Saturday, February 26, 2011

Free Pattern: Earflap Hat Newborn Old Version


NOTE: In an effort to standardize my hat sizes, I revamped this pattern.  The new version is here.  I am keeping the old version available, in case anyone still wants access to it.

This hat will keep those tiny ears toasty!  It would be adorable for newborn photos.


Supplies:
5mm hook
Less than 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.  12 dc inside ring.  Pull ring tight.  Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3.  2 dc in each dc around. (24 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.  (36 dc) Join to the top ch of ch 3.
Rounds 4-9: Ch 3.  Dc in each dc around.  (36 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 8 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (6 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (4 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over two sc.  Finish off.

Earflap 2:

Row 1: From seam, count over 10 dc.  Attach yarn, ch 1. Sc in next 8 dc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (6 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over next two sc.  Sc in next 2 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in each sc across.  (4 sc)
Row 6: Ch 1, turn.  Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.
Row 7: 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.


Flower:
Magic Ring, 5 times [ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc]  Join to first ch, finish off.  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.

1 comment:

  1. loved the hat but it ended up to be more like a 1 year old size :(

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