Sunday, February 27, 2011

Free Pattern: Baby Earflap Hat - Newborn


NOTE: In an effort to standardize my hat sizes, I revamped this pattern.  This one should fit newborns a little better.  I am keeping the old version available here, in case anyone still wants access to it.

The toddler size is here.
The 9-12 month size is here.
The 6-month size is here. 
The 3-month size is here.
The premie size is here.


Supplies:
Less than ¼ skein worsted weight yarn (I used two colors, Full O Sheep, and a sport weight wool for edging)
5mm (H/8) hook

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:
(ch-3 does not count as dc)
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  10 dc inside ring.  Pull ring tight.  Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3.  2 dc in each dc around. (20 dc) Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  (30 dc) Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  (40 dc) Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Rounds 5-9: Ch 3.  Dc in each dc around.  (40 dc)  Join to the top ch of ch 3.
At the end of round 9, do not finish off.

Earflap 1:
Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in next 10 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (8 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (6 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (4 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over two sc.  Finish off.

Earflap 2:  Attach yarn 7 stitches over on the other side of the seam.  (smaller opening for the back of the hat)

Row 1: Ch 1. Sc in next 10 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (8 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (6 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (4 sc)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over two sc.  Do not finish off.



(Optional) Edging:
Loosely crab stitch around edges of earflaps and hat, making two stitches in the point of each earflap.  (The hat should still stretch to at least 14".  If it doesn't try using a larger hook to crab stitch, replace with a row of scs, or just leave it off.)  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 (or desired length,) tie a knot at the end, trim fringe to desired length.  Repeat for second earflap.



Loopy Six-Petal Flower:

Supplies:
Small amounts worsted weight yarn, 2 colors.
5mm (H/8) hook
Opt tapestry needle for sewing

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3.  Inside ring, 11 dc.  Pull ring tight, sl st in top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 6, skip one dc, sl st in next dc.  Repeat around, finishing in the base of the original ch 6.
Round 3: Inside each ch-6 loop, 8 sc.  (Don't sl st in between, just move on to the next sc.)  Finish off with long tail for sewing.

Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 1.  Inside ring, 11 sc.  Pull ring almost tight, sl st in first sc.
Round 2: Ch 4, skip one sc, sl st in next sc.  Repeat around, finishing in base of original ch 4.
Round 3: Inside each ch-4 loop, 6 sc.  (Don't sl st in between, just move on to the next sc.)  Finish off with long tail for sewing.

Sew flowers together with petals staggered.

Leave ends free to tie on to hat.  Weave in or leave strings tied in a bow so you can switch it out with something else.

©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.

105 comments:

  1. Alli...I just discovered your blog and crochet patterns...LOVE them! I just used this pattern to make a pumpkin hat for my sister-in-law who is due in October!...I will send you a pic as soon as I take one...
    thanks for the patterns!
    ~Kiera
    http://chambersmade.blogspot.com

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  2. I made this hat today and I LOVE it!!! I am making another this evening for a set of twin boys I will be photographing this week. Your instructions were so easy to follow(this was only my second attempt at crocheting anything!).I'm going to try the little bear hat next! THANK YOU!!!!

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  3. I just discovered your blog and as a newborn photographer AND crocheter, you are now my new favorite crochet blog! I also create my own pattern (not publish) but sometimes others ideas are inspiring.

    Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see what's coming next

    Karine

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  4. Hi Alli. You have so many wonderful pattern! I would love to feature you in April at Tangled Happy. So glad you left a comment or I may have never found you. Let me know which patterns you would like to have featured the most and I be happy to share them. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations! :)

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  5. I am knew to crochet so I am still learning how to read patterns. This pattern is adorable so I started and automatically got lost when I read (Magic Ring, ch 3. 12 dc. Join to the top ch of ch 3.) I mastered the Magic Ring and the 12 dc but join where? What is ch 3? chain 3...Please help! :)

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    1. you chain 3 first, then you double crochet in the maic ring 12 times, after that you're going to join to the top of ch 3. When i firs started crocheting it helped me to put a bobby pin in the stitch i was going to join. Hope this helps. you can also find youtube videos that will teach you how to crochet if you are more of a visual person.

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  6. Make sure you know how to use the magic ring by clicking on the link. Inside your magic ring, you ch 3 before your first dc. When you've done all 12 dcs, join to the last ch you made (it's at the top, next to the loops where you will build on your dcs).

