Men's Earflap Hat

Men's Earflap Hat
Men's Earflap Hat - Free Crochet Pattern
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The men’s winter earflap hat is fashioned with earflaps that fit nice and snug down over the ears for optimum winter wear.  It can be made from many types of wool or other heavy yarn for warmth and durability.  The cap fits an average sized man.  This useful and easy crocheted hat pattern was kindly contributed by one of our favorite designers, Gem Owen.

Difficulty: Easy/Beginner

Materials: Approx. 3 ounces of 4 ply Worsted weight yarn (wool works fine also). Size H crochet hook

Special stitches: Split dc decrease-(Yo and pull up a loop through specified st, draw yarn through 2 loops, leaving remaining loops on hook) twice, then Yo and pull up a loop through the 3rd specified st, Yo, draw through 2 lps, and then YO and draw through ALL 4 remaining loops on hook.

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1: wrap yarn over finger twice, ch 1, and place 6 sc into the Loop created by wrapping yarn over your finger. Mark the 1st sc. Pull the tail snuggly to close loop. Do not turn, as this is worked in rounds until otherwise specified. Make sure at the end of each row, when you come upon the Marker, that you do move it, so that you do not get messed up. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: 2 dc into the marked st, and 2 into ea of the remaining sts. (12 dc)

Rnd 3: 2 dc in the marked st, and 2 dc into ea of the remaining sts. (24 dc)

Rnd 4: 2 dc in the marked st, and 1 dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st, repeating from * to end. (36 dc)

Rnd 5: 2 dc in the marked st,1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 2 sts, repeating from * to end. (48 dc)

Rnd 6: 2 dc in the marked st, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts , repeating from * to end. (60 dc)

Rnd 7: 2 dc in marked st, 1 dc in ea of the next 4 sts, * 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 4 sts, repeating from * to end. (72 dc)

Rnd 8: 2 dc in the marked st, 1 dc in ea of the next 17 sts, *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 17 sts, repeating from * 2 MORE Times. (76 dc)

Rnd 9-14: 1 dc in ea of the 76 sts. Sl st into the next st and remove marker.

Now you will work in rows for the ear flaps:

Row 15: ch 1, place a sc into same st, and 1 sc into ea of the next 11 sts.

Row 16-25: ch 1 and turn. Place a sc into ea of the 12 sts.

Row 26-28: ch 1, turn, sc decrease over the first 2 sts, sc ea st to the last 2 sts, decrease over the last 2 scs. You will be decreasing 2 sts per row, so at the end of Row 28 you will have just 6 sts. FINISH OFF..

WORK 2nd ear flap:

You will need to turn the hat so that the top of the head is facing you, and the flap just finished is to the RIGHT Hand Side%uFFFD Skip the next 32 sts to the left of the flap, and reattach yarn in the 33rd st. Sc into ea of the next 11 sts. Repeat Rows 16-28 to complete this 2nd ear flap. Note: You will have 20 unworked sts at the back of the head.

Row 29: With the right side of the hat facing, reattach the yarn with a sl st in the 11th st at the back of the head (where the 20 sts were skipped between the flaps), ch 1, dc in same st. Dc in ea of the next 8 sts. * Work a split DC decrease over the last dc, the base of the sc on the first row of sc on the flap, and into the end row of the flap. Dc in the next end row of flap, hdc into ea of the next 2 end rows, then place 8 sc evenly down the remaining ends of rows. Place 2 sc in the first of the 6 sc at the end of the flap, sc in ea of the next 4 scs, and 2 sc in the last of the 6 sc. Working back up the next side of the flap, work 8 sc evenly into the end rows, 2 hdcs, then 1 dc. Using the last end row, work the split dc decrease in it, in the base of the sc on the flap's first row, and the next st at the front of the cap. Hdc into ea dc across the front of the cap, to the last dc. Repeat from * to * then place a dc into ea of the remaining 9 sts and sl st into the first dc to join.

Row 30: ch 1, dc in same and in next 7 sts, Work split dc decrease over the next 3 sts, *hdc in ea of the next 2 sts, sc in ea of the next 2 sts, sl st into ea of the next 10 sts, through BOTH loops, Ch 51 for the tie, then sl st into the 2nd ch from hook. Sl st into ea of the remaining 49 chs, working your way back to the ear flap. At the flap, slip st into the next 10 sts, sc ea of the next 2 sts, hdc in ea of the next 2 sts, split dc decrease over the next 3 sts * Working across the front of the cap, hdc into ea of the next 2 sts, sc in ea of the next 24 sts, hd in ea of the next 2 sts, work split dc decrease over the next 3 sts. Repeat * to *, ending with dc into ea of the remaining 8 sts on the back side of cap. Finish off.

Please email Gem with any questions regarding this pattern. MEET GEM.

Gem�-Nov. 2009 All Rights Reserved

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