Simple Double Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern

If you have been searching for a Simple Double Crochet Hat Pattern with earflaps to make then this is the pattern for you! Available in 11 sizes from preemie to adult large and crocheted using your basic medium weight yarn – you can take this pattern and make your hats easily and affordably as gifts and to donate to your favorite charities.

At the end of the post I have also included instructions to add braided ties if you wish. For my own children I omit these currently because their coats and snowsuits all seem to have Velcro at the neck – which does not play well with yarn braids or hat ties. I hope this becomes one of your go-to patterns for earflap hats! I can’t wait to see how you embellish them!

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Easy Double Crochet Earflap Hat Pattern 2018 Oombawka Design Crochet

I have started the project by working a double magic ring (see this tutorial) but 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.

Simple Double Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern

Easy Double Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern ODC free pattern

Supplies

You can substitute other medium weight yarns such as Red Heart with Love.

If you want to use Red Heart Soft instead please use this free pattern instead as it is sized to work with this lighter weight medium yarn: Keep Your Ears Covered with this Simple Hat

If you are using a Bulky Weight Yarn please see this free pattern: Basic Bulky Earflap Hat

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

See sizes listed in the pattern below.

Gauge

3 sts per inch
2 rounds per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
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

Join with a single crochet stitch

Skip to these Spots in the Video:

Earflap #1: https://youtu.be/8WPqPoytqqc?t=549

Earflap #2: https://youtu.be/8WPqPoytqqc?t=856

Invisible Join: https://youtu.be/8WPqPoytqqc?t=1259

Braided Ties: https://youtu.be/8WPqPoytqqc?t=1309

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
  • the earflaps are worked in single crochet stitches – I prefer this method as it does not leave open gaps as much over the ears for the wind to blow through
  • The number of stitches between the earflaps at the front and back of the hat are not exactly the same…this is because human heads require slightly more space at the front, than at the back. To accommodate for this I have allowed one or 2 extra stitches of space for the front of the face. This minor adjustment in placement will provide you with a hat that fits better. If you prefer your hats to have exactly the same number of stitches in the front and back – simply take the total number of stitches in the final round of your hat (by size) below and divide this number by 3. Leave this amount between each earflap. The earflap size is the same amount but divided by 2 since you have 2 flaps. So for example: Child has 60 sts. 60/3=20 Leave 20 at the front, 20 at the back and each assign 10 to each earflap.
  • These hats are based on maths so if you have the correct number of stitches and are crocheting to the gauge specified you will always have the exact size hat I have specified below. For example: Child has 60 sts. 60 sts divided by 3 stitches per inch is 20 inches circumference. If you need a different size, simple use this same method to determine how many stitches you need to end with – then be sure you add or subtract a stitch to reach this total during the increase rounds at the beginning of the hat 🙂 email me if you have questions.
  • Flower: Simply Irresistible Crochet Flower
  • Watch the tutorial on YouTube here.

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Easy Double Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern

 

Preemie

Finished hat size: 10″ circumference. To fit 12″ head size.

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 ** 8 times.  1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [32]

R5-R7: Rep R4.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months at the end of the post

 

Newborn

Finished hat size: 12″ circumference. To fit 14″ head size.

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 ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. 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-R9: Rep R5.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months at the end of the post

 

0-3 months

Finished hat size: 14″ circumference. To fit 16″ head size.

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 ** 8 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R5: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [44]

R6-R9: Rep R5.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Preemie, Newborn, 0-3 months at the end of the post.

 

3 mos – 6 months

Finished hat size: 15″ circumference. To fit 17″ head size.

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-R10: Rep R5.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months at the end of the post.

 

6 mos – 12 months

Finished hat size: 16″ circumference. To fit 18″ head size.

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 ** 2 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. 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-R10: Rep R6.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months at the end of the post.

 

12 mos – 24 months

Finished hat size: 17″ circumference. To fit 19″ head size.

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 ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [54]

R7-R11: Rep R6.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months at the end of the post.

 

Toddler (3-5 years)

Finished hat size: 18″ circumference. To fit 20″ head size.

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-R12: Rep R6.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Toddler, Child and Small Adult at the end of the post.

 

Child (7-10 years)

Finished hat size: 19″ circumference. To fit 21″ head size.