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  7. Alli,
    Thanks for the really cute hat. Hopefully, I can add it to my etsy shop when I get some finished. I will link to your blog or if you have a website, let me know.
    http://nrbdesigns.blogspot.com/
    www.nrbdesigns.etsy.com
    thanks again. Love it.
    Nancy

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  8. Hey, Alli, i just made this hat based on your pattern and i love how it turn out, a super cute hat. Thank you very very much for this. I thought you might wanna take a quick peek, here's the link; http://her.web.id/?p=325

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  9. Eva, it's adorable! I'm sure your friend will love it, no matter when it fits the baby. :)

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  10. I started out crocheting with this pattern about a month ago. Now I can't stop thinking about yarn and baby hats! Thank you so much for your inspiration and your wonderful patterns. Your talent and generosity are greatly appreciated!
    Patty

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  11. I used your pattern to make an owl hat for my cousin, it turned out soo cute! Do you have a pattern in it for a 1 year old?

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  12. loved the hats. but when i printed the patterns the dark bluebackground made it all but impossible to read. anyway you could ditch the dark background and repost for printing. i have two new grandbabies coming in the fall, would love to make for them. thks lucinda

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  13. Lucinda, on my computer the background looks light blue. You could try to copy and paste the pattern to a document and print it that way. Sorry it's not working for you! If you can't get it to work, email allicraftsblog@gmail.com and I'll send you a copy of it with a white background. Congratulations on the grandbabies!

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  14. Hi Alli, Does this sound about right, i made this hat and ended up being 5 inches tall and 6 inches across while lying flat?

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  15. Copying these instructions and pasting onto a document works great. I love this hat! I have been looking for this type of hat to buy all winter for my grandbabies. Now I can make as many as i want.
    One dumb question, "Do I always chain 3 when I start a new row of double crochet?

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  16. Thanks for pointing that out! I forgot to put the "ch 3"s in the main hat pattern. You do ch 3 at the start of every row. So glad it's working out for you!

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  17. Thankyou so much for this pattern... I have made one... I had to use a larger hook but it worked out great...I am making a few to sell at my friends craft day to raise money for breast cancer....I will put your blog address on the tags ..

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  18. I absolutely love your patterns! Thank you so much for posting them. I have been so busy making all sorts of hats, stork pouches you name it. Love them! But I am curious mine seem to be small and I worry they wont fit a newborn....I follow the patterns, right guage, etc.....what could I be doing wrong?

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  19. Elizabeth,
    I do tend to crochet loosely, but as long as your finished product meets the dimensions specified in the pattern (or for the newborn hats, 12" in diameter, at least 4.5" in length) then it should be fine. To make it the right size, you can use a bigger hook, thicker yarn, or add an extra row of increases or additional rows on the end.

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  20. Alli,
    Thanks so much! Measurements meet perfectly I think that I am over thinking them :) I cant wait to post a link so you can see what I have done. Thanks so much for posting such amazing patterns!

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  21. This is so stinkin' cute! I found you via your Tangled Happy feature and am so glad I did. I just made one in a deep purple with an orange flower for a little girl due this fall. I love all of your finish-in-one-sitting projects -- those are my favorites! And this pattern FINALLY forced me to learn the magic ring. Yay me!

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  22. Alli, I just made this hat, without the ear flaps because the hat seems to be four inches across, and I heard that an average newborn has a 14" circumference head. Also, I ended up with an awfully prominent twisted seam? Any ideas on how to fix this?

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  23. I LOVE this pattern! I made 2 of these, for my daughter, in 1 day I loved it so much! Thank you so much for sharing!!! I would love to show pictures but don't seem to know how.

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  24. You do amazing work, I was wondering if I could possibly use 2 strings of silk yarn. All I have on had is soft yarn and I am in a desire need to make something. I bet others get that feeling. I would LOVE to make this. Would there be any changes. thanks!

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  25. aleeouway, you probably could! Just make sure that, after your final increase round, the circumference is 12". If not, keep increasing until it's the right size. Then add rows until it's about 5 inches from top to bottom. And I totally understan - I get that desire, too! :)

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  26. Thank you soooo much for the quick reply. I am going to start it now. thanks again!

