Sunday, December 18, 2011

Free Pattern: Earflap Hat - 9-12 Months


Toddler size here.
6-month size here.
3-month size here.
Newborn size is here.
Premie size is here.

This is a 9-12 month size.  It should fit an approx 19" head circumference.  Sweet little #2 is 1 year old, with a 18.5" head circumference.


Supplies:
5mm hook
Worsted weight yarn (I used acrylic)

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, dc 10, pull ring tight, join to top ch of ch 3
Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc each dc 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 3 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (50 dc)
Round 6: Ch 3.  Dc around.  Join to top ch of ch 3.
Round 7: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. (55 dc)
Round 8-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around.  Join to top ch of ch 3. Do not finish off.

On Rounds 9 and 11: For the purple rows, instead of doing dc around, I did a v stitch: ch 3, dc in first dc. *skip one dc, 2 dc in next dc* around. 


First Earflap: 
Ch 1
Row 1: Sc 12, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 8 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc 10, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc 8, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  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 10th stitch from the side opposite side of the joining chs. Ch 1.
Row 1: Sc 12, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 8 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc 10, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 6 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc 8, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc dec over first two sc.  Sc next 4 sc.  Sc dec over last two sc.  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.


Finishing:
Sc around, with two sc in the point of each earflap.  Finish off, weave in ends.
Add pom-pom.

Braided Strings:
Cut 6 pieces of yarn, about 16 in long.
Take 3 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 desired length, 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.

59 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this size!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm building a collection of hat sizes :) haha. Great color choice too. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute... all your creations are :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for another amazing pattern design from you. I crocheting this hat at this time for my little son... But did you mean at Round 7: *2 dc in next dc, dc in the next 9 (not 7) dc*???

    Lovely greats,
    Annika

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thought I changed that, thanks for catching it!! It's fixed now. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nope it didn't change it. Crappy guess I'll be taking out a few rows to fix it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am just loving your patterns. I just made a newborn earflap hat and it is adorable. I found in the comments on that post that after increasing, it should be 12" circumference. That helped me a lot because I guess either I crochet tighter or I use skinnier yarn so with that I knew I needed to increase one more row.
    My question is what should the circumference after increasing be for this size? I'm kind of a beginner crocheter...is there something I'm missing as to how to figure that out? :/ Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. let you know when I finish, wish i could just get pattern without all the coments, takes up alot paper ink,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can do all that too, i have the same problem! And my little pug dog, needs my attention too. I waste too much paper trying to get these patterns.

      Delete
    2. You could copy the pattern part and put it in a Word document and then print it. Or sometimes (if you don't have Mac) you can select the pattern part and there's an option in "print" that allows you to print your selection. If you do have a Mac then you can click "print" in "file" and at the bottom of the "print" box you can open it as a PDF. Click on that and you can print certain pages instead of the whole site.

      Delete
    3. OR you can click FILE then PRINT PREVIEW then arrow through to find the page numbers you want then click on the printer in the upper left and click the circle in front of PAGES and in the box put 1-3 (or whatever) then hit PRINT.

      Delete
  9. Anonymous, I just copy the pattern text and paste it into Word and then print it. That way you only get the pattern. Problem solved. Be happy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the tip. It worked better than printing from a web page. You don't get all the advertising or any other unneccessary information.

      Delete
  10. what a sweet hat...i'm making it for my 4 granddaughters..ages 3, 2, 1 & 6 months. thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  11. do i chain 3 on the round with the v-stitch? thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Use the ch-3 as the first dc in the first v stitch. So ch 3, dc in first dc. Then *skip one dc, 2 dc in next dc around.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Josie Jan 16, 2012 08:30 PM

    I am just a beginner and I am enjoying your patterns, very well explained. Thanks a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you so much for posting your patterns and all your crafts! I have made several of them now for gifts and for my little girl and have just LOVED learning from them! They are so easy to follow and turn out so well. Thanks for enriching our home by sharing your creativity!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I just made this hat for my daughter (20 months) and niece (8 months) - so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing your patterns!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For the 20 mth old did you have to increase? I want to make a gift for a 16mth old but not sure if I need to increase

      Delete
  16. I am trying to make this hat but the past two times I used this pattern, the hat ends up looking like a pot holder and doesn't take shape. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I thought maybe I missed something the first time so I started over and it did the same thing on the second time. I'm new at working with patterns but familiar with the basics of crocheting. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad to know someone else had this issue. I am new to crochet, and mine doesn't look so great. I thought I followed all the directions including yarn weight and needle size, and pulled my yarn tight, but it looks more like a yamaka with earflaps - haha. User error I'm sure since so many others had success with it..... Anybody have any tips for this newbie? :) Just want mine to look like yours!

