Lion Brand Homespun Senior Crochet Earflap Hat

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Homespun Senior Crochet Earflap Hat

Give your guy the gift of style with a handmade hat from the heart. Crochet the earflap design using just one skein of Lion Brand Homespun yarn.

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GAUGE:

10 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm).

MEASUREMENTS:

Finished Circumference: About 22 in. (56 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

Finished Height: About 9 in. (23 cm).

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Instructions

  • 1

    STITCH EXPLANATION

    hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

    NOTES

    1. Hat is worked in joined rnds beg at top and with WS facing at all times.

    2. Sts are picked up across lower edge of Hat for earflaps.

    3. Edging is worked around lower edge of Hat.

  • 2

    HAT

    Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

    Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 2 (does not count as a st in this rnd and in all following rnds), work 7 hdc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 7 sts.

    Rnd 2: Ch 2, working in front loops only, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 14 sts.

    Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2 – 28 sts.

    Rnd 4: Ch 2, working front loops only, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 42 sts.

    Rnd 5: Ch 2, working in front loops only, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 56 sts.

    Rnd 6: Ch 2, working in front loops only, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

    Rep Rnd 6 until piece measures about 7 1/2 in. (19 cm) from beg.

    Fasten off.

    First Earflap

    From WS, sk 5 sts following back seam, join yarn with a sl st in next st, ch 2 (does not count as a st), working in front loops only, hdc in next 11 sts; leave remaining sts unworked – 11 sts.

    Row 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, working in front loops only, hdc in each st across.

    Rep Row 2 until earflap measures about 2 in. (5 cm).

    Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, working in front loops only, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 9 sts.

    Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, working in front loops only, hdc2tog, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, hdc2tog – 7 sts.

    Fasten off.

    Second Earflap

    From WS, sk 33 unworked sts of Hat following first earflap, join yarn with a sl st in next st, ch 2, working in front loops only, hdc in next 11 sts; leave rem sts unworked – 11 sts.

    Rep Rows 1-3 of first earflap.

    Fasten off.

    Edging (WS): From WS, join yarn with a sl st anywhere along lower edge of Hat. Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around lower edge and earflaps; join with sl st in first sc.

    Fasten off.

  • 3

    FINISHING

    Weave in ends.

    ABBREVIATIONS

    beg = begin(ning)(s)

    ch = chain

    hdc = half double crochet

    rep = repeat

    rnd = round

    RS = right side

    sc = single crochet

    sk = skip

    sl st = slip stitch

    st(s) = stitch(es)

    WS = wrong side

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours

Project Supplies

  • • 1 Skein Lion Brand Homespun Pearls
  • • 6.5mm Crochet Hook; Large-Eyed Blunt Needle