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  27. Hi my name is Jeanette i have only just found your site it is amazing,i am only new it crocheting so a lot of the terms are doing my head in i love the magic ring. Do you have a pattern for a baby bonnet i have not been able to find one. I have a 9yr old who wants me to teach her how to crochet,this is a challenge for myself alone so it will be interesting how things go. Hope to hear from you .

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  28. I found your site a while ago while searching for hat patterns. I love your patterns! Just used this hat for a newborn photo shoot and can't wait to try out more of your hats!

    The photo shoot with the hat...
    http://laurablogsagain.blogspot.com/2011/07/baby-bladen.html

    Thank you so much for sharing your patterns!

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  29. The hat turned out so cute, Laura! And I also love the Noah's Ark blanket! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  30. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I just found out my son's physical therapist is having a boy. I had so much fun making this for her to have when her baby boy gets here in December. I used Bernat Cottontots thread. It turned out great! I look forward to checking out your other patterns. Your style is great!

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  31. I am new to crochet and I have no one to teach me but I would LOVE to learn to make hats. The problem that I am running in to is the very beginning... I cannot for the life of me figure out how to exactly start the project after the magic ring. Are we supposed to follow the magic ring directions completely then start on your instructions for round 1? What I'm getting confused with is where you instruct to chain 3.If I make my loop for the magic ring and then chain 3 and then begin my dc through the loop, instead of leaving a hole in the middle, the spot where my chain 3 started has a hole. ? I guess I'm not completely understanding everything correctly. Could you possibily explain it with a bit more detail or is there a video that you could reccomend that could help me?

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  32. I started making this hat and it was way to small.How could I fix that?

    Thanks!
    ~Anonymous

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  33. I'm absolutely in love with your blog now. I couldn't believe how fast and easy this has was to make. I used a khaki and sea green (as the edging) to make this adorable hat. I can't wait to bring my little one home from the hospital in it around New Year's!

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  34. I just finished this hat in camouflage for my soon to be great-great nephew. I love your pattern, it was so easy to follow and was so much fun to make. I foresee me making many of these for gifts and for charity. Once again. Thank you for such a wonderful pattern. Goldie Pel

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  35. I tried this pattern and it turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Photos posted on my blog at http://alaynascreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/pin-it-challenge-3.html

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  36. I just made it and it came out great! I posted pictures on my Ravelry account. I made a link to your blog but couldn't find the pattern on Ravelry.

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  37. Alli-
    I feel so fortunate to have found this site! So many great ideas, I don't know where to start! Your flowers for the hats are wonderful. I was wondering, do you have a shamrock pattern that you use or could point me to an area with one I could try? I have a niece due on St Paddys, and as we are Irish, I would like to modify this hat to have a shamrock on it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

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  38. Hi Alli
    My niece is having her first in the Spring and this is just the sweetest hat I have seen--you know, we aunts don't want to give just any ol' hat! Thanks so much for sharing!! The picture with the crown is darling too!!!! If we have a girl, she'll get that!!

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  39. Hi! I'm trying out this pattern atm, but as with most other hat patterns I try i get a gap in my seam. I'm sure it's me doing it wrong so I usually end up tweaking the patterns, but I would really like to learn to do it right.
    What I mean by gap is that when I'm at the end of a round and i have the correct amount of stitches, there is like a empty stitch where i joined the previous round that i sort of have to skip when i join to top of chain 3.
    Do you count first chain 3 as a DC? And in that case, do you start each round with chain 3 and one DC in top of chain 3?
    Sorry if this doesn't make any sense, I'm just confused as I seem to get the same problem with every pattern i try.

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  40. I took some pictures to clarify, maybe someone can tell me what i'm doing wrong?
    Hope I'm not being annoying, I just want some help. =)
    https://picasaweb.google.com/emmyliten/Crochet?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJToh9fBkPeP0QE&feat=directlink

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  41. Emmy, I had quite a bit of trouble with that when I first started making hats. I have landed on not counting the ch 3 as a dc, and being ok with a visible seam. As long as you make your chains small, the seam doesn't even always show. When you finish your correct amount of stitches, join with a slip stitch to the third (top) ch of the ch 3. Then ch 3 from there. So you have this ch 3 line going up the back of the hat that sorta blends in with the dcs, but if you know what you are looking at, it is distinct. Most people don't even notice it, in my experience.
    I am not sure if I am seeing correctly, but it doesn't look like you're joining with a slip stitch to me... it should just be one little loop. So, last dc, slip stitch, ch 3, start dcs in next round. You can see an example of my seam next to the earflap on the left in the 3-month size pattern. Hope that helps!
    Alli

