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Monday, June 2, 2014

Blooming Strawberry Baby Earflap Hat 0-3 mo – Free Crochet Pattern

At followers request I designed this crochet baby earflap hat to match the Blooming Strawberry Baby Booties.


Hat Size: 38-40 cm circumference, to fit a 0-3 mo baby.


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Gauge: 1 shell= 1,9 cm
Materials:
- yarn: Anne Geddes Baby from Red Heart Yarns color Taffy (pink= Color A), Spearmint (green = Color B) small amount of Lily (white = Color C)

Many thanks to Red Heart Yarns for sponsoring the yarns used for this pattern!

- 4 mm crochet hook 
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends 
- scissors 






Stitches, terms (US) and abbreviations used:
- magic ring;
- sl st: slip stitch
- sc: single crochet
- sc dec: single crochet decrease. I like to use the Single Crochet Invisible Decrease, as shown on Moogly. 
- hdc: half double crochet
- dc: double crochet
- dc2 tog: double crochet two together
- tr3tog: triple crochet three together 
- st: stitch
- sk: skip
- shell = (1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc) into same stitch
* to * : repeat the sequence of stitches between the stars



Hat Pattern:
With hook size 4 mm and yarn color A, make a magic ring.
Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into ring, join with sl st to top of first hdc. ( 10 sts)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (20 sts)
Round 3: ch 1, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st *, repeat around from * to *, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (30 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, *1 hdc in each of next 2 sts , 2 hdc in next st *, repeat around from * to *, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (40 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, *1 hdc in each of next 3 sts , 2 hdc in next st *, repeat around from * to *, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (50 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, *1 hdc in each of next 4 sts , 2 hdc in next st *, repeat around from * to *, join with sl st to top of first hdc. (60 sts)
Round 7: ch1, work (1sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into first st, sk 2sts, work *(1sc, 1 hdc, 1dc) into next st, sk 2 sts *, repeat from * to *, sl st into top of first sc. ( 20 shells)
Round 8: ch 1, work (1 sc, 1hdc, 1 dc) into first sc, sk next (1 hdc, 1dc), work * (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) into next sc, sk next (1 hdc, 1 dc) *, repeat from * to *, sl st into top of first sc. ( 20 shells)
Rounds 9- 16 Repeat as round 8, at the end of round 15, slip stitch with yarn color B and work round 16 (the last round of shells) with yarn color B, join with sl st into top of first sc.
Don't fasten off, continue with the first earflap (this will be the right earflap).

The Earflaps are worked in rows, turning the work at the end of each row.
First Earflap:
Row 1-2: ch1, 1 sc in each of next 12 sts, turn. ( 12 sts)
Row 3: ch1, sc dec, 1 sc in each of next 8 sts, sc dec (10 sts)
Note: Starting with row 4 don't ch 1 at the beginning of the rows without decreases, start the rows directly with sc into first st; this will make the edge more even. The rows with decreases will start with ch 1.
Row 4: 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. ( 10 sts)
Row 5: ch1, sc dec, 1 sc in each of next 6 sts, sc dec. ( 8 sts)
Row 6: sc in each of next 8 sts. ( 8 sts )
Row 7: ch 1, sc dec, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts, sc dec. (6 sts )
Row 8: sc in each of next 6 sts. (6 sts )
Row 9: ch 1, sc dec, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc dec (4 sts )
Row 10: sc in each of next 4 sts. ( 4 sts)
Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Second earflap:
Holding the hat with the right side facing you, skip the next 7 shells to the left of the first earflap and join yarn color B into the sc st of the 8th shell.
Work the second earflap the same way as the first one. Cut yarn. Fasten off.
Between the earflaps you should have 7 shells at the front and 5 shells at the back of the hat.

Edging around the hat:
Start with a standing single crochet at the middle back, work sc stitches around the hat and earflaps, with 2 sc sts in the corner stitches at the top of the eaflaps. Cut yarn. Fasten off invisibly.

Ties (make 2):
Join yarn with a sl st in the middle top of the earflaps. Chain 39, turn, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and sl st into each ch across, sl st back into top of earflap. Cut yarn. Weave in the ends.

Small Flowers:
With yarn color C and hook size 4 mm, make a magic ring. You will work all the petals directly into the magic ring.
* ch3, work dc2tog, ch 3, sl st into ring *, repeat from * to * 5 times for 5 petals. Cut yarn. Fasten off. Pull yarn end to close the magic ring, leaving a small hole in the center of the flower to insert the tie through it.
After inserting the flower on the tie, make a small tight knot at the end of the tie. (This will be center of the flower!) Secure the flower on the tie sewing a few stitches back and fort. Cut yarn. Fasten off. 


Big Flower:
Flower center: With yarn color B and hook size 4 mm, make a magic ring.
Ch 1, work 10 hdc into ring; sl st into top of first hdc. Cut yarn. Fasten off.
Petals: Join yarn color C with a sl st into a hdc of the flower's center.
* ch 3, tr3tog in next st, ch 3, sl st into next st *, repeat from * to * 5 times.
(5 petals made.)
Cut yarn. Fasten off leaving a long tail and sew the flower on the hat, stitching into the chain stitches around the petals.



The matching baby booties can be found here!



 I would love to see your creations made using this pattern. Please share your pictures on my Facebook Page Myhobbyiscrochet. Thank you! 

Written pattern copyright Kinga Erdem 2014. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, instead link to the pattern, if you would like to share it with others. Thank you! 
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