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 ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R7-R13: Rep R6.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Toddler, Child and Small Adult at the end of the post.

 

Small Adult (Teen)

Finished hat size: 20″ circumference. To fit 22″ head size.

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 ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [64]

R8-R13: Rep R7.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Toddler, Child and Small Adult at the end of the post.

 

Medium Adult (Woman)

Finished hat size: 21″ circumference. To fit 23″ head size.

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 ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: Ch 3, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**. Rep from * to ** 6 times. 1 dc in each rem st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [66]

R8-R14: Rep R7.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Medium Adult and Large Adult at the end of the post.

 

Large Adult (Men)

Finished hat size: 22″ circumference, 9″ height. To fit 24″ head size.

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 ** 12 times. Sl st to the first dc to join. [60]

R6: 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. [70]

R7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Sl st to the first dc to join. [70]

R8-R15: Rep R7.

Proceed to Earflap Instructions for Medium Adult and Large Adult at the end of the post.


Ear Flap Instructions by Size

Preemie, Newborn and 0-3 months sizes.

Stitches are shown in this order: Preemie (Newborn, 0-3 months)

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (6, 7) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6, 7)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5, 6)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4, 5)]

For Preemie only:

Row 4: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

For Newborn and 0-3 months:

Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next (2, 3) sts, ch 1, turn. [(3, 4)]

For Newborn only:

Row 5: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

For 0-3 months only:

Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn. [3]
Row 6: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

Earflap 2:

Keeping the crown (top) of the hat facing you, count 11 (14, 16) sts from the left edge of the earflap, join your yarn and continue with the instructions for Earflap 2 in the next stitch. **Note: these 11 (14, 16) sts are for the front of the hat, so you may wish to add a marker to remember if you are embellishing one side of the hat later. **

Make sure you are working from the outside of the hat to the inside of the hat! (From Right Side [RS] to Wrong Side [WS]) or your finishing rounds will be worked on the wrong side of the hat (i.e. the inside!).

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Join with a standing sc stitch; 1 sc in each of the next 4 (5, 6) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6, 7)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5, 6)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4, 5)]

For Preemie only:

Row 4: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions.

For Newborn and 0-3 months:

Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next (2, 3) sts, ch 1, turn. [(3, 4)]

For Newborn only:

Row 5: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]

Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions.

For 0-3 months only:

Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, turn. [3]
Row 6: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

Be sure the right side of the hat is facing you. If it isn’t because you ended on the WS (wrong side or inside of the hat), ch 1 and turn so you are working the finishing round around the outside of the hat (rather than toward the inside of the hat). Basically you want your stitches to be showing their ‘fronts’ on the outside of the hat when you are wearing it.

Round 1: 1 sc in each st around the entire hat and both earflaps and and 2 sts in the ch1sp at the end of each earflap. Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to the Adding the Ties Instructions at the End of the Post.


3-6, 6-12 and 12-24 months sizes.

Stitches are shown in this order: 3-6 months (6-12 months, 12-24 months)

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 8 (8, 9) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (8, 9)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (6, 7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (7, 8)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (5, 6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (6, 7)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (4, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (5, 6)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (3, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (4, 5)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (2, 3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (3, 4)]

For 3-6 months and 6-12 months only:

Row 7: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

For 12-24 months only:

Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 8: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

Earflap 2:

Keeping the crown (top) of the hat facing you, count 17 (18, 19) sts from the left edge of the earflap, join your yarn and continue with the instructions for Earflap 2 in the next stitch. **Note: these 17 (18, 19) sts are for the front of the hat, so you may wish to add a marker to remember if you are embellishing one side of the hat later. **

Make sure you are working from the outside of the hat to the inside of the hat! (From Right Side [RS] to Wrong Side [WS]) or your finishing rounds will be worked on the wrong side of the hat (i.e. the inside!).

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Join with a standing sc stitch; 1 sc in each of the next 7 (7, 8) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (8, 9)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (6, 7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (7, 8)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (5, 6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (6, 7)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (4, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (5, 6)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (3, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (4, 5)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (2, 3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (3, 4)]

For 3-6 months and 6-12 months only:

Row 7: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions.