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  42. Amanda -
    http://knottygeneration.blogspot.com/2008/03/happy-st-patricks-day.html
    http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/march2.html
    http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-shamrock-garland-c.html
    One of those should be right :)

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  43. Love love love this pattern,it's hard to find patterns that can be used for baby boys. I made this for a baby boy due anytime now, I made some booties to go with it. I used Bernat Baby sport, in blue, its so soft and the pattern was perfect. I'm going to make one for my grandson. Thanks so much for sharing! Trystins Nana

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  44. Hi Alli! I used this pattern and added some embellishment to make a penguin hat for a friend's newborn baby boy. Now his big sister (she's about 3) is insisting I make one for her as well. How would you recommend altering this pattern for a larger circumference? I was thinking of repeating the increasing rows (2, 3, and 4). Do you think this will work?

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  45. thanks so much for the input! i did experiment some and it turned out really cute, even if the seam is still visible. thanks!

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  46. RaeAnn,
    Check out the Size Information link at the top of the blog, that will tell you how. The hat sounds adorable! All the best,
    Alli

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  47. Do you have a pattern like this in an adult size? I made one for my daughter and would love to have a matching one:)

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  48. I love this hat!! I am making the flowers right now and am stuck at Round 3. I just dont get it!! Can you explain it a little more? Thank you!

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  49. You have six skinny loops, and you need to make them fatter. So you will do six or four, depending on which flower, single crochets in each loop. You don't slip stitch at all in the round, you just keep doing single crochets. But when you have done six inside the first loop, just move on to the second loop and do the six inside of that loop. Instead of putting your hook into a stitch, you just put your hook inside the large loop. Hope that helps, Melissa!

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  50. Oooh, I was trying to put my hook inside each stitch. However, the pattern says 8 sc in each loop... is it only supposed to be 6? Thanks again!

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  51. Thank you so much for this pattern! I made it last night using two threads (one blue and one variegated blue/white/green and then a white for the trim). I love how it turned out! I'm afraid it might be a bit big. Can you help me understand if I measured correctly?...I followed your pattern exactly, with no extra increase rows. So If I understand, I should measure around after row 4, so actually measuring row 5 to see if it is about 12"? Is that correct?

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  52. Using different materials will change the size of the hat, so definitely measure. After round 5 is a good place to see if you are on track to be at around 11 or 12 inches.

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  53. I have ripped this out 3 times, When I finish a row I join at top of chain 3, I then crochet 3 then start the double crochet. Where I join each row and chain 3 I am winding up with a gap not sure why, please help

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  54. Laurie, There is going to be a gap, because a chain is not connected like a dc. If you are chaining tightly, the gap will not be noticeable when you finish the hat.

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  55. Thanks I will keep going.

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  56. Love all your patterns. Do you have one for crocheted ugg boots for an infant?

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  57. Thank you for this incredibly cute and fast pattern. I just made it for my nephew, leaving off the flower & braids and sewing a teddy bear patch on the front. Also, I embarrassed to say after 8 years of crocheting I had not conquered the magic ring until your tutorial. Yay I feel so accomplished. Thanks again for sharing your fabulousness!

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  58. Holy mackerel. This is the first newborn hat I've done that actually looks like, you know, a hat at the end. The magic ring made all the difference, and the pattern was worded perfectly. I did this sucker in an hour, and that's with kids hanging off of me. Huzzah!

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  59. Wow, what a wonderful selection of baby hat patterns!! Thank you very much for all your pattern making work & for freely sharing them with everyone! U R AWESOME!!

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  60. 0000H ALLI,
    Thank you so much for sharing these absolutely ADORABLE tiny hats. It is going to take me longer to decide which pattern to make than to crochet it up! We are having new little one in March and as soon as we find out whether baby is niece or nephew I can choose. I make all my baby hats with cashmere so it will be extra sweet and soft.
    Thanks again, Helen

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  61. I love this hat! I have yarn that works with an f/5 hook. I want to make this hat for my 2 year old. How would I enlarge to fit a 19" circumference head? I thank you for this pattern, it is perfect!

