Fuzzy browny goodness crochet earflap hat pattern

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crochet Ear Flap Hat

Finally got around to making this earflap hat pattern. "Yeeesh, Long enough!", I know, I know. It my first ever crochet pattern written down instead of it being in my head some place. Writing a pattern is easier said then done. Even though this is a very simple pattern, I still had doubts on whether it had the right number of rounds, double crochets, etc, etc. So here it is and please let me know if there are errors or if it's difficult to understand.

1 Red Heart Light & Lofty, Brown Stripe, Color: 9991. Light and Lofty yarn gives it that fuzzy look, but any other super bulky weight 6 yarn should still work.

10.00mm (US 15) crochet hook

Finish size
6-12 months (16"-19" head circumference)

Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook, join beginning sc with a sl st.

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each sc, join with sl st. (12 dc)

Rnd 3: ch 2, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat * around, join with sl st. (18 dc)

Rnd 4: ch 2, *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat * around, join with sl st. (24 dc)

Rnd 5: ch 2, *1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat * around, join with sl st. (30 dc)

Rnds 6-8: ch 2, 1 dc in each dc around, join with sl st. (30 dc)

Row 1: ch 2, 1 dc in next 6 dc (6 dc), turn,

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc tog, 1 dc, 2 dc tog. (3 dc), finish off

Skip 10 dc and rejoin yarn to work on second earflap.

Sc around the edge and finish off.

Perfect as is or you can add yarn braid and tassels to bottom of earflap. Go here for a tassel tutorial at Serendipity Crochet.

Fuzzy brown crochet earflap hat 2
Fuzzy brown crochet earflap hat 1
Hat shown here on my boys is without braid and tassels and made a size bigger for toddlers.



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Anonymous said...

Do you have recommendations for making this hat for a newborn? I'm a nanny and my boss is about to burst. She wants an adorable hat for the baby's first professional photographs and I thought this was perfect!

Jeanie said...

the boys look so cute in their little hats!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Printables category today [03 Mar 01:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

80's Pinas said...

i really enjoy browsing through your blog! you are very creative and very artistic! in this picture, not only is the hat cute but you have godlooking boys! =)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

So cute!! I love it. And I love the little models! Stop by and link up at my carnival Make it Wear it if you want!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pattern!

Jenny said...

Love this cute lil hat! I'd like to make this for a toddler, how much did you increase the size for yours? I'm a definate beginner so put it simply please! :)

Momo said...

In the rnd 1, do 8 sc instead of 6 sc. And add 2 more rnds after 8 rnd. As simple as that. I hope that is correct because it's been a while since I did this pattern.

gramajo said...

How can I make it in adult sizes including extra large for my hubby, he loves it.

Audrey Spear Photography said...

I love this! I'm a photographer (www.audreyspearphotography.com) and made some for my newborn shoots. Can't wait to use them!

Savannah said...

I would also love to see the adult size variation! :) I will make this for my 2 year old, but I've gotta have one too. Cute pattern!

sandy said...

I need instructions for adult size to fuzzy brown earflap hat pattern.

Momo said...

I haven't tried doing an adult size yet, but I would try 10sc in rnd 1 and add 3-4 more rnds after rnd 8. Hope it works.

Cathy said...

Have you done an instructional video? I LOVE this hat!!! I'm more of a visual learner. If not, maybe you should. This would help a lot of people out.
Thanks so much!!!

Theresa said...

Love this pattern. I worked it in Bernat Pipsqueak yarn for my 11 year old daughter. I did start with 10 stitches in the first round and added two rows after row 8 as you suggested for adult size. I also added extra stitches in the ear flap. I was amazed at how quickly and easily it worked up, and my daughter thinks I am amazing!! Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

This is really cute and the first thing I've seen in a long time that I really wanted to do. Adorable! I wish someone would figure out how to make a neck addition to it. Then it would be perfect. My hair is short and my neck always gets cold!

Anonymous said...

I love the pattern!! Thank you for posting it. If I ever get around to putting down my "sticks" (as my grandbabies call them) I plan to start a blog and post my patterns as well. So from one crafty crafter to another, I thank you. Also, what sweet faces on your models. I'm a grandma, so that makes me an official cuteness judge! ;)

Anonymous said...

Red Heart Baby Clouds is the same yarn as Red Heart Light & Lofty. I was thinking it would be super cute done in Pink Lemonade for a girl

Sarah Thao said...

I made this for my son & absolutely loved it! But My son is eight months old but his head is (I would guess) about an inch & a half too big for this hat! If the next size up is for toddlers am I able to make this to fit him?

Anonymous said...

hi, i know its been a while since youve posted this and i know youve moved. but i checked out your new website and i couldnt find anything crochet there. ill try maybe emailing you or something from the contact information you have there if i dont hear from you or cant figure this out myself but i really want to make this! but im using bulky yarn (5) not super bulky. :/ im pretty new to crochet so im not entirely sure, should i still use a size N hook, or do you think i should kick it back down to maybe an L? i wanna make 2 for newborn and two for 3-6 months so i think it wouldnt hurt to just give it a try. just wondering if you have any insight/advice before i start working on this. :p thanks so much in advance!!


Anonymous said...

Am I missing something. I'm a bit of a beginner at crochet, but I didn't see what the original chain number was.

jenny allen said...

Hi , I need to know what ply the worsted wool is equivelent to for Au knitters , please