January 18, 2014

Crochet Hat With Earflaps - Adult Male Size

I have a video tutorial for this pattern, but I had to upload it in 4 parts since it's a little lengthy (I show all of the steps and that can take some time). I decided to make a playlist and embed that here so that way if you want to watch the video you will have them all and won't have to look at 4 embedded videos. :)



Materials

Size K (6.50 mm) Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle
Main Color = 2 skeins of various shades of grey worsted weight yarn
Accent Color = 2 skeins of black worsted weight yarn (or use both ends from the same skein)

Abbreviations

ML = Magic Loop (also known as magic circle, magic ring, or adjustable ring)
Hdc = Half Double Crochet Stitch
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Ch = Chain Stitch
YO = Yarn Over
TC = Turning Chain
Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern Notes
  • This hat is made by working two strands of worsted weight yarn together.
  • The turning chain (though you don't do much turning) does not count as a stitch. When joining the rounds, you will sl st into top of first hdc, not into the chain.
  • This hat is sized for a head circumference of about 23.5 inches.
  • If you wish to make the hat a different size, you should stop making increasing rounds (Rounds 2-6) at the desired diameter. Round 7 is an increasing round as well, but it only increases 6 stitches and I would recommend keeping a round with 5 or 6 stitches before making the rest of the hat. If you change the size of the hat, the overall number of stitches will, of course, change.

Instructions

Using two strands of Main Color held together, make a Magic Loop.
Round 1:  Work 10 hdc into ML. Pull yarn tail tight to close the circle. Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 2:  Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in each stitch. (20). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 3:  Ch 2. {Work 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next stitch.} Repeat from { to }. (30). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 4:  Ch 2. {Work 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches.} Repeat from { to }. (40). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 5:  Ch 2. {Work 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches.} Repeat from { to }. (50). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 6:  Ch 2. {Work 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches.} Repeat from { to }. (60). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 7:  Ch 2. {Work 2 hdc in next stitch, 1 hdc in next 9 stitches.} Repeat from { to }. (66). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 8:  Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in next 65 stitches. For last stitch, work hdc as normal until right before you would make last YO. Using two strands of Accent Color held together, YO and pull through the 3 loops on hook, completing the last hdc of the round. (66). Sl st into top of first hdc. Cut Main Color leaving 5 inch tail to weave in later.
Round 9:  Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each stitch. (66). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Round 10:  Repeat Round 9
Round 11:  Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in next 65 stitches. For last stitch, work hdc as normal until right before you would make last YO. Using two strands of Main Color held together, YO and pull through the 3 loops on hook, completing the last hdc of the round. (66). Sl st into top of first hdc. Cut Accent Color leaving 5 inch tail to weave in later.
Round 12:  Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in each stitch. (66). Sl st into top of first hdc.
Rounds 13 - 17:  Repeat Round 12.

Earflaps
  • Ch 2. Work 1 hdc in next 17 stitches (we are not counting the TC as a stitch). **Ch 2. Turn.
  • Work 1 hdc in next 8 stitches. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Work 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, 1 hdc2tog. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Work 1 hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 1 hdc2tog. Ch 2. Turn.
  • Work 2 hdc2tog. Sl st down the side of the earflap, joining at where the earflap meets Round 17.**
  • Work 1 hdc in next 39 stitches.
  • Repeat from ** to **
  • Work 1 hdc in next 10 stitches. For last stitch, work hdc as normal until right before you make last YO. Using two strands of Accent Color held together, YO and pull through the 3 loops on hook, completing the last hdc of the round. Sl st into top of first hdc. Cut Main Color leaving 5 inch tail to weave in later.
  • Work hdc around the entire hat and earflaps. You might need to do 2 hdc in the same stitch at the rounded parts at the end of the earflaps. Sl st into top of first hdc. Bind off and weave in ends.

2 comments:

  1. For this easy scarf, I used a long rectangular loom with 18 pegs across, but only used 8 of them so a shorter loom will work just as well. This pattern is my go-to when I need to crochet a quick cowl. ... In this video, I can see how to make a hat with a brim on a round knitting loom.

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