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  62. Haley, Please refer to the "size information" link at the top of the page.

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  63. I noticed in the smaller sizes you had 2 rows of sc in the earflaps, but in the larger sizes there is only 1 row. Is that the way it is supposed to be ?

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  64. It's just what I did... in the bigger sizes I thought it looked better. Earflaps are not much work... I'd try it both ways and see which you like better.

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  65. Allie--love, love, love your blog. thank you so much for sharing your free patterns with us! this is the best blog I have found for free patterns! I am addicted-can't wait to try a new pattern!

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  66. Love this pattern! I used it to make a sock monkey hat. The pattern from another blog was so hard to read, that I just came here and adjusted what I needed. Thank you so much for sharing and making things simple and easy to read!

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  67. I'm semi new to crocheting hats I've always just done blankets...I'm having one heck of a time getting the gauge right. I'm just using the redheart walmart brand yarn is that worsted weight yarn? I've even used different size needles and I can't seem to get the correct size. I guess ill just keep working at it and see what I come up with any tips as to why its too large?

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  68. You might crochet like me...all mine came out too big too. I used the pattern she provided that was one size down. I made the toddler size, and added one extra row at the bottom and one extra row of 12 sc in the ear flaps and it fits my head perfectly.

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  69. So cute and so easy to make! Thank you for generously sharing your pattern! - Claudia

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  70. Thanks for sharing your patterns! I've made my 6 month daughter several earflap hats and they're so cute! Your patterns are SO easy to follow!

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  71. Hi Ali. I am expecting my third little girl in April, and I was searching the internet for a cute newborn hat. I really, really love this pattern. How sweet! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.

    Also, I thought you should know, someone is using your photo to sell this patter/a similar pattern on Etsy. Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87077849/easy-read-earflap-flower-pom-pom-newborn

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  72. Congratulations on your baby! And thank you so much for letting me know about the copyright infringement, I really appreciate it.

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  73. Hello! I loooove your patterns. I made this hat for my son with a matching sweater before he was born :) also I was coming here to let you know I linked this pattern in my blog. I made some diaper cover sets and a couple of them are your earflap hats, one with a pretty , girly twist :D please check them out, enjoy!

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  74. I realized I forgot to leave my blog url - knitlessknitter.blogspot.com

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  75. I love this little hat! I pinned it on my baby crochet pattern board so more people would find it.



    If you would rather I didn't, just contact me via the addy posted on the footer of my website and I'll take it right down.

    Jan
    Nursery Decorating Ideas

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  76. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome pattern. I am relatively new to crochet. I found this hat easy to make, my first crochet garment! It's a beautifully stylish cute modern design and I can't wait to make more! Thanks again! :0)

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  77. I am new to crochet and I just want to thank you for all of the patterns that you have put up! It's really great of you to take the time to do that for others. =) You are helping make my new hobby more enjoyable!

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  78. Cute pattern! Im not sure i understand how you attach the strands for braiding.
    It says cut 12, then add a group of 6? Do i do this twice then, as you need 12 to braid?
    Or do you mean add 6 to each side, doubling them in half with an overhand knot sort of (pull the middle through as a loop and then pull the ends through)?

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  79. Thank you so much for sharing. ~ Brenda

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  80. When you attach 6 strands in the way described, you will have 12 pieces to braid.

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  81. Hey I am using a thicker yarn( Lion Brand Baby's First 5 bulky) it requires a 6.50mm hook, how would I accommodate this pattern? Should I still use the 5mm hook or would it be fine with using the bigger hook?

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  82. Enjoyed making the hat but can not figure out how to attach the braids to the hat. Do i use 12 on each side.

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  83. Nope, 6. You fold the 6 pieces in half to make a loop, which you pull through the tip of the hat with your hook. Then you secure them by pulling them through the loop. That leaves you with 12 (since the 6 are doubled over).

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  84. Alli, Thanks for this pattern. I was at a craft fair today and saw a few hats simular to this, but the cheapest one was $20.00! I knew I could find a pattern and make it myself. 2 hours later, I have one exactly like I wanted. Thanks again.

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  85. What size would best fit a 12 to 18 month old?

