Sunday, January 6, 2013


Hot Off The Hook
SIMPLE EAR FLAP HAT
By: James Lee Kelley
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US I/9 5.50MM HOOK
2 strands of Yarn Held Together
PATTERN WRITTEN IN US ENGLISH CROCHET TERMINOLOGY
CH3 & CH2 are NOT Counted as a stitch throughout pattern
RND 1: ch3, 11dc in third ch from hook join with sl st to top of first dc. (11dc)
RND 2: ch2, 2dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (22dc)
RND 3: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next st, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (33dc)
RND 4: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next 2 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (44dc)
RND 5: ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next 3 sts, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3 sts, * (repeat between the *s around) join with sl st to top of first dc. (55dc)
RNDS 6 thru 12: ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first dc. (55dc) (Tie Off)
FOR EAR FLAPS, (Use 2 strands held together)
With Hat UPSIDE Down, COUNT and MARK 7th STITCH to left of CENTER Join Seam {do NOT count the CH2 as a stitch}, COUNT and MARK 18th STITCH to right of CENTER Join Seam {do NOT count CH2 as a stitch}
RND 13: Join in with a sl st in the marked 7th stitch to left of rear center with hat upside down and right side out. Ch2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts.  Turn  (12 dc)
RND 14: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (10dc)
RND 15: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (8dc)
RND 16: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (6dc)
RND 17: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (4dc)
RND 18: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st), dc2tog in last 2 sts.  Turn (2dc)
RND 19: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st). Tie Off (1 dc)
For Second Ear Flap
RND 21: Join in with a sl st in the marked 18th stitch to left of rear center with hat upside down and right side out. Ch2, dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts.  Turn (12 dc)
RND 22: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 6 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (10dc)
RND 23: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 4 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (8dc)
RND 24: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (6dc)
RND 25: Ch2, dc in same st, dc2tog, dc2tog, dc in last st.  Turn (4dc)
RND 26: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st), dc2tog in last 2 sts.  Turn (2dc)
RND 27: Ch2, dc2tog (in same st and next st). Tie Off (1 dc)
RND 28: (Join in with a sl st in the stitch you joined RND 12 together at)ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in each st around, do 4sc at points of ear flaps to keep them from bunching up, join with sl st to top of first sc. Leave a tail of at least 18”
Attach 2 36” folded strands of yarn by doing a slip stitch just above where the long tails are on each ear flap.
Separate all 6 strands in to 3 sets of two strands each and Braid until length you want and tie a single knot then clip ends about 3 inches beyond knot. 

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