      Delete
    2. I am having the same issue. Mine doesn't look like a hat. Any help? Ashley

      Delete
  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh, this hat is adorable! I'm going to start one right away!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Do you happen to have this in an adult sized pattern? would LOVE that!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love it when people are kind enough to share their patterns. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  21. love your patterns.. made a few for my daughter n my friend's twins :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I just LOVE your pattern.... i just started crochetting about a year ago and have made cute treasures for my 6th little one. I have been looking for a pattern like this for quite some time and it is SO easy that i can complete this in 2hrs! Thank you so much!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Would this work for a 16month old or would I have to increase? If so please let me know where to increase. Thank you for the awesome patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I just became very interested in crocheting. I love your patterns. I am not very good at reading them though. I was wondering what it means when you say to do 2 dc in the next dc and dc in the next three. Does this mean I do five double crochet. Thank you in advance. P.S. Love Your patterns.

    ReplyDelete
  25. It does mean that you do five dc over those four. So make 2 in the first st, then make only one in the next 3 st.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your prompt answer,you are great !!!!!

      Delete
  26. Here is my version of your hat:
    http://handmadeandhomemade.blogspot.com/2012/11/lavender-baby-set.html
    Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Does the "seam" go at the back or on the side? I'm confused because the ear flap starts right where the 'seam'is and I think I need to keep that in back so would need to either sc over a number of stitches or do it by making each one like the 2nd earflap... HELP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just got to the earflap step and was wondering the same thing. I definitely want to keep the seam at the back, instead of just beind one of the earflaps! Love the hat, I'll try and fix the earflap issue on my own I suppose. I'll definitely check back to look for a response to this though.

      Delete
    2. I started the earflaps with the seam on the side over the ear. No one ever notices the seam - seriously!! - so I just went with the way to weave in the least ends. If your seam bothers you, just break off and attach the yarn 5 st over from the seam, make the earflap. Then attach the yarn again 5 st on the other side of the seam, make the earflap, and then do the finishing row around.

      Delete
  28. Ok what I did for the earflaps, since they're supposed to be 10 stitches apart, was ch 1 and sc 5 from the back seam, then continue on doing the 12 sc and making the earflap. Then I attached the yarn again at the back seam, and did the same thing in the other direction.

    So total of 17 sc in each direction from the back seam, then the earflaps are worked in the last 12 on each side. The back of the hat will have 1 sc row more than the front. It worked out well and everything lined up.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh my gosh! This pattern is so adorable! You write great patterns Alli! So easy to read and follow! Thank you so much! I can't wait to give this to my niece for Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  30. If only I can actually figure out how to crochet..uggh so hard! this is a cute hat :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. When you put Magic Ring, should I follow all those instructions? Why does it say to pull it tight again if I've pulled it tight making the ring?

    ReplyDelete
  32. I realize this post is a year old, but your patterns have helped me so much! I just started crocheting last month and this pattern is the first item I've made that has turned out the way it's supposed to :) Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for all of your great patterns!! I shared your blog over on mine at craftwithcarlie.blogspot.com and also shared this pattern that I modified into my "Eva Hat". Come check it out (and please let me know if you'd like me to change anything about the way I shared your pattern). I love all of your stuff!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love your work im going to make this into a owl hat

    ReplyDelete
  35. Alli, thank you so much for taking the time to post this. I have used your pattern as a guide for numerous hats. Your directions are great. I made my baby this hat while on a road trip when she was 6 months old . Everyone loves it and I've made them for their kids. Requires little yarn and little time. Thanks again, Alli!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. My hats are turning out very big. the Toddler size can fit some adults and 9-12 month fits kids. I never thought that I crochet big, but maybe I was wrong. Anyone else having this problem? Also I love this pattern, just having problem with the size.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i had the same problem with the 9-12 month size. i decided to follow the pattern as is, removing the row with 2 dc every 9 st. it turned out a little smaller width & length

      Delete
  37. I havent had any problems with the patterns up to 6 months. not sure if that helps identify my problem

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you for posting the pattern, the baby boy hat came out looking very good. You're instructions are clear.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have a question, when you start a new row do you do the 2 dc after the first crochet or after the 3 stitches? I'm a first time hat crocheter. Thanks Ashley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Always do the dcs in the first dc from the previous row. It may seem like there is a gap, and there may be a small one, but once the hat is all done it will look like a seam, and no one will notice it.

      Delete
  40. Beautiful and easy,tnx for sharing for free

    ReplyDelete
  41. incredible pattern, i love it so much, i made 5 of them for my girls. thanks alot for sharing such a lovely thing.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Thanks for providing such a versatile pattern, I come here often and use your earflap hat pattern as a base for some character hats i make. great patterns, easy to follow and have never come across any mistakes or glitches. Your girls are adorable with their little hats :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love this pattern but can't get to the pom pom. The link brings me someplace else.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...