DIY: Striped Crocheted Earflap Hat with Free Pattern

Striped Crocheted Earflap Hat

This crocheted earflap hat is really fast to whip up – I pulled it together in less than a day! I used half double crochet (hdc) stitches for the hat, as these stitches are halfway between a single and double crochet. This allows the crocheted earflap hat to be worked up quicker than if single crochets were used, while avoiding the airy fabric that would result from using double crochet stitches.

If you want to make this crocheted earflap hat even warmer, line the headband and earflaps with fleece or Thinsulate fleece.

Striped Crocheted Earflap Hat

Striped Crocheted Earflap Hat with Free Pattern

Supplies

1 skein super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick) in dark grey

1 skein super bulky weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick) in light grey

9.0 mm  crochet hook

Directions

With the dark grey yarn, ch 3, join with sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Row 1) Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc here and for rest of pattern), 14 hdc in ring. Change to light grey yarn: Keep hook inplace. Wrap light grey yarn around the hook and pull it through the loop from the dark grey to form a new loop. Pull the tail of the dark color behind the circle, so that the light grey looks as though it is emerging from the dark grey. Now working with the light grey, join with a sl st to 1st hdc. (15 hdc)

Row 2) With light grey yarn, ch 2, hdc in each st around. Change to dark grey with sl st to top of ch 2.

Row 3) With dark grey yarn, ch 2, hdc in same st as joining, 2 hdc in each stitch around. Change to light grey with sl st to top of ch 2. (30 hdc)

Row 4) With light grey yarn, ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times, hdc in last 2 sts. Change to dark grey with sl st to top of ch 2. (37 hdc)

Row 5) With dark grey yarn, c h 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, (hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st) 6 times, hdc in last 2 sts. Change to light grey with sl st to top of ch 2. (44 hdc) 

Row 6) With light grey yarn, ch 2, hdc in each st around. Change to dak grey with sl st to top of ch 2.

Rows 7-13) Repeat row 6, alternating light grey and dark grey yarns. Row 13 should be in dark grey yarn.  

Fasten off.

 

For Earflaps:

Row 1) 5 stitches from the round seam across the back, in dark grey yarn, ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts towards the front of the hat. 10 hdc

Row 2) Turn, sl st in 1st st, ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts across, leaving last st unworked. 9 hdc.

Row 3) Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts across, leaving last st unworked. 7 hdc.

Row 4) Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, chc 2, hdc in next 4 sts across, leaving last st unworked. 5 hdc.

Row 5) Turn, sl st in 1st st, ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts across, leaving last st unworked. 4 hdc.

Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn in 10th st from previous earflap, with the round seam across the back, and repeat Rows 1-5. Fasten off.

With dark grey yarn, join at the round seam across the back and work sc evenly around, join with sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

 

For Earflap Braids:

Cut 6 strands of yarn each 100 cm long (I used a mix of the light grey and dark grey yarns). Fold strands in half, insert hook through tip of earflap, place fold on hook and draw through. Thread ends of strands into loop formed by fold and pull to tighten. Braid strands until the braid is 25 cm long. Knot and trim ends. Repeat for second tie on other earflap.

Using a yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Striped Crocheted Earflap Hat

Terms

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet. Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch. YO and pull back through stitch so you have three loops on your hook. YO and pull through all three loops. One hdc made.

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

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5 comments

  1. Yvonne says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern, the hat is so cute. I’m a beginner at crocheting and your work is very inspiring. BTW, is this particular pattern and easy one?

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