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Crochet Earflap Hats for 6lb-7lb babies

Free Crochet Pattern for Newborn Sized Hat in Double Crochet.

Updated November 2, 2014  Newborn babies have a head size of 12 1/2″ to 14″ and sometimes it can be hard to find hat patterns small enough for our brand new little tiny humans.

To make a newborn hat –like a hospital sized hat- you should be alright to plan on it being 12.5″ circumference because it is going to stretch another 1 to 1.5″ until baby outgrows it at 10 days old 😉

If you are crocheting and making a top down hat in the round this just means you will continue to make increases until your circle measures 4″ (10cm) in diameter which will give you a circumference of 12.5″.   Most likely if you are reading this you are new to crochet and that part just looked a little confusing….it’s not.  It’s so easy.  Just follow me below and you will see for yourself.

You are going to need

-some heavy worsted weight/aran yarn.  Like Red Heart With Love  or Caron One Pound.  I am demonstrating below with Crafter’s Secret from Hobby Lobby.

– a size I crochet hook (5.5 mm)

– a ruler or tape measure

– stitch marker or a piece of scrap yarn to make a row marker

Gauge- We aren’t going to worry about gauge right now, we are going to focus on getting the width around that we need and I will show you how.

Ready?

Here’s the Pattern with Photos so I guess it’s kind of a tutorial.

Round 1)  Make a magic circle (or chain 2 and in the first ch) Make 12 DC in the loop.  Do not join.  PM (place marker) on the last stitch you made. Pull tail snug but not to tight yet, you need to be able to clearly see all of your stitches but they need to be close enough that you can easily move to round 2.

Round One crochet hat
End of round 1. You have 12 stitches

 

Round 2)  Make 2 double crochets in each stitch around.  You can now pull that tail enough that it closes the hole in the top of your hat.  Remember to mark your last stitch so you will know when to stop your next round.  (24 DC)

Round two of hat crochet pattern
End of round 2. You have 24 stitches

Round 3) Make  * 1 double crochet in the next stitch, make 2 double crochets in the next stitch.*     Now you will repeat that all the way around.  You will repeat exactly what is between the *’s  and when you make your last stitch PM. (36 DC)

Now get your ruler and measure right across the center of your circle.  If it measures 4″ you are ready to move on.
If it isn’t large enough then you will need a larger hook.  If it’s too big you need to start over with a smaller hook. (When I started crocheting my stitches were so tight I had to use a K–6.5 mm hook to get this size.)

End of round 3- you have 36 stitches.  Measure across.  For a newborn hat you need a 4" circle
End of round 3- you have 36 stitches. Measure across. For a newborn hat you need a 4″ circle

Since your circle is the circumference we need you will not quit making increases.  You will be making a double crochet in each stitch around the hat for another 4 rounds.  You will still need to move your marker and mark the last stitch of each round so that you know where to stop and fasten off.

Rounds 4, 5, 6, 7) Double crochet in each stitch around.  Move marker as you finish each round.   At the end of round 7 my work is just over 4″ long.  Measure yours and make another row or rows if needed then catch up with me below.
DO NOT CUT YOUR YARN because we are going to use it to make the first ear flap.

At the end of row 7 work measures just over 4" long
At the end of row 7 work measures just over 4″ long

 

Ear Flaps Pattern

To add earflaps to your hat follow these instructions.  The ear flaps are worked in rows back and forth.

Row 1)  Dc 8 stitches beyond your maker, Ch 3 and turn (8 dc)

Row 2)  Dc  in the next st and each  of the nxt 6 across  Turn (7 dc + ch3 = 8 dc)

Row 3)  Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (7 DC)  Turn

Row 4)   Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across.  Turn  (6 DC)

Row 5) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (5 DC) Turn

Row 6) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (4 DC) Turn

Row 7) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (3 DC)

Row 8) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (2 DC) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for weaving in and fasten.

The first earflap has been added to the hat
The first earflap has been added to the hat

 

Now flip your hat over so you have the top of the hat nearest you and the earflap you just made on the righthand side.  Like the picture below.

Turn hat upside down and count stitches across the front to add second earflap
Turn hat upside down and count stitches across the front to add second earflap

Now count 12 stitches to the left of where your existing earflap starts.  Join your yarn in the stitch to the left of the 13th.

Row 1)  ch 3, and DC in the same stitch.  DC in the next 7 st across.

Now follow rows 2-8 of the earflap directions.

When you are done with the 2nd earflap don’t cut the yarn just yet.  Fold the hat in half, line up the earflaps and double check to make sure you go them the same length.  When you are good to go fasten off, cut yarn and weave in your ends.

Your hat has earflaps now!  Now we just need to add a border.
Your hat has earflaps now! Now we just need to add a border.

You now have a newborn sized snow boarders hat with earflaps!