For 12-24 months only:

Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 8: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

Be sure the right side of the hat is facing you. If it isn’t because you ended on the WS (wrong side or inside of the hat), ch 1 and turn so you are working the finishing round around the outside of the hat (rather than toward the inside of the hat). Basically you want your stitches to be showing their ‘fronts’ on the outside of the hat when you are wearing it.

Round 1: 1 sc in each st around the entire hat and both earflaps and 2 sts in the ch1sp at the end of each earflap. Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to the Adding the Ties Instructions at the Very End of the Post.


Toddler, Child and Small Adult sizes.

Stitches are shown in this order: Toddler (Child, Small Adult)

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 9 (10, 10) sts, ch 1, turn [9 (10, 10)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 (8, 8) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (9, 9)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (7, 7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (8, 8)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (7, 7)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (5, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6, 6)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5, 5)]
Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3, 3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4, 4)]

For Toddler:

Row 8: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

For Child and Small Adult only:

Row 8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 9: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

Earflap 2:

Keeping the crown (top) of the hat facing you, count 21 (21, 23) sts from the left edge of the earflap, join your yarn and continue with the instructions for Earflap 2 in the next stitch. **Note: these 21 (21, 23) sts are for the front of the hat, so you may wish to add a marker to remember if you are embellishing one side of the hat later. **

Make sure you are working from the outside of the hat to the inside of the hat! (From Right Side [RS] to Wrong Side [WS]) or your finishing rounds will be worked on the wrong side of the hat (i.e. the inside!).

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Join with a standing sc stitch; 1 sc in each of the next 8 (9, 9) sts, ch 1, turn [9 (10, 10)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 (8, 8) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (9, 9)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (7, 7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (8, 8)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (7, 7)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (5, 5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6, 6)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4, 4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5, 5)]
Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3, 3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4, 4)]

For Toddler:

Row 8: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions Below.

For Child and Small Adult only:

Row 8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 9: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions Below.

Finishing Instructions:

Be sure the right side of the hat is facing you. If it isn’t because you ended on the WS (wrong side or inside of the hat), ch 1 and turn so you are working the finishing round around the outside of the hat (rather than toward the inside of the hat). Basically you want your stitches to be showing their ‘fronts’ on the outside of the hat when you are wearing it.

Round 1: 1 sc in each st around the entire hat and both earflaps and 2 sts in the ch1sp at the end of each earflap. Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to the Adding the Ties Instructions at the Very End of the Post.


Medium Adult and Large Adult sizes.

Stitches are shown in this order: Medium Adult  (Large Adult)

Earflap 1:

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 11 (12) sts, ch 1, turn [11 (12)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 9 (10) sts, ch 1, turn [10 (11)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 8 (9) sts, ch 1, turn [9 (10)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 (8) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (9)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (8)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (7)]
Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6)]
Row 8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5)]
Row 9: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4)]

For Medium Adult Only:

Row 10: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

For Large Adult Only:

Row 10: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 11: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to Earflap 2.

Earflap 2:

Keeping the crown (top) of the hat facing you, count 23 (24) sts from the left edge of the earflap, join your yarn and continue with the instructions for Earflap 2 in the next stitch. **Note: these 23 (24) sts are for the front of the hat, so you may wish to add a marker to remember if you are embellishing one side of the hat later. **

Make sure you are working from the outside of the hat to the inside of the hat! (From Right Side [RS] to Wrong Side [WS]) or your finishing rounds will be worked on the wrong side of the hat (i.e. the inside!).

Earflap 2:

Row 1: Join with a standing sc stitch; 1 sc in each of the next 10 (11) sts, ch 1, turn [11 (12)]
Row 2: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 9 (10) sts, ch 1, turn [10 (11)]
Row 3: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 8 (9) sts, ch 1, turn [9 (10)]
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 7 (8) sts, ch 1, turn [8 (9)]
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 6 (7) sts, ch 1, turn [7 (8)]
Row 6: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 5 (6) sts, ch 1, turn [6 (7)]
Row 7: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 (5) sts, ch 1, turn [5 (6)]
Row 8: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 3 (4) sts, ch 1, turn [4 (5)]
Row 9: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 (3) sts, ch 1, turn [3 (4)]

For Medium Adult Only:

Row 10: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions Below.

