Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crochet Football Earflap Hat Pattern





Here is a quick pattern for all you football fans! And if you're not a football fan, you could always make this earflap hat in the colors of your choice and it will still make a great winter hat for your little one. Enjoy!

Before I begin, I want to clarify what I mean when I say "Begin in the same stitch as chain 2." I always start my rounds in the same stitch as my chain 2. And DO NOT end my rounds in the same stitch as the chain 2. I will let the pictures explain this better:



When joining, skip over the chain 2, and join to the first DC. This will help hide your seams! 


Crochet Football Earflap Hat
Size: 3-6 months

Materials:
- Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn Chocolate
- Vanna's Choice Yarn White
- Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle

HDC= Half Double Crochet
DC= Double Crochet
SC= Single Crochet

Hat:
With brown yarn:
Magic ring, chain 2,
12  DC in magic ring, join, pull tight, chain 2
(Note: Begin your rounds in the same stitch as chain 2 for entire pattern)
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join chain 2 (48 DC)
Switch to white yarn for Round 5
Round 5: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Switch back to brown yarn for Rounds 6-9
Rounds 6-9: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Switch to white yarn for Round 10
Round 10: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Switch back to brown yarn for Round 11
Round 11: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Start on Earflap

Earflap 1:
Row 1: Starting in the same stitch as chain 2, HDC in next 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC Decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC Decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2 turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC Decrease across (3 HDC Decreases), chain 3, turn and slip stitch to first stitch in previous row, fasten off.

This should leave a chain loop at the end like this:


Earflap 2:
Join leaving approx. 19 stitches across the front, chain 2,

Row 1: In the same stitch as chain 2, HDC in next 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC Decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC Decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2 turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC Decrease across (3 HDC Decreases), chain 3, turn and slip stitch to first stitch in previous row, do not fasten off...

Continue to SC around the hat. When you come to the chain 3 loops at the at the end of each earflap, make 3 SC inside the chain 3 loop. It should look like this:


This will give you a nice place to tie on your braided tails.




I like to make my braided tails about 9-10" long. So I cut 8 pieces of approx. 40" long yarn. String it halfway through the loop on the end of the earflap. You will now have 16 strands to braid with. Tie a knot at the top, braid about 6" down, make another knot and leave 2-3" inches of fringe on the bottom. Of course you can customize this to your liking.

White Football Stitches:
With a tapestry needle, sew the white yarn in the placement of the stitches in this picture. I start with the vertical middle stitch and then sew the 3 horizontal stitches on top.



I hope you like this pattern! Let me know if you have any questions.
 Feel free to post a picture of your finished hats on my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook page










36 comments:

  1. Adorable! I am going to pin this to make as soon as it calms down a little. ha,ha,ha Yeah right! Well as soon as I can make time.:)

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  2. This is adorable!! Makes me want a little boy!! I will be deffanitely making this one! Thanks for clairfying how you start and end. :)

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  3. Sorry I'm new at this but how exactly do u sew the white on?

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    1. Well there actually isn't much "sewing" more just stringing the yarn through the hat using your tapestry needle. You can use one long strand or 4 different pieces. Be sure to tie/knot it in the back. Does that make sense? It is just how you see it. String a piece of white string through the hat to create the stitch lines. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  4. I LOVE this--I can't make anything wintery right now, though! I pinned it, and am so excited to make it...I have some friends who should have babies this fall that will love it!

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    1. I have a lot of friends who are having Sept/Oct/Nov babies so I am already busy making gifts (hence this pattern) :o) But I agree, definitely not the right time of year to really be thinking about football earflap hats :o)

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  5. this is a great hat - love it

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  6. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I made my 5 yr old great-neice, Jayden, a Hello Kitty earflap hat for Christmas and promised my 6 yr old great-nephew that I'd make him a football earflap hat. It's June in TX and he still reminds me about that promise. Thanks for lighting a fire under me so Cayden can finally get his hat! It's already in the upper 90's here but I guarentee you he'll be wearing that hat! : ) Thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with us.

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    1. I made my son one of these hats last year and he wore it every day. The yarn started to ball up and look nasty so I finally hid it from him. I will need to make another for the fall. I would love to see the one you make for Cayden!

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  7. How cute is this!! Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas!!Shari

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  9. This hat is adorable! I am not an expert crocheter, or pattern alterer. How would I size this bigger for toddlers? Football season starts in September, and this would be a great project for me to make for my big noggin year old twins.
    Thanks for the tutorial, pinning this right now!

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    1. Hi Theresa, I haven't created my own pattern for bigger sizes, so I am going to refer you to Alli Crafts Blog. She has a great pattern for Earflap hats in a wide range of sizes. You could easily adapt her toddler size hat into a football themed hat. Here is the link: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/free-pattern-earflap-hat-toddler.html. Hope this helps! Happy Crocheting! -Sarah

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  10. This came out great! This is the nicest football hat I've seen :)

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  11. Very cute! Thank you for the pattern.
    Blessings,
    Kate

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  12. Oh, where were you 4 years ago when my youngest was born?!? LOVE your pattern and football hat! So super-cute!

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  13. Any larger sizes pattern for this hat?

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  14. I don't think it would be hard to make this hat larger on your own, just keep increasing until it's the size circle you need. Then follow the pattern as written. I haven't made it yet, but in my experience altering the size of these kinds of hats is easy. :)

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  15. Thanks sooooo much for the pattern. I just made it and it came out way cute. I have just the little guy in mind for this. I really hope they like it!
    Thanks Again
    Tanya

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  16. Thank you so much for the pattern. I can't wait to start it!

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  17. When you are switching to the white, do you finish off after you chain two or do you just somehow add the color white in there? Thanks for the pattern as well, love it for my Sept baby :)

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  18. I LOVE the pictures!!!
    I have been having issues with my seams!
    Awesome hat!

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  19. You have been featured on Monday Funday at Mel’s Daisy Patch. Come grab a Button. http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/search?q=monday+funday

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  20. is their any way this could be made bigger for an older kid or even an adult. I would like to make this for my nephews.

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  21. Love it. I'm using it as a base to make a yoda hat and I will also make a football hat for my cousins baby who is due 3 days before superbowl sunday.

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  22. Hi, Sarah. I love the hat!! I want to make this for my 2 1/2 year old.. How do I make it bigger??

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    1. I have been making many of Sarah's hats lately andthis football hat was the most recent. I needs it to fit a 1 year old...I just went by the owl hat to get the bigger size and put in the white rows accordingly. Hope this helps

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  23. Can't wait to try it! Going to adapt it a bit for little girls...Thank you!

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  24. I want to make this for a friend of mine, but her son is 5 years old and big for his age. Could you possible help me out with increasing the size?

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  25. Do you have the instructions for increasing the size. For about 6-9 months, 3 years old and adult?

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    1. Here is a pattern for a 9 years old, http://crisscrochet.com/crochet-football-hat/ you just have to add the rest :- ) . I hope it help you!

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  26. Beautiful pattern! I created a pattern for my 9 years old son, but I like yours! here is mine http://crisscrochet.com/crochet-football-hat/

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  27. Thank you! Thank you! For this pattern! I whipped one up in just an hour!

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