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Childs HDC Ear Flap Hat Pattern
Finally another free pattern to share.
This hat is for a child from 4 to 10, but can fit a little loosely on a 2 yr old and firmly up to 14. I have had it on my head and it barely fits, my head size is an adults meduim to small.
The hat fits my 4 yr old grand son just perfect and was a little loose on my 2 yr old but he still looked good in it. I hope to have some pictures of them wearing the hats soon.
The hat is made with the hdc st and works up quite fast, I have included a video tutorial for the hdc st at the bottom of the page.
If you make this hat, I would love to hear your feed back.
Enjoy.

I put a small flower on each side of the pink hat and a couple of buttons on the blue hat.

In the picture below, I am showing you what I am referring to in the pattern as the centre back st.

In the picture below, I am showing you where to sc twice when you make the edging for the hat.

Child’s Ear Flapper Hat

To fit 4 to 10 (will fit loosely on a 2 yr old and up to 14 with a firmer fit)

US st abbreviation used
Stitches used hdc = yarn over hook, insert hook into st, pull yarn through st, (3 loops on hook) pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook. (htrb AU, UK)

Hat begins at top of head, ear flaps attached at lower edge of hat.

Medium tension used, I am neither a loose or tight crocheter.

Posted by cats-rockin-crochet from Springvale, Victoria, Australia • Published See cats-rockin-crochet's 36 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Begin.
    Beginning ch 1 of every rnd is not counted as a st.

    Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring.

    1: ch 1, work 12 hdc into ring, sl st to join in the 1st hdc (you will do this on every round)

    2: ch 1, work 2 hdc into each hdc around sl st to join (24 hdc)

    3: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 2 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (32 hdc)

    4: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 3 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (40 hdc)

    5: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 4 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (48 hdc)

    6: ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the next 5 hdc, work 2 hdc into the next* repeat from *to* sl st to join (56 hdc)

    End Increases
    7: ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st around sl st to join (56 hdc)

    Rows: 8 to 21:, repeat row 7, finish off leaving a small tail, this will assist you with your earflap placement and can be sewn in later.

    Hat can be made longer, just work more rows

    Ear Flap Placements
    Using the small tail as your centre back st, each ear flap with be placed 7 st’s away from both sides of this st.

  • Step 2

    Ear flaps
    Left Ear flap (as you would wear it)
    Join yarn to the 7th hdc after your centre back st (do not count centre back st)

    1: Ch 1, work 1hdc in same place as join, work 1 hdc into the next 9 hdc’s (10 hdc) turn

    2: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc across (10 hdc) turn
    3: repeat row 2
    Begin decreases
    4: Ch 1, work 1 hdc into next hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next 6 hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next hdc, turn (8 hdc)

    5: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc across (8 hdc) turn

    6: Ch 1, work 1 hdc into next hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next 4 hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next hdc, turn (6 hdc)

    7: Ch 1, work 1 hdc in each hdc across (6 hdc) turn

    8: Ch 1, work 1 hdc into next hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next 2 hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next hdc, turn (4 hdc)

    9: Ch 1, work 1 hdc into next hdc, skip next hdc, skip next hdc, work 1 hdc into next hdc, (2 hdc), finish off
    Right Ear Flap (as you would wear it)

    Join yarn to the 17th hdc before your centre back st (do not count back st)

    Repeat pattern for left ear flap to make the right ear flap.
    Give your hat an edging and ties.

    At this point, sew in all loose ends.
    Edging: Using contrasting color

    Attach yarn to any st at the back of the hat.

    Make 1 sc in each st and space around, placing 2 sc’s in each corner where the flaps join the hat, you will have 2 corners on each flap.
    Check your work as you go around to maintain evenness.

  • Step 3

    Ties
    I made mine 14 inches long and used a hdc foundation row stitch (see, Chainless Half Double Crochet Foundation video below), then sewed the ties on.

    I have also made the ties with several strands of yarn and platted them.
    Other options for ties is a twisted cord, length of crocheted chain, the choice is yours.

  • Step 4

    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any problems you may have with this pattern.
    You have my permission to share this pattern, make the pattern and sell your goods, but not to sell my pattern.

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