For Large Adult Only:

Row 10: Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn. [(3)]
Row 11: 1 sc in the first st, ch 1, sk the 2nd st, 1 sc in the 3rd st. [2 sc, 1 ch1sp]
Do not finish off. Proceed to Finishing Instructions Below.

Finishing Instructions:

Be sure the right side of the hat is facing you. If it isn’t because you ended on the WS (wrong side or inside of the hat), ch 1 and turn so you are working the finishing round around the outside of the hat (rather than toward the inside of the hat). Basically you want your stitches to be showing their ‘fronts’ on the outside of the hat when you are wearing it.

Round 1: 1 sc in each st around the entire hat and both earflaps and 2 sts in the ch1sp at the end of each earflap. Finish off and weave in ends. Proceed to the Adding the Ties Instructions at the Very End of the Post.

 


Adding The Ties Instructions

Preemie & Newborn Only:

  • Cut 9-strands of yarn, each measuring approximately 20″ ( 50 cm) in length.
  • Pull the strands through the chain 1 space at the base of the earflaps, half way (until you have the same amount of yarn on each side of the earflap).
  • Divide the strands equally into 3-sections of six strands (using yarn lengths from each side of the earflap).
  • Braid the stands until you are approximately 4-inches from the end and tie a knot using all the yarn.
  • Repeat for the second tie.
  • Line up the ties and trim the ends to a similar length.

0-3 months to 6-12 Months Only:

  • Cut 9-strands of yarn, each measuring approximately 25″ ( 63 cm) in length.
  • Pull the strands through the chain 1 space at the base of the earflaps, half way (until you have the same amount of yarn on each side of the earflap).
  • Divide the strands equally into 3-sections of six strands (using yarn lengths from each side of the earflap).
  • Braid the stands until you are approximately 4-inches from the end and tie a knot using all the yarn.
  • Repeat for the second tie.
  • Line up the ties and trim the ends to a similar length.

12 months to Adult Large Only:

  • Cut 12-strands of yarn, each measuring approximately 30″ ( 76 cm) in length.
  • Pull the strands through the chain 1 space at the base of the earflaps, half way (until you have the same amount of yarn on each side of the earflap).
  • Divide the strands equally into 3-sections of eight strands (using yarn lengths from each side of the earflap).
  • Braid the stands until you are approximately 5-inches from the end and tie a knot using all the yarn.
  • Repeat for the second tie.
  • Line up the ties and trim the ends to a similar length.

Embellish as you wish and enjoy!

Easy Double Crochet Earflap Hat Pattern 2018 Oombawka Design Crochet 2

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  1. Hi Kara, I went to double check and it actually is correct as written. You need to only have 38 stitches at the end of Round 4 or the hat will be much too large for a newborn when you are done. We are only adding 2 extra stitches on this round – we repeat from * to ** 2 times. Then we work 1 stitch in each remaining stitch around to have 38 stitches at the end of the round. I hope this message gets to you before you finish the hat! Best wishes, Rhondda

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

  2. I see it’s been some time since anyone commented; but I’m currently working the newborn size and on round 4, I believe you have the stitch count written wrong, it says 38 in brackets where it should be 48, easy enough to figure out, but thought I would mention so others that may be newer don’t get confused. 🙂

  3. What should the measurements of the hat be from top to bottom with and without the ear flaps?

  4. Hi Kylie! Thank you so much – yes it should be sc in the next 2 sts. Thank you for letting me know so I could fix it! Have a lovely day, Rhondda

  5. Hi Rhonda,

    Great pattern! Very detailed and easy to follow.
    Would you mind checking ear flap 1 for the 12-24mths? I think it should be sc2 for row 7 instead of sc3.
    Thanks,

    Kylie

  6. Hi Pam, Here is an example using the child size hat: The number of stitches between the earflaps at the front and back of the hat are not exactly the same…this is because human heads require slightly more space at the front, than at the back. To accommodate for this I have allowed one or 2 extra stitches of space for the front of the face. This minor adjustment in placement will provide you with a hat that fits better. If you prefer your hats to have exactly the same number of stitches in the front and back – simply take the total number of stitches in the final round of your hat (by size) below and divide this number by 3. Leave this amount between each earflap. The earflap size is the same amount but divided by 2 since you have 2 flaps. So for example: Child has 60 sts. 60/3=20 Leave 20 at the front, 20 at the back and each assign 10 to each earflap. There is also video to show you here:
    Skip to these Spots in the Video:

