Floral Baby Earflap Hat Crochet Pattern

If you ever were to wander into my room, you'd know who I was in an instant. From shelves propped full of books, to desks overflowing with doilies and vases budding with flowers. 
So now that you have a little tidbit of knowledge on how my mind works, it should come as no surprise that I've designed this adorable Floral Baby Hat below!


What You'll Need: 
6.00mm Crochet Hook
4.50mm Crochet Hook
  2 Colours of 50g 8ply Yarn
20g of 8ply Yarn {White}
1.5 x 1.5 Inch White Button
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size
3 - 6 Months Old
{Head Circumference 16 inches, 40cm. Hat Height 6.5 inches, 16.5cm}

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used.}
Raspberry Pink
Turquoise
Snow White 



 ~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and raspberry pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 53 half double crochets now.
Round 7 - 9~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. 
Round 10 - 12~ Change yarn colour to turquoise. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 13 - 14~ Change yarn colour to raspberry pink. Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 15~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet only into the next 35 stitches. {Note: This is starting to create the back of the hat as well as the ear-flaps.}
Round 16~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 35 stitches. Do NOT fasten off, as you will be crocheting the left ear-flap in the same place.


~ Ear Flaps ~

Left Ear-Flap
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Right Ear-Flap
Start of by attaching your raspberry pink yarn to the last stitch of Round 16.
Right across from where the left ear-flap is.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 6 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 2~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Row 3~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet Decrease.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Border ~

Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and raspberry pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then attach your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Then Single Crochet all along the edge of your hat. Slip Stitch into the first single crochet.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Braided Tassels ~

Taking your raspberry pink, turquoise and snow white yarn, cut 12 strands of yarn (4 of each colour), each 30 inches long. Then make a simple knot into the bottom of the left ear-flap. Make a loose braid as short or long as you like, (Mine was 8 inches) then tie a knot at the end, and cut of any excess yarn.
Repeat for the right ear-flap.


~ Flower ~ 

Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and raspberry pink yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 61 Chains. {Note: If you'd like your flower to be larger or smaller, simply add or take away sets of 3 chains till you've reached your desired length.}
Row 1~ Chain 2, skip 3 chains from your hook, then crochet Half Double Crochets all across into every chain.
Row 2~ Chain 4, skip 2 stitches and then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the third stitch. 
*Chain 3, skip 2 stitches and then crochet a Half Double Crochets into the third stitch. Repeat from the * mark all across.
Row 3~ *Chain 3 then crochet 3 Double Crochets into the first loop you made in the previous row. Chain 3 then Slip Stitch down into the loop. Then crochet a Slip Stitch into the next loop. Repeat from the * mark all across, making sure to finish off with a Slip Stitch. {These will be your flower petals.}
After doing the last double crochet of your last petal, Chain 3, then Slip Stitch down into the loop. 
Fasten off, making sure to cut the strand of yarn at about 30cm {You'll need it later on}.
Border
Start of by attaching your turquoise yarn to the first stitch of Row 3. Then Slip Stitch into every stitch till you reach the end of the flower strip. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


To form your flower, lay your long strip of petals down in a circle, working your way in. In the photo below I laid it down quite loosely to help show you all how to do it. However, you'll want to lay it down a lot tighter.


Then, taking your wool needle, start sewing the flower together using the 30cm strand of yarn you leftover before.
Once you've sewed your flower together take your tapestry needle and sew the white button right in the middle. Then sew the flower onto your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Hope you all enjoyed this pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it.
Have a lovely day crocheting!




13 comments:

  1. Very cute. Thank you for the pattern. I post my stuff on my Facebooks page: Tammy's Crochet Spot. Feel free to check it out. Not as cool as your Blog, by any means, but I just started. :-) Tammy Kubitza

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  2. I have not made it yet. Thanks for your free pattern, It is nice of you to encourage others to make hats, With this recession, we all have to pitch in to help others.

    Thanks again
    Polly

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  3. what brand of yarn did you use?

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  4. You, BY FAR, have the best looking baby hats! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

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    1. ... And thank you for being so incredibly kind! :)

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  5. These hats are awesome! Thanks for sharing them!!!!

    Ronda

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  6. I am so in love with this. Going out and buying yarn today! Im thinking I need it for my big head too (hee hee). Your space on the www is fantabulous!

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  7. I just wanted to tell you that I believe you have some of the cutest and best patterns out there. Keep up the great work. I look forward to seing what you create next.

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    1. Awww, thank you so much! That means a lot to me!

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  8. I made the Floral Baby Earflap hat, it was a lot of fun too make, I didn't have a big white button too put in it , so I put pearls, I wanted too thank you for the pattern. I have a picture of it , but where do I put it on your site.

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    1. Aw, thank you!
      You can post the photo onto my facebook page :)

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