Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Colorful Earflap Hat
Lion Brand® Bonbons
Pattern Number: L30265 Kids will love the bright and bold crayon-like colors used to crochet this hat.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 17 in. (43 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Height About 7 in. (18 cm), not including Earflaps

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

601-680 Bonbons Yarn: Crayons

Acrylic: Bright green, tangerine, bright orange, yellow, aqua blue, royal purple, true red, and hot pink


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 7.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Pom pom Maker
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
16 sc + 20 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) 2 times, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked in the round.

Do not turn at the ends of rnds.

2.

Earflaps are worked back and forth in rows across lower edge of Hat.

3.

Color is changed every other rnd/row.


INSTRUCTIONS



COLORS Royal Purple (A) Yellow (B) Bright Orange (C) Bright Green (D) Tangerine (E) True Red (F) Aqua Blue (G)Hot Pink (H)

HAT With A, ch 70; taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining and in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc - 70 sc.

Fasten off.

Note: Worked designated sts through the back loop; for other sts, insert the hook under both loops of the indicated st as usual.

Rnd 2: From RS, join B with sc in back loop only of same st as joining, sc in next st, (sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st) around; join with sl st in first sc.

Note: Work first st of each rnd in same st as joining.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rnds 4 and 5: With C, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 6 and 7: With D, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 8 and 9: With E, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 10 and 11: With F, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 12 and 13: With G, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 14 and 15: With H, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 16 and 17: With A, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Rnds 18 and 19: With B, rep Rnds 2 and 3.

Fasten off.

Shape Crown (Top of Hat) Rnd 20: With C, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 21 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 60 sc at the end of this rnd.

Fasten off.

Rnd 22: With D, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 23 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 50 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 24: With E, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 25 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 26: With F, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 27 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 30 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 28: With G, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 29 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc in next st, sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 20 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 30: With H, rep Rnd 2.

Rnd 31 Dec Rnd: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 10 sc.

Fasten off.

Rnd 32: With A, rep Rnd 2.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.

Weave tail through sts of last rnd and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



Earflaps Place markers along lower edge of Hat for earflap placement as follows: Place first marker about 2 in.

(5 cm) after joining.

Place 2nd marker about 4 in.

(10 cm) following first marker, 3rd marker about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) following 2nd marker, and 4th marker about 4 in.

(10 cm) following 3rd marker.



Notes: 1.

The edge between the first and 2nd markers is for the first earflap and the edge between the 3rd and 4th markers is for the second earflap.

2.

The edge of the Hat between the 2nd and 3rd markers is the front of the Hat.

3.

To change color when working earflaps, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook.

Proceed with new color.

Fasten off old color.



First Earflap Row 1 (WS): From WS, join A with sc at first marker, work 17 more sc evenly spaced across Hat edge to 2nd marker; leave remaining sts unworked - 18 sc.

Change to H.

Remove first and 2nd markers.

Work over 18 sts of first earflap only as follows: Row 2: With H, ch 1, turn, *sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.

Row 3 Dec Row: With H, ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 16 sc.

Change to G.

Row 4: With G, ch 1, turn, *sc in back loop only of next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.

Row 5: With G, ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Change to F.

Rows 6 and 7: With F, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 14 sc.

Change to E.

Rows 8 and 9: With E, rep Rows 4 and 5.

Change to D.

Rows 10 and 11: With D, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 12 sc.

Change to C.

Rows 12 and 13: With C, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 10 sc.

Change to B.

Rows 14 and 15: With B, rep Rows 2 and 3 - 8 sc.

Change to A.

Row 16: With A, rep Row 2.

Fasten off.

Second Earflap Work same as first earflap, working Row 1 between 3rd and 4th markers.



FINISHING Edging Rnd 1 (RS): From RS, join A with sc along lower edge of Hat.

Work sc evenly spaced around lower edge of Hat and around outside edge of each earflap; join with sl st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Ties (make 2) Note: Wind A into 2 separate balls before making ties.

Join 2 strands of A held tog with sl st in tip of first earflap, and ch for about 11 in.

(28 cm).

Fasten off.

Rep on second earflap.

Pom-poms (make 3 - 1 each with D, F and G) Following package directions, make small pom-poms.

Tie D and G pom-poms to ends of ties.

Tie F pom-pom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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