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Free Crochet Pattern: Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 20182
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Child 9-10, Tween/Teen 8-16, Adult Medium
Child (Youth, Adult)
Finished circumference 19˝ (21˝, 23)"
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-145: Wool-Ease Yarn: Plum (discontinued)
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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


15 sts = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Leaving a 12" tail, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, mark beg of rnd. Work 3 rnds sc, increasing 3 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 15 sts.

Work 1 rnd increasing 5 sts evenly spaced – 20 sts.

Work 9 (11, 12) rnds increasing 4 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 56 (64, 68) sts. Work 1 rnd even. Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced – 60 (68, 72) sts. Work 1 (2, 2) rnds even. Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced – 64 (72, 76) sts. Work 2 (2, 3) rnds even.

Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced – 68 (76, 80) sts.

Work 2 (3, 4) rnds even. Work 1 rnd increasing 6 sts evenly spaced – 74 (82, 86) sts. Work 4 rnds even.

Do not break off yarn.

Work 11 (13, 13) sts; ch 1, turn. Skip 1, sc across to last st, ch 1, turn.

Repeat last row until 1 st remains. Sc down side of earflap. Sc across 31 (32, 36) Front sts. Make second earflap. Sc down side of earflap and around entire edge. Join with slip st to beg sc. Fasten off.


Cut 6 strands of yarn 15" long. Pull strands through point of earflap, meeting ends, tie overhand knot. Divide strands into 3 even groups and braid groups to desired length. Tie overhand knot. Trim ends.

Top Loop

With crochet hook make a 2" chain from starting tail, fasten securely to inside.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 7 reviews)
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Earflap Hat on 2015-01-07 ***
Pattern instructions are confusing. Would help if it said how many stitches to double up on for each round.

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