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Earflap Hat
Pattern Number: cwetq-earflapHat
Rating: *****
4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Katya on 2011-10-26 *****
It is very easy to crochet hat. It is not even understandable why the skill level is Intermediate.
The math is easy: you are adding stiches to every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on stiches in each round. Like: in 1st increase rnd add 1sc to 2nd stich;in 2nd rnd you make 2 sc in 3rd stich , in 3rd round - you make 2 sc in 4th stich.
You do not even need to count the stiches in the rounds. Mark the beginning of the rnd and crochet: 2+1, 2+1, 2+1 (6+3=9) - first increase, crochet sc (count as first stich of the next rnd) and move the marker to this stich, then continue counting: 3+1, 3+1, 3+1 (9+3=12) and so on. 4+1, 5+1... I believe there were 11+1 increases for the size I made. I used the yearn described and finish hat in couple of hours. My son loved it!!! Enjoy!

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Joy on 2010-11-06 ****
This pattern wasn't too tricky, I made it as the pattern described, and it turned out true to the picture. I omitted the strings because my sister didn't want them, but otherwise it looks very similar. If anyone needs exact round by round instruction, this pattern may drive you crazy because stitches are randomly added, once you get past that- its smooth sailing! My sister loves it!

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Earflap Hat Reviewed by JLC on 2010-01-16 ****
I just made this hat and it came out nicely, but i had to make some adjustments.
I had some trouble with the gauge. I moved down a hook size to an M (9mm) and was still crochetingt too loosely - at 8 sc per 4 inches as opposed to 9sc per 4 inches. I didn't have the next smallest hook, so i started out following the medium size pattern even though I measured my head to be a large and figured I'd check the size as i went. I am new to crocheting so gauge is still a bit of a struggle. I am confused why a beanie pattern i made with the same type of yarn and same hook size (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K-0612011.html?noImages=0) called for a "6.6 sc = 4" gauge which is a huge difference.
Anyway, once this hat was at 44 sc around, i stopped increasing and just work evenly down.
I found that the 12 inches at the top of the hat wasn't enough to both make 2 inches of chain and have enough yarn to weave in. I tried making the chain with a much smaller hook and then i had about 4 inches of yarn to weave in, but the chain looks kind of dinky. If i made this again, i would leave at least 20 inches so i'd have room to play. Also, when making the braids at the end, you need more than 15 inches so that you can give yourself enough room to make a tight knot. I ended up cutting 25 inch pieces for the braids and then it wasn't difficult to tie off the knot at the end.

I'd make this hat again - i liked making the ear flaps. Here's a photo of the hat on my blender in lieu of a better model. It looks better when it's on a human head. I made it in claret, a dark color which makes it difficult to see details.

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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Sandy Lum on 2008-12-29 *****
Very easy to crochet, I used 9.00mm hook following the adult size measurements for my 6 and 8 year old daughters and 10.00mm for myself. I also added a reverse single crochet edging because the last row of the pattern didn't edge off one side of both earflaps. I didn't quite understand about the top of the hat to make the pointed tip so I just left it as is. It came out beautifully and only took one evening to make each hat while watching tv.

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Cindy Hill on 2008-12-17 ****
I've knitted this hat and crocheted it. IMO it's much nicer when crocheted. The nubby texture of crochet (as shown in the picture) really makes this hat. I'm really only a beginner at crochet but I had no trouble following this pattern.

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Alice Lynn on 2008-11-10 *****
Crocheting this hat takes about 2hrs and I use contrasting colors for stripes then use all the colors for the braided ties. To date I have made about 36 of these and have the pattern memorised!! It is easy if you write out the pattern and leave room to check off the rows and I use a small hair claw clip to mark the first stitch. Tried the knitted version but the crochet is the one that seems best for me.

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