Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern in 7 Sizes
Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern
5 mm (H)
In this short video I show and explain how to crochet a Cluster Stitch. (Written explanation following).
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Before I start with the actual pattern, I would like to mention one great advise from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me about how to join rounds when crocheting a hat: Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain. Always join your rounds to the first CL ST, NOT the chain. Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain. If you follow this advice the seam of the finished hat will be invisible on the right side of the hat.
Updated Oct. 13, 2016: I have created a short video showing how to start the hat and make the first round:
Use hook H
Size 0 – 6 Months:
Work *Two SC in first ST, one SC in next ST* two times, 1SC. Turn (7)
Size 6-12 Months:
ST* three times. Turn (9)
Size 12 Months – 2 Years
Size 3 – 6 Years
Size 7-10 Years
Size 11 Years – Adult
Use hook H
How to add braids:
12, but less then 24 pieces, you want to make sure the number of pieces can be divided by 3. In the example below I cut 12 pieces total (6 for each braid).
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