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  86. As you can see in the size information tab, the difference between the 9-12 Mont size and the toddler size is only a couple of inches, so I'd say if the kiddo has a bigger head, then the toddler, but if a smaller head then the 9-12 month one. Girls tend to have smaller heads than boys. The purple hat I made for my girl when she was 10 months old (in the pictures) still fits her this year now that she's 2.

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  87. I absolutely love this! I was able to work up the hat very quickly in a chocolate brown cotton. But I do have a couple questions on the earflaps... I was the person that coudn't attach the yarn on the football hat, and still having trouble with that. Would it work to just tie it around the 7th stitch from the seam, and stick my hook through? I just can't figure it out... also, when you go 7 stitches for the next earflap, do you count the ch 3 space as a stitch, and when you attach it in the 7th stitch, does your first sc take place in that stitch, or do you start them in the 8th? Sorry that's so much! Hope I won't have as many as with the football hat. :)

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  88. Try tying it on, that will probably work for you better. If you are doing a round of scs after, the knot would be covered up. And it really doesn't matter if you count the ch-3 sp or not. I usually don't count it as a dc in any of my stitch counts, but with the earflaps, I only included a count to give a general idea. You can just eyeball it - ears are slightly behind center on the head.

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    1. Great! When I start my row of single crochets, does the first one go in that approx. 7th stitch, or the next one after I've tied it on, the 8th? Thanks much!

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    2. Sorry, I didn't really make that sound like a question...:) So where does that first sc in the row go? Stitch 7, where you joined, or the next one after joining, the 8th? Just let me know!

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    3. It doesn't matter. I would probably tie it on and do a ch, go to the next one for the first sc, then when you get back around, join with a sl st to the ch and finish off.

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    4. I don't mean to sound too blunt, but why do you do the crab stitch? I'm left handed, so do I pretty much just sc right handed? Thanks again! I so appreciate your help!

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    5. Okay, so I just figured out how to attach yarn! So with that comes one new question that I guess I already asked, but this time it seems different... so when you attach in stitch #7, where do you want sc #1 to go? In stitch #7, or #8, the next one in line? If you could reply about both my comments that would be great, but if you can only answer one, that would be fine too. :)

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    6. Crab stitch - I just do it because it looks cool. You have to do it super loose, though, or the hat will be too tight. If you want, you can just do single crochets instead - it's way easier. The link to the crab stitch tutorial shows how to do it left handed if you mouse over the pictures.
      The other question - it's still the same answer. It doesn't matter, it will look a little tighter if you do it in the same stitch, but either way it will turn out just fine.

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  89. Just made this hat. Turned out awesome! Love the crab stitch edging. Thanks so much.

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  90. Likewise...I just made this little hat for my sisters baby shower on Saturday and it turned out so cute. Thanks for posting it. I too really liked the crab stitch edging. It was my first time using it. Blessings to you Alli.

    Oh question...if I made these to sell is that ok?

    Thanks again.
    Siobhan

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  91. Please read the copyright information... it's fine for you to sell them; if you sell them online I ask that you link to the pattern in each listing.

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  92. Dear Alli,

    Thanks for the patterns.. check out my Facebook page Mimie's crochet Collections .. the pic is there. U make it so simple.. and i did it.. TQ so much..

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  93. Didn't read all the questions/comments but wondering what the gauge is on this?? And measurements? Like crown to brim and also side to side when laying flat? Also I have to use a size 5 yarn (as I was looking for a particular color and that is the ONLY yarn I could find)Hoping to have a hat fit 0-3 months thinking if I make in newborn size it should work?
    Thanks for your help - Darcy

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    1. Check out the sizing tab at the top of the blog.

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  94. Hi Alli, I have a niece in-law (sister in-law's daughter)that is due pretty soon. I am going to attempt this with Homespun yarn, using the premie size since it will probably turn out bigger. I'm also going to add pig features. Since this is a copyright, you don't want the finished product sold, correct? My sister in-law wants to buy the finished hat from me. Unemployed and need the money.

    Wish me luck. Thank you for sharing- Brenda

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    1. Read the copyright for my specific wishes-it's fine to sell it.

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  95. Your hats are just so precious!! My friend just had her third baby last night, her first girl, I'm making her some of these hats in lots of fun girly colors. They go by so quickly when they are this small! I also think I can change up this pattern juuuuust enough so it will fit my small Maltese. Thank you so much for making them free!!

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