Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Earflap Hat

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by Premier Yarns Design Team

Premier Yarns Knit for Kids Earflap Hat

Join A.C. Moore, World Vision, and Premier Yarns to wrap the world in warmth! We invite you to crochet this adorable hat for your child or for a child in need –-- either way, you’'re helping to make a difference. World Vision’'s Knit for Kids program provides warmth and comfort to children living in poverty across the world. You can donate this hat, or any hand-made item, to Knit for Kids at all A.C. Moore locations. Premier Yarns is also generously donating a percentage of all Knit for Kids yarn sales to World Vision'’s international development and relief work. Stop in today and see the manager for more information. Click here for more details and projects.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Pattern is written for Infant size with changes for larger sizes (Toddler, Young Child, Older Child) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to the size you are making.
    Use a gauge of 16 dc x 8 rows (about 4 inch) to crochet a hat that measures 14 (16, 18, 20) inch in circumference when finished. Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you less stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size hook; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size hook.
  • 2
    Hat:
    With larger hook and Forest, ch 4, join in a ring with a sl st. Note: Rnds beg at center back.
    Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with sl st— 12 dc.
    Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join —24 dc.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around— 36 dc.
    Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in each dc around.
    Rnd 5: With Lime, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts; rep from * around —48 dc.
    Rnd 6: With Forest, ch 3, dc in each dc around.
  • 3
    Infant Only:
    Rnd 7:
    With Lime, ch 3, dc, inc 8 sts evenly around —56 dc.
    Rnds 8 through 10: With Forest, ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off. Work earflaps as below in step 8.
    All Other Sizes:
    Rnd 7:
    With Lime, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around —60 dc.
  • 4
    Toddler Only:
    Rnd 8:
    With Forest, ch 3, dc, inc 4 sts evenly around— 64 dc.
    Rnd 9: With Lime, ch 3, dc in each dc around.
    Rnds 10 through 12: With Forest, ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off. Work earflaps as below in step 8.
  • 5
    All Other Sizes:
    Rnd 8:
    With Forest, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts; rep from * around— 72 dc.
  • 6
    Young Child Only:
    Rnd 9:
    With Lime, ch 3, dc in each dc around.
    Rnds 10 through 12: With Forest, ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off. Work earflaps as below in step 8.
  • 7
    Older Child Only:
    Rnd 9:
    With Lime, ch 3, dc, inc 8 sts evenly around —80 dc.
    Rnds 10 through 14: With Forest, ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off. Work earflaps as in step 8.
  • 8
    Earflaps: Place a marker 6 (8, 10, 12) dc from center back on each side. Leaving center 12 (14, 20, 24) back sts unworked, work earflap on each side over next 10 (12, 14, 16) sts as follows:
    Next Row: With larger hook, join Forest with a sl st, ch 3, dc in next 9 (11, 13, 15) sts— 10 (12, 14, 16) dc.
    Dec Row: Dc2tog, dc to last 2 sts, dc2tog. Rep Dec Row every row until 2 dc rem. Fasten off.
  • 9
    Finishing:
    Trim:
    With smaller hook and Lime, work 2 rnds of sc around lower edge. Fasten off.
    Pom Pom: With Lime, make a pom pom following the instructions provided by manufacturer of pom pom maker. Sew to top of hat. Weave in ends.
  • 10
    Abbreviations:
    beg: begin(ning)
    ch: chain
    dc: double crochet
    dc2tog: double crochet the next 2 sts together (1 st dec)
    dec: decrease
    inc: increase
    rep: repeat(ing)
    rnd(s): round(s)
    sc: single crochet
    st(s): stitch(es)
    sl st: slip stitch

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Premier Yarns Ever Soft Yarn in Forest & Lime
  • •Clover Amour Crochet Hook G 4.0 mm & H 5.0 mm, Clover Pom Pom Maker Large & Tapestry Needle