 

Below are links to patterns for basic newborn sized hats in single and double crochet

 

Terms of Use for this pattern: You are free to use finished garments from this pattern as you choose including selling them.
If you give any credit to the website (www.allyssite.com) it would be greatly appreciated but not required.
If you feature this pattern on the internet or any physical publication, do not include the wording or text of the pattern, instead provide a link to our website.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch= chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • ss= slip stitch

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Crochet Earflap Hat Pattern- 0-3 months

Double Crochet Snow Boarder Hat Pattern
0-3 Months


I wanted to make a puppy dog hat with earflaps for a new baby but most of the patterns I found either made 15″ hats…which is 2 inches too big for newborn babies [who have  13″-14″ heads] or the patterns called for a small crochet hook, [which I don’t have yet] OR the patterns were something like 0-6 months..there is a huge difference between a 10 day old baby and a 6 month old!!

So I just decided to work up my own patterns.  In the process I also came up with this pattern for 0-3 months which will fit a head size up to about 14.5″ around.

Newborn and 0-3 month size crochet hats with double crochet earflaps.  Free Pattern Directions
Newborn and 0-3 month size crochet hats with double crochet earflaps. Free Pattern Directions

 

The hat pattern is below for 0-3 months
If you are looking a a bit smaller there is a newborn pattern here which makes a 12 1/2″ hat.

The embellishments for the dog hat are here.
To make Kitty Cat Ears or a Nose click here
Abbreviations for crochet terms are at the bottom of the page

 

Baby Ski Hat Pattern with Double Crochet Ear Flaps


Gauge= 6 stitches = 2″

This is crocheted in the round and in a spiral meaning you do not join and chain and you do not turn.   To keep track of your rounds you should place a marker.

You will need
Worsted weight yarn
scrap yarn in contrasting colors if you are adding trim, eyes, nose, or ears
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Smaller crochet hook or yarn needle to weave in ends.


To double crochet the body of your hat

Round 1)  Chain 2 and double crochet 10 times into 2nd chain from hook or if you are using magic circle make 10 dc in loop.

Round 2)  Make 2 dc’s in each stitch. Place marker on last stitch
made. You should have 20 stitches

Round 3)   *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* repeat
around (30 stitches total)

Round 4)   *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next 2 stitches* repeat
around (40 stitches total)

**check your sizing.  If your circle measures 4.5″ across then you are right on track to make a 0-3 month size hat that will fit a head up to about 14.5″ around.  If your circle is too small switch to a smaller hook (I used to crochet very tightly and had to use a K (6.5 mm) hook to achieve this).  If your circle is too large use a smaller hook here.  (Ally crochets very loose and would probably need a tiny F hook here).

Rounds 5-8– dc in each stitch around hat making sure to
move marker with each completed row.

If you will be attaching earflaps crochet until hat measures 4“- 4.25″
tall and do NOT cut yarn. Then proceed with earflaps.

If you will not be attaching earflaps crochet until hat is 5“
tall, cut yarn, fasten and weave in end.

EARFLAPS PATTERN

This pattern makes double crochet earflaps which are rounded at the bottom.  To make ear covers in single crochet you can use the earflap portion of the directions for  my Puppy Dog animal Hat pattern

These are worked in rows back and forth. Updated November 2, 2014

Row 1)  Dc 8 stitches beyond your maker, Ch 3 and turn (8 dc)

Row 2)  Dc  in the next st and each  of the nxt 6 across  Turn (7 dc + ch3 = 8 dc)

Row 3)  Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (7 DC)  Turn

Row 4)   Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across.  Turn  (6 DC)

Row 5) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (5 DC) Turn

Row 6) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (4 DC) Turn

Row 7) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (3 DC)

Row 8) Do not chain. Starting with the nxt st, DC each across (2 DC) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for weaving in and fasten.

Now flip your hat over so you have the top of the hat nearest you and the earflap you just made on the righthand side.  Like the picture.

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Now count 13 stitches to the left of where your existing earflap starts.  Join your yarn in the stitch to the left of the 14th.

Row 1)  ch 3, and DC in the same stitch.  DC in the next 7 st across.

Now follow rows 2-8 of the earflap directions.

When you are done with the 2nd earflap don’t cut the yarn just yet.  Fold the hat in half, line up the earflaps and double check to make sure you go them the same length.  When you are good to go fasten off, cut yarn and weave in your ends.

 

Trim- with contrast yarn attach with slip stitch behind right
ear. Ch 1, and sc around entire hat and earflaps.  Make sure when you are single crocheting along the sides of the earflaps that you make 2 sc in each dc row.   Cut yarn and
weave in loose ends.

Leave the earflaps as is or add braids,  decorate with a chain and pom poms.

You can use this hat as a basis for any animal critter hat you like.  Below are directions for noses, eyes, ears, etc for

-Puppy Dog Hat

-Kitty Cat Hat

-Easter Chick Hat 6-9 Mos

-Newborn Easter Chick Hat

-Frog Hat

-Bear Hat

– Panda Hat

 

Terms of Use for this pattern: You are free to use finished garments from this pattern as you choose including selling them.
If you give any credit to the website (www.allyssite.com) it would be greatly appreciated but not required.
If you feature this pattern on the internet or any physical publication, do not include the wording or text of the pattern, instead provide a link to our website.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch= chain
  • sc= single crochet
  • dc= double crochet
  • ss= slip stitch

©2011 www.AllysSite.com