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Star Earflap Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Caron
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Caron United (4 oz/113 g; 235 yds/215 m)
  • Sizes 6/12 mos 18/24 mos 4/6 yrs
  • Contrast A Fresh Green 1 1 1 skein
  • Contrast B Aran 1 1 1 skein
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

SIZES:

To fit baby/child: 6/12 mos (18/24 mos-4/6 yrs)

GAUGE:

13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm].

DIRECTIONS:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers
for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Hat
Note: Ch 2 at beg of rnd does not count as hdc. With A, ch 3.
1st rnd: 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first hdc. 8 hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 16 hdc.
3rd rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in next hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. 24 hdc.
4th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 32 hdc.
5th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 40 hdc.
6th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 48 hdc.

Size 18/24 mos only: 7th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 11 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 52 hdc.

Size 4/6 yrs only: 7th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 56 hdc.
8th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 27 hdc. 2 hdc in next hdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 58 hdc.
All sizes: Next rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to first hdc. Rep last rnd until work from beg measures 5. (6.-7.)" [14.5 (16.5-18.5) cm]. Fasten off.

Earflaps (make 2).
With B, ch 4.
1st rnd: 14 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. 15 dc.
2nd rnd: *Ch 6. 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in next ch. 1 dc in next ch. 1 tr in next ch. Skip next 2 sc. Sl st in next sc. (1 Point made). Rep from * around. 5 Points total. Fasten off.
3rd rnd: Join A with sl st to sc at end of any Point. Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. *1 hdc in next hdc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 tr in next tr. 1 dtr in next st. Working across rem loops of ch-6 of next point, 1 tr in next st. 1 dc in next st. 1 hdc in next sc. 1 sc in next st.* Working across opposite side of same point, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * to * once more. Turn.
4th row: (WS). Ch 1. *1 sc in next st. 1 hdc in next st. 1 dc in next st.1 tr in each of next 3 sts. 1 dc in next st. 1 hdc in next st. * 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in last sc. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Place markers 1 (1.-1.)" [2.5 (3-4) cm] at either side of join (center back) of last rnd of Hat. Sew Earlaps to Hat beg at marker, allowing Star to overlap Hat as seen in picture.

Edging: With RS facing, join A with sl st to center back of Hat. Ch 1. Work 1 rnd sc evenly around outer edge of Hat. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Ties: With RS facing, join A with sl st to center sc of Earflap. Ch 21. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each ch to end of chain. Join with sl st to same sp as first sl st. Fasten off. Rep for opposite Earflap.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ning)
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat(ing)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp = Space
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tr = Treble crochet

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