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Catherine Chant has been crocheting for almost 40 years and making jewelry for a little over five years. A pair of her beaded earrings were featured in the Spring, 2011 issue of Stringing magazine. ...
Catherine Chant has been crocheting for almost 40 years and making jewelry for a little over five years. A pair of her beaded earrings were featured in the Spring, 2011 issue of Stringing magazine. She dabbles in many other crafts as well, such as knitting. cross-stitch and polymer clay, and contributes pattern and project articles to the crafting inspiration site CreativeMindAndHands.com. She sells handmade knit, crochet and jewelry gifts through her Etsy store CraftsByCathy.Etsy.com. You can learn more about Catherine at her website www.CatherineChant.com.View all patterns by designer (11) »
This hat was inspired by my son. He needed a new winter hat since he'd outgrown his old one. After going through several different styles (beanie, roll brim etc), my son settled on an earflap hat. I made several prototypes, adjusting the pattern as I worked to come up with this final version that looks and fits great.
The pattern recommends a self-striping variegated yarn to produce the stripes. The hat is worked flat on straight needles and seamed with mattress stitch to create an invisible close at the back. An easy project for beginners.
The crochet edge is optional, but gives the hat a smooth finish.
14 stitches and 22 rows stockinette = 4 inches
109 yards of Chunky weight