Sunday, February 12, 2012

Crochet Men's Striped Earflap Hat Pattern


Crochet Men's Striped Earflap Hat Pattern

One of my coworkers asked me to make a hat for her son to wear when he runs for cross country. She asked for it to be in his school colors of purple and gold, have earflaps, a pom pom and braids. I took a picture of her son wearing his cross country uniform and searched four different yarn stores before I found the perfect color of purple in Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I have never been so excited to find a color of yarn! I designed the hat with her specifications and a little design advice from Mike. She loved it and said her son looked really cute in it. I'm modeling it with my new Styrofoam head. I love being able to show my hats off this way :)


Materials:
Two colors of worsted weight yarn (A and B). I used Red Heart Super Saver.
I crochet hook
Yarn needle

Tips:
Ch 3 does not count as first dc.
Always begin in same stitch.
Every color change requires a join of the new yarn and weave in the ends of the other yarn.

Abbreviations:
dc= double crocht
ss= slip stitch
sc= single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
Dec= decrease

Instructions:

Hat
Using color A
Row 1: Ch 4. 10 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with ss in top of first dc. (10 dc)
Row 2: 2 dc in each stitch around. Join with ss in top of first dc. (20 dc)
Row 3: (1 dc in first stitch. 2 in next dc). Join with ss in top of first dc. (30 dc)
Row 4: (1 dc first two stitches. 2 dc in next). Join with ss in top of first dc. (40 dc)

Using color B
Row 5: (1 dc in first three stitches. 2dc in next). Join with ss in top of first dc. (50 dc)

Using color A
Row 6: (1 dc in first four stitches. 2 dc in next). Join with ss in top of first dc. (60 dc)
Row 7: (1 dc in first five stitches. 2 dc in next). Join with ss in top of first dc.  (70 dc) (Note: If you want to make the hat more fitted, then change this row to 1 dc in each stitch. You will end up with 60 dc)
Row 8: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss in top of first dc. (70 dc)

Using color B
Row 9: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss in top of first dc. (70 dc)

Using Color A
Row 10-12: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss in top of first dc. (70 dc)

Using Color B
Row 13: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss in top of first dc. (70 dc)

Using Color A
Row 14: 1 dc in each stitch. Join with ss in top of first dc. Fasten off and weave in ends (70 dc)

Earflaps- make 2
Count 10 stitches from last stitch and join with color A.
Row 1: Ch 1. 1 hdc in same stitch. 1 hdc in next 11 stitches (12 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1 turn. 1 hdc in each stitch (12 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1 turn. Hdc dec over first two stitches. 1 hdc in next 8 stitches. Hdc dec over last two stitches (10 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1 turn. 1 hdc in each stitch (10 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1 turn. Hdc dec over first two stitches. Hdc in next 6 stitches. Hdc dec over last two stitches (8 hdc)
Row 6: Ch 1 turn. 1 hdc in each stitch (8 hdc)
Row 7: Ch 1 turn. Hdc dec over first two stitches. Hdc in next 4 stitches. Hdc dec over last two stitches (6 hdc)
Row 8: Ch 1 turn. Hdc in each stitch (6 hdc)
Row 9: Ch 1 turn. Hdc dec over first two stitches. Hdc in next 2 stitches. Hdc over last two stitches. Finish off. Weave in ends. (4 hdc)
Using color B, join at the beginning of one side of the earflap and sc in each stitch around ending at the other side of the earflap. Join with ss in top of first sc. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Braids- make 2
Cut 6 strands of color A and 6 strands of color B 32 inches long.
Fold in half and use the crochet hook to pull though one of the bottom stitches of the earflap.
Tie a knot.
Separate the strand into three equal parts. Two will have 4 strands of color A and 4 strands of color B and one will have 2 of each.
Braid and knot the end.
Cut the strands to be even.

Make a multi color pom pom for the top. I wrapped mine around a piece of cardboard around 3 1/2 inches wide.
Crochet Men's Striped Earflap Hat Pattern


Crochet Men's Striped Earflap Hat Pattern

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