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Free Crochet Pattern: Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern #: 20178
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 6 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Child 9-10, Tween/Teen 8-16, Adult Medium
Finished circumference 19˝ (21˝, 23) inches
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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Earflap Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®


9 sts = 4 inches (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-inch tail, ch 2. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, mark beg of rnd. Work 2 rnds sc, increasing 3 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 12 sts.

Work 6 (7, 8) rnds increasing 4 sts evenly spaced each rnd – 36 (40, 44 sts). Work 1 rnd even. Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced – 40 (44, 48) sts. Work 2 (2, 3) rnds even. Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced – 44 (48, 52) sts. Work 3 (4, 4) rnds even.

Do not break off yarn.


Work 7 (7, 9) 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 18, (20, 20) Front sts. Make second earflap. Sc down side of earflap and around entire edge. Join with slip st to beg sc. Fasten off.


Cut 3 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: *****4.5 (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!

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