Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hooking Rainbows basic ear flap hat


Over the past few months I have been crocheting pretty much every day, mostly hats and purses! Slowly teaching myself with each stitch to read patterns so, I could write my own.  I am the type of person that can just look at something and make it with minimal crochet basics; I learned that trait from my mother.  However, I think I finally got the pattern reading down to be able to be able to write my own. So here it goes world, The Hooking Rainbows basic ear flap hat!

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Skill Level –Easy
What you will need:
Hook Size J-6.00 mm
Worsted weight yarn
Needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Abbreviations:
Ch-Chain
St-Stitch/stitches                                                                      
Sl St-Slip Stitch
Sc-Single crochet
Sc2tog- Single crochet 2 together (decrease by 1)

Length guidelines (Make it ½ inch to 1 inch smaller if making with ear flap):
Newborn: 5 inches
3-6 months: 6-6.5 inches
9-12 months: 7 inches
2 -3 years: 7-7.5 inches
Small child: 7.5-8 inches
Teen/Adult: 8.5-9 inches
Large Adult: 10 inches

Foundation-
Chain 2. 6 Sc in the second chain from the hook.  Join-(sl st)-Use a Marker pin to show where each round starts, pull loose string to tighten the circle.

I sometimes use:

Alternative Foundation-
Chain 4. 3 SC in the back loops staring in the second Chain from the hook. On the opposite side 3 SC in the front loops. Join-(sl st in the 4th chain)-Use a Marker pin to show where each round starts.

0-3 months (New born)-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7+: SC around until desired length

3-6 months-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8+: SC around until desired length

9-12 months-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & Don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8: 1 SC into each of the next 7 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 9+: SC around until desired length

2-3 years-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & Don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8: 1 SC into each of the next 7 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 9: 1 SC into each of the next 8 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 10+: SC around until desired length

Small Child-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & Don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8: 1 SC into each of the next 7 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 9:1 SC into each of the next 8 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 10: 1 SC into each of the next 9 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 11+: SC around until desired length

Teen /Adult-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & Don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8: 1 SC into each of the next 7 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 9: 1 SC into each of the next 8 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 10: 1 SC into each of the next 9 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 11: 1 SC into each of the next 10 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 12+: SC around until desired length

Large adult-
Start with one of the foundations above.
Round 1: 2 SC into each of the 6 sc (skip original foundation sl st & Don’t join end of round (sl st).
Round 2: 1 SC into in each of the next SC, 2 sc into the next SC *Repeat until marker pin
Round 3: 1 SC into each of the next 2 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 4: 1 SC into each of the next 3 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin 
Round 5: 1 SC into each of the next 4 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 6: 1 SC into each of the next 5 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 7: 1 SC into each of the next 6 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 8: 1 SC into each of the next 7 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 9: 1 SC into each of the next 8 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 10: 1 SC into each of the next 9 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 11: 1 SC into each of the next 10 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 12: 1 SC into each of the next 11 SC, 2 sc into the next SC*Repeat until marker pin
Round 13+: SC around until desired length

EAR FLAPS:
0-3 months (New born)-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 25 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 5 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 7 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 5 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3:  5 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 7 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 5 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5:  5 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 7 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 5 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

3-6 months-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 30 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 6 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 8 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 6 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3:  6 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 8 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 6 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5:  6 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 8 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 6 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 6 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 8 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 6 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

9-12 months-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 35 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 7 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 9 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 7 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3:  7 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 9 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 7 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5:  7 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 9 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 7 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 7 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 9 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 7 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 9: 7 SC, Decrease (sc2tog), SC until you have 9 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 7 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 10: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

2-3 years-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 40 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 8 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 10 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 8 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3:  8 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 10 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 8 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5:  8 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 10 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 8 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 8 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 10 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 8 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 9: 8 SC, Decrease (sc2tog), SC until you have 10 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 8 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 10: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

Small Child-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 42 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 9: 9 SC, Decrease (sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 10: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

Teen/Adult hat-
  Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 44 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 9 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 9: 9 SC, Decrease (sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 9 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 10: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

Large adult-
Ear flap foundation: Chain 1 Turn (Turn yarn the opposite way of hat stitches), 46 SC, chain 1 turn.
Round 1: 10 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 10 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 2:  SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 3:  10 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 10 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 4: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 5: 10 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 10 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 6: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 7: 10 SC, Decrease (Sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 10 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 8: SC over all the SC st & Decreases, Chain 1 turn.
Round 9: 10 SC, Decrease (sc2tog), SC until you have 11 st left, Decrease (Sc2tog), 10 SC, Chain 1 turn.
Round 10: SC over all the SC st & decreases around the hat for a more even edging. End at beginning Sc st.
Finishing off:  Leave long enough string and weave in ends (foundation & ear flaps).

Braids-
0-3 months (New born)-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 25 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
3-6 months-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 25 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
9-12 months-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 25 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
2-3 years-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 30 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
Small Child-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 30 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
Teen/Adult hat-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 35 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.
Large adult-
Cut 2- 9 strings any color scheme (total 18 strings), 35 inches long. Fold 9 strings in half to make 18 shorter strings, attach to hat ear flaps. Braid with 6 strings each then tie in a knot at the end.

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