Pattern: De’s Baby Hats

Crochet Baby Hats with Earflap or Without!

Here are some crochet baby hats in two styles – Earflap and No-Earflap! They are part of a series of baby items I made for my brother who’s expecting! 🙂 I made them in two sizes as well – Small and Big! Quick and Easy Peasy! I chose Lion Brand Baby’s First Yarn, a super soft, bulky-weight yarn in gorgeous colors. It gave it a stiffer feel without much stretch but has a slightly spongey feel. They’re sort of like soft helmets to protect newborn noggins! 1 skein is enough for both hats! 100% Washable and Dryable on high heat.

Crochet Baby Hat
Crochet Baby Hat with Earflap
Crochet Baby Hat with Earflap

Materials:
1 Skein Lion Brand Baby’s First Yarn, Splish Splash #925-106,
Bulky Weight, 55% Acrylic 45% Cotton, 120 Yards, $5.99
Locking Stitch Markers

Hook: US Size J/10 [6.00MM]

Skill Level: Beginner

Measurements:
Simple Hat: 4″ Diameter x 4″ Tall
Hat with Ear Flaps: 6″ Diameter x 5″ Tall
Flap: 3″ Wide x 2″ High; Cord: 7″ Long

Pattern SMALL HAT:
Begin: Chain 2, slip st to join
Round 1: Sc 3 into center of ring
Round 2: Sc into sl st from beginning chain, sc 3
Round 3: Inc in every st, sl st to join (8 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 5: [Sc, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 6: [Sc 2, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 7: [Sc 3, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 8: [Sc 4, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 9 – 15: Sc until end of round
Round 16: Hdc until end of round
Sl st, fasten off.

Pattern BIG HAT:
Begin: Chain 2, slip st to join
Round 1: Sc 3 into center of ring
Round 2: Sc into sl st from beginning chain, sc 3
Round 3: Inc in every st, sl st to join (8 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 5: [Sc, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 6: [Sc 2, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 7: [Sc 3, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 8: [Sc 4, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 9: [Sc 5, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 10: [Sc 6, inc] repeat [ … ] until end of round
Round 11 – 20: Sc until end of round
Do not fasten off.

Ear Flaps
(For dec – hdc pulling thru 2 sts leaving 1 st on hook, sc pulling thru all 3 sts on hook)
Row 1: Sc 8, turn
Row 2: Ch 2, dec, hdc 2, dec, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in base of ch 1, sc 5, turn
Row 4: Ch 2, dec, hdc 1, dec, turn
Row 5: Ch 1, sc into base ch, sc 3, turn
Row 6: Ch 2 , hdc, dec, turn
Row 7: Ch 1, sl st into last st of row, turn
Row 8: Ch 1, sl st into final st
Row 9: Ch 20, fasten off, snip 1/4″ from knot
Count 16 stitches along brim from base of first ear flap.
Sl st into 17th stitch.
Repeat Row 1-9 of Ear Flap pattern.

Notes:
These crochet up quick and both can be modified for any weight yarn! Just continue increase rounds until you have the desired diameter then continue Sc rounds until desired height. Rows 1-3 in both patterns do not change.

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