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Aviator Earflap Cap
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L32107D This crochet hat works up quickly with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. Click here to see it in other colorways.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Adult (Multiple Sizes)
Child S (Child M/L, Adult S/M, Adult L) Finished Circumference About 16 (18 1/2, 21, 22) in. (40.5 (47, 53.5, 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Finished Height About 5 (6, 7 1/2, 8) in. (12.5 (15, 19, 20.5) cm), not including earflaps
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 31, 2014)
Finished Circumference About 17 16 (19 18 1/2, 21, 23 22) in. (43 40.5 (48.5 47, 53.5, 58.5 56) cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-501 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Sequoia

Prints Warm and cool shades of brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (A)

640-135 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Spice

Dark burnt orange


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
2 buttons, about 5/8 in. (15 mm) diameter Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
6 1/2 sc = 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) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Cap is worked in joined and turned rnds, beg at top of Cap.

2.

Earflaps and front flap are worked back and forth in rows, directly onto lower edge of Cap.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAP Shape Crown (Top of Cap) With A, ch 2.

Rnd 1: Work 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st in first sc – 7 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc – 14 sc at the end of this rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 21 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc – 28 sc.

Sizes Child M/L (Adult S/M, Adult L) Only Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 13 (3, 2) sts; rep from * 1 (5, 7) more time(s), sc to end of rnd; join with sl st in first sc – 30 (34, 36) sc.

All Sizes Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Rep last rnd until piece measures 5 (6, 7 1/2, 8) in.

(12.5 (15, 19, 20.5) cm) from beg.

Note: Work now proceeds back and forth in rows.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 19 (21, 23, 24) sts; leave rem 9 (10, 11, 12) sts unworked for front of Cap.

First Earflap Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in next 4 (5, 6, 6) sts; leave remaining 12 (13, 14, 15) sts unworked for back of Cap and right earflap – 6 (7, 8, 8) sts at the end of this row for first earflap.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog – 4 (5, 6, 6) sts.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rows 4-5 (5, 7, 7): Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2) more time(s) – 2 (3, 2, 2) sts rem.

Fasten off.

Second Earflap Row 1 (RS): From RS, skip first 5 (5, 5, 6) unworked sts following first earflap, join A with sc in next st, sc in next 3 (4, 5, 5) sts, sc2tog, sc in next st – 6 (7, 8, 8) sts at the end of this row for second earflap.

Rows 2-5 (5, 7, 7): Work same as Rows 2-5 (5, 7, 7) of first earflap – 2 (3, 2, 2) sts rem.

Fasten off.

Edging and Front Flap From RS, join B with sl st in sp at beg of first earflap, work sc evenly spaced across edges of first earflap, sc in each of 5 (5, 5, 6) back of Cap sts, sc evenly spaced across edges of second earflap, sc in each of 9 (10, 11, 12) front of Cap sts; join with sl st in first sc.

Do not fasten off.

Beg Front Flap Row 1 (WS of Cap, RS of front flap): Ch 1, turn, working through back loops only, sc in each of 9 (10, 11, 12) front of Cap sts.

Next 3 (4, 5, 5) Rows: Ch 1, turn, working through both loops, sc in each st across.

Last Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 7 (8, 9, 10) sts.

Fasten off.

Front Flap Edging From RS of front flap, join B with sl st at beg of front flap, ch 1, sc evenly spaced across edges of front flap, working 2 sc in each corner.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Fold front flap up toward top of Cap.

With sewing needle and thread and working through both layers, sew one button to front flap, about 1/2 in.

(1 cm) from one corner.

Sew other button to front flap, about 1/2 in.

(1 cm) from other corner.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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