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Earflap Hat
Pattern Number: 70318AD
Rating: *****
4.2 (based on 21 reviews)
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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Monique Mercier on 2012-01-11 **
The pattern guage is off. i only used a j hook and still couldn't get more than 3.5 inches. the extra chain in each row acts like an increase while also lengthening so it becomes huge. I would suggest an H hook and no added chains on each row. I have a good beanie pattern but needed an earflap add on

Reviewed by smurfette112178 on 2011-12-07 *****
Super easy to make. I made 5 within a week. I don't understand all the reviews about it being so big.... I actually needed a k hook to fit a 22in head. So, either I crochet super tightly, or something. I dunno, but it worked for me. Lots of last minute Christmas gifts, and using up leftover yarn at the same time. Thanks. :-)

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Lisa Caldwell on 2011-09-13 ***
I made this hat in brown & orange for my teen son to wear in the woods. The plan was to have many more stripes, but at ROUND 12 it was already slightly too big & he is the size of a grown man. I plan to make this hat using left over colors of yarn for my 8 year old daughter, stopping at Round 12 and adding the ear flaps, which will easily button/tie under her chin. Also, my hubby has a VERY large head and at round 12 it fits his head perfectly. I'm giving this a 3 because I'd never get the size right if the person weren't on hand for me to check the size as I crocheted. Very easy to crochet though!!!

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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Kristina on 2010-02-06 *****
Great hat, but stop increasing at 60 stitches around. The longer part in back is not necessary for women & children. The flaps are super easy to make. I finished it with a pompon on top and braided 6 strands of yarn to make ties hanging from each earflap. An all-around great hat! Experiment & add your own pattern, etc.

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Liddia Freouf on 2010-01-14 *****
I found this pattern so I could make one for a Christmas gift. It is very easy and it turned out great! I liked it enough I made myself one and then another one for a birthday gift. I used different colors for each hat to personalize it to the wearer. It looks great in a plain color or different stripe patterns than the one shown, very versitile. It is cozy and warm too. I really recommend this pattern!

This pattern is great! Reviewed by Samantha Bilodeau on 2010-01-05 *****
I haven't ever done it with all of the color changes, but I have made it with a solid color several times and it's great! The first hat I ever made was this one and I think that looser stitches is likely the reason for all the complaints about it being too big (I left off the neck panel and made it 4 rounds shorter the first time and it's still good sized - it's the blue one). All hats since are perfect, even for small children, with or without the ear flaps.

I also often add ties if I'm adding earflaps. :)

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Earflap Hat Reviewed by Barbara Bloominger on 2009-12-05 *****
I've made several of these hats now and found the pattern to be very easy. I made mine with one solid color and looks great. I did have to adjust my hook since I crochet tightly.

Barbara B, New Jersey

Earflap Hat Reviewed by Ruth E Curwick on 2009-11-11 ****
I found this pattern easy to follow. My only complaint is that it turned out to be much larger than I needed. My solution was to line my hat with fleece. :D ~Lily

Earflap Hat Reviewed by chandra poley on 2009-09-29 **
I'm glad I read some of the reviews. I am not quite done with the hat but I can already tell it is HUGE! I am using the right needle and even measured my stitches and they are the size suggested by the pattern but it is still way too big for any human I know of. I am going to start over and make less rows (maybe 8).

Earflap Hat - easy first project! Reviewed by Andrée-Anne Mercier on 2009-09-23 ****
This is my favorite hat crochet pattern for kids. It is a fast and easy project that one can easily adapt to suit different styles and needs. I love to knit it plain, and add a contrasting color for the brim and ties (I always add ties). I usually omit knitting the back piece, because it is not necessary, and looks and fits better without it. If you need the extra coverage at the back of the head, I suggest you reduce the number of stitches as you go, so it will fit snugly. This has been my inspiration for many many fun crocheted hats.

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