    Earflap #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=549&v=8WPqPoytqqc&feature=youtu.be

    Earflap #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=856&v=8WPqPoytqqc&feature=youtu.be

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  7. If the hat is not shaping up after you begin the rounds worked ‘even’ (meaning you are not adding extra stitches but working one stitch in each stitch) this means there are either too many stitches (the rounds are increasing somehow – like if you are accidentally working into the slip stitch to join stitch each round),or the gauge per stitch is not matching the gauge in the pattern. I recommend checking how many stitches you have and also checking the gauge to be sure that you are still reaching the same number of stitches per inch. If you are making your stitches larger because you have relaxed now that you are not adding extra stitches the gauge could be off. For example if you are now getting 2 stitches per inch instead of 3 stitches per inch, that can be a difference of 10 inches in size when there are 60 stitches in the hat.
    60 stitches divided by 3 stitches per inch = 20 inch hat size but 60 stitches divided by 2 stitches per inch = 30 inch hat size. If this is what has happened and there are less stitches per inch now then the hat is still increasing in size due the stitch size – even though we aren’t adding more stitches. Even at 2.5 stitches per inch there will be a significant increase in size (the hat would 24 inches in circumference if you have 2.5 stitches per inch) be which would cause the hat to remain flat longer before shaping up into a hat shape. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  8. Hi there! Love this pattern, very easy to follow. I’m finding that my hat is very flat however, which is not like any other hat pattern I’ve used. Any idea why this is happening?

  9. Hi Heather, Hook: 5.5 mm (I). I’ve had 2 requests now for a video for this so I will see about adding one in the next couple weeks! All the best, Rhondda

  10. Hi Heather, The square brackets tell you the number of stitches for that round. There is no video tutorial for this yet but if you think it needs one I will add it to my list 🙂 Thanks, Rhondda

  11. Rhondda I am making a toddler ear flap hat and a bit confused about the numbers in [ ] brackets after the last ch1. What do they mean. I can understand the ( ) brackets. I am not too sure I have done the earflap right. Is there a video tutorial that can help? Thank you.

  12. Im going to try and make one of these for a toddler. I have learned most of the little crochet I know from youtube. I don’t know if you have given the needle size anywhere. Can you tell me the needle size of the medium worsted yarn? Thanks.

  13. Hi Valerie 🙂 I do not count away from the seam line of the hat. I let it be on the one ‘back’ side of the ear flap so it isn’t a ‘straight view’ when someone is looking at them from behind. I find seams less noticeable this way but you can certainly take the number of stitches you are making for the hat and divide it in 4. Then count that amount from the ‘seam’ to begin earflap #1. It won’t be exactly the center back because I allow a little more difference in ‘face’ area for earflaps than back of head area (this is in the pattern notes at the top of the post – it is only a stitch or 2 but it will skew the center if you are trying to make it exactly center). I work earflap #2 by counting away from the finished earflap #1. I think the note is at the top of the earflap #2 section (I can’t view it while I’m typing a comment response as this is done on a different screen than the actual post on my site). If you check there it should tell you exactly how many stitches to count away from the first earflap side edge before joining your yarn for the second earflap. Hope this helps and if you can’t find the note let me know and I will get on my computer so I can open a couple extra windows so I can copy and paste for you 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  14. I am making the Easy Double Crochet Ear Flap Hat and when I got to Ear Flap #1 I started it at the seam since your instructions don’t mention counting a number of stitches away from the back seam to begin the flap. When I tried making the flap, it seems so far back of the hat and if I made the 2nd flap starting in the same way it looks really funny. Do you have a video showing how to make the flaps on this hat? If not, where do I start making the flaps away from the back seam? Help!!! Thank you

  15. Making 2 of these in children’s sizes, so fast and easy and great looking! I am thinking of adding a pom to them, too. Love this pattern, very well-written with extra notes for a professional look!

  16. I’m just learning to crochet and am on my second Basic bulky beanie. Thanks for the easy and rewarding beginner pattern. I’d like to try this but get a bit stuck at the ear flaps. Could you post a video or more detailed instructions about how to do the flaps?
    Thank you!