Spring Chicks | Crochet Earflap Hat Pattern {Free!}

Mar 18, 2014

Continuing on the trend of a crochet pattern each month in 2014, I give you: Spring Chicks!  I’m trying to stay ahead of the curve and give you time to make things before the holidays actually hit.  So far, so good.  Plus, these little chicks are super quick to whip up…you could have plenty made by the time Easter rolls around.

So chirping cute, am I right?

***As always, you’re more than welcome to sell finished products from this pattern.  I only ask that you give me credit and link back to this pattern.  Please play nice and don’t claim the pattern or photos as your own.  If you do end up making a hat from my pattern, I’d love to see the results!  Link me to your blog, email me a photo (katy@handmadeescapade) or post it to my Facebook page.  I want to see what you can do!!

Spring Chicks | Crochet Earflap Hat Pattern

Materials:

– Orange Worsted Weight Yarn

– Yellow/Blue/Purple Worsted Weight Yarn

– Crochet hook size H-8 (5.0 mm)

– Buttons (for eyes)

– Tapestry needle

– Fabric glue (if desired)

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st- slip stitch

DC – Double Crochet

DC Decrease – Double Crochet Decrease

DC3TOG – Double Crochet Three Together

Magic Ring – Find a great tutorial including video HERE

Size 0-6 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6-11: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (50 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size 6-12 Months

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-13: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Toddler (1-3 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7-14: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Youth (3-10 Years)

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)|

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-15: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Size Adult

**Ch 2 at beginning of each round counts as first DC.

Magic Ring, 10 DC in magic ring, join to first DC. (10 DC)

Round 2: Ch 2, DC in same stitch.  2 DC in each around, join. (20 DC)

Round 3: Ch 2, 2 DC
in next. [1 DC in next, 2 DC in next.] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (30 DC)

Round 4: Ch 2, DC in next, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (40 DC)

Round 5: Ch 2, DC in next 2 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times. Join to first DC. (50 DC)

Round 6: Ch 2, DC in next 3 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (60 DC)

Round 7: Ch 2, DC in next 4 st, 2 DC in next. [DC in next 5 st, 2 DC in next] 9 times.  Join to first DC. (70 DC)

Round 8-18: Ch 2, DC in each st around.  Joint to first DC. (70 DC)

do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Earflaps for 0-6 Months

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

Leave 14 stitches in front.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 10.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflaps for 6-12 Months, Toddler, Youth & Adult

Earflap 1:

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.

Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap 2:

6-12 Months & Toddler: Leave 15 stitches in front.  Youth/Adult: Leave 20 stitches in front.

Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), DC in next 14.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC3TOG, DC in next 9, DC3TOG. Ch2, turn.

Row 3: DC decrease, DC in next 7, DC decrease.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC3TOG, DC in next 3, DC3TOG.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 5: DC decrease, DC in next, DC decrease.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Beak (for all sizes):

**Ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first DC.

Magic ring.  Ch 2 (counts as 1 DC), DC 1 into magic ring.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC in same st, 1 DC in next. (3 DC).  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: DC in same st. 1 DC in next 2 st. (4 DC). Ch 2, turn.

Row 4: DC in same st. 1 DC in next 3 st. (5 DC).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Earflap Braids (for all sizes):

— For each braid, I cut 9 pieces of yarn at around 30″ each. I say “around” because I just eyeball how long I’d want them to be.  You can make them longer/shorter to your liking.

— Fold that group of yarn in half and at the top (the loop end), pull the loop through one of the ear flaps of the hat in the middle, just enough to string the cut ends of that group through. Now your strings should be secured on your ear flap.

— Divide the hanging strings into three sections of 6 strings and braid away. Knot near the bottom and clean up your ends with scissors.

–Repeat on the other ear flap.

I know there is a warm-up happening around here but I do remember having Louis wear a hat last year while we were out egg hunting.  So it’s still totally in season to make a hat for your little tyke.  Unless you live somewhere warmer than me and then we aren’t on speaking terms right now. 😉

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