting this!

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  17. UGH thank you SO MUCH for posting these patterns!! I have been looking for the perfect baby earflap hat pattern that is free. THIS IS WHERE TO FIND THEM!! Thanks again!

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  18. Thanks for posting these patterns! I had a HUGE library of baby patterns (40+ years worth) that I let a friend borrow and never got back. Lesson learned!!! Thank you for being so generous!

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  19. Do you have this pattern for a toddler and youth ?

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  20. Thanks for the great pattern. At the end of Row 8 on the earflaps, should it say Ch1 and turn? Or no chain and just turn?

    Thanks.

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  21. You're right. I changed it. :)

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  22. I have made this hat for my daughter and LOVE it and I want one how would you increase the stitches to make one for an adult?

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  23. Check out the "Size Information" link at the top of the blog.

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  24. Made it for my new grandson.Simple and quick!

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  25. Thank you so much for the pattern, the hat looks adorable. I feel like I am missing something with the counts though? I keep ending up with extra stitches. Does the chain 3 count as a DC, or do I do 10 DC's AND the chain 3? (like in the second round). Hope I'm making sense. Thank you!!

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  26. I agree with Darcy, I also seem to have Extra stitches and it's creating a gap. I would like a clarification about the ch 3 also.

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  27. Darcy and Anon,
    The ch-3 does not count as a dc. Do not do 2 dcs in the joining ch 3. Just leave it for joining only. The gap is because the joining chains do not look like dcs. It is visible, but if you are chaining tightly and joining tightly, it should not be noticeable when the project is finished. You can see my seam in the close-up picture above. Hopefully that will help.
    Alli

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  28. Hi there,

    I was wondering if you could tell me what brand of yarn and colour you were using?

    Thanks so much,

    Katie

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  29. Katie,
    This is a tan and white twisted wool from a Little Yarn Shop near Philadelphia, PA. I bought it last year, and I don't remember the brand. Sorry!
    Alli

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  30. Just whipped one of these up---super easy (great directions)! Now, one more to go--for my twin grandsons. Thanks

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  31. Thank you for posting this! I cannot wait to try it! So many people charge for patterns and I do not think that is fair so Thanks again! :)

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  32. Thank u soo much for this cute little hat! The instructions were easy to follow and i made this hat in less than 2 hours!

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  33. for each of the ch3 at the beginning of each row, it should only be a ch2. I did the 1st fwe rows with ch3 and there's huge gaps. The last few rows with 2 and it was blended perfectly. I should've though of the 2 for double earlier, but I just learned to crochet last month and I haven't worked a pattern in a week, so it didn't kick in right away. It's definitely obvious, and the solution to that is to ch2, NOT ch3.
    Otherwise this is ADORABLE! Thank you SO much! =)

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  34. Thanks for your comment, Dawn. I stick to ch-3s because that's how many chains equal a dc. The hat turns out neater for me with ch-3s. If ch-2s make a neater hat for you, then go with that!

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  35. Just wanted to say Thanks for these hat patterns are so easy and fast.. But I wanted to ask about the copy right I used this pattern kinda like a base for a really cute bunny hat I made a lot of modifications like a couple extra rows no earflaps and of course bunny ears and such.. If I wanted to share this can I? or is it considered Copy right?

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  36. I would appreciate it if you would just link to the part of the hat that you used my pattern for and just publish the modifications. I did that in this pattern: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2010/11/free-pattern-kid-sized-potholder.html
    Thanks for asking!

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  37. I want to personally thank you for providing such lovely free patterns! I appreciate all the work that goes into producing these :) Thankyou!! Im making this hat today!

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  38. thank you so much! I just love your patterns and you make such nifty things!

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  39. A single crochet decrease stitch is
    Insert into indicated stitch YO pull up a loop (2 loops on hook)
    Insert into next stitch YO pull through stitch and through all loops on hook

    The special instructions on here is actually a single crochet

    Hope that helps some people!
    -NP

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    1. Thanks! I was thinking the same thing and it kept confusing me!

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  40. Thank you thank you for this wonderful pattern! It is perfect, and doesn't take long at all to whip up!

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  41. I love your patterns! I am making this one but can't get my crab stitch to look like it wraps around the edge. I've watched the videos and still nothing. Any suggestions for a lefty?

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  42. Hi! Thanks for sharing your patterns, I am trying to make this hat, and I am bit confused by the magic ring start; Do I do 10DC straight away in my magic ring or do I do a magic ring of 10 stitches then add the 10DC onto those? Many thanks, I'm new to all this!

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  43. Make a magic ring and make 10 dcs in the ring. Pull it tight, join the stitches, and move on to Round 2. :)

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  44. Thank you so much for this pattern. It was so easy to make and I finished it in a couple of hours.

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  45. I love this pattern, but I am want it to be a little chunkier. If I wanted to use 2 strings of yarn to make it thicker what size hook do you recommend and should I alter the pattern to hdc instead of dc?

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  46. Does anyone have the measurements of this hat finished?

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  47. I have made several of these in theast few weeks for little ones arriving this spring. I crochet hats for the newborn nursery and for chemo patients so I've made more than I can count in my lifetime. This is by far my favorite pattern for kids. Simply precious! Thanks for sharing

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