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Basic Earflap Hat


Cuff Pattern: White Hat
Round 1 At the end of the 10th round of hat, Attach new color (Green) Ch 3, turn. Working in the back loops only, dc in each stitch around the helmet, Join, end off. Do not turn.
Round 2 Working through both loops, attach new color (Pink) ch 4, 2 dc in same stitch, *(skip 2 stitches, sc, chain 3, 2 dc in same stitch) around. Join, end off. Turn
Round 3 Attach new color (Lavender) in first chain 3 loop of previous row, *(work sc, ch 3, 2 dc,) in each ch 3 loop around. Join, end off, Turn.
Round 4 Attach, new color (Green) work 3 sc in each chain 3 loop around. Join, end off.
Work in all ends

BASIC HAT PATTERN
Size I hook
Worsted weight yarn colors of choice
Yarn needle
approx size 21/22 inches (use larger or smaller hook to change size)

Work in rounds, do not turn.
Start with magic circle OR chain 4, join.
Round 1: make 1 slip st, 1 hdc, 10 dc in ring, (12 sts) do not join rounds.  Insert yarn marker, moving it up with each new row  
Round 2:  2 dc in each st, (24 sts)
Round 3:  2 dc in next st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st), around (36 sts)
Round 4:  2 dc in next same st, (1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (48 sts)
Round 5:  2 dc in same st, (1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. (60 sts)
Rnds 6-10 1 dc in each dc around, to last 2 sts, 1 half double crochet in next st, slip st in last stitch.

NOTE:
SKIP THE ROUNDS FOR THE FOLD UP CUFF
IF YOU ARE MAKING CHARACTER TYPE HAT
GO DIRECTLY TO THE NECK BAND
FOLD UP Cuff
Round 1. At the end of the 10th round of hat, Chain 3, turn. Working in the back loops only, DC around the helmet, Join
Round 2  Ch 3, working through both loops, sc around, join
Round 3  Ch 3 dc in each st, join, end off.  Fold up flap.

Cuff Pattern for PINK hat:
Round 1 Attach Color A, Chain 3 Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off 
Round 2 Attach Color B, chain 1, Single Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 3 Attach Color A, chain 3, Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 4 Attach Color B, *(sc, in first st, sc with picot in next st, sc in next st) around.  
End off work in all ends.

NECKBAND
Now working on hat in free stitches (front loops)
Place markers 18 stitches either side of center back seam.
Join yarn on "wrong side" of hat at first marker
Row 1 sc in each st to second marker. ch 1, Turn. (36 sc).
Row 2 & 3 repeat row 1, turn ch 1, turn.

Earflap
Row 1 Sc2Tog, sc in next 10 sc, Sc2Tog, Chain 1, Turn.
Repeat row 1 working first and last 2 sc together until only 2 st remain, end off.
Second Earflap
On opposite side of hat, starting on the wrong side (inside of hat) count back 14 stitches from the end, join yarn, ch 1, sc first 2 st tog, sc in next 10 sts, sc last 2 st tog, ch 1 turn,    Repeat row working first and last 2 sc together until only 2 st remain end off.

Cuff Pattern for Hot Pink hat:
Round 1
Attach Color A, Chain 3 Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off 
Round 2 Change to Color B, chain 1, Single Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 3 Attach Color A, chain 3, Double Crochet in each stitch around. End off
Round 4 Attach Color B, *(chain 3, dc in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch, ch 3, dc in same stitch) around. 
End off work in all ends.

Edge and Ties
Using color of choice join yarn at back seam, chain 1, sc to flap, sc up side of flapthe top 2 stitches of flap. Sc in first st, Chain 40 and slip stitch back 39 chains, Sc in second top st continue down other side of flap, sc in each stitch between flaps. Sc up side of second flap to the top stitches, Sc in first st, Chain 40 and slip stitch back 39 chains, Sc in second top st continue down other side of flap, sc in each stitch to back seam. Join end off. Work in ends.

Pom-Pom 
Using color of choice, make 1 ½ inch Pom-Pom. Leave long yarn tails. 
 
To secure to hat:
At top of hat, working on outside of hat, thread the yarn tails, of the completed Pom-Pom in opposite directions, under stitches at center top round of hat and pull each back to right side. Pull ends tightly under the Pom-Pom at the back of the hat, and tie knot as close to the hat as posible,  Knot several times. Trim ends the same length as the width of the Pom-Pom.


2 comments:

  1. Not sure what are the directions for the Hello Kitty hat and what are the directions for the other hat, not clear to me.

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    1. My apologies for any confusion.
      The Basic Earflap hat pattern is only for a very basic earflap hat, with instruction on how to add a fold up cuff to the hat and a pom-pom on top.
      If you wish to use this pattern for the Kitty Kat hat (or any other character type hat) my advise is to work rounds 1 - 10 end off and work in ends. Then skip the rounds for the Cuff of the hat and go directly to the neckband rounds and work to the end of the pattern. I would also skip making the pom-pom. Then proceed to the Kitty Kat hat pattern for instruction on how to create the face and ears.
      The Kitty Kat hat pattern only describes how to make the facial features and ears for a Kitty Kat character. The hat pattern you choose to add the features to can be any hat pattern of your choice. The hat style could be an earflap hat such as the one posted here or a Beanie type hat, or any other style designated to correspond with the age of the child. The hat itself being less important than the features that create the face of the desired character.

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