Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Earflap Hat
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 20178

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child 9-10, Tween/Teen 8-16, Adult Medium
Finished circumference 19 1/4 (21 1/4, 23) inches
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: None

MATERIALS

640-145 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Plum

Dusty purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49

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

GAUGE:
9 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in single crochet. 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT
Leaving a 12-inch tail, ch 2.

6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, mark beg of rnd.

Work 2 rnds sc, increasing 3 sts evenly spaced each rnd - 12 sts.



Work 6 (7, 8) rnds increasing 4 sts evenly spaced each rnd - 36 (40, 44 sts).

Work 1 rnd even.

Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced - 40 (44, 48) sts.

Work 2 (2, 3) rnds even.

Work 1 rnd increasing 4 sts evenly spaced - 44 (48, 52) sts.

Work 3 (4, 4) rnds even.



Do not break off yarn.



Earflaps

Work 7 (7, 9) sts; ch 1, turn.

Skip 1, sc across to last st, ch 1, turn.



Repeat last row until 1 st remains.

Sc down side of earflap.

Sc across 18, (20, 20) Front sts.

Make second earflap.

Sc down side of earflap and around entire edge.

Join with slip st to beg sc.

Fasten off.



TASSELS

Cut 3 strands of yarn 15" long.

Pull strands through point of earflap, meeting ends, tie overhand knot.

Divide strands into 3 even groups and braid groups to desired length.

Tie overhand knot.

Trim ends.



Top Loop

With crochet hook make a 2" chain from starting tail, fasten securely to inside.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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