Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat Pattern

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Super soft, super warm and super comfortable – The Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat is the perfect hat for babies, children and adults. You can embellish this hat as you please but if you would like the simple flower embellishment I used, the pattern is included at the end of this post.

For the basic bulky hat pattern, without earflaps, please visit this post: Basic Bulky Beanie Pattern

Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat Free Pattern Preemie to Adult from oombawkadesigncrochet

Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat Pattern

For any of my hat patterns that I have started with a double magic ring (see this tutorial) you can just as easily crochet a regular magic ring or begin by crocheting a chain-3 and slip stitch to join to the first chain to form a ring and then work your stitches directly into that ring.

 Supplies

If you choose to use Red Heart Soft Essentials – it is super soft and holds it’s shape beautifully. It isn’t too heavy either – it has movement – and you will love how it looks and feels.

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER-EASY

Finished Size

Sizes range from Preemie to Adult Large – remember if you have a head to measure – measure it because the sizes are based on average ranges and not everyone conforms to the ‘average’ sizes.

Gauge

10 dc = 4 inches; almost 6.4 rounds = 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Changing Colours on the Last Yarn Over

Magic Ring

Joining with a hdc

Joining with a sl st

Notes

  • do not count the sl st as a stitch
  • do not count the ch 3 at the beginning of a round as a stitch
  • the first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join

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Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat Pattern Instructions

Basic Bulky Earflap Hat Free Pattern from Oombawka Design

Remember: The first st of each round is worked in the same st as you sl st to join

Preemie

To Fit: 12 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 4 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 1.5 inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: ch 3, 2 dc in the first st; 1 dc in each rem st around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [25]

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [25]

R5-R6: rep R4; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [25]

R7: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. [25]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 4 sts, turn. [4]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; turn. [3]

R3: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in the next st; turn. Finish off and weave in ends. [2]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends

Newborn

To Fit: 13.5 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 4.5 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 1.5 inches to each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 5 times. 1 dc in each rem st around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [29]

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [29]

R5-R7: rep R4; finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [29]

R8: 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts. [29]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 5 sts, turn. [5]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts; turn. [4]

R3: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts; turn. Finish off and weave in ends. [3]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends

Size 0-3 months

To Fit: 16 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 5.5  inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 2.5 inches to each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 11 times. 1 dc in each rem st around.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [35]

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [35]

R5-R8: rep R4 [35]

R9: 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts. [35]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 6 sts, turn. [6]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R3: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts; turn. [4]

R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [3]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends

Size 3-6 months

To Fit: 17 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 5.5 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 2.5 inches to each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [38]

R6-R8: rep R5 [38]

R9: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [38]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 6 sts, turn. [6]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R3: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts; turn. [4]

R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [3]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends

Basic Bulky Ear Flap Hat Free Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet

Size: 6-12 months

To Fit: 18 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6.25 inches at forehead; earflaps add 3 additional inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [40]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [40]

R6-R9: rep R5 [40]

R10: 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [40]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 7 sts, turn. [7]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R4: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: 12-24 months

To Fit: 19 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6.25 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3 inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts**. Rep from * to ** 7 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [43]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [43]

R6-R9: rep R5 [43]

R10: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 15 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts. [43]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 7 sts, turn. [7]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R4: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: 3-6 years

To Fit: 20 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 6.75 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3 inches to each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 9 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [45]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [45]

R6-R10: rep R5 [45]

R11: 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 16 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [45]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 7 sts, turn. [7]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R4: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: 7-10 years

To Fit: 20 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 7.5 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3 inches to each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R6-R11: rep R5 [48]

R12: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [48]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 7 sts, turn. [7]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R4: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: Adult Small

To Fit: 22 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 7.5 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3.5 inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5:  Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 23 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [50]

R7-R11: rep R6 [50]

R12: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 18 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts. [50]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 8 sts, turn. [8]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts; turn. [7]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts; turn. [7]

R4:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R5: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: Adult Medium

To Fit: 23 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 8.0 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3.5 inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5:  Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**. Rep from * to ** 7 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [55]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [55]

R7-R12: rep R6 [55]

R13: 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 20 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. [55]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 9 sts, turn. [9]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts; turn. [8]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts; turn. [8]

R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts; turn. [7]

R5:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R6: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Size: Adult Large

To Fit: 24 inches Head Circumference
Finished Length: 8.75 inches at forehead; earflaps add an additional 3.5 inches on each side

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the top of first dc to join. [12]

R2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around; sl st to the first dc to join. [24]

R3: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 12 times.  Sl st to the first dc to join. [36]

R4: Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts**. Rep from * to ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [48]

R5:  Ch 3,*2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 10 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [58]

R7-R13: rep R6 [58]

R13: 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 21 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts. [58]

Finish off you yarn and weave in your ends.

Earflap 1:

Rejoin your yarn with a standing hdc in the first dc of one earflap; making sure you are still working around the outside of the hat.

R1: 1 hdc in each of the 9 sts, turn. [9]

R2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts; turn. [8]

R3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts; turn. [8]

R4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts; turn. [7]

R5:  Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts; turn. [6]

R6: Ch2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts; turn. [5]

R7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), sk the next hdc, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. Finish off and weave in ends. [4]

Repeat the above instructions for Earflap 1, to make Earflap 2 but do not finish off; instead proceed to Finishing Rounds below.

Finishing Rounds:

R1: Work 1 sc in each row end and each sc around the entire hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

R2: Join a contrasting yarn color with 1 sl st in any sc st from R1 (I always join at the end of an earflap).

Please remember this is a decorative edge so you need to maintain the same gauge as the rest of the hat. If you work this Round too tightly the hat will no longer fit. If you find it difficult to crochet loosely when working a sl st please omit this round completely.

Work 1 sl st in each sc around the edge of the hat. Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional Flower Embellishment

Optional Flower Embellishment Oombawka Design

R1: Color 1: Work 10 sc in a MR. Tighten firmly to close, finish off and weave in your ends securely. [10]

R2: Join Color 2 with a sl st join.  *Ch 4. We will be working back across the ch 4 now. Sk 1 ch and work 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in the next ch and 1 dc in the last ch. We will be working into the sc sts from R1 now. Sk 1 sc and sl st to the next sc.**

Rep from * to ** 4 more times. You will have 5 petals at the end of R2 (Image 4).

R3: Image 5: Work 1 sc in the base of each ch (except the sk ch) and each st around (including each sl st). Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends.


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2 Comments

  1. Hi Avery, I apologize. There should be 11. I numbered the row incorrectly! Thank you for letting me know. I’ve updated it.

  2. I love this pattern! I just have a question about the 3-6 year old size, it seems like there’s a little error. For the main hat part it says rounds 6-10, repeat round 5. Then it says round 10, do some sc and dc. Should there be 10 or 11 rounds for this